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15 best films and one TV series with Kevin Costner
15 best films and one TV series with Kevin Costner

American actor, producer, filmmaker and musician is known for his roles in sports films, action films and dramas.

15 best films and one TV series with Kevin Costner
15 best films and one TV series with Kevin Costner

1. Untouchable

  • USA, 1987.
  • Drama, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 9.

Al Capone sells alcohol clandestinely during Prohibition. He has all the police in his pocket and it seems that no one can stop the gangster. But Treasury agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) decides to end the rioting and assembles a new team of veteran police officer Jim Malone, gunman Giuseppe Petri and accountant Oscar Wallace.

Before the appearance of this picture, Kevin Costner had regularly acted in films for several years. But for the most part, he got roles in inconspicuous and low-budget films. Collaboration with director Brian De Palma, as well as legends such as Robert De Niro and Sean Connery, made him a star and paved the way for other major projects.

2. No way out

  • USA, 1987.
  • Drama, crime, action.
  • Duration: 114 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 1.

US Secretary of Defense David Bryce learns of the infidelity of his mistress Susan and, in a fit of anger, accidentally kills her. And then, together with an assistant, he dumps the blame on a certain Soviet spy with whom the deceased met.

They bring in Navy officer Tom Farrell (Kevin Costner) to investigate. But he finds himself in a confusing situation. After all, in fact, he met with Susan himself.

3. Darkham bulls

  • USA, 1988.
  • Comedy, melodrama, sports.
  • Duration: 108 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 1.

Veteran baseball player Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) becomes coach of the Darkham Bulls. His task is to pull up the up-and-coming player Abby. But everything is complicated by fan Annie, who used to have romances with young players, and now decided to climb into bed and to the coach.

One of the many films where Costner played an athlete or coach. Because of their typically American appearance, directors of sports comedies and dramas are very fond of inviting an actor to such roles.

4. The field of his dreams

  • USA, 1989.
  • Drama, family, fantasy.
  • Duration: 107 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

Farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) began to hear voices. They convince him to build a baseball court on the site of a cornfield. And then the ghosts of legendary players begin to appear there, forced to end their careers ahead of time. But only Rei and his family can see them all. Then the hero decides to understand the situation and goes on a journey.

5. Dancing with wolves

  • USA, 1990.
  • Drama, western, adventure.
  • Duration: 181 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 0.

In the United States, the Civil War. After being wounded, Officer John Dunbar asks to be transferred to the western border. Now he serves in a small fort. At some point, he remains completely alone and gradually draws closer to the nomadic Indians, and then becomes a full-fledged member of their tribe.

After several box office successes, Kostner managed to raise the necessary amount to make his own film. He directed and produced Dances with Wolves himself. And he himself played the main role in it.

As a result, the film not only brought great profit and fell in love with the audience, but received Oscars in the main nominations: "Best Film" and "Best Director".

The actor was also nominated for "Best Actor", but he lost to Jeremy Irons, who played in the film "The Wrong Side of Destiny."

6. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

  • USA, 1991.
  • Adventures.
  • Duration: 143 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Robin from Locksley is captured during the next crusade. After escaping, he returns to his homeland and discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham has seized power. Robin gathers a team of forest robbers to overthrow the sheriff and restore justice.

Another major box office success. In this version, the classic legends about the famous robber have been greatly changed. But the charm of the main characters played a role. Alan Rickman and Christian Slater played alongside Costner, while Sean Connery played the role of Richard the Lionheart.

7. John F. Kennedy: shots in Dallas

  • USA, France, 1991.
  • Detective, historical.
  • Duration: 189 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 0.

The world is shocked by the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. Police detain a suspect, former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. But soon attorney Jim Garrison discovers a lot of inconsistencies in the conduct of the case, which leads to the emergence of new versions and even conspiracy theories.

The successful career of Kevin Costner made one of the brightest directors, Oliver Stone, pay attention to him. The actor was entrusted with the difficult role of the real person Jim Garrison. What's interesting: the real Garrison also appeared in a small role in the film.

