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Best Jodie Foster Movies

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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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    Chris Isaak, Dan Butler, Kasi Lemmons

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    Kelly McGillis, Garry Chalk, Jodie Foster

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    John Hurt, James Woods, Rob Lowe

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    Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker

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    Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Debbi Morgan

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    Mary Steenburgen, Terrence Howard, Jodie Foster

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    Greta Scacchi, Peter Sarsgaard, Jodie Foster

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    Natasha Richardson, Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson

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    Ruth Buzzi, Patsy Kelly, Barbara Harris

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    Scott Jacoby, Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen

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    George Plimpton, Dianne Wiest, Danitra Vance

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    Peter Frechette, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Marcia Jean Kurtz

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    Tom Felton, Bai Ling, Geoffrey Palmer

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    James Coburn, James Garner, John Fogerty

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    Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster

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    Richard Gere, Clarice Taylor, Jodie Foster

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    Adam Faith, Scott Baio, Laura Dern

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    Kris Kristofferson, Ellen Burstyn, Vic Tayback

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    Rob Lowe, Paul McCrane, Joely Richardson

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    Harold Ramis, Richard Jenkins, Helen Hunt

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    Henry Jones, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker

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    Vincent D'Onofrio, Jena Malone, Kieran Culkin

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    Matt Damon, Diego Luna, William Fichtner

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    Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster

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    Clovis Cornillac, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gaspard Ulliel

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    Scott Baio, Paul Williams, Jodie Foster

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    Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster, Leo McKern

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    John Turturro, Frances Foster, Eriq La Salle

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    John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Jodie Foster

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    Minnie Driver, Anthony Edwards, Kerry Bishé

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    James Garner, John C. Flinn, III

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    Svengali Holly Hunter, Elizabeth Ashley, Jodie Foster

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    Michele Placido, Catherine Deneuve, Jodie Foster

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    Lily Tomlin, John Malkovich, John Cusack

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    Vincent Price, John Turturro, Bob Dylan

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    Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Fred Ward

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

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    It Was a Wonderful Life Jodie Foster

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    100 Films and a Funeral Jodie Foster

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    Menace on the Mountain Jodie Foster

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    Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jodie Foster, Lois Nettleton

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    Raquel Welch, Kevin McCarthy, Jeanne Cooper

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    Jodie Foster, Dana Carvey, Garry Shandling

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    Ellen Barkin, Jodie Foster, Isabella Rossellini

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    Will Geer, Henry Jones, Jodie Foster

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    Sam Neill, Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean

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    O'Hara's Wife Tom Bosley, Ed Asner, Kelly Bishop

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

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