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List of Viggo Mortensen Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
20
2
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
PG-13
20
2

The fight for control of the future of Middle-earth intensifies as Aragorn, aided by Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, rallies his army at Minas Tirith to fight against the evil forces of Sauron. However, it is only a distraction to give Frodo and Sam more time to destroy the One Ring at the fires of Mount Doom.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
17
2
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
PG-13
17
2

After inheriting a mysterious ring forged millennia ago by Dark Lord Sauron to conquer Middle-earth, Frodo Baggins volunteers to carry it to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. In this epic quest, he is accompanied by The Fellowship consisting of Wizard Gandalf, Elf Legolas, Dwarf Gimli, Boromir of Gondor, Isildur's heir Aragorn, and fellow Hobbits Sam, Merry, Pippin.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
17
2
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
PG-13
17
2

The second installment of The Lord of the Rings saga continues Frodo and Sam's epic quest to destroy the One Ring and sees them enlisting the guidance of the mysterious Gollum to traverse through the treacherous Dead Marshes, while their friends from the Fellowship, including resurrected Gandalf, help free King Theoden of Rohan from Saruman's deadly spell.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, Fantasy
4. Green Book (2018)
22
2
Green Book
PG-13
22
2

A globally illustrious African-American pianist, Dr. Don Shirley is in need of protection and a driver when he embarks on a concert tour in 1962 that is to take place in Deep South. An Italian-American tough-talking bouncer, Tony Lip, is recruited for the task. Both the men soon develop an unanticipated bond irrespective of their differences in an era of segregation of danger and racism.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Biography,Comedy,Drama,Music
Star Cast:
5. A History of Violence (2005)
31
4
A History of Violence
R
31
4

A diner owner's small-town life is turned around overnight when he kills two men attempting to rob his restaurant. After short-lived fame, relationships and trust are tested when a gangster turns up alleging that the diner owner is, in fact, a professional hitman.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Stall
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes
6. Eastern Promises (2007)
21
3
Eastern Promises
R
21
3

Anna Khitrova, a British midwife of Russian origin, comes across the diary of Russian teenager Tatiana who died during childbirth, and learns that she was raped, drugged and forced into prostitution by Russian crime-lord Semyon. In her quest to deliver the baby to Tatiana's family, she finds an unlikely ally in Nikolai, Semyon's driver and family "cleaner".

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Tatiana Maslany, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mina E. Mina
7. Captain Fantastic (2016)
17
3
Captain Fantastic
R
17
3

Ben and Leslie Cash, former anarchists disillusioned with capitalism, live in the Washington wilderness with their six children, whom they have taught to be self-reliant, co-existing with nature. After Leslie dies from suicide in a hospital, he is forced to lead his children to the outside world and face his father-in-law, who wants custody of the children.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben
Director:
Matt Ross
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Missi Pyle, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, George MacKay
8. Carlito's Way (1993)
13
4
Carlito's Way
R
13
4

After drug dealer Carlito Brigante is released early from prison thanks to an exploitation by his sleazy lawyer friend Dave Kleinfeld, he pledges to mend his ways and rekindles his romance with former girlfriend Gail. However, despite repeated attempts to avoid temptations, he is eventually dragged into his former violent lifestyle while assisting Kleinfeld against an Italian Mafia boss.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
9. Witness (1985)
17
2
Witness
R
17
2

 Amish child Samuel witnesses a murder and later identifies the killer from a newspaper clipping. It turns out to be award winning narcotic officer McFee. Suspecting that McFee is involved in drug dealings, Detective Book confides in his partner. But when Book is ambushed by McFee, he realizes that his partner is also an accomplice and that both Samuel and his widowed mother need protection. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Weir
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Danny Glover, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes
10. The Road (2009)
16
2
The Road
R
16
2

The Road is a thriller-drama revolving around a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by going on a journey along the coast to the south. Viggo Mortensen stars as the father, who scavenges for food and protects himself and his son, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, from cannibals, with only two bullets left in his gun.

