12 Best Val Kilmer Movies You Must See

Val Kilmer is a very talented actor who sometimes goes unnoticed because he plays a lot of supporting roles. However, his roles are often pivotal to the success of the movies and in setting up the character of the protagonist. Here is the list of top 12 movies of Val Kilmer.


12. Batman Forever

Directed by Joel Schumacher, this movie is the third installation in the Batman franchise. The plot follows Batman as he tries to stop Penguin and Riddler from controlling the minds of all residents of Gotham in an attempt to learn Batman’s identity. He is assisted in his quest by Dick Grayson who’d later go on to be his sidekick Robin. Val Kilmer does an amazing job as Batman in a movie with a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jim Carrey. Kilmer’s effortless acting fits perfectly into the new style and direction that the Batman movie took in order to be more family-friendly and his acting played a major part in making this film the highest grossing film in 1995.


11. Mindhunters

Val Kilmer plays the experienced profiler Jake Harris in this crime thriller. The plot is very similar to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. However, the inhabitants of the island here are all FBI profilers and one of them is a serial killer. A high-strung mystery, Kilmer’s role is memorable in this taut narrative right up to the point where his experience of all the years cannot save him from the inevitable death at the hands of a killer who remains on the loose till the film’s climax.


10. The Saint

Val Kilmer plays the titular role in this crime espionage thriller. The Saint is an international thief called so because of using aliases of saints for his name. Kilmer’s character gets into trouble after he steals some microchips and the film’s gripping narrative shows the unfurling of events surrounding the theft. Kilmer delivers a laudable performance which matches the film’s style and makes this one of the better films in his repertoire.


9. Heat


Directed by Michael Mann, this film needs no introduction. The De Niro and Pacino starring film is one of the finest cop and robber films made. Val Kilmer plays Chris Shiherlis, one of McCauley’s crew members. Kilmer delivers a notable performance in a movie studded with star talent and brilliant acting. Chris becomes a plot device where the police come unbelievably close to capturing McCauley after Chris manages to get wounded and his wife gets hauled in by law enforcement. However, Chris escapes the dragnet and doesn’t venture forth any information about McCauley. Kilmer’s role in this movie shows how important supporting roles are in making a great film.


8. Wonderland

Directed by James Cox, this crime drama is based on the real-life murders that took place in 1981. Val Kilmer plays the character of John Holmes, the pornographic film star and the person who the police suspected as an accomplice to the act of murder. Kilmer delivers a mind-blowing performance as a cocaine-snorting pornstar with a swagger and his role alone is enough to carry forth a film that has no dearth of acting talent. Kilmer keeps up with the narrative pace of the film with his stylish acting as the famous porn star and his entangling with the law in course of the investigation propels the gripping narrative to a conclusion.


7. The Salton Sea

A neo-noir crime thriller directed by DJ Caruso, Val Kilmer plays the role of Danny/Tommy Van Allen. A man who sinks into a drug-fuelled life after the death of his wife. However, Danny is actually working to take down the cops who killed his wife while pretending to help the cops to take down drug dealers. A complicated plot with twists and turns Val Kilmer’s acting alone carries this film to successful fruition for it all boils down to how well Kilmer’s character can deceive the people around him for him to get closure.

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