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List of Levon Helm Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Last Waltz (1978)
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3
The Last Waltz
PG
18
3

The Last Waltz is a documentary musical film which revolves around a concert by the Band, a Canadian-American rock group. It was held on 25th November 1976, on American Thanksgiving Day, in Winterland Ballroom, in San Francisco.

Role:
Himself - Drums / Mandolin / Vocal
Starring:
The Band, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel
Directed By:
2. The Right Stuff (1983)
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2
The Right Stuff
PG
15
2

The Right Stuff is a historical drama adventure film, which tells the story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and how they approach their space program. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Philip Kaufman
3. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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2
Coal Miner's Daughter
PG
18
2

Loretta Webb is the daughter of a poor coal miner who gets married at the age of fifteen. When her husband recognizes her musical talent, he encourages her to become a musician and over time, she rises to become a star.

Role:
Ted Webb
Starring:
Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak, Bill Anderson Jr.
Directed By:
4. Shooter (2007)
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2
Shooter
R
19
2

Bob Lee Swagger, a former Marine sniper who retired after a routine mission went horribly wrong, is convinced by a retired colonel to assist in foiling a possible assassination attempt on the US President. However, he is double-crossed when the Ethiopian archbishop is assassinated instead, and Bob must clear his name while exposing the corrupt leaders who framed him.

Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas
Directed By:
Antoine Fuqua
5. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
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2
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
R
13
2

This is the story of a Mexican ranch worker, accidentally killed by a border officer in Texas. Although he is quickly buried by his killer, the body is later found and reburied in a local cemetery. Meanwhile, his friend, a rancher, decides to fulfill a promise he has made to the deceased man and sets out on a long and dangerous journey to accomplish it. 

Starring:
January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam
Directed By:
6. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
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2
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
R
11
2
Starring:
Famke Janssen, Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, John Shea
Directed By:
Tod Williams
7. In the Electric Mist (2009)
14
2
In the Electric Mist
R
14
2

In the Electric Mist is a mystery crime film which revolves around a Louisiana detective named Dave, who tries to link the murder of a prostitute to a mobster in New Orleans who is co-producing a film based on the Civil War. He soon learns that he might be dealing with a serial killer.

Starring:
John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen, Tommy Lee Jones, Peter Sarsgaard, Kelly Macdonald
Directed By:
Bertrand Tavernier
8. Smooth Talk (1985)
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2
Smooth Talk
PG-13
10
2
Starring:
Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Treat Williams, Margaret Welsh
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra
9. Feeling Minnesota (1996)
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2
Feeling Minnesota
R
9
2

Freddie is a former stripper who is getting married to Sam, in order to repay a debt. However, when she meets Jjaks, Sam’s brother, they fall for each other. Jjack and Freddie decide to run away together, and they soon reach a motel. But things get complicated after Jjack decides to return to his brother again, as they have no money.

Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Courtney Love, Dan Aykroyd, Vincent D'Onofrio, Delroy Lindo
Directed By:
Steven Baigelman
10. Fire Down Below (1997)
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1
Fire Down Below
R
10
1

Fire Down Below is an action drama film which tells us the story of an environmental protection agent Jack Taggart, who loses his best friend at the hands of a corrupt crime syndicate that is also involved in the mismanagement of toxic waste. Taggart makes the decision to avenge the death of his friend.

Starring:
Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Dean Stanton, Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Marg Helgenberger
Directed By:
Félix Enríquez Alcalá
11. Best Revenge (1984)
8
1
Best Revenge
R
8
1

Best Revenge is a drama film which tells the story of an American tourist in Spain, whose friend is kidnapped and tortured by a drug kingpin. In order to save his friend, he has no other option but to get involved in a drug deal.  

Role:
Bo
Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Stephen McHattie, John Heard, Michael Ironside
Directed By:
John Trent
12. Man Outside (1987)
10
2
Man Outside
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Sheriff Leland Laughlin
Starring:
Bradford Dillman, Robert Logan, Kathleen Quinlan, Andrew Barach
Directed By:
Mark Stouffer
13. Staying Together (1989)
10
2
Staying Together
R
10
2
Role:
Denny Stockton
Starring:
Sean Astin, Dermot Mulroney, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Dinah Manoff, Jim Haynie
Directed By:
Lee Grant
14. End of the Line (1987)
12
2
End of the Line
PG
12
2
Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Barbara Barrie
Directed By:
Jay Russell

TV Movie(s)

1. The Dollmaker (1984)
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2
The Dollmaker
14
2
Role:
Clovis
Starring:
Amanda Plummer, Jane Fonda, Geraldine Page, Ann Hearn, Susan Kingsley
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie

TV Shows and Videos

Only Halfway Home (2008)
Only Halfway Home
Role:
Helm - Levon
Starring:
Danny Vinson
Directed By:
Jacob Hatley
Midnight Caller (1988)
Midnight Caller
Starring:
Pam Grier, Gary Cole, Roger Daltrey, Arthur Taxier, Mykelti Williamson, Dennis Dun
Directed By:
James Quinn, Bradford May, Randy Zisk, Robert Singer, Michael Zinberg
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Starring:
Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Eric Stoltz, Alan Autry, Richard Dean Anderson, Peter Horton, Roger Wilson
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Bernard L. Kowalski, Harvey S. Laidman, Barry Crane, James Sheldon

Levon Helm Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Americana Album 2012
Winner Best Traditional Folk Album 2008
Winner Best Americana Album 2010