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The Best Tim Allen Movies 

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List of the best Tim Allen movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tim Allen became a household name with his popular sitcom Home Improvement in the 1990s and soon enough, he became just as popular on the silver screen. Tim Allen'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 Tim Allen movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tim Allen movies will be at the top of the list. Tim Allen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tim Allen movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tim Allen films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tim Allen role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tim Allen 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, like Toy Story and Galaxy Quest, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tim Allen movies?" and "What are the greatest Tim Allen roles of all time?" If you're a fan of Allen's voice-over work, you might also enjoy our list of best Tom Hanks movies and best Don Rickles movies.

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Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed ...more

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John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence

Released: 2007

Directed by: Walt Becker

Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. It was released nationwide in the United States and ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joe Roth

Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, ...more
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Tim Allen, Martin Short, Leelee Sobieski

Released: 1997

Directed by: John Pasquin

Jungle 2 Jungle is a 1997 comedy film starring Tim Allen, Martin Short and Sam Huntington. It is an American remake of the 1994 French film Un indien dans la ville. Jungle 2 Jungle '​s plot ...more

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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa ...more

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Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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Kirstie Alley, Tim Allen, Larry Miller

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bryan Spicer

For Richer or Poorer is a 1997 comedy film starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley.
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Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brian Robbins

The Shaggy Dog is a 2006 comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the second remake of the 1959 film of the same name, which was first remade as a television film in 1994. Both the 1959 and ...more

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Courteney Cox, Kate Mara, Chevy Chase

Released: 2006

Directed by: Peter Hewitt

Zoom: Academy for Superheroes is a 2006 American superhero comedy film based upon the children's book Amazing Adventures from Zoom's Academy by Jason Lethcoe. Directed by Peter Hewitt, the film ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Sofía Vergara, Martha Stewart

Released: 2002

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Big Trouble is a 2002 American comedy film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and featured a large cast including Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Dennis ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Julie Bowen, Tim Allen

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Pasquin

Joe Somebody is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written by John Scott Shepherd and directed by John Pasquin. The film stars Tim Allen as a man stirred into action by a workplace bully. The ...more
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Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Sean Hayes

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steve Loter, Tad Stones

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a 2000 Disney animated direct-to-video film that acts as a pilot to the television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Set in the ...more

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Leslie Iwerks

The Pixar Story, directed by Leslie Iwerks, is a documentary of the history of Pixar Animation Studios. An early version of the film premiered at the Sonoma Film Festival in 2007, and it had a ...more

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Kelsey Grammer, Sigourney Weaver, Julie Bowen

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tim Allen

Crazy on the Outside is a 2010 comedy film starring and directed by Tim Allen. The film marks Allen's feature film directorial debut, and is notable for reuniting Allen with co-stars from many ...more
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Hawaiian Vacation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tim Allen Movies
Hawaiian Vacation Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Tim Allen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gary Rydstrom

Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation is a 2011 Pixar computer animated short film directed by Gary Rydstrom. It is the first short in the Toy Story Toons series. The short features characters from ...more
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Tim Allen: Live Onstage Tim Allen

Released: 2006

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Elisha Cuthbert, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Howard Michael Gould

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay is a 2009 American comedy film starring Elisha Cuthbert and Tim Allen. A grieving daughter tries to arrange her father's funeral, while putting up with all of his ...more
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Small Fry Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch

Released: 2011

Directed by: Angus MacLane

Toy Story Toons: Small Fry is a 2011 Pixar computer animated short directed by Angus MacLane. It premiered with the theatrical release of The Muppets on November 23, 2011. Small Fry is the ...more
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Fired! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tim Allen Movies
Fired! Sarah Silverman, Tim Allen, David Cross

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kyle LaBrache

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Madeleine Stowe, David Carradine, Jsu Garcia

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ciro Durán

Tropical Snow is a 1988 American drama film about cocaine smuggling and is also Tim Allen's film debut.