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Best John Lithgow Movies

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List of the best John Lithgow movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John Lithgow'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 John Lithgow movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Lithgow movies will be at the top of the list. John Lithgow has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Lithgow movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Lithgow films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List is made up of many different films, including Traveling Man and Kinsey.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Lithgow movies?" and "What are the greatest John Lithgow roles of all time?"


Steven Spielberg and Brian De Palma are among those who have directed John Lithgow at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.


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    Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Shirley MacLaine

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tracy Spiridakos

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    John Lithgow, Don Ameche, M. Emmet Walsh

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    John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer

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    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin

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    Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

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    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Stanley Tucci

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    Cuba Gooding, Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Laurence Fishburne

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    Sean Astin, John Lithgow, Billy Zane

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    Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner

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    Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

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    Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Tim Curry

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    Denzel Washington, Ice-T, John Lithgow

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    Steve Guttenberg, John Lithgow, Jason Robards Jr.

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    Cynthia Nixon, John Lithgow, Richard Jenkins

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    Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Kaitlin Olson

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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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    John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold

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    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Debbie Reynolds

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    Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, Stephen Fry

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    Tom Berenger, Tom Waits, Kathy Bates

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steve Carell

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    Isabella Rossellini, John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins

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    Big Blonde John Lithgow, Sally Kellerman

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    John Lithgow, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith

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    John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Jamey Sheridan

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    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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    Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, John Lithgow

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    Isla Fisher, John Goodman, Krysten Ritter

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    Richard Dreyfuss, John Lithgow, F. Murray Abraham

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    Liv Tyler, Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton

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    Jodie Foster, John Lithgow

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    Sean Connery, Diana Rigg, John Lithgow

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    Randy Quaid, John Lithgow, Teri Garr

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    Helen Mirren, Candice Bergen, John Lithgow

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    John Lithgow, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Dooley

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    The Great Robot Race: Nova John Lithgow

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    Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Ed Begley, Jr.

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    Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt

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    Lives of the Saints Meg Ryan, Kat Dennings, 50 Cent

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    Classical Baby: I'm Grown Up Now: The Poetry Show Gwyneth Paltrow, Susan Sarandon, Andy García

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    John Lithgow, John Glover, Jennifer Hale

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    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble ... and More Magical Tales John Lithgow, Jorge Pupo

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    John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Annette O'Toole

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    Harry the Dirty Dog...and More Playful Puppy Stories John Lithgow, Marnie McPhail, Ruth Berliner

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