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The Best Rob Lowe Movies

Updated September 18, 2020 4.0k votes 679 voters 96.4k 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 Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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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

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    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the... more on Wikipedia
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    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and... more on Wikipedia

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    Frank and Jesse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Frank and Jesse

    Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Boris

    Frank and Jesse, also known as Frank & Jesse, is a 1994 western film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Christmas Blessing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    The Christmas Blessing

    Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe

    Released2005

    Directed byKaren Arthur

    The Christmas Blessing is a 2005 television film directed by Karen Arthur. It first aired on... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    St. Elmo's Fire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    St. Elmo's Fire

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe

    Released1985

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film,... more on Wikipedia

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    Oxford Blues is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Oxford Blues

    Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy

    Released1984

    Directed byRobert Boris

    Oxford Blues is a 1984 film written and directed by Robert Boris and starring Rob Lowe, Ally... more on Wikipedia

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    The Christmas Shoes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    The Christmas Shoes

    Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Wolk

    The Christmas Shoes is a made-for-TV movie, broadcast on CBS in December 2002. It is based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Mulholland Falls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

    Released1996

    Directed byLee Tamahori

    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and... more on Wikipedia

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    Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Youngblood

    Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter Markle

    Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and... more on Wikipedia

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    About Last Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    About Last Night

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe

    Released1986

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    About Last Night is a 1986 American romantic dramedy film. The film was directed by Edward... more on Wikipedia
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    Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Perfect Strangers

    Rob Lowe, Anna Friel

    Released2004

    Directed byRobin Shepperd

    Perfect Strangers is a 2004 romantic comedy film starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel.
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    The Invention of Lying is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    The Invention of Lying

    Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey

    Released2009

    Directed byRicky Gervais, Matthew Robinson

    The Invention of Lying is a 2009 fantasy romantic comedy film that was written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    If The Shoe Fits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    If The Shoe Fits

    Rob Lowe, Jennifer Grey

    Released1990

    Directed byTom Clegg

    If The Shoe Fits is a 1990 romantic comedy TV movie directed by Tom Clegg.
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    Thank You for Smoking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Thank You for Smoking

    Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall

    Released2005

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and... more on Wikipedia

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    Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming

    Rob Lowe, Tatiana Maslany

    Released2007

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

    Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming is a 2007 American television film produced by Lions Gate... more on Wikipedia
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    Thursday's Child is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Thursday's Child

    Rob Lowe, Gena Rowlands

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

    Thursday's Child is a 1983 television film directed by David Lowell Rich, based on the book by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Suddenly, Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Suddenly, Last Summer

    Rob Lowe, Maggie Smith

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1993 drama film directed by Richard Eyre.
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    Too Late to Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Too Late to Say Goodbye

    Rob Lowe, Lauren Holly

    Released2009

    Directed byNorma Bailey

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    View from the Top is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    View from the Top

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate

    Released2003

    Directed byBruno Barreto

    View from the Top is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed by Bruno Barreto, and stars... more on Wikipedia

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    Class is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Class

    Rob Lowe, John Cusack

    Released1983

    Directed byLewis John Carlino

    Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Proximity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Proximity

    Rob Lowe, James Coburn

    Released2001

    Directed byScott Ziehl

    Proximity is a 2001 Action/Thriller film starring Rob Lowe and James Coburn. It is written by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Specials is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    The Specials

    Jenna Fischer, Melissa Joan Hart

    Released2000

    Directed byCraig Mazin

    The Specials is a 2000 American comedy film about a group of ordinary superheroes on their day... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hotel New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    The Hotel New Hampshire

    Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe

    Released1984

    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the... more on Wikipedia

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    Breakaway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rob Lowe Movies
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    Breakaway

    Drake, Camilla Belle

    Released2011

    Directed byRon Lieberman

    Breakaway is a 2011 Canadian hockey-based film directed by Robert Lieberman, and produced by... more on Wikipedia
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