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List of Scott Bakula Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. American Beauty (1999)
17
4
American Beauty
R
17
4

Middle-aged magazine executive Lester Burnham abhors his job, is unhappy with his loveless marriage to ambitious real estate agent Carolyn, and is hated by his moody teenage daughter Jane. Unaware of his wife's extramarital affair, Lester suddenly falls for Jane's sexually experienced classmate Angela, which affects his life and those around him in a tragic way.

Starring:
Kevin Spacey, Allison Janney, Chris Cooper, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley
Directed By:
2. Life as a House (2001)
15
2
Life as a House
R
15
2

George, a divorcee, is diagnosed with terminal cancer the day he loses his job. He decides to take down the house passed on by his father and build a new one. Trying to reconnect, he asks his rebellious son Sam for help. His ex-wife, friends and neighbors extend their support; soon he realizes, he is not rebuilding a house, but also relationships.

Directed By:
Irwin Winkler
6. Geography Club (2013)
12
3
Geography Club
PG-13
12
3

At Goodkind High School, a group of students of different sexual orientations decide to form a club to share their feelings and experiences. However, to make sure that not many students find out about it, they come up with a boring sounding name for the club – Geography Club.  

Starring:
Marin Hinkle, Wesley Eure, Ana Gasteyer, Andrew Caldwell
Directed By:
Gary Entin
7. The Informant! (2009)
13
2
The Informant!
R
13
2

Rising Archer Daniels Midland's executive, Mark Whitacre, decides to spy on his own company for their price-fixing tactics. Working with the FBI he gains enough evidence but struggles with his bipolar disorder. As the movie progresses it is revealed that Mark also embezzled money from his own company and ends up in jail. 

Starring:
Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Ann Cusack, Thomas F. Wilson, Melanie Lynskey, Lucas McHugh Carroll, Eddie Jemison
Directed By:
9. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13
2
Lord of Illusions
R
13
2

Detective Harry D’Amour is approached by a mysterious woman who believes her husband to be in danger. His investigation leads him to a dangerous cult.  

Role:
Harry D'Amour
Starring:
Famke Janssen, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sheila Tousey, Joseph Latimore
Directed By:
Clive Barker
10. Necessary Roughness (1991)
12
2
Necessary Roughness
PG-13
12
2

The Texas State University Fightin’ Armadillos used to be quite a powerful team in college football. Although they had managed to win several national championships, due to massive NCAA violations, eventually many of their coaches were fired and the players were banned. Now it is up to a new coach named Ed to build an almost entirely new team, although he receives hardly any support  or assistance from anybody.

Role:
Paul Blake
Starring:
Jason Bateman, Rob Schneider, Sinbad, Robert Loggia, Larry Miller
Directed By:
Stan Dragoti
11. Sibling Rivalry (1990)
8
2
Sibling Rivalry
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Harry Turner
Starring:
Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher, Bill Pullman, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz
Directed By:
12. Me Him Her (2015)
8
2
Me Him Her
8
2
Starring:
Haley Joel Osment, Chris Hardwick, Dustin Milligan, Kyle Bornheimer
Directed By:
Max Landis
13. Color of Night (1994)
11
2
Color of Night
R
11
2

When his unstable patient commits suicide in his presence, the trauma turns psychiatrist Bill Capa color-blind. He joins the therapy group of colleague Bob Moore, who is murdered violently. While living in Bob’s house, he gets involved with mysterious Rose. When members of the therapy group get killed and attempts are made on his life, Bill must find the killer before it’s too late.

Role:
Bob Moore
Starring:
Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren, Rubén Blades, Jane March
Directed By:
Richard Rush
14. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
9
1
Major League: Back to the Minors
TV-PG
9
1
Role:
Gus Cantrell
Starring:
Dennis Haysbert, Corbin Bernsen, Jensen Daggett, Takaaki Ishibashi
Directed By:
John Warren
15. The Ticket (2003)
12
3
The Ticket
12
3
Role:
Dunniger
Starring:
Kieran Mulroney, Joaquín Garrido
Directed By:
David Fuller
16. NFL Training Video: How Not to Murder People (2013)
10
2
NFL Training Video: How Not to Murder People
TV-14
10
2
Role:
Referee
Starring:
Eugene Cordero, Marshall Givens
Directed By:
Nick Corirossi
17. For Goodness Sake (1993)
10
2
For Goodness Sake
10
2
Role:
Henry
Starring:
Florence Henderson, Cindy Williams, Steve Allen, Jason Alexander, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy, Bob Bancroft
Directed By:
David Zucker
18. Summertime (2016)
9
3
Summertime
9
3
Role:
Paul's Father
Starring:
Jessica Rothe, Laura Cayouette, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Vanessa Ross
Directed By:
Gabriele Muccino
19. Above Suspicion (2000)
12
2
Above Suspicion
R
12
2
Role:
James Stockton
Starring:
George Dzundza, Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Annabella Sciorra, Jack Blessing
Directed By:
Stephen La Rocque
20. Role of a Lifetime (2002)
10
2
Role of a Lifetime
10
2
Role:
Bobby Cellini / Buck Steele
Starring:
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Edie Dearing, Beverly Taylor, Elizabeth Lambert
Directed By:
Antony Alda
21. Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
8
2
Enter the Dangerous Mind
8
2
Role:
Kevin
Starring:
Jason Priestley, Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker, Jake Hoffman
Directed By:
Youssef Delara, Victor Teran
22. A Passion to Kill (1994)
8
1
A Passion to Kill
R
8
1
Role:
David
Starring:
France Nuyen, John Getz, Rex Smith, Chelsea Field
Directed By:
Rick King
23. Basmati Blues (2017)
7
1
Basmati Blues
7
1
Role:
Eric
Starring:
Brie Larson, Donald Sutherland, Tyne Daly, Utkarsh Ambudkar
Directed By:
Dan Baron
24. Luminarias (2000)
7
1
Luminarias
R
7
1
Role:
Joseph
Starring:
Cheech Marin, Marta DuBois, Robert Beltran, Lupe Ontiveros
Directed By:
José Luis Valenzuela

TV Movie(s)

1. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
12
3
Behind the Candelabra
TV-MA
12
3
Role:
Bob Black
Starring:
Boyd Holbrook, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon
Directed By:
Steven Soderbergh
2. Blue Smoke (2007)
9
2
Blue Smoke
TV-14
9
2
Role:
John Minger
Starring:
Talia Shire, Nora Roberts, Alicia Witt, Matthew Settle
Directed By:
David Carson
3. NetForce (1999)
10
2
NetForce
R
10
2
Role:
Alex Michaels
Starring:
Alexa Vega, Brian Dennehy, Kris Kristofferson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Alexa PenaVega, Joanna Going, Xander Berkeley
Directed By:
Robert Lieberman
4. The Last Fling (1987)
12
2
The Last Fling
PG
12
2
Starring:
John Ritter, Mario Lopez, Connie Sellecca, Shannon Tweed, Randee Heller, John Bennett Perry
Directed By:
Corey Allen
5. Father Can't Cope (2000)
12
2
Father Can't Cope
12
2
Role:
Wes Harrison
Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary Page Keller, Richard Ashton, Jake Sandvig
Directed By:
Brian Levant
6. Table for Three (2012)
12
2
Table for Three
12
2
Role:
Robert Morton
Starring:
Brenda Song, Cedric Yarbrough, Nicky Whelan, Christine Woods
Directed By:
Pamela Fryman
7. Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993)
17
2
Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771
17
2
Role:
Jay Parkins
Starring:
Robert Loggia, Alan Fletcher, Rebecca Rigg, Mike Bishop
Directed By:
Roger Young
8. Untitled Bounty Hunter Project (2013)
10
2
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project
10
2
Role:
Pete
Starring:
Marsha Mason, Geena Davis, Gloria Reuben, Riley Smith
Directed By:
Dean Devlin
9. Late Boomers (2001)
11
2
Late Boomers
11
2
Role:
Teddy Barnett
Starring:
Robert Urich, Adam Arkin, Joe Regalbuto, Markie Post
10. The Trial of Old Drum (2000)
10
2
The Trial of Old Drum
PG
10
2
Starring:
John Schuck, Ron Perlman, Randy Travis, Bobby Edner
Directed By:
Sean McNamara
11. A Girl Thing (2001)
10
2
A Girl Thing
10
2
Starring:
Elle Macpherson, Bruce Greenwood, Linda Hamilton, Rebecca De Mornay, Mia Farrow, Allison Janney, Kate Capshaw
Directed By:
Lee Rose
12. In the Name of the People (2000)
10
2
In the Name of the People
10
2
Role:
John Burke
Starring:
Richard Thomas, Amy Madigan, Kimberley Warnat, Robin Anne Phipps
Directed By:
Peter Levin
13. Papa's Angels (2000)
11
2
Papa's Angels
PG
11
2
Role:
Grins Jenkins
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Eva Marie Saint, Lachlan Murdoch, Jenny-Lynn Hutcheson
Directed By:
Dwight H. Little
14. What Girls Learn (2001)
10
2
What Girls Learn
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Nick
Starring:
Alison Pill, Sarah Gadon, Elizabeth Perkins, Margo Martindale
Directed By:
Lee Rose
15. The Bachelor's Baby (1996)
10
2
The Bachelor's Baby
10
2
Role:
Jake Henry
Starring:
Dan Lauria, Chelsea Field, Pamela Brull, Cynthia Martells
Directed By:
Paul Schneider
16. In the Shadow of a Killer (1992)
10
2
In the Shadow of a Killer
10
2
Role:
Det. David Mitchell
Starring:
Miguel Ferrer, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, J.T. Walsh, James Russo, Robert Clohessy
Directed By:
Alan Metzger
17. Nowhere to Hide (1994)
12
3
Nowhere to Hide
12
3
Role:
Kevin Nicholas
Starring:
Rosanna Arquette, Robert Wisden, Max Pomeranc, Clifton Powell
Directed By:
Bobby Roth
18. Mean Streak (1999)
9
2
Mean Streak
R
9
2
Role:
Det. Lou Mattoni
Starring:
Ron McLarty, Leon, Howard Dell, Bridgid Coulter
Directed By:
Tim Hunter

Animation(s)

Family Guy (1999)
Family Guy
TV-14
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Liam Neeson, Ariana Grande, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael York, Seth MacFarlane
Directed By:
Peter Shin, James Purdum, Dominic Bianchi, Pete Michels, John Holmquist
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996)
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
TV-Y7
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Mark Harmon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gilbert Gottfried, Elijah Wood, Jim Cummings, Charlton Heston
Directed By:
Joanna Romersa, Walt Kubiak
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
Cats Don't Dance
G
Plot:

Danny is an 18 year old cat who travels to Hollywood, hoping to start an acting career there. He is chosen for a role, although it is a minor role, and realizes that there isn’t much demand for musical talent.

Role:
Danny (voice)
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Don Knotts, John Rhys-Davies, Hal Holbrook, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Peldon, Jasmine Guy
Directed By:
Mark Dindal

TV Shows and Videos

Disneyland (1954)
Disneyland
Starring:
Harry Anderson, Robert Reed, Mickey Rooney, George Carlin, Kurt Russell, Charles Grodin, Agnes Moorehead
Directed By:
Hamilton Luske, Norman Tokar, Robert Stevenson, James Neilson, Jack Hannah
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
TV-MA
Starring:
Josh Groban, Alanna Ubach, Guillermo del Toro, Alexandra Daddario, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher Lloyd, Lucy DeVito
Directed By:
Matt Shakman, Fred Savage, Daniel Attias, Randall Einhorn, Richie Keen
Boston Legal (2004)
Boston Legal
TV-14
Starring:
James Spader, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Jane Lynch, Missi Pyle, Betty White, Michael K. Williams, Mare Winningham
Directed By:
Mike Listo, Bill D'Elia, Robert Yannetti, Steve Robin, James R. Bagdonas
Guys and Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Guys and Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl
Role:
Nathan Detroit
Starring:
Jessica Biel, Brian Stokes Mitchell
Directed By:
Kenneth Shapiro
Chuck (2007)
Chuck
TV-14
Starring:
Swoosie Kurtz, Bo Derek, Michael Clarke Duncan, Udo Kier, Kristin Kreuk, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gary Cole
Directed By:
Robert Duncan McNeill, Allan Kroeker, Patrick R. Norris, Peter Lauer, Jay Chandrasekhar
Looking (2014)
Looking
TV-MA
Starring:
Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff, Lauren Weedman, Frankie J. Alvarez
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Dianne Wiest, Mischa Anne Marsden Barton, Jon Bernthal, Leslie Caron, Jeremy Irons, Coco Austin, Donal Logue
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Quantum Leap (1989)
Quantum Leap
TV-PG
Role:
Dr. Sam Beckett / ... (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
Starring:
Tia Carrere, Brooke Shields, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marcia Cross, Patrick Warburton, Troian Bellisario, Jennifer Aniston
Directed By:
James Whitmore Jr., Joe Napolitano, Michael Zinberg, Alan J. Levi, Michael W. Watkins
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Men of a Certain Age (2009)
Men of a Certain Age
Role:
Terry Elliott (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
Starring:
Andre Braugher, Ken Jeong, Ray Romano, Alanna Ubach
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003)
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
TV-14
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Maria Bello, Lily Tomlin, Patrick J. Adams, Alan Ruck, Alisha Boe, Zac Efron
Directed By:
Dennis Smith, Tony Wharmby, Terrence O'Hara, Thomas J. Wright, James Whitmore Jr.
Caper (2014)
Caper
Starring:
Beth Riesgraf, Harry Shum Jr., Yuri Lowenthal, Abby Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Role:
Mr. Smith (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Starring:
Aida Turturro, David McCallum, Maria Bello, Roy Dotrice
American Body Shop (2007)
American Body Shop
TV-14
Starring:
Nick Offerman, Thomas F. Wilson, Jill Bartlett, John DiResta, Peter A. Hulne
Directed By:
Sam Greene
