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List of Alan Arkin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
65
16
Edward Scissorhands
TV-14
65
16

After the premature death of his creator, Edward, an artificial humanoid, is left with scissor blades for hands. He is discovered by kind-hearted saleswoman Peg, who welcomes him into her home. He quickly wins affection in the neighborhood and falls in love with Peg's teenage daughter, but his luck turns when he is framed for a robbery.

Directed By:
2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
63
18
Little Miss Sunshine
R
63
18

After 7 year-old Olive Hoover qualifies for the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, her whole dysfunctional family comes together for a cross-country trip from Albuquerque to California in their Volkswagen van. However, a series of disasters obstruct the way to their lofty dreams, including a vehicle breakdown and Olive being abandoned at a gas station.

Role:
Grandpa Edwin Hoover
Directed By:
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
3. Gattaca (1997)
42
12
Gattaca
PG-13
42
12

In a futuristic society, genetically engineered individuals are preferred over those born traditionally. Vincent Freeman, born naturally, is therefore at disadvantage. To fulfil his desire of joining space mission to one of Saturn’s moons, he assumes the identity of a superior Valid. However, when a murder threatens to reveal his real identity, he must find a way to protect himself.

Directed By:
Andrew Niccol
4. Argo (2012)
75
22
Argo
R
75
22

The movie is adapted from a 1999 book -The Master of Disguise – by the CIA exfiltration specialist, Tony Mendez and a 2007 article by Joshuah Bearman. Depicting true events, the movie follows Mendez, as he devises an ingenious but risky plan to rescue six Americans from Tehran in 1979 by posing as a film crew unit scouting for location in Iran for a science-fiction film.  

Role:
Lester Siegel
Directed By:
5. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
21
6
Glengarry Glen Ross
R
21
6

Ricky Roma, Shelley Levene, Dave Moss, and George Aaronow are four real-estate salesmen who work for Premiere Properties, Chicago. When during a sales meeting it is revealed that the bottom two salesmen of the month will be fired, rivalry turns into jealousy and treachery amongst the four. 

Role:
George Aaronow
Directed By:
James Foley
6. Wait Until Dark (1967)
12
3
Wait Until Dark
12
3

A blind woman is terrorized by a group of thugs while they search for a doll in her apartment which contains a fortune in smuggled heroin.

Role:
Roat / Roat Jr. / Roat Sr.
Starring:
Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston
Directed By:
Terence Young
7. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
9
3
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
G
9
3
Role:
John Singer
Starring:
Cicely Tyson, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller
8. City Island (2009)
11
4
City Island
PG-13
11
4
Starring:
Julianna Margulies, Andy Garcia, Emily Mortimer, Steven Strait
Directed By:
Raymond De Felitta
9. Four Days in September (1997)
8
3
Four Days in September
R
8
3
Role:
Charles Burke Elbrick
Starring:
Fernanda Torres, Pedro Cardoso, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Cláudia Abreu
Directed By:
Bruno Barreto
10. Escape from Sobibor (1987)
9
3
Escape from Sobibor
9
3
Role:
Leon Feldhendler
Starring:
Jack Shepherd, Rutger Hauer, Joanna Pacula, Hartmut Becker
Directed By:
Jack Gold
11. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
17
6
Grosse Pointe Blank
R
17
6

Martin Blank, a professional contract killer, who is unhappy with his work, receives an assignment in Detroit. His secretary persuades him to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe. Putting his professional thoughts aside, he tries to re-connect with his school girlfriend; but things turn difficult when two NSA agents plus a contract hit-man come chasing after him. 

Role:
Dr. Oatman
Starring:
John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Ann Cusack, Hank Azaria, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
George Armitage
12. The In-Laws (1979)
12
3
The In-Laws
PG
12
3

The In-Laws is a crime comedy adventure film which tells the story of Sheldon and Vince, two fathers who develop a friendship on the eve of their children’s marriage. Their friendship soon leads them to a series of misadventures, starting from New York to Central America.

Role:
Sheldon Kornpett
Starring:
Peter Falk, Ed Begley Jr., Nancy Dussault, Richard Libertini
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
13. The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978)
7
3
The Defection of Simas Kudirka
7
3
Role:
Simas Kudirka
Starring:
George Dzundza, Donald Pleasence, John McMartin, Richard Jordan
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
14. The Other Side of Hell (1978)
9
3
The Other Side of Hell
9
3
Role:
Frank Dole
Starring:
Morgan Woodward, Roger E. Mosley, Seamon Glass, Shay Duffin
Directed By:
Ján Kadár
15. The Muppets (2011)
17
7
The Muppets
TV-PG
17
7

Tex Richman, a materialistic oil tycoon, plans to take down the Muppet Theater to drill for oil. When ardent Muppet fan, Walter, his human-brother, Gary, and his girlfriend Mary learn about this, they search for the separated Muppets and help Kermit the Frog bring all Muppets together for ‘The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever’ to raise $10 million required to save their theater.

Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Jack Black, Jim Parsons, Ken Jeong, Mickey Rooney, Sarah Silverman
Directed By:
James Bobin
16. Catch-22 (1970)
10
4
Catch-22
R
10
4

Captain John Yossarian is a pilot serving during the World War II, stationed in the Mediterranean. Being fed up of the madness of the ongoing war, he tries to be certified insane, so that he wouldn’t have to fight anymore.  

Role:
Capt. John Yossarian
Starring:
Jon Voight, Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Martin Sheen, Charles Grodin, Bob Newhart, Richard Benjamin
Directed By:
17. Mother Night (1996)
8
3
Mother Night
R
8
3
Starring:
Nick Nolte, Kirsten Dunst, John Goodman, Sheryl Lee
Directed By:
Keith Gordon
18. Marley & Me (2008)
23
10
Marley & Me
PG
23
10

After moving to Florida and getting new jobs at competing newspapers, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan decide to adopt a puppy named Marley, as they are not ready to have children yet. The puppy soon grows up into a huge, mischievous dog which continuously irritates its owners, but also manages to bring out the best in them.

Role:
Arnie Klein
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner
Directed By:
David Frankel
19. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
13
5
Million Dollar Arm
PG
13
5

Million Dollar Arm is a sports drama film, which tells the story of a sports agent who attempts to find fresh baseball talent for his recently established company. To do this, he stages an unconventional recruitment strategy. 

Starring:
Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Tzi Ma, Aasif Mandvi
Directed By:
Craig Gillespie
20. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
8
3
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
R
8
3

Thirteen Conversations about One Thing is a drama film which revolves around various individuals, whose paths intersect in a way that eventually affects their lives unexpectedly.

Starring:
Elizabeth Reaser, Amy Irving, Matthew McConaughey, David Connolly, Joseph Siravo, A.D. Miles
Directed By:
Jill Sprecher
21. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
9
3
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
9
3

Complications arise when a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of an island in New England. Lieutenant Rozanov tries to seek help from the island locals, including the police chief and a TV writer who is on a vacation. However, there is a risk of this small mishap turning into an international incident, which is why he claims to be a Norwegian sailor.

Role:
Lt. Rozanov
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Carl Reiner, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
22. Little Murders (1971)
8
3
Little Murders
PG
8
3
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Doris Roberts, Elizabeth Wilson, Elliott Gould
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
23. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
13
6
Sunshine Cleaning
R
13
6

Rose Lorkowski is a single mother working as a cleaner. Her sister, Norah, is unreliable and very dependent and lives with their father, Joe. When Rose gets a chance to enter the more lucrative crime scene cleanup business, she involves Norah, and the two start the Sunshine Cleaning business. This ends up being a life-changing experience. 

Role:
Joe
Starring:
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn
Directed By:
Christine Jeffs
24. Rendition (2007)
12
6
Rendition
R
12
6

When Anwar El-Ibrahimi, a Chicago based American-Egyptian chemical engineer, goes missing, his wife, Isabella, starts a search for him, unaware that he is being interrogated for his supposed involvement in terrorist activities and tortured in a secret facility. Luckily, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman is not convinced of Anwar’s guilt. 

Role:
Senator Hawkins
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard
Directed By:
Gavin Hood
25. Popi (1969)
7
3
Popi
G
7
3

Hard-working Puerto Rican widower, Abraham Rodriguez, is unable to provide his sons a decent life away from the violent Spanish Harlem neighborhood. After witnessing the good treatment given to Cuban exiles, he hatches a plot to set his sons adrift in a boat off Miami Beach, hoping that they’ll be rescued and adopted as Cuban escapees. Do the boys find wealthy homes?

Role:
Abraham
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Reuben Figueroa, Miguel Alejandro, Arny Freeman
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
26. Going in Style (2017)
15
7
Going in Style
PG-13
15
7

Joe, Willie and Albert, three lifelong friends get cheated of their pension money by a bank. Therefore, they plan to rob the same bank, in order to be able to take care of themselves and their loved ones. 

Role:
Albert Garner
Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Kenan Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Matt Dillon, Peter Serafinowicz, Ann-Margret
Directed By:
27. Minions 2: The Rise of Gru (2022)
11
6
Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
U
11
6

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru is a comedy film which tells the story of a twelve year old kid, who wants to become the world’s most dangerous super villain. Over time, he manages to gain few loyal followers, and also builds a lair. However, things don’t go as expected.

Role:
Wild Knuckles
Starring:
Taraji P. Henson, Steve Carell
28. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
7
4
Slums of Beverly Hills
R
7
4

Slums of Beverley Hills is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Vivian, a teenager, who lives in Beverley Hills, along with her poor family. Their lives start to change after Rita, her wealthy cousin, starts staying with them.  

Role:
Murray
Starring:
Natasha Lyonne, Marisa Tomei, Carl Reiner, Rita Moreno, Bryna Weiss, Charlotte Stewart
Directed By:
Tamara Jenkins
29. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
8
3
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
PG
8
3
Role:
Dr. Sigmund Freud
Starring:
Joel Grey, Robert Duvall, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Nicol Williamson
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
30. Freebie and the Bean (1974)
6
3
Freebie and the Bean
R
6
3
Role:
Bean
Starring:
Christopher Morley, Mike Kellin, Jack Kruschen, James Caan
Directed By:
Richard Rush
31. Coupe de Ville (1990)
7
3
Coupe de Ville
PG-13
7
3
Starring:
Patrick Dempsey, Annabeth Gish, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern
Directed By:
Joe Roth
32. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
6
3
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
TV-MA
6
3
Role:
Sam Drebben
Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Kyle Chandler, Jim Broadbent, Eion Bailey, Matt Day
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
33. The Pentagon Papers (2003)
6
3
The Pentagon Papers
R
6
3
Role:
Harry Rowen
Starring:
James Spader, Paul Giamatti, Claire Forlani, Kenneth Welsh
Directed By:
Rod Holcomb
34. Get Smart (2008)
27
14
Get Smart
PG-13
27
14

After the identities of secret agents are compromised following an attack at the spy agency, CONTROL, analyst Maxwell Smart is finally promoted to field agent and is paired with experienced and beautiful Agent 99. As they attempt to foil an evil plan by the terrorist organization KAOS, they realize that their identities were also compromised by a double-agent.

Role:
The Chief
Starring:
Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Nealon, Patrick Warburton, Bill Murray, Masi Oka, Steve Carell
Directed By:
Peter Segal
35. The Rocketeer (1991)
12
6
The Rocketeer
PG
12
6

Based on the comic-strip superhero of 1930s. Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot, accidently comes across a rocket-powered jetpack that empowers him to fly. Turning into a masked superhero, he saves his girlfriend Jenny as well as others. As he acquires fame as The Rocketeer, everyone from mobsters greedy to rule the world, to FBI and German Nazis come chasing after the superhero.

Role:
Peevy
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Billy Campbell
Directed By:
Joe Johnston
36. Jakob the Liar (1999)
9
4
Jakob the Liar
PG-13
9
4

Jakob the Liar is a war drama film which tells the story of Jakob, an ordinary man who tries to keep the hopes of the people high during the days of Nazi Germany, when Hitler was in power. Meanwhile, he also tries to hide a young Jewish girl from the authorities.

Starring:
Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint
Directed By:
Peter Kassovitz
37. Indian Summer (1993)
8
4
Indian Summer
PG-13
8
4
Role:
Unca Lou Handler
Starring:
Kevin Pollak, Sam Raimi, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton, Matt Craven, Elizabeth Perkins
Directed By:
Mike Binder
38. Hearts of the West (1975)
7
3
Hearts of the West
PG
7
3
Role:
Kessler
Starring:
Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner, Jeff Bridges, William Christopher, Blythe Danner
Directed By:
Howard Zieff
39. Grudge Match (2013)
12
6
Grudge Match
PG-13
12
6

Back in 1980s, boxers Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen were fierce rivals until Razor suddenly announced his retirement, leaving a three match series unresolved, thus effectively ending their career. 30 years later, a boxing promoter approaches him to face Kid in one last bout and he grudgingly accepts the challenge. 

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, LL Cool J, Jon Bernthal, Anthony Anderson, Kim Basinger, Robert De Niro
Directed By:
Peter Segal
40. Stand Up Guys (2012)
11
6
Stand Up Guys
R
11
6

When Val is released after serving 28 years in prison for killing the son of a crime boss, he finds his old friend and crime partner Doc waiting for him. The two friends spend the night in partying and while having their dinner, Doc confesses that he has been ordered to kill Val within 10 A.M. and if he does not do that he himself will be killed.  

Role:
Hirsch
Starring:
Addison Timlin, Katheryn Winnick, Lucy Punch, Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis
Directed By:
Fisher Stevens
41. Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)
6
3
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
R
6
3

Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins is a comedy drama film, which tells the story of two determined women who harass a clerk to drive them carefully to Louisiana. Although he is initially put off, he eventually finds himself charmed by both women. 

Role:
Rafferty
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Sally Kellerman, Charles Martin Smith, Alex Rocco
Directed By:
Dick Richards
42. The Change-Up (2011)
22
13
The Change-Up
R
22
13

Friends Dave and Mitch have grown apart and lead vastly different lives. Dave is a family man and overworked lawyer while Mitch is an irresponsible adult enjoying life. After their bodies get magically switched one night, they end up with each other’s lives and must find a way to get back their own bodies. 

Role:
Mitch's Dad
Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde
Directed By:
David Dobkin
43. Simon (1980)
7
3
Simon
PG
7
3
Role:
Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
Starring:
Madeline Kahn, Adolph Green, William Finley, Judy Graubart
Directed By:
Marshall Brickman
44. Dumbo (2019)
13
7
Dumbo
PG
13
7

Holt is a circus performer who is tasked with caring for a young elephant named Dumbo, having oversized ears. However, it is soon discovered that Dumbo’s ears can help him to fly, and a few cunning men try to take advantage of the situation.

Starring:
Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, Michael Keaton
Directed By:
45. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
7
4
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
R
7
4

Based on a novel of the same name, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a romantic comedy film which chronicles the life of Pippa Lee, who is the youngest child and the only girl in her large Christian family. The film shows how she deals with several of her hardships in life.

Role:
Herb Lee
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci, Robin Wright, Maria Bello, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively, Winona Ryder
Directed By:
46. Spenser Confidential (2020)
13
8
Spenser Confidential
R
13
8

When two police officers in Boston are murdered, an ex-cop Spenser senses a big conspiracy. In order to unravel it, he teams up with his roommate, and returns to Boston’s criminal underground.  

Role:
Henry
Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, Marc Maron, Cassie Ventura, Michael Gaston
Directed By:
Peter Berg
47. Thin Ice (2011)
6
4
Thin Ice
R
6
4
Starring:
David Harbour, Billy Crudup, Greg Kinnear, John Paul Gamoke
Directed By:
Jill Sprecher
48. Noel (2004)
6
4
Noel
PG
6
4

Rose is in the hospital with her elderly mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, on the day before Christmas. Depressed with her life, she is contemplating suicide on a riverbank, when she meets a former priest named Charlie Boyd. They spend the night together in Rose’s apartment, and the next morning Charlie tells her that he has received a telepathic message from her mother.

Role:
Artie
Starring:
Paul Walker, Penelope Cruz, Chazz Palminteri, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Penélope Cruz
Directed By:
49. Havana (1990)
7
4
Havana
R
7
4

Havana is a drama film which takes us to the time of the Cuban Revolution. A gambler arrives in Cuba, hoping that he can win something big in poker games. He soon falls for a woman, who happens to be the wife of a communist revolutionary. She and her husband Arturo is eventually arrested and tortured, and Arturo is soon reported to be shot while trying to escape. Although Jack manages to get her freed from prison, the woman is unwilling to step away from her involvement in the revolution, and she keeps putting herself in danger again and again.

