Woody Harrelson Movies

Monday, April 25 by Natalie Kuchik

Woody Harrelson movies never seem to be big budgeted films, yet they end up wildly popular. He chooses movies with good storylines, and diverse characters. Harrelson broke onto the acting scene with his role in the popular sitcom "Cheers." Since then, he has managed to create and maintain a successful film career in drama and comedy. He is an Oscar nominated actor that is never afraid of taking risky movie roles.

  1. "Zombieland" In the 2009 horror comedy movie "Zombieland", Woody Harrelson plays a jaded man named Tallahassee who is just trying to survive through the zombie invasion. The movie follows a group of unlikely people who are forced to join together in order to survive. Tallahassee is a hard man who doesn't emotionally let anyone in. He has a hankering for twinkies, and at every grocery store, or gas station the group wind up at, he is always searching for one. This is such a great Woody Harrelson movie because it is one you can watch more than once without getting bored.
  2. "The Messenger" Woody Harrelson was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category at the 2010 Oscars for his role in "The Messenger." In the movie, he plays Capt. Tony Stone, a strict and orderly man who has the job of informing families of killed soldiers. He is paired with Sgt. Will Montgomery, an injured U.S. soldier. The heartfelt drama revolves around the two men and their job on the Casualty Notification Team.
  3. "Natural Born Killers" This 1994 Woody Harrelson movie is about a couple who go on a killing spree. Woody Harrelson plays Mickey, and Juliette Lewis plays Mallory, and together the drive down Route 666 and make killing pit stops along the way. They always leave one person at the scene alive so their story can be told, and they never steal money, only kill. This is an incredibly violent but good Woody Harrelson movie if you can stand the blood.
  4. "Kingpin" In 1996, Woody Harrelson starred in the Farrell Brothers goofball movie "Kingin." Woody Harrelson plays Roy Munsen, a con man that swindles people out of money in bowling challenges. One night, he conned the wrong group, and Munsen's hand gets damaged to the point where he has to wear a hook for a hand. He becomes an out of work alcoholic until he discovers Ishmael, who has the bowling skills to go pro. It is a crude but funny movie, and Woody Harrelson does a fantastic job portraying the always grumpy Roy Munsen.
  5. "No Country for Old Men" In a Texas desert, Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon $2 million among a sea of dead bodies. Moss steals the money, which starts a chain reaction of people trying to hunt him down. Woody Harrelson had a supporting role in the movie as hired hit man Carson Wells. Instead of killing Moss and taking the money back to his boss, Wells offers protection to Moss for money. Things get hazy for Woody Harrelson's movie character Wells when blood hungry killer Anton Chigurh catches up with him.

-Natalie Kuchik

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