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List of Tim Allen Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Galaxy Quest (1999)
40
14
Galaxy Quest
PG
40
14

The cast of an old space-adventure series named Galaxy Quest are transported by aliens called Thermians, who believe the TV show is actually a historical documentary series. Unfortunately, while abroad the very real NSEA Protector, they are forced to go to war against the evil-warlord Sarris who wants Omega 13, a secret superweapon. 

Role:
Jason Nesmith
Directed By:
Dean Parisot
2. Redbelt (2008)
12
6
Redbelt
R
12
6

Mike Terry is a skilled martial arts instructor who refuses to participate in tournaments. However, due to his financial condition getting worse, he eventually decides to take part in such a competition.   

Starring:
Jake Johnson, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alice Braga, Emily Mortimer, Jose Pablo Cantillo
Directed By:
3. The Santa Clause (1994)
33
12
The Santa Clause
PG
33
12

Scott unknowingly agrees to become the next Santa Claus, when he helps Santa with a problem. And now he has to keep his secret safe from others, including his former wife.  

Role:
Scott Calvin / Santa Claus
Starring:
David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd
Directed By:
John Pasquin
6. Wild Hogs (2007)
28
14
Wild Hogs
TV-14
28
14

Four middle-aged Cincinnati friends decide to put some color in their drab, routine lives and commence on a bike trip to the Pacific as Wild Hogs. But as they meet a nasty, aggressive biker gang ‘Del Fuegos,’ who steals a bike from them, the friends resolve to get it back, thus turning the whole trip into an adventure they’ll never forget.

Role:
Doug Madsen
Directed By:
Walt Becker
7. For Richer or Poorer (1997)
12
5
For Richer or Poorer
PG-13
12
5

For Richer or Poorer is a comedy film which tells the story of a socialite couple Brad and Caroline, who are going through marital and financial problems. Their lives get worse after they learn that their accountant has embezzled a huge sum of money and has put the blame on them. As they are pursued by the IRS, they are forced to go into hiding. Eventually, they find themselves among an Amish community in Pennsylvania, and decide to pose as relatives of the group. 

Role:
Brad Sexton
Starring:
Kirstie Alley, Marla Maples, Wayne Knight, Michael Lerner, Jay O. Sanders
Directed By:
Bryan Spicer
8. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
19
9
The Santa Clause 2
G
19
9

The Santa Claus 2 is a fantasy comedy film, which tells the story of Scott Calvin, who has been a humble Santa Claus for several years, but suddenly realizes that if he doesn’t get married before the next Christmas Eve, he will need to stop being Santa, as per the rules.  Things get complicated even further, when he sees that his son’s name is on the naughty list. 

Role:
Santa Claus / Scott Calvin / Toy Santa
Starring:
Molly Shannon, Kevin Pollak, Aisha Tyler, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Judge Reinhold
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck
9. El Camino Christmas (2017)
8
6
El Camino Christmas
TV-MA
8
6

El Camino Christmas is a black comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is seeking his father whom he has never met. Things get ugly, when a shootout occurs, and he ends up being barricaded inside a liquor store, with five other people.  

Role:
Larry Michael Roth
Starring:
Jessica Alba, Kurtwood Smith, Kimberly Quinn, Emilio Rivera
Directed By:
David E. Talbert
10. Joe Somebody (2001)
9
6
Joe Somebody
PG
9
6

Joe Somebody is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a man named Joe, who has just taken a divorce from his wife. He takes his young daughter Natalie to work one day. However, things get ugly after a bully named Mark, who is also one of his colleagues, beat him up in front of his daughter. Enraged, Joe decides to fight back and stand up for himself.

Role:
Joe Scheffer
Starring:
Directed By:
John Pasquin
11. Crazy on the Outside (2010)
8
6
Crazy on the Outside
PG-13
8
6

Crazy on the Outside is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Tommy, an ex-convict, who has recently received a parole after spending three years in prison. However, he is unable to adjust to the normalcy of the outside world. He is forced to deal with his controlling sister and his ex-girlfriend. Things get interesting when he falls in love with a parole officer.

Role:
Tommy
Starring:
Kelsey Grammer, Ray Liotta, Julie Bowen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons
Directed By:
Tim Allen
12. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
15
9
Christmas with the Kranks
PG
15
9

Since their daughter is away, Luther and Nora Krank decids to skip Christmas celebrations, and instead take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. Their neighbours don’t like this at all, and the Kranks soon become social outcasts, due to their lack of Christmas spirit. However, when their daughter comes home at the last minute, they decide to have a celebration eventually. 

Role:
Luther Krank
Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Erik Per Sullivan, Julie Gonzalo, Elizabeth Franz, M. Emmet Walsh
Directed By:
Joe Roth
13. Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
6
5
Meet Wally Sparks
R
6
5
Starring:
Rodney Dangerfield, Cindy Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Tony Danza, Michael Weatherly, Jay Leno, Roseanne Barr
Directed By:
Peter Baldwin
14. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
11
6
Jungle 2 Jungle
PG
11
6

New York broker Michael Cromwell needs to divorce estranged wife, Patricia, to marry fiancée, Charlotte, so he travels to Venezuela, where Patricia now resides with a tribe. Michael learns that he has a teenage son Mimi-Siku, who is given a task by tribe for which he must accompany Michael to New York. As Mimi-Siku adapts to city-life, the father-son try to bond. 

Role:
Michael Cromwell
Starring:
Martin Short, Lolita Davidovich, JoBeth Williams, Sam Huntington
Directed By:
John Pasquin
15. The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009)
5
5
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
PG-13
5
5
Role:
Henry
Starring:
Andie MacDowell, Paz Vega, Jenna Elfman, Elisha Cuthbert, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Barbara Barrie
Directed By:
Howard Michael Gould
16. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
12
8
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
G
12
8

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.

Role:
Santa / Scott Calvin
Starring:
Abigail Breslin, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Martin Short, Kevin Pollak, Aisha Tyler, Elizabeth Mitchell
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck
17. The Shaggy Dog (2006)
8
6
The Shaggy Dog
PG
8
6

A 300 year old sheepdog manages to escape from the laboratory, and it bites Dave Douglas, a prosecutor who is fighting a case against animal rights activists who firebombed a pharmaceutical company, due to animal experimentation. Soon Dave transforms into a sheepdog himself miraculously.

Role:
Dave Douglas
Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Danny Glover, Kristin Davis, Spencer Breslin, Jane Curtin
Directed By:
Brian Robbins
18. Zoom (2006)
7
6
Zoom
PG
7
6

Zoom is a superhero comedy film which tells the story of Jack Shepherd, a former superhero, who is asked to come back to work in order to train a group of kids with useless powers.

Role:
Jack Shepard / Captain Zoom
Starring:
Thomas F. Wilson, Courteney Cox, Alexis Bledel, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin
Directed By:
Peter Hewitt
19. Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989)
8
4
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place
TV-MA
8
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Epcar, Bernadette Birkett
Directed By:
Gregory Sills
20. Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988)
6
5
Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen
6
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Stephanie Hodge, Bill Hicks, John Fox, Joey Gaynor
Directed By:
Leonard Wong
21. Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs (1990)
6
5
Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs
6
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
John Schmidt
Directed By:
Ellen Brown
22. Tim Allen Rewires America (1991)
6
5
Tim Allen Rewires America
6
5
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Ellen Brown
23. Tropical Snow (1988)
5
4
Tropical Snow
R
5
4
Starring:
David Carradine, Jsu Garcia, Madeleine Stowe, Alfonso Ortiz
Directed By:
Ciro Durán
24. 3 Geezers! (2013)
2
4
3 Geezers!
2
4
Role:
Tim
Starring:
Sam Raimi, Kevin Pollak, J.K. Simmons, Scott Caan, Basil Hoffman
Directed By:
Michelle Schumacher

Director

Crazy on the Outside (2010)
10
7
Crazy on the Outside
PG-13
10
7

Crazy on the Outside is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Tommy, an ex-convict, who has recently received a parole after spending three years in prison. However, he is unable to adjust to the normalcy of the outside world. He is forced to deal with his controlling sister and his ex-girlfriend. Things get interesting when he falls in love with a parole officer.

Starring:
Kelsey Grammer, Ray Liotta, Julie Bowen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons
Directed By:
Tim Allen

TV Shows

The Larry Sanders Show
13
2
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
13
2
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Alec Baldwin, Bernadette Peters, Bill Maher, Drew Carey, Lori Loughlin, Sharon Stone
Directed By:
ABC TGIF
9
2
ABC TGIF
9
2
Starring:
Heather Locklear, Tia Mowry, Danielle Fishel, Emma Bunton, Candace Cameron Bure, Tamera Mowry, Rider Strong
Last Man Standing
26
7
Last Man Standing
TV-PG
26
7
Role:
Mike Baxter
Starring:
Zachary Gordon, Christina Moore, Frankie Muniz, Tony Hawk, Uriah Shelton, Kim Kardashian, Cassandra Peterson
Directed By:
Tim Allen, John Pasquin, Victor Gonzalez, Ted Wass, Robbie Countryman
Spin City
17
6
Spin City
TV-14
17
6
Starring:
Amy Poehler, Marlee Matlin, Meredith Baxter, Nipsey Russell, Marcia Cross, Dakota Fanning, Jimmy Fallon
Directed By:
Andy Cadiff, Ted Wass, Lee Shallat Chemel, Carl Lauten
Home Improvement
31
8
Home Improvement
TV-G
31
8
Role:
Tim Taylor
Starring:
Pamela Anderson, Drake Bell, Jenny McCarthy, Lucy Liu, Ernest Borgnine, Dave Chappelle, James Cromwell
Directed By:
Peter Bonerz, John Pasquin, Andy Cadiff, Tim Allen, Peter Filsinger
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
An Evening at the Improv
7
3
An Evening at the Improv
7
3
Starring:
Stephanie Hodge, Patrick Macnee, Rick Overton, Geoff Bolt, Budd Friedman
Directed By:
Douglas Wellman, Ron Kantor, Ari Golan, Jeffrey Garrett
The Drew Carey Show
12
5
The Drew Carey Show
TV-PG
12
5
Starring:
Marion Ross, Ben Stein, Charles Nelson Reilly, Craig Ferguson, Hal Linden, Kathy Griffin, Peter Krause
Directed By:
The Penguin King (2012)
7
3
The Penguin King
PG
7
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
David Attenborough
Directed By:
Sias Wilson
Cristela
6
3
Cristela
TV-PG
6
3
Starring:
Gabriel Iglesias, Roseanne Barr, Sam McMurray, Carlos Ponce, Maria Canals-Barrera
Directed By:
Gail Mancuso, John Pasquin, Victor Gonzalez, Ted Wass, Robbie Countryman
Soul Man
5
3
Soul Man
5
3
Starring:
Elaine Stritch, Ed Asner, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Courtney Chase, Brendon Ryan Barrett
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Peter Bonerz, John Pasquin, Gil Junger, Ted Wass
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians (2001)
4
3
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians
PG
4
3
Starring:
Carrot Top, Richard Belzer, Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson, Louie Anderson, Diane Ford, Cheech Marin

Narrator/Dubbing

Toy Story Midway Mania! (2008)
9
3
Toy Story Midway Mania!
9
3
Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack, Jeff Garlin, R. Lee Ermey
Directed By:
Roger Gould, Sue Bryan
The Penguin King (2012)
7
3
The Penguin King
PG
7
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
David Attenborough
Directed By:
Sias Wilson
These Guys (2003)
4
3
These Guys
4
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Patrick Warburton, Anita Barone, Jsu Garcia, Currie Graham, Alex Kapp
Directed By:
Gary Halvorson

Animation Movies

Toy Story (1995)
28
6
Toy Story
TV-G
28
6

Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll, is the favourite of his owner Andy till the arrival of spaceman figure Buzz Lightyear. Desperate to reclaim his position, he plans to do away with Buzz Lightyear. However, things take a turn when they get lost and have to join hands to escape the cruel toy killer –Sid–and return home to their owner.

Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Laurie Metcalf, Tom Hanks, Penn Jillette, Jim Varney, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn
Directed By:
John Lasseter
Toy Story 3 (2010)
25
5
Toy Story 3
G
25
5

This Pixar Animation’s computer-animated comedy film is third in the Toy Story series. As Andy, prepares to leave for college, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other toys – some new – find themselves in a day-care centre instead of the attic. They now have to devise a plan to return home before Andy leaves.

Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Michael Keaton, Bonnie Hunt, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurie Metcalf, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack
Directed By:
Lee Unkrich
Toy Story 2 (1999)
19
5
Toy Story 2
G
19
5

When greedy toy collector Al McWhiggin steals Woody to send him to a Japanese museum, Buzz Lightyear leads the rest of Andy's toys on a brave rescue mission. Woody, however, learns that he is a rare collectible from a popular television show and is introduced to other members of his team, who convince him to stay.

Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Corey Burton, Wayne Knight, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Kelsey Grammer, Laurie Metcalf
Directed By:
John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
Toy Story 4 (2019)
12
4
Toy Story 4
G
12
4

The fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, the film begins with Woody being given away to a new owner and his struggle to adjust in the new surroundings and also to a new toy called Forky. The story then goes on to portray his adventures when he and his gang set on a road trip with their owner, meeting his long lost friend Bo Peep on the way. 

Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Carl Weathers, Betty White, Patricia Arquette, Keanu Reeves, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Josh Cooley
Partysaurus Rex (2012)
7
2
Partysaurus Rex
G
7
2
Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Tom Hanks, Corey Burton, Timothy Dalton, Wallace Shawn
Directed By:
Mark A. Walsh
Toy Story of Terror (2013)
7
2
Toy Story of Terror
TV-G
7
2
Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Tara Strong, Kate McKinnon, Timothy Dalton, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Tom Hanks
Directed By:
Angus MacLane
Cars (2006)
13
5
Cars
G
13
5

Cars, the animated Pixar classic, tells the story of anthropomorphic talking cars. Racing rookie Lightning McQueen finds himself trapped in Radiator Springs after falling off his truck. As McQueen starts doing community service for damaging roads, he makes friends, falls in love, and ends up being trained by racing legend Hudson Hornet to discover who he truly is inside. 

Role:
Buzz Lightyear Car (voice)
Starring:
Owen Wilson, John Goodman, Paul Newman, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Jeremy Piven, Larry the Cable Guy
Directed By:
John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
7
3
Hawaiian Vacation
G
7
3

Barbie Doll and her boyfriend Ken are disappointed upon learning that Bonnie is going to Hawaii with her family, without them. Therefore they decide to stow away in her backpack. Things don’t go as expected, as Bonnie leaves them in her room.

Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Bonnie Hunt, Michael Keaton, Joan Cusack, Timothy Dalton, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles
Directed By:
Gary Rydstrom
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
6
3
Toy Story That Time Forgot
TV-G
6
3
Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Tom Hanks, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd
Directed By:
Steve Purcell
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)
9
4
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
PG
9
4

Ralph and Vanellope discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, which leads them into a new adventure in the uncharted land of the internet.  

Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice) (archive sound)
Starring:
Mandy Moore, Gal Gadot, Dianna Agron, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Lynch, Vin Diesel, Kristen Bell
Directed By:
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Small Fry (2011)
6
3
Small Fry
G
6
3
Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Jane Lynch, Timothy Dalton, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Lori Alan
Directed By:
Angus MacLane, Dylan Brown
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004)
5
3
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom
TV-Y
5
3
Role:
Meldar Prime (voice)
Starring:
Jim Cummings, Alyssa Milano, Billy West, Jeff Bennett, Carlos Alazraqui, Megan Cavanagh
Directed By:
Mike Gasaway
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)
5
3
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
5
3
Role:
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Starring:
Wayne Knight, Patrick Warburton, Nicole Sullivan, Stephen Furst, Larry Miller
Directed By:
Tad Stones

Tim Allen Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Home Improvement Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1995
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Television Performer 1999
Winner Favorite Male Television Performer 1998
Winner Favorite Male Television Performer 1997
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1996
Winner Favorite Comedy Motion Picture Actor 1995
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1995
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1994
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1993
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series 1992