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The Best John Belushi Movies

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List of the best John Belushi movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John 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 John Belushi movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Belushi movies will be at the top of the list. John Belushi has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Belushi movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Belushi films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best John Belushi role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest John Belushi performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing contains films like Tarzoon, Shame of the Jungle and National Lampoon's Animal House.

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    The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from "The Blues Brothers" musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. It features musical numbers by rhythm and blues, soul, and blues singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker. The film is set in and around Chicago, Illinois, where it was filmed. It features non-musical supporting performances by John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Charles Napier, and Henry Gibson. The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his brother Elwood, who take on "a...  more
    • Actors: Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg, Ray Charles, Dan Aykroyd
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: John Landis
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    #138 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#78 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys#50 of 300 The Best Duos of All Time

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    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 members who challenge the dean of Faber College. The screenplay was adapted by Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller, and Harold Ramis from stories written by Miller and published in National Lampoon magazine. The stories were based on Miller's experiences in the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Dartmouth College. Other influences on the film came from Ramis's experiences in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis, and producer Ivan Reitman's experiences at Delta Upsilon at McMaster...  more
    • Actors: Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen, John Landis
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: John Landis
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    1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune, and Robert Stack. The story involves a panic in the Los Angeles area after the December 1941 attack. Although not as financially or critically successful as many of Spielberg's other films, it received belated popularity after an expanded version aired on ABC and its subsequent home video reissues, raising it to cult status. ...  more
    • Actors: Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
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    Continental Divide is a 1981 American romantic comedy, starring John Belushi and Blair Brown. It was directed by Michael Apted from an original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Bernie Brillstein. Brown was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. An attempt was made during the promotional phase of the film's release to sell Belushi and Brown as "the new Hepburn and Tracy", calling to mind the gutsy creative chemistry and double-act performances of those yesteryear actors. This impression was not successfully carried off and Belushi's death less than six months after the film's release ensured that potential would never be. This was the...  more
    • Actors: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Tim Kazurinsky, Val Avery, Carlin Glynn
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Michael Apted
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