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List Rules Vote for your favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Tommy Lee Jones movies of all time prove that he’s one of the top actors currently active. Since the 1970s, he has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning his first Golden Globe nomination in 1980. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeds $2.5 billion.

Jones started acting on Broadway in the 1969 production of A Patriot for Me and landed his first film role the very next year. For most of the 1970s, Tommy Lee Jones’ acting credits were fairly diversified, as he worked in film, TV, and stage productions. His first big film role was the 1980 Loretta Lynn biopic, Coal Miner's Daughter.

From the ‘80s onward, Tommy Lee Jones had many smash hits, including Men in Black, JFK, Batman Forever, and more. His more recent works have included the Matt Damon blockbuster Jason Bourne and the historical drama Lincoln.

So what are the best Tommy Lee Jones movies of all time? Is it his first big hit Coal Miner’s Daughter or something newer, such as Captain America: The First Avenger? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies below. Movie trailers have been included if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Tommy Lee Jones role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Tommy Lee Jones movies should be as a comprehensive as possible. 

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tommy Lee Jones movies?" and "What are the greatest Tommy Lee Jones roles of all time?" If you enjoy Tommy Lee Jones' no-nonsense acting approach, you might also enjoy our list of best Josh Brolin movies and best Robert Duvall movies

Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard have both worked with Tommy Lee Jones over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Tommy Lee Jones have also been known to enjoy films starring Willem Dafoe and James Earl Jones.

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The Park Is Mine Tommy Lee Jones, Yaphet Kotto, Helen Shaver

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The River Rat Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dennehy, Martha Plimpton

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Mechanic: Resurrection Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones

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Emperor Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, Masatō Ibu

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Broken Vows Tommy Lee Jones, Annette O'Toole, David Strathairn

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The Package Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier

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Black Moon Rising Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn

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April Morning Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Susan Blakely

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Fire Birds Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young

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The Betsy Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurence Olivier

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Nate and Hayes Tommy Lee Jones, Jenny Seagrove, Michael O'Keefe

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Stranger on My Land Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Richard Anderson

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Stormy Monday Sting, Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith

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Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Miles, Robert Conrad

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Yuri Nosenko, KGB Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Lauter, Josef Sommer

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto

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Eliza's Horoscope Tommy Lee Jones, Richard Manuel, Marcel Sabourin

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The Big Town Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Matt Dillon