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List of Matt Dillon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Outsiders (1983)
27
3
The Outsiders
PG
27
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dallas Winston
Genres:
Drama, Crime
2. Over the Edge (1979)
20
2
Over the Edge
PG
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richie
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Vincent Spano, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig, Tom Fergus
4. Crash (2004)
14
2
Crash
R
14
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
5. My Bodyguard (1980)
17
2
My Bodyguard
PG
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Moody
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Beals, Chris Makepeace, Paul Quandt
6. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
18
3
Drugstore Cowboy
R
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bob
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
William S. Burroughs, James Le Gros, Heather Graham, Kelly Lynch
7. Beautiful Girls (1996)
16
3
Beautiful Girls
R
16
3

Beautiful Girls is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story of a few small-town friends who meet at their high-school reunion, and discuss their lives and their relationships.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy 'Birdman' Rowland
Director:
Ted Demme
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
8. Tex (1982)
15
1
Tex
PG
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tex McCormick
Director:
Tim Hunter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emilio Estevez, Meg Tilly, Jim Metzler, Bill McKinney
9. There's Something About Mary (1998)
15
2
There's Something About Mary
R
15
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Healy
Director:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain
10. Little Darlings (1980)
17
2
Little Darlings
R
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Randy
Director:
Ron Maxwell
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cynthia Nixon, Margaret Blye, Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol
11. The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
14
3
The Saint of Fort Washington
R
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew
Director:
Tim Hunter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Ving Rhames, Rick Aviles, Nina Siemaszko
12. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
11
3
Nothing But the Truth
R
11
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Patton Dubois
Director:
Rod Lurie
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
13. The House That Jack Built (2018)
13
2
The House That Jack Built
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Sofie Gråbøl
14. The Flamingo Kid (1984)
16
2
The Flamingo Kid
PG-13
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeffrey Willis
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Marisa Tomei, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, Martha Gehman
15. To Die For (1995)
12
3
To Die For
R
12
3

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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Larry Maretto
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
18. Liar's Moon (1982)
14
1
Liar's Moon
PG
14
1

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Duncan
Director:
David Fisher
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Yvonne De Carlo, Hoyt Axton, Margaret Blye
19. Singles (1992)
8
3
Singles
PG-13
8
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
20. Wild Things (1998)
14
5
Wild Things
14
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Lombardo
Director:
John McNaughton
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
21. Factotum (2005)
9
2
Factotum
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hank Chinaski
Director:
Bent Hamer
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Marisa Tomei, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Didier Flamand
22. The Art of the Steal (2013)
9
1
The Art of the Steal
R
9
1

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nicky Calhoun
Director:
Jonathan Sobol
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
23. Proxima (2019)
7
1
Proxima
7
1
As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
24. Takers (2010)
10
1
Takers
PG-13
10
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Welles
Director:
John Luessenhop
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
26. Employee of the Month (2004)
11
2
Employee of the Month
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Walsh
Director:
Mitch Rouse
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Dave Foley, Steve Zahn
27. Albino Alligator (1996)
8
1
Albino Alligator
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dova
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Viggo Mortensen, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Faye Dunaway
28. Target (1985)
11
1
Target
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Gayle Hunnicutt, Randy Moore, Ilona Grübel
30. City of Ghosts (2002)
10
2
City of Ghosts
R
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Jimmy
Director:
Matt Dillon
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Rose Byrne, James Caan, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu, Kem Sereyvuth
31. One Night at McCool's (2001)
7
2
One Night at McCool's
R
7
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Randy
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Liv Tyler, John Goodman, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas, Paul Reiser, Mary Jo Smith
32. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
11
3
Mr. Wonderful
PG-13
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gus
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
James Gandolfini, Mary-Louise Parker, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mary-Louise Parker
33. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
12
2
A Kiss Before Dying
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James Dearden
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
35. Bad Country (2014)
9
2
Bad Country
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jesse Weiland
Director:
Chris Brinker
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Amy Smart, Tom Berenger, Chris Marquette, Neal McDonough
36. Girl Most Likely (2012)
8
2
Girl Most Likely
PG-13
8
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
George / The Bousche
Director:
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Genres:
Comedy
37. You, Me and Dupree (2006)
11
2
You, Me and Dupree
PG-13
11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Carl
Director:
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
38. Armored (2009)
9
2
Armored
PG-13
9
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Cochrane
Director:
Nimród Antal
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
41. Sunlight Jr. (2013)
6
3
Sunlight Jr.
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Richie
Director:
Laurie Collyer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, Tess Harper, Antoni Corone
42. Old Dogs (2009)
7
1
Old Dogs
PG
7
1

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Walt Becker
Genres:
Family, Comedy
45. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
6
2
Herbie Fully Loaded
G
6
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Trip Murphy
Director:
Angela Robinson
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
46. Frankie Starlight (1995)
7
1
Frankie Starlight
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud, Niall Toibin
47. Fish Gun (2011)
7
1
Fish Gun
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Chad Carter, Jake Szymanski
Genres:
Comedy, Short
49. Kansas (1988)
9
1
Kansas
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Doyle Kennedy
Director:
David Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew McCarthy, Kyra Sedgwick, Leslie Hope, Andy Romano
50. Golden Gate (1993)
6
2
Golden Gate
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Kevin David Walker
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Bruno Kirby, Joan Chen, Tzi Ma, Teri Polo
51. Rebel (1985)
10
1
Rebel
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Rebel
Director:
Michael Jenkins
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Barrett, Bill Hunter, Bryan Brown, Debra Byrne

TV Movie(s)

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (1999)
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective (segment "Bad Girl")
Director:
Brett Ratner, David Fincher, Jonas Åkerlund, Chris Cunningham, Michael Haussman
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Michael K. Williams, Mike Myers, Anita Pallenberg, Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell
Madonna: Bad Girl (1993)
Madonna: Bad Girl
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective (uncredited)
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell

Matt Dillon Awards

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