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The Best Rip Torn Movies of All Time, Ranked

Updated July 10, 2019 1.7k votes 136 voters 14.7k views99 items

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Are looking for the best Rip Torn movies? Then you’ve come to the right place. This list has every movie on Rip Torn’s filmography ordered from best to worst. Fans have voted on every Rip Torn movie, from Men In Black to his first movie, Baby Doll. Rip Torn films span across all genres including comedies, dramas, and action.

He was born Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas on February 26, 1931, and died on July 9, 2019. He won several accolades for acting and is also known for being a comedian and voice actor. One of his most celebrated roles is Zed in the Men in Black films. With over 100 credits to his name, he has had a very successful Hollywood career, both in movies and TV shows. There are several Rip Torn movies that are worth watching such as Dodgeball, Canadian Bacon, and Heartland. Look at the complete list below because you may have seen a Rip Torn movie and not even realized he was in it. 

Now you get to help determine the best Rip Torn movies with your votes. Vote up the best Rip Torn roles regardless of how good the film is as a whole. 

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  • 1
    Men in Black
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 2
    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
    46
    25

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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  • 3
    Defending Your Life
    38
    17

    Defending Your Life

    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1991

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

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  • 4
    Summer Rental
    27
    11

    Summer Rental

    John Candy, Joey Lawrence

    Released1985

    Directed byCarl Reiner

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  • 5
    Men in Black II
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    20

    Men in Black II

    Michael Jackson, Will Smith

    Released2002

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black II is a 2002 American science fiction action spy comedy film starring both Tommy... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Men in Black 3
    30
    15

    Men in Black 3

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

    Released2012

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 7
    Down Periscope
    27
    13

    Down Periscope

    Kelsey Grammer, Rob Schneider

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

    Down Periscope is a 1996 20th Century Fox comedy film produced by Robert Lawrence and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Hercules
    27
    15

    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 9
    Canadian Bacon
    23
    11

    Canadian Bacon

    Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Moore

    Canadian Bacon is a 1995 comedy film which satirizes Canada–United States relations along the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Cincinnati Kid
    23
    13

    The Cincinnati Kid

    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen

    Released1965

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • 11
    A Face in the Crowd
    21
    10

    A Face in the Crowd

    Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau

    Released1957

    Directed byElia Kazan

    A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Wonder Boys
    20
    11

    Wonder Boys

    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes

    Released2000

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • 13
    How to Make an American Quilt
    16
    6

    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

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  • 14
    Yours, Mine and Ours
    21
    13

    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • 15
    Marie Antoinette
    20
    11

    Marie Antoinette

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy

    Released2006

    Directed bySofia Coppola

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  • 16
    Freddy Got Fingered
    23
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    Freddy Got Fingered

    Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2001

    Directed byTom Green

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  • 17
    Welcome to Mooseport
    22
    15

    Welcome to Mooseport

    Gene Hackman, Fred Savage

    Released2004

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • 18
    Coma
    20
    13

    Coma

    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Crichton

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  • 19
    Senseless
    18
    10

    Senseless

    David Spade, Marlon Wayans

    Released1998

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    Senseless is a 1998 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and written by Greg Erb... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Baby Doll
    15
    6

    Baby Doll

    Eli Wallach, Rip Torn

    Released1956

    Directed byElia Kazan

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  • 21
    The Insider
    18
    11

    The Insider

    Al Pacino, Russell Crowe

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • 22
    Sweet Bird of Youth
    14
    6

    Sweet Bird of Youth

    Paul Newman, Rip Torn

    Released1962

    Directed byRichard Brooks

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  • 23
    King of Kings
    14
    6

    King of Kings

    Orson Welles, Rip Torn

    Released1961

    Directed byNicholas Ray

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  • 24
    Airplane II: The Sequel
    21
    15

    Airplane II: The Sequel

    William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1982

    Directed byKen Finkleman

    Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Beastmaster
    18
    13

    The Beastmaster

    Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

    Released1982

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

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