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The Best Alan Alda Movies 

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List of the best Alan Alda movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alan Alda's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Alan Alda movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alan Alda movies will be at the top of the list. Alan Alda has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alan Alda movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alan Alda films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Alan Alda role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Alan Alda performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include The Seduction of Joe Tynan and The Four Seasons.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Alan Alda movies?" and "What are the greatest Alan Alda roles of all time?"

Brett Ratner and Martin Scorsese are among those who have directed Alan Alda at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar

Released: 1978

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

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Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Rita Moreno

Released: 1981

Directed by: Alan Alda

The Four Seasons is a 1981 romantic comedy film written and directed by and starring Alan Alda, co-starring Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston and Bess Armstrong. ...more

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Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

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Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

Released: 2004

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

Released: 1978

Directed by: Herbert Ross

California Suite is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Neil Simon is based on his play of the same title. Similar to his earlier Plaza Suite, the film ...more
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Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda

Released: 1997

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

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Betsy's Wedding Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1990

Directed by: Alan Alda

Betsy's Wedding is a 1990 American romantic-comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan Alda. It co-stars Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Joey Bishop, Joe Pesci, Anthony ...more
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Jacqueline Bissett, Alan Alda, Barbara Parkins

Released: 1971

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

The Mephisto Waltz is a 1971 American horror film about an occult-murder mystery. It was directed by Paul Wendkos and starred Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman and ...more

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Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow

Released: 1989

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Meryl Streep, Alan Alda, Rip Torn

Released: 1979

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

The Seduction of Joe Tynan is a 1979 American political film drama directed by Jerry Schatzberg and produced by Martin Bregman. The screenplay was written by Alan Alda, who also played the title ...more
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Alan Alda, Billy Dee Williams, Vic Morrow

Released: 1972

Directed by: Tom Gries

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Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1993

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael Moore

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Moore

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Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Schmidt, Alan Alda

Released: 1968

Directed by: Alex March

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Caine, Alan Alda

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alan Alda

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Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Wain

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Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore

Released: 1996

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Nothing but the Truth Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rod Lurie

Nothing but the Truth is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. According to comments made by Lurie in The Truth Hurts, a bonus feature on the DVD release, his inspiration ...more
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Gone Are the Days! Alan Alda, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis

Released: 1963

Directed by: Nicholas Webster

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Alan Alda, Marlo Thomas

Released: 1970

Directed by: George Bloomfield

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Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tatiana Maslany

Released: 2008

Directed by: Marc Abraham

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Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Hyland

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

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Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni

Released: 1996

Directed by: David O. Russell

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Alan Alda, Robert Loggia, Fionnula Flanagan

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Butler

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