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The Best Alan Ruck Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 219 votes 30 voters 3.9k views26 items

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

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

Walking to the Waterline and I Love You, Beth Cooper are included in this list.

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

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    The Happening is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    The Happening

    Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2008

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia

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    Star Trek Generations is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Star Trek Generations

    Patrick Stewart, William Shatner

    Released1994

    Directed byDavid Carson

    Star Trek Generations is a 1994 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures.... more on Wikipedia

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    Class is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Class

    Rob Lowe, John Cusack

    Released1983

    Directed byLewis John Carlino

    Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John... more on Wikipedia

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    Young Guns II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Young Guns II

    Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1990

    Directed byGeoff Murphy

    Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Bad Boys

    Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy

    Released1983

    Directed byRick Rosenthal

    Bad Boys is a 1983 drama film written by Richard Di Lello and directed by Rick Rosenthal.

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    Three Fugitives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Three Fugitives

    Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones

    Released1989

    Directed byFrancis Veber

    Three Fugitives is a 1989 crime-comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Cheaper by the Dozen

    Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2003

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the... more on Wikipedia

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    Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm... more on Wikipedia

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    Kickin' It Old Skool is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Kickin' It Old Skool

    Maria Menounos, Vivica A. Fox

    Released2007

    Directed byHarvey Glazer

    Kickin' It Old Skool is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Harvey Glazer and written by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Don't You Forget About Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Don't You Forget About Me

    Justin Thaler

    Released2009

    Directed byMatt Austin

    Don't You Forget About Me is a 2009 Canadian documentary film about screenwriter, director,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Everything Put Together is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Everything Put Together

    Megan Mullally, Radha Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Everything Put Together is a 2000 drama film directed by Marc Forster starring Radha Mitchell,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Born to Be Wild

    Frank Welker, John C. McGinley

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Gray

    Born to Be Wild is a 1995 American family comedy film.
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    InAlienable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    InAlienable

    Marina Sirtis, Erick Avari

    Released2008

    Directed byRobert Dyke

    InAlienable is a 2008 science fiction film with horror and comic elements, written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Speed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Speed

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released1994

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial... more on Wikipedia

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    Star Trek: Of Gods and Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Star Trek: Of Gods and Men

    William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols

    Directed byTim Russ

    Star Trek: Of Gods and Men is a three-part unofficial Star Trek fan mini-series which contains... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Three for the Road is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Three for the Road

    Charlie Sheen, Sally Kellerman

    Released1987

    Directed byBill L. Norton

    Three for the Road is a 1987 road trip themed comedy starring Charlie Sheen, Alan Ruck, Kerri... more on Wikipedia

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    I Love You, Beth Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    I Love You, Beth Cooper

    Hayden Panettiere, Lauren London

    Released2009

    Directed byChris Columbus

    I Love You, Beth Cooper is a 2009 comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Ghost Town is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Ghost Town

    Kristen Wiig, Ricky Gervais

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Koepp

    Ghost Town is a 2008 American supernatural comedy-drama film directed by David Koepp, who also... more on Wikipedia
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    Walking to the Waterline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Walking to the Waterline

    Matthew Broderick, Hal Holbrook

    Released1998

    Directed byMatt Mulhern

    Walking to the Waterline is a 1998 American drama film written and directed by Matt Mulhern.... more on Wikipedia
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    Eavesdrop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Eavesdrop

    Anna Chlumsky, Lynn Collins

    Released2008

  • 22
    Goodbye Baby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Goodbye Baby

    Dreama Walker, Jess Weixler

    Released2007

    Directed byDaniel Schechter

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    Extraordinary Measures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Extraordinary Measures

    Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Vaughan

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    Bloodhounds of Broadway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    Bloodhounds of Broadway

    Madonna, Steve Buscemi

    Released1989

    Directed byHoward Brookner

    Bloodhounds of Broadway is a 1989 film based on four Damon Runyon stories. It was directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ransom of Red Chief is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alan Ruck Movies
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    The Ransom of Red Chief

    Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1998

    Directed byBob Clark

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