Every Good Kevin Costner Movie, Ranked

by Nick Hyman — 
Metacritic / Orion Pictures

With the release of Kevin Costner's latest big-screen Western, Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 on June 28th and Chapter 2 on August 16th, it's the perfect time to look back at his most critically acclaimed work. Costner has a massive filmography, so we're just focusing on films in which he appeared that have a Metascore of 61 or higher—i.e., those movies receiving a postivie reception from critics at the time of their release. That means no Waterworld, Revenge, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Bodyguard, and shockingly, Field of Dreams. (It also means no Horizon, as the new western received a lackluster response at its Cannes debut last month.)

Costner was one of the biggest stars of the '80s and '90s; he rose to prominence in smaller, scene-stealing roles in films like Silverado and Fandango, and after The Untouchables, he went on a heater that arguably peaked with his Best Actor and Best Director wins for his directorial debut Dances with Wolves. Of late, Costner has been the star of one of the most popular shows on television, Yellowstone, and has contributed his own money to make the Horizon films, the third of which started shooting last month. And a  possible fourth film is in the works.

But enough about Costner's American Saga; let's get to his good films, ranked from lowest to highest Metascore …

The Upside of Anger (2005)

#14: Let Him Go (2020)

Let Him Go (2020)

#13: Silverado (1985)

Silverado (1985)

#12: Open Range (2003)

Open Range (2003)
Thirteen Days (2000)
The Company Men (2010)
A Perfect World (1993)
Molly's Game (2017)

#7: Testament (1983)

Testament (1983)
Dances With Wolves (1990)

#5: JFK (1991)

JFK (1991)

#4: Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham (1988)
Hidden Figures (2016)

#2: No Way Out (1987)

No Way Out (1987)
The Untouchables (1987)