8. Bodyguard

  • USA, 1992.
  • Drama, musical, melodrama.
  • Duration: 129 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

One of the bodyguards of President Reagan, Frank Farmer, leaves the service and for a large fee gets a job for the singer Rachel Marron, who receives threatening letters. At first, the heroes are hostile to each other, but then true love flares up between them.

Another step in Costner's career. After the film "The Bodyguard" literally everyone knew about him. Critics scolded the picture and even nominated the actor for various anti-awards. But audiences loved the romantic story and enjoyed the duet of Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

9. Perfect world

A perfect world

  • USA, 1993.
  • Drama, crime, thriller.
  • Duration: 138 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

Experienced criminal Butch Haynes goes on the run, taking an eight-year-old hostage with him. But the boy doesn't even really understand that he was kidnapped. He sees in Butch the father he never knew. It would seem that the criminal is trying to create an ideal world for the child. But the Texas Ranger is already on their trail.

Sadly, this Clint Eastwood film was Costner's last success for the next few years. Then the Western "Wyatt Earp", which received many nominations for the anti-award "Golden Raspberry", and the drama "War" failed in a row.

10. Water world

  • USA, 1995.
  • Science fiction, action, dystopia.
  • Duration: 135 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

In the post-apocalyptic future, all glaciers melted and the Earth was covered with water. There are legends about a small piece of land, which is located somewhere in the midst of the common ocean. The protagonist is trying to find him, at the same time helping those he meets and escaping from dangerous criminals.

Costner again directed this film alongside Kevin Reynolds, whom they previously worked with on Robin Hood. But they failed to repeat the success. The picture turned out to be too expensive to produce, and the interest of the audience was rather weak. The film was appreciated only years later, and gradually it acquired the status of a cult.

Exactly the same fate befell the next directorial work of Costner - the post-apocalyptic film The Postman.

11. Message in a bottle

  • USA, 1999.
  • Drama, melodrama.
  • Duration: 126 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.

One day, journalist Teresa Osborne found a bottle with a very personal and romantic letter on the beach. She finds the author of this message - Garrett Blake (Kevin Costner), who is fixing yachts. Several years ago he became a widow and has no idea that he will ever be able to love a second time. But their meeting changes everything.

12. Open space

  • USA, 2003.
  • Drama, western.
  • Duration: 139 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

Three old cowboy friends once became close friends with the young boy. They live by avoiding big cities and trying not to get involved in trouble. But the troubles themselves find them, and now the two who remain have to avenge the deceased comrade and the wounded youth. And at the same time, a convinced bachelor finds his true love.

After several directorial failures, Kostner still managed to make a successful film. Of course, he couldn't make a noise like Dancing with Wolves. But the audience appreciated the dynamic and, moreover, touching story of friendship and love.

13. Lifeguard

  • USA, 2006.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 139 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Legendary swimmer and rescuer Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) lost his entire team in the crash. To forget about the past, he begins to train cadets. Among the future rescuers, Ben meets a budding but very stubborn swimming champion Jake Fisher. In the future, they will become partners.

14. Draft Day

  • USA, 2014.
  • Drama, sports.
  • Duration: 110 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 8.

Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) is the manager of the football team. When the charges fail over and over again, everyone begins to blame him for the failures. To somehow rectify the situation, Sonny is trying to lure a promising player to himself.

15. Coach

  • USA, 2015.
  • Drama, biography, sports.
  • Duration: 129 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 4.

The story is based on real events. Jim White (Kevin Costner) is going to work as a biology teacher at the dysfunctional town of McFarland. At the same time, he becomes a coach for children.

Jim decides to organize a cross-country team. The only hindrance is that many of his wards are not up to study, because from childhood they are forced to help their parents. But the coach and team spirit will lead the amateur team to the state championship title.

16. Yellowstone

  • USA, 2018.
  • Drama, western.
  • Duration: 1 season.
  • IMDb: 8, 3.

The Duttons own one of the largest ranches in the United States. But large developers, neighboring cities and even a local Indian reservation encroach on their territory. The head of the family is trying with all his might to protect his property. But in these parts, violence is almost the norm.

In recent years, more and more established actors have switched to television. Costner also decided to play in a multi-part film. Thanks in large part to his involvement, Yellowstone has been very successful, and the series has already been renewed for a second season.

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