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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?"

James Cameron and Joe Roth are among those who have directed Jamie Lee Curtis at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Jamie Lee Curtis have also been known to enjoy films starring Andie MacDowell and Tobey Maguire.

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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more

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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 heist-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline ...more

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Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more

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John Carpenter's The Fog Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling The Fog is a 1980 American horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film. It stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, ...more

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Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more

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My Girl Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the ...more

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Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards Halloween II is a 1981 slasher horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. It is the second installment in the Halloween series and is a ...more

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Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen Prom Night is a 1980 Canadian slasher film directed by Paul Lynch, based on a story by Robert Guza, Jr., and starring Leslie Nielsen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The story concerns a group of high ...more

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment in the Halloween film series. It is directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, LL Cool ...more

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Terror Train Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanity, David Copperfield Terror Train is a 1980 slasher film, directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Johnson and David Copperfield. It follows the members of a college fraternity who played a ...more

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Blue Steel Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins Blue Steel is a 1989 American action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver and Clancy Brown. Blue Steel was originally set to be released by ...more

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Christmas with the Kranks Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, ...more

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Perfect John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carly Simon Perfect is a 1985 American film drama, directed by James Bridges and starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film was based on a series of articles that appeared in Rolling Stone ...more

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Forever Young Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood Forever Young is a 1992 film with elements of romance, drama and science fiction, directed by Steve Miner, starring Mel Gibson, Elijah Wood and Jamie Lee Curtis. The screenplay was written by J. ...more

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My Girl 2 Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Anna Chlumsky My Girl 2 is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Christine Ebersole, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Austin O'Brien, and Roland Thomson. It's a sequel to 1991's My ...more

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Drowning Mona Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Ferrell, Danny DeVito Drowning Mona is a 2000 comedy-mystery film starring Danny DeVito as Wyatt Rash, a local police chief from Verplanck, New York, who investigates the mysterious death of Mona Dearly, a spiteful, ...more

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Fierce Creatures Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline Fierce Creatures is a 1997 farcical comedy film. While not literally a sequel, Fierce Creatures is a spiritual successor to the 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda. Both films star John Cleese, Jamie ...more

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Love Letters Jamie Lee Curtis, Sally Kirkland, Amy Madigan Love Letters is a 1984 film from director Amy Holden Jones which Roger Corman agreed to finance following her success with Slumber Party Massacre. It is a romantic drama that stars Jamie Lee

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Virus Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin Virus is a 1999 science fiction action thriller film directed by visual effects artist John Bruno. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland, the film is based on a Dark ...more

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House Arrest Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Tilly House Arrest is a 1996 comedy film. The film was directed by Harry Winer who has directed other films but is more prolific as a television series director. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and ...more

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Roadgames Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach, Alan Hopgood Road Games is a 1981 Australian thriller film directed by Richard Franklin. The film stars Stacy Keach as a truck driver, and Jamie Lee Curtis as a hitchhiker.

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Grandview, U.S.A. Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh Grandview, U.S.A. is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carole Cook, Ramon Bieri, ...more

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the first in the Beverly Hills Chihuaha series. It is directed by Raja Gosnell and was released ...more

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You Again Kristen Bell, Dwayne Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis You Again is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Moe Jelline. The film stars Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman and Betty White. The ...more

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Mother's Boys Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanessa Redgrave, John C. McGinley Mother's Boys is a 1994 thriller film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Halloween Resurrection Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 American horror film and eighth installment in the Halloween film series. Directed by Rick Rosenthal, who had also directed Halloween II in 1981, the film ...more

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Dominick and Eugene Jamie Lee Curtis, Ray Liotta, David Strathairn Dominick and Eugene is a 1988 American drama film directed by Robert M. Young about twin brothers, Dominick and Eugene. Dominick has an intellectual disability due to an accident in his youth. ...more

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is a 1984 American science fiction film. It was directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and ...more

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The Tailor of Panama Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Radcliffe The Tailor of Panama is a 2001 Irish-American spy thriller film directed by John Boorman and starring Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush. Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Radcliffe, ...more

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Nicholas' Gift Jamie Lee Curtis, Alan Bates, Isabella Ferrari Nicholas' Gift is a 1998 television film directed by Robert Markowitz. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Alan Bates. Curtis was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys is a 2001 computer-animated feature film directed by Bill Kowalchuk for GoodTimes Entertainment. It was released on video and DVD on ...more

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Terror in the Aisles Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John ...more

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Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Reed, Bruce Weitz Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story is a 1981 American television film directed by Gabrielle Beaumont. It is a true dramatization of the life and the murder of Playboy Playmate of ...more

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Amazing Grace and Chuck Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Alex English Amazing Grace and Chuck is a 1987 film starring Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis and William Petersen. The film was directed by Mike Newell. It was released on VHS in the UK as Silent Voice.

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Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, James Franco, Jamie Lee Curtis The Veronica Mars Movie Project is a 2014 Shorty Special Awards-nominated/winning kickstarter curated by Rob Thomas.

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As Summers Die Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, C. C. H. Pounder As Summers Die is a 1986 drama film directed by Jean-Claude Tramont. It was filmed in Georgia as a made for HBO original movie and later released on VHS. It stars Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, ...more

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A Man in Love Jamie Lee Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Greta Scacchi A Man in Love is a 1987 French-Italian drama film directed by Diane Kurys. Her first English language film, it was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

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Daddy and Them Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Preston Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, ...more

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The Little Engine That Could Jamie Lee Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Brenda Song The Little Engine That Could is a 2011 CGI film based on the story by Watty Piper. The film was released direct to DVD in the United States on March 22, 2011.

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Spare Parts Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Alexa Vega

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The Return of Spinal Tap Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis, Martin Short

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Queens Logic Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich Queens Logic is a 1991 comedy from Seven Arts Pictures starring Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, Joe Mantegna, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Malkovich, Ken Olin, Chloe Webb and Tom Waits. It was directed ...more

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Homegrown Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell When a Pot Baron (Lithgown) is killed in a remote field in Northern California and his three farm hands (Phillippe, Thornton and Azaria) are the only witnesses, an odd comedy ensues as they try ...more

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Dan O'Herlihy Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a 1982 American science fiction horror film. The film is the third installment in the Halloween franchise and notable for being the only entry in the series ...more

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The Kid & I Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Shannon Elizabeth The Kid & I is a 2005 American comedy film starring Tom Arnold and Eric Gores.

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Molly & Roni's Dance Party Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Baldwin, Molly Lorenz Molly and Roni's Dance Party is a 2005 family film.

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Annie Oakley Jamie Lee Curtis, Brian Dennehy, Cliff DeYoung

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John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach

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Paul McCartney and Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin