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The Best Janet Leigh Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Who Was That Lady? and Wives and Lovers, in it.

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

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  • Holiday Affair1
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    Holiday Affair

    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh

    Released1949

    Directed byDon Hartman

    Holiday Affair is a black-and-white 1949 light romantic comedy film starring Robert Mitchum... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Naked Spur2
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    The Naked Spur

    James Stewart, Janet Leigh

    Released1953

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Naked Spur is a 1953 Technicolor American western film directed by Anthony Mann and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Safari3
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    Safari

    Janet Leigh, Victor Mature

    Released1955

    Directed byTerence Young

    Safari is a 1956 British film, directed by Terence Young and set during the Mau Mau Uprising... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Houdini4
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    Houdini

    Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Houdini is a 1953 biographical film about the life of the magician and escapologist Harry... more on Wikipedia
  • Rogue Cop5
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    Rogue Cop

    Janet Leigh, Anne Francis

    Released1954

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    Rogue Cop is a 1954 film noir directed by Roy Rowland, based on the novel by William P.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Psycho6
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Prince Valiant7
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    Prince Valiant

    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner

    Released1954

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Prince Valiant is a 1954 adventure film in Technicolor and Cinemascope, based on the comic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Grand Slam8
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    Grand Slam

    Janet Leigh, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1967

    Directed byGiuliano Montaldo

    Grand Slam is a 1967 Italian crime film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and stars Edward G... more on Wikipedia
  • The Romance of Rosy Ridge9
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    The Romance of Rosy Ridge

    Janet Leigh, Van Johnson

    Released1947

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    The Romance of Rosy Ridge is a 1947 drama film about a rural community still bitterly divided... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • That Forsyte Woman10
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    That Forsyte Woman

    Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn

    Released1949

    Directed byCompton Bennett

    That Forsyte Woman is a 1949 romance film starring Greer Garson, Errol Flynn, Walter Pidgeon,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Touch of Evil11
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    Touch of Evil

    Charlton Heston, Orson Welles

    Released1958

    Directed byOrson Welles

    Touch of Evil is a 1958 American thriller film, written, directed by, and co-starring Orson... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Who Was That Lady?12
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    Who Was That Lady?

    Dean Martin, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Who Was That Lady? is a 1960 comedy film starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, and Janet... more on Wikipedia
  • Pete Kelly's Blues13
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    Pete Kelly's Blues

    Jayne Mansfield, Ella Fitzgerald

    Released1955

    Directed byJack Webb

    Pete Kelly's Blues is a 1955 film based on the 1951 original radio series. It was directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Manchurian Candidate14
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John... more on Wikipedia

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  • Little Women15
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    Little Women

    Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh

    Released1949

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Little Women is a 1949 American feature film. Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Black Shield of Falworth16
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    The Black Shield of Falworth

    Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis

    Released1954

    Directed byRudolph Maté

    The Black Shield of Falworth is a 1954 film made by Universal-International, produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Vikings17
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    The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor.... more on Wikipedia
  • Harper18
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    Harper

    Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall

    Released1966

    Directed byJack Smight

    Harper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's... more on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia

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  • Three on a Couch20
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    Three on a Couch

    Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh

    Released1966

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    Three on a Couch is a comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. Filmed from September... more on Wikipedia
  • My Sister Eileen21
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    My Sister Eileen

    Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh

    Released1955

    Directed byRichard Quine

    My Sister Eileen is a 1955 American CinemaScope musical film directed by Richard Quine. It... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Words and Music22
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    Words and Music

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1948

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Wives and Lovers23
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    Wives and Lovers

    Janet Leigh, Shelley Winters

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Rich

    Wives and Lovers is a 1963 comedy film directed by John Rich.
  • One Is a Lonely Number24
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    One Is a Lonely Number

    Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas

    Released1972

    Directed byMel Stuart

    One Is a Lonely Number is a 1972 drama film directed by Mel Stuart and starring Trish Van... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Scaramouche25
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    Scaramouche

    Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker

    Released1952

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button