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List of Alan Arkin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. T.G.I.F. (1967)
13
3
T.G.I.F.
13
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Short
2. Wait Until Dark (1967)
24
6
Wait Until Dark
24
6

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roat / Roat Jr. / Roat Sr.
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston
3. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
20
6
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
G
20
6
As:
Cast
Role:
John Singer
Director:
Robert Ellis Miller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos
4. The In-Laws (1979)
19
2
The In-Laws
PG
19
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sheldon Kornpett
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Peter Falk, Ed Begley Jr., Nancy Dussault, Richard Libertini
5. Argo (2012)
17
4
Argo
R
17
4

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lester Siegel
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, History, Biography
6. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
14
3
Little Miss Sunshine
R
14
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Grandpa Edwin Hoover
Director:
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
7. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
13
5
Edward Scissorhands
TV-14
13
5

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama
8. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
13
3
Glengarry Glen Ross
R
13
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George Aaronow
Director:
James Foley
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
9. Gattaca (1997)
11
3
Gattaca
PG-13
11
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Niccol
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
10. Catch-22 (1970)
19
8
Catch-22
R
19
8

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. John Yossarian
Director:
Genres:
War, Drama, Comedy
11. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
16
3
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Rozanov
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, Brian Keith
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
12. Little Murders (1971)
12
4
Little Murders
PG
12
4
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Doris Roberts, Elizabeth Wilson, Elliott Gould
13. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
11
3
Grosse Pointe Blank
R
11
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Oatman
Director:
George Armitage
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy, Thriller, Romance
14. Four Days in September (1997)
11
2
Four Days in September
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Burke Elbrick
Director:
Bruno Barreto
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Fernanda Torres, Pedro Cardoso, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Cláudia Abreu
15. Freebie and the Bean (1974)
17
2
Freebie and the Bean
R
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bean
Director:
Richard Rush
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Morley, Mike Kellin, Jack Kruschen, James Caan
16. City Island (2009)
10
3
City Island
PG-13
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Raymond De Felitta
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Julianna Margulies, Andy Garcia, Emily Mortimer, Steven Strait
18. Popi (1969)
13
4
Popi
G
13
4

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?

As:
Cast
Role:
Abraham
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Reuben Figueroa, Miguel Alejandro, Arny Freeman
19. The Muppets (2011)
12
3
The Muppets
TV-PG
12
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
James Bobin
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Musical, Comedy
20. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
10
2
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
R
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jill Sprecher
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Reaser, Amy Irving, Matthew McConaughey, David Connolly, Joseph Siravo, A.D. Miles
21. Million Dollar Arm (2014)
12
3
Million Dollar Arm
PG
12
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Craig Gillespie
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Tzi Ma, Aasif Mandvi
24. Marley & Me (2008)
11
5
Marley & Me
PG
11
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Arnie Klein
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Family
26. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
11
3
Sunshine Cleaning
R
11
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe
Director:
Christine Jeffs
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn
27. Simon (1980)
13
3
Simon
PG
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
Director:
Marshall Brickman
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Madeline Kahn, Adolph Green, William Finley, Judy Graubart
28. Coupe de Ville (1990)
13
2
Coupe de Ville
PG-13
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Roth
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Dempsey, Annabeth Gish, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern
29. Rendition (2007)
11
3
Rendition
R
11
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Senator Hawkins
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
30. People Soup (1969)
12
3
People Soup
12
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Adam Arkin, Matthew Arkin
31. Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)
11
3
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
R
11
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rafferty
Director:
Dick Richards
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Sally Kellerman, Charles Martin Smith, Alex Rocco
32. Woman Times Seven (1967)
9
2
Woman Times Seven
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Vittorio De Sica
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
33. Dumbo (2019)
9
2
Dumbo
PG
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
34. Indian Summer (1993)
12
3
Indian Summer
PG-13
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Unca Lou Handler
Director:
Mike Binder
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Pollak, Sam Raimi, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton, Matt Craven, Elizabeth Perkins
35. Get Smart (2008)
9
2
Get Smart
PG-13
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Chief
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Action
36. Stand Up Guys (2012)
11
3
Stand Up Guys
R
11
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Hirsch
Director:
Fisher Stevens
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
37. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
10
4
Slums of Beverly Hills
R
10
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Murray
Director:
Tamara Jenkins
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Marisa Tomei, Carl Reiner, Rita Moreno, Bryna Weiss, Charlotte Stewart
38. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
11
2
So I Married an Axe Murderer
PG-13
11
2

