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

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

List films include The Jackal, True Grit and many additional films as well.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best J. K. Simmons movies?" and "What are the greatest J. K. Simmons roles of all time?"

Uwe Boll and Woody Allen are among those who have directed J.K. Simmons at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If J.K. Simmons movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hiddleston too.

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Whiplash J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle based on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band. Starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, the ...more

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Thank You for Smoking Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It ...more

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Spider-Man 2 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Spider-Man Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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Burn After Reading Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and ...more

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
Up in the Air George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more

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I Love You, Man Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly I Love You, Man is a 2009 American bromantic comedy film originally titled Let's Be Friends and written by Larry Levin before John Hamburg rewrote and directed the film. It stars Paul Rudd and ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
Spider-Man 3 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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MegaMind Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered ...more

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The Ladykillers Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell The Ladykillers is a 2004 American black comedy thriller film directed, written, produced and edited by the Coen brothers and starring Tom Hanks, with a supporting cast that includes J. K. ...more

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True Grit Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough ...more

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The Ref Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary The Ref is a 1994 American black comedy film directed by Ted Demme, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Denis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey.

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The Gift Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves The Gift is a 2000 American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother. ...more

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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. The film is a loose remake of the 1973 movie ...more

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The Cider House Rules Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John Irving's novel of the same name. The film won two Academy Awards, and was nominated for the ...more

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The First Wives Club Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear The First Wives Club is a 1996 comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Narrated by Diane Keaton, it stars Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as ...more

The Best Michael B. Jordan Movies

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Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt Jennifer's Body is a 2009 black comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Fox portrays a ...more

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Celebrity Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

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New In Town Renée Zellweger, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons A Miami businesswoman is transferred to rural Minnesota, and while she is there she re-evaluates her big-city values.

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Blackstone Sasha Grey, J.K. Simmons, Meeghan Holaway Blackstone is a 2011 short thriller film written by Dan DeNicola and directed by George Tunis.

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Anastasia Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

The Best NC-17 Romance Movies

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Extreme Measures Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman Extreme Measures is a 1996 thriller film based on Michael Palmer's 1991 novel of the same name, dealing with the ethics of medical sacrifices.

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3 Geezers! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
3 Geezers! Tim Allen, J.K. Simmons, Randy Couture Geezers! is a 2011 Comedy film written by Randle Schumacher, Eric Radzan and Tony Cummings and directed by Michelle Schumacher.

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978. Mark Wahlberg ...more

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The Astronaut Farmer Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, J.K. Simmons The Astronaut Farmer is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael Polish, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Mark. The story focuses on a Texas rancher who constructs a rocket in ...more

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Hidalgo Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding ...more

The 12 Most Extreme Actor Transformations

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Aliens in the Attic Ashley Tisdale, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Nealon Aliens in the Attic is a 2009 American family science fiction comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises and starring Carter Jenkins, Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Henri ...more

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The Vicious Kind Brittany Snow, J.K. Simmons, Adam Scott The Vicious Kind is a 2009 drama film directed and written by Lee Toland Krieger. The screenplay was originally set in a small town in Rhode Island, but the film was shot in Norfolk, CT, which ...more

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The Music Never Stopped J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, Mía Maestro The Music Never Stopped is a 2011 drama film directed by Jim Kohlberg.

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Path to War Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Gary Sinise Path to War is a 2002 American biographical television film, produced by HBO and directed by John Frankenheimer that deals directly with the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of United States ...more

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The Mexican Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more

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Postal J.K. Simmons, Dave Foley, Verne Troyer Postal is a 2007 action comedy film co-written and directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Chris Coppola, Jackie Tohn, J.K. Simmons, Verne Troyer, Larry Thomas, David ...more

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Harsh Times Eva Longoria, Christian Bale, J.K. Simmons Harsh Times is a 2005 American crime film set in South Los Angeles. The film stars Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez, and was written and directed by David Ayer, who wrote the script for the ...more

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Beautiful Joe Sharon Stone, J.K. Simmons, Billy Connolly Beautiful Joe is a 2000 American - British film written and directed by Stephen Metcalfe. It stars Sharon Stone and Billy Connolly, with supporting roles by Ian Holm, Dann Florek, and Gil

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Face Down J.K. Simmons Face Down is a 1997 tv film directed by Thom Eberhardt.

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Off The Map Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Amy Brenneman Off the Map is a 2003 drama film directed by Campbell Scott. The play and screenplay were written by Joan Ackermann. An eccentric family lives a separate existence from that of the outside ...more

The Most Ridiculously Simple Questions Women Can't Agree On

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3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Elizabeth Mitchell, J.K. Simmons, Barry Pepper 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story is a 2004 television movie produced by ESPN documenting the life of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, his poor upbringing in Kannapolis, North Carolina, his rise to ...more

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Post Grad Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch Post Grad is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Vicky Jenson and starring Alexis Bledel, about a recent college graduate who moves back in with her family while she figures out what she ...more

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For Love of the Game Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title by Michael Shaara. It is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. The film ...more

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Contraband Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons Contraband is an 2012 American action crime thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas ...more

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Pom Poko Megumi Hayashibara, Shincho Kokontei III, Akira Kamiya Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated fantasy film, the eighth written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. Consistent with Japanese folklore, the tanuki are portrayed as ...more

13 Facts You Never Knew About Robert Downey Jr.'s Time In Prison

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Crossing Fields J.K. Simmons, Meadow Sisto

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A Beginner's Guide to Endings Tricia Helfer, J.K. Simmons, Harvey Keitel A Beginner's Guide to Endings is a 2010 film directed by Jonathan Sobol and starring Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan, and J.K. Simmons.

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Red Sands J.K. Simmons, Shane West, Aldis Hodge Red Sands is a 2009 horror film set in Parvan Province, Afghanistan in September 2002. The film is directed by Alex Turner, whose previous effort was Dead Birds, in 2004.

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Autumn in New York Winona Ryder, Richard Gere, Rachel Nichols Autumn in New York is a 2000 American romantic drama film directed by Joan Chen and starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia. Written by Allison Burnett, the film is about a ...more

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Anna Paquin, J.K. Simmons, Aidan Quinn Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a 2007 television film adapted from the book of the same name by Dee Brown. The film was written by Daniel Giat, directed by Yves Simoneau and produced by HBO ...more

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Love Walked In J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary, Terence Stamp Love Walked In is a 1997 Argentine-American film noir drama/thriller film co-written and directed by Juan José Campanella and starring Denis Leary, Terence Stamp and Aitana ...more

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Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal Rendition is a 2007 abduction thriller film directed by Gavin Hood and starring Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Omar Metwally. It centers on the ...more

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The Way of War Cuba Gooding Jr., J.K. Simmons, Lance Reddick The Way of War is a 2009 American film directed by John Carter from a screenplay by John Carter and Scott Schafe. Filming took place largely in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.