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List of the best Jodie Foster movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jodie Foster appeared in Martin Scorsese's 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore two years before receiving her breakout role in the director's cutting-edge film Taxi Driver. Jodie Foster's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jodie Foster movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jodie Foster movies will be at the top of the list. Jodie Foster has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jodie Foster movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jodie Foster films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jodie Foster role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jodie Foster performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items include everything from Nell to The Silence of the Lambs.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jodie Foster movies?" and "What are the greatest Jodie Foster roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Foster's award-winning work, you might also enjoy our list of best Mel Gibson movies and best Anthony Hopkins movies.

Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski are among those who have directed Jodie Foster at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Jodie Foster has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Sally Field and Lillian Gish in terms of fame and success.

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jodie Foster Movies
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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The Accused Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Garry Chalk

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Contact Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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Panic Room Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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Nell Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jodie Foster Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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The Brave One Jodie Foster, Zoƫ Kravitz, Terrence Howard

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Flightplan Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer, Sean Bean

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Little Man Tate Jodie Foster, Harry Connick, Jr.

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Freaky Friday Jodie Foster, Dick Van Patten, John Astin

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith

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Anna and the King Jodie Foster, Bai Ling, Tom Felton

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Maverick Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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Sommersby Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones

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Foxes Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Randy Quaid

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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Nim's Island Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin

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Carnage Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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Tom Sawyer Jodie Foster, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates

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The Hotel New Hampshire Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Seth Green

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Candleshoe Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes

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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Jodie Foster, Jena Malone, Vincent D'Onofrio

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Stealing Home Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Mark Harmon

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Bugsy Malone Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams

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Motherhood Uma Thurman, Jodie Foster, Minnie Driver

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Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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Five Corners Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins, John Turturro

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A Very Long Engagement Jodie Foster, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tautou

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One Little Indian Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles

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Beach House Jodie Foster, Catherine Deneuve, Ugo Tognazzi

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Carny Jodie Foster, Gary Busey, Robbie Robertson

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Echoes of a Summer Jodie Foster, Richard Harris, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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My Letter to George Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy

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Svengali Jodie Foster, Peter O'Toole, Holly Hunter

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Shadows and Fog Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen

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Napoleon and Samantha Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas, Mary Wickes

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The Beaver Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster

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Kansas City Bomber Jodie Foster, Raquel Welch, Jeanne Cooper

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Catchfire Charlie Sheen, Bob Dylan, Jodie Foster

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Siesta Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Isabella Rossellini

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Menace on the Mountain Jodie Foster

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Tusker Jodie Foster, Dana Carvey, Garry Shandling

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The Blood of Others Jodie Foster, Sam Neill, Michael Ontkean

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O'Hara's Wife Jodie Foster, Ed Asner, Tom Bosley

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Directors: Robert Zemeckis Jodie Foster, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Skerritt