As:
Cast
Role:
Man
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
11. Crimson Tide (1995)
17
3
Crimson Tide
R
17
3

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Weps
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
12. Hidalgo (2004)
23
1
Hidalgo
PG-13
23
1

Frank T. Hopkins and his American mustang, Hidalgo are famed as the world’s greatest endurance horse and rider as part of Buffalo Bill’s ‘Wild West’ show. When wealthy Sheikh Riyadh challenges Hopkins and Hidalgo to take part in the ‘Ocean of Fire’ race, they must prove themselves against the thoroughbred horses, deadly environment and sabotaging opponents.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Hopkins
Director:
Joe Johnston
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Western, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Zuleikha Robinson
14. Far from Men (2014)
10
2
Far from Men
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Daru
Director:
David Oelhoffen
Genres:
Drama, Western, War
Star Cast:
Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin, Nicolas Giraud
15. The Reflecting Skin (1990)
9
2
The Reflecting Skin
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cameron Dove
Director:
Philip Ridley
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Lindsay Duncan, Duncan Fraser, Jeremy Cooper, Sheila Moore
16. Appaloosa (2008)
11
1
Appaloosa
R
11
1

Based on an eponymous novel, the film is set in the small town of Appaloosa, which is being terrorized by a local rancher. Eventually the townspeople hire Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch to regain the control of the town and agree to follow their rules. As they start working, Allison French arrives in town, complicating their job and their relationship.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Ed Harris
Genres:
Romance, Western, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Renee Zellweger, Renée Zellweger, Robert Jauregui, Timothy V. Murphy, Luce Rains
17. A Perfect Murder (1998)
15
1
A Perfect Murder
R
15
1

Steven, a multimillionaire industrialist approaches David, an artist, and offers him a huge sum of money to kill his wife, after finding out that she was having an affair with the latter. 

As:
Cast
Role:
David Shaw
Director:
Andrew Davis
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury
19. The Prophecy (1995)
11
1
The Prophecy
TV-MA
11
1

Gabriel, an angel, is collecting souls from earth to end a war in Heaven. However, a little girl and a priest try to prevent him from doing so.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucifer
Director:
Gregory Widen
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Amanda Plummer, Adam Goldberg, Eric Stoltz, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz
20. A Dangerous Method (2011)
11
2
A Dangerous Method
R
11
2

A young Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein seeking treatment for hysteria is successfully treated by Carl Jung and later becomes a respected professional in psychoanalysis. Later they meet Freud in person and the married Jung begins an affair with Sabina. Unfortunately, a rift develops between Freud and Jung and Sabina wants more from Jung. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sigmund Freud
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography, Thriller
Star Cast:
22. Jauja (2014)
9
1
Jauja
9
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Gunnar Dinesen
Director:
Lisandro Alonso
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Roman
24. Good (2008)
10
1
Good
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Halder
Director:
Vicente Amorim
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Mackintosh, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong, Jodie Whittaker
25. The Two Faces of January (2014)
10
1
The Two Faces of January
PG-13
10
1

The Two Faces of January is a romantic thriller film which tells the story of a con artist and his wife who land in deep trouble in Greece, after the former kills a detective.  Eventually, they have no choice but to seek help from a stranger who seems to be quite untrustworthy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chester
Director:
Hossein Amini
Genres:
Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Daisy Bevan, Babis Chatzidakis
27. On the Road (2012)
9
1
On the Road
R
9
1

Based on the popular novel of the same name, On the Road is an American adventure drama film, which tells the story of a young writer, whose life changes after he meets Dean Moriarty and Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter several people who make an impact on the journey. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Salles
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
28. Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
10
1
Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Diego Alatriste
Director:
Agustín Díaz Yanes
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Thriller, History
Star Cast:
Eduardo Noriega, Elena Anaya, Eduard Fernández, Unax Ugalde
29. G.I. Jane (1997)
12
1
G.I. Jane
R
12
1

This 1997 action drama film revolves around a woman, who with the help of a female US Senator, succeeds in getting enrolled for training in the US Navy Special Warfare Group. However, due to being physically more feminine compared to the other candidates, everyone expects her to fail. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Master Chief John James Urgayle
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Action
Star Cast:
Demi Moore, Anne Bancroft, Jim Caviezel, Jason Beghe, Daniel von Bargen
30. 28 Days (2000)
10
1
28 Days
PG-13
10
1

