Christopher Walken Movies

Christopher Walken in 1994's Pulp Fiction

Christopher Walken in 1994’s Pulp Fiction

Want to know the best Christopher Walken movies?  How about the worst Christopher Walken movies?  Curious about Christopher Walken’s box office grosses or which Christopher Walken movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Christopher Walken movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

If Christopher Walken (1943-) is not the best character actor performing right now , then he is close to the top of that list. When I think of Mr. Walken, the following movies scenes pop into my head. His Colonel Koons telling young Butch Coolidge about the history of Butch’s watch in the classic Pulp Fiction (1994).  His interrogation of Dennis Hooper in True Romance (1993).  And of course playing Russian roulette with Robert DeNiro in The Deer Hunter (1978).

Christopher Walken has been appearing in movies since 1969. He became an overnight sensation 8 years later with his Oscar® winning performance in The Deer Hunter (1969).  After a few lead roles, he pretty much slipped into supporting roles.  It is a role that suites him pretty well.

His IMDb page shows 130 acting credits from 1969-2016. This page will rank 64 Christopher Walken movies from Best to Worst in five different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.

Christopher Walken and Danny DeVito in 1992's Batman Returns

Christopher Walken and Danny DeVito in 1992’s Batman Returns

Christopher Walken Movies Can Be Ranked 5 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort by Christopher Walken movies by his co-stars
  • Sort Christopher Walken movies by actual domestic box office grosses (in millions)
  • Sort Christopher Walken movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Christopher Walken movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Christopher Walken movie received.
  • Sort Christopher Walken movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
RankMovie (Year)Co-StarsDomestic B.O. Actual (mils.) Domestic B.O. Adjusted (mils.) Critic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
The Deer Hunter (1978)Robert DeNiro & Meryl Streep$48.98$176.5085.5%09 / 0587.27
Pulp Fiction (1994)Bruce Willis & Samuel L. Jackson$107.93$223.0093.0%07 / 0180.99
Annie Hall (1977)Woody Allen$48.90$184.9086.0%05 / 0477.86
Catch Me if You Can (2002)Tom Hanks & Leonardo DiCaprio$164.62$239.3087.0%02 / 0076.69
The Jungle Book (2016)Bill Murray & Scarlett Johansson $314.08$314.0887.0%00 / 0071.89
Batman Returns (1992)Michael Keaton & Michelle Pfeiffer$162.83$330.8074.0%02 / 0066.58
Antz (1998)Sylvester Stallone & Woody Allen$90.76$163.1086.0%00 / 0065.88
Wedding Crashers (2005)Owen Wilson & Bradley Cooper$209.26$275.6073.0%00 / 0064.81
Hairspray (2007)John Travolta$118.87$145.7081.5%00 / 0061.10
Sleepy Hallow (1999)Johnny Depp$101.07$168.4071.0%03 / 0160.93
Click (2006)Adam Sandler$137.36$176.0049.5%01 / 0051.06
The Dead Zone (1983)Martin Sheen$20.77$55.6081.0%00 / 0046.91
Biloxi Blues (1988)Matthew Broderick$43.18$88.6068.5%00 / 0046.49
Man on Fire (2004)Denzel Washington$77.91$105.8058.0%00 / 0044.13
True Romance (1993)Brad Pitt & Christian Slater$12.28$25.0085.0%00 / 0044.03
The Rundown (2003)Dwayne Johnson$47.73$66.7069.0%00 / 0043.44
Wayne's World 2 (1993)Mike Myers$48.20$98.1059.0%00 / 0043.44
Mouse Hunt (1997)Nathan Lane & Lee Evans$61.92$113.7053.0%00 / 0042.22
America's Sweethearts (2001)John Cusack & Julia Roberts$93.61$139.7044.0%00 / 0042.14
A View to a Kill (1985)Roger Moore$50.33$119.5050.0%00 / 0041.92
Seven Psychopaths (2012)Woody Harrelson & Sam Rockwell$15.02$15.9082.5%00 / 0041.27
Pennies from Heaven (1981)Steve Martin$9.17$27.8073.5%03 / 0040.60
Jersey Boys (2014)Directed by Clint Eastwood$47.05$48.5068.5%00 / 0039.73
At Close Range (1986)Sean Penn$2.35$5.3081.0%00 / 0038.94
Eddie The Eagle (2016)Hugh Jackman$15.27$15.2776.0%00 / 0038.26
Dogs of War (1981)Tom Berenger$5.48$16.6075.5%00 / 0038.05
Blast from the Past (1999)Brendan Fraser$26.51$44.2061.0%00 / 0036.30
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)Directed by Robert Redford$13.83$28.4063.5%01 / 0135.20
The Funerel (1996)Chris Penn$1.23$2.3072.5%00 / 0034.42
Brainstorm (1983)Natalie Wood$10.22$27.3063.5%00 / 0034.08
King of New York (1990)Laurence Fishburne$2.55$5.1069.5%00 / 0033.48
The Family Fang (2016)Nicole Kidman & Jason Bateman$0.30$0.3070.0%00 / 0032.95
Late Quartet (2012) (2012)Phillip Seymour Hoffman$1.51$1.6069.5%00 / 0032.93
Kill the Irishman (2011)Ray Stevenson$1.19$1.3066.5%00 / 0031.49
The Stepford Wives (2004)Nicole Kidman & Matthew Broderick$59.48$80.7038.5%00 / 0030.61
Prophecy (1995)Virginia Madsen$16.12$31.2053.5%00 / 0030.15
Scotland PA (2002)Maura Tierney$0.38$0.6063.5%00 / 0029.95
Mistress (1992)Robert DeNiro & Robert Wuhl$1.10$2.2061.5%00 / 0029.24
Last Man Standing (1996)Bruce Willis & Bruce Dern$18.12$34.6049.0%00 / 0028.72
Heaven's Gate (1980)Jeff Bridges$3.48$11.3055.0%01 / 0028.00
Romance and Cigarettes (2007)Susan Sarandon & Kate Winslet$0.56$0.7058.0%00 / 0027.37
Kangaroo Jack (2003)Jerry O'Connell$66.93$93.6026.0%00 / 0027.26
Deadline (1987)Marita Marschall$0.14$0.3057.5%00 / 0027.08
Man of the Year (2006)Robin Williams$37.33$47.8041.5%00 / 0027.00
The Opportunists (2000)Vera Farmiga$0.58$0.9055.5%00 / 0026.24
The Power of Few (2013)Christian Slater$0.03$0.0353.0%00 / 0024.93
Suicide Kings (1998)Denis Leary$1.74$3.1052.0%00 / 0024.92
The Stand Up Guys (2013)Al Pacino$3.31$3.4051.0%00 / 0024.54
Nick of Time (1995)Johnny Depp$8.18$15.8046.0%00 / 0024.10
Balls of Fury (2007)Dan Folger$32.89$40.3037.5%00 / 0023.99
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)Andy Garcia$0.53$1.0050.5%00 / 0023.91
Poolhall Junkies (2003)Rod Steiger$0.56$0.8050.5%00 / 0023.90
Illuminata (1999)Susan Sarandon$0.84$1.4050.0%00 / 0023.73
Excess Baggage (1997)Benicio Del Toro$14.52$26.7041.0%00 / 0023.44
McBain (1991)Michael Ironside$0.46$0.9049.5%00 / 0023.42
Joe Dirt (2001)David Spade$27.09$40.4033.0%00 / 0021.82
Touch (1997)Bridget Fonda$0.39$0.7045.0%00 / 0021.26
Domino (2005)Keira Knightley & Directed by Tony Scott$10.17$13.4039.0%00 / 0020.48
Around the Bend (2004)Michael Caine$0.19$0.3043.3%00 / 0020.42
Search and Destroy (1995)Bridget Fonda$0.39$0.8042.5%00 / 0020.11
Country Bears (2002)Haley Joel Osment$16.99$24.7034.0%00 / 0019.85
Communion (1989)Lindsay Crouse$1.92$4.1038.0%00 / 0018.53
Envy (2004)Jack Black & Ben Stiller$13.56$18.4026.5%00 / 0015.39
Gigli (2003)Ben Affleck & Al Pacino$6.09$8.5015.5%00 / 008.67

