The Best Tony Curtis Movies Films

The Best Tony Curtis Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing contains films like Drop Dead Darling and Sweet Smell of Success.

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


Tony Curtis worked with many famous directors, including big names like Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski. Is Tony Curtis your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Rod Steiger and Lee Marvin films lists too.



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    Some Like It Hot

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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  2. 2
    + 65
    - 7
    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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  3. 3
    + 47
    - 7
    Sweet Smell of Success

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Nick Adams

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  4. 4
    + 54
    - 11
    Houdini

    Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Tor Johnson

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  5. 5
    + 50
    - 9
    The Defiant Ones

    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney

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  6. 6
    + 49
    - 10
    Operation Petticoat

    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross

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  7. 7
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    - 8
    The Boston Strangler

    Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy

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  8. 8
    + 52
    - 13
    The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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  9. 9
    + 44
    - 11
    The Great Race

    Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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  10. 10
    + 36
    - 7
    Sex and the Single Girl

    Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda

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  11. 11
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    - 7
    Trapeze

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida

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    - 6
    The Great Impostor

    Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Raymond Massey

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    - 1

    40 Pounds of Trouble Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch

  14. 14
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    - 5
    The Black Shield of Falworth

    Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Patrick O'Neal

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  15. 15
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    - 6
    The Perfect Furlough

    Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Elaine Stritch

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    - 2
    The Prince Who Was a Thief

    The Prince Who Was a Thief Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane

  17. 17
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    - 7
    Kings Go Forth

    Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis

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    - 8
    Taras Bulba

    Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Sam Wanamaker

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    - 5
    Boeing Boeing

    Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter

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    + 7
    - 0
    City Across the River

    City Across the River Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter, Jeff Corey

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    - 1
    Son of Ali Baba

    Son of Ali Baba Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie

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    + 20
    - 5
    Goodbye Charlie

    Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn

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    + 20
    - 5
    The Last Tycoon

    Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston

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    + 18
    - 4
    The Outsider

    The Outsider Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Bruce Bennett

  25. 25
    + 21
    - 7
    The List of Adrian Messenger

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    + 20
    - 7
    Captain Newman, M.D.

    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis

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    + 15
    - 3
    Criss Cross

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Yvonne De Carlo

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    - 3
    Beachhead

    Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, John Doucette

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    - 4
    Insignificance

    Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell

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    - 5
    The Manitou

    Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith, Tony Curtis

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    - 6
    Winchester '73

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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    + 15
    - 4
    Who Was That Lady?

    Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis

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    - 5

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    + 18
    - 7
    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence

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    - 0
    Center of the Web

    Tony Curtis, Charlene Tilton, Robert Davi

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    + 6
    - 0
    Six Bridges to Cross

    Six Bridges to Cross Tony Curtis, Sal Mineo

  37. 37
    + 10
    - 1
    The Purple Mask

    The Purple Mask Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Gene Barry

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    + 11
    - 2
    Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came

    Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette

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    - 3
    Paris When It Sizzles

    Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich

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    - 3
    Mister Cory

    Tony Curtis, Martha Hyer

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    - 4
    Not with My Wife, You Don't!

    Tony Curtis, George C. Scott, Virna Lisi

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    + 14
    - 5
    Monte Carlo or Bust!

    Dudley Moore, Tony Curtis, Peter Cook

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    + 14
    - 5
    Don't Make Waves

    Claudia Cardinale, Sharon Tate, Tony Curtis

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  44. 44
    + 9
    - 1
    The Midnight Story

    Tony Curtis, Gilbert Roland, Marisa Pavan

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    + 10
    - 2
    Murder in Three Acts

    Murder in Three Acts Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov, Emma Samms

  46. 46
    + 11
    - 3
    The Immortals

    Chris Rock, Tia Carrere, Tony Curtis

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  47. 47
    + 12
    - 4
    The Rat Race

    Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Tony Curtis

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    + 8
    - 1
    Tarzan in Manhattan

    Tony Curtis, Jan-Michael Vincent, Joe Lara

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    + 11
    - 4
    Francis

    Tony Curtis, Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina

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    + 14
    - 7
    The Mirror Crack'd

    Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Novak

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