5 Best John Travolta Movies
Interested in learning about the 5 best John Travolta movies? The talented actor has given us quite a few to choose from, if you can look past some of his recent regrettable movie choices. “Old Dogs” and “Wild Hogs,” I’m looking at you. Travolta’s best movies represent his early successes in the 1970s as well as his resurgence in the 1990s.
- “Saturday Night Fever” (1977). After first gaining some fame appearing on the television show “Welcome Back, Kotter,” John Travolta catapulted to stardom with this film. He played Tony Manero, a young guy from Brooklyn who spends his weekends at the disco. Travolta was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.
- “Urban Cowboy” (1980). “Urban Cowboy” follows the turbulent relationship of Bud and Sissy, played by John Travolta and Debra Winger. Much of the action of the film surrounds a honkey tonk bar and a mechanical bull. Many people consider this film to be John Travolta’s last hit until the 1990s.
- “Pulp Fiction” (1994). After a string of forgettable movies, John Travolta’s popularity resurged with his appearance in “Pulp Fiction.” Directed by Quentin Tarentino, the movie was nominated for seven Oscars. Travolta received a nomination for Best Actor for his performance. The movie also stars Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel.
- “Get Shorty” (1995). John Travolta continued his string of successful films with “Get Shorty,” which was based on a book by Elmore Leonard. The film featured Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito and Rene Russo. Travolta won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a loan shark named Chili Palmer.
- “Face/Off” (1997). In “Face/Off,” the audience has to suspend disbelief and accept that two characters actually have their faces surgically removed and switched. The two characters are also sworn enemies, played by John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. This action film was, overall, a critical and financial success.