Top Patrick Swayze Films

by 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

52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

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

65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 183,690 | Gross: $0.62M

Probably his most memorable film. A timeless classic

3. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

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

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 69,847 | Gross: $25.60M

One of many future stars in the film

5. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

55 Metascore

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.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

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.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,974

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

65 Metascore

The events leading up to an 11:14 p.m. car crash, from five very different perspectives.

Director: Greg Marcks | Stars: Henry Thomas, Colin Hanks, Ben Foster, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 43,108

A very cool under the radar indie film starring Swayze

8. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

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

51 Metascore

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?

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter

Votes: 11,641 | Gross: $15.45M

A classic cheesy 80's guilty pleasure

10. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

88 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 710,139 | Gross: $1.48M

One of Swayzes best supporting performances

11. Uncommon Valor (1983)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

Votes: 8,429 | Gross: $30.50M

Before he was a star

12. Next of Kin (1989)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

53 Metascore

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.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt

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 »

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi

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.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf, Gabriel Casseus

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.

Director: John Kaye | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Penelope Ann Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 1,176

16. One Last Dance (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Three dancers are forced to reconcile their differences.

Director: Lisa Niemi | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, George De La Pena, Matthew Walker

Votes: 1,342

17. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

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.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

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 »

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kim Myers, Gia Carides, Olivia Birkelund

Votes: 2,063

20. Green Dragon (2001)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

49 Metascore

The story of some Vietnamese refugees as they first arrive at Camp Pendleton in the United States as the Vietnam War ends in 1975.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le

Votes: 1,005 | Gross: $0.28M

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.

Director: Amin Q. Chaudhri | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Piper Laurie, Lee Richardson, Mary McDonnell

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.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui | Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta

Votes: 13,654

His last film performance

23. 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: 5,495 | Gross: $0.27M

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.?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Troy Donahue

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 »

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Nick Stahl

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.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Christopher Neame

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 »

Director: Joshua Sinclair | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Patrick Swayze, Martine McCutcheon, Heinz Hoenig

Votes: 547

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 »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Patrick Bergin, Michael York, Annika Peterson

Votes: 825

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.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

Votes: 2,690 | Gross: $3.42M



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