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List of Don Johnson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Django Unchained (2012)
27
2
Django Unchained
R
27
2

German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz buys African-American slave Django, promising him freedom in exchange for leading Schultz to three outlaw Brittle brothers, overseers at the plantation of Django's former owner. Schultz subsequently enlists Django as his apprentice and accompanies him on a dangerous mission to free his wife Broomhilda, who was sold separately after the couple tried to escape.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Western, Drama
2. Knives Out (2019)
15
1
Knives Out
PG-13
15
1

Harlan Thrombey, renowned crime novelist, who is also the patriarch of an eccentric family, passes away. The circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious, and everyone in the house becomes a suspect in the eyes of Detective Benoit Blanc, who is investigating his death. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Drysdale
Director:
Rian Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3. Lollipops and Roses (1971)
5
1
Lollipops and Roses
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Director:
Artemio Marquez
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Nora Aunor, Cocoy Laurel, Rebecca Del Rio, Oscar Moreno
4. Melanie (1982)
13
1
Melanie
PG
13
1

Melanie is a rural Arkansas woman, who travels to Los Angeles and tries to regain custody of her son from Carl, her former husband. However, her illiteracy proves to be a major obstacle. Eventually, she develops a bond with a musician who helps her learn to read and write, and along with a lawyer, he also helps her in her custody battle.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Carl
Director:
Rex Bromfield
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Glynnis O'Connor, Trudy Young, Burton Cummings
5. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
11
2
Brawl in Cell Block 99
11
2

After losing his job, ex-boxer Bradley Thomas works as drug-runner. He and his wife decide to have a baby to save their crumbling marriage. A drug-deal bust leads to his imprisonment while the drug-lord loses his shipment. In the prison, he receives an ultimatum to kill inmate of cell block 99 or else his kidnapped wife and unborn baby will be affected.

As:
Cast
Role:
Warden Tuggs
Director:
S. Craig Zahler
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
6. The Hot Spot (1990)
30
1
The Hot Spot
R
30
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Madox
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Connelly, Charles Martin Smith, Virginia Madsen, William Sadler
7. A Boy and His Dog (1975)
18
5
A Boy and His Dog
R
18
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Vic
Director:
L.Q. Jones
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Alvy Moore, Tim McIntire, Susanne Benton
8. Paradise (1991)
20
0
Paradise
PG-13
20
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Reed
Director:
Mary Agnes Donoghue
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Melanie Griffith, Elijah Wood, Thora Birch, Sheila McCarthy
9. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
35
3
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
R
35
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marlboro
Director:
Simon Wincer
Genres:
Action, Western, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Mickey Rourke, Tia Carrere, Daniel Baldwin, Big John Studd, Giancarlo Esposito, Chelsea Field
11. Tin Cup (1996)
23
1
Tin Cup
R
23
1

Tin Cup is a romantic comedy sports film, which tells the story of a small-town Texas golf player, who, in order to win the respect and love of his rival’s girlfriend, tries to qualify for the US Open golf tournament. 

As:
Cast
Role:
David Simms
Director:
Ron Shelton
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Linda Hart, Cheech Marin
12. Cold in July (2014)
16
4
Cold in July
R
16
4

Cold in July is a crime drama film, which tells the story of a protective father who shoots an intruder right in the head in order to defend himself and his family. However, he starts fearing for his family, after the deceased man’s father threatens to kill them all.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Mickle
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, Michael C. Hall, Nick Damici, Vinessa Shaw, Ken Holmes
13. The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)
7
2
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Leonard Horn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Linda Gillen, Brandon Maggart, Victoria Racimo, Holly Near
14. Machete (2010)
14
2
Machete
R
14
2

A Mexican Federal, Machete Cortez, tries to rescue a girl from drug lord Torrez but is betrayed and his family is killed. Three years later, he is employed to kill Texas Senator, John McLaughlin who is against Mexican immigration. This again turns out to be a setup with the culprit having connection with his old enemy. Machete, now decides to get his revenge on those who wronged him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
15. Dead Bang (1989)
23
3
Dead Bang
R
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Beck
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
William Forsythe, Bob Balaban, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Military
16. Moondance Alexander (2007)
15
1
Moondance Alexander
G
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dante Longpre
Director:
Michael Damian
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Lori Loughlin, James Best, Kay Panabaker, Sasha Cohen
17. Return to Macon County (1975)
17
0
Return to Macon County
PG
17
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harley McKay
Director:
Richard Compton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Robin Mattson, Robert Viharo, Eugene Daniels
18. Guilty as Sin (1993)
28
2
Guilty as Sin
R
28
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Edgar Greenhill
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca De Mornay, Jack Warden, Stephen Lang, Dana Ivey
19. The Other Woman (2014)
11
0
The Other Woman
PG-13
11
0

