The 20 Best Bruce Willis Films

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1.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ A classic. I just couldn't give the first place spot to anything else.

"Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..." ” - MrHlister
 
2.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ We see a much different Bruce Willis here playing a very vulnerable character. Also, Brad Pitt co-stars playing one of the best crazy people I've seen in film.

"I am insane. And you are my insanity." ” - MrHlister
 
3.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Tarantino's best. The scene where Butch Coolidge goes back to his apartment for his pocket watch made my heart race at levels I never knew possible.

"That's how you're gonna beat 'em, Butch. They keep underestimating you." ” - MrHlister
 
4.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ A great adaptation of a graphic novel by Frank Miller. Visually stunning and full of some incredibly developed characters, Hartigan being my favorite.

"An old man dies. A young woman lives. A fair trade." ” - MrHlister
 
5.
Unbreakable (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
“ One of two films by M. Night Shyamalan that I really enjoyed. Both of them happen to star Bruce Willis. Going so far to even having an alliterate name, David Dunn is a comic book hero who doesn't even know it.

"I've never been sick, I've never been injured... what do I do now?" ” - MrHlister
 
6.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ The other film by M. Night Shyamalan I really enjoy. The twist at the end blew my 11-year-old mind.

"You have a secret, but you don't want to tell me." ” - MrHlister
 
7.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Akin to that of old-school sci-fi movies, I loved how they used a lot of puppets and scale models instead of relying heavily on special effects. Also, Korben Dallas acts a lot like John McClane at times, which definitely isn't a bad thing.

"Yes, she knows it's a multipass! Anyway, we're in love." ” - MrHlister
 
8.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Mr. Goodkat and the Kansas City Shuffle. Bruce Willis playing two crime syndicates like puppets. When everything comes together at the end, it's really quite impressive. The movie that made me like Josh Hartnett.

"'*beep*, *beep* Jesus' is right." ” - MrHlister
 
9.
RED (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
“ Another comic book adaption starring Bruce Willis. Nothing is quite as awesome as stepping out of a car that's spinning out of control while drawing your gun and firing at an enemy SUV.

"Moldova Sucks!" ” - MrHlister
 
10.
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Nick is a struggling dentist in Canada. A new neighbor moves in, and he discovers that it is Jimmy "The Tulip" Teduski. His wife convinces him to go to Chicago and inform the mob boss who wants Jimmy dead. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski. You are never quite sure what he is going to do next. Also, Matthew Perry plays neurotic really quite well. Makes me think of the Friends episode with Bruce Willis.

"It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive." ” - MrHlister
 
11.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building. (128 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ The third movie in the series. His new partnership with a semi-racist Samuel L. Jackson character brings everything into a new perspective as he isn't working alone anymore. Also, we get Jeremy Irons as the villain. Awesome.

"I told you I was an *beep* ” - MrHlister
 
12.
Cop Out (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ I really don't know why so many hate on this film. The banter between Willis and Morgan can be pretty fantastic at times and who doesn't love a buddy cop movie? The commentary is worth checking out as well.

"Well, you're a compendium of *beep* useless information." ” - MrHlister
 
13.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder... (105 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Another kind of buddy cop film. This one focuses on an NFL star and a downtrodden detective teaming up to solve a murder. Willis being Willis.

"This is the '90s. You can't just walk up and slap a guy, you have to say something cool first." ” - MrHlister
 
14.
Over the Hedge (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself. (83 mins.)
“ Bruce Willis doing an animated role and I believe it's actually quite good. Obviously catered towards kids but enjoyable nonetheless.

"That, my friend, is a magical combination of corn flour, dehydrated cheese solids, BHA, BHT, and good old MSG; a.k.a., the chip, nacho cheese flavor." ” - MrHlister
 
15.
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
At a Catholic high school, the popular girl teams up with a sophomore newspaper reporter to investigate a case of stolen SAT exams. Once the duo target their suspects, a larger conspiracy is unearthed. (93 mins.)
Director: Brett Simon
“ An interesting film that puts Willis into the role of Principle of a Catholic High School where there has been a murder and stolen SATs.

"Landis, do I come down to the strip club where you work and knock the dick out of your mouth? Against the wall. You're late." ” - MrHlister
 
16.
Bandits (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped. (123 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ This, I thought, was an interesting concept although I don't know how well it would work in real life. Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis make for an amusing duo.

"No ma'am, this is a bank robbery." ” - MrHlister
 
17.
Hudson Hawk (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
“ Every now and then I turn this movie on just to see the scene where they sing "Swinging on a Star" to time their robbery. That is the best part, hands down.

"But I want to do community service; I want to teach the handicapped how to yodel." ” - MrHlister
 
18.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C. (128 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ I like this one, but not as a Die Hard movie. I watch it as if it is a standalone film, not part of the Die Hard franchise, and it's quite enjoyable. The partnership that develops here is really entertaining and Olyphant makes for a good antagonist.

"Hundreds of thousands of people get killed by cars every year. That's just like four more." ” - MrHlister
 
19.
Hart's War (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder. (125 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
“ This is a pretty good war movie starring Willis and Colin Farrell in a WW2 POW camp. It focuses more on the hardships that prisoners went through during the war than on blowing stuff up.

"Strange thing about war wounds- the older you get, the less proud of them you become." ” - MrHlister
 
20.
The Jackal (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job. (124 mins.)
“ This one I decided to put on the list because it's got Willis as the bad guy opposite Richard Gere. Bruce Willis is never the bad guy but we get to see him blow the arm off of Jack Black in this movie with a super weapon. Good stuff.

"Douglas. You just have to have a little faith in people, that's all. Like I do." ” - MrHlister