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List of Matt Dillon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Crash (2004)
69
19
Crash
R
69
19

Crash revolves around a few Los Angeles citizens as their lives get overturned by racial tensions and bigotry. Characters like a racist district attorney and his wife, racist cops, a victimized Middle Eastern store owner, two black carjackers, an African-American couple, a Hispanic locksmith, all serve as a thrilling commentary of the racial injustice running in the USA.  

Directed By:
Paul Haggis
2. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
13
5
Drugstore Cowboy
R
13
5
Role:
Bob
Starring:
William S. Burroughs, James Le Gros, Heather Graham, Kelly Lynch
Directed By:
Gus Van Sant
3. Over the Edge (1979)
10
3
Over the Edge
PG
10
3
Role:
Richie
Starring:
Vincent Spano, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig, Tom Fergus
Directed By:
Jonathan Kaplan
4. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
14
5
Nothing But the Truth
R
14
5

Nothing But the Truth is a mystery drama film, which revolves around Rachel Armstrong, a journalist, who pens a story that divulges the identity of a secret CIA agent. She also refuses to reveal her source, and therefore she is eventually put in jail.  

Role:
Patton Dubois
Directed By:
Rod Lurie
5. There's Something About Mary (1998)
46
18
There's Something About Mary
R
46
18

Thirteen years earlier, Ted’s prom date with Mary was a complete fiasco. Nonetheless, he still loves her and hires a private investigator, Pat Healy to find her. Healy, not just finds her, but also falls for her. He misleads Ted and begins to date Mary himself. However, Ted soon finds out the truth and sets out to win Mary’s heart.

Role:
Healy
Starring:
Directed By:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain
6. The Outsiders (1983)
21
7
The Outsiders
PG
21
7

In an Oklahoma town during the mid-1960s, two rival teen gangs, working-class ‘Greasers’ and well-to-do ‘Socials’ are frequently at loggerheads with each other. One night, Socs gang attacks two Greasers, Ponyboy and Johnny, who fight back, killing a Socs member in the scuffle. As they hide in an abandoned church, this incidence leads to a chain of grim events involving all the Greasers.

Role:
Dallas Winston
Directed By:
9. My Bodyguard (1980)
10
3
My Bodyguard
PG
10
3

Clifford is a sensitive and well-to-do teen who joins a new school, after which he is targeted by Melvin Moody, the school bully. Tired of this harassment, he hires a tough kid named Ricky Linderman to be his bodyguard. However, their friendship doesn’t last long.

Role:
Moody
Starring:
Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack, Chris Makepeace, Paul Quandt
Directed By:
Tony Bill
11. To Die For (1995)
13
6
To Die For
R
13
6

To Die For is a black comedy crime film, which tells the story of Suzanne, a beautiful but naive girl, who is willing to do anything to achieve her career dreams of becoming a television newscaster. She is even willing to destroy anything or anyone that stands in her way, regardless of the cost or means.   

Role:
Larry Maretto
Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, David Cronenberg, Casey Affleck, Wayne Knight, Illeana Douglas
Directed By:
Gus Van Sant
12. The House That Jack Built (2018)
15
7
The House That Jack Built
R
15
7
Role:
Jack
Starring:
Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, Sofie Gråbøl
Directed By:
13. Singles (1992)
11
5
Singles
PG-13
11
5

A romantic comedy set in the Seattle of the grunge music era, the film follows interrelated stories of a group of young adults in their 20s, living in the same apartment building. The singles, who are in search of love and success, are at an interesting phase of their lives where each individual's relationship takes an intriguing turn. 

Starring:
Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Skerritt, Eric Stoltz, Jeremy Piven, Tim Burton, Victor Garber, Bill Pullman
Directed By:
Cameron Crowe
14. Grace of My Heart (1996)
8
3
Grace of My Heart
R
8
3
Starring:
Chris Isaak, Christina Pickles, Peter Fonda, Eric Stoltz
Directed By:
Allison Anders
15. Wild Things (1998)
21
10
Wild Things
21
10

When well-liked guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo, is suddenly accused of rape by two students, Kelly Van Ryan and Suzie Toller, he hires sleazy lawyer Ken Bowden to defend him. After the girls admit to lying to get revenge on him and settle the case, police detective, Ray Duquette, suspects that they are scamming Kelly's wealthy family together.

Role:
Sam Lombardo
Starring:
Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards, Robert Wagner, Carrie Snodgress, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell
Directed By:
John McNaughton
16. Going in Style (2017)
17
8
Going in Style
PG-13
17
8

Joe, Willie and Albert, three lifelong friends get cheated of their pension money by a bank. Therefore, they plan to rob the same bank, in order to be able to take care of themselves and their loved ones. 

Role:
FBI Agent Arlen Hamer
Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson, Peter Serafinowicz, Ann-Margret
Directed By:
17. Factotum (2005)
9
4
Factotum
R
9
4

Factotum is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a writer who is trying to avoid the various distractions in his life such as gambling, women and drinking. Meanwhile he has to fund himself through mindless and poorly paid jobs to complete his latest work.   

Role:
Hank Chinaski
Starring:
Marisa Tomei, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Didier Flamand
Directed By:
Bent Hamer
18. Tex (1982)
8
3
Tex
PG
8
3
Role:
Tex McCormick
Starring:
Emilio Estevez, Meg Tilly, Jim Metzler, Bill McKinney
Directed By:
Tim Hunter
19. In & Out (1997)
11
6
In & Out
PG-13
11
6

Howard is a popular teacher, but his friends and family are shocked, when one of his students announces that he is gay. This leads to Howard questioning his sexuality, as well as trying his best to prove that he is straight.  

Role:
Cameron Drake
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Reynolds, Selma Blair, Jay Leno, Bob Newhart
Directed By:
20. Little Darlings (1980)
8
4
Little Darlings
R
8
4
Role:
Randy
Starring:
Armand Assante, Cynthia Nixon, Margaret Blye, Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol
Directed By:
Ron Maxwell
21. The Art of the Steal (2013)
10
5
The Art of the Steal
R
10
5

The Art of the Steal is a heist comedy film which revolves around Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, who agrees to reunite with his old gang to perform one last heist.

Role:
Nicky Calhoun
Starring:
Devon Bostick, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jay Baruchel, Kurt Russell, Kenneth Welsh
Directed By:
Jonathan Sobol
22. Proxima (2019)
7
4
Proxima
7
4
Starring:
Eva Green
23. Takers (2010)
12
7
Takers
PG-13
12
7

Takers is a 2010 action thriller film which tells the story of a group of skilled and successful bank robbers who are now planning their biggest heist. However, they must also face a Los Angeles detective who is willing to risk his life to see them behind bars. 

Role:
Jack Welles
Starring:
Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Brown
Directed By:
John Luessenhop
24. One Night at McCool's (2001)
9
5
One Night at McCool's
R
9
5

After escaping a rape and shooting the man, sultry Jewel meets Randy, a bar-tender at McCool’s, and seduces him. Randy takes her home but soon turns into a thief to provide for Jewel’s unending demands. Randy’s cousin Carl finds himself crazily obsessed with the sexy Jewel, while detective Dehling, who is investigating the killing and robberies, also finds himself besotted with the femme-fatale. 

Role:
Randy
Starring:
Liv Tyler, John Goodman, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas, Paul Reiser, Mary Jo Smith
Directed By:
Harald Zwart
25. The Flamingo Kid (1984)
6
4
The Flamingo Kid
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Jeffrey Willis
Starring:
Marisa Tomei, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, Martha Gehman
Directed By:
26. Employee of the Month (2004)
6
4
Employee of the Month
R
6
4

After losing his job at the bank, David’s day gets even worse, after his fiancée breaks up with him and throws him out of the house. He plans to go to his boss’s office in order to shoot him for terminating him from the job, but things get complicated when he sees that the bank is being robbed. He gets shot by the robbers and is forced into their getaway car.

Role:
David Walsh
Starring:
Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Dave Foley, Steve Zahn
Directed By:
Mitch Rouse
27. Albino Alligator (1996)
6
4
Albino Alligator
R
6
4

When a robbery attempt ends up in disaster, three criminals are forced to flee. They eventually find themselves surrounded by police at a bar, but soon it seems that the police are actually there for a suspected illegal arms dealer.

Role:
Dova
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Viggo Mortensen, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner
Directed By:
28. Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
6
4
Pawn Shop Chronicles
R
6
4

This film is an anthology of stories involving a man looking for his kidnapped wife, a group of meth addicts, and an Elvis impersonator. Their lives are brought together by the General Lee Pawn Shop.

Role:
Richard
Starring:
DJ Qualls, Thomas Jane, Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood, Ashlee Simpson, Paul Walker, Brendan Fraser
Directed By:
Wayne Kramer
29. City of Ghosts (2002)
6
4
City of Ghosts
R
6
4

City of Ghosts is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Jimmy, a con man, who is forced to flee from the US, after a scam he was involved in, goes wrong. He begins to suspect that he may have been double-crossed by Marvin, his long-time partner and mentor. Therefore, he sets off to Cambodia, looking for Marvin, hoping to obtain his promised cut. However, he finds himself a hostile and mysterious environment, from which there might be no return.

Role:
Jimmy
Starring:
Rose Byrne, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu, Kem Sereyvuth
Directed By:
Matt Dillon
30. Target (1985)
6
4
Target
R
6
4
Role:
Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Gayle Hunnicutt, Randy Moore, Ilona Grübel
Directed By:
Arthur Penn
31. The Big Town (1987)
6
4
The Big Town
R
6
4
Role:
J.C. Cullen
Starring:
Lee Grant, Bruce Dern, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Skerritt, Diane Lane
Directed By:
Ben Bolt, Harold Becker
32. Liar's Moon (1982)
5
4
Liar's Moon
PG
5
4

During 1940s, a Texas teenaged farm-boy Jack falls in love with wealthy Ginny, town banker’s daughter. Despite stiff resistance from Ginny’s father, the two run away to Louisiana, where parental consent in not necessary for 17-years-old to marry. Jack gets a job and a pregnant Ginny visits town’s doctor. But soon family secrets come to light, casting shadows over the youngsters’ future.

Role:
Jack Duncan
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Yvonne De Carlo, Hoyt Axton, Margaret Blye
Directed By:
David Fisher
33. Bad Country (2014)
6
4
Bad Country
R
6
4

Bad Country is an action thriller crime drama film which tells the story of a detective who is on a mission to bring down a powerful criminal organization to justice. Eventually, he manages to arrest the contract killer working for the organization. To protect his family, the contract killer is forced to become an informant.

Role:
Jesse Weiland
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Amy Smart, Chris Marquette, Neal McDonough
Directed By:
Chris Brinker
34. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
5
4
Mr. Wonderful
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Gus
Starring:
Mary-Louise Parker, James Gandolfini, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mary-Louise Parker
Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
35. Armored (2009)
8
6
Armored
PG-13
8
6

War veteran Ty Hackett is having financial troubles raising his brother alone, so he joins an armored truck company as a security guard. His mentor, Mike Cochrane, persuades him into joining a plan to rob their own trucks carrying $42million. Ty agrees only when Mike convinces him of a foolproof plan with harm to none. But an unexpected turn makes everything about the heist go wrong. 

Role:
Mike Cochrane
Starring:
Jean Reno, Milo Ventimiglia, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco
Directed By:
Nimród Antal
36. Girl Most Likely (2012)
6
5
Girl Most Likely
PG-13
6
5

After failing in her career as a playwright and being left by her partner, a young woman attempts suicide. She eventually returns to her home in New Jersey but must now deal with her eccentric mother. She soon learns that her father never died but left to pursue a PhD.

