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Few actors have left as indelible a mark on Hollywood as Kevin Costner. From heart-wrenching dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers, his filmography is as varied as it is vast.
If you’re a fan of this award-winning actor, or perhaps a curious movie buff looking to explore his works, you may be interested in watching every Kevin Costner movie in order by year. But where do you start
This comprehensive guide lists every film of Costner’s illustrious career, from his early roles to his star turns. We’ll travel through decades of cinematic history, uncovering the magic that Costner brings to the silver screen.
Kevin Costner Movies In Order
- Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. (1981) as John Logan
- Chasing Dreams (1982) as Ed
- Night Shift (1982) as Frat Boy #1
- Frances (1982) as Luther Adler
- Stacy’s Knights (1983) as Will Bonner
- Table for Five (1983) as Newlywed Husband
- Testament (1983) as Phil Pitkin
- The Big Chill (1983) as Alex Marshall
- Shadows Run Black (1984) as Jimmy Scott
- Fandango (1985) as Gardner Barnes
- Silverado (1985) as Jake
- American Flyers (1985) as Marcus Sommers
- The Untouchables (1987) as FBI Agent Eliot Ness
- No Way Out (1987) as Lieutenant Commander Tom Farrell
- Bull Durham (1988) as Crash Davis
- Field of Dreams (1989) as Ray Kinsella
- The Gunrunner (1989) as Ted Beaubien
- Revenge (1990) as Michael “Jay” Cochran
- Dances with Wolves (1990) as Lieutenant John J. Dunbar
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) as Robin Hood
- JFK (1991) as District Attorney Jim Garrison
- Oliver Stone: Inside Out (1992) as Himself
- The Bodyguard (1992) as Frank Farmer
- A Perfect World (1993) as Robert “Butch” Haynes
- A Century of Cinema (1994) as Himself
- Wyatt Earp (1994) as Wyatt Earp
- The War (1994) as Stephen Simmons
- Waterworld (1995) as Mariner
- Tin Cup (1996) as Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy
- Sean Connery: An Intimate Portrait (1997) as Himself
- The Postman (1997) as The Postman
- Message in a Bottle (1999) as Garret Blake
- For Love of the Game (1999) as Billy Chapel
- Play It to the Bone (1999) as Ringside Fan
- Thirteen Days (2000) as Kenny O’Donnell
- 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) as Thomas J. Murphy
- Dragonfly (2002) as Joe Darrow
- Open Range (2003) as Charley Waite / Charles Travis Postel
- The Upside of Anger (2005) as Denny Davies
- Rumor Has It (2005) as Beau Burroughs
- The Guardian (2006) as Ben Randall
- Mr. Brooks (2007) as Mr. Earl Brooks
- Swing Vote (2008) as Bud Johnson
- The New Daughter (2009) as John James
- The Company Men (2010) as Jack Dolan
- Man of Steel (2013) as Jonathan Kent
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) as U.S. Navy Commander Thomas Harper
- 3 Days to Kill (2014) as Ethan Renner
- Draft Day (2014) as Sonny Weaver Jr.
- The Man Who Saved the World (2014) as Himself
- Black or White (2014) as Elliot Anderson
- McFarland, USA (2015) as Coach Jim White
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as Jonathan Kent
- Criminal (2016) as Jericho Stewart
- Hidden Figures (2016) as Al Harrison
- Molly’s Game (2017) as Larry Bloom
- The Highwaymen (2019) as Frank Hamer
- The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) as Enzo
- Let Him Go (2020) as George Blackledge
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) as Jonathan Kent
- Horizon (TBA)
Kevin Costner’s Most Memorable Movie Roles
Kevin Costner has starred in many iconic movies over the years. From Westerns to sports comedies and war dramas, Costner has appeared in a variety of different genres, leaving a mark in each of them.
This 1988 romantic comedy sees Costner as a minor league catcher who is mentoring a talented yet reckless pitcher (Tim Robbins). Both baseball players find themselves seeking the affection of a minor league groupie (Susan Sarandon).
Bull Durham is a charming, witty masterpiece with stellar chemistry between Costner and Sarandon.
Another baseball film, Costner shined in the iconic Field of Dreams. Costner plays the role of a farmer who builds a baseball field in a cornfield on his farm that attracts the ghosts of baseball legends.
This heartfelt film has become a classic, as it is one of the best sports movies to ever be made.
Not only did Costner star in Dance With Wolves, but he also directed and produced the award-winning film.
In the film, Costner stars as a Civil War Lieutenant who is accepted into a Native American tribe where he finds a new purpose in life. Costner’s daughter Annie starred alongside her father in the renowned movie.
In Tin Cup, Costner plays the role of Roy McAvoy, a former golfer who has one more chance to take home a big win and steal the heart of his rival’s girlfriend (Rene Russo).
The rom-com is an enjoyable watch with great chemistry between Costner and Russo. Costner’s son Joe also starred in Tin Cup and Costner even met his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner during filming.
Costner delivered one of his best performances in JFK as he plays the role of District Attorney Jim Garrison. The dramatized thriller is full of suspense and conspiracy that will have you on edge as Garrison works to solve the murder of John F. Kennedy.
Costner’s stellar performance helped launch the film to success.
Kevin Costner’s Newest Movie Project: Horizon
As many fans have heard, Yellowstone will officially be ending after season 5. Many news sources report the show is coming to an end due to conflicts with Costner’s schedule. It is said that the scheduling conflicts are due to the time Costner is spending on his new project, Horizon.
Costner is in the works of creating his upcoming saga series Horizon. Following the Civil War, Horizon: An American Saga is set to feature four films. According to IMDb, Horizon “chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre-and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West.”
The first film in the saga is currently in post-production, with the goal of the filming being released in the fall of 2023. Production of the second movie has already begun.
Along with Costner, the cast includes Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Ella Hunt, Will Patton, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kathleen Quinlan, and Giovanni Ribisi. As well as starring in Horizon, Costner is also writing, directing, and producing the saga.