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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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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Janet Leigh Movies
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more
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Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich
Touch of Evil is a 1958 American thriller film, written, directed by, and co-starring Orson Welles. The screenplay was loosely based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. Along with ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh
The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine
The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor. It was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas. It is based on the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, ...more
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Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Stewart Granger
Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the 1921 novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini as well as the 1923 film version starring Ramón ...more
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Janet Leigh, Ricardo Montalbán, Robert Ryan
Act of Violence is a 1948 American film noir directed by Fred Zinnemann and adapted for the screen by Robert L. Richards from a story by Collier Young, featuring performances by Van Heflin, ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan
Holiday Affair is a black-and-white 1949 light romantic comedy film starring Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. In this modest film, directed and produced by Don Hartman, Mitchum expanded from his ...more
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James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan
The Naked Spur is a 1953 Technicolor American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Janet Leigh, and Robert Ryan. Written by Sam Rolfe and Harold Jack Bloom, the film ...more
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Janet Leigh, Victor Mature, John Justin
Safari is a 1956 British film, directed by Terence Young and set during the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya. Starring Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, Roland Culver, John Justin and Earl Cameron, it was ...more
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Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Tor Johnson
Houdini is a 1953 biographical film about the life of the magician and escapologist Harry Houdini, played by Tony Curtis, co-starring with then-wife Janet Leigh. It was made by Paramount ...more
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Janet Leigh, Anne Francis, Robert Taylor
Rogue Cop is a 1954 film noir directed by Roy Rowland, based on the novel by William P. McGivern, and starring Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, and George Raft.
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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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Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget
Prince Valiant is a 1954 adventure film in Technicolor and Cinemascope, based on the comic strip of the same name by Hal Foster. A young man seeks to join the Knights of the Round Table in order ...more
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Janet Leigh, Edward G. Robinson, Klaus Kinski
Grand Slam is a 1967 Italian crime film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and stars Edward G Robinson, Klaus Kinski and Janet Leigh.
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Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell
The Romance of Rosy Ridge is a 1947 drama film about a rural community still bitterly divided in the aftermath of the American Civil War. It stars Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, and Janet Leigh ...more
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Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn, Greer Garson
That Forsyte Woman is a 1949 romance film starring Greer Garson, Errol Flynn, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Young and Janet Leigh. It is an adaptation of The Man of Property, the first novel in The ...more
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Jayne Mansfield, Ella Fitzgerald, Janet Leigh
Pete Kelly's Blues is a 1955 film based on the 1951 original radio series. It was directed by and starred Jack Webb in the title role of a bandleader and musician. Janet Leigh is featured as ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson
Little Women is a 1949 American feature film. Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name, it was filmed in Technicolor and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay was written by Sally ...more
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Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis
Who Was That Lady? is a 1960 comedy film starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, and Janet Leigh. The movie was made by Ansark-Sidney, distributed by Columbia Pictures, directed by George Sidney, and ...more
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Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Patrick O'Neal
The Black Shield of Falworth is a 1954 film made by Universal-International, produced by Robert Arthur and Melville Tucker and directed by Rudolph Maté. The screenplay was adapted by ...more
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Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Elaine Stritch
The Perfect Furlough is a 1958 romantic service comedy directed by Blake Edwards and written by Stanley Shapiro. Edwards and Shapiro would re-team the following year for another Tony Curtis ...more
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My Sister Eileen Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett
My Sister Eileen is a 1955 American CinemaScope musical film directed by Richard Quine. It stars Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett and Jack Lemmon. The screenplay by Quine and Blake Edwards is based on ...more
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Janet Leigh, Shelley Winters, Van Johnson
Wives and Lovers is a 1963 comedy film directed by John Rich.
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Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Gila Golan
Three on a Couch is a comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. Filmed from September 13-December 1, 1965, it was released on July 7, 1966 by Columbia Pictures. Co-starring are Janet ...more
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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