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List of Patrick Swayze Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Donnie Darko (2001)
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22
Donnie Darko
R
86
22

This Richard Kelly’s science fiction psychological thriller film is about a troubled high-school student who is frequently visited by Frank, a huge six-foot rabbit, visible only to him. Frank pushes him to carry out a series of dangerous pranks and also tells him that the world will be over in 28 days.

Directed By:
Richard Kelly
2. Point Break (1991)
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9
Point Break
R
44
9

Young federal agent Johnny Utah infiltrates a group of surfers suspected to be The Ex-Presidents, a bank robbery gang which commits crimes donning masks of previous American presidents. Johnny persuades competent female surfer Tyler to teach him to surf and befriends the group's leader Bodhi, but is conflicted about his orders after confirming that they are the criminals.

Role:
Bodhi
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, William Gary Busey, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley
Directed By:
Kathryn Bigelow
3. Ghost (1990)
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11
Ghost
PG-13
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11

Sam Wheat, a banker is killed in front of his girlfriend Molly Jensen, a potter, in an apparent mugging gone wrong, arranged by his co-worker Carl Brunner. Now a ghost, only able to communicate through psychic Oda Mae Brown, Sam must bring Carl to justice and save Molly. 

Role:
Sam Wheat
Starring:
Directed By:
Jerry Zucker
4. The Outsiders (1983)
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6
The Outsiders
PG
32
6

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:
Darrel Curtis
Directed By:
5. 11:14 (2003)
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6
11:14
TV-MA
14
6

In a small American suburb, Middletown, apparently random yet interconnected series of incidents involving different sets of people come together at exactly the same time during early hours of night. The unrelated and peculiar stories of 5 different groups of people, though not connected at first, converge to revolve around 2 automobile accidents, both happening at 11:14.  

 

Starring:
Hilary Swank, Ben Foster, Rachael Leigh Cook, Henry Thomas, Barbara Hershey, Clark Gregg
Directed By:
Greg Marcks
6. Dirty Dancing (1987)
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12
Dirty Dancing
PG-13
45
12

While spending a summer in a resort in the Catskill Mountains with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman, who is from a privileged background, falls in love with the working class dance instructor Johnny Castle. She goes against her father's wishes to continue her relationship with Johnny and gives a climactic performance with him at the end-of-season talent show.

Role:
Johnny Castle
Starring:
Jennifer Grey, Wayne Knight, Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach, Jack Weston
Directed By:
Emile Ardolino
7. Keeping Mum (2005)
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6
Keeping Mum
R
13
6

Keeping Mum is a British black comedy film, which tells the story of a pastor who gets so preoccupied writing the perfect sermon that he becomes completely oblivious to the fact that there are problems in his own house, which includes his sexually dissatisfied wife and his promiscuous teen daughter. 

Role:
Lance
Starring:
Directed By:
Niall Johnson
8. Road House (1989)
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Road House
R
35
7

James Dalton is a professional bouncer, who has been lured away from his job in New York City to take over the security of Double Deuce, a club-cum-bar in Missouri. There he meets Brad Wesley, a local business, who seems to have a strong hold on the town. Trouble starts when Dalton refuses Wesley’s offer to work for him. 

Role:
Dalton
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Keith David, Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara
Directed By:
Rowdy Herrington
9. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
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5
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
PG-13
22
5

Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson win New York’s ‘Drag Queen’ contest and an entry into National pageant in Hollywood. Taking inexperienced Drag Princess Chi-Chi Rodriguez along, they set out on a road trip to Los Angeles. As their car breaks down in the tiny Midwestern town, Snydersville, they are faced with Sheriff Dollard, a homophobic racist lawman who is out to get them. 

Role:
Vida
Directed By:
Beeban Kidron
10. City of Joy (1992)
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4
City of Joy
PG-13
15
4
Role:
Max Lowe
Starring:
Shabana Azmi, Pauline Collins, Om Puri, Ayesha Dharker
Directed By:
Roland Joffé
11. Red Dawn (1984)
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6
Red Dawn
PG-13
31
6

When Soviet and Cuban paratroopers invade Colorado, a group of teenagers engage in guerilla warfare with the invading forces, having nowhere to escape. 

Role:
Jed
Starring:
Charlie Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
Directed By:
John Milius
12. Uncommon Valor (1983)
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5
Uncommon Valor
R
12
5

Colonel Rhodes is a retired officer whose son had gone missing ten years ago. Eventually, he decides to assemble a team, with the help of a wealthy man, hoping that he can find Americans who are held in POW camps in Laos, as he feels that his son might be held in one of them.

