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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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The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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148 19
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The Odd Couple Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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110 15
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Mister Roberts Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney

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107 16
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Days of Wine and Roses Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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86 20
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Irma la Douce Shirley MacLaine, James Caan, Jack Lemmon

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78 18
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The Fortune Cookie Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Lurene Tuttle

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91 31
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The Great Race Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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84 27
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Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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81 26
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The China Syndrome Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon

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90 32
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The Out-of-Towners Jack Lemmon, Billy Dee Williams, Anne Meara

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91 34
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Grumpy Old Men Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon

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63 18
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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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58 15
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How to Murder Your Wife Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Claire Trevor

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57 15
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Missing Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

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76 29
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12 Angry Men Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza

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56 17
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Bell, Book and Candle James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

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63 22
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Avanti! Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill

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49 16
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Save the Tiger Jack Lemmon, Liv Lindeland, Barton MacLane

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57 24
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Good Neighbor Sam Jack Lemmon, Barbara Bouchet, Edward G. Robinson

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44 16
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The Front Page Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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46 18
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My Fellow Americans Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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63 31
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Grumpier Old Men Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah

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40 14
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It Should Happen to You Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday, John Saxon

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34 10
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Dad Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Jack Lemmon

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35 11
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft, Jack Lemmon

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34 11
The Wackiest Ship in the Army is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jack Lemmon Movies
The Wackiest Ship in the Army Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, Richard Anderson

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The Notorious Landlady Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire

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25 8
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Airport '77 Christopher Lee, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland

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Out to Sea Jack Lemmon, Dyan Cannon, Walter Matthau

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29 12
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Under the Yum Yum Tree Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Paul Lynde

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30 13
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The Legend of Bagger Vance Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon

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23 8
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Phffft Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday

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My Sister Eileen Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett

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34 18
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The Odd Couple II Jack Lemmon, Christine Baranski, Amy Yasbeck

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17 4
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Inherit the Wind Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie

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22 9
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Cowboy Jack Lemmon, Glenn Ford, Strother Martin

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21 10
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Short Cuts Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins

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17 7
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Tuesdays with Morrie Hank Azaria, Jack Lemmon, Caroline Aaron

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18 8
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The April Fools Catherine Deneuve, Jack Lemmon, Myrna Loy

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18 9
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It Happened to Jane Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest

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14 6
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Hamlet Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal

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11 4
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Fire Down Below Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum

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The Murder of Mary Phagan Kevin Spacey, William H. Macy, Jack Lemmon

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15 8
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Mass Appeal Jack Lemmon, Charles Durning, Ċ½eljko Ivanek

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The Concorde...Airport '79 Alain Delon, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy

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The Long Way Home Jack Lemmon, Sarah Paulson, Betty Garrett

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11 9
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You Can't Run Away from It Jack Lemmon, June Allyson, Jim Backus

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11 9
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Operation Mad Ball Mickey Rooney, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

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7 6
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Macaroni Jack Lemmon, Marcello Mastroianni, Daria Nicolodi