film The Top 20+ Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Tommy Lee Jones movies of all time prove that he’s one of the top actors currently active. Since the 1970s, he has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning his first Golden Globe nomination in 1980. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeds $2.5 billion.

Jones started acting on Broadway in the 1969 production of A Patriot for Me and landed his first film role the very next year. For most of the 1970s, Tommy Lee Jones’ acting credits were fairly diversified, as he worked in film, TV, and stage productions. His first big film role was the 1980 Loretta Lynn biopic, Coal Miner's Daughter.

From the ‘80s onward, Tommy Lee Jones had many smash hits, including Men in Black, JFK, Batman Forever, and more. His more recent works have included the Matt Damon blockbuster Jason Bourne and the historical drama Lincoln.

So what are the best Tommy Lee Jones movies of all time? Is it his first big hit Coal Miner’s Daughter or something newer, such as Captain America: The First Avenger? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies below. Movie trailers have been included if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Tommy Lee Jones role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Tommy Lee Jones movies should be as a comprehensive as possible. 

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tommy Lee Jones movies?" and "What are the greatest Tommy Lee Jones roles of all time?" If you enjoy Tommy Lee Jones' no-nonsense acting approach, you might also enjoy our list of best Josh Brolin movies and best Robert Duvall movies

Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard have both worked with Tommy Lee Jones over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Tommy Lee Jones have also been known to enjoy films starring Willem Dafoe and James Earl Jones.

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The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Lonesome Dove Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott, Robert Duvall

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U.S. Marshals Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 20+ Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies of All Time, Ranked
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 20+ Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies of All Time, Ranked
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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Coal Miner's Daughter Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo

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The Client Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker

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Under Siege Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

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Lincoln Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

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Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell

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Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno

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The Missing Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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Man of the House Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Paget Brewster

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Men in Black II Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

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The Hunted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top 20+ Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies of All Time, Ranked
The Hunted Johnny Cash, Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro

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Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

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In the Valley of Elah Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon

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Heaven & Earth Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top 20+ Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies of All Time, Ranked
Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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House of Cards Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Esther Rolle

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Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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Cobb Tommy Lee Jones, Lolita Davidovich, Bradley Whitford

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The Executioner's Song Tommy Lee Jones, Eli Wallach, Rosanna Arquette

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The Sunset Limited Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

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Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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A Prairie Home Companion Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones

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Blue Sky Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris O'Donnell

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Eyes of Laura Mars Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Brad Dourif

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In the Electric Mist John Goodman, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Steenburgen

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The Amazing Howard Hughes Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Harris, Tovah Feldshuh

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Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

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Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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Volcano Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche

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The Rainmaker Tommy Lee Jones, James Cromwell, William Katt

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The Good Old Boys Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek

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Small Soldiers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci

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The Company Men Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones

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Jackson County Jail Tommy Lee Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Lisa Copeland

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

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Hope Springs Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

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Gotham Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, Frederic Forrest

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Rolling Thunder Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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Back Roads Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Nell Carter

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Barn Burning Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Kagan, Thomas Hal Phillips

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The Park Is Mine Tommy Lee Jones, Yaphet Kotto, Helen Shaver

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The River Rat Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dennehy, Martha Plimpton

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Mechanic: Resurrection Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones