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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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Twilight Zone: The Movie Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

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Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Lithgow Movies
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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The World According to Garp Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

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Harry and the Hendersons John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

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Raising Cain John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Gabrielle Carteris

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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Cliffhanger Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner

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Terms of Endearment Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum

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Ricochet Denzel Washington, Ice-T, John Lithgow

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The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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The Manhattan Project John Lithgow, Cynthia Nixon, Richard Jenkins

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Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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The Day After John Lithgow, Steve Guttenberg, JoBeth Williams

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The Tuskegee Airmen John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, John Lithgow

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All That Jazz Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

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Santa Claus: The Movie John Lithgow, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith

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Kinsey Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow

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Leap Year Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Matthew Goode

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Orange County Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

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A Civil Action John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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Out Cold John Lithgow, Randy Quaid, Teri Garr

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Don Quixote John Lithgow, Isabella Rossellini, Bob Hoskins

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Obsession John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold

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Homegrown Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell

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2010 Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Candice Bergen

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A Good Man in Africa Sean Connery, John Lithgow, Diana Rigg

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The Big Fix John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss, Bonnie Bedelia

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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, John Lithgow

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah

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Princess Caraboo Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Phoebe Cates

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Shrek 4-D Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Confessions of a Shopaholic Isla Fisher, John Goodman, John Lithgow

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This Is 40 Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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Big Blonde John Lithgow, Sally Kellerman

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

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Silent Fall Liv Tyler, John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss

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Johnny Skidmarks Jack Black, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand

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Distant Thunder John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Jamey Sheridan

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Traveling Man John Lithgow, Chynna Phillips, Jonathan Silverman

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Lives of the Saints is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Lithgow Movies
Lives of the Saints Meg Ryan, Kat Dennings, 50 Cent

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Secret Service Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt

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Rich Kids John Lithgow, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Dooley

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

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World War II: When Lions Roared Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins

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Love, Cheat & Steal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Lithgow Movies
Love, Cheat & Steal John Lithgow, Mädchen Amick, Eric Roberts