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The Best J. K. Simmons Movies  

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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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J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller
This film 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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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
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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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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Juno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
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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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
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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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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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
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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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Geezers! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best J. K. Simmons Movies
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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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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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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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
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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