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The Best Ralph Macchio Movies

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

If you think the best Ralph Macchio role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ralph Macchio 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 Karate Kid, Part II and Up the Academy.

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

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  • 1
    The Outsiders
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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Karate Kid, Part III
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    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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    The Karate Kid
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    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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  • 4
    Teachers
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    9

    Teachers

    Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte

    Released1984

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Karate Kid, Part II
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    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
  • 6
    Wax on, F*ck Off
    46
    6

    Wax on, F*ck Off

    Molly Ringwald, Ralph Macchio

    Released2010

    Directed byTodd Holland

    Wax on, F*ck Off is a 2010 Short Comedy film written Chris Kula and Chad Carter and directed...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    The Next Karate Kid
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    The Next Karate Kid

    Hilary Swank, Pat Morita

    Released1994

    Directed byChristopher Cain

    The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Crossroads
    45
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    Crossroads

    Steve Vai, Jami Gertz

    Released1986

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Crossroads is a 1986 musical dramatic feature film inspired by the legend of blues musician... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Distant Thunder
    40
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    Distant Thunder

    John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio

    Released1988

    Directed byRick Rosenthal

    Distant Thunder is a 1988 American drama film directed by Rick Rosenthal and starring John... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    My Cousin Vinny
    55
    20

    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • 11
    Can't Be Heaven
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    Can't Be Heaven

    Kaley Cuoco, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2000

    Directed byRichard Friedman

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  • 12
    Artie Lange's Beer League
    34
    3

    Artie Lange's Beer League

    Tina Fey, Artie Lange

    Released2006

    Directed byFrank Sebastiano

    Artie Lange's Beer League is a 2006 film written, produced, and starring Artie Lange. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier
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    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier

    Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byCorey Blechman

    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier is a 1984 made-for-TV feature-length drama, starring Ralph... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Last POW? The Bobby Garwood Story
    27
    4

    The Last POW? The Bobby Garwood Story

    Martin Sheen, Ralph Macchio

    Released1992

    Directed byGeorg Stanford Brown

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  • 15
    The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
    23
    6

    Released1998

    Directed byDick Sebast

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  • 16
    A Good Night to Die
    21
    3

    A Good Night to Die

    Debbie Harry, Ally Sheedy

    Released2003

    Directed byCraig Singer

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  • 17
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
    16
    4

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead

    Devon Aoki, Ralph Macchio

    Released2009

    Directed byJordan Galland

    "Julian (Jake Hoffman) scores his big break when he lands in the director’s seat of an off-... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Popcorn Shrimp
    14
    3

    Popcorn Shrimp

    Master P, Ralph Macchio

    Released2001

    Directed byChristopher Walken

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  • 19
    The Office Party
    14
    3

    The Office Party

    Jon Stewart, Ralph Macchio

    Released2000

    Directed byChiara Edmands

    The Office Party is a 2000 short film written and directed by Chiara Edmands.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Up the Academy
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    Up the Academy

    Robert Downey Jr., Barbara Bach

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Downey Sr.

    Up the Academy is an American teen comedy film released in 1980, with a plot about the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Too Much Sun
    16
    6

    Too Much Sun

    Robert Downey Jr., Eric Idle

    Released1991

    Directed byRobert Downey Sr.

    Too Much Sun is a 1990 film directed by Robert Downey Sr.. It was filmed in Beverly Hills and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Had Enough
    14
    4

    Had Enough

    Ralph Macchio, Don Jamieson

    Released2010

    Directed byJosh Diamond, Jason Diamond

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  • 23
    I Think Bad Thoughts
    14
    9

    I Think Bad Thoughts

    Elijah Wood, Jena Malone

    Released2011

    Directed byJosh Diamond, Jason Diamond

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  • 24
    Naked in New York
    13
    9

    Naked in New York

    Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner

    Released1993

    Directed byDaniel Algrant

    Naked in New York is a 1993 romantic comedy film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker,... more on Wikipedia

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