The Best Jack Lemmon Movies

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

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

Examples include The Great Race and Operation Mad Ball.

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

Robert Altman and Peter Segal are among those who directed Jack Lemmon at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Jack Lemmon, then check out our lists of the best Rodney Dangerfield and Walter Matthau movies as well.

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  • Some Like It Hot
    1
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Apartment
    2
    Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Odd Couple
    3
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Gene Saks
  • Days of Wine and Roses
    4
    Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • Mister Roberts
    5
    Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy
  • The Fortune Cookie
    6
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Grumpy Old Men
    7
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Donald Petrie
  • The Out-of-Towners
    8
    Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Arthur Hiller
  • Irma la Douce
    9
    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • How to Murder Your Wife
    10
    Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Richard Quine
  • The China Syndrome
    11
    Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: James Bridges
  • The Great Race
    12
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
    13
    Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: James Foley
  • 12 Angry Men
    14
    Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Grumpier Old Men
    15
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Howard Deutch
  • Bell, Book and Candle
    16
    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Richard Quine
  • Good Neighbor Sam
    17
    Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Edward G. Robinson
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: David Swift
  • Missing
    18
    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Costa-Gavras
  • Save the Tiger
    19
    Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: John G. Avildsen
  • The Wackiest Ship in the Army
    20
    Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Richard Murphy
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue
    21
    Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Melvin Frank
  • Avanti!
    22
    Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • It Should Happen to You
    23
    Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • My Fellow Americans
    24
    Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Peter Segal
  • The Front Page
    25
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder