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The Best Woody Harrelson Movies 

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List of the best Woody Harrelson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Woody Harrelson became a household name playing Woody Boyd on Cheers and soon enough fans were lining up at the box office to see him in feature films. Woody Harrelson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Woody Harrelson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Woody Harrelson movies will be at the top of the list. Woody Harrelson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Woody Harrelson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Woody Harrelson films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Woody Harrelson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Woody Harrelson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List ranges from No Country for Old Men to White Men Can't Jump, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Woody Harrelson movies?" and "What are the greatest Woody Harrelson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Harrelson's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Matthew McConaughey movies and best Wesley Snipes movies.

Woody Harrelson has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and Brett Ratner. Movie fans who love Woody Harrelson have also been known to enjoy films starring Michael Rapaport and Willem Dafoe.

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Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1994

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...more

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Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Shelton

White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers. The film was released in ...more

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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

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Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Mayhem ensue after a hunter (Josh Brolin) ...more

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Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Miloš Forman

The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of magazine ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2014

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Marg Helgenberger

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gregg Champion

The Cowboy Way is a 1994 comedy film directed by Gregg Champion and starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland.

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Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

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Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez as New York City transit cops and Robert Blake as their iron-fisted boss. After losing his ...more

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Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

Released: 2012

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

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Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Heather Graham

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Segal

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Doc Hollywood Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Doc Hollywood is a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, and Woody Harrelson, ...more

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Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Released: 2009

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terrence Malick

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Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2013

Directed by: Scott Cooper

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Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

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Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

Released: 2009

Directed by: Oren Moverman

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Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kent Alterman

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Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Gary Ross

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Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J, Woody Harrelson

Released: 1986

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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