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Christopher Walken Table

  1. Fifteen Christopher Walken movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 48.38% of his movies listed. 1992’s Batman Returns is his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Christopher Walken movie grosses $62.80 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using’s 60% fresh meter.  30 Christopher Walken movies are rated as good movies…or 46.15% of his movies.  Pulp Fiction (1994) is his highest rated movie while Gigli (2003) is his lowest rated movie.
  4. Ten Christopher Walken movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 15.38% of his movies.
  5. Five Christopher Walken movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 7.69% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  22 Christopher Walken movies scored higher that average….or 33.84% of his movies.  The Deer Hunter (1978) got the the highest UMR Score while Gigli (2003) got the lowest UMR Score.
Christopher Walken in 1978's The Deer Hunter

Christopher Walken in 1978’s The Deer Hunter


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54 thoughts on “Christopher Walken Movies

  1. Awesome…I love Christopher Walkin and can’t wait to see Seven Psychopaths. Walkin is definitely one of the strangest and interesting actors working today. I’m actually shocked that The Prophecy did that well. I know it’s a cult, underground movie, but it’s one of my favorites with Walkin in it.

    1. Hey rabbit75…thanks for the visit to my newly remodeled hub. Seven Psychopaths is getting great reviews…but it’s first Friday box office total was not too promising….so if you want to see it at the movies….you might have to hurry and do so.

      That being said…it was great to see Walken back in theaters….5 years is too long of an absence for “one of the strangest and interesting actors working today” . As for Prophecy…the first one actually made some coin at the box office….and was actually a pretty good movie…I have not seen the sequels which went straight to DVD release. Thanks for the votes and the share…they are both greatly appreciated.

  2. Hi Bruce, looking forward to Seven Psychopaths, loved director Martin McDonagh’s previous film – In Bruges – highly recommended if anyone missed it.

    1. Hey Steve….thanks for the visit…..I did not know the director of In Bruges was same as the director of Seven Psychopaths….that makes me even more interested in seeing his new movie….as always your contributions to my hub are always greatly appreciated.

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