Top 17 Best John Travolta Movies On Netflix In 2023 [Ranked]

Emilia HarperEmilia-Posted May 25, 2023

top 17 best john travolta movies on netflix in 2023 [Ranked]


John Travolta is an American actor who started his career in the 1970s with the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. This was followed by roles in box office hits, Carrie, Grease and Urban Cowboy.


Despite going through a career slump, he went on to star in cult hits like Pulp Fiction, Bolt, Primary Colors, Get Shorty and Broken Arrow. Travolta has won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy and is also a singer-songwriter. He has released 9 albums and 4 of his singles have also charted on Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 and is a private pilot.


If you're looking for some of Travolta's greatest hits available on Netflix, our list below has got you covered.



1. Pulp Fiction (1994)


Pulp Fiction (1994)


If you're looking forward to watching a movie to take your mind off of everything, look no further than Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino joined hands with Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary, and Quentin Tarantino ( Screenplay), Andrzej Sekula (Cinematographer), and lead actors John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel L. Jackson to assist him in executing the well-received drama.


Pulp Fiction was one of the better crime-drama movies to have hit the screens in 1994. It managed to garner a score of 8.9 on IMDb and earned around $213,928,762 at the box office.


Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two low-level hitmen tasked with retrieving the stolen suitcase of their boss, mob kingpin Marsellus Wallace. Meanwhile, Vincent is also entrusted with taking Mrs Wallace for a good time, as her husband is unavailable.


On the other hand, Butch Coolidge, an ageing boxer, is paid to lose a fight but ends up winning it by accidentally killing his opponent and must now flee town.


While these stories seem unrelated, they're all interconnected in a series of funny, bizarre and unexpected incidents.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Italy



2. A Civil Action (1998)


A Civil Action (1998)


Actors John Travolta, Robert Duvall, and Kathleen Quinlan have delivered stellar performances in A Civil Action. Thanks to them, the feature film was able to receive various nominations and wins, including Screen Actors Guild Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, and Florida Film Critics Circle Awards.


Attorney Jan Schlichtmann files a lawsuit against two corporations for contaminating waters and causing deadly diseases to the inhabitants of Woburn. Without the financial resources to fight it out, the lawyers of the two corporations eventually break him and his company up.


When the case is ruled in favour of the companies, Jan decides to file for bankruptcy. However much later, the environmental protection agency files the same case using Jan’s materials and resources.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, and Switzerland



3. In a Valley of Violence (2016)


In a Valley of Violence (2016)


In a Valley of Violence is an action-western film that has been helmed for the screen by Ti West. It features actors Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, and Taissa Farmiga in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2016 with a 1 hour and 44 min runtime.


A drifter called Paul and his dog Abbie arrive at a town named Denton to seek refuge. After a hostile welcome by a local, Gilly, the town marshal gets wind of Paul’s history and advises him to leave.


Before Paul can get to it, the locals kill his dog and push Paul off a cliff. Seeking revenge, Paul returns to the town and decides to take on the locals, with his final fight being with the notorious Gilly.


Available Countries: United States



4. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)


Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)


The success of Austin Powers in Goldmember at the box office is a testament to its brilliance. With a staggering $296,938,801 gross, this movie is a must-see for all movie lovers.


Directed by Jay Roach and featuring an incredible cast led by Mike Myers, Beyoncé, and Seth Green, it is no surprise that it was so well-received by audiences.


The arch-nemesis of the 60s crackpot-spy Austin Powers has escaped a maximum-security prison. Dr Evil and his tiny cloned version Mini-Me hatch a scheme with the gold-crazed supervillain Goldmember, who is known for being quite the pervert.


Before long, Nigel Powers finds his life on the line, prompting his son Austin Powers to initiate a rescue mission. He teams up with undercover agent Foxxy Cleopatra to seek solutions based on mysterious events that took place in 1975.


Available Countries: United States, Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan



5. Savages (2012)


Savages (2012)


Looking for a movie to watch? Savages could be a good option. With a runtime of 2 hours and 11 min and released in 2012, it stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, and Blake Lively and was directed by Oliver Stone.


Ben and Chon are best friends and marijuana growers in a polyamorous relationship with Ophelia Sage. As their business expands, a Mexican drug cartel lord offers them a partnership deal.


When the friends turn down his offer, the drug racket gang kidnap, torture, and rape Ophelia. Ben, Chon, and their ally from the DEA set out to rescue her. During the hostage release, guns break out, and both sides are wounded.


Both parties face a last round before their convictions.


Available Countries: United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands



6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)


The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)


Headlined by Denzel Washington, John Travolta, and Luis Guzmán, The Taking of Pelham 123 is an action-crime that hit the screens in 2009.


