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The Best Tim Matheson Movies 

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List of the best Tim Matheson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tim Matheson'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 Matheson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tim Matheson movies will be at the top of the list. Tim Matheson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tim Matheson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tim Matheson films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Examples of films on this list include Impulse and The House of God.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tim Matheson movies?" and "What are the greatest Tim Matheson roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Tim Matheson include names like Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner and John Landis.

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Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Landis

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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1979

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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Julie Benz, Gary Busey, David Spade

Released: 1996

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

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Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

Released: 2002

Directed by: Walt Becker

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Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Michael Gross

Released: 1991

Directed by: Tom McLoughlin

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The Story of Us Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Tim Matheson, Jeana Keough, John Hillerman

Released: 1984

Directed by: Robert Butler

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Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

Released: 1973

Directed by: Ted Post

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Ruth Buzzi

Released: 1979

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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Bill Paxton, Meg Tilly, Tim Matheson

Released: 1984

Directed by: Graham Baker

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Rosie O'Donnell, David Spade, Barbara Eden

Released: 1996

Directed by: Arlene Sanford

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Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1983

Directed by: Alan Johnson

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Carrie Fisher, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ate de Jong

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Reba McEntire, Scott Foley, Tim Matheson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Switzer

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Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Morgan Brittany

Released: 1968

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

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Dustin Diamond, Patricia Arquette, Beth Behrs

Released: 2009

Directed by: John Putch

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Alyssa Milano, Brooke Shields, John Candy

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jim Drake

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Wendie Malick, Wallace Shawn, Kate Capshaw

Released: 1982

Directed by: Bruce Paltrow

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Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons

Released: 1967

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

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Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, Tim Matheson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andy Cheng

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How to Commit Marriage Bob Hope, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen

Released: 1969

Directed by: Norman Panama

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Carol Alt, Catherine Oxenberg, Tim Matheson

Released: 1998

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Jaclyn Smith, Tim Matheson, David Andrews

Released: 2000

Directed by: David Burton Morris

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