Best Movies of Billy Bob Thornton

Sling Blade (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 178 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $24.48M

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.


A Simple Plan (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $16.31M

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.


One False Move (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $1.54M

A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.


The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $7.49M

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.


Puss in Boots (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $149.23M

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.


Friday Night Lights (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $61.19M

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.


Bad Santa (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $60.06M

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.


Monster's Ball (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $31.25M

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.


Armageddon (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $201.57M

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.


Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $35.10M

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.


The Judge (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $47.11M

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.


Chrystal (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $0.08M

Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.


Bandits (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $41.52M

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.


U Turn (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $6.63M

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.


The Ice Harvest (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $8.82M

A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.


Bad News Bears (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $32.87M

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.


The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $11.00M

A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.


Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $7.00M

A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.


Parkland (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $0.65M

A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.


Faster (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: $23.23M

An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.



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