Role:
Joe Volpi
Starring:
Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Tomas Milian, Daniel Davis
Directed By:
50. Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
6
3
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
PG
6
3
Role:
Barney Cashman
Starring:
Paula Prentiss, Sally Kellerman, Renée Taylor, Bella Bruck
Directed By:
Gene Saks
51. Improper Channels (1981)
6
3
Improper Channels
PG
6
3
Role:
Jeffery Martley
Starring:
Mariette Hartley, Monica Parker, Harry Ditson, Sarah Stevens
Directed By:
Eric Till
52. The Last Mohican (1966)
5
3
The Last Mohican
5
3
Role:
Mr. Ableman
Starring:
Anthony Holland
Directed By:
Paul Leaf
53. Woman Times Seven (1967)
6
4
Woman Times Seven
6
4

An Italian-French-American co-production, this comedy film by director Vittorio De Sica comprises seven mini series featuring seven different types of women in different situations. The seven episodes include Funeral Procession, Amateur Night, Two Against One, Super Simone, At the Opera, Suicides and Snow.

Starring:
Anita Ekberg, Peter Sellers, Vittorio Gassman, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Rossano Brazzi
Directed By:
54. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
12
8
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
PG-13
12
8

Magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have been hugely successful until Burt’s overbearing ego became unbearable. Challenged by the dangerous magician Steve Gray, Burt becomes even more careless and Anton ends their partnership. Down on his luck and a change of heart allows Burt to reconnect with Anton while preparing for a final showdown with Gray. 

Starring:
James Gandolfini, Zachary Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Vance DeGeneres, Steve Carell
Directed By:
Don Scardino
56. It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (1974)
5
3
It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
5
3
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Adam Arkin, Bob Dishy, Eddie Barth
Directed By:
Cy Howard
57. Firewall (2006)
11
7
Firewall
PG-13
11
7

Jack Stanfield, head security executive of a bank, is forced by a scheming criminal to steal $100 million from his bank, as ransom for his family held captive at home. He pays by infiltrating bank’s computer security that he designed, but the criminals kidnap his family with no intentions of their safe return. Now he must act fast to save his family.

Starring:
Harrison Ford, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Gail Ann Lewis
Directed By:
Richard Loncraine
58. The Magician of Lublin (1979)
5
3
The Magician of Lublin
R
5
3

Yasha Mazur is a magician in Poland, who has an ambition to figure out how to fly. He eventually claims that he has achieved it, and says he will demonstrate his ability, if given the chance to perform in the most prestigious theater in Warsaw.

Role:
Yasha Mazur
Starring:
Louise Fletcher, Shelley Winters, Lou Jacobi, Valerie Perrine
Directed By:
Menahem Golan
59. America's Sweethearts (2001)
9
7
America's Sweethearts
PG-13
9
7

America’s Sweethearts is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a movie publicist who has to deal with the split of the co-stars of his movie, while keeping journalists as bay, while a reclusive director is holding the print of his film hostage. 

Starring:
Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Rainn Wilson, Billy Crystal, Emma Roberts, Seth Green
Directed By:
Joe Roth
60. Love the Coopers (2015)
8
5
Love the Coopers
PG-13
8
5

Love the Coopers is a comedy film which revolves around the Cooper family, who along with their extended relatives, are about to have the best Christmas Eve celebration. However, due to unexpected events and visitors, their celebration becomes a total mess.

Starring:
Timothée Chalamet, Alex Borstein, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, Steve Martin
Directed By:
Jessie Nelson
61. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
5
4
The Return of Captain Invincible
PG
5
4

During the Second World War, Captain Invincible helped the Allied Forces by using his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was proclaimed a hero. But when they accused him of being a supporter of the communists, he retires and goes to Australia. Now his help is required once again, after a super secret weapon is stolen in the US. 

Role:
Captain Invincible
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter, Michael Pate
Directed By:
Philippe Mora
62. Deadhead Miles (1973)
5
4
Deadhead Miles
R
5
4

Deadhead Miles is a comedy film which revolves around a long-distance trucker and his experiences with different people on the road.  

Role:
Cooper
Starring:
Charles Durning, Hector Elizondo, Paul Benedict, Oliver Clark
Directed By:
Vernon Zimmerman
63. Fire Sale (1977)
4
4
Fire Sale
PG
4
4

Benny owns a department store that is soon to undergo bankruptcy. As he prepares to go on a vacation, he plans a scheme that would solve all his financial problems. He would get his mentally ill brother-in-law to set fire to the store and burn it down, and then he would claim the insurance money. 

