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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, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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St. Elmo's Fire Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare ...more

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From the Hip John Hurt, Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins From the Hip, is a 1987 courtroom dramedy film directed by Bob Clark from a screenplay by Bob Clark and David E. Kelley. The film stars Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt and Beatrice

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Making the Grade Judd Nelson, Andrew Dice Clay, Gordon Jump Making the Grade is an American film which was released in 1984. It was directed by Dorian Walker and written by Charles Gale and Gene Quintano. It was filmed at Rhodes College in Memphis,

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New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson New Jack City is a 1991 American crime thriller action film film directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen ...more

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The Transformers: The Movie Orson Welles, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated TV series by the same name. It was released in North America on August 8, 1986 and in the UK on December 5, ...more

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Airheads Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi Airheads is a 1994 American crime-comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band of loser musicians who ...more

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Fandango Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, E.G. Daily Fandango is a 1985 American film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was originally a student film titled Proof made by Reynolds while he was attending USC film school. It was a parody of Greek life ...more

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection 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 by Judd Nelson, a script writer who begins killing girls for research for a movie he is writing, ...more

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Willem Dafoe, Julie Benz, Judd Nelson The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is a 2009 American vigilante film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film serves as a sequel to the 1999 film The Boondock Saints. The film stars Sean ...more

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Blue City Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso Blue City is a 1986 drama film based on the 1947 Ross Macdonald novel of the same name about a young man who returns to a corrupt small town in Florida to avenge the death of his father. The ...more

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The Dark Backward Rob Lowe, James Caan, Judd Nelson The Dark Backward is a 1991 satirical comedy film directed and written by Adam Rifkin.

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Relentless Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Meg Foster Relentless is a 1989 American crime film directed by William Lustig and starring Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia and Leo Rossi. The film follows two LAPD officers on a hunt for an ex-cop turned ...more

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Conflict of Interest Alyssa Milano, Judd Nelson, Christopher McDonald Conflict of Interest is a 1993 independent action film directed by Gary Davis.

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Light It Up Rosario Dawson, Usher, Judd Nelson Light It Up is a 1999 American hostage crime drama film starring an ensemble cast that consists of R&B singer/actor Usher Raymond, Rosario Dawson, Forest Whitaker, and Vanessa L. Williams. ...more

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Steel Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J Steel is a 1997 American superhero action film based on the DC Comics character John Henry Irons, who first appeared in 1993 during the Reign of the Supermen! storyline in the Superman comic ...more

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Hail Caesar Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Nelson Hail Caesar is a 1994 American heavy metal comedy film directed by Anthony Michael Hall and starring Hall, Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Nelson, and Bobbie Phillips.

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Three Wise Guys Judd Nelson, Roddy Piper, Katey Sagal Three Wise Guys is a 2005 American TV movie directed by Robert Iscove and starring Eddie McClintock, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Judd Nelson, Nicholas Turturro, Roddy Piper, Tom Arnold and Katey Sagal.

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Netherbeast Incorporated Judd Nelson, Robert Wagner, Darrell Hammond Netherbeast Incorporated is a 2007 independent film directed by Dean Ronalds and written by Bruce Dellis. It is an undead office comedy concerning a telephone company in Arizona staffed entirely ...more

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Lethal Eviction Judd Nelson, Stacey Dash, Jennifer Carpenter Lethal Eviction is a 2005 film directed by Michael Feifer.

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Lost Voyage Judd Nelson, Mark Sheppard, Lance Henriksen Lost Voyage is a 2001 horror mystery film directed by Christian McIntire.

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Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story Paula Abdul, Judd Nelson, M├Ądchen Amick Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story is a 1999 biographical film directed by Andy Wolk.

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Never on Tuesday Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage, Judd Nelson Never on Tuesday is a comedy film written and directed by Adam Rifkin. The film was released on VHS Video rental by Paramount Home Entertainment in 1988 and was originally slated to be ...more

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The Black Hole Judd Nelson, Kristy Swanson, Christa Campbell The Black Hole is a television movie produced for the Sci Fi channel, directed by Tibor Takács.

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The Caretaker Jennifer Tilly, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Freeman The Caretaker is a 2008 horror comedy film written by Jackie Olson and directed by Bryce Olson.

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Just 45 Minutes from Broadway Judd Nelson, Mary Crosby, David Proval Just 45 Minutes from Broadway is a 2011 drama film directed by Henry Jaglom.

