Best William Atherton movies

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Best William Atherton movies
We present our ranking of the best William Atherton 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 William Atherton.

TOP 24:
Jinn
Jinn
William Atherton as: Father Westhoff
Genre: Thriller
Release: 2014
From the beginning, stories of angels and men have captured our imaginations and have been etched into our history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion, and time. These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology for countless centuries, almost washing away the evidence that a third ever existed. This third race, born of smokeless fire, was called the jinn. Similar to humans in many ways, the jinn lived invisibly among us and only under dire or unusual circumstances were our paths ever meant to cross.

TOP 23:
Into the Sun
Into the Sun
William Atherton as: Agent Block
Genre: Action
Release: 2005
After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained by ex-Yakuza. Using his former ties, he quickly determines that a war is brewing between old-guard Yakuza members and a young, crazed leader (Takao Osawa) with ties to the Chinese Tong.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Chiaki Kuriyama movies?


TOP 22:
Bio-Dome
Bio-Dome
William Atherton as: Dr. Noah Faulkner
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1996
Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a "Bio-Dome" for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakenly become part of the project themselves.

TOP 21:
Who's Your Daddy?
Who's Your Daddy?
William Atherton as: Duncan Mack
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2004
An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kadeem Hardison movies?

TOP 20:
The Crow: Salvation
The Crow: Salvation
William Atherton as: Nathan Randall
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2000
Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group of corrupt cops.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jodi Lyn O'Keefe movies?


TOP 19:
Clinical
Clinical
William Atherton as: Terry Drummond
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 2017
A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best India Eisley movies?

TOP 18:
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
William Atherton as: Earle Swinter
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2012
Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, only to watch their dream run off course.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bob Odenkirk movies?

TOP 17:
No Mercy
No Mercy
William Atherton as: Allan Deveneux
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1986
An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kim Basinger movies?


TOP 16:
Ghostheads
Ghostheads
William Atherton as: Himself
Release: 2016
Ghostheads is a documentary that explores the extreme side of the Ghostbusters fandom. Join us as we travel the world meeting extreme Ghostbusters fans. Every Ghosthead is unique. Every Franchise is its own. Every pop culture fandom should learn how to give back to the community.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ernie Hudson movies?

TOP 15:

Mad City

Mad City
William Atherton as: Dohlen
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Blythe Danner movies?

TOP 14:

The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg
William Atherton as: Boerth
Genre: History, Thriller
Release: 1975
In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anne Bancroft movies?


TOP 13:

Oscar

Oscar
William Atherton as: Overton
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1991
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clark Gable movies?

TOP 12:

Hoodlum

Hoodlum
William Atherton as: Thomas E. Dewey
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1997
In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running 'the numbers'. When Madam Queen鈥攖he powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem鈥攊s arrested, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson takes over the business and must resist an invasion from a merciless mobster.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Andy Garc铆a movies?

TOP 11:

The Sugarland Express

The Sugarland Express
William Atherton as: Clovis Michael Poplin
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1974
Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.

TOP 10:

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief
William Atherton as: Bob Gminski
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Release: 1993
Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Julia Roberts movies?


TOP 9:

The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust
William Atherton as: Tod Hackett
Genre: Drama
Release: 1975
Hollywood, 1930s. Tod Hackett, a young painter who tries to make his way as an art director in the lurid world of film industry, gets infatuated with his neighbor Faye Greener, an aspiring actress who prefers the life that Homer Simpson, a lone accountant, can offer her.

TOP 8:

Buried Alive

Buried Alive
William Atherton as: Cortland 'Cort' van Owen
Genre: Horror, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 1990
Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money. Only trouble the drug overdose they give him doesn't kill him. Lucky for Clint he's buried in a cheap wooden box and he unburies himself. Just remember, Hell hath no fury like a man buried alive!

TOP 7:

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
William Atherton as: Adult David Moran
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Horror
Release: 2007
In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever.

TOP 6:

Real Genius

Real Genius
William Atherton as: Prof. Jerry Hathaway
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 1985
Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

TOP 5:

Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2
William Atherton as: Richard Thornburg
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1990
Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of d茅j脿 vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation鈥檚 capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane鈥檚 smart-mouthed heroics.


TOP 4:

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Looking for Mr. Goodbar
William Atherton as: James
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1977
A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

TOP 3:

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
William Atherton as: Walter Peck
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 1984
After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

TOP 2:

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai
William Atherton as: Winchester Rep
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Release: 2003
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

TOP 1:

Die Hard

Die Hard
William Atherton as: Richard Thornburg
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1988
NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.


If you like the best William Atherton movies, then you will also like the best Ernie Hudson movies, where many of their films coincide.