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The Best Tom Arnold Movies

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

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

List features films like Coneheads and Romantic Comedy 101.

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    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

    True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Eliza...  more

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    The Stupids

    Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Lee

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Landis

    The Stupids is a 1996 adventure comedy film directed by John Landis. The film is based on The Stupids, characters from a series of books written by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall. The...  more
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    Nine Months

    Robin Williams, Julianne Moore

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. The movie is a US remake of the...  more

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    Gardens of the Night

    Michelle Rodriguez, John Malkovich

    Released2008

    Directed byDamian Harris

    "Gardens of the Night" is a harrowing story of survival on the mean streets of San Diego, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich and Tom Arnold. Abducted by two men and forced into child...  more
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    Hit and Run

    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDax Shepard, David Palmer

    Outrun is a 2012 action romantic comedy film written by Sam Shepard and directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard....  more
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    Madea's Witness Protection

    Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards

    Released2012

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Madea's Witness Protection is a 2012 comedy film directed, written, and produced by Tyler Perry. This was the fourteenth film in the Tyler Perry film franchise and the fourth in the Madea franchise....  more

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    Soul Plane

    Sofía Vergara, Snoop Dogg

    Released2004

    Directed byJessy Terrero

    Soul Plane is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jessy Terrero, written by Bo Zenga, and starring Kevin Hart, Method Man, Tom Arnold, D. L. Hughley, Mo'Nique, Loni Love, K.D. Aubert, Godfrey,...  more

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    Coneheads

    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Barron

    Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. It...  more

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    McHale's Navy

    Tim Curry, Debra Messing

    Released1997

    Directed byBryan Spicer

    McHale's Navy is a 1997 military comedy film starring Tom Arnold. The movie is based on the 1962-1966 television series of the same name. Ernest Borgnine was the only member of the original...  more
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    Restitution

    Mena Suvari, Tom Arnold

    Released2011

    Directed byLance Kawas

    Restitution is a 2011 crime and thriller film written by Mark Bierlein and directed by Lance Kawas....
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    Big Bully

    Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis

    Released1996

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Big Bully is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold. The film was directed by Steve Miner and featured guest stars such as Don Knotts....  more

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    Undercover Blues

    Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid

    Released1993

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Undercover Blues is a 1993 comedy film about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. The film was written by Ian Abrams and directed by Herbert Ross....  more
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    Endure

    Judd Nelson, Tom Arnold

    Released2010

    Directed byJoe O'Brien

    Endure is a 2010 crime thriller film directed and written by Joe O'Brien. It stars Judd Nelson, Devon Sawa, Tom Arnold and Joey Lauren Adams. The story revolves around a police detective...  more
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    Other People's Kids

    Tom Arnold, Judith Light

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Fresco

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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper

    Released1991

    Directed byRachel Talalay

    This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. As the title suggests, it was intended to be the last film in the series and it is...  more

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    Last Call

    Tara Reid, Christopher Lloyd

    Released2012

    Directed byGreg Garthe

    Last Call is a 2011 comedy film written by Erik Lindsay and Scott Donnelly, and directed by Greg Garthe....  more
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    John Carpenter presents Body Bags

    Mark Hamill, Debbie Harry

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis

    Body Bags is a 1993 American horror sci-fi anthology film, originally made for television, featuring three unconnected stories, with bookend segments featuring John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper as...  more
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    Palo Alto

    Autumn Reeser, Tom Arnold

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Leong

    Palo Alto is a 2007 independent film that is set in Palo Alto, California and was produced by three locals of that city. The plot centers on four college freshmen on their last night of Thanksgiving...  more
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    Moonlight and Mistletoe

    Candace Cameron-Bure, Tom Arnold

    Released2008

    Directed byKaren Arthur

    Moonlight and Mistletoe is a 2008 Christmas television film directed by Karen Arthur. Holly Crosby (Candace Cameron Bure) is the daughter of Nick Crosby (Tom Arnold), the owner of Santaville, an...  more
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    Pride

    Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac

    Released2007

    Directed bySunu Gonera

    Pride is a 2007 biopic drama feature film released by Lionsgate Entertainment on March 23, 2007. Loosely based upon the true story of Philadelphia swim coach James "Jim" Ellis, Pride stars Terrence...  more

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    We Married Margo

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Arnold

    Released2000

    Directed byJ. David Shapiro

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    Animal Factory

    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Buscemi

    Animal Factory is a 2000 drama film about life in prison, set in San Quentin. The film was directed by Steve Buscemi, and stars Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, John Heard, Mickey Rourke,...  more
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    Cradle 2 the Grave

    Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Jet Li and DMX. The film was released in the United States on February 28, 2003....  more

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    Jackie's Back

    Whoopi Goldberg, Dolly Parton

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Townsend

    Jackie's Back is a 1999 television film directed by Robert Townsend. It premiered on the Lifetime Television Network on June 14, 1999....  more
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    Happy Endings

    Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern

    Released2005

    Directed byDon Roos

    Happy Endings is a 2005 American film written and directed by Don Roos and starring Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Steve Coogan, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow and Jason...  more