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List of John Belushi Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland (1978)
10
2
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland
10
2
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
42
11
The Blues Brothers
R
42
11

The Blues Brothers is a musical-comedy that revoles around two brothers—one of whom is a criminal—who embark on a mission to save their childhood school from shutting down. Brothers, Jake and Elwood Blues, played by John Belushi and John Aykroyd, reunite with their band and meet noted music artists to raise money while evading the police and other enemies.

Role:
'Joliet' Jake Blues
Directed By:
John Landis
3. The Beach Boys: It's OK (1976)
9
2
The Beach Boys: It's OK
9
2
Role:
Cop #2
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Boys The Beach, Bobby Figueroa, Al Jardine
Directed By:
Gary Weis
4. Animal House (1978)
29
9
Animal House
R
29
9

The sex-comedy revolves around the lives of freshmen Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman who join the notorious Faber College Delta Tau Chi House, after being rejected by the more prestigious Omega Theta Pi. But they have to survive College Dean Vernon Wormer who is conspiring with the Omegas to have the Deltas removed. 

Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland, Mark Metcalf, Stephen Furst, Tom Hulce, Mary Louise Weller
Directed By:
John Landis
7. Things We Did Last Summer (1978)
7
3
Things We Did Last Summer
7
3
Role:
Jake Blues
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman
Directed By:
Gary Weis
8. Goin' South (1978)
8
4
Goin' South
PG
8
4

Goin’ South is a western romantic comedy film which takes us to a town in Texas, shortly after the Civil War. Henry Moon is an outlaw who is captured while trying to make his escape to Mexico. Due to lack of men after the war, the town has a special law that if a single woman offers to marry a condemned man, he can walk free. Henry is in luck since a woman named Julia offers to marry him, but it soon turns out that her main purpose is to have someone to search for gold in her property.

Role:
Deputy Hector
Directed By:
9. Continental Divide (1981)
9
4
Continental Divide
PG
9
4

Ernie is a tough Chicago reporter, who is assaulted by two cops, after he gets too close to the mob. His editor decides to send him to Colorado on another case, which involves investigating an eagle researcher.

Role:
Ernie Souchak
Starring:
Blair Brown, Allen Garfield, Carlin Glynn, Tony Ganios
Directed By:
10. 1941 (1979)
9
6
1941
PG
9
6

After the Pearl Harbor attack, California, which is feared to be the next target of the Japanese, is gripped in a panic wave. As hysteria spreads after spotting a Japanese sub off the California coast, varied groups of Californians set their own defense actions in motion. Major-General Joseph Stilwell, sent to compose the paranoid public, tries to make sense of the goings-on. 

Role:
Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
Directed By:
11. Old Boyfriends (1979)
5
3
Old Boyfriends
R
5
3
Role:
Eric Katz
Starring:
Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine, John Houseman
Directed By:
Joan Tewkesbury
12. Neighbors (1981)
6
4
Neighbors
R
6
4

After their birth of their daughter Stella, Mac and his wife Kelly try to adjust to a new life. Their lives take a turn when a fraternity moves in next door, and begins to organize outrageous parties. The couple asks the youths to keep the noise down, and their leader Teddy agrees. However, the problems persist and Mac is forced to go and talk to their college dean.

Role:
Earl Keese
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Cathy Moriarty, Kathryn Walker, Igors Gavon
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
13. Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998)
7
3
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes
7
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Karriem Abdallah, Hakim Alston, Billy Blanks
Directed By:
Joe Perota, Michael Williams

Animation Movies

Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle (1975)
8
8
Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle
R
8
8

This French/Belgian adult animated comedy film was also known as Jungle Burger in the United Kingdom. The plot involves the capture of June, the woman of Shame: Ruler of the jungle by the soldiers of Queen Bazonga who wants her hair. To free her, Shame sets off to the dark Bush Country alongside his only loyal friend Flicka

Role:
Craig Baker (voice)
Starring:
Christopher Guest, Brian Doyle-Murray, Bill Murray, Bernard Dhéran, Georges Aminel, Arlette Thomas, Paule Emanuele
Directed By:
Picha, Boris Szulzinger

TV Shows

The Best of John Belushi (1985)
9
2
The Best of John Belushi
9
2
Role:
Himself / Joliet Jake Blues / Various Characters
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Elliott Gould
Directed By:
Dave Wilson, James Signorelli, Tom Schiller
The Best of Chevy Chase (1987)
9
2
The Best of Chevy Chase
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, Jane Curtin
Directed By:
Dave Wilson
The Best of the Blues Brothers (1994)
8
2
The Best of the Blues Brothers
8
2
Role:
Jake Blues
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Murphy Dunne, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn
The Best of Dan Aykroyd (1986)
8
2
The Best of Dan Aykroyd
8
2
Role:
Himself / Various Characters
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Shelley Duvall, Madeline Kahn
Directed By:
Dave Wilson, James Signorelli, Gary Weis
Lemmings (1973)
6
3
Lemmings
6
3
Starring:
Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Rhonda Coullet, Garry Goodrow
Directed By:
Tony Hendra, Michael Keady

Special Appearance/Cameo

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1998)
23
7
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin
23
7
Role:
Hunchback (archive footage) (uncredited)
Starring:
Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
Dave Wilson
A Very Gilly Christmas (2009)
9
4
A Very Gilly Christmas
9
4
Role:
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Alec Baldwin, Dan Aykroyd, Fred Armisen
Directed By:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson, Don Roy King, Akiva Schaffer
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars (2010)
7
4
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars
7
4
Role:
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Starring:
Fred Armisen, Don Pardo, Dana Carvey, Tom Brady
Directed By:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 (2002)
6
4
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002
6
4
Role:
Santa (archive footage) (uncredited)
Starring:
Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen
Directed By:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson, James Signorelli

John Belushi Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Saturday Night Live Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series 1977