Carly Whitten has been dating the suave Mark King but is soon horrified to find he is married to loving wife Kate. Carly and Kate are further shocked to find that Mark has been cheating on both with a third woman, Amber. The three then team up to take revenge on Mark. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
21. Zachariah (1971)
5
2
Zachariah
PG
5
2

Inspired by the 1922 novel ‘Siddhartha` by Hermann Hesse, this Western musical film is about Zachariah, who accidentally kills a man, after he orders a gun, and gets a little too adventurous. The film revolves around him and his friend Matthew, who journey through the American West. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew
Director:
George Englund
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Joe Walsh, John Rubinstein, Patricia Quinn, Country Joe and the Fish, Elvin Jones
24. Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1981)
7
1
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jacob Gorch
Director:
Theodore J. Flicker
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lois Nettleton, Dub Taylor, Ben Johnson, Ann Wedgeworth
25. When in Rome (2010)
7
1
When in Rome
PG-13
7
1

Beth is a twenty-nine year old New Yorker, successful and ambitious; but totally disillusioned with love. But when she meets Nick on her way to Rome, she once again starts believing in love and becomes jealous when she sees him kissing another woman.  Drunk and envious, she goes off to pick up some coins from the ‘fountain of love’.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Steven Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
26. Born Yesterday (1993)
14
4
Born Yesterday
PG
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Verrall
Director:
Luis Mandoki
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Melanie Griffith, Max Perlich, Edward Herrmann
27. Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
7
0
Vengeance: A Love Story
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jay Kirkpatrick
Director:
Johnny Martin
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Deborah Kara Unger
28. The Harrad Experiment (1973)
8
1
The Harrad Experiment
R
8
1

The coming-of-age movie is set during the height of the sexual revolution in the USA in the early 1970s. The movie tells the stories of students in the fictional Harrad College where they learn about sexuality and experiment with each other and the concept of free love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley Cole
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
30. Four Loko Vineyards (2011)
8
2
Four Loko Vineyards
8
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ryan Perez,
31. Cease Fire (1985)
17
0
Cease Fire
R
17
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tim Murphy
Director:
David Nutter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert F. Lyons, Lisa Blount, Richard Chaves, John Archie
33. Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
16
1
Sweet Hearts Dance
R
16
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Wiley Boon
Director:
Robert Greenwald
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Holly Marie Combs, Jeff Daniels, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Elizabeth Perkins
34. Lange flate ballær II (2008)
7
1
Lange flate ballær II
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
War, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jan Edgar Fjell, Frode Lie, Kai Helge Hansen, Henrik Morken Nielsen
35. Torno a vivere da solo (2008)
3
1
Torno a vivere da solo
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nico
Director:
Jerry Calà
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paolo Villaggio, Jerry Calà, Enzo Iacchetti, Tosca D'Aquino
36. Bastardi (2008)
3
1
Bastardi
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sante Patene
Director:
Federico Del Zoppo, Andres Alce Meldonado
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Franco Nero, Giancarlo Giannini, Eva Henger, Enrico Montesano

TV Movie(s)