The Captains Close Up (2013)
The Captains Close Up
Role:
Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Chase Masterson
Directed By:
William Shatner
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Desperate Housewives
TV-14
Starring:
Helena Mattsson, Jane Leeves, Bob Newhart, John Slattery, Richard Chamberlain, Lynn Redgrave, Nathan Fillion
Directed By:
David Grossman, Larry Shaw, David Warren, Arlene Sanford, Bethany Rooney
Enterprise (2001)
Enterprise
TV-PG
Role:
Captain Jonathan Archer / ... (98 episodes, 2001-2005)
Starring:
James Cromwell, Paula Malcomson, Padma Lakshmi, Majel Barrett, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ann Cusack, Seth MacFarlane
Directed By:
Michael Grossman, Michael Vejar, James L. Conway, James Whitmore Jr., David Straiton
Dream On (1990)
Dream On
Starring:
Della Reese, Salma Hayek, Adrienne Barbeau, Teri Garr, Fred Willard, Ray Walston, Sylvester Stallone
Directed By:
Betty Thomas, John Landis, Ron Wolotzky, Arlene Sanford, Bethany Rooney
Eisenhower & Lutz (1988)
Eisenhower & Lutz
Role:
Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr (13 episodes, 1988)
Starring:
DeLane Matthews, Patricia Richardson, Rose Portillo, Leo Geter
My Sister Sam (1986)
My Sister Sam
Starring:
Pam Dawber, Rebecca Schaeffer, Jenny O'Hara, Joel Brooks
Two and a Half Men (2003)
Two and a Half Men
TV-14
Starring:
Christina Moore, Kathy Bates, Megan Fox, Noel Fisher, Martin Sheen, Judd Nelson, Jaime Pressly
Directed By:
James Widdoes, Gary Halvorson, Pamela Fryman, Jeff Melman, Rob Schiller
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
The New Adventures of Old Christine
TV-PG
Starring:
Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally, Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Sedaris, Marion Ross, Jennifer Grey, Wanda Sykes
Directed By:
Andy Ackerman
Matlock (1986)
Matlock
TV-PG
Starring:
Joel Grey, Timothy Busfield, Bryan Cranston, Jonathan Banks, Billy Bob Thornton, Claude Akins, Andy Griffith
Directed By:
Christopher Hibler, Harvey S. Laidman, Leo Penn, Frank Thackery, Robert Scheerer
Murphy Brown (1988)
Murphy Brown
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Adam Goldberg, Anne Meara, Rita Moreno, Adam West, Tony Goldwyn, Jane Seymour
Directed By:
Peter Bonerz, Barnet Kellman, Lee Shallat Chemel, Joe Regalbuto, Alan Rafkin
Designing Women (1986)
Designing Women
Starring:
Jean Smart, Dolly Parton, Alice Ghostley, Sherman Hemsley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fabiana Udenio, Jonathan Banks
Directed By:
David Steinberg, Barnet Kellman, Ellen Gittelsohn, David Trainer, Matthew Diamond
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
NCIS: New Orleans
Role:
Dwayne Pride (95 episodes, 2014-2018)
Starring:
Tom Arnold, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Lucas Black, Mario Lopez, David McCallum, Mark Harmon
Directed By:
James Hayman, Tony Wharmby, Michael Zinberg, James Whitmore Jr., Edward Ornelas
CBS Summer Playhouse (1987)
CBS Summer Playhouse
Starring:
Mark Ruffalo, Lori Loughlin, Lee Majors, Brandon Lee, Celeste Holm, Pauly Shore, William Christopher
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, James Frawley, Corey Allen, Peter Baldwin, John Pasquin
State of the Union (2008)
State of the Union
TV-MA
Starring:
Dylan Sprayberry, Tracey Ullman, Jo Ann Harris, Peter Strauss, Jennifer Fitzgerald
Directed By:
Troy Miller, Tracey Ullman
Star Trek: Legacy (2006)
Star Trek: Legacy
Role:
Captain Jonathan Archer (voice)
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks
Gung Ho (1986)
Gung Ho
Role:
Hunt Stevenson (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Starring:
Clint Howard, Stephen Lee, Gedde Watanabe, Patti Yasutake
Brothers Take on New Orleans (2016)
Brothers Take on New Orleans
Role:
Himself - Host (1 episode, 2016)
Starring:
Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott, J.D. Scott, Hoda Kotb
The Invaders (1995)
The Invaders
Role:
Nolan Wood (2 episodes, 1995)
Starring:
Richard Belzer, Elinor Donahue, Debra Jo Rupp, Richard Thomas, Terence Knox

Scott Bakula Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Quantum Leap Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1992