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The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked

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If you're in need of a few laughs, then you need to check out a few of the films on this best Dan Aykroyd movies list. He is one of the funniest actors of the past few decades, with great roles in the 80s, 90s, and 00s. The best Dan Aykroyd movies below have been ranked by fans and include movie trailers when available. Be sure to vote up your personal favorite Dan Aykroyd movies and add any you feel are missing.

Dan Aykroyd's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions of fans around the world. The order of these top Dan Aykroyd movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dan Aykroyd movies will be at the top of the list. And while Aykroyd has been in many TV roles, only TV movies are allowed--so no TV guest star appearances.

Dan Aykroyd has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dan Aykroyd movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dan Aykroyd films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Dan Aykroyd role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Dan Aykroyd performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Examples of films on this list: Canadian Bacon, Evidence: The Case for NASA UFOs and more.

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


  • 1

    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis


    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler...  more

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  • 2

    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin


    Directed byJohn Landis

    The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from "The Blues...  more

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  • 3


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver


    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three...  more

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  • 4

    Spies Like Us

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byJohn Landis

    Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, and Donna Dixon. The film presents the comic adventures of two novice...  more

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  • 5

    My Stepmother Is an Alien

    Alyson Hannigan, Kim Basinger


    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    My Stepmother is an Alien is a 1988 American comedy science fiction film produced by the Weintraub Entertainment Group for release through Columbia Pictures, directed by Richard Benjamin and starring...  more

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  • 6


    Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich


    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert Downey,...  more
  • 7


    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byTom Mankiewicz

    Dragnet is a 1987 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Tom Mankiewicz in his directorial debut, and starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. The film is based on the television drama of...  more

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  • 8

    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, and...  more
  • 9

    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe


    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close...  more

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  • 10

    Sgt. Bilko

    Chris Rock, Steve Martin


    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Sgt. Bilko is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Andy Breckman. It is an adaptation of the iconic 1950s television series The Phil Silvers Show, often informally...  more

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  • 11

    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver


    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of the...  more

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  • 12

    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner


    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It features an ensemble cast,...  more

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  • 13

    Blues Brothers 2000

    Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin


    Directed byJohn Landis

    Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars...  more

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  • 14


    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres


    Directed bySteve Barron

    Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. It...  more

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  • 15

    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman,...  more

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  • 16

    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin


    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the...  more

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  • 17

    My Girl 2

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl 2 is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Christine Ebersole, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Austin O'Brien, and Roland Thomson. It's a sequel to 1991's My...  more

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  • 18

    The Great Outdoors

    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Annette Bening and Stephanie Faracy co-star. Robert Prosky, Lucy Deakins and Lewis Arquette have supporting...  more

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  • 19


    Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman


    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore and Ted Levine. In the United States,...  more

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  • 20

    Twilight Zone: The Movie

    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow


    Directed bySteven Spielberg, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante

    Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a theatrical version of the 1959–64 TV series The Twilight...  more

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  • 21

    Doctor Detroit

    Dan Aykroyd, James Brown


    Directed byMichael Pressman

    Doctor Detroit is a 1983 comedy film, written by Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert Boris and Carl Gottlieb. The film stars Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Lynn Whitfield, Fran Drescher, and Donna Dixon, with...  more

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  • 22

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack


    Directed byGeorge Armitage

    Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd. The film received positive reviews from critics....  more

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  • 23

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  • 24

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, and the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film Raiders...  more

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  • 25


    Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone


    Directed byTim Johnson, Eric Darnell

    Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Jennifer...  more

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