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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.

Joel Schumacher and Francis Ford Coppola have both worked with Rob Lowe over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Rob Lowe your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Bill Paxton and Christian Slater films lists too.

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Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane
The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more

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Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson
St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze
Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and starring Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb and is also Keanu Reeves' second film appearance.

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Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally
About Last Night is a 1986 American romantic dramedy film. The film was directed by Edward Zwick, and stars Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as Chicago yuppies who enter a committed relationship for the ...more

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Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek
Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Cary Elwes
Oxford Blues is a 1984 film written and directed by Robert Boris and starring Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy and Amanda Pays. It is a remake of the 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film A Yank at Oxford.

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Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell
Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21, 2004. It is the second television adaptation of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel of the same name. ...more

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Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jacqueline Bissett
Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Cliff Robertson, and is also the film debut of Andrew McCarthy, John ...more

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Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald
The Stand is a 1994 American television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick ...more

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Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe
Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more

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Kaley Cuoco, Rob Lowe, Catherine Dent
The Drew Peterson Story is a 2012 drama film directed by Mikael Solomon.

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Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno
Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the ...more

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Rob Lowe, Kim Cattrall, Dana Delany
Masquerade is a 1988 American romance mystery thriller film directed by Bob Swaim and starring Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall, and Doug Savant. Written by Dick Wolf, the film is about a ...more

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Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello
Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

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Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
The Christmas Shoes is a made-for-TV movie, broadcast on CBS in December 2002. It is based on the song and novel of the same name. It was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is the first part of a ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich
Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and written by Pete Dexter. It stars Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris ...more

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Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise
Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The film was directed by Jay ...more

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Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis
Frank and Jesse, also known as Frank & Jesse, is a 1994 western film written and directed by Robert Boris and starring Rob Lowe as Jesse James and Bill Paxton as Frank James. Based on the ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe, Rebecca Gayheart
The Christmas Blessing is a 2005 television film directed by Karen Arthur. It first aired on December 18, 2005 on the CBS networks. It also featured songs by country artist Blake Shelton, ...more

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Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Seth Green
The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, ...more

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Perfect Strangers Rob Lowe, Anna Friel, Khandi Alexander
Perfect Strangers is a 2004 romantic comedy film starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel.

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Rob Lowe, Colleen Camp, Kenneth Mars
Illegally Yours is a 1988 comedy film set in St. Augustine, Florida where a series of comic mishaps take place involving a blackmailer, a corpse, an incriminating audiotape, an innocent woman ...more

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