The best movies with Mickey Rourke

List of the 10 best movies starring Mickey Rourke, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Eureka
10

Eureka

Role in movie: Aurelio D'Amato
A

n Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.

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Angel Heart
9

Angel Heart

Role in movie: Harry Angel
T

he down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spur with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his soul.

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Barfly
8

Barfly

Role in movie: Henry Chinaski
D

owntrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.

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The Hire: The Follow (The Follow)
7

The Hire: The Follow (The Follow)

Role in movie:
T

he Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone. As he follows her he begins to fear what he might learn of her apparently tragic life. He discovers the wife is fleeing the country and returning to her mother's, and that she's been given a black eye, likely by her husband. He returns the money for the job, refusing to tell where the wife is, and drives off telling the manager never to call him again.

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Buffalo '66
6

Buffalo '66

Role in movie: Bookmacher
B

illy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

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Francesco
5

Francesco

Role in movie: Francesco
T

he life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to the poor, a beggar for others, and an inspiration to friends who accept the Gospels' life of poverty. He seeks the Pope's blessing, and he endures persecution at the hands of the family of Chiara Offreduccio (1194-1253), who becomes St. Clare. Many join the order he has established and then rebel at his expectations. In near despair - and ill - he writes a Rule to take to the Pope; then, the Lord sends him a message. He dies smiling.

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Body Heat
4

Body Heat

Role in movie: Teddy Lewis
I

n the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

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Diner
3

Diner

Role in movie: Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell
S

et in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.

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Sin City
2

Sin City

Role in movie: Marv
S

in City is a neo-noir crime thriller based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series of the same name.The film is primarily based on three of Miller's works: The Hard Goodbye, about a man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time sweetheart's killer; The Big Fat Kill, which focuses on a street war between a group of prostitutes and a group of mercenaries; and That Yellow Bastard, which follows an aging police officer who protects a young woman from a grotesquely disfigured serial killer.

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The Wrestler
1

The Wrestler

Role in movie: Randy Robinson
A

ging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

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Mickey Rourke

Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke, Jr. (born September 16, 1952) is an American actor and screenwriter who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films. Trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a professional boxer in the 1990s. He won a 2009 Golden Globe award and a BAFTA award, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for his work in the film The Wrestler. He appears as the main villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2 along with Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, and Sam Rockwell and is also well known for playing Marv in Sin City.
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