Viggo Mortensen Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
PG-13

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

(2003)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Noel Appleby, Ali Astin, Sean Astin
Plot:

The fight for control of the future of Middle-earth intensifies as Aragorn, aided by Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, rallies his army at Minas Tirith to fight against the evil forces of Sauron. However, it is only a distraction to give Frodo and Sam more time to destroy the One Ring at the fires of Mount Doom.

4
0
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
PG-13

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(2001)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin
Plot:

After inheriting a mysterious ring forged millennia ago by Dark Lord Sauron to conquer Middle-earth, Frodo Baggins volunteers to carry it to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. In this epic quest, he is accompanied by The Fellowship consisting of Wizard Gandalf, Elf Legolas, Dwarf Gimli, Boromir of Gondor, Isildur's heir Aragorn, and fellow Hobbits Sam, Merry, Pippin.

3
0
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
PG-13

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

(2002)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin, John Bach
Plot:

The second installment of The Lord of the Rings saga continues Frodo and Sam's epic quest to destroy the One Ring and sees them enlisting the guidance of the mysterious Gollum to traverse through the treacherous Dead Marshes, while their friends from the Fellowship, including resurrected Gandalf, help free King Theoden of Rohan from Saruman's deadly spell.

3
0

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A History of Violence
R

A History of Violence

(2005)
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Stall
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes
Plot:

A diner owner's small-town life is turned around overnight when he kills two men attempting to rob his restaurant. After short-lived fame, relationships and trust are tested when a gangster turns up alleging that the diner owner is, in fact, a professional hitman.

15
1
Captain Fantastic
R

Captain Fantastic

(2016)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben
Director:
Matt Ross
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Missi Pyle, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, George MacKay
Plot:

Ben and Leslie Cash, former anarchists disillusioned with capitalism, live in the Washington wilderness with their six children, whom they have taught to be self-reliant, co-existing with nature. After Leslie dies from suicide in a hospital, he is forced to lead his children to the outside world and face his father-in-law, who wants custody of the children.

6
0
Eastern Promises
R

Eastern Promises

(2007)
8
0
As:
Cast
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Tatiana Maslany, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mina E. Mina
Plot:

Anna Khitrova, a British midwife of Russian origin, comes across the diary of Russian teenager Tatiana who died during childbirth, and learns that she was raped, drugged and forced into prostitution by Russian crime-lord Semyon. In her quest to deliver the baby to Tatiana's family, she finds an unlikely ally in Nikolai, Semyon's driver and family "cleaner".

8
0
Carlito's Way
R

Carlito's Way

(1993)
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Brian De Palma
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Marc Anthony, John Leguizamo, Penelope Ann Miller
Plot:

After drug dealer Carlito Brigante is released early from prison thanks to an exploitation by his sleazy lawyer friend Dave Kleinfeld, he pledges to mend his ways and rekindles his romance with former girlfriend Gail. However, despite repeated attempts to avoid temptations, he is eventually dragged into his former violent lifestyle while assisting Kleinfeld against an Italian Mafia boss.

3
1
Witness
R

Witness

(1985)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Weir
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes
Plot:

 Amish child Samuel witnesses a murder and later identifies the killer from a newspaper clipping. It turns out to be award winning narcotic officer McFee. Suspecting that McFee is involved in drug dealings, Detective Book confides in his partner. But when Book is ambushed by McFee, he realizes that his partner is also an accomplice and that both Samuel and his widowed mother need protection. 

4
0
Crimson Tide
R

Crimson Tide

(1995)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Weps
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, George Dzundza, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven
Plot:

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

6
1
The Road
R

The Road

(2009)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Man
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Guy Pearce
Plot:

The Road is a thriller-drama revolving around a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by going on a journey along the coast to the south. Viggo Mortensen stars as the father, who scavenges for food and protects himself and his son, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, from cannibals, with only two bullets left in his gun.

4
0
The Indian Runner
R

The Indian Runner

(1991)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Roberts
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, David Morse, Patricia Arquette, Valeria Golino, Viggo Mortensen
4
0
Far from Men
PG-13

Far from Men

(2014)
2
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Daru
Director:
David Oelhoffen
Genres:
Drama, Western, War
Star Cast:
Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin, Nicolas Giraud
2
0

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Hidalgo
PG-13

Hidalgo

(2004)
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Hopkins
Director:
Joe Johnston
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Western, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Zuleikha Robinson
Plot:

Frank T. Hopkins and his American mustang, Hidalgo are famed as the world’s greatest endurance horse and rider as part of Buffalo Bill’s ‘Wild West’ show. When wealthy Sheikh Riyadh challenges Hopkins and Hidalgo to take part in the ‘Ocean of Fire’ race, they must prove themselves against the thoroughbred horses, deadly environment and sabotaging opponents.  

9
0
The Reflecting Skin
R

The Reflecting Skin

(1990)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cameron Dove
Director:
Philip Ridley
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Lindsay Duncan, Duncan Fraser, Jeremy Cooper, Sheila Moore
2
0
Appaloosa
R

Appaloosa

(2008)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ed Harris
Genres:
Romance, Western, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Renée Zellweger, Robert Jauregui, Jeremy Irons, Timothy V. Murphy, Luce Rains
4
0
A Walk on the Moon
R

A Walk on the Moon

(1999)
5
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Goldwyn
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Liev Schreiber, Anna Paquin, Diane Lane, Tovah Feldshuh, Bobby Boriello
5
0
The Prophecy
TV-MA

The Prophecy

(1995)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucifer
Director:
Gregory Widen
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, Viggo Mortensen
4
0
A Perfect Murder
R

A Perfect Murder

(1998)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
David Shaw
Director:
Andrew Davis
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Gwyneth Paltrow, David Suchet, Michael Douglas, Sarita Choudhury
Plot:

Steven, a multimillionaire industrialist approaches David, an artist, and offers him a huge sum of money to kill his wife, after finding out that she was having an affair with the latter. 

5
0
A Dangerous Method
R

A Dangerous Method

(2011)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sigmund Freud
Director:
David Cronenberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography, Thriller
Star Cast:
Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, Vincent Cassel
Plot:

A young Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein seeking treatment for hysteria is successfully treated by Carl Jung and later becomes a respected professional in psychoanalysis. Later they meet Freud in person and the married Jung begins an affair with Sabina. Unfortunately, a rift develops between Freud and Jung and Sabina wants more from Jung. 

4
1
Young Guns II
PG-13

Young Guns II

(1990)
3
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Geoff Murphy
Genres:
Action, Western
Star Cast:
Jon Bon Jovi, Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater
3
2

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Jauja

Jauja

(2014)
2
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Gunnar Dinesen
Director:
Lisandro Alonso
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi, Diego Roman
2
0
The Portrait of a Lady
PG-13

The Portrait of a Lady

(1996)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jane Campion
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Christian Bale, Mary-Louise Parker, Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey
2
0
Good
R

Good

(2008)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Halder
Director:
Vicente Amorim
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Mackintosh, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong, Jodie Whittaker
3
0
The Two Faces of January
PG-13

The Two Faces of January

(2014)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Chester
Director:
Hossein Amini
Genres:
Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan, Babis Chatzidakis
2
0
On the Road
R

On the Road

(2012)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Salles
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge
2
0
Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer

Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer

(2006)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Diego Alatriste
Director:
Agustín Díaz Yanes
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Thriller, History
Star Cast:
Eduardo Noriega, Elena Anaya, Eduard Fernández, Unax Ugalde
2
0
28 Days
PG-13

28 Days

(2000)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Boone
Director:
Betty Thomas
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Steve Buscemi, Sandra Bullock, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins
3
0
Prison
R

Prison

(1987)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Burke / Forsythe Electrocution
Director:
Renny Harlin
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Star Cast:
Lincoln Kilpatrick, Lane Smith, Tom Everett, Chelsea Field
5
0
Albino Alligator
R

Albino Alligator

(1996)
1
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Guy Foucard
Director:
Kevin Spacey
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gary Sinise, Matt Dillon, William Fichtner, Faye Dunaway, Viggo Mortensen
1
2
G.I. Jane
R

G.I. Jane

(1997)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Master Chief John James Urgayle
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
Drama, War, Action
Star Cast:
Demi Moore, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe, Daniel von Bargen
Plot:

This 1997 action drama film revolves around a woman, who with the help of a female US Senator, succeeds in getting enrolled for training in the US Navy Special Warfare Group. However, due to being physically more feminine compared to the other candidates, everyone expects her to fail. 