Gwen Cummings, who is a columnist for a big newspaper, ruins her sister’s wedding and crashes a stolen limousine, after which she is sent to a rehab center. During this time, she reevaluates her life and works towards becoming a better person and improving her life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Boone
Director:
Betty Thomas
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Diane Ladd, Steve Buscemi, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins
31. Prison (1987)
11
1
Prison
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
Director:
Renny Harlin
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Star Cast:
Lincoln Kilpatrick, Lane Smith, Tom Everett, Chelsea Field
32. Albino Alligator (1996)
8
3
Albino Alligator
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Guy Foucard
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Faye Dunaway, Matt Dillon, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Faye Dunaway
33. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
7
1
The Passion of Darkly Noon
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Clay
Director:
Philip Ridley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brendan Fraser, Grace Zabriskie, Loren Dean, Ashley Judd
35. The Young Americans (1993)
8
2
The Young Americans
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Danny Cannon
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Thandie Newton, John Wood, Keith Allen
36. American Yakuza (1993)
10
1
American Yakuza
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Davis / David Brandt
Director:
Frank A. Cappello
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Franklyn Ajaye, Michael Nouri, Yuji Okumoto, Ryo Ishibashi
37. Daylight (1996)
8
2
Daylight
PG-13
8
2

As a getaway car of robbers hits truck carrying explosives, the resulting blast in the underground New Jersey tunnel blocks both the exits. The disgraced ex-chief of Emergency Medical Services, Kit Latura, the only one with skill and experience required for such rescue, enters the tunnel in an attempt to bring the survivors out. Can he achieve it before the weakened tunnel collapses?

As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Nord
Director:
Rob Cohen
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Sage Stallone, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders
38. Everybody Has a Plan (2012)
8
1
Everybody Has a Plan
R
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Agustín / Pedro
Director:
Ana Piterbarg
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Soledad Villamil, Daniel Fanego, Javier Godino, Sofía Gala
39. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
8
4
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
R
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tex
Director:
Jeff Burr
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ken Foree, Kate Hodge, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler
40. Boiling Point (1993)
10
2
Boiling Point
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ronnie
Director:
James B. Harris
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Wesley Snipes, Jonathan Banks, Dennis Hopper, Seymour Cassel, Lolita Davidovich
41. Ruby Cairo (1992)
6
2
Ruby Cairo
PG-13
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Faro
Director:
Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, Jack Thompson, Paul Spencer
43. Psycho (1998)
7
1
Psycho
R
7
1

A remake of the 1960 film of the same name, Psycho is a mystery horror film which tells the story of Marion, who arrives at the Bates Motel, after stealing money from her employer. She meets and gets friendly with Norman Bates, who is the owner of the motel. However, unknown to her, Norman has terrible secrets of his own. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Loomis
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
44. Gospel According to Harry (1994)
8
1
Gospel According to Harry
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lech Majewski
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Andy Rivera, Alhassane Barry, David Baty, Renata Berger
45. Gimlet (1995)
8
1
Gimlet
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Hombre (Man)
Director:
José Luis Acosta
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Ángela Molina, Abel Folk, Pep Cruz, Lluís Marco
46. Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995)
7
2
Black Velvet Pantsuit
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Worthless Junkie
Director:
William Butler
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Leslie Jordan, Ingrid Berg, Penny Hamilton, Mark Nassar
47. La pistola de mi hermano (1997)
7
1
La pistola de mi hermano
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Ray Loriga
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Galiena, Karra Elejalde, Daniel González, Nico Bidasolo
48. Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today? (1987)
8
1
Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today?
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerome Stample
Director:
Beth B
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stephen McHattie, Dominique Davalos, Exene Cervenka, Rockets Redglare
49. Tripwire (1989)
8
2
Tripwire
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James Lemmo
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tommy Chong, David Warner, Terence Knox, Charlotte Lewis
50. The Crew (1994)
6
3
The Crew
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Phillip
Director:
Carl Colpaert
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Donal Logue, Jeremy Sisto, Laura del Sol, Pamela Gidley

TV Movie(s)

1. Vanishing Point (1997)
9
2
Vanishing Point
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Kowalski
Director:
Charles Robert Carner
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Jason Priestley, Keith David, Steve Railsback, Rodney A. Grant

TV Shows and Videos