Tony Scott brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Tobias A. Schliessler (cinematography), and many others.


Ryder and his accomplices hijack Pelham 123, a New York subway train, and take the passengers hostage for a ransom. A metropolitan transportation employee, Walter Garber, negotiates with Ryder; but Ryder discovers allegations against Garber and has leverage.


When the mayor’s attempt to pay the ransom goes awry, Ryder comes up with a new plan – to separate from the train and go his own way. Garber catches up to Ryder and the two have a final showdown.


Available Countries: United States, Australia, India, and the Netherlands



7. The General's Daughter (1999)


The General's Daughter (1999)


Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, The General's Daughter still manages to be a movie that's worth watching. The film features a talented cast led by John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, and James Cromwell and direction by Simon West, and while it may not be perfect, it still has plenty of redeeming qualities.


Chief Warrant Officer Paul Brenner and rape specialist Warrant Officer Sara Sunhill investigate the murder of Captain Elisabeth Campbell, while base provost marshal William Kent secures the crime scene. As the duo dig deeper into her history, they uncover horrific tales from her training period.


They learn that she was sexually promiscuous with men on the base, as part of an extensive 'psychological warfare' campaign against her father. However, after being brutally gang-raped by several of her male cadets, she wished to return to her father, who asked her to forget the attack, leaving her traumatised.


Brenner and Sunhill soon begin to realise, there's much more to the murder than meets the eye.


Available Countries: Japan



8. Look Who's Talking (1989)


Look Who's Talking (1989)


Starring John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, and Olympia Dukakis, Look Who's Talking is your run-of-the-mill comedy that hit the screens in 1989. The film's screenplay was written by Amy Heckerling and it was made under the direction of Amy Heckerling. It opened to mixed reviews from critics and failed to gain widespread recognition.


Mollie becomes pregnant during an affair with married executive Albert, who refuses to take responsibility for the baby and her. Being a single mother, she finds a romantic inkling with the cab driver who had taken her to the hospital but is sceptical of proceeding, worried about whether he is suitable for the baby.


Meanwhile, the baby's point-of-view about his new father and all else in between is seen through a voice-over.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, and Italy



9. From Paris with Love (2010)


From Paris with Love (2010)


Bankrolled by EuropaCorp and helmed by Pierre Morel, From Paris with Love is an action-crime that hit the screens in 2010.


James Reese, a personal aide to the US ambassador in France, lives with his girlfriend Caroline. He works as an operative for the CIA and partners up with Charlie Wax for a mission to investigate a drug ring tracing back to Pakistani terrorists.


During their investigation, they discover that Caroline is a sleeper agent sent to infiltrate them. As they uncover the truths about the ring and dodge Caroline, a camaraderie grows between the men and one they vow to solidify.


Available Countries: Germany, Indonesia, and Switzerland



10. The Punisher (2004)


The Punisher (2004)


Helmed for the screen by Jonathan Hensleigh, The Punisher is an action-crime that hit the screens in 2004.


Its crew members include Jonathan Hensleigh, and Michael France (screenplay), Conrad W. Hall (cinematography), and Lisa Tomczeszyn (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $54,700,105 at the box office and received World Stunt Awards.


When an FBI bust results in the death of Bobby Saint, his father and mafia boss Howard Saint tracks down the agent on the case – Frank Castle. Saint’s entire family gets in on the plan to wipe out Castle’s family.


When Castle survives the attack, he is filled with revenge. One by one, Castle takes down the members of the Saint family and leaves Howard for the last. After his revenge, Castle is ready to commit suicide until a vision from his late wife changes his mind.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, and Poland



11. Trading Paint (2019)


Trading Paint (2019)


Helmed for the screen by Karzan Kader, Trading Paint is an action-drama that hit the screens in 2019.


Its crew members include Gary Gerani, and Craig R. Welch (screenplay), José David Montero (cinematography), and Tamika Jackson (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $6,898 at the box office and received Razzie Awards.


Sam and Cam Munroe are a father-son duo competing at the Talladega Short Track dirt race track. While Sam is a local racing legend, Cam is still learning. However, despite being a talented racer, his car doesn't perform well due to poor funding.


Meanwhile, Sam's longtime rival Bob Linsky offers Cam a chance to join his team with a new car, leading the latter to leave his father and join Linsky to prove his worth and win races.


Available Countries: United States



12. The Poison Rose (2019)


The Poison Rose (2019)


The Poison Rose premiered in theatres in 2019. Directed by Francesco Cinquemani, and George Gallo, this movie features John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, and Brendan Fraser in the lead. If you have a particular liking for crime-mystery movies, then you can try this title.


