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List of Alan Alda Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Marriage Story (2018)
12
2
Marriage Story
R
12
2

Marriage Story is a critically acclaimed and award-winning drama film which tells the story of a married couple, a successful stage director and an actress, who are going through a divorce. However, the divorce gets more and more complicated over time.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Bert Spitz
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
2. Same Time, Next Year (1978)
23
4
Same Time, Next Year
PG
23
4
As:
Cast
Role:
George Peters
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Cosmo Sardo, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby
3. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
14
2
Crimes and Misdemeanors
PG-13
14
2

An existential comedy considered by many as Woody Allen’s greatest work, the film follows two story lines. One concerns a successful, but philandering ophthalmologist, who has his mistress killed when she threatens to reveal his affair and the other concerns a married documentary filmmaker in love with his brother-in-law’s associate producer. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
4. The Four Seasons (1981)
16
3
The Four Seasons
PG
16
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Jack Burroughs
Director:
Alan Alda
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
5. Bridge of Spies (2015)
13
2
Bridge of Spies
PG-13
13
2

In 1957, Russian spy Rudolf Abel is arrested in New York City and is defended by principled lawyer James B. Donovan. Meanwhile, Francis Powers’ U-2 spy plane is shot down in the USSR and he is imprisoned. Ultimately, with great risk to his own life, Donovan facilitates the exchange of Abel and Powers at the Glienicke Bridge. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Mark Fichera, Brian Hutchison
6. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
14
2
Manhattan Murder Mystery
PG
14
2

Manhattan Murder Mystery is a mystery comedy film, which tells the story of Carol and Larry, a middle-aged couple who suspect foul play when their neighbor’s wife suddenly drops dead. Therefore they decide to investigate. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Joy Behar, Zach Braff, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Ron Rifkin, Jerry Adler
7. The Aviator (2004)
11
2
The Aviator
PG-13
11
2

The movie follows the life of Howard Hughes from 1927-1947. During this time, Hughes achieved massive success in Hollywood and also devoted quality time and money in the aviation industry. He romanced beautiful women like Katharine Hepburn and made powerful enemies like Juan Trippe and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster. All this while, his OCD worsened.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama
8. Gone Are the Days! (1963)
11
2
Gone Are the Days!
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nicholas Webster
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ossie Davis, Sorrell Booke, Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes
9. The Longest Ride (2015)
14
2
The Longest Ride
PG-13
14
2

This neo-Western romantic drama film revolves around Luke and Sophia, whose relationship gets affected by their conflicting career paths. Eventually, an old man helps them resolve the barriers in their relationships. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ira Levinson
Director:
George Tillman Jr.
Genres:
Romance, Drama
10. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
9
2
Nothing But the Truth
R
9
2

Nothing But the Truth is a mystery drama film, which revolves around Rachel Armstrong, a journalist, who pens a story that divulges the identity of a secret CIA agent. She also refuses to reveal her source, and therefore she is eventually put in jail.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Albert Burnside
Director:
Rod Lurie
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
11. Flash of Genius (2008)
11
2
Flash of Genius
PG-13
11
2

Flash of Genius is a biographical drama film which tells the story of Robert Kearns, who fights a legal battle against the Ford Motor Company after they developed an intermittent windshield wiper based on ideas which he had patented.

As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Abraham
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Graham, Greg Kinnear, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Lake, Karl Pruner
12. Paper Lion (1968)
10
2
Paper Lion
10
2

Sports Illustrated writer, George Plimpton, has tried his luck in professional sports like boxing and baseball and then written about his experience. Buoyed by his editor, he joins the NFL team, Detroit Lions, for his next story. What follows is a comically disastrous adventure. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George Plimpton
Director:
Alex March
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Lauren Hutton, Roy Scheider, Joe Schmidt, Alex Karras
14. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
10
2
Resurrecting the Champ
PG-13
10
2

Erik is a sports journalist who comes across a homeless man named Champ. He soon comes to know that he is actually a boxing legend who is believed to have passed away. He thinks of this as a great opportunity and writes a biographical article on him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph Metz
Director:
Rod Lurie
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Josh Hartnett, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo
15. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
9
3
Flirting with Disaster
R
9
3

Mel Colpin was adopted as a child, and when he becomes a father, he feels that he cannot name his son until he knows who his real parents are. Accompanied by his wife and an adoption agent, he departs on a road trip to find out the identity of his real parents.

