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The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked 

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Dan Aykroyd movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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?"

Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay are among those who have directed Dan Aykroyd at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Dan Aykroyd your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best John Belushi and Leonard Nimoy films lists too.

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Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan 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 ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1980

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Howard 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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Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

Released: 1985

Directed by: John 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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Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tom 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 ...more

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Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ivan 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 ...more

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Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter 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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Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steve 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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Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1989

Directed by: Bruce 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 ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1991

Directed by: Howard 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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Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1983

Directed by: Steven 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 ...more

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Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Fran Drescher

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael 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, ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Te... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Steven 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 ...more

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Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

Released: 1997

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Segal

50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) has a history of commitment issues until he meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore) who suffers from ...more

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Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Cathy Moriarty

Released: 1981

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Neighbors is a 1981 film based on the novel by Thomas Berger. It was released through Columbia Pictures, was directed by John G. Avildsen, and starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cathy Moriarty, ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1979

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

Released: 1991

Directed by: Dan Aykroyd

Nothing but Trouble is a 1991 American horror comedy film directed by Dan Aykroyd. A businessman (Chevy Chase) and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge (Dan Aykroyd) and his equally odd ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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Alyson Hannigan, Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1988

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

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Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joe 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, ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Segal

My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more
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Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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