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The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked

Updated September 23, 2019 4.3k votes 492 voters 48.1k views76 items

List RulesVote 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?"

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... moreamazon buy button

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    Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd... moreamazon buy button
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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

    The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring... moreamazon buy button

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    The Great Outdoors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Great Outdoors

    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1988

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Annette... moreamazon buy button
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    Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Spies Like Us

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase,... moreamazon buy button
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    Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Dragnet

    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1987

    Directed byTom Mankiewicz

    Dragnet is a 1987 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Tom Mankiewicz in his... moreamazon buy button

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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1989

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed... moreamazon buy button
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    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and... moreamazon buy button

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    Coneheads is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Coneheads

    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Barron

    Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live... moreamazon buy button

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    Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and... moreamazon buy button

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    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice... moreamazon buy button

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    Twilight Zone: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Twilight Zone: The Movie

    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow

    Released1983

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

    Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film... moreamazon buy button

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    Doctor Detroit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Doctor Detroit

    Dan Aykroyd, James Brown

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Pressman

    Doctor Detroit is a 1983 comedy film, written by Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert Boris and Carl... moreamazon buy button

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    Indiana Jones and the Temple o is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg

    Released1984

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven... moreamazon buy button

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    Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Armitage

    Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy film directed by George Armitage, and starring... moreamazon buy button
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    50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Segal

    50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Henry Roth... moreamazon buy button

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    Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Neighbors

    Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Neighbors is a 1981 film based on the novel by Thomas Berger. It was released through Columbia... moreamazon buy button
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    1941 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    1941

    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee

    Released1979

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and... moreamazon buy button

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    Nothing but Trouble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Nothing but Trouble

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1991

    Directed byDan Aykroyd

    Nothing but Trouble is a 1991 American horror comedy film directed by Dan Aykroyd. A... moreamazon buy button

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    Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Chaplin

    Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British... moreamazon buy button

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    My Stepmother Is an Alien is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    My Stepmother Is an Alien

    Alyson Hannigan, Kim Basinger

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    My Stepmother is an Alien is a 1988 American comedy science fiction film produced by the... moreamazon buy button

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    Casper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Casper

    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman

    Released1995

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

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    Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel... moreamazon buy button
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    My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    My Fellow Americans

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Segal

    My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as... moreamazon buy button

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    Sgt. Bilko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Sgt. Bilko

    Chris Rock, Steve Martin

    Released1996

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Sgt. Bilko is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Andy... moreamazon buy button

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