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.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Thomas Schlamme
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
39. Jakob the Liar (1999)
10
3
Jakob the Liar
PG-13
10
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Kassovitz
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint
40. The Change-Up (2011)
12
2
The Change-Up
R
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mitch's Dad
Director:
David Dobkin
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
41. Grudge Match (2013)
10
3
Grudge Match
PG-13
10
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sport
42. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
9
2
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
R
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Herb Lee
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
43. The Rocketeer (1991)
10
3
The Rocketeer
PG
10
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Peevy
Director:
Joe Johnston
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
44. Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
9
3
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
PG
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Barney Cashman
Director:
Gene Saks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paula Prentiss, Sally Kellerman, Renée Taylor, Bella Bruck
45. Improper Channels (1981)
10
2
Improper Channels
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeffery Martley
Director:
Eric Till
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mariette Hartley, Monica Parker, Harry Ditson, Sarah Stevens
46. The Magician of Lublin (1979)
12
2
The Magician of Lublin
R
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Yasha Mazur
Director:
Menahem Golan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Shelley Winters, Lou Jacobi, Valerie Perrine
47. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
10
2
The Return of Captain Invincible
PG
10
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Invincible
Director:
Philippe Mora
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter, Michael Pate
48. Spenser Confidential (2020)
8
2
Spenser Confidential
R
8
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Marc Maron, Cassie Ventura, Michael Gaston
49. Noel (2004)
9
3
Noel
PG
9
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Artie
Director:
Genres:
Drama
51. Fire Sale (1977)
9
3
Fire Sale
PG
9
3

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. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Ezra Fikus
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rob Reiner, Sid Caesar, Kay Medford, Anjanette Comer
52. Deadhead Miles (1973)
8
2
Deadhead Miles
R
8
2

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Cooper
Director:
Vernon Zimmerman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Hector Elizondo, Paul Benedict, Oliver Clark
53. Calypso Heat Wave (1957)
8
2
Calypso Heat Wave
8
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Fred F. Sears
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Joel Grey, Maya Angelou, Paul Langton, Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders
54. Havana (1990)
8
4
Havana
R
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Volpi
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Tomas Milian, Daniel Davis, Lena Olin
55. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
8
1
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
PG-13
8
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Scardino
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
56. Firewall (2006)
10
1
Firewall
PG-13
10
1

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Loncraine
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Virginia Madsen, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Gail Ann Lewis
58. The Last Mohican (1966)
8
3
The Last Mohican
8
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mr. Ableman
Director:
Paul Leaf
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Holland
59. America's Sweethearts (2001)
8
1
America's Sweethearts
PG-13
8
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Roth
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
60. Love the Coopers (2015)
8
1
Love the Coopers
PG-13
8
1

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jessie Nelson
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
61. Inspector Clouseau (1968)
7
1
Inspector Clouseau
G
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Insp. Jacques Clouseau
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Patrick Cargill, Barry Foster, Frank Finlay, John Bindon
62. The Monitors (1969)
8
1
The Monitors
PG
8
1

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Shea
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Adam Arkin, Sherry Jackson, Guy Stockwell
63. Full Moon High (1981)
7
1
Full Moon High
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Cohen
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Bob Saget, Pat Morita, Adam Arkin, Ed McMahon
64. Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
8
1
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
PG
8
1

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Flash
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Danny Aiello, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Adam Arkin
65. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
7
3
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
G
7
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lembeck
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
66. The Jerky Boys (1995)
6
1
The Jerky Boys
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernie Lazarro
Director:
James Melkonian
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Hickey, Alan North, John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed
67. Bad Medicine (1985)
6
1
Bad Medicine
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Ramón Madera
Director:
Harvey Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gilbert Gottfried, Julie Kavner, Bill Macy, Steve Guttenberg
69. Blood (Thinner Than Water) (2004)
12
3
Blood (Thinner Than Water)
12
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Suzanne Newlander Arkin, Gillian Farrell, Jonathan Richards, Tom Schuch
70. That's Me (1963)
10
2
That's Me
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Walker Stuart
Genres:
Short, Drama, Comedy
71. Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon (1993)
11
2
Samuel Beckett Is Coming Soon
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
The Director
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Anthony Arkin, Jim Flanagan, Thomas E. Kennedy
72. Joshua Then and Now (1985)
9
2
Joshua Then and Now
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Reuben Shapiro
Director:
Ted Kotcheff
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
James Woods, Michael Sarrazin, Gabrielle Lazure, Linda Sorensen
73. The Novice (2006)
8
2
The Novice
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Murray Robinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Matthew Carey, Jacob Pitts, John Schuk
74. Magicians (2000)
7
1
Magicians
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Milo
Director:
James Merendino
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
O-Lan Jones, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Claire Forlani, Til Schweiger
75. Raising Flagg (2006)
8
2
Raising Flagg
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Flagg Purdy
Director:
Neal Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lauren Holly, Barbara Dana, Austin Pendleton, Glenne Headly
76. Big Trouble (1986)
8
1
Big Trouble
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Leonard Hoffman
Director:
John Cassavetes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Robert Stack, Beverly D'Angelo
77. In Security (2013)
8
1
In Security
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vinnie Jones, Ving Rhames, Ed Begley Jr., Ethan Embry, Michael Gladis, Clea DuVall, Cary Elwes
78. Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
8
1
Steal Big Steal Little
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lou Perilli, Ruben's Partner
Director:
Andrew Davis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Holland Taylor, Rachel Ticotin, Andy Garcia

