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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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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson
A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, with Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh, ...more

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow
Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more

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Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon
Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas
Stir of Echoes is a supernatural horror-thriller released in the US in 1999, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by David Koepp. The film is loosely based on the novel A Stir of Echoes by Richard ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward
Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson and Underwood, and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, ...more

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Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly
The River Wild is a 1994 adventure thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Mazzello as Roarke. ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Enver Gjokaj
Taking Chance is a 2009 historical drama film based upon the experiences of Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps, back to his hometown ...more

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender
X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
Sleepers is a 1996 American legal drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.

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Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland
Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Five medical ...more

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Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy
This film is a largely fictitious 1995 film, directed by Marc Rocco, about Henri Young who is put on trial. The film also stars Christian Slater and Gary Oldman.

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Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon
JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

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Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston
Death Sentence is a 2007 American psychological thriller action film loosely based on the 1975 novel of the same name by Brian Garfield. Directed by Saw director James Wan, the film stars Kevin ...more

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Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland
National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin
Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction-thriller-horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, and Josh Brolin. The film is about a scientist who ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons
Black Mass is a 2015 American biographical crime drama film directed by Scott Cooper, based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer
Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are taken out one by one while attempting ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray
She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film portrays a young newlywed couple, Kristy and Jake Briggs played by Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin ...more

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Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz
My Dog Skip is a 2000 film, directed by Jay Russell. It is based on the autobiographical book My Dog Skip by Willie Morris. The movie was released March 3, 2000. The movie recounts a few ...more

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top 20+ Best Kevin Bacon Movies of All Time, Ranked
Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling
Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda
Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin
Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is Levinson's screen directing debut, and the first of Levinson's four "Baltimore Films" set in ...more

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Kevin Bacon
The Air Up There is a 1994 comedy film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Kevin Bacon and Charles Gitonga Maina with Yolanda Vazquez as Sister Susan.