Top Patrick Swayze Filmsby MoviesGalore44 | created - 01 Jun 2011 | updated - 02 Jun 2011 | Public
This is a list of Patrick Swayze's Top Films. He was a fantastic actor that made some really good and not so good films. He was lost way too soon and will always be remember as one of the finest stars of his generation. Please feel free to comment or make additions and suggestions :)
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1. Ghost (1990)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Votes: 183,996 | Gross: $217.63M
Probably his biggest blockbuster film. Very hard to choose which was a better Patrick Swayze movie on this one
2. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 183,690 | Gross: $0.62M
Probably his most memorable film. A timeless classic
3. Road House (1989)
R | 114 min | Action, Thriller
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.
Votes: 57,400 | Gross: $30.05M
A totally cheesy 80's romper room of a movie.
4. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Votes: 69,847 | Gross: $25.60M
One of many future stars in the film
5. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Votes: 48,350 | Gross: $38.38M
Another 80's throwback which had an interesting yet absurd concept. You'll see tons of other future stars in this teenage action war drama.
6. North and South, Book I (1985)
561 min | Drama, History, Romance
Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Still to this day one of the best miniseries ever made. If they had made this to a film it would have been considered epic
7. 11:14 (2003)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The events leading up to an 11:14 p.m. car crash, from five very different perspectives.
A very cool under the radar indie film starring Swayze
8. Point Break (1991)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
Votes: 144,475 | Gross: $43.22M
Minus Keanu's dry acting this was a very fun to watch bank robber movie. Swayze does a great job in this one
9. Youngblood (1986)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A 17 year old farm boy is offered an ice hockey tryout. His brother drives him to Canada. He has fast legs, slow fists, but is chosen. Will he learn to use his fists and play ice hockey the Canuck way? Will he get the coach's cute daughter?
Votes: 11,641 | Gross: $15.45M
A classic cheesy 80's guilty pleasure
10. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 710,139 | Gross: $1.48M
One of Swayzes best supporting performances
11. Uncommon Valor (1983)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.
Votes: 8,429 | Gross: $30.50M
Before he was a star
12. 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: 8,769 | Gross: $15.94M
13. City of Joy (1992)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
Independent of each other, the Pal family - parents Hazari and Kamla, and their three offspring Amrita, Shambu and Manooj - and Max Lowe arrive in Calcutta, their initial dealings there ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,487 | Gross: $14.68M
14. Black Dog (1998)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A weapons loaded truck is shadowed by FBI and ATF. It explodes and kills the driver. Jack, just out of prison, is pressured into driving another truck from Atlanta to NJ. Things get rough when hijacking attempts are made.
Votes: 8,055 | Gross: $12.83M
15. Forever Lulu (2000)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
A schizophrenic romantic tracks down her college sweetheart to help her find their son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago to the dismay of his new wife.
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
Votes: 26,451 | Gross: $36.47M
Swayze in Drag !!
18. Three Wishes (1995)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy
In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.
Votes: 2,542 | Gross: $7.03M
19. Letters from a Killer (1998)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally ... See full summary »
21. Tiger Warsaw (1988)
R | 93 min | Drama
Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Votes: 699 | Gross: $0.42M
22. Powder Blue (2009)
R | 106 min | Drama
Four Los Angelenos, a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper, are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.
His last film performance
24. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
R | 97 min | Drama
With only a week left before graduation, a young dreamer itches to renounce an uninspiring scholarship, stand up to his despotic father and pursue a career in oceanography. But, has anyone ever spread his wings away from Grandview, U.S.A.?
Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $4.74M
25. Tall Tale (1995)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,141 | Gross: $8.25M
26. Steel Dawn (1987)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.
Votes: 4,362 | Gross: $0.56M
27. Jump! (II) (2007)
105 min | Biography, Drama
Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »
28. Icon (2005 TV Movie)
190 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows ... See full summary »
Probably not one of Swayze's finest moments in this less then memorable made for t.v movie
29. Father Hood (1993)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Adventures of a deadbeat dad who kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.
Votes: 2,690 | Gross: $3.42M