As:
Cast
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
17. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
12
2
The Mephisto Waltz
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Myles Clarkson
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, Bradford Dillman, William Windom, Barbara Parkins, Pamelyn Ferdin
18. The Moonshine War (1970)
11
2
The Moonshine War
GP
11
2

This crime drama film tells the story of a federal agent who attempts to make some money before the ban on alcohol is lifted. Therefore, he plans to steal the whiskey cache of his old army friend.  

As:
Cast
Role:
John W. (Son) Martin
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Teri Garr, Patrick McGoohan, Will Geer
19. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
12
3
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
R
12
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Joe Tynan
Director:
Jerry Schatzberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Barbara Harris
20. What Women Want (2000)
9
2
What Women Want
PG-13
9
2

Playboy chauvinistic advertising executive Nick Marshall finds out, following an accident, that he can hear women's thoughts. Despite being irritated to learn how many people around him dislike him, he uses his newfound power to repair his relationships and advance his career at the expense of his boss, Darcy McGuire, until he falls in love with her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Wanamaker
Director:
Nancy Meyers
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
21. Tower Heist (2011)
9
3
Tower Heist
PG-13
9
3

Arthur Shaw, one of the richest residents of The Tower, is under house arrest for embezzling over US $2 billion from his investors. These include building manager Josh Kovaks and his co-workers, who then plan a tower heist with petty criminal, Slide, to break into the apartment to steal their money back. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Shaw
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy
22. Mad City (1997)
8
2
Mad City
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kevin Hollander
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Mia Kirshner, Robert Prosky
23. Murder at 1600 (1997)
9
3
Murder at 1600
R
9
3

A young woman is murdered in the White House, after which detective Regis is called to investigate. However, instead of cooperating, the Secret Service works against him. He also soon learns that the woman’s murder may be a sex crime, and the son of the President has a history of similar acts.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jordan
Director:
Dwight H. Little
Genres:
Action, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
24. To Kill a Clown (1972)
9
2
To Kill a Clown
R
9
2

To Kill a Clown is a horror drama film which revolves around a young hippie couple who rent a secluded cabin on the beach hoping to re-connect with each other and bring back the spark in their marriage. However, they are unaware of the fact that the man whom they rented their cabin from is a military trained sociopath, with two vicious dogs.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Evelyn Ritchie
Director:
George Bloomfield
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Heath Lamberts, Eric Clavering
25. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005)
8
3
The 77th Annual Academy Awards
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Nominee
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Alejandro Amenábar, Andrea Arnold, Jo Allen
30. Wanderlust (2012)
8
1
Wanderlust
R
8
1

After the economy crashes down, a married couple finds themselves unemployed, forcing them to sell their apartment. They start looking for other living options, and they eventually find themselves in a commune in Georgia, which is filled with eccentric residents. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Carvin
Director:
David Wain
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman, Justin Theroux
31. Betsy's Wedding (1990)
8
2
Betsy's Wedding
R
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Eddie Hopper
Director:
Alan Alda
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Samuel L. Jackson, Madeline Kahn, Anthony LaPaglia
32. Whispers in the Dark (1992)
7
1
Whispers in the Dark
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Crowe
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo, Annabella Sciorra, Anthony LaPaglia
33. Jenny (1970)
7
1
Jenny
M
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Delano
Director:
George Bloomfield
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Fred Willard, Elizabeth Wilson, Marlo Thomas, Marian Hailey, Vincent Gardenia
34. The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
4
2
The Extraordinary Seaman
G
4
2

During WWII, 4 American soldiers stranded on an island, find a WWI gunboat haunted by its captain, Finchhaven, who had fallen down drunk on first assignment, disgracing the family and was condemned to stay on his ship till he tries to redeem his actions. Making a deal, the soldiers assist him in fighting-off a Japanese vessel. Will that help Finchhaven regain his honor?