TV Movie(s)

1. The Other Side of Hell (1978)
13
2
The Other Side of Hell
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Dole
Director:
Ján Kadár
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Woodward, Roger E. Mosley, Seamon Glass, Shay Duffin
2. The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978)
12
4
The Defection of Simas Kudirka
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Simas Kudirka
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Dzundza, Donald Pleasence, John McMartin, Richard Jordan
3. Escape from Sobibor (1987)
13
2
Escape from Sobibor
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leon Feldhendler
Director:
Jack Gold
Genres:
Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Jack Shepherd, Rutger Hauer, Joanna Pacula, Hartmut Becker
4. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
8
2
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
TV-MA
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Drebben
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
War, History, Drama, Western, Biography
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Kyle Chandler, Jim Broadbent, Eion Bailey, Matt Day
5. The Pentagon Papers (2003)
8
2
The Pentagon Papers
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Rowen
Director:
Rod Holcomb
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
James Spader, Paul Giamatti, Claire Forlani, Kenneth Welsh
6. It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (1974)
8
2
It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Cy Howard
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Adam Arkin, Bob Dishy, Eddie Barth
7. Twigs (1975)
9
2
Twigs
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Alan Arkin, Clark Jones
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Asner, Carol Burnett, Edward Asner, Jack Gilford, Gary Burghoff, Conrad Bain
8. The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
9
2
The Fourth Wise Man
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Orontes
Director:
Michael Ray Rhodes
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Eileen Brennan, Ralph Bellamy
9. Necessary Parties (1988)
9
2
Necessary Parties
9
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Gwen Arner
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Adam Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taylor Fry
10. In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands (1990)
9
2
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Roland Mesa
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Tim Burton, Glenn Shadix, Geena Davis, Amy M. Allen
11. Varian's War (2001)
8
2
Varian's War
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Lionel Chetwynd
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Lynn Redgrave, William Hurt, Julia Ormond, Maury Chaykin, Matt Craven
13. Cooperstown (1993)
8
2
Cooperstown
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Haid
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Ann Wedgeworth, Byron Thames, Ernie Harwell
14. Taking the Heat (1993)
8
1
Taking the Heat
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Mankiewicz
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Tony Goldwyn, George Segal, Peter Boyle, Will Patton
15. A Deadly Business (1986)
7
1
A Deadly Business
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Harold Kaufman
Director:
John Korty
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Armand Assante, Michael Learned, Raymond Serra, George Morfogen
16. Heck's Way Home (1996)
7
1
Heck's Way Home
G
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dogcatcher
Director:
Michael J.F. Scott
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Michael Riley, Chris Sigurdson, Michaelin Scott, Chad Krowchuk
17. Blood Money (2000)
6
1
Blood Money
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Aaron Lipstadt
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Bloom, Joseph Gian, Jonathan Scarfe, Jennifer Gatti

Animation(s)

The Last Unicorn (1982)
The Last Unicorn
G
Plot:

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.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Schmendrick (voice)
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Drama

TV Shows and Videos

Carol Burnett & Company (1979)
Carol Burnett & Company
As:
Cast
Role:
(1 episode, 1979)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
The Great American Dream Machine (1971)
The Great American Dream Machine
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Linda Lavin, Ken Shapiro, Marshall Efron
A Year in the Life (1987)
A Year in the Life
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Adam Arkin, Richard Kiley, Brian Benben
Fay (1975)
Fay
As:
Director
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Doris Roberts, Lee Grant, Norman Alden, Joe Silver, Audra Lindley
Picture Windows (1994)
Picture Windows
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Jewison, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich, Bob Rafelson, Joe Dante
Star Cast:
John Hurt, George Segal, Sally Kirkland, Michael Lerner
Harry (1987)
Harry
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Porschak (7 episodes, 1987)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
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