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The Best Woody Harrelson Movies

Updated November 26, 2020 4.4k votes 767 voters 59.0k views76 items

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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.

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    Natural Born Killers
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    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd

    Released1994

    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • 2
    Zombieland
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • 3
    White Men Can't Jump
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

    White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    No Country for Old Men
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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 5
    Kingpin
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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The People vs. Larry Flynt
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    The People vs. Larry Flynt

    Courtney Love, Edward Norton

    Released1996

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Cowboy Way
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    The Cowboy Way

    Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson

    Released1994

    Directed byGregg Champion

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  • 8
    Now You See Me
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    Now You See Me

    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher

    Released2013

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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  • 9
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
    100
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2014

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • 10
    Seven Psychopaths
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2012

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

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  • 11
    The Hunger Games
    38
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    The Hunger Games

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2012

    Directed byGary Ross

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  • 12
    Doc Hollywood
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    Doc Hollywood

    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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  • 13
    The Thin Red Line
    44
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    The Thin Red Line

    George Clooney, John Travolta

    Released1998

    Directed byTerrence Malick

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  • 14
    Money Train
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    Money Train

    Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson

    Released1995

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Out of the Furnace
    42
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    Out of the Furnace

    Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale

    Released2013

    Directed byScott Cooper

    Out of the Furnace is a 2013 American thriller film, directed by Scott Cooper, from a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Messenger
    38
    16

    The Messenger

    Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byOren Moverman

    The Messenger is a 2009 drama film starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Jena... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Seven Pounds
    41
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    Seven Pounds

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

    Released2008

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    33
    13

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2013

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Semi-Pro
    41
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    Semi-Pro

    Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig

    Released2008

    Directed byKent Alterman

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  • 20
    Wag the Dog
    36
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    Wag the Dog

    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    EDtv
    39
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    EDtv

    Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley

    Released1999

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 22
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    24
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn... more on Wikipedia

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    2012
    47
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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 24
    The Newton Boys
    30
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    The Newton Boys

    Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    The Newton Boys is a 1998 American comedy-drama film based on the true story of the Newton... more on Wikipedia

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    Now You See Me 2
    26
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    Now You See Me 2

    Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo

    Directed byJon M. Chu

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