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List of Patrick Swayze Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Donnie Darko (2001)
85
21
Donnie Darko
R
85
21

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Kelly
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
2. Point Break (1991)
28
9
Point Break
R
28
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bodhi
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, William Gary Busey, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John C. McGinley
3. Ghost (1990)
31
10
Ghost
PG-13
31
10

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Wheat
Director:
Jerry Zucker
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Star Cast:
4. The Outsiders (1983)
19
6
The Outsiders
PG
19
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Darrel Curtis
Genres:
Drama, Crime
5. 11:14 (2003)
12
5
11:14
TV-MA
12
5

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.  

 

As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Marcks
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hilary Swank, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ben Foster, Henry Thomas, Barbara Hershey, Clark Gregg
6. Dirty Dancing (1987)
31
11
Dirty Dancing
PG-13
31
11

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Castle
Director:
Emile Ardolino
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Music
Star Cast:
Jennifer Grey, Wayne Knight, Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach, Jack Weston
7. Keeping Mum (2005)
10
5
Keeping Mum
R
10
5

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lance
Director:
Niall Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
8. Road House (1989)
17
6
Road House
R
17
6

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dalton
Director:
Rowdy Herrington
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sam Elliott, Keith David, Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara
9. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
11
5
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
PG-13
11
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vida
Director:
Beeban Kidron
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
10. City of Joy (1992)
10
4
City of Joy
PG-13
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Max Lowe
Director:
Roland Joffé
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shabana Azmi, Pauline Collins, Om Puri, Ayesha Dharker
11. Red Dawn (1984)
13
6
Red Dawn
PG-13
13
6

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Jed
Director:
John Milius
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Charlie Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
12. Uncommon Valor (1983)
9
4
Uncommon Valor
R
9
4

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ted Kotcheff
Genres:
Action, Drama, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Jane Kaczmarek, Robert Stack, Reb Brown, Fred Ward
14. Pigs vs. Freaks (1984)
6
4
Pigs vs. Freaks
6
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Dick Lowry
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Adam Baldwin, Eugene Roche, Penny Peyser
15. Youngblood (1986)
9
4
Youngblood
R
9
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Derek Sutton
Director:
Peter Markle
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Ed Lauter, Cynthia Gibb
16. Three Wishes (1995)
7
4
Three Wishes
PG
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack McCloud
Director:
Martha Coolidge
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Marshall Grant, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy
17. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
8
6
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
PG-13
8
6

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Guy Ferland
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Diego Luna, January Jones, John Slattery, Romola Garai, Sela Ward
18. Tall Tale (1995)
6
4
Tall Tale
PG
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Pecos Bill
Director:
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Western
Star Cast:
Jared Harris, William H. Macy, Oliver Platt, Scott Glenn, Roger Aaron Brown, Nick Stahl
19. Next of Kin (1989)
7
4
Next of Kin
R
7
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Truman Gates
Director:
John Irvin
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime
20. The Comeback Kid (1980)
5
4
The Comeback Kid
5
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Levin
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Kim Fields, Doug McKeon, Jeremy Licht, Susan Dey
23. Black Dog (1998)
6
4
Black Dog
PG-13
6
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.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Crews
Director:
Kevin Hooks
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Meat Loaf, Randy Travis, Gabriel Casseus, Brian Kelly
25. Letters from a Killer (1998)
5
4
Letters from a Killer
R
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Race Darnell
Director:
David Carson
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tina Lifford, Gia Carides, Kim Myers, Olivia Birkelund
27. The Renegades (1982)
4
4
The Renegades
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Bandit
Director:
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Philip Casnoff, Randy Brooks, Paul Mones, Cheryl Paris
28. One Last Dance (2003)
5
4
One Last Dance
PG-13
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Travis MacPhearson
Director:
Lisa Niemi
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Walker, George De La Pena, Lisa Niemi, Stefan Wenta
29. Steel Dawn (1987)
4
4
Steel Dawn
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Nomad
Director:
Lance Hool
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Anthony Zerbe, Brion James, Christopher Neame, Lisa Niemi
30. Return of the Rebels (1981)
4
4
Return of the Rebels
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Noel Nosseck
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Robert Mandan, Don Murray, Christopher Connelly
31. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)
4
4
Skatetown, U.S.A.
PG
4
4

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Levey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Baio, Melissa Sue Anderson, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Ruth Buzzi, Ron Palillo
32. Father Hood (1993)
5
4
Father Hood
PG-13
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Charles
Director:
Darrell Roodt
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adrienne Barbeau, Diane Ladd, Halle Berry, Michael Ironside, Sabrina Lloyd
33. Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
3
4
Christmas in Wonderland
PG
3
4
As:
Cast
Director:
James Orr
Genres:
Crime, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Curry, Carmen Electra, Matthew Knight, Chris Kattan, Cameron Bright, Preston Lacy
34. Green Dragon (2001)
6
4
Green Dragon
PG-13
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
Director:
Timothy Linh Bui
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le, Billinjer C. Tran
35. Jump! (2008)
5
4
Jump!
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Pressburger
Director:
Joshua Sinclair
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Sybil Danning, Anja Kruse, Heinz Hoenig, Ben Silverstone, Martine McCutcheon
36. Icon (2005)
5
4
Icon
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jason Monk
Director:
Charles Martin Smith
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael York, Joss Ackland, Patrick Bergin, Ben Cross, Annika Peterson
37. Tiger Warsaw (1988)
3
4
Tiger Warsaw
R
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
Director:
Amin Q. Chaudhri
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Williams, Piper Laurie, Mary McDonnell, Lee Richardson

Animation Movies

The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
7
6
The Fox and the Hound 2
G
7
6
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Cash (voice)
Director:
Jim Kammerud
Genres:
Animation, Musical, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Jeff Foxworthy, Jonah Bobo, Reba McEntire, Harrison Fahn

Special appearance/Cameo

The Player (1992)
11
4
The Player
TV-MA
11
4

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.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy

TV Shows

The Renegades
7
2
The Renegades
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bandit
Director:
Barbara Peeters
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kelly Preston, Randy Brooks, Paul Mones, Tracy Scoggins
King Solomon's Mines
8
4
King Solomon's Mines
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Allan Quatermain
Director:
Steve Boyum
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Gavin Hood, Alison Doody, John Standing, Roy Marsden