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. (J.G.) Morton Krim
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
David Niven, Mickey Rooney, Jack Carter, Faye Dunaway
35. Shooting an Elephant (2016)
10
2
Shooting an Elephant
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Juan Pablo Rothie
Genres:
Drama, Short, History, Biography
Star Cast:
David Kaye, Deepak Adhikari, Jeewan Adhikary, Anup Baral, Dipendragod
36. A New Life (1988)
8
2
A New Life
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Steve Giardino
Director:
Alan Alda
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Hal Linden, Ann-Margret, Veronica Hamel, John Shea
37. The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (1998)
7
2
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Audience Member
Director:
Paul Miller
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Rosie O'Donnell, Jane Alexander, Roger Allers, Lynn Ahrens

TV Movie(s)

1. 6 Rms Riv Vu (1974)
12
2
6 Rms Riv Vu
12
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Paul Friedman
Director:
Alan Alda, Clark Jones
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carol Burnett, Lawrence Pressman, Millie Slavin, José Ocasio
2. Lily (1973)
11
2
Lily
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Various Characters
Director:
Rick Wallace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Judith Kahan, Felix Silla
3. The Glass House (1972)
14
2
The Glass House
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathon Paige
Director:
Tom Gries
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, Vic Morrow, Clu Gulager, Kristoffer Tabori
4. Kill Me If You Can (1977)
11
2
Kill Me If You Can
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Caryl W. Chessman
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Talia Shire, Barnard Hughes, John Hillerman, Virginia Kiser
6. Isn't It Shocking? (1973)
12
2
Isn't It Shocking?
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Lloyd Nolan, Edmond O'Brien, Will Geer, Louise Lasser
7. Playmates (1972)
11
2
Playmates
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marshall Barnett
Director:
Theodore J. Flicker
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Connie Stevens, Barbara Feldon, Doug McClure, Severn Darden
8. The Laughmakers (1962)
6
1
The Laughmakers
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Joshua Shelley
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
David Burns, Sandy Baron, Ben Carruthers, Marty Devine
9. The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (1993)
11
2
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion
TV-PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Dave Powers
Genres:
Music, Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Ken Berry, Pearl Bailey, Art Carney
10. 'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion (2002)
11
3
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion
TV-PG
11
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Hawkeye Pierce
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Wayne Rogers, Mike Farrell, Jamie Farr, Gary Burghoff
11. Jake's Women (1996)
9
2
Jake's Women
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mira Sorvino, Julie Kavner, Anne Archer, Lolita Davidovich
12. White Mile (1994)
9
3
White Mile
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Cutler
Director:
Robert Butler
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Sport
Star Cast:
Robert Loggia, Fionnula Flanagan, Peter Gallagher, Bruce Altman
13. The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1994)
9
2
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Nominee & Presenter
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Star Cast:
Jason Alexander, Kirstie Alley, Tim Allen, David Angell, Kathy Baker
14. The Killing Yard (2001)
8
2
The Killing Yard
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernie Goodman
Director:
Euzhan Palcy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morris Chestnut, Rose McGowan, Lindsay Owen Pierre, Dean Patrick Fleming
15. Club Land (2001)
7
2
Club Land
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Willie Walters
Director:
Saul Rubinek
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Steven Weber, Brad Garrett, Jenna Byrne

Animation(s)

Free to Be... You & Me (1974)
Free to Be... You & Me
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bill Davis, Len Steckler, Fred Wolf
Genres:
Animation, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Marlo Thomas, Rita Coolidge

TV Shows and Videos

M*A*S*H (1972)
M*A*S*H
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
Director:
Charles S. Dubin, Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe, Gene Reynolds, Hy Averback
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, War
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Serie
We'll Get By (1975)
We'll Get By
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Adam Arkin, Jerry Houser, Willie Aames, Mitzi Hoag
Story Theatre (1971)
Story Theatre
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hamilton Camp, Bob Dishy, Judy Graubart, Peter Bonerz
The Four Seasons (1984)
The Four Seasons
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Weston, Allan Arbus, Marcia Rodd, Tony Roberts

Alan Alda Awards

Golden Globe Awards
M*A*S*H Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1983
M*A*S*H Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1982
M*A*S*H Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1981
M*A*S*H Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1980
M*A*S*H Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1976
M*A*S*H Best TV Actor - Comedy or Musical 1975
Primetime Emmy Awards
The West Wing Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 2006
M*A*S*H Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1982
M*A*S*H Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series 1979
M*A*S*H Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series 1977
M*A*S*H Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1974
M*A*S*H Actor of the Year - Series 1974
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1982
Winner Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer 1981
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1981
Winner Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer 1980
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1980
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1979
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1975