The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked

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If you’re in the mood to binge watch the best Kevin Bacon movies of all time, you’ll want to start with the top-ranked films below. Since the early ‘80s, Kevin Bacon has appeared in plenty of blockbusters, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have received lots of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. In fact, according to some sources, the lifetime gross of his films exceeds $1.4 billion.

Kevin Bacon started off pursuing theater work in New York City supplemented by the occasional role in television soap operas. His film debut was in 1978’s National Lampoon's Animal House, though that did not kick start his film career. That happened after he starred in the 1982 comedy drama Diner, which also featured Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, and Ellen Barkin.

After that movie, he was cast in the classic hit Footloose. Since then, he’s had plenty of film success, with blockbusters such as A Few Good Men and Apollo 13 in the ‘90s and 2000s. He also is an accomplished television actor, with a Best Actor Saturn Award for his work on the Fox drama The Following. But which of his movies is his best work? See what fans think below.

The order of these top Kevin Bacon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kevin Bacon movies will be at the top of the list. Kevin Bacon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kevin Bacon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kevin Bacon films to end the squabble once and for all. If you are a fan of Kevin Bacon's dramatic works, you might also like our list of the best Tom Hanks movies or best John Travolta movies.



"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kevin Bacon movies?" and "What are the greatest Kevin Bacon roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Kevin Bacon's dramatic works, you might also like our list of the best Tom Hanks movies or best John Travolta movies.

Ron Howard and Joel Schumacher are among those who have directed Kevin Bacon at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Kevin Bacon your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best John Stamos and Cuba Gooding, Jr. films lists too.

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked

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    A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    Footloose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Tremors is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

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    Taking Chance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Enver Gjokaj

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    Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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    Flatliners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

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    Murder in the First is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy

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    JFK is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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    Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Hollow Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin

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    Death Sentence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    She's Having a Baby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray

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    Balto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda

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    My Dog Skip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

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    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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    The Air Up There is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon

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    The Woodsman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick

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    Beauty Shop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah, Kevin Bacon

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    Diner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin

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    He Said, She Said is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sharon Stone, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Lane

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    Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Jami Gertz

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    Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

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    Criminal Law is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Joe Don Baker

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    Frost/Nixon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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    Picture Perfect is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Aniston, Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Bacon

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    Forces of Nature is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Forces of Nature Kevin Bacon

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    Trapped is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning

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    Where the Truth Lies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Rachel Blanchard

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    Cop Car is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Cop Car Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford

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    The Gift is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Glenn Ford, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Loverboy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon

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    White Water Summer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Charles Siebert

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    Digging to China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    Mister Roberts Kevin Bacon, Marilu Henner, Charles Durning

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    Super is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon

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    Only When I Laugh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Kristy McNichol, Marsha Mason

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    My One and Only is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Renée Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Molly Quinn

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    Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

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    The Little Sister is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    The Little Sister Kevin Bacon

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    Rails & Ties is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Margo Martindale

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    Jayne Mansfield's Car is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt

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    Hero at Large is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kevin Bacon, John Ritter, Anne Archer

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