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If you’re in the mood to binge watch the best Kevin Bacon movies of all time, you’ll want to start with the top-ranked films below. Since the early ‘80s, Kevin Bacon has appeared in plenty of blockbusters, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have received lots of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. In fact, according to some sources, the lifetime gross of his films exceeds $1.4 billion.

Kevin Bacon started off pursuing theater work in New York City supplemented by the occasional role in television soap operas. His film debut was in 1978’s National Lampoon's Animal House, though that did not kick start his film career. That happened after he starred in the 1982 comedy drama Diner, which also featured Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, and Ellen Barkin.

After that movie, he was cast in the classic hit Footloose. Since then, he’s had plenty of film success, with blockbusters such as A Few Good Men and Apollo 13 in the ‘90s and 2000s. He also is an accomplished television actor, with a Best Actor Saturn Award for his work on the Fox drama The Following. But which of his movies is his best work? See what fans think below.

The order of these top Kevin Bacon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kevin Bacon movies will be at the top of the list. Kevin Bacon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kevin Bacon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kevin Bacon films to end the squabble once and for all. If you are a fan of Kevin Bacon's dramatic works, you might also like our list of the best Tom Hanks movies or best John Travolta movies.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kevin Bacon movies?" and "What are the greatest Kevin Bacon roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Kevin Bacon's dramatic works, you might also like our list of the best Tom Hanks movies or best John Travolta movies.

Ron Howard and Joel Schumacher are among those who have directed Kevin Bacon at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Kevin Bacon your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best John Stamos and Cuba Gooding, Jr. films lists too.

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A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

376 74
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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

246 48
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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

218 49
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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

170 37
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The River Wild Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

252 71
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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

175 45
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Taking Chance Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Enver Gjokaj

181 50
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Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

160 43
X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

153 39
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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

150 40
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Murder in the First Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy

127 30
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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

116 30
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

130 39
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Hollow Man Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin

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133 44
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National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

128 42
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Death Sentence Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston

66 11
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Black Mass Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons

106 39
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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

83 33
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She's Having a Baby Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray

64 21
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Balto Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda

65 23
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My Dog Skip Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

65 24
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The Air Up There Kevin Bacon

77 34
Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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The Woodsman Kevin Bacon, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick

71 33
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Diner Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin

52 23
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Quicksilver Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Jami Gertz

56 25
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He Said, She Said Sharon Stone, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Lane

62 32
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Beauty Shop Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah, Kevin Bacon

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Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

55 28
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Trapped Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning

53 29
R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

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Picture Perfect Jennifer Aniston, Kaley Cuoco, Kevin Bacon

28 10
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The Gift Kevin Bacon, Glenn Ford, M. Emmet Walsh

53 28
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Where the Truth Lies Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Rachel Blanchard

43 23
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Criminal Law Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Joe Don Baker

36 18
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Forces of Nature Kevin Bacon

16 5
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Cop Car Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford

36 20
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White Water Summer Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Charles Siebert

30 19
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Loverboy Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon

22 12
Mister Roberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Mister Roberts Kevin Bacon, Marilu Henner, Charles Durning

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Digging to China Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson

24 19
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Super Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon

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Jayne Mansfield's Car Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt

19 13
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Only When I Laugh Kevin Bacon, Kristy McNichol, Marsha Mason

22 16
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The Little Sister Kevin Bacon

25 19
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My One and Only Renée Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Molly Quinn

22 19
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The Air I Breathe Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser

20 17
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The Big Picture Teri Hatcher, Kevin Bacon, John Cleese

13 8
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End of the Line Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen