MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 25: Actor Kevin Costner attends the "Highwaymen" ("Emboscada final") at Capitol cinema on March 25, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Eduardo Parra/WireImage)
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The 14 Best Kevin Costner Movies, Ranked
14. Waterworld
Although “Waterworld” may be far from a good movie, receiving mediocre critical scores and bombing at the theater, it’s difficult to argue that it isn’t a fun ride. The film features some impressive action scenes and an ambitious story, but its overall silliness leaves many viewers rolling their eyes, justifiably earning its spot at the bottom of this list.
13. Fandango
Costner’s first lead film was the 1985 road trip movie “Fandango,” which helped the actor soon gain the recognition that would lead him to superstardom a few years later. Although the film is worth seeing at least once for Costner’s breakout role, there’s nothing truly original about it, as there are plenty of road trip movies like it.
12. Silverado
Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood spent the 1960s and ’70s deconstructing the Old West myth, but 1985’s “Silverado” was a throwback to the old Western films that had fallen out of favor. It’s easy to tell that those involved enjoyed their time making the movie, especially Costner, who nearly steals the show as a yee-hawing young buck.
11. Open Range
Unlike some Westerns that want to deconstruct the genre, Costner’s “Open Range” merely wanted to tell a story in the setting, but this tale is too familiar to be considered a masterpiece. Robert Duvall joins Costner in this feature that is sure to delight fans of the genre and leave audiences wondering why Costner doesn’t direct more films like this.
10. Thirteen Days
“Thirteen Days” retells the harrowing story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, with Costner playing JFK’s special assistant and appointments secretary, Kenneth O’Donnell, a vital figure in the president’s inner circle. The dramatic writing and the actors’ portrayal of these historical figures will leave viewers on the edge of their seats in suspense.