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Kevin Bacon

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Animal HouseAnimal House (1979) Recommended
Feat. John Belushi, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen
National Lampoon's frat–house classic with a grossly hilarious Belushi.
Friday the 13th [Franchise]Friday the 13th [Franchise] (1980-1989)
Dir. Sean S. Cunningham
Feat. Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon
The most successful film to exploit the '80s stalk–and–slash formula, characterised by disposable teenagers being endlessly slaughtered…
DinerDiner (1982) Recommended
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Kevin Bacon
Endearing, and enduring, tale of college friends growing up in the 1950s Baltimore was a box–office flop but soon found an enthusiastic…
FootlooseFootloose (1984) Recommended
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Christopher Penn
Rock'n'roll city kid Kevin Bacon fights for his right to party in the face of small town conservatism in this infectious, under–rated musical…
She's Having a BabyShe's Having a Baby (1988)
Dir. John Hughes
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin
Another John Hughes hit in which young Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern embark on marriage and parenthood.
Criminal LawCriminal Law (1989)
Dir. Martin Campbell
Feat. Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper
Hot shot lawyer Gary Oldman successfully defends psycho–killer Kevin Bacon, only to find he had made a costly misjudgement.
Big Picture, TheBig Picture, The (1990) Recommended
Dir. Christopher Guest
Feat. Kevin Bacon
From the writers of SPINAL TAP comes this excellent satire about a student film–maker who attempts to get his first feature made in Hollywood.…
FlatlinersFlatliners (1990)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon
Young medical students experiment with their own deaths amid splendid gothic architecture. An intriguing premise is blown up to biblical proportions…
TremorsTremors (1990) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ron Underwood
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross
Exciting tongue–in–cheek horror flick in the tradition of 50s 'Creature Features' has Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward among the desert yokels…
Queens LogicQueens Logic (1991)
Dir. Steve Rash
Feat. Joe Mantegna, Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich
Joe Mantegna, Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich and others gather for a friend's wedding, but are each encumbered with personal crises. Strong ensemble…
PyratesPyrates (1991)
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick
Minor comedy starring real–life couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick as a young couple who experience pyrokinesis after having sex.
He Said, She SaidHe Said, She Said (1991)
Dir. Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane
Romantic comedy that plays out the relationship between rival journalists twice – once from each perspective. The conservative male and liberal…
Air Up There, TheAir Up There, The (1993)
Dir. Paul M. Glaser
Feat. Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon plays a disillusioned basketball coach who sets off to rural Africa in pursuit of the ultimate star player.
Murder in the First (1994)
Dir. Marc Rocco
Feat. Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman
Powerhouse acting enlivens fact–based proceedings that led to the closure of Alcatraz. Kevin Bacon plays a victimised prisoner pushed to the…
River Wild, TheRiver Wild, The (1994)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Meryl Streep, Joseph Mazzello, David Strathairn
Troubled marrieds Meryl Streep and David Strathairn embark on a river–rafting holiday with son and dog in tow, but in true DELIVERANCE style,…
Apollo 13Apollo 13 (1995)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
An All–American true story in which Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon are astronauts aboard the ill–fated mission to the moon, while…
BaltoBalto (1995)
Dir. Simon Wells
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda
When diptheria threatens the children of an Alaskan village, a sled–dog team are called in to supply the serum. Balto, the outcast…
Picture PerfectPicture Perfect (1997)
Dir. Glenn Gordon Caron
Feat. Jennifer Anniston, Kevin Bacon
'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston steps up to the big screen plate as an ambitious ad–woman who pretends to be married to a stranger to impress…
Telling Lies in AmericaTelling Lies in America (1998)
Dir. Guy Ferland
Feat. Brad Renfro, Kevin Bacon
Set in the shady radio days of 1961, star–struck youth Brad Renfro's American dream becomes tarnished by the corrupt exploits of DJ idol Kevin…
Wild ThingsWild Things (1998)
Dir. John McNaughton
Feat. Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Matt Dillon
Rattle–brained thriller sets highschool minxes Neve Campbell and Denise Richards into action, putting honest–Joe sailing instructor Matt…
Stir of EchoesStir of Echoes (1999) Recommended
Dir. David Koepp
Feat. Kevin Bacon
A decisively scary supernatural thriller unravels following sceptical family man Kevin Bacon's disturbing experience under hypnosis. A palpable…
My Dog SkipMy Dog Skip (1999)
Dir. Jay Russell
Feat. Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon
Heart–warming childhood memoir of Willie Morris, growing up poor and awkward in 40s Mississippi, but finding confidence through his friendship…
Hollow ManHollow Man (2000)
Dir. Paul Verhoeven
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, James Brolin
