Best Mickey Rourke movies

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Best Mickey Rourke movies
We present our ranking of the best Mickey Rourke movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Mickey Rourke.

TOP 25:
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Mickey Rourke as: Marv
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2014
Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Julia Garner movies?

TOP 24:
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Mickey Rourke as: Harley Davidson
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1991
It's the lawless future, and renegade biker Harley Davidson and his surly cowboy buddy, Marlboro, learn that a corrupt bank is about to foreclose on their friend's bar to further an expanding empire. Harley and Marlboro decide to help by robbing the crooked bank. But when they accidentally filch a drug shipment, they find themselves on the run from criminal financiers and the mob in this rugged action adventure.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tia Carrere movies?


TOP 23:
Bullet
Bullet
Mickey Rourke as: Butch 'Bullet' Stein
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1996
A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donnie Wahlberg movies?

TOP 22:
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Mickey Rourke as: Billy
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2003
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eva Mendes movies?

TOP 21:
Johnny Handsome
Johnny Handsome
Mickey Rourke as: Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1989
A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elizabeth McGovern movies?


TOP 20:
The Pledge
The Pledge
Mickey Rourke as: Jim Olstad
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 2001
A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aaron Eckhart movies?

TOP 19:
Animal Factory
Animal Factory
Mickey Rourke as: Jan the Actress
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2000
Suburbanite Ron is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quentin State Prison. Physically frail and unaccustomed to his rough surroundings, Ron is primed to fall victim to sexual predators and bullying guards – that is, until he's befriended by Earl, a veteran inmate who finds meaning in protecting the vulnerable new kid.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mark Boone Junior movies?

TOP 18:
The Pope of Greenwich Village
The Pope of Greenwich Village
Mickey Rourke as: Charlie
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 1984
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Burt Young movies?


TOP 17:
Spun
Spun
Mickey Rourke as: The Cook
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 2002
Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up with his old girlfriend, Amy.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mena Suvari movies?

TOP 16:
Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate
Mickey Rourke as: Nick Ray
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 1980
Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Brad Dourif movies?

TOP 15:

Generation Iron

Generation Iron
Mickey Rourke as: Narrator
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2013
Generation Iron - examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders in the sport as they train to compete in the world's most premiere bodybuilding stage - Mr. Olympia.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lou Ferrigno movies?


TOP 14:

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2
Mickey Rourke as: Ivan Vanko / Whiplash
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2010
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clark Gregg movies?

TOP 13:

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon
Mickey Rourke as: Capt. Stanley White
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1985
In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows increasingly willing to violate police protocol, resorting to progressively violent measures -- even as his concerned wife, Connie, and his superiors beg him to consider the consequences of his actions.

TOP 12:

Diner

Diner
Mickey Rourke as: Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1982
Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tim Daly movies?

TOP 11:

Thursday

Thursday
Mickey Rourke as: Kasarov
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1998
Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell breaks loose!


TOP 10:

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker
Mickey Rourke as: Bruiser Stone
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

TOP 9:

Body Heat

Body Heat
Mickey Rourke as: Teddy Lewis
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1981
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

TOP 8:

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish
Mickey Rourke as: The Motorcycle Boy
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1983
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

TOP 7:

Buffalo '66

Buffalo '66
Mickey Rourke as: The Bookie
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Release: 1998
Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

TOP 6:

Barfly

Barfly
Mickey Rourke as: Henry Chinaski
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1987
Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.


TOP 5:

Angel Heart

Angel Heart
Mickey Rourke as: Harry Angel
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Release: 1987
Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

TOP 4:

Sin City

Sin City
Mickey Rourke as: Marv
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Release: 2005
Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

TOP 3:

Man on Fire

Man on Fire
Mickey Rourke as: Jordan
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2004
Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.

TOP 2:

The Wrestler

The Wrestler
Mickey Rourke as: Randy "Ram" Robinson
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

TOP 1:

I Am Bruce Lee

I Am Bruce Lee
Mickey Rourke as: Self
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2012
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. The greatest martial artists, athletes, actors, directors, and producers in the entertainment business today will share their feelings about the one who started it all. We will interview the people whose lives, careers, and belief systems were forever altered by the legendary "Father of Martial Arts Cinema". Rarely seen archival footage and classic photos will punctuate the personal testimonials. Prepare to be inspired.



If you like the best Mickey Rourke movies, then you will also like the best Danny Trejo movies, where many of their films coincide.