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The Best Jamie Lee Curtis Movies

Updated September 20, 2019 5.1k votes 517 voters 36.8k views

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

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

List below includes Halloween, Trading Places, True Lies, and more films from Jamie Lee Curtis' filmography. 

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jamie Lee Curtis movies?" and "What are the greatest Jamie Lee Curtis roles of all time?"

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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John...  more

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    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

    True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and...  more

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  • A Fish Called Wanda3
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton

    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was...  more

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  • Trading Places4
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd...  more

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  • Halloween II5
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    Halloween II

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey

    Released1981

    Directed byRick Rosenthal

    Halloween II is a 1981 slasher horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written and...  more

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  • Christmas with the Kranks6
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    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel...  more
  • Freaky Friday7
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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

    Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It...  more

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  • Perfect8
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    Perfect

    John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1985

    Directed byJames Bridges

    Perfect is a 1985 American film drama, directed by James Bridges and starring John Travolta...  more
  • My Girl9
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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice...  more

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  • Grandview, U.S.A.10
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    Grandview, U.S.A.

    Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cusack

    Released1984

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Grandview, U.S.A. is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser. It stars...  more

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  • Blue Steel11
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    Blue Steel

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore

    Released1989

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Blue Steel is a 1989 American action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and starring...  more

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  • Roadgames12
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    Roadgames

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Franklin

    Road Games is a 1981 Australian thriller film directed by Richard Franklin. The film stars...  more
  • Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story13
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    Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Reed

    Released1981

    Directed byGabrielle Beaumont

    Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story is a 1981 American television film directed...  more
  • Queens Logic14
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    Queens Logic

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Bacon

    Released1991

    Directed bySteve Rash

    Queens Logic is a 1991 comedy from Seven Arts Pictures starring Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino,...  more
  • Drowning Mona15
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    Drowning Mona

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Ferrell

    Released2000

    Directed byNick Gomez

    This film is a 2000 comedy-mystery film starring Danny DeVito as Wyatt Rash, a local police...  more

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  • The Tailor of Panama16
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    The Tailor of Panama

    Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    The Tailor of Panama is a 2001 Irish-American spy thriller film directed by John Boorman and...  more
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension17
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    Released1984

    Directed byW. D. Richter

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo...  more

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  • My Girl 218
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    My Girl 2

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1994

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    My Girl 2 is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Christine Ebersole,...  more

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  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later19
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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment...  more

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  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua20
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    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2008

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney...  more

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  • Annie Oakley21
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    Annie Oakley

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Brian Dennehy

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Lindsay-Hogg

  • Halloween22
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

    Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the...  more

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  • Prom Night23
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    Prom Night

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow

    Released1980

    Directed byPaul Lynch

    Prom Night is a 1980 Canadian slasher film directed by Paul Lynch, based on a story by Robert...  more

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  • Spare Parts24
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    Spare Parts

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei

    Released2015

    Directed bySean McNamara

  • Molly & Roni's Dance Party25
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    Molly & Roni's Dance Party

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Baldwin

    Released2005

    Molly and Roni's Dance Party is a 2005 family film....  more