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The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite John Cusack movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

John Cusack first came into popularity starring in teen movies such as Class, Sixteen Candles, and Better Off Dead. After starring in Cameron Crowe's Say Anything, John Cusack's career only improved as he landed leading roles in films like Con AirGrosse Pointe Blank, and High Fidelity. Known for his romantic comedy performances (Serendipity, America's Sweethearts), John Cusack has also starred in the thriller Identity, in the critically acclaimed drama Adaptation, and even in the historical action epic Dragon Blade alongside Jackie Chan. With such a large and diverse filmography, John Cusack is one of Hollywood's biggest stars. 

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

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Cusack movies?" and "What are the greatest John Cusack roles of all time?"

John Cusack is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Robert Altman, Terrence Malick and Woody Allen. Movie fans who love John Cusack have also been known to enjoy films starring Ed Harris and Joan Cusack.

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City Hall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda
City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. It stars Al Pacino, John Cusack and Bridget Fonda. According to the website Box Office Mojo, the film grossed an estimated $20 million in the ...more
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Broadcast News is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter
Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer, who has daily emotional breakdowns, ...more
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The Frozen Ground is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent
The Frozen Ground is a 2013 American mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker, his first feature film, based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert ...more
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Class is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jacqueline Bissett
Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Cliff Robertson, and is also the film debut of Andrew McCarthy, John ...more
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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer
Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more
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Martian Child is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston
Martian Child is a 2007 American comedy-drama film about a writer who adopts a strange young boy who believes himself to be from Mars. Martian Child was released on November 2, 2007. The film ...more
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The Player is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg
The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio ...more
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Bullets over Broadway is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker, John Cusack
Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 American comedy film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath and directed by Woody Allen. It stars an ensemble cast including John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Chazz ...more
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Hot Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Ben Stiller, John Cusack, Jerry Stiller
Hot Pursuit is a 1987 adventure/action-comedy film starring John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Jerry Stiller, Ben Stiller, Wendy Gazelle and Keith David.
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Bob Roberts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt
Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more
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War, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Dan Aykroyd
War, Inc. is a 2008 American political action comedy film starring John Cusack and directed by Joshua Seftel. Cusack also co-wrote and produced the film.
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True Colors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
John Cusack, James Spader, Mandy Patinkin
True Colors is an American drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Herbert Ross. The cast included John Cusack, James Spader and Richard Widmark in his final movie role.
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Grace Is Gone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Marisa Tomei, John Cusack, Mary Kay Place
Grace Is Gone is a 2007 drama film starring John Cusack as a father who cannot bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mother, a soldier in the American army, has just been killed on ...more
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The Contract is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Morgan Freeman, John Cusack, Mircea Monroe
The Contract is a 2006 film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by television writer Stephen Katz and John Darrouzet. A cat-and-mouse thriller, The Contract stars Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman ...more
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Fat Man and Little Boy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Paul Newman, John Cusack, Laura Dern
Fat Man and Little Boy is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project. The film is named after the weapons "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" detonated over Nagasaki and ...more
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Adaptation is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Adaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more
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Max is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
John Cusack, Leelee Sobieski, Kevin McKidd
Max is a 2002 British-Hungarian-Canadian fictional drama film, that depicts a friendship between a Jewish art dealer, Max Rothman, and a young Austrian painter, Adolf Hitler. The film explores ...more
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The Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron
The Paperboy is a 2012 American thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Lee Daniels, it is based on the 1995 novel The Paperboy by ...more
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The Factory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo
The Factory is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Morgan O'Neill and starring John Cusack, Mae Whitman, Dallas Roberts, Mageina Tovah, Cindy Sampson, and Jennifer Carpenter. In the ...more
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Love & Mercy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, John Cusack
A 2013 biopic about the life of Beach Boys' frontman Brian Wilson
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Igor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Jay Leno, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese
Igor is a 2008 American computer animated fantasy comedy film about the stock character Igor who dreams of winning first place at the Evil Science Fair. Produced by Exodus Film Group and ...more
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The Journey of Natty Gann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
John Cusack, Scatman Crothers, Lainie Kazan
The Journey of Natty Gann is a 1985 American film directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released by Buena Vista Distribution. The film introduced Meredith Salenger ...more
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Cradle Will Rock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black
Cradle Will Rock is a 1999 drama film written, directed, and produced by Tim Robbins. The film fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the production of the 1937 musical The Cradle Will ...more
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Adult World is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
Emma Roberts, John Cusack, Cloris Leachman
Adult World is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Scott Coffey and written by Andy Cochran. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2013 and stars Emma Roberts, Evan ...more
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The Jack Bull is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time
John Goodman, John Cusack, Drake Bell
The Jack Bull is a television western movie, produced for HBO, and directed by John Badham. It is loosely based on Michael Kohlhaas, a novel by Heinrich von Kleist, with the script by Dick ...more