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A Single Woman Judd Nelson, Jeanmarie Simpson, Cassidy Lehrman A Single Woman is a 2008 film made by Nevada Shakespeare Company and Heroica Films. It was directed by Kamala Lopez and produced by Cameron Crain, Richard Shelgren and Kamala Lopez. The ...more

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Cybermutt Judd Nelson, Michelle Nolden, Joe Pingue Cybermutt is a 2002 sci-fi comedy that was made for Animal Planet as part of a trio of movies for the cable channel called "Animal Tales". Cybermutt is a fictional golden retriever.

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Infected Isabella Rossellini, Judd Nelson, Joey Fatone Infected is a Canadian television Adventure Science-Fiction thriller film, which was directed by Adam Weissman.

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Strange Frequency Judd Nelson, Eric Roberts, Danny Masterson Strange Frequency is a 2001 film directed by Mary Lambert and Bryan Spicer.

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White Rush Tricia Helfer, Judd Nelson, Charlie Schlatter White Rush is a 2003 film directed by Mark L. Lester. The plot revolves around a group of young tourist couples who come across a drug deal gone bad.

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

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The Story Beyond the Still Judd Nelson, Ski Carr, Alan Shearman The Story Beyond the Still is a 2011 drama film directed by Vincent Laforet.

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The Lost Angel Judd Nelson, Alison Eastwood, John Rhys-Davies The Lost Angel is a 2005 thriller film directed by Dimitri Logothetis.

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The Day the Earth Stopped Judd Nelson, C. Thomas Howell, Bug Hall The Day the Earth Stopped is a 2008 American direct-to-DVD science fiction film produced by independent studio The Asylum, directed by and starring C. Thomas Howell. Its title and premise are ...more

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Hiroshima: Out Of The Ashes Judd Nelson, Max von Sydow, Tamlyn Tomita Hiroshima: Out Of The Ashes is a 1990 drama history film written by John McGreevey and directed by Peter Werner.

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Endure Judd Nelson, Tom Arnold, Joey Lauren Adams Endure is a 2010 crime thriller film directed and written by Joe O'Brien. It stars Judd Nelson, Devon Sawa, Tom Arnold and Joey Lauren Adams. The story revolves around a police detective ...more

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Bad Kids Go to Hell Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Eloise Broady Bad Kids Go to Hell is a 2012 dark comedy thriller film directed by Matthew Spradlin, who co-wrote it with Barry Wernick. Based on Spradlin and Wernick's best-selling graphic novel of the same ...more

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Entangled Pierce Brosnan, Judd Nelson, Roy Dupuis Entangled is a 1993 crime drama film directed by Mas Fischer.

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Cancel Christmas Judd Nelson, Natalie Madison-Brown, Connor Price Cancel Christmas is a 2010 film written by David Alexander and directed by John Bradshaw.

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Nevermore Judd Nelson, Jennifer O'Dell, Vincent Spano Nevermore is a 2007 film written and directed by independent director Thomas Zambeck.

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The Spiral Staircase A. J. Cook, Judd Nelson, Nicollette Sheridan The Spiral Staircase is a 2000 television film remake of the 1946 film The Spiral Staircase based on Ethel Lina White's novel Some Must Watch. This film is directed by James Head with a ...more

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Deceived Judd Nelson, Louis Gossett, Jr. Deceived is a 2002 drama thriller film written by John Patus, Paul Lalonde and directed by André van Heerden.

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Buds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Judd Nelson Movies
Buds Judd Nelson, Tracy Dali

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Primary Motive Judd Nelson, Justine Bateman, Sally Kirkland Primary Motive is a 1992 American thriller film written and directed by Daniel Adams.

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Falcon Down William Shatner, Judd Nelson, Cliff Robertson Falcon Down is an action film from 2000 directed by Philip J. Roth and starring Dale Midkiff, William Shatner, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Rubin and Cliff Robertson.

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Little Hercules in 3-D Hulk Hogan, Big Show, Judd Nelson Little Hercules is a 2009 family film written by Robert Boris and directed by Mohamed Khashoggi.

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The Freediver Judd Nelson, Adam Baldwin, Dominique Swain The Freediver is a 2004 film written and directed by Alki David.

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The Terror Experiment is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Judd Nelson Movies
The Terror Experiment Judd Nelson, C. Thomas Howell, Jason London The Terror Experiment is a 2010 American Action/Thriller film directed by George Mendeluk and written by D. Todd Deeken.