2
0

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The Passion of Darkly Noon

The Passion of Darkly Noon

(1995)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Clay
Director:
Philip Ridley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brendan Fraser, Grace Zabriskie, Loren Dean, Ashley Judd
1
0
Floundering
R

Floundering

(1994)
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter McCarthy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Billy Bob Thornton, Ethan Hawke, Steve Buscemi
3
1
The Young Americans
R

The Young Americans

(1993)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Danny Cannon
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Thandie Newton, Harvey Keitel, John Wood, Keith Allen
2
1
Daylight
PG-13

Daylight

(1996)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Nord
Director:
Rob Cohen
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders
Plot:

As a getaway car of robbers hits truck carrying explosives, the resulting blast in the underground New Jersey tunnel blocks both the exits. The disgraced ex-chief of Emergency Medical Services, Kit Latura, the only one with skill and experience required for such rescue, enters the tunnel in an attempt to bring the survivors out. Can he achieve it before the weakened tunnel collapses?

1
1
American Yakuza
R

American Yakuza

(1993)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Davis / David Brandt
Director:
Frank A. Cappello
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Franklyn Ajaye, Michael Nouri, Yuji Okumoto, Ryo Ishibashi
2
0
Everybody Has a Plan
R

Everybody Has a Plan

(2012)
1
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Agustín / Pedro
Director:
Ana Piterbarg
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Soledad Villamil, Daniel Fanego, Javier Godino, Sofía Gala
1
0
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
R

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

(1990)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tex
Director:
Jeff Burr
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ken Foree, Kate Hodge, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler
2
1
Boiling Point
R

Boiling Point

(1993)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ronnie
Director:
James B. Harris
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Wesley Snipes, Seymour Cassel, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich
4
1
Ruby Cairo
PG-13

Ruby Cairo

(1992)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Faro
Director:
Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, Paul Spencer
1
1
Fresh Horses
PG-13

Fresh Horses

(1988)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Anspaugh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Patti D'Arbanville, Leon Russom
1
1

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Psycho
R

Psycho

(1998)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Loomis
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Anne Heche, William H. Macy
1
0
Gospel According to Harry

Gospel According to Harry

(1994)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Lech Majewski
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Andy Rivera, Alhassane Barry, David Baty, Renata Berger
1
0
Gimlet

Gimlet

(1995)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Hombre (Man)
Director:
José Luis Acosta
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Ángela Molina, Abel Folk, Pep Cruz, Lluís Marco
1
0
Black Velvet Pantsuit

Black Velvet Pantsuit

(1995)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Worthless Junkie
Director:
William Butler
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Leslie Jordan, Ingrid Berg, Penny Hamilton, Mark Nassar
1
1
La pistola de mi hermano

La pistola de mi hermano

(1997)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ray Loriga
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Galiena, Karra Elejalde, Daniel González, Nico Bidasolo
1
0
Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today?
R

Salvation!: Have You Said Your Prayers Today?

(1987)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerome Stample
Director:
Beth B
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stephen McHattie, Dominique Davalos, Exene Cervenka, Rockets Redglare
2
0
Tripwire
R

Tripwire

(1989)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
James Lemmo
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tommy Chong, David Warner, Terence Knox, Charlotte Lewis
2
1
The Crew
R

The Crew

(1994)
2
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phillip
Director:
Carl Colpaert
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Donal Logue, Laura del Sol, Pamela Gidley, Jeremy Sisto
2
2

TV Movie(s)

Vanishing Point
PG-13

Vanishing Point

(1997)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Kowalski
Director:
Charles Robert Carner
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Keith David, Steve Railsback, Jason Priestley, Rodney A. Grant
2
1

TV Shows and Videos

George Washington

George Washington (1984)

As:
Cast
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Biography, War, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Kelsey Grammer, Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes, Jaclyn Smith
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
T

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

As:
Cast
Role:
Aragorn (voice)
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Elijah Wood
Search for Tomorrow

Search for Tomorrow (1951)

As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Havinga, Michael Gliona, Andrew D. Weyman, Diana Wenman, Robert Schwartz
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Knotts, Jane Krakowski, Lisa Peluso, Mary Stuart, Sherry Mathis
Miami Vice
TV-14

Miami Vice (1984)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Nicolella, Richard Compton, Leon Ichaso, Vern Gillum, Don Johnson
Genres:
Drama, Action, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown
ABC Afterschool Specials

ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)

As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Elikann, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Richard C. Bennett, Robert Fuest, Robert C. Thompson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Ben Affleck, James Earl Jones, Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham