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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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White Men Can't Jump Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez 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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Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid 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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Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray 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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No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson 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. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter ...more

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

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson 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 ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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

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Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes 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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Seven Psychopaths Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy and crime film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.

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Anger Management Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Heather Graham Anger Management is a 2003 American slapstick comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by David S. Dorfman, and starring Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, and Marisa Tomei . It was produced by ...more

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2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton 2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, ...more

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The Messenger Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone The Messenger is a 2009 war drama film starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Jena Malone, and Samantha Morton. It is the directorial debut of Oren Moverman, who also wrote the ...more

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Doc Hollywood Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda Doc Hollywood is a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, based on Neil B. Shulman's book, What? Dead...Again?. The film ...more

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Seven Pounds Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody ...more

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The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic war film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount ...more

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Out of the Furnace Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe Out of the Furnace is a 2013 American thriller film, directed by Scott Cooper, from a screenplay written by Cooper and Brad Ingelsby. Produced by Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film ...more

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his ...more

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Wag the Dog Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. ...more

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EDtv Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres EDtv is a 1999 American satirical comedy film directed by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the Quebec film Louis 19, le roi des ondes, it stars Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, ...more

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Semi-Pro Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson Semi-Pro is a 2008 American sports comedy film from New Line Cinema. The film was directed by Kent Alterman and stars Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin and Maura Tierney. The ...more

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The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more

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The Newton Boys Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson The Newton Boys is a 1998 American comedy-drama film based on the true story of the Newton Gang, a family of bank robbers from Uvalde, Texas. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, ...more

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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Friends with Benefits Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The film features a supporting cast that includes Patricia ...more

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Wildcats Goldie Hawn, LL Cool J, Woody Harrelson Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and is also the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.

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Play It to the Bone Mike Tyson, Lucy Liu, Kevin Costner Play It to the Bone is a 1999 sports/comedy-drama film, starring Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson, written and directed by Ron Shelton. It follows the adventures of two boxers and best ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is an upcoming 2015 war adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the second of two cinematic ...more

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War for the Planet of the Apes Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn War for the Planet of the Apes is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the apes are ...more

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Rampart Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi Rampart is a drama film released in 2011. Directed by Oren Moverman and co-written by Moverman and James Ellroy, the film stars Woody Harrelson. In the midst of the fallout from the Rampart ...more

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After the Sunset Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Pierce Brosnan After the Sunset is a 2004 action comedy film starring Pierce Brosnan as Max Burdett, a master thief caught in a cat-and-mouse game with FBI agent Stan Lloyd, played by Woody Harrelson. The film ...more

Kids of Horror Movies: Where Are They Now?

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A Scanner Darkly Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of ...more

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A Prairie Home Companion Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones A Prairie Home Companion is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Robert Altman in his final film. The film is a fictional representation of behind-the-scenes activities at the long-running ...more

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The Hi-Lo Country Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette The Hi-Lo Country is a 1998 classic American Western-drama film directed by Stephen Frears, starring Billy Crudup, Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Cole Hauser, Sam Elliott, Patricia ...more

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The Edge of Seventeen Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden ...more

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The Walker Willem Dafoe, Lauren Bacall, Woody Harrelson The Walker is a 2007 American-British drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. It is an independent production and is the latest installment in Schrader's night workers series of films, ...more

Romantic Gestures That Are Actually the Worst

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Transsiberian Kate Mara, Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley Transsiberian is a 2008 Spanish-German-British-Lithuanian thriller film, set on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in which an American couple's journey from China to Russia becomes a nightmare after ...more

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The Outsider The Outsider is a 2005 documentary film directed by Nicholas Jarecki.

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Now You See Me 2 Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson Now You See Me 2 is a 2016 American heist thriller film directed by Jon M. Chu. The film is sequel to the 2013 film Now You See Me and follows the Four Horsemen, who resurface and are forcibly ...more

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L.A. Story Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin, Patrick Stewart L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy fantasy satire film, written by and starring Steve Martin, and directed by Mick Jackson. Set in Los Angeles, California, it relates a series of ...more

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Sleepwalking Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, AnnaSophia Robb Sleepwalking is a 2008 dramatic film starring Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, and Charlize Theron. It centers on the bonding of a 30-year-old man and his 12-year-old niece after she is abandoned by ...more

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a 2005 biographical film written and directed by Jane Anderson. It is based on the book by Terry Ryan. The film stars Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and ...more

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Wilson Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara Wilson is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Craig Johnson, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes. A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man ...more

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She Hate Me Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown She Hate Me is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling ...more

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Defendor Kat Dennings, Woody Harrelson, Sandra Oh Defendor is a 2009 Canadian superhero comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Stebbings, and starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas and Sandra Oh. The story tells of an ...more

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Game Change Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the ...more

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Triple 9 Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie Triple 9 is a 2016 American crime thriller film directed by John Hillcoat. A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet ...more

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Battle in Seattle Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Michelle Rodriguez Battle in Seattle is a 2007 political action film and the directorial debut of actor Stuart Townsend. It is based on the protest activity at the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. The film ...more

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True Believer Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, James Woods True Believer is a 1989 American courtroom drama written by Wesley Strick, directed by Joseph Ruben, and starring James Woods, Robert Downey, Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto, Kurtwood Smith, ...more