Movies (Actor) Billy Bob Thornton

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1. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 81,704 | Gross: $24.48M

2. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 11,697

3. South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

R | 131 min | Drama, Western

22 Metascore

Valentine Casey is a U.S. Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past... See full summary »

Director: Dwight Yoakam | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Luke Askew, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 1,313 | Gross: $0.02M

4. The Informers (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

20 Metascore

One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Jon Foster

Votes: 15,413 | Gross: $0.30M

5. Mr. Woodcock (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

41 Metascore

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made middle school hell for generations of students.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler

Votes: 33,800 | Gross: $25.63M

6. The Smell of Success (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

A comedy about manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni, Mark Polish, Ed Helms

Votes: 1,032

7. Waking Up in Reno (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

A romantic comedy about two trashy couples travelling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson

Votes: 5,428 | Gross: $0.27M

8. Bad Santa 2 (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 20,183 | Gross: $17.78M

9. Daddy and Them (2001)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston

Votes: 2,002

10. Homegrown (1998)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch, John Lithgow

Votes: 4,344 | Gross: $0.22M

11. Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

65 Metascore

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Votes: 19,303 | Gross: $32.87M

12. School for Scoundrels (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 28,018 | Gross: $17.80M

13. Pushing Tin (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 26,972 | Gross: $8.41M

14. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

47 Metascore

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

Votes: 18,616 | Gross: $22.41M

15. Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 19,069 | Gross: $7.00M

16. The Badge (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local trans individual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his ... See full summary »

Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, William Devane, Sela Ward

Votes: 3,033

17. The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A NASA astronaut, forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Max Thieriot

Votes: 21,328 | Gross: $11.00M

18. The Ice Harvest (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Lara Phillips

Votes: 22,330 | Gross: $8.82M

19. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 85,584 | Gross: $35.33M

20. Parkland (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Mystery

51 Metascore

A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 14,048 | Gross: $0.65M

21. The Baytown Outlaws (2012)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

33 Metascore

When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her godson from an abusive stepfather, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.

Director: Barry Battles | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Clayne Crawford

Votes: 13,002

22. Chrystal (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

Director: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Lisa Blount, Billy Bob Thornton, Kamron Ross Stacey, David Rhodes

Votes: 1,484 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Levity (2003)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

After two decades in prison for murder, a man is released on parole and returns to his hometown seeking redemption.

Director: Ed Solomon | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Holly Hunter

Votes: 6,048 | Gross: $0.21M

24. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 62,503 | Gross: $41.58M

25. Faster (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Mauricio Lopez

Votes: 93,739 | Gross: $23.24M

26. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 371,470 | Gross: $201.57M

27. U Turn (1997)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 46,527 | Gross: $6.63M

28. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 127,332 | Gross: $60.06M

29. Monster's Ball (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher

Votes: 78,747 | Gross: $31.25M

30. One False Move (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach

Votes: 8,897 | Gross: $1.54M

31. Friday Night Lights (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lucas Black

Votes: 54,376 | Gross: $61.19M

32. The Judge (2014)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama

48 Metascore

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 163,237 | Gross: $47.12M

33. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 58,375 | Gross: $16.31M

34. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

Votes: 97,444 | Gross: $7.49M



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