Best William Hurt movies

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

TOP 25:
Altered States
Altered States
William Hurt as: Professor Eddie Jessup
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1980
A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Drew Barrymore movies?

TOP 24:
Neverwas
Neverwas
William Hurt as: Dr. Peter Reed
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Release: 2005
Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist, who leaves a job at a prestigious university, to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, 'Millwood'. What he doesnt reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the very place where his novelist father, T.L. Pierson (Nick Nolte), spent many years of his life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alan Cumming movies?


TOP 23:
Sunshine
Sunshine
William Hurt as: Andor Knorr
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1999
The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Freya Mavor movies?

TOP 22:
Broadcast News
Broadcast News
William Hurt as: Tom Grunick
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1987
Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Cusack movies?

TOP 21:
Until the End of the World
Until the End of the World
Original Title: Bis ans Ende der Welt
William Hurt as: Sam Farber, alias Trevor McPhee
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1991
Until The End of the World is an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey, the purpose of the journey is to restore sight -- a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find a cure for his wife's blindness, has created a device that allows the user to send images directly to the brain, enabling the blind to see.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sam Neill movies?


TOP 20:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
William Hurt as: Julian Rigby
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Viola Davis movies?

TOP 19:
The Big Chill
The Big Chill
William Hurt as: Nick Carlton
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1983
A couple's marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their youth, reminisce, smoke marijuana, and pair off with each other.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kevin Kline movies?

TOP 18:
Mr. Brooks
Mr. Brooks
William Hurt as: Marshall
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2007
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Demi Moore movies?


TOP 17:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
William Hurt as: Prof. Hobby
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2001
David, a robotic boy鈥攖he first of his kind programmed to love鈥攊s adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Haley Joel Osment movies?

TOP 16:
Children of a Lesser God
Children of a Lesser God
William Hurt as: James Leeds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1986
James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time?

TOP 15:

Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail
William Hurt as: Henry Paulson
Genre: Drama, TV Movie
Release: 2011
An intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Topher Grace movies?


TOP 14:

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
William Hurt as: Rochester
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1996
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the housekeeper of Thornfield Hall, Mrs. Fairfax.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rupert Penry-Jones movies?

TOP 13:

Body Heat

Body Heat
William Hurt as: Ned Racine
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kathleen Turner movies?

TOP 12:

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman
William Hurt as: Luis Molina
Genre: Drama
Release: 1985
Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.

TOP 11:

A History of Violence

A History of Violence
William Hurt as: Richie Cusack
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Release: 2005
An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen McHattie movies?


TOP 10:

The Challenger

The Challenger
William Hurt as: Richard Feynman
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2013
When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. But what was more shocking was that the cause of the disaster might never be uncovered. The Challenger is the story of how Richard Feynman, one of America's most famous scientists, helped to discover the cause of a tragedy that stunned America.

TOP 9:

Race

Race
William Hurt as: Jeremiah Mahoney
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 2016
Based on the story of Jesse Owens, the athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

TOP 8:

The Miracle Season

The Miracle Season
William Hurt as: Ernie Found
Genre: Drama
Release: 2018
After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship!

TOP 7:

Smoke

Smoke
William Hurt as: Paul Benjamin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1995
Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.

TOP 6:

Dark City

Dark City
William Hurt as: Inspector Frank Bumstead
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction
Release: 1998
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.


TOP 5:

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War
William Hurt as: Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2016
Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

TOP 4:

The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure
William Hurt as: Tulley
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 2020
The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting Huffman to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

TOP 3:

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
William Hurt as: Walt McCandless
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Release: 2007
After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

TOP 2:

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
William Hurt as: Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2019
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

TOP 1:

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War
William Hurt as: Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2018
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.



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