My Ranking of Bill Paxton Moviesby Joethesh0w | created - 03 May 2020 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
This is my ranking of the movies that Bill Paxton was featured in. There's still several movies I haven't seen yet and the list will be updated over time.
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1. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 147,230 | Gross: $56.51M
Bill didn't have a large role in this movie but this is one of my all-time favorite movies so I have to give it top spot.
2. Frailty (2001)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact "demons."
Votes: 83,960 | Gross: $13.10M
3. Weird Science (1985)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Two high-school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, who promptly turns their lives upside-down.
Votes: 88,516 | Gross: $23.83M
4. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.
Votes: 851,779 | Gross: $38.40M
5. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Votes: 665,884 | Gross: $100.21M
7. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.
Votes: 706,699 | Gross: $85.16M
9. A Simple Plan (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Three blue-collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash and make a plan to keep their find from the authorities, but it isn't long before complications and mistrust weave their way into the plan.
Votes: 70,112 | Gross: $16.31M
10. Nightcrawler (2014)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Votes: 533,643 | Gross: $32.38M
11. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 292,486 | Gross: $173.84M
13. Indian Summer (1993)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.
Votes: 5,638 | Gross: $14.90M
14. Trespass (1992)
R | 101 min | Action, Thriller
Two firemen in a burning building get a treasure map - stolen gold church items are hidden in a closed down factory in St. Louis. Once there, they're trapped in by a black gang considering it their territory.
Votes: 12,890 | Gross: $13.75M
15. True Lies (1994)
R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used-car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Votes: 256,018 | Gross: $146.28M
17. 2 Guns (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Thriller
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
Votes: 210,710 | Gross: $75.61M
18. Term Life (2016)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A guy wanted around town by various hitmen hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.
Votes: 8,062 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Near Dark (1987)
R | 94 min | Horror
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.
Votes: 39,221 | Gross: $3.37M
Fun movie which I probably would have rated higher if I saw it 20 years ago. Great performance by Bill as a crazy violent vampire who kills more for pleasure then for food. A must see for Bill Paxton fans.
21. Navy Seals (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A battle-hardened SEAL Team set off on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.
Votes: 16,878 | Gross: $25.07M
22. The Dark Backward (1991)
R | 101 min | Comedy
A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the ... See full summary »
This is another bizarre movie but in a good way. Surprised I've never heard of this movie before because it's a prettydecent original movie. Wasn't surprised that it was written by a teenager though. Bill plays another absurd, loud, and vulgar character and I love it.
23. Twister (I) (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Votes: 195,045 | Gross: $241.72M
24. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
Votes: 45,996 | Gross: $36.45M
27. Brain Dead (1990)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.
Votes: 4,674 | Gross: $1.63M
This movie was a trip and would probably be more highly regarded if it had a bigger budget because the movie relies a lot on visual effects and the VFX of this movie either didn't age well or were bad even for it's time. Still an enjoyable movie.
28. The Last Supper (1995)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Votes: 14,892 | Gross: $0.44M
31. Big Love (2006–2011)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama
A Utah polygamist who owns home improvement stores in the Salt Lake City area juggles relationships with three wives while trying to keep his complex family life from becoming a public scandal.
I didn't finish the first season, nothing interesting was happening in the episodes I saw just drama between the wives which is not appealing to me.
32. Next of Kin (1989)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Votes: 11,737 | Gross: $15.94M
33. Mean Dreams (2016)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.
35. The Last of the Finest (1990)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
4 LA cops are fighting the war on drugs. Corrupt superiors manage to break up their team when one of them gets killed. The 3 quit LAPD and continue investigating.
Votes: 1,435 | Gross: $1.53M
36. Streets of Fire (1984)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.
Votes: 21,526 | Gross: $8.09M
I'm kind of confused about the high ratings for this move. Is it a nostalgia factor for those that saw it when it originally came out? Cheesy dialogue, and the set was obviously a sound stage which took my out of the movie, music didn't fit the scenes nor the locations.
37. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) and Jill Young (Charlize Theron), with whom he grew up. Poacher Strasser (Rade Serbedzija) returns from the past to seek vengeance on Joe.
Votes: 29,248 | Gross: $50.63M
38. Resistance (2003)
R | 92 min | Drama
On 16 January 1944, a reconnaissance pilot survives a plane crash in Delahaut in the Nazi occupied Belgium. The boy Jean Benoit finds the wounded pilot and brings him to the house of Claire... See full summary »
39. The Circle (I) (2017)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.
Votes: 92,320 | Gross: $20.50M
40. Haven (I) (2004)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
On Friday the 13th, different people meet on Grand Cayman - a US money launderer and his daughter, a lawyer, a young fisherman in love with a rich man's daughter, other high school students, a crime gang etc.
Votes: 6,699 | Gross: $0.14M
41. The Colony (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
43. Mortuary (I) (1983)
R | 93 min | Horror
Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.
Votes: 2,339 | Gross: $4.32M
44. Club Dread (2004)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery