Today is Kevin Bacon’s 57th birthday so in celebration we’re going to look at my 5 personal favorite Kevin Bacon movies in order of when they came out. Keep in mind these are my personal favorites, not necessarily his best.
1. Friday the 13th (1980)
Even though he already had a few credits to his name, this is where most of us first met Mr. Bacon. His character made the mistake of having sex and smoking weed in a horror movie so of course he had to be killed…with a knife through the neck in bed.
2. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
This isn’t really a Kevin Bacon movie but it’s one of my all-time favorites and he makes a quick cameo as a man racing Steve Martin to a taxi down the streets of New York.
3. Tremors (1990)
This is by far my all time favorite Kevin Bacon movie. His character Valentine lives in the tiny desert town of Perfection which comes under attack from giant underground snake monsters called graboids. I’m actually kind of embarrassed of how many times I’ve seen this movie.
4. JFK (1991)
Kevin Bacon plays Willie O’Keefe and has one of the most memorable scenes on the entire movie. “You don’t know s**t cause you’ve never been f**ked in the ass!”
5. Apollo 13 (1995)
Bacon plays astronaut Jack Swigert in Apollo 13, a movie that somehow is stressful even though we all know the ending. How the hell did Ron Howard do that?!
Up in the Air
The River Wild
Stir of Echoes
There’s my 5 favorite Kevin Bacon movies. Do you agree with my choices or think they’re terrible? Happy birthday Mr. Bacon!!