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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?"

Notable directors that worked with Janet Leigh include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Blake Edwards. If Janet Leigh movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Anne Francis and Susan Hayward too.

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Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh
Harper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's novel The Moving Target and adapted for the screen by novelist William Goldman, who admired MacDonald's ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Janet Leigh
Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart. The film stars Mickey Rooney as Hart and Tom Drake as Rodgers, ...more
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Kid Rodelo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Janet Leigh Movies
Kid Rodelo Janet Leigh, Broderick Crawford, Don Murray
Kid Rodelo is a 1966 western film written by Louis L'Amour, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero and Jack Natteford and directed by Richard Carlson.
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In My Sister's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Janet Leigh Movies
In My Sister's Shadow Janet Leigh
In My Sister's Shadow is a 1997 film directed by Sandor Stern.
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Murdock's Gang Janet Leigh
Murdock's Gang is a 1973 film directed by Charles S. Dubin.
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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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The Doctor and the Girl Janet Leigh, Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn
The Doctor and the Girl is a drama film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Glenn Ford. It is also known as Bodies and Souls.
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Janet Leigh, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp
Hills of Home is a 1948 Technicolor drama film, the fourth in a series of seven MGM Lassie films. It starred Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, and Tom Drake.
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Walking My Baby Back Home Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Donald O'Connor
Walking My Baby Back Home is a 1953 American musical comedy film starring Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, and Buddy Hackett. This was Hackett's film debut. Excerpts of the film are used in the ...more
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Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, Ethel Barrymore
The Red Danube is a 1949 American drama film directed by George Sidney and starring Walter Pidgeon. The film was based on the 1947 novel Vespers in Vienna by Bruce Marshall.
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Bing Crosby, Joe DiMaggio, Janet Leigh
Angels in the Outfield is a 1951 American comedy film produced and directed by Clarence Brown and starring Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh. Based on a story by Richard Conlin, the film is about a ...more
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Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, Deborah Kerr
If Winter Comes is a 1947 film directed by Victor Saville.
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Janet Leigh, Ann Miller, Mamie Van Doren
Two Tickets to Broadway is a 1951 musical film written by Hal Kanter and Sid Silvers and directed by James V. Kern.
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh
Living It Up is a 1954 film comedy starring the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Paul Jones. The ...more
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Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Stuart Whitman
An American Dream is a film directed by Robert Gist released on Oct 28, 1966.
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John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Mamie Van Doren
Jet Pilot is a 1957 Cold War action film starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. Written by Jules Furthman and co-produced by Furthman and Howard Hughes, the Technicolor movie went through several ...more
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Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh
Bye Bye Birdie is a 1963 musical comedy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name. The screenplay was written by Michael Stewart and Irving ...more

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Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun
Night of the Lepus, also known as Rabbits, is a 1972 American science fiction horror film based on the 1964 science fiction novel The Year of the Angry Rabbit. Released theatrically on October ...more

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Janet Leigh, Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg
Boardwalk is a 1979 American drama film written by Stephen Verona and Leigh Chapman and directed by Verona. It stars Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg and Janet Leigh. The film is about the Rosen ...more
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Confidentially Connie Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Gene Lockhart
Confidentially Connie is a 1963 film directed by Edward Buzzell.
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Richard Dreyfuss, Janet Leigh, Roddy McDowall
Hello Down There is a 1969 musical comedy film made by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Arnold and Ricou Browning and produced by George Sherman and Ivan Tors from a screenplay by ...more
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Janet Leigh, Peter Lawford, Richard Anderson
Just This Once is a 1952 film directed by Don Weis.
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Janet Leigh, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly
It's a Big Country is a 1951 anthology film directed by 6 directors: Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, and William A. Wellman.
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Janet Leigh, Beverly Garland, Ezio Pinza
Strictly Dishonorable is a 1951 romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, and starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh. It is the second film to be based ...more
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Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Richard Anderson
Fearless Fagan is a 1952 film directed by Stanley Donen and stars Janet Leigh and Carleton Carpenter. It is about a clown who is drafted into the military and tries to sneak his pet lion into ...more