Sponsored
684 voters

The Best Rob Lowe Movies

Updated September 18, 2020 4.2k votes 684 voters 96.9k views53 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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.

list.itemsDescription

...more
  • The Outsiders1
    232
    23

    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

    More The Outsiders 

    #62 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books#34 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels

  • The Hotel New Hampshire2
    78
    12

    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

    More The Hotel New Hampshire 

    #130 of 179 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time#5 of 15 15 Controversial Indie Movies with Disquieting Inbreeding Plots

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery3
    125
    51

    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

    More Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 

    The Best Characters in the Austin Power Movies, Ranked#6 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

  • St. Elmo's Fire4
    137
    86

    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

    More St. Elmo's Fire 

    #423 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#155 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • Frank and Jesse5
    64
    22

    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
  • The Christmas Blessing6
    62
    21

    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
    Amazon_watch buy button
  • The Christmas Shoes7
    77
    36

    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
  • Mulholland Falls8
    71
    30

    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
  • Youngblood9
    100
    57

    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

    More Youngblood 

    #981 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#118 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • About Last Night10
    123
    79

    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

    More About Last Night 

    #69 of 133 The Best Movies Based on Plays#631 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • Perfect Strangers11
    55
    24

    Perfect Strangers

    Rob Lowe, Anna Friel

    Released2004

    Directed byRobin Shepperd

    Perfect Strangers is a 2004 romantic comedy film starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel....  more
  • The Invention of Lying12
    53
    23

    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
  • If The Shoe Fits13
    51
    24

    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....  more
  • Square Dance14
    46
    22

    Square Dance

    Winona Ryder, Rob Lowe

    Released1987

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Square Dance is a 1987 drama film written by Alan Hines, who also wrote the novel of the same...  more

    More Square Dance 

    #212 of 259 The Greatest Teen Movies of the 1980s#26 of 46 The Best Winona Ryder Movies

  • Thank You for Smoking15
    33
    11

    Thank You for Smoking

    Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall

    Released2006

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Thank You for Smoking is a 2006 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and...  more

    More Thank You for Smoking 

    #736 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#52 of 340 The Best Political Films Ever Made

  • Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming16
    49
    29

    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
  • Thursday's Child17
    39
    18

    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
    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Suddenly, Last Summer18
    30
    8

    Suddenly, Last Summer

    Rob Lowe, Maggie Smith

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1993 drama film directed by Richard Eyre....  more
  • Too Late to Say Goodbye19
    50
    30

    Too Late to Say Goodbye

    Rob Lowe, Lauren Holly

    Released2009

    Directed byNorma Bailey

    Amazon_watch buy button
  • View from the Top20
    46
    26

    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
  • Class21
    60
    43

    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

    More Class 

    #235 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#477 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • Proximity22
    32
    16

    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
    Amazon_watch buy button
  • Tommy Boy23
    75
    65

    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

    More Tommy Boy 

    #4 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#191 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • The Specials24
    38
    24

    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
  • Oxford Blues25
    58
    47

    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

    More Oxford Blues 

    #70 of 141 The Best College Movies Ever#18 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters