The best Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater movies have been nominated for awards and had box office success. Christian Slater was born in 1969 and started his film career in 1981 with the movie "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and quickly rose to fame starring in "Heathers" and "True Romance". Kevin Bacon was born in 1958 and started his acting career in 1978 movie "National Lampoon's Animal House" and became a household name in the eighties with starring roles in "Friday the 13th", "Quicksilver" and "Footloose". Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater's careers crossed paths in 1995 movie "Murder in the First" which they both have lead actor roles.
- "Footloose" The 1984 cult classic movie stars Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack, a teenager who moves to a small town that banned dancing and rock music. The romantic musical also stars Lori Singer as Ariel, Ren's crush that has a jealous boyfriend and a Reverend for a father. The music in the film became so widely known that a Broadway musical also titled "Footloose" was adapted from the movie. "Footloose" the movie was nominated for best music, original song for the title song "Footloose", yet another reason it is one of the best Kevin Bacon movies.
- "The River Wild". Grossing $94 million worldwide during "The River Wild's" seven week run at the box office, and was the number one movie opening weekend. "The River Wild" stars Kevin Bacon as Wade, and John C. Reilly as his friend Terry, who befriends a family before taking them hostage. Meryl Streep portrays Gail, the mother and a professional at water rafting that takes the hostel situation into her own hands. Kevin Bacon was nominated for a 2005 best supporting actor Golden Globe for "The River Wild" making it one of the best Kevin Bacon movies.
- "Bobby". The 2006 American dramas plot revolves around the hours before Robert F. Kennedy gets shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The fictional story has an outstanding cast including, Christian Slater as Daryl Timmons, a food and beverage manager. "Bobby" also stars, Helen Hunt, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher, and William H. Macy. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, "Bobby" grossed $20 million worldwide and was nominated for best motion picture at the 2007 Golden Globes.
- "Murder in the First". Released January 20, 1995 and grossed $17 million domestically during the movies four weeks at the box office. The Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater movie is a drama/thriller directed by Marc Rocco about Kevin Bacon's character Henri Young who is on trial for murder in the first degree. Loosely based on a true story, Henri Young stole five dollars from a post office, was caught and sent to Alcatraz where he attempts to escape. Christian Slater portrays James Stamphill, Henri's attorney for when he is accused of murdering another inmate. Kevin Bacon was awarded Best Actor at the 1996 Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Awards and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Henri Young.