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

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

This list includes Five Easy Pieces, The Border and more.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Jack Nicholson include names like Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Movie fans who love Jack Nicholson have also been known to enjoy films starring David Hasselhoff and Ice-T.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jack Nicholson Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jack Nicholson Movies
Batman Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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Five Easy Pieces Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Sally Struthers

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Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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Terms of Endearment Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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About Schmidt Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, June Squibb

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The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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The Last Detail Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Gilda Radner

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The Witches of Eastwick Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

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Prizzi's Honor Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

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Hoffa Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton

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SaraMcDonald added Anger Management Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Heather Graham

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The Pledge Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke, Helen Mirren

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wiabux added The Postman Always Rings Twice Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, Anjelica Huston

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wiabux added Wolf Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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Carnal Knowledge Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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wiabux added Reds Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman

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wiabux added Goin' South Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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wiabux added Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

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The Two Jacks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jack Nicholson Movies
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The Passenger Jack Nicholson, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff

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The Crossing Guard Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Anjelica Huston

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wiabux added The Missouri Breaks Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Randy Quaid

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wiabux added The Shooting Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, Millie Perkins

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The Border Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine

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The Little Shop of Horrors Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller, Mel Welles

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Ironweed Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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The Last Tycoon Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston

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The King of Marvin Gardens Jack Nicholson, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern

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wiabux added Heartburn Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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wiabux added The Terror Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Dick Miller

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The Evening Star is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jack Nicholson Movies
wiabux added The Evening Star Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, Juliette Lewis

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wiabux added Psych-Out Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Garry Marshall

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Ragtime Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Fran Drescher

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wiabux added Ride in the Whirlwind Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton, Cameron Mitchell

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wiabux added Blood and Wine Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine

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wiabux added How Do You Know Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson

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wiabux added A Safe Place Jack Nicholson, Orson Welles, Tuesday Weld