Role:
Ezra Fikus
Starring:
Sid Caesar, Rob Reiner, Kay Medford, Anjanette Comer
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
64. Full Moon High (1981)
3
4
Full Moon High
PG
3
4
Starring:
Bob Saget, Pat Morita, Adam Arkin, Ed McMahon
Directed By:
Larry Cohen
65. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
6
7
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
G
6
7

When the wicked Jack Frost comes up with a plan to sabotage the toy factory, it is up to Santa to stop him and also keep his family happy.

Starring:
Tim Allen, Martin Short, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Pollak, Abigail Breslin, Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck
66. Inspector Clouseau (1968)
3
5
Inspector Clouseau
G
3
5
Role:
Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Starring:
Patrick Cargill, Barry Foster, Frank Finlay, John Bindon
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
67. The Monitors (1969)
3
4
The Monitors
PG
3
4

The Monitors is a sci-fi comedy film which tells the story of a benign group of aliens which take over the Earth, and establish peace and get rid of violence and war. However, few human beings start to resist and plan a rebellion against the aliens.

Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Adam Arkin, Sherry Jackson, Guy Stockwell
Directed By:
Jack Shea
68. The Jerky Boys (1995)
3
4
The Jerky Boys
R
3
4
Role:
Ernie Lazarro
Starring:
William Hickey, Alan North, John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed
Directed By:
James Melkonian
69. Bad Medicine (1985)
3
4
Bad Medicine
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Dr. Ramón Madera
Starring:
Julie Kavner, Gilbert Gottfried, Bill Macy, Steve Guttenberg
Directed By:
Harvey Miller
70. North (1994)
4
5
North
PG
4
5

North is a talented eleven year old boy, who doesn’t feel valued by his parents. Fed up of the daily quarrel of his parents, he sets out on a quest to explore the world,  to know himself, and to find the perfect parents.

Starring:
Abe Vigoda, John Ritter, Richard Belzer, Ben Stein, Kathy Bates, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Directed By:
71. Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
2
3
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
PG
2
3

Flash used to be a skilled baseball player, but ruins his life by excessive drinking. One day he meets Chu Chu, who used to be a successful entertainer, but ruins her career like him after falling into alcoholism. Soon, they find government documents and decide to return them to their rightful owners, in hope of reward money, but instead they fall in trouble.  

Role:
Flash
Starring:
Danny Glover, Danny Aiello, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Adam Arkin
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
72. That's Me (1963)
9
2
That's Me
9
2
Directed By:
Walker Stuart
73. Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (1993)
7
3
Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon
7
3
Role:
The Director
Starring:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Anthony Arkin, Jim Flanagan, Thomas E. Kennedy
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
74. Necessary Parties (1988)
7
3
Necessary Parties
7
3
Starring:
Adam Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taylor Fry
Directed By:
Gwen Arner
75. The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
7
3
The Fourth Wise Man
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Orontes
Starring:
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Eileen Brennan, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
Michael Ray Rhodes
76. In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands (1990)
7
3
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands
7
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Tim Burton, Glenn Shadix, Geena Davis, Amy M. Allen
Directed By:
Roland Mesa
77. Joshua Then and Now (1985)
6
3
Joshua Then and Now
R
6
3
Role:
Reuben Shapiro
Starring:
James Woods, Michael Sarrazin, Gabrielle Lazure, Linda Sorensen
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff
78. Varian's War (2001)
6
3
Varian's War
6
3
Starring:
Lynn Redgrave, William Hurt, Julia Ormond, Maury Chaykin, Matt Craven
Directed By:
Lionel Chetwynd
79. Doomsday Gun (1994)
5
3
Doomsday Gun
5
3
Role:
Col. Yossi
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Clive Owen, Frank Langella, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen
Directed By:
Robert Young
80. The Novice (2006)
5
3
The Novice
PG-13
5
3
Starring:
Frank Langella, Matthew Carey, Jacob Pitts, John Schuk
Directed By:
Murray Robinson
81. Cooperstown (1993)
5
3
Cooperstown
5
3
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Ann Wedgeworth, Byron Thames, Ernie Harwell
Directed By:
Charles Haid
82. A Deadly Business (1986)
5
3
A Deadly Business
5
3
Role:
Harold Kaufman
Starring:
Armand Assante, Michael Learned, Raymond Serra, George Morfogen
Directed By:
John Korty
83. Taking the Heat (1993)
5
4
Taking the Heat
R
5
4
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, George Segal, Peter Boyle, Will Patton
Directed By:
Tom Mankiewicz
84. Magicians (2000)
4
4
Magicians
4
4
Role:
Milo
Starring:
Til Schweiger, O-Lan Jones, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Claire Forlani
Directed By:
James Merendino
85. Heck's Way Home (1996)
4
4
Heck's Way Home
G
4
4
Role:
Dogcatcher
Starring:
Michael Riley, Chris Sigurdson, Michaelin Scott, Chad Krowchuk
Directed By:
Michael J.F. Scott
86. Raising Flagg (2006)
4
4
Raising Flagg
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Flagg Purdy
Starring:
Lauren Holly, Barbara Dana, Austin Pendleton, Glenne Headly
Directed By:
Neal Miller
87. Big Trouble (1986)
4
4
Big Trouble
R
4
4
Role:
Leonard Hoffman
Starring:
Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Robert Stack, Beverly D'Angelo
Directed By:
John Cassavetes
88. In Security (2013)
4
4
In Security
R
4
4
Starring:
Vinnie Jones, Ving Rhames, Ed Begley Jr., Ethan Embry, Michael Gladis, Clea DuVall, Cary Elwes
Directed By:
Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
89. Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
3
4
Steal Big Steal Little
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Lou Perilli, Ruben's Partner
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Holland Taylor, Rachel Ticotin, Andy Garcia
Directed By:
Andrew Davis
90. Blood Money (2000)
3
3
Blood Money
R
3
3
Starring:
Brian Bloom, Joseph Gian, Jonathan Scarfe, Jennifer Gatti
Directed By:
Aaron Lipstadt

