Top 25 Lou Diamond Phillip Films

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1. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 25,560 | Gross: $54.22M

2. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Western

50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 50,756 | Gross: $45.66M

3. Courage Under Fire (1996)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 47,224 | Gross: $59.03M

4. The 33 (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 32,651 | Gross: $12.19M

5. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 14,793 | Gross: $13.99M

6. The Wharf Rat (1995 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Two brothers live on the opposite sides of the law. One a cop, the other working the waterfront as a crooked businessman. When the policeman is mysteriously murdered, the crook becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Rachel Ticotin, Judge Reinhold, Scott Cohen

Votes: 98

7. A Better Way to Die (2000)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

Director: Scott Wiper | Stars: Scott Wiper, Jack Conley, Carmen Argenziano, Richard Haje

Votes: 1,456

8. Transparency (I) (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A security guard uncovers more than he bargained for.

Director: Raul Inglis | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Estella Warren, Deborah Kara Unger, Aaron Pearl

Votes: 418

9. Malevolent (2002)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Detective Jack Lucas, a harried, self-hating, Los Angeles police detective races against the clock to clear his name when he's framed for a series of killings committed by a crafty serial killer, who targets him as his latest fall guy.

Director: John Terlesky | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Edoardo Ballerini, Kari Wuhrer, Gwen McGee

Votes: 498

10. Extreme Justice (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue cop joins an elite L.A.P.D. unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 1,068

11. Lone Hero (2002)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An actor in a Wild West show must become a mythical Western Hero when a biker gang descends upon a small Montana town.

Director: Ken Sanzel | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Sean Patrick Flanery, Robert Forster, Tanya Allen

Votes: 666

12. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

47 Metascore

In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

Votes: 28,727 | Gross: $44.14M

13. Big Kill (2018)

R | 126 min | Action, Western

42 Metascore

A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill.

Director: Scott Martin | Stars: Jason Patric, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christoph Sanders, Scott Martin

Votes: 549

14. Filly Brown (2012)

R | 80 min | Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.

Directors: Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos | Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,011 | Gross: $2.83M

15. Never Forget (2008)

R | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.

Director: Leo Scherman | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kris Holden-Ried, Sarah Manninen, Jonathan Whittaker

Votes: 287

16. El Cortez (2006)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.

Director: Stephen Purvis | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Weitz, Glenn Plummer, Tracy Middendorf

Votes: 520

17. Bats (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

23 Metascore

Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer, Bob Gunton, Leon

Votes: 9,100 | Gross: $10.16M

18. Boulevard (1994)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A street prostitute takes in an abused young woman on the run from her misogynist boyfriend, leading to both facing off against the prostitute's dreaded pimp and a relentless police detective out to arrest all of them.

Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Kari Wuhrer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 494

19. Ambition (I) (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

Mitchell Osgood dreams of being a famous writer, but the book he has written constantly is rejected by the editors. When the psychopathic killer Albert Merrik is released from prison after ... See full summary »

Director: Scott D. Goldstein | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Clancy Brown, Cecilia Peck, Richard Bradford

Votes: 211

20. Dangerous Touch (1994)

R | 101 min | Thriller

An erotic thriller about a promiscuous radio sex therapist who is dragged into blackmail by a young hustler.

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips | Stars: Kate Vernon, Robert Prentiss, Bill Allen, Greg Stone

Votes: 520

21. The First Power (1990)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

35 Metascore

A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 3,305 | Gross: $22.42M

22. In a Class of His Own (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama

Rich Donato is the high school janitor at an Oregon high school. He is looked up to by the kids who often seek his advice. There is only one problem. He doesn't have a high school diploma. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Lee Jay Bamberry, Lenno Britos, A.J. Buckley

Votes: 339

23. Renegades (1989)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper

Votes: 2,951 | Gross: $9.02M

24. Gone But Not Forgotten (2005 TV Movie)

172 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A serial killer whose signature was "Gone But Not Forgotten" reappears years after the last murder. A local defense attorney begins to suspect that she may be the next victim and that her latest client may somehow be involved.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Brooke Shields, Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Marilu Henner

Votes: 517

25. Striking Range (2006)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

When millionaire businessman Ted Billings (Glenn Morshower) double-crosses his partners in a weapons deal, he decides to hire some protection. Billings enlists Eugene "Vash" Vasher (Lou ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Millican | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Yancy Butler, Tom Wright, Glenn Morshower

Votes: 737

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