We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Benicio Del Toro movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. 21 Grams (2003) 80% at Rotten Tomatoes
An accident irreversibly changes the lives of three well-meaning people: a mathemetician, a suburban housewife with a secret past, and an ex-convict who’s become a born-again Christian.
Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn, Naomi Watts
9. Savages (2012) 51% at Rotten Tomatoes
California pot growers are strong-armed by the Mexican Baja Cartel and team with a corrupt DEA agent when their shared girlfriend Ophelia is kidnapped.
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Blake Lively
8. A Perfect Day (2015) 73% at Rotten Tomatoes
A group of aid workers and their interpreter attempt to retrieve a dead body from a well in Yugoslavia during the Yugoslav Wars.
Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko
7. Big Top Pee-Wee (1988) 35% at Rotten Tomatoes
Pee-Wee Herman is a simple farmer in a small town who creates problems when he lets a traveling circus stay on his property.
Director: Randal Kleiser
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller
6. Che: Parts One and Two (2008) 67% at Rotten Tomatoes
The biographical tale of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, a Marxist revolutionary who helped Fidel Castro take control of Cuba then attempts to overthrow Bolivia as well.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Julia Ormond, Oscar Isaac
5. Traffic (2000) 92% at Rotten Tomatoes
The U.S. war on drugs is told through a series of intertwined stories, including a newly appointed drug czar with a drug-addict daughter, two DEA agents, a jailed drug kingpin’s wife, and a Mexican cop.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
4. The Usual Suspects (1995) 88% at Rotten Tomatoes
Verbal Kent is the sole survivor of a robbery gone wrong and is interrogated by the police to learn about Keyser Soze, the man who masterminded it.
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri
3. Sicario (2015) 93% at Rotten Tomatoes
An FBI agent is on a mission to stop the drug cartel that’s escalating violence on the US/Mexico border and killed her team.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 91% at Rotten Tomatoes
A pirate from Earth steals an infinity stone and finds himself pursued across the galaxy by Ronan the Accuser, who’s working for Thanos.
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 49% at Rotten Tomatoes
Hunter S. Thompson and his attorney commerce a drug-fueled road trip across the American west coast in search of a story.
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Johnny Depp, Tobey Maguire