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List of the best Alan Arkin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alan Arkin'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 Arkin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alan Arkin movies will be at the top of the list. Alan Arkin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alan Arkin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alan Arkin films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Eros and So I Married an Axe Murderer are included on this list along with many more.

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

Tim Burton and Steven Soderbergh are among those who have directed Alan Arkin at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Alan Arkin your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Paul Giamatti and Martin Landau films lists too.

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Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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Catch-22 Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

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The In-Laws Alan Arkin, Peter Falk, Ed Begley

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The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint

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Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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Wait Until Dark Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alan Arkin Movies
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alan Arkin Movies
Grosse Pointe Blank Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Alan Arkin, Cicely Tyson, Stacy Keach

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Freebie and the Bean James Caan, Alan Arkin, Valerie Harper

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Gattaca Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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Popi Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno, Louis Zorich

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The Rocketeer Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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Slums of Beverly Hills Marisa Tomei, Mena Suvari, Carl Reiner

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The Defection of Simas Kudirka Alan Arkin, Donald Pleasence, Shirley Knight

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Get Smart Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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Inspector Clouseau Alan Arkin, Barry Foster, Frank Finlay

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America's Sweethearts Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Emma Roberts

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The Change-Up Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman

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So I Married an Axe Murderer Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Michael Richards

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Sunshine Cleaning Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

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Escape from Sobibor Alan Arkin, Rutger Hauer, Joanna Pacuła

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Firewall Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Coupe de Ville Patrick Dempsey, Alan Arkin, Annabeth Gish

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Joshua Then and Now James Woods, Alan Arkin, Linda Sorenson

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

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Eros Robert Downey Jr., Gong Li, Alan Arkin

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Marley & Me Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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The Last Unicorn Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury

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And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Antonio Banderas, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers Alan Arkin, Paula Prentiss, Sally Kellerman

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Little Murders Donald Sutherland, Alan Arkin, Elliott Gould

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Indian Summer Diane Lane, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin

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North Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Willis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Robert Duvall, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave

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Hearts of the West Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Alan Arkin

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Four Days in September Alan Arkin, Fisher Stevens, Fernanda Montenegro

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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore

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Woman Times Seven Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers

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Full Moon High Alan Arkin, Pat Morita, Ed McMahon

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Jakob the Liar Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Alan Arkin

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Mother Night Kirsten Dunst, Nick Nolte, John Goodman

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Havana Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Olin

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Bad Medicine Gilbert Gottfried, Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin

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Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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Doomsday Gun Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen, Alan Arkin

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin, John Turturro

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Simon Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, Wallace Shawn

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Noel Penélope Cruz, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon