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The Best Judd Nelson Movies

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

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

Examples of films on this list include The Day the Earth Stopped and Lost Voyage.

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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and...  more

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    St. Elmo's Fire

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe
    St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film,...  more

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    Blue City

    Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy
    Blue City is a 1986 drama film based on the 1947 Ross Macdonald novel of the same name about a...  more

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    Relentless

    Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia
    Relentless is a 1989 American crime film directed by William Lustig and starring Judd Nelson,...  more
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    From the Hip

    John Hurt, Judd Nelson
    From the Hip, is a 1987 courtroom dramedy film directed by Bob Clark from a screenplay by Bob...  more
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    Making the Grade

    Judd Nelson, Andrew Dice Clay
    Making the Grade is an American film which was released in 1984. It was directed by Dorian...  more

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    The Transformers: The Movie

    Orson Welles, Judd Nelson
    The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated TV series by...  more

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    New Jack City

    Chris Rock, Ice-T
    New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise...  more

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    The Dark Backward

    Rob Lowe, James Caan
    The Dark Backward is a 1991 satirical comedy film directed and written by Adam Rifkin....  more
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    Conflict of Interest

    Alyssa Milano, Judd Nelson
    Conflict of Interest is a 1993 independent action film directed by Gary Davis....  more
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    Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story

    Paula Abdul, Judd Nelson
    Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story is a 1999 biographical film directed by Andy Wolk....
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    Light It Up

    Rosario Dawson, Usher
    Light It Up is a 1999 American hostage drama film starring an ensemble cast that consists of...  more
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    Cabin by the Lake

    Judd Nelson, Hedy Burress
    Cabin by the Lake is a horror TV movie released in 2000. It tells the story of Stanley, played...  more
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    Mayor Cupcake

    Judd Nelson, Lea Thompson
    Mayor Cupcake is a 2011 comedy drama family film written by Art D'Alessandro and Alex Pires...  more
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    Fandango

    Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson
    Fandango is a 1985 American film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was originally a student film...  more

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    Lost Voyage

    Judd Nelson, Mark Sheppard
    Lost Voyage is a 2001 horror mystery film directed by Christian McIntire....  more
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    Hail Caesar

    Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson
    Hail Caesar is a 1994 American heavy metal comedy film directed by Anthony Michael Hall and...  more
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    Lethal Eviction

    Judd Nelson, Stacey Dash
    Lethal Eviction is a 2005 film directed by Michael Feifer....  more
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    Netherbeast Incorporated

    Judd Nelson, Robert Wagner
    Netherbeast Incorporated is a 2007 independent film directed by Dean Ronalds and written by...  more
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    Three Wise Guys

    Judd Nelson, Roddy Piper
    Three Wise Guys is a 2005 American TV movie directed by Robert Iscove and starring Eddie...  more
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    Never on Tuesday

    Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage
    Never on Tuesday is a comedy film written and directed by Adam Rifkin. The film was released...  more
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    Infected

    Isabella Rossellini, Judd Nelson
    Infected is a Canadian television Adventure Science-Fiction thriller film, which was directed...  more
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    Airheads

    Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser
    Airheads is a 1994 American comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael...  more

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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and...  more

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    Steel

    Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson
    Steel is a 1997 American superhero action film based on the DC Comics character John Henry...  more

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