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Movies Directed By John G. Avildsen

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List of all movies directed by John G. Avildsen, listed alphabetically. These popular films directed by John G. Avildsen include trailers of the movies when available. This collection includes some of the best movies directed by John G. Avildsen, so use the list to find some movies you haven't already seen. From John G. Avildsen's studio films to John G. Avildsen's independent films, this John G. Avildsen filmography includes movies from all genres.

List movies include W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, The Formula and many additional movies as well.

Almost all John G. Avildsen director credits are included. If you’re wondering, “What movies did John G. Avildsen direct?” or “What is the best John G. Avildsen movie?” then this list will answer your questions.

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    8 Seconds

    8 Seconds

    Renée Zellweger, Luke Perry

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    8 Seconds is a 1994 American biographical drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. Its title... more on Wikipedia

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    A Night in Heaven

    A Night in Heaven

    Lesley Ann Warren, Christopher Atkins

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    A Night in Heaven is a 1983 American romance film directed by John G. Avildsen, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Cry Uncle!

    Cry Uncle!

    Paul Sorvino, Marcia Jean Kurtz

    Released1971

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Cry Uncle! is a 1971 film in the Troma library. It is directed by John G. Avildsen and stars... more on Wikipedia
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    For Keeps

    For Keeps

    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and... more on Wikipedia
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    Fore Play

    Fore Play

    Jerry Orbach, Estelle Parsons

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth

    Fore Play is a 1975 comedy film co-directed by future Academy Award-winner John G. Avildsen.... more on Wikipedia
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    Guess What We Learned in School Today?

    Guess What We Learned in School Today?

    Jill Kelly, Jean David

    Released1970

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Guess What We Learned in School Today? is a 1970 film directed by John G. Avildsen and written... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    Peter Falk, Charles Durning

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Happy New Year is a 1987 film starring Peter Falk, directed by John G. Avildsen. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Inferno

    Inferno

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Inferno is a 1999 American action film directed by John G. Avildsen, and starring Jean-Claude... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Joe

    Joe

    Susan Sarandon, Peter Boyle

    Released1970

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Joe is a 1970 drama film distributed by Cannon Films and starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Lean on Me

    Lean on Me

    Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    #8 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#9 of 40 The Most Inspirational Black Movies

  • 11
    Neighbors

    Neighbors

    Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Neighbors is a 1981 film based on the novel by Thomas Berger. It was released through Columbia... more on Wikipedia

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    #257 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#224 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • 12
    Okay Bill

    Okay Bill

    Roz Kelly, Gordon Felio

    Released1971

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Okay Bill is a 1971 film directed by John G. Avildsen.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Rocky

    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Rocky V

    Rocky V

    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Rocky V is a 1990 American film. The fifth film in the Rocky series, written by and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    #279 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#125 of 172 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • 15
    Save the Tiger

    Save the Tiger

    Jack Lemmon, Liv Lindeland

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Save the Tiger is a 1973 film about moral conflict in contemporary America. It stars Jack... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #663 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#324 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • 16
    Slow Dancing in the Big City

    Slow Dancing in the Big City

    Paul Sorvino, Nicolas Coster

    Released1979

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Slow Dancing in the Big City is a 1978 film directed by John G. Avildsen. It stars Paul... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Stano

    Stano

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Josh Duhamel

    Released2013

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Stano is a 2011 film directed by John G. Avildsen.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    The Formula

    The Formula

    Marlon Brando, John Gielgud

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Formula is a mystery film directed by John G. Avildsen released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G.... more on Wikipedia

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    #134 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#120 of 149 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

  • 20
    The Karate Kid, Part II

    The Karate Kid, Part II

    Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid, Part II is a 1986 American martial arts film. A sequel to 1984's The Karate... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Karate Kid, Part III

    The Karate Kid, Part III

    Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid, Part III is a 1989 martial arts film, and the second sequel to the hit motion... more on Wikipedia

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    #89 of 102 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series#89 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • 22
    The Power of One

    The Power of One

    Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Power of One is a 1992 American drama film based on Bryce Courtenay's 1989 novel of the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    The Stoolie

    The Stoolie

    Jackie Mason, Thayer David

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Stoolie is a 1972 comedy/crime thriller film directed by John G. Avildsen. It stars... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Traveling Hopefully

    Traveling Hopefully

    Traveling Hopefully is a 1982 American short documentary film directed by John G. Avildsen. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Turn on to Love

    Turn on to Love

    Richard Michaels, Steven Wingate

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Turn on to Love is a 1969 film directed by John G. Avildsen and marks his directorial debut.Amazon_watch buy button