The Poison Rose received a score of 4.7 on IMDb and 26 on Metacritic.


Carson Phillips is a private investigator from Los Angeles who's hired to investigate Barbara Van Poole, a mental facility patient in his hometown in Texas. When he reaches the sanitorium, everyone around seems quite nervous and Dr Miles, who runs the facility is evasive.


He also comes across his ex-girlfriend Jayne and her daughter Becky as well as her husband Happy. When Becky's husband Happy dies all of a sudden and Becky is framed, Carson begins to have his doubts.


Soon he realises that everyone in the town is hiding something sinister and dirty. Carson will have to uncover the town's secret, solve the murder and protect the ones he cares for.


Available Countries: United States, and Canada



13. Gotti (2018)


Gotti (2018)


Gotti is a biography-crime which has been helmed for the screen by Kevin Connolly.


Toplined by actors such as John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, and Kelly Preston (main characters), the film was released in 2018 with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 min.


Mob boss John Gotti reflects on his three-decade crime reign in New York City. He started as a young associate and was tasked to kill gangster James McBratney, after which he becomes a 'made man.'


Fuelled by ambition, Gotti guns down the boss of the Gambino family and replaces him as the ultimate don. As his sins catch up to him, Gotti’s son pays the price as he fights to keep his family intact.


Available Countries: Belgium



14. Look Who's Talking Now (1993)


Look Who's Talking Now (1993)


Look Who's Talking Now is a forgettable film with a weak storyline and unimpressive performances. It's not surprising that it went under the radar and failed to gain any significant attention from audiences.


James convinces his wife, Mollie, to get their children a dog as a Christmas present. When James’ son Mikey picks a stray called Rocks, the house turns upside down. Unexpectedly, James’ boss Samantha, a little too fond of James, also gets them a present – a groomed poodle named Daphne.


On Christmas eve, Samantha tricks James into staying in a cabin with her. Mollie is upset upon finding out but decides to drive the whole family to the cabin.


Available Countries: India, Japan, Denmark, Brazil, and Finland



15. The Fanatic (2019)


The Fanatic (2019)


Featuring John Travolta, Devon Sawa, and Ana Golja in the lead, The Fanatic is a crime-drama movie that was released in 2019. It comprises a talented team of crew members Fred Durst (director), Fred Durst, and Dave Bekerman (screenplay), Conrad W. Hall (cinematography), and others.


The motion picture received a score of 4.1 on IMDb, while it received 18 out of 100 on Metacritic.


Moose is an autistic man and a film buff who develops an unhealthy obsession with the actor Hunter Dunbar. After numerous failed attempts at securing his autograph, Moose stalks Dunbar to his home and takes Dunbar hostage.


However, Dunbar manages to cut loose and assaults Moose in the process. Heartbroken at being rejected by his favourite star, Moose roams around aimlessly around the streets of Hollywood, trying to make sense of what went wrong.


Available Countries: Brazil, and Argentina



16. Look Who's Talking Too (1990)


Look Who's Talking Too (1990)


Look Who's Talking Too is a movie that struggled to impress its audience. The 1990 film directed by Amy Heckerling received a low rating on IMDb, with many criticizing the screenplay and lack of direction.


Mikey is excited about being a big brother to his new baby sister Julie. When Julie sees Mikey, she is unimpressed, leading Mikey to start resenting her. After a fight between the parents James, and Mollie, James leaves the house.


A while after Mollie’s younger brother Stuart and Mollie’s best friend Rona move in, a burglar breaks in, and Stuart goes after him. Meanwhile, the kids are alone at the house, and a fire breaks out.


Available Countries: Japan, Brazil, and Argentina



17. Battlefield Earth (2000)


Battlefield Earth (2000)


Featuring John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, and Barry Pepper in the lead, Battlefield Earth is an action-adventure movie that was released in 2000. It comprises a talented team of crew members Roger Christian (director), Corey Mandell, and J.D. Shapiro (screenplay), Giles Nuttgens (cinematography), and others.


The motion picture received a score of 2.5 on IMDb, while it received 9 out of 100 on Metacritic.


In the year 3000, Psychlos, a race of humanoid aliens rules the Earth and use humans for slave labour. Johnny and Carlo, members of the last few nomadic tribes that live in freedom, stray from the tribe and get captured by the Psychlos.


After taking an interest in human history, Johnny spearheads a rebel revolution, fighting for independence. After gassing the aliens out of their air domes, Johnny takes two Psychlo prisoners of war, as a bargaining chip for the future.


Available Countries: Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and New Zealand





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