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List of the best John Goodman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. TV fans may known John Goodman as Dan Conner from Roseanne, but movie-goers love him as Walter Sobchak, Sulley and King Ralph. John Goodman'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 Goodman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Goodman movies will be at the top of the list. John Goodman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Goodman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Goodman films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items here include everything from The Big Lebowski to Argo.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Goodman movies?" and "What are the greatest John Goodman roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Goodman's humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Jeff Bridges movies and best Billy Crystal movies.

John Goodman is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Frank Marshall. John Goodman has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like John Candy and Tim Allen in terms of fame and success.

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The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los ...more

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Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

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Barton Fink John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright ...more

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah ...more

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more

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10 Cloverfield Lane John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher 10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more

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The Babe John Goodman, James Cromwell, Kelly McGillis The Babe is a 1992 biographical drama film about the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth, who is portrayed by John Goodman.

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King Ralph John Goodman, John Hurt, Peter O'Toole King Ralph is a 1991 American comedy film starring John Goodman in the title role of Ralph Jones. The movie also stars Peter O'Toole as the King's private secretary, Sir Cedric Willingham, ...more

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Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels Arachnophobia is a 1990 American horror comedy film directed by Frank Marshall and starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman. It was the first film released by Hollywood Pictures, as well as being ...more

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The Emperor's New Groove John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation, the 40th film in Disney's animated features canon. It was directed by Mark ...more

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Flight Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. An airline pilot (Denzel Washington) saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, ...more

There's Something Strangely Relaxing About Angry John Goodman

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Fallen Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland Fallen is a 1998 American fantasy action film directed by Gregory Hoblit, and starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Donald Sutherland. It was the only Turner Pictures film to receive an R ...more

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The Flintstones Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell The Flintstones is a 1994 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza. A live-action adaptation of the 1960s animated ...more

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Bringing Out the Dead Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Joe Connelly. It stars Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John ...more

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Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia ...more

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Coyote Ugly Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced ...more

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Always Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more

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Blues Brothers 2000 Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars ...more

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Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long John Goodman, Anne Heche, Brent Spiner Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long is a 1995 English language drama starring John Goodman and directed by Thomas Schlamme. The film originally aired on TNT and was nominated for two Emmy awards.

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The Hudsucker Proxy Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director. The film stars ...more

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The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Evan Almighty Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark ...more

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The Borrowers Hugh Laurie, John Goodman, Jim Broadbent The Borrowers is a 1997 British/American live-action comedy film based on the children's novel of the same name by author Mary Norton. In 1998 it was nominated for the title of Best British Film ...more

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Trouble with the Curve Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves ...more

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The Artist John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell The Artist is a 2011 French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film. It was written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann and ...more

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Bee Movie Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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Beyond the Sea Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman Beyond the Sea is a 2004 American biographical film based on the life of singer/actor Bobby Darin. Starring in the lead role and using his own singing voice for the musical numbers, Kevin Spacey ...more

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Matinee Naomi Watts, John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty Matinee is a ––1993 period comedy film directed by Joe Dante. It is a ensemble piece about a William Castle-type independent filmmaker, with the home front in the Cuban Missile Crisis as a ...more

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Born Yesterday John Goodman, Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson Born Yesterday is a 1993 film based on Born Yesterday, a play by Garson Kanin. The film stars Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson. It was adapted by Douglas McGrath and directed by ...more

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, John Goodman Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Eric Roth. It stars ...more

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Sweet Dreams Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Ed Harris Sweet Dreams is a 1985 biographical film which tells the life story of country music singer Patsy Cline. The film was written by Robert Getchell and directed by Karel Reisz. It stars Jessica ...more

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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and ...more

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Masked and Anonymous Penélope Cruz, Bob Dylan, Mickey Rourke Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by Larry Charles. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov". It ...more

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My First Mister John Goodman, Pauley Perrette, Gene Simmons My First Mister is a 2001 film written by Jill Franklyn and directed by Christine Lahti. The film is the story of an alienated teen who forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely clothing store ...more

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The Year Without A Santa Claus John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Harvey Fierstein The Year Without a Santa Claus is a 2006 film directed by Ron Underwood.

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One Night at McCool's Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas One Night at McCool's is a 2001 American crime comedy film written by Stan Seidel, directed by Harald Zwart, and starring Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman, Michael Douglas, and ...more

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The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is a 2000 American live-action/animated adventure comedy film produced by Universal Pictures, based on the television cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show ...more

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Speed Racer Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action film based on the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name by Tatsunoko Productions. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, and ...more

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ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi ...more

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Everybody's All-American Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Dennis Quaid Everybody's All-American is a 1988 motion picture directed by Taylor Hackford and based on the novel Everybody's All-American by longtime Sports Illustrated contributor Frank Deford. The film ...more

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The Jungle Book 2 Phil Collins, John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment The Jungle Book 2 is a 2003 American-Australian animated musical film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. The theatrical version of ...more

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Frosty Returns John Goodman, Elisabeth Moss, Jan Hooks Frosty Returns is an animated Christmas television special starring Jonathan Winters as the narrator and John Goodman as the voice of Frosty the Snowman. The special was directed by Bill ...more

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The Monuments Men George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German war film directed by George Clooney, written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, ...more

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Inside Llewyn Davis Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Inside Llewyn Davis is a 2013 American comedy-drama film edited, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan and Joel Coen. Set in 1961, the film stars ...more

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Kong: Skull Island Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary's Godzilla–Kong ...more

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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Marisa Tomei, Danny DeVito, John Goodman Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films and directed by Randall Miller. It is based on a 1990 short film of the ...more

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Dirty Work Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, Rebecca Romijn Dirty Work is a comedy buddy film starring Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden, and Traylor Howard and directed by Bob Saget. In the film, long-time friends Mitch and Sam start a ...more