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1. Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical

Everything's going well at Disco Records, where singer Johnny Conroy is popular and publicity chief Marty Collins is good at her job, as well as in love with company boss Mack Adams. Everything changes when Barney Pearl shows up.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Meg Myles, Paul Langton

Votes: 71

2. That's Me (1963)

15 min | Comedy, Short, Drama

A Puerto Rican guitar player finds the difficulties of living in New York City so a social worker tries to help him.

Director: Walker Stuart | Stars: Alan Arkin, Andrew Duncan

Votes: 9

3. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War

Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith

Votes: 7,357 | Gross: $21.69M

4. The Last Mohican (1966)

Comedy, Short

A pretzel seller is trapped by a sociology student.

Director: Paul Leaf | Stars: Alan Arkin, Anthony Holland

Votes: 15

5. Woman Times Seven (1967)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven portraits of different types of women.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Elspeth March, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 1,221

6. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 25,853 | Gross: $17.55M

7. Inspector Clouseau (1968)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

35 Metascore

A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch the criminal.

Directors: Bud Yorkin, Gerry Chiniquy, George Dunning | Stars: Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay, Delia Boccardo, Barry Foster

Votes: 2,207

8. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

G | 123 min | Drama

When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 3,353

9. Popi (1969)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

Abraham is a Puerto Rican single parent with two boys. He is becoming very worried about them living in their run down neighborhood when one day he notices that Cubans who escape are ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno, Reuben Figueroa, Miguel Alejandro

Votes: 681

10. The Monitors (1969)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Larry Storch, Avery Schreiber

Votes: 257

11. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

70 Metascore

A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 20,759 | Gross: $24.91M

12. Little Murders (1971)

PG | 108 min | Comedy

Pitch black comedy about a young nihilistic New Yorker coping with pervasive urban violence, obscene phone calls, rusty water pipes, electrical blackouts, paranoia and ethnic-racial conflict during a typical summer of the 1970s.

Director: Alan Arkin | Stars: Elliott Gould, Marcia Rodd, Vincent Gardenia, Elizabeth Wilson

Votes: 2,330

13. Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction,... See full summary »

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, Renée Taylor

Votes: 464

14. Deadhead Miles (1972)

R | 93 min | Comedy

The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Alan Arkin, Paul Benedict, Hector Elizondo, Oliver Clark

Votes: 183

15. Freebie and the Bean (1974)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 2,398

16. It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy

A beautiful woman kidnaps a random family man at gunpoint ("for kicks"), drives him to a secluded spot, orders his to strip naked, and then rapes him in the back seat of her car, before ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Howard | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Michael Learned, Bob Dishy, Adam Arkin

Votes: 70

17. Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Mackenzie Phillips, Alex Rocco

Votes: 367

18. Hearts of the West (1975)

PG | 102 min | Western, Comedy

Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream, he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner

Votes: 1,273

19. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

Votes: 3,970

20. Fire Sale (1977)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Arkin | Stars: Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, Vincent Gardenia, Anjanette Comer

Votes: 327

21. The Other Side of Hell (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

A disturbed, but highly intelligent man is sent to a criminally insane hospital to serve time and rehabilitate. But when he arrives, he discovers it's in fact a closed world where brutality is an everyday occurrence.

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Alan Arkin, Roger E. Mosley, Morgan Woodward, Seamon Glass

Votes: 124

22. The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alan Arkin, Richard Jordan, Donald Pleasence, George Dzundza

Votes: 120

23. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 7,057 | Gross: $38.20M

24. The Magician of Lublin (1979)

R | 105 min | Drama

Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Alan Arkin, Louise Fletcher, Valerie Perrine, Shelley Winters

Votes: 124

25. Simon (1980)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton, Judy Graubart

Votes: 715

26. Improper Channels (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple fights for justice to get their injured daughter out of a foster care center.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Alan Arkin, Mariette Hartley, Monica Parker, Harry Ditson

Votes: 130

27. Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

Flash used to be a talented baseball player, but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu, who, before falling into alcoholism like him, ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Danny Aiello

Votes: 252

28. Full Moon High (1981)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

A popular high school football player becomes a werewolf after a trip to Romania, and struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Adam Arkin, Roz Kelly, Ed McMahon, Joanne Nail

Votes: 1,093

29. The Last Unicorn (1982)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil King who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin

Votes: 22,980 | Gross: $6.46M

30. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

PG | 90 min | Musical, Fantasy, Comedy

In World War II, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter

Votes: 629

31. The Fourth Wise Man (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 72 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin, Eileen Brennan, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 450

32. Joshua Then and Now (1985)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Alan Arkin, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.54M

33. Bad Medicine (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But instead he gets a chance to study medicine ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Bill Macy

Votes: 1,161 | Gross: $2.69M

34. A Deadly Business (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

The movie, and true story, is about how Harold began working for the garbage industry in New Jersey only to find out that it was run by the mafia. Having been in and out of jail most of his... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Alan Arkin, Armand Assante, Jon Polito, Raymond Serra

Votes: 49

35. Big Trouble (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,046

36. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 7,742

37. Necessary Parties (1988 TV Movie)

96 min | Family, Drama

Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taylor Fry, Julie Hagerty, Geoff Pierson

Votes: 64

38. Coupe de Ville (1990)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Three bickering brothers who don't get along reluctantly go on a cross country road trip together to deliver a car in time for their mother's birthday.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 2,110 | Gross: $0.72M

39. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

74 Metascore

An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 423,461 | Gross: $56.36M

40. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 6,747 | Gross: $9.24M

41. The Rocketeer (1991)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

61 Metascore

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 49,672 | Gross: $46.70M

42. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

Votes: 90,378 | Gross: $10.73M

43. Cooperstown (1993 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, Sport

A baseball pitcher who never had quite the professional career he dreamed about is visited by the ghost of his former catcher, for whom he always harbored a secret jealousy. The spirit of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Ernie Harwell, Miles Perlich, Byron Thames, Robbie T. Robinson

Votes: 153

44. Indian Summer (1993)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton

Votes: 4,927 | Gross: $14.90M

45. Taking the Heat (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Thriller

When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Lynn Whitfield, George Segal, Will Patton

Votes: 227

46. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance