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The Best Jim Belushi Movies

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List of the best Jim Belushi movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jim Belushi followed in his brother John's footsteps and trained at Second City in Chicago before becoming a famous actor. James Belushi's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top James Belushi movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Belushi movies will be at the top of the list.

James Belushi has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Belushi movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jim Belushi films to end the squabble once and for all.If you think the best James Belushi role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Belushi performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films range from About Last Night... to The Principal.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best James Belushi movies?" and "What are the greatest James Belushi roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Belushi's improv-based comedy, you might also enjoy our list of best John Belushi movies and best Dan Aykroyd movies.
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    Mr. Destiny

    Courteney Cox, Michael Caine

    Released1990

    Directed byJames Orr

    Mr. Destiny is a 1990 fantasy comedy film starring James Belushi. Other actors in this film included Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine, Jon Lovitz, Courteney Cox, and Rene Russo....  more
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    K-9

    Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill

    Released1989

    Directed byRod Daniel

    K-9 is a 1989 American action-comedy film starring James Belushi and Mel Harris. It was directed by Rod Daniel, written by Steven Siegel and Scott Myers, produced by Lawrence Gordon and Charles...  more

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    Diary of a Hitman

    Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker

    Released1991

    Directed byRoy London

    Diary of a Hitman is a 1991 drama/thriller directed by Roy London and written by Kenneth Pressman, based on his play Insider's Price. The film stars Forest Whitaker, Sherilyn Fenn, James Belushi,...  more
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    Taking Care of Business

    Jim Belushi, Charles Grodin

    Released1990

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Taking Care of Business is a 1990 comedy film starring James Belushi and Charles Grodin. It was directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was released in the UK under the title Filofax....  more
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    Curly Sue

    Steve Carell, Jim Belushi

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Curly Sue is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film and starred Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch and Alisan Porter as the titular character. It was the final film directed by John Hughes and the only...  more

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    Gang Related

    Tupac Shakur, James Earl Jones

    Released1997

    Directed byJim Kouf

    Gang Related is a 1997 American crime thriller film written and directed by Jim Kouf starring James Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Dennis Quaid, Lela Rochon, David Paymer and James Earl Jones. The film...  more
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    Retroactive

    Jim Belushi, M. Emmet Walsh

    Released1997

    Directed byLouis Morneau

    Retroactive is a 1997 adventure science fiction action film directed by Louis Morneau....  more
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    The Principal

    Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett

    Released1987

    Directed byChristopher Cain

    The Principal is a 1987 crime thriller action film starring James Belushi and Louis Gossett, Jr. It was written by Frank Deese and directed by Christopher Cain. It was filmed in Oakland, California...  more
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    Underdog

    Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen

    Released2007

    Directed byFrederik Du Chau

    Underdog is a 2007 American live-action comedy superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon series of the same name. The film was directed by Frederik Du Chau and stars Peter Dinklage as Dr. Simon...  more

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    About Last Night

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe

    Released1986

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    About Last Night is a 1986 American romantic dramedy film. The film was directed by Edward Zwick, and stars Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as Chicago yuppies who enter a committed relationship for the first...  more

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    Red Heat

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1988

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Red Heat is a 1988 American buddy cop action film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc Ivan Danko, and James Belushi, as Chicago detective Art Ridzik. Finding...  more

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    K-911

    Jim Belushi, Wade Williams

    Released1999

    Directed byCharles T. Kanganis

    K-911 is a motion picture comedy which was released direct-to-video in 1999. It was directed by Charles T. Kanganis and stars James Belushi as Detective Michael Dooley. The film serves as the sequel...  more
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    Released1997

    Directed byJoe Barruso, Doug Murphy, Blair Peters, Baekyup Sung

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    K-9: P.I.

    Jim Belushi, Kevin Durand

    Released2002

    Directed byRichard J. Lewis

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    Casper's Scare School

    Jim Belushi, Bob Saget

    Released2006

    Directed byMark Gravas

    Casper's Scare School is a computer animated TV film starring Casper the Friendly Ghost. It was produced by The Harvey Entertainment Company and released by Classic Media and premiered on October 20,...  more
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    One Way Out

    Jason Bateman, Jim Belushi

    Released2002

    Directed byAllan A. Goldstein

    Allan A. Goldstein directs James Belushi in the action thriller One Way Out. Belushi plays Harry Woltz, a cop with a dark secret: he has a severe gambling problem which has put him in debt to...  more
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    Made Men

    Timothy Dalton, Jim Belushi

    Released1999

    Directed byLouis Morneau

    Made Men is a 1999 movie produced by HBO starring James Belushi, Michael Beach and Timothy Dalton. It combines elements of comedy with action and adventure....  more
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    Salvador

    James Woods, Jim Belushi

    Released1986

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Salvador is a 1986 drama film written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, and directed by Stone. It stars James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, and Elpidia Carrillo, with John Savage, and...  more
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    Jingle All the Way

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian Levant

    Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James Belushi...  more

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    The Man with One Red Shoe

    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher

    Released1985

    Directed byStan Dragoti

    The Man With One Red Shoe is a 1985 comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti, and starring Tom Hanks and Dabney Coleman. It is a remake of a 1972 French film Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire...  more
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    Hoodwinked!

    Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close

    Released2004

    Directed byCory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech

    Hoodwinked! is a 2005 American computer-animated family comedy film. It retells the folktale Little Red Riding Hood as a police investigation, using flashbacks to show multiple characters' points of...  more
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    Return to Me

    David Duchovny, Minnie Driver

    Released2000

    Directed byBonnie Hunt

    Return to Me is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Bonnie Hunt and starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. It was filmed in Chicago in 1999, and released in April 2000. ...  more

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    Real Men

    John Ritter, Jim Belushi

    Released1987

    Directed byDennis Feldman

    Real Men is a 1987 comedy/science fiction film starring James Belushi and John Ritter as the heroes: suave, womanizing CIA agent Nick Pirandello and weak and ineffectual insurance agent Bob Wilson....  more
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    Only the Lonely

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1991

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Only the Lonely is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Chris Columbus and starring John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Quinn. The plot is similar to the...  more
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    Thief

    Willie Nelson, James Caan

    Released1981

    Directed byMichael Mann

    This film is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975 novel by "Frank Hohimer". The film stars James Caan as the titular thief and Tuesday Weld as his...  more