Best Movies of Alan Arkin

Argo (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 202 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $136.02M

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.


Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $10.73M

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


Spenser Confidential (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: null

When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.


Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $3.29M

In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.


Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $5.48M

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.


Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $12.06M

In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.


The Rocketeer (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $46.70M

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


Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $36.45M

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.


Rendition (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $9.66M

A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.


Get Smart (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $130.31M

A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.


The Convincer (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $0.79M

A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.


The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: null

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.


Stand Up Guys (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 110 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: $3.30M

A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.


Grudge Match (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 35 | Earnings: $29.80M

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.


Catch-22 (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 94 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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


Noel (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 93 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 29 | Earnings: null

Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.


Wait Until Dark (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 89 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


The Last Unicorn (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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


The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.


The In-Laws (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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.



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