Role:
George / The Bousche
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Natasha Lyonne, Annette Bening, Darren Criss, Julia Stiles
Directed By:
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
37. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
5
4
A Kiss Before Dying
R
5
4

Jonathan Corliss murders Dorothy, his secret girlfriend, after she tells him that she is pregnant, and stages the murder as suicide. He then moves to New York, where he tries to win over her twin sister Ellen. However, Ellen is not convinced that her sister’s death was a suicide, and therefore, she decides to investigate the matter herself.

Starring:
Sean Young, Diane Ladd, Max von Sydow, Martha Gehman
Directed By:
James Dearden
38. You, Me and Dupree (2006)
12
10
You, Me and Dupree
PG-13
12
10

Newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson are living happily until Carl invites his jobless best friend Randy Dupree to come and live with them, who threatens to become a permanent addition to the house. As Carl keeps getting further infuriated with him, things are made worse due to the machinations of Carl’s disapproving father-in-law, Bob. 

Role:
Carl
Starring:
Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Bill Hader, Harry Dean Stanton, Michael Douglas, Seth Rogen
Directed By:
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
39. Sunlight Jr. (2013)
5
4
Sunlight Jr.
5
4
Role:
Richie
Starring:
Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, Tess Harper, Antoni Corone
Directed By:
Laurie Collyer
40. Deuces Wild (2002)
5
4
Deuces Wild
R
5
4

Deuces Wild is a crime drama film which tells the story of Leon and Bobby Anthony, two brothers, who are members for the Deuces, a Brooklyn street gang that protects their Sunset Park neighborhood. They try to keep drugs off their turf, since their youngest brother had died due to a drug overdose. However, a gang war seems imminent when Marco, the leader of the Vipers, a rival gang, is released after three years in prison.        

Starring:
Drea de Matteo, Frankie Muniz, Johnny Knoxville, Brad Renfro, Debbie Harry, James Franco, Norman Reedus
Directed By:
Scott Kalvert
41. Old Dogs (2009)
8
7
Old Dogs
PG
8
7

Dan and Charlie are best friends, single and co-owner of a successful marketing firm. While they are preparing for an important business deal, Dan’s ex-wife asks him to take care of their two kids while she is away. Dan agrees on the condition that Charlie must help him.  But the problem is, none of them have any idea about child rearing.  

Starring:
John Travolta, Robin Williams, Dylan Sprayberry, Justin Long, Amy Sedaris, Bernie Mac, Seth Green
Directed By:
Walt Becker
42. Loverboy (2005)
4
4
Loverboy
R
4
4
Role:
Mark
Starring:
John Legend, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Blair Brown, Kevin Bacon
Directed By:
43. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
4
4
Bloodhounds of Broadway
PG
4
4
Starring:
Jennifer Grey, Alan Ruck, Steve Buscemi, Randy Quaid, Josef Sommer
Directed By:
Howard Brookner
44. Head Full of Honey (2018)
4
4
Head Full of Honey
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Nick
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Michael Douglas
45. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
8
8
Herbie Fully Loaded
G
8
8

Herbie: Fully Loaded is a sports comedy film, which revolves around Maggie, an aspiring racer, who comes across Herbie, a sentient car. They form a friendship and become a formidable team on the race track.  

Role:
Trip Murphy
Starring:
Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Alanna Ubach, Justin Long, Breckin Meyer
Directed By:
Angela Robinson
46. Capone (2020)
5
5
Capone
R
5
5

After serving an 11-year sentence for tax evasion, Chicago mob-boss Al Capone is released but kept under surveillance. Slowly deteriorating with untreated neurosyphillis and suffering from hallucinations of his past brutalities, he tries to recollect where he has hidden his millions. With steadily worsening mental and physical conditions, he dies in 1947 while the place of his allegedly hoarded booty remains undisclosed.

Starring:
Tom Hardy, Noel Fisher, Kyle MacLachlan, Al Sapienza, Linda Cardellini
Directed By:
Josh Trank
47. Frankie Starlight (1995)
6
3
Frankie Starlight
R
6
3
Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, Anne Parillaud, Niall Toibin
Directed By:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
48. Fish Gun (2011)
6
3
Fish Gun
6
3
Directed By:
Chad Carter, Jake Szymanski
49. Native Son (1986)
5
4
Native Son
PG
5
4
Role:
Jan
Starring:
Elizabeth McGovern, Carroll Baker, Geraldine Page, Ving Rhames, Victor Love, Oprah Winfrey
Directed By:
Jerrold Freedman
50. Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991)
4
4
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules
R
4
4
Role:
Eddie Megeffin
Starring:
Andie MacDowell, Jerry Stiller, Jared Harris, Jane Krakowski, Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta, Kyra Sedgwick
Directed By:
Mike Figgis, Walter Bernstein, Kristi Zea
51. Kansas (1988)
4
4
Kansas
R
4
4
Role:
Doyle Kennedy
Starring:
Andrew McCarthy, Kyra Sedgwick, Leslie Hope, Andy Romano
Directed By:
David Stevens
52. Golden Gate (1993)
4
4
Golden Gate
R
4
4
Role:
Agent Kevin David Walker
Starring:
Bruno Kirby, Joan Chen, Tzi Ma, Teri Polo
Directed By:
John Madden
53. Rebel (1985)
3
4
Rebel
R
3
4
Role:
Rebel
Starring:
Ray Barrett, Bill Hunter, Bryan Brown, Debra Byrne
Directed By:
Michael Jenkins

Director

City of Ghosts (2002)
9
6
City of Ghosts
R
9
6

City of Ghosts is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Jimmy, a con man, who is forced to flee from the US, after a scam he was involved in, goes wrong. He begins to suspect that he may have been double-crossed by Marvin, his long-time partner and mentor. Therefore, he sets off to Cambodia, looking for Marvin, hoping to obtain his promised cut. However, he finds himself a hostile and mysterious environment, from which there might be no return.

Starring:
Rose Byrne, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu, Kem Sereyvuth
Directed By:
Matt Dillon

Narrator/Dubbing

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
12
3
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
PG-13
12
3
Role:
Mike (voice) (unconfirmed)
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Kevin Dillon, Kathleen Turner, Alain Delon, Robert De Niro, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Bill Couturié

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
20
3
The Simpsons
TV-14
20
3
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Leonard Nimoy, Ron Howard, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Maya Rudolph, Russell Brand
Directed By:
Rock Dog (2016)
4
3
Rock Dog
PG
4
3
Role:
Trey (voice)
Starring:
Eddie Izzard, Sam Elliott, Luke Wilson, Kenan Thompson, J.K. Simmons, Mae Whitman
Directed By:
Ash Brannon

TV Shows

Modern Family
30
5
Modern Family
TV-PG
30
5
Starring:
Chazz Palminteri, Ariel Winter, Minnie Driver, Lauren Cohan, Nathan Lane, Stephanie Beatriz, Rhys Darby
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (1999)
8
2
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99
8
2
Role:
Detective (segment "Bad Girl")
Starring:
Michael York, Michael K. Williams, Anita Pallenberg, Mike Myers, Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell
Directed By:
Madonna: Bad Girl (1993)
7
2
Madonna: Bad Girl
7
2
Role:
Detective (uncredited)
Starring:
Christopher Walken, Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell
Directed By:
American Playhouse
6
2
American Playhouse
6
2
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Ian McShane, Scatman Crothers, Swoosie Kurtz, Jason Robards, Glenda Jackson, Susan Sarandon
Wayward Pines
10
3
Wayward Pines
TV-14
10
3
Starring:
Juliette Lewis, Carla Gugino, Sarah Jeffery, Terrence Howard, Hope Davis, Toby Jones, Charlie Tahan
Directed By:

Matt Dillon Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
There's Something About Mary Best Villain 1999