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The Best Rob Lowe Movies

Updated September 18, 2020 4.7k votes 690 voters 97.1k views53 items

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List of the best Rob Lowe movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Rob Lowe got his big break as a film actor when he appeared in the 1983 film The Outsiders, along with future stars Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze. Rob Lowe'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 Rob Lowe movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rob Lowe movies will be at the top of the list. Rob Lowe has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rob Lowe movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rob Lowe films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like St. Elmo's Fire and Tommy Boy.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rob Lowe movies?" and "What are the greatest Rob Lowe roles of all time?" If you're a fan of Lowe's Brat Pack films, you might also like our list of the best Demi Moore movies and best Emilio Estevez movies.

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    The Stand

    Stephen King, Rob Lowe
    The Stand (ABC, 1994) is an American horror miniseries directed by Mick Garris, and based on...  more

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    Salem's Lot

    Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland
    Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21,...  more

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage
    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of...  more

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    Masquerade

    Rob Lowe, Kim Cattrall
    Masquerade is a 1988 American romance mystery thriller film directed by Bob Swaim and starring...  more
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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster
    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a...  more

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    The Hotel New Hampshire

    Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe
    The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the...  more

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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the...  more

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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the...  more

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    Thank You for Smoking

    Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall
    Thank You for Smoking is a 2006 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and...  more

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    Austin Powers: Goldmember

    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles
    Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of...  more

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    63
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    Frank and Jesse

    Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton
    Frank and Jesse, also known as Frank & Jesse, is a 1994 western film written and directed by...  more
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    The Christmas Blessing

    Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe
    The Christmas Blessing is a 2005 television film directed by Karen Arthur. It first aired on...  more
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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte
    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori 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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    The Christmas Shoes

    Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
    The Christmas Shoes is a made-for-TV movie, broadcast on CBS in December 2002. It is based on...  more
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    Youngblood

    Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe
    Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and...  more

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    Illegally Yours

    Rob Lowe, Colleen Camp
    Illegally Yours is a 1988 comedy film set in St. Augustine, Florida where a series of comic...  more
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    About Last Night

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe
    About Last Night is a 1986 American romantic dramedy film. The film was directed by Edward...  more

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    Perfect Strangers

    Rob Lowe, Anna Friel
    Perfect Strangers is a 2004 romantic comedy film starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel....  more
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    The Invention of Lying

    Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey
    The Invention of Lying is a 2009 fantasy romantic comedy film that was written and directed by...  more
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    If The Shoe Fits

    Rob Lowe, Jennifer Grey
    If The Shoe Fits is a 1990 romantic comedy TV movie directed by Tom Clegg....  more
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    Square Dance

    Winona Ryder, Rob Lowe
    Square Dance is a 1987 drama film written by Alan Hines, who also wrote the novel of the same...  more
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    Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming

    Rob Lowe, Tatiana Maslany
    Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming is a 2007 American television film produced by Lions Gate...  more
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    Suddenly, Last Summer

    Rob Lowe, Maggie Smith
    Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1993 drama film directed by Richard Eyre....  more
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    Thursday's Child

    Rob Lowe, Gena Rowlands
    Thursday's Child is a 1983 television film directed by David Lowell Rich, based on the book by...  more