37. Law of the Land (1976)
9
2
Law of the Land
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Quirt
Director:
Virgil W. Vogel
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Jim Davis, Darleen Carr, Cal Bellini, Nicholas Hammond
38. Six Pack (1983)
7
2
Six Pack
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brewster Baker
Director:
Rod Amateau
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Markie Post, Jennifer Runyon, Billy Warlock
40. First, You Cry (1978)
6
1
First, You Cry
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel Easton
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Dysart, Jennifer Warren
41. Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979)
7
1
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cowboy
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Quaid, Ed Begley Jr., Jamie Farr, Victor French, Candy Clark, Louise Latham
42. The City (1977)
9
2
The City
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sergeant Brian Scott
Director:
Harvey Hart
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Forster, Mark Hamill, Jimmy Dean, Ward Costello
43. Cover Girls (1977)
5
1
Cover Girls
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Lazenby, Don Galloway, DeVeren Bookwalter, Cornelia Sharpe, Michael Baseleon
44. Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978)
8
0
Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gunther
Director:
Robert Greenwald
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kim Basinger, Vivian Blaine, Tab Hunter, Fabian
45. Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)
10
3
Revenge of the Stepford Wives
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Officer Andy Brady
Director:
Robert Fuest
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Star Cast:
Julie Kavner, Mason Adams, Sharon Gless, Audra Lindley
46. Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981)
7
2
Elvis and the Beauty Queen
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elvis Presley
Director:
Gus Trikonis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ann Dusenberry, Stephanie Zimbalist, Ann Wedgeworth, Rick Lenz
47. Ski Lift to Death (1978)
6
1
Ski Lift to Death
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Sloan
Director:
William Wiard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Deborah Raffin, Don Galloway, Charles Frank, Gail Strickland
48. The Two Lives of Carol Letner (1981)
4
1
The Two Lives of Carol Letner
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Howard
Director:
Philip Leacock
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Meredith Baxter, Dolph Sweet, Salome Jens, Kene Holiday
49. In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
47
1
In Pursuit of Honor
PG-13
47
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. John Libbey
Director:
Ken Olin
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Rod Steiger, Bob Gunton, Craig Sheffer
50. The Long Hot Summer (1985)
48
0
The Long Hot Summer
48
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Quick
Director:
Stuart Cooper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd
51. Life on the Flipside (1988)
5
2
Life on the Flipside
5
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jeff Melman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jarrett Lennon, Trevor Eve, Michael Des Barres, Dennis Burkley, Tamara Glynn
52. Southern Discomfort (2010)
6
1
Southern Discomfort
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Cadiff
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
53. Word of Honor (2003)
14
0
Word of Honor
14
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Benjamin Tyson
Director:
Robert Markowitz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Arliss Howard, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Heard, Sharon Lawrence
54. In the Company of Darkness (1993)
5
0
In the Company of Darkness
5
0
As:
Producer
Director:
David Anspaugh
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Helen Hunt, Steven Weber, Jeff Fahey, Juan Ramírez, Margaret Travolta
55. A Mann's World (2011)
6
0
A Mann's World
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Allan Mann
Director:
Michael Patrick King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ellen Barkin, Kelly Hu, JR Bourne, Taylor Kinney

Animation(s)

Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi (1981)
Sekai meisaku dôwa: Hakuchô no mizûmi
G
Plot:

It is based on Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. Princess Odette has been taken captive and transformed into a swan by the evil sorcerer Rothbart. When Prince Siegfried falls in love with her and attempts to marry her, Rothbart replaces Odette with his own daughter Odille. A final violent confrontation between Rothbart and Siegfried leads to a happy ending.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Kimio Yabuki
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Romance, Musical, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Pam Dawber, Yôko Asagami, Keiko Takeshita, Tarô Shigaki
G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
G.I. Joe: The Movie
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Jurwich
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Charlie Adler, Gregg Berger, Michael Bell, Earl Boen
Arajin to maho no ranpu (1982)
Arajin to maho no ranpu
As:
Cast
Director:
Yoshikatsu Kasai, Kasai Yoshinori
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Kazuo Kamiya, Keiko Suzuka, Kikuo Kaneuchi

TV Shows and Videos

Nashville 99 (1977)
Nashville 99
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Dobkin, Don McDougall, Andrew V. McLaglen, George Sherman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jerry Reed, Claude Akins, Lucille Benson, Charley Pride
From Here to Eternity (1980)
From Here to Eternity
As:
Cast
Director:
Ray Austin, Jeffrey Hayden, Harry Mastrogeorge, James D. Parriott, Rick Hauser
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Kim Basinger, William Devane, Roy Thinnes, Constance Ball
Big Hawaii (1977)
Big Hawaii
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Falk, Marvin J. Chomsky, Burt Kennedy
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Cliff Potts, John Dehner, Lucia Stralser
Heartbeat (1987)
Heartbeat
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Documentary Filmmaker
Director:
John Nicolella
Genres:
Musical, War, Drama
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Maria Johnson, Paul Shaffer, Giancarlo Esposito
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Rodriguez, Joe Menendez, Dwight H. Little, Eduardo Sánchez, Alejandro Brugués
Genres:
Horror, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Demi Lovato, Eiza González, Danny Trejo, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport
Watchmen (2018)
Watchmen
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Judd Crawford
Director:
Andrij Parekh , Nicole Kassell, Steph Green
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Louis Gossett Jr., Regina King
Just Legal (2005)
Just Legal
As:
Cast
Role:
Grant Cooper
Director:
Dwight H. Little
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jay Baruchel, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Susan Ward, S. Zev Esquenazi
Blood & Oil (2015)
Blood & Oil
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Hap Briggs
Director:
Jonas Pate
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Chace Crawford, Amber Valletta, Scott Michael Foster, Rebecca Rittenhouse
The American Girls (1978)
The American Girls
As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Philips, Gene Nelson, Robert Sallin, Alan Crosland Jr., Alvin Ganzer
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Adam West, Priscilla Barnes, Debra Clinger, David Spielberg

Don Johnson Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Miami Vice Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1986