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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
Same Time, Next Year is a 1978 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Bernard Slade is based on his 1975 play of the same title. The film stars Alan ...more
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Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Rita Moreno
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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Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani
The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, and Charles Evans, Jr.. It ...more
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Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt
What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more
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Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine
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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Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda
This film is a 1997 action film starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Daniel Benzali, and Alan Alda. The 1600 in the title refers to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the address ...more
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Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers
This film is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. The plot follows Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller), Charlie Gibbs (Casey Affleck) and Enrique Dev'reaux (Michael Peña), ...more
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Jacqueline Bissett, Alan Alda, Barbara Parkins
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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Betsy's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alan Alda Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Molly Ringwald
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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Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow
This film is a 1989 existential drama written, directed by and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston and Joanna ...more
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Meryl Streep, Alan Alda, Rip Torn
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
The Glass House is a 1972 drama film written by Tracy Keenan Wynn and directed by Tom Gries.
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Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston
This film is a comedy mystery film, directed by and starring Woody Allen and written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman.
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Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael Moore
Canadian Bacon is a 1995 comedy film which satirizes Canada–United States relations along the Canada–United States border written, directed, and produced by Michael Moore. It was screened in the ...more
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Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Schmidt, Alan Alda
Paper Lion is a 1968 sports comedy film starring Alan Alda as writer George Plimpton, based on Plimpton's 1966 nonfiction book of the same title depicting his tryout with the Detroit Lions of ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd
Wanderlust is a 2012 American comedy film directed by David Wain, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, as a married couple who try to escape modern society by finding themselves on a commune ...more
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Caine, Alan Alda
Sweet Liberty is an American comedy film written and directed by Alan Alda, and starring Alda in the lead role, alongside Michael Caine and Michelle Pfeiffer, with support from Bob Hoskins, Lois ...more
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Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore
Everyone Says I Love You is a 1996 American musical comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, who also stars in the film, alongside Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Drew ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Vera Farmiga
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
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Alan Alda, Marlo Thomas
Jenny is a 1970 drama film directed by George Bloomfield.
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Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tatiana Maslany
Flash of Genius is a 2008 American biographical film directed by Marc Abraham. The screenplay by Philip Railsback, based on a 1993 New Yorker article by John Seabrook, focuses on Robert Kearns ...more
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The Moonshine War is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alan Alda Movies
The Moonshine War Alan Alda, Richard Widmark
The Moonshine War is a 1970 film directed by Richard Quine, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. It starred Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda, Will Geer, John ...more
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Louis C.K., Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda
Diminished Capacity is a comedy film directed by Terry Kinney and starring Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, and Alan Alda. It was released at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and opened in ...more
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Alan Alda, Robert Loggia, Fionnula Flanagan
White Mile is a 1994 American film directed by Robert Butler and starring Alan Alda and Peter Gallagher.