Starring:
Gene Hackman, Jane Kaczmarek, Robert Stack, Reb Brown, Fred Ward
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff
13. Powder Blue (2009)
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5
Powder Blue
R
9
5

This drama film revolves around a former hitman who tries to track down his daughter Jessica, after serving 25 years in prison. Circumstances bring him and three other people together on Christmas Eve.

Starring:
Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta, Lisa Kudrow, Forest Whitaker, Kris Kristofferson, Eddie Redmayne
Directed By:
Timothy Linh Bui
14. Pigs vs. Freaks (1984)
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5
Pigs vs. Freaks
7
5
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Adam Baldwin, Eugene Roche, Penny Peyser
Directed By:
Dick Lowry
15. Youngblood (1986)
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6
Youngblood
R
15
6

Dean Youngblood is a young ice hockey player with exceptional skills, and he wants to make a name in the Canadian Junior Hockey circuit. However, problem arise when he meets Carl Racki, a thuggish player, who plays dirty and has injured his teammate and friend, Derek.

Role:
Derek Sutton
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Ed Lauter, Cynthia Gibb
Directed By:
Peter Markle
16. Three Wishes (1995)
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5
Three Wishes
PG
12
5
Role:
Jack McCloud
Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Marshall Grant, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy
Directed By:
Martha Coolidge
17. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
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7
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
PG-13
12
7

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is a musical romantic drama film which tells the story of Katey and her parents who move to Havana, Cuba, to begin a new life. Katey soon finds herself attracted to a guy named Javier. However, an oncoming revolution completely changes their lives.

Starring:
Diego Luna, January Jones, John Slattery, Romola Garai, Sela Ward
Directed By:
Guy Ferland
18. Tall Tale (1995)
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5
Tall Tale
PG
9
5
Role:
Pecos Bill
Starring:
Jared Harris, William H. Macy, Oliver Platt, Scott Glenn, Roger Aaron Brown, Nick Stahl
Directed By:
Jeremiah S. Chechik
19. Next of Kin (1989)
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5
Next of Kin
R
17
5

Next of Kin is a crime thriller action film which tells the story of Truman, a police officer in Chicago, whose brother is killed by the mob. Therefore, he sets out on a mission to find the killer. Meanwhile, Briar, another one of his brothers, decides to look for the killer on his own.

Role:
Truman Gates
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Bill Paxton, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt, Ben Stiller
Directed By:
John Irvin
20. The Comeback Kid (1980)
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5
The Comeback Kid
7
5
Starring:
John Ritter, Kim Fields, Doug McKeon, Jeremy Licht, Susan Dey
Directed By:
Peter Levin
21. George and the Dragon (2004)
8
5
George and the Dragon
PG
8
5
Role:
Garth
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Purefoy, Bill Treacher
Directed By:
Tom Reeve
22. Forever Lulu (2000)
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5
Forever Lulu
R
7
5
Role:
Ben Clifton
Starring:
Melanie Griffith, Nick Offerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Schiff, Annie Corley
Directed By:
John Kaye
23. Black Dog (1998)
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4
Black Dog
PG-13
15
4

An ex-convict truck driver takes up a delivery job to support his family, only to discover that the rig is stocked with assault weapons. Things take an ugly turn when he learns that failing to get the job done would put his wife and child’s life in danger.    

Role:
Jack Crews
Starring:
Meat Loaf, Randy Travis, Gabriel Casseus, Brian Kelly
Directed By:
Kevin Hooks
24. Waking Up in Reno (2002)
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5
Waking Up in Reno
R
7
5

Waking Up in Reno is a romantic comedy film which revolves around Candy and Lonnie, who are madly in love with one another. However, problem is that they are both married to different people. Both couples eventually decide to take a vacation together, and they soon hit the road in a brand new SUV. However, when evidence of the affection between Candy and Lonnie start to surface, things get extremely complicated.       

Role:
Roy Kirkendall
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Natasha Richardson, Holmes Osborne
Directed By:
Jordan Brady
25. Letters from a Killer (1998)
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5
Letters from a Killer
R
8
5
Role:
Race Darnell
Starring:
Tina Lifford, Gia Carides, Kim Myers, Olivia Birkelund
Directed By:
David Carson
26. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
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5
Grandview, U.S.A.
R
8
5
Role:
Ernie 'Slam' Webster
Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Cusack, C. Thomas Howell
Directed By:
Randal Kleiser
27. The Renegades (1982)
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5
The Renegades
6
5
Role:
Bandit
Starring:
Philip Casnoff, Randy Brooks, Paul Mones, Cheryl Paris
Directed By:
Roger Spottiswoode
28. One Last Dance (2003)
7
5
One Last Dance
PG-13
7
5
Role:
Travis MacPhearson
Starring:
Matthew Walker, George De La Pena, Lisa Niemi, Stefan Wenta
Directed By:
Lisa Niemi
29. Steel Dawn (1987)
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6
Steel Dawn
R
7
6
Role:
Nomad
Starring:
Anthony Zerbe, Brion James, Christopher Neame, Lisa Niemi
Directed By:
Lance Hool
30. Return of the Rebels (1981)
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5
Return of the Rebels
6
5
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Robert Mandan, Don Murray, Christopher Connelly
Directed By:
Noel Nosseck
31. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)
7
5
Skatetown, U.S.A.
PG
7
5

This American comedy musical film is set in a local roller disco rink called Skatetown, U.S.A. in Los Angeles. Released in 1979, the movie features many popular TV stars of the 1960s and 1970s and follows the rivalry of two skaters who eventually become friends.

Starring:
Scott Baio, Melissa Sue Anderson, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Ruth Buzzi, Ron Palillo
Directed By:
William A. Levey
32. Father Hood (1993)
9
5
Father Hood
PG-13
9
5
Role:
Jack Charles
Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, Diane Ladd, Halle Berry, Michael Ironside, Sabrina Lloyd
Directed By:
Darrell Roodt
33. Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
5
5
Christmas in Wonderland
PG
5
5
Starring:
Tim Curry, Carmen Electra, Matthew Knight, Chris Kattan, Cameron Bright, Preston Lacy
Directed By:
James Orr
34. Green Dragon (2001)
8
5
Green Dragon
PG-13
8
5
Role:
Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
Starring:
Forest Whitaker, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le, Billinjer C. Tran
Directed By:
Timothy Linh Bui
35. Jump! (2008)
7
5
Jump!
7
5
Role:
Richard Pressburger
Starring:
Sybil Danning, Anja Kruse, Heinz Hoenig, Ben Silverstone, Martine McCutcheon
Directed By:
Joshua Sinclair
36. Icon (2005)
7
5
Icon
7
5
Role:
Jason Monk
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Michael York, Patrick Bergin, Ben Cross, Annika Peterson
Directed By:
Charles Martin Smith
37. Tiger Warsaw (1988)
6
5
Tiger Warsaw
R
6
5
Role:
Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
Starring:
Barbara Williams, Piper Laurie, Mary McDonnell, Lee Richardson
Directed By:
Amin Q. Chaudhri

Animation Movies

The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
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6
The Fox and the Hound 2
G
7
6
Role:
Cash (voice)
Starring:
Jeff Foxworthy, Jim Cummings, Jonah Bobo, Reba McEntire, Harrison Fahn
Directed By:
Jim Kammerud

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Player (1992)
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5
The Player
TV-MA
13
5

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

Role:
Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
Starring:
Nick Nolte, Mimi Rogers, Jeremy Piven, Robert Carradine, John Cusack, Burt Reynolds, Dina Merrill
Directed By:

TV Shows

M*A*S*H
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8
M*A*S*H
TV-PG
44
8
Starring:
William Christopher, Mako Iwamatsu, James Cromwell, Ron Howard, Joe Pantoliano, Teri Garr, Mary Wickes
Directed By:
North and South
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4
North and South
28
4
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Gene Kelly, Jean Simmons, Elizabeth Taylor, Kirstie Alley, Hal Holbrook, Forest Whitaker
Directed By:
Richard T. Heffron
North and South, Book II
22
4
North and South, Book II
22
4
Starring:
Linda Evans, James Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Robert Englund, Lloyd Bridges, Olivia de Havilland, Jean Simmons
Directed By:
Kevin Connor
The Beast
14
4
The Beast
14
4
Role:
Charles Barker / ...
Starring:
Lou Diamond Phillips, George Dzundza, Travis Fimmel, Lindsay Pulsipher, Kevin J. O'Connor
Directed By:
Michael Dinner
Keeping Mum: Funnies (2006)
11
4
Keeping Mum: Funnies
11
4
Starring:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Emilia Fox, Tamsin Egerton, Vivienne Moore
The Renegades
11
2
The Renegades
11
2
Role:
Bandit
Starring:
Kelly Preston, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Randy Brooks, Paul Mones, Tracy Scoggins
Directed By:
Barbara Peeters
Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (2006)
9
3
Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes
9
3
Starring:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Emilia Fox, James Booth, Tamsin Egerton
Whoopi
8
3
Whoopi
8
3
Starring:
Krysten Ritter, Eli Wallach, Celeste Holm, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Omid Djalili, Wren T. Brown
Directed By:
Terry Hughes
King Solomon's Mines
13
5
King Solomon's Mines
13
5
Role:
Allan Quatermain
Starring:
Gavin Hood, Alison Doody, John Standing, Roy Marsden
Directed By:
Steve Boyum