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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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A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore Jack Nicholson

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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon John Lithgow

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard Ed Harris

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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon Illeana Douglas

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn Kevin Bacon

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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire Fred Ward

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The River Wild Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon John C. Reilly

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Taking Chance Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison Enver Gjokaj

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Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro Dustin Hoffman

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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon Kiefer Sutherland

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman Michael Fassbender

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Murder in the First Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon William H. Macy

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman Kevin Bacon

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Black Mass Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton Jesse Plemons

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon John Candy

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Hollow Man Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue Josh Brolin

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National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi Donald Sutherland

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Death Sentence Kevin Bacon, John Goodman Kelly Preston

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini Betsy Palmer

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She's Having a Baby Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson Bill Murray

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Balto Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins Bridget Fonda

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My Dog Skip Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon Frankie Muniz

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The Air Up There Kevin Bacon

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore Ryan Gosling

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The Woodsman Kevin Bacon, Mos Def Kyra Sedgwick

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He Said, She Said Sharon Stone, Kevin Bacon Nathan Lane

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Quicksilver Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne Jami Gertz

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Beauty Shop Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah Kevin Bacon

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Diner Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon Ellen Barkin

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R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller Jeff Bridges

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Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell Michael Sheen

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Picture Perfect Jennifer Aniston, Kaley Cuoco Kevin Bacon

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Forces of Nature Kevin Bacon

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Trapped Charlize Theron, Courtney Love Dakota Fanning

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Where the Truth Lies Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth Rachel Blanchard

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Criminal Law Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon Joe Don Baker

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The Gift Kevin Bacon, Glenn Ford M. Emmet Walsh

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Cop Car Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson Hays Wellford

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Loverboy Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei Kevin Bacon

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White Water Summer Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin Charles Siebert

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Mister Roberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Mister Roberts Kevin Bacon, Marilu Henner Charles Durning

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Digging to China Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon Mary Stuart Masterson

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The Little Sister Kevin Bacon

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Super Liv Tyler, Ellen Page Kevin Bacon

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Jayne Mansfield's Car Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon John Hurt

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Only When I Laugh Kevin Bacon, Kristy McNichol Marsha Mason

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My One and Only Renée Zellweger, Kevin Bacon Molly Quinn

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The Air I Breathe Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon Brendan Fraser

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The Big Picture Teri Hatcher, Kevin Bacon John Cleese

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Novocaine Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Martin Kevin Bacon