Top 3 Costner movies......

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Costner seems to be "floating" a little recently but, in my books, he's an outstanding actor (and director) and still has some classics left in him (he just needs a decent script). I may reconsider but, in no order:

13 Days
Open Range
Dances With Wolves

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  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
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    1. The Untouchables
    2. Dances With Wolves
    3. No Way Out.
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    In no order:

    Open Range
    Criminal
    Mr Brooks
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    No Way Out
    The Untouchables
    JFK

    Honourable mention to The Bodyguard (shoot me).
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    The Untouchables
    Dances With Wolves
    JFK

    ...though Open Range and 13 Days might also qualify the next time I think about this. Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves probably won't, though...
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
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    Revenge
    The Untouchables
    JFK
  • Jazz007Jazz007 (<-->)
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    JFK
    Open Range
    The Untouchables
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    That's a challenge!!

    The old ones against the new ones. Because there are great new ones.

    Anyway.

    1 The Untouchables
    2 McFarland USA (if you have not seen this gem of a film, then please do)
    3 The Bodyguard (go and sue me but I LOVE THIS FILM)

    Honorable mention because it's one of my most re-watched films of all time:

    WATERWORLD
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    Untouchables
    Dances with Wolves
    JFK
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    1. DANCES WITH WOLVES
    2. NO WAY OUT
    3. FIELD OF DREAMS

    HONORABLE MENTION
    JFK
    THE UNTOUCHABLES


    All are flawed, some deeply, but still manage to strike a memorable note and are very enjoyable.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    To this day, Costner is the consummate everyman (along with Hanks).
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Benelux
    edited May 5 Posts: 2,378
    Never seen Dances with Wolves but it's on my watchlist.

    For the moment I like JFK the best, with The Untouchables in second spot. Both among my favourites.
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    bondjames wrote: »
    To this day, Costner is the consummate everyman (along with Hanks).

    Big fan of Hanks but bigger fan of Costner, I think he is more flexible (Perfect World a good example) and he can do slapstick comedy (Bull Durham, Tim Cup), hard action and political drama.

    Plus Costner can direct :-)
  • Posts: 2,692
    Just found this....around a year ago, I started a thread on the top 3 Gene Hackman movies...small World:

  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Never seen Dances with Wolves but it's on my watchlist.

    For the moment I like JFK the best, with The Untouchables in second spot. Both among my favourites.

    Definately one to watch.....a beautifully made film and a fantastic score by our very own John Barry throughout.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin The Things I Do For England
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    The Bodyguard
    The Untouchables
    Mr. Brooks
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
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    Man of Steel was terrific, but I don t count that as a Kevin Costner movie.
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    No Way out
    Dances with Wolves
    13 Days

    and The Untouchables

    Wish he´d do proper films these days. Where are the days where the likes of Spencer Tracy or Cary Grant had great roles into their hoary days....
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Field of Dreams
    Untouchables
    3 Days To Kill
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
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    JFK
    Dances With Wolves
    Untouchables
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    Untouchables

    Dances With Wolves

    Perfect World ( I know this is a "small" movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, but I believe it is hands down Costner's best performance.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
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    I enjoyed A Perfect World when it came out. Both Costner and the young lad were very good. Not a typical role for him.
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    Perfect World is a great film, perhaps the audience were not ready for Costner as the bad guy?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
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    He was pretty bad in Revenge, too.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin The Things I Do For England
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    To this day, I still haven't seen The Revenge.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
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    You should. It s a terrific film.
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    The Untouchables
    Field of Dreams
    Open Range.

    3 fantastic films for me!
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    Does Costner have to be in the lead?


    My top favorite Costner movies:

    "Thirteen Days"

    "The Untouchables"

    "JFK"
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Dances With Wolves

    No Way Out

    JFK
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited May 8 Posts: 1,382
    JFK
    (one of my favourite films of all time. Love the bravado of filmmaking from cinematography to editing to music and the paranoid atmosphere)

    The Untouchables (Connery and mamet's script. Heaven.)

    Thirteen Days

    These three are all excellent movies and I genuinely enjoy his performance. I think they're actually bolstered specifically by his casting. And I really love the dialogue in them. When he's doing that whisper/shouting thing he does so well in 13 days with JFK and says 'they're trying to box you in with these rules of engagement.' And then says 'it's a set-up!'...no one does that better than Costner.

    Honourable mentions to Silverado,
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