Director

Blood (Thinner Than Water) (2004)
9
2
Blood (Thinner Than Water)
9
2
Starring:
Suzanne Newlander Arkin, Gillian Farrell, Jonathan Richards, Tom Schuch
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
T.G.I.F. (1967)
9
2
T.G.I.F.
9
2
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (1993)
7
3
Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon
7
3
Starring:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Anthony Arkin, Jim Flanagan, Thomas E. Kennedy
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
Little Murders (1971)
31
14
Little Murders
PG
31
14
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Doris Roberts, Elizabeth Wilson, Elliott Gould
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
Twigs (1975)
6
3
Twigs
6
3
Starring:
Ed Asner, Carol Burnett, Edward Asner, Jack Gilford, Gary Burghoff, Conrad Bain
Directed By:
Alan Arkin, Clark Jones
Fire Sale (1977)
6
5
Fire Sale
PG
6
5

Benny owns a department store that is soon to undergo bankruptcy. As he prepares to go on a vacation, he plans a scheme that would solve all his financial problems. He would get his mentally ill brother-in-law to set fire to the store and burn it down, and then he would claim the insurance money. 

Starring:
Sid Caesar, Rob Reiner, Kay Medford, Anjanette Comer
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
People Soup (1969)
4
4
People Soup
4
4
Starring:
Adam Arkin, Matthew Arkin
Directed By:
Alan Arkin

Animation Movies

BoJack Horseman
21
3
BoJack Horseman
TV-MA
21
3
Starring:
Keith David, Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Jake Johnson, Ricky Gervais, RuPaul, Andre Braugher
Directed By:
JC Gonzalez, Amy Winfrey, Joel Moser, Martin Cendreda, Adam Parton
Sesame Street
8
2
Sesame Street
TV-Y
8
2
Starring:
Peter Dinklage, Tatyana Ali, Garth Brooks, Donald Glover, Frank Oz, Amy Sedaris, Terrence Howard
Directed By:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May
The Last Unicorn (1982)
8
3
The Last Unicorn
G
8
3

The Last Unicorn is an animated fantasy adventure film which tells the story of a young unicorn who comes to know that the evil King Haggard is planning to eliminate all the unicorns in the world. She decides to seek the help of a sorcerer, and save the unicorns from extinction.  

Role:
Schmendrick (voice)
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Keenan Wynn, Tammy Grimes
Directed By:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Special Appearance/Cameo

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
14
8
So I Married an Axe Murderer
PG-13
14
8

This black comedy romance film revolves around Charlie, a poet afraid of commitment, who falls in love with a girl Harriet. However, he soon starts suspecting that she may be a dangerous serial killer, and has killed all of her previous partners.

Role:
Tony's Boss / Precinct Captain (uncredited)
Starring:
Mike Myers, Amanda Plummer, Phil Hartman, Steven Alexander Wright, Charles Grodin, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme
Calypso Heat Wave (1957)
5
4
Calypso Heat Wave
5
4

Things are going well at Disco Records, where singer Johnny Conroy is enjoying popularity and publicity, while publicity chief Marty Collins is also good at her job. However, things change when a cunning businessman named Barney forces the owner Mack Adams to take him on as a partner.

Role:
Tarriers Lead Singer (uncredited)
Starring:
Joel Grey, Maya Angelou, Paul Langton, Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders
Directed By:
Fred F. Sears

TV Shows

East Side/West Side
9
1
East Side/West Side
9
1
Starring:
Barbara Feldon, Bonnie Bedelia, Lee Grant, James Earl Jones, Bert Convy, David Carradine, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Tom Gries, Daniel Petrie, Herschel Daugherty, Marc Daniels, Jack Smight
A Year in the Life
9
1
A Year in the Life
9
1
Starring:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Adam Arkin, Richard Kiley, Brian Benben
Carol Burnett & Company
8
2
Carol Burnett & Company
8
2
Role:
(1 episode, 1979)
Starring:
Sally Field, Carol Burnett, Cheryl Ladd
Get Shorty
16
3
Get Shorty
TV-MA
16
3
Starring:
Ray Romano, Topher Grace, Peter Stormare, Iddo Goldberg, Billy Magnussen, Peter Stormare
Directed By:
Adam Arkin
The Great American Dream Machine
8
2
The Great American Dream Machine
8
2
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Starring:
Chevy Chase, Linda Lavin, Ken Shapiro, Marshall Efron
Captain Kangaroo
9
2
Captain Kangaroo
TV-G
9
2
Starring:
Nipsey Russell, Rosey Grier, Dolly Parton, Jean Stapleton, Adam Arkin, Robert Keeshan
Directed By:
Jim Hirschfeld, Peter Birch
St. Elsewhere
12
3
St. Elsewhere
TV-PG
12
3
Starring:
Helen Hunt, Timothy Francis Robbins, Andrea Barber, Cassandra Peterson, Steve Allen, Eric Stoltz, Jackie Cooper
Directed By:
Linda Day, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Leo Penn, Thomas Carter
100 Centre Street
8
2
100 Centre Street
8
2
Starring:
Kerry Washington, Bobby Cannavale, Dina Merrill, Eli Wallach, Nipsey Russell
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, Arthur Penn
ABC Stage 67
7
2
ABC Stage 67
7
2
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Ingrid Bergman, Jason Robards, James Mason, Geraldine Page
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Stanley Prager
American Playhouse
7
2
American Playhouse
7
2
Starring:
Stephen Baldwin, Anne Meara, Eli Wallach, Cynthia Nixon, Cloris Leachman, Alexis Arquette, Celeste Holm
Will & Grace
60
22
Will & Grace
TV-14
60
22
Starring:
Gene Wilder, Glenn Close, Parker Posey, Jennifer Lopez, Veronica Cartwright, Sharon Stone, Bebe Neuwirth
Directed By:
James Burrows
Trying Times
6
2
Trying Times
6
2
Starring:
Jeff Daniels, Corey Feldman, Swoosie Kurtz, Carrie Fisher, Keanu Reeves, Teri Garr, Jean Stapleton
Fay
6
2
Fay
6
2
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Doris Roberts, Lee Grant, Norman Alden, Joe Silver
Directed By:
Alan Arkin
Chicago Hope
9
4
Chicago Hope
9
4
Starring:
Giovanni Ribisi, Haley Joel Osment, Haylie Duff, Mike Vitar, Ali Larter, Mandy Patinkin, Julia Stiles
Directed By:
Picture Windows
5
3
Picture Windows
5
3
Starring:
John Hurt, George Segal, Sally Kirkland, Michael Lerner
Directed By:
Norman Jewison, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich, Bob Rafelson, Joe Dante
Harry
5
3
Harry
5
3
Role:
Harry Porschak (7 episodes, 1987)
Starring:
Richard Lewis, Barbara Dana, Thom Bray, Matt Craven

Alan Arkin Awards

Academy Awards
Little Miss Sunshine Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2007
Golden Globe Awards
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming Best Actor - Comedy or Musical 1967
BAFTA Awards
Little Miss Sunshine Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2007