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The Best Jim Belushi Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.0k votes 308 voters 91.1k views38 items

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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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    K-9 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    K-9: P.I. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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    K-9: P.I.

    Jim Belushi, Kevin Durand

    Released2002

    Directed byRichard J. Lewis

    K-9: P.I. is a motion picture comedy which was released direct-to-video in 2002. It was... more on Wikipedia
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    Mr. Destiny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jim Belushi 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... more on Wikipedia

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    The Principal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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,... more on Wikipedia
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    Gang Related is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Taking Care of Business is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Retroactive is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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.
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    Joe Somebody is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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    Joe Somebody

    Hayden Panettiere, Julie Bowen

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

    Joe Somebody is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written by John Scott Shepherd and directed... more on Wikipedia
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    Curly Sue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Mighty Ducks the Movie: The Fi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies

    Released1997

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

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    Underdog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    One Way Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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...
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    Casper's Scare School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    K-911 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Red Heat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Return to Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Only the Lonely is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Who Killed Atlanta's Children? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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    Who Killed Atlanta's Children?

    Jim Belushi, Gregory Hines

    Released2000

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Who Killed Atlanta's Children? is a TV movie about the Atlanta child murders starring James... more on Wikipedia
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    About Last Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    The Man with One Red Shoe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Diary of a Hitman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Real Men is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Once Upon a Crime... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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    Once Upon a Crime...

    John Candy, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1992

    Directed byEugene Levy

    This film is a 1992 ensemble comedy film starring Richard Lewis, John Candy, James Belushi,... more on Wikipedia

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    Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jim Belushi Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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