Unpleasant, one–dimensional sci–fi thriller that lavishes astonishing, groundbreaking special effects on a script that doesn't deserve…
NovocaineNovocaine (2001)
Dir. David Atkins
Feat. Steve Martin, Laura Dern, Helena Bonham Carter
Dentist Steve Martin is singled out for bad luck in this noir black comedy, that conflates Coen Bros–type weird mishaps, great casting and a…
Mystic RiverMystic River (2003) Recommended
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon
Dignified crime thriller shot in unfussy style by old pro Clint Eastwood, this is less thrilling than a reliable entertainment, with the emotional…
In the CutIn the Cut (2003)
Dir. Jane Campion
Feat. Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh
An uncomfortable, darkly ‘feminist’ thriller for which Meg Ryan deflowers her star persona, playing a troubled forty–something who…
Woodsman, TheWoodsman, The (2004) Recommended
Dir. Nicole Kassell
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt
Controversial, though convincingly rounded and serious drama which follows the attempts of a convicted paedophile (Bacon) to rebuild his life in a…
LoverboyLoverboy (2005)
Dir. Kevin Bacon
Feat. Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon
An earnest, if rather thin portrayal of obsessive motherhood, in which a neglected daughter (Sedgwick) grows up wanting only one thing in life…
Where the Truth LiesWhere the Truth Lies (2005) Recommended
Dir. Atom Egoyan
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman
Challenging and kinky mystery drama from dir. Atom Egoyan (EXOTICA), in which a reporter in the 1970s (Lohman) investigates the death by overdose of…
Death SentenceDeath Sentence (2007)
Dir. James Wan
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, John Goodman
Violent vigilante bloodbath from the dir. of SAW, featuring Kevin Bacon as a mild mannered man turned bloodthirsty bad dad after his son is randomly…
Rails and TiesRails and Ties (2007)
Dir. Alison Eastwood
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer
Finely tuned character–driven drama from first–time director Alison Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's daughter) focused on a man who learns how…
Air I Breathe, The Air I Breathe, The (2007)
Dir. Jieho Lee
Feat. Brendan Fraser, Forest Whitaker, Andy Garcia
Slick ensemble drama charting four desperate city dwellers who find their destinies intertwined through the four emotions of Happiness, Pleasure,…
Frost/NixonFrost/Nixon (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell
Terrific adaptation of the Peter Morgan stageplay providing a dramatic retelling of the story behind the famous interviews between ex–President…
My One and OnlyMy One and Only (2009)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Renee Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Kevin Bacon
Inspired by the childhood experiences of actor George Hamilton in the 1950s, this bittersweet comedy of some acclaim tells the tale of one mother's…
SuperSuper (2010)
Dir. James Gunn
Feat. Rainn Wilson, Elliot Page, Liv Tyler
Violent comedy with Rainn Wilson as a schlubb turned violent avenger after his wife runs off with a drug dealer. Uneven, perhaps intentionally, with…
Elephant WhiteElephant White (2011)
Dir. Prachya Pinkaew
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Djimon Hounsou, Jirantanin Pitakporntakul
Bloody actioner with an assassin hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand. Kevin Bacon adopts…
X-Men: First ClassX-Men: First Class (2011) Recommended
Dir. Matthew Vaughn
Feat. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
The X–MEN juggernaut rolls on, benefiting from a spring clean of the principal cast, in this hugely entertaining origin movie set against the…
Crazy, Stupid, LoveCrazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Dir. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Feat. Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling
Steve Carell plays a hapless recent divorcee co–piloted by a handsome wingman (Ryan Gosling) back into the dating game in this fresh scented…
Jayne Mansfield's CarJayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
Dir. Billy Bob Thornton
Feat. Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick
Flavoursome southern drama set during the Vietnam war is about two families from different countries whose cultures clash.
Following, The (TV Series)Following, The (TV Series) (2013)
Feat. Kevin Bacon, Natalie Zea, Annie Parisse
Relentlessly grisly crime series concerns the dogged pursuit of an escaped serial killer by a weathered FBI agent (Bacon), whose job becomes more…
R.I.P.DR.I.P.D (2013)
Dir. Robert Schwentke
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon
This big budget flop is a lot of fun on its own terms: a carefree, unpretentious shoot–em–up about deceased detectives who project the…
Cop CarCop Car (2015) Recommended
Dir. Jon Watts
Feat. Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford
Tense, expertly directed thriller in which Kevin Bacon stars as an unsavoury small town sheriff in pursuit of the two 10–year–old boys…
Black MassBlack Mass (2015)
Dir. Scott Cooper
Feat. Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
True crime yarn with Johnny Depp disappearing into the role of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger, who became an FBI informant in order to take down a…
Patriots DayPatriots Day (2016)
Dir. Peter Berg
Feat. Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon
Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg follow DEEPWATER HORIZON with another gutsy dramatisation of a tragic American event, this time the 2013…

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