Your Voices: On the Best Bruce Willis Movie (other than Die Hard)


Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic and I’ll take time to make my case or share my opinions. Then it’s time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!

Sixth Sense

I can say without hesitation that I have always liked Bruce Willis and many of his movies hold a spot in my movie-watching heart. But the actor also hit a stage of his career where he seemed to take any small supporting part thrown his way. Lately he has shown signs of making smarter choices as evident by his work in films like “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Looper”. But for every one of those there is a G.I. Joe appearance or a downright bad movie like “The Cold Light of Day”. But still he is an actor I do enjoy even outside of his hugely successful “Die Hard” franchise.

So that got me to thinking, what is Bruce’s best movie outside of the “Die Hard” films? I’ve mentioned roles I have liked above, but there were a couple that stood out more than others. At the top of my list is “The Sixth Sense”. His turn as Dr. Malcolm Crowe still stands out as one of his best performances and one of his best movies. He drives the film with a perfectly measured performance that flows with the film’s creepy mood. It’s an easy choice for me. But what about you? Now it’s time for you to share your thoughts.

YOUR VOICES: What is your favorite non-Die Hard Bruce Willis movie?

Now it’s time for Your Voices. With so many Bruce Willis movies to consider, which one, other than the Die Hard films, would you consider his best? Please share Your Voices on today’s question. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

52 thoughts on “Your Voices: On the Best Bruce Willis Movie (other than Die Hard)

  1. I’ve always enjoyed watching Bruce, even if he is a bit limited (though as you point out he does try his hand at a lot of different genres. I like him in The Fifth Element, Twelve Monkeys, The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable but I’d probably go for The Last Boy Scout as the Bruce performance I enjoy the most. Great though Pulp Fiction is I don’t really see it as ‘a Bruce Willis movie’ in the sense of the original question.

  2. Loved him in Unbreakable and the sixth sense.

    He was also excellent in Hudson Hawk and Last Boy Scout.

    But ultimately, he IS John MacLaine and that is the role he will always be best known for.

  3. I’ll go with Pulp Fiction even though some are saying it’s not a Bruce Willis film. Same goes for another of his I’d have near the top, Sin City. Others I love: Unbreakable, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Looper, The Last Boy Scout, and the underrated 16 Blocks.

  4. Oooh, it’s got to be Unbreakable for me! It remains my all time fave M Night’s film and arguably one of Willis’ best work. Sixth Sense a close second as it shows his vulnerable/sensitive side.

  5. The best movie Willis has been in, but as a lead actor I would say 12 Monkeys, though his supporting role in Moonrise Kingdom was great as well. Now it seems that Willis doesn’t even try acting in movies anymore unfortunately.

  6. My favorites are Sixth Sense, Moonrise Kingdom, Looper, and The Kid. I haven’t seen Twelve Monkeys or Unbreakable, or that might change how I feel! 🙂 Great topic, Keith. Bruce Willis has been in several great movies!

    • Very popular choices. It seems like they are the ones that resonate the most with people. It is interesting that his science fiction has gotten such good responses.

  7. Nice one man, and my apologies on my recent lack of commenting! 😦

    I have to say that it’s David Dunne from Unbreakable that is his best. Possibly my favorite of his ever. That was also one of M. Night’s last good movies, too lol

      • That it does man. I still hold out some hope that he will one day return to form. But that might be a breath I should hold.

      • You know I do too. I do think he’s made some fairly good movies since the first two. I really like Signs and I thought Devil was pretty entertaining as well. But for each of those he has several stinkers. The Village, Lady in the Water, After Earth… Ackk!

  8. Unbreakable is the most memorable movie for me of all Bruce Willis movies. It was more due to the story and plot of the movie and it happens to be my top Shyamlan’s movie as well. Based on Bruce Willis performance I like The Jackal the most. He played the cunning and smart villain role very well.

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  11. Great actor! Outside of Die Hard, I’ve seen him in Over the Hedge and Armageddon, of which I’d say Armageddon is the best. (I barely remember Over the Hedge; Armageddon, on the other hand, is one of my favourite disaster movies, and one of my favourite ’90s movies.)

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