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

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Skipped Parts and Rush are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more

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Single White Female Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda, Stephen Tobolowsky Single White Female is a 1992 American erotic thriller film based on John Lutz's novel SWF Seeks Same. The film stars Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh and is directed by Barbet Schroeder.

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The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell The Hitcher is a 1986 action horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.

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Dolores Claiborne Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by Taylor Hackford.

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Rush Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman Rush is a 1991 American crime/drama film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck and based on a novel written by Kim Wozencraft. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Patric as two cops in the 1970s who ...more

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Bastard out of Carolina Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern Bastard out of Carolina is a 1996 film made by Showtime Networks, directed by Anjelica Huston. It is based on a novel by Dorothy Allison and adapted for the screen by Anne Meredith. Jena Malone ...more

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jennifer Jason Leigh Movies
Backdraft Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Backdraft is a 1991 action thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, ...more

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Margot at the Wedding Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film premiered August 31, 2007 at the 34th Telluride Film Festival.

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Short Cuts Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver. ...more

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The Hudsucker Proxy Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director. The film stars ...more

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The Love Letter Jennifer Jason Leigh, Estelle Parsons, Campbell Scott Adaptation of the science fiction short story by Jack Finney: Scotty Corrigan, an engaged thirty-something, purchases an antique desk and finds a letter written in 1863 by its original owner, ...more

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Miami Blues Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nora Dunn Miami Blues is a 1990 action-crime-thriller-film based on the novel of the same name by Charles Willeford. It stars Alec Baldwin, Fred Ward, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by George ...more

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Synecdoche, New York Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is Kaufman's directorial debut. The plot follows an ...more

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Last Exit to Brooklyn Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Baldwin Last Exit to Brooklyn is a 1989 German-British drama film directed by Uli Edel and adapted by Desmond Nakano from Hubert Selby Jr.'s novel of the same name.

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The Man Who Wasn't There Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the title role. Also featured are Tony ...more

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The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside The Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Scott Kosar. The film stars Christian Bale with Jennifer Jason Leigh, John ...more

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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham, Matthew Broderick Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle is a 1994 American film scripted by screenwriter/director Alan Rudolph and former Washington Star reporter Randy Sue Coburn. Directed by Rudolph, it starred ...more

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Existenz Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law. As in Videodrome, ...more

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Heart of Midnight Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Vaccaro Heart of Midnight is a 1988 American thriller film written and directed by Matthew Chapman and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh. The story follows a young woman with a troubled past who has a hard ...more

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Kansas City Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harry Belafonte Kansas City is a 1996 crime film, directed by Robert Altman, and featuring numerous jazz tracks. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy and Steve Buscemi ...more

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The Anniversary Party Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming.

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Georgia Jennifer Jason Leigh, John C. Reilly, Mare Winningham Georgia is a 1995 American independent film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham. In the film, Leigh played Sadie Flood, a punky barroom singer who has a complicated, jealous but ...more

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Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jennifer Jason Leigh Movies
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman Road to Perdition is a 2002 American crime thriller film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self, from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film ...more

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The Jacket Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller film directed by John Maybury that is partly based on the Jack London novel The Star Rover. Massy Tadjedin wrote the screenplay based on a story by ...more

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The Best Little Girl in the World Jennifer Jason Leigh The Best Little Girl in the World is a 1981 television film directed by Sam O'Steen and executive produced by Aaron Spelling. The film is based upon the 1978 novel of the same name written by ...more

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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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Washington Square Jennifer Garner, Maggie Smith, Jennifer Jason Leigh Washington Square is a 1997 American drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. The screenplay by Carol Doyle is based on the 1880 novel of the same name by Henry James, which was filmed as The ...more

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A Thousand Acres Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange A Thousand Acres is an American motion picture drama directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Robards. It is an adaptation of ...more

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Eyes of a Stranger Jennifer Jason Leigh, Luke Halpin, Lauren Tewes Eyes of a Stranger is a 1981 slasher film directed by Ken Wiederhorn. It features makeup effects by Tom Savini and stars Jennifer Jason Leigh in one of her earliest roles.

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Easy Money Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones Easy Money is a 1983 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by James Signorelli and written by ...more

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Wrong Is Right Sean Connery, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Leslie Nielsen Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man With the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film directed by Richard Brooks from his own script based on Charles McCarry's novel The Better Angels. The ...more

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The Big Picture Teri Hatcher, Kevin Bacon, John Cleese The Big Picture is a 1989 American comedy film starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest.

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Palindromes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur Palindromes is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz. It references Solondz's 1995 film, Welcome to the Dollhouse. It competed for the Golden Lion award at the ...more

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The King Is Alive Jennifer Jason Leigh, Janet McTeer, Bruce Davison The King Is Alive is the fourth film to be done according to the Dogme 95 rules. It is directed by Kristian Levring. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film

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Crossed Over Diane Keaton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Maury Chaykin

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Childstar Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz, Dave Foley Childstar is a 2004 comedy film directed and written by Don McKellar. It was screened at several film festivals between September 2004 and July 2005.

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Sister, Sister Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz, Judith Ivey Sister, Sister is a 1987 American Southern Gothic thriller film directed and co-written by Bill Condon. The film stars Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judith Ivey.

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Buried Alive Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Matheson, William Atherton Buried Alive is a 1990 television film directed by Frank Darabont.

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Crooked Hearts Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joshua Jackson Crooked Hearts is a 1991 film directed by Michael Bortman.

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Skipped Parts Drew Barrymore, Mischa Barton, Jennifer Jason Leigh Skipped Parts, is a movie based on Tim Sandlin's book of the same name. Skipped Parts is the first in a series of novels based on the lives of Maury and Sam, the second and final being Sorrow ...more

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Hey Arnold!: The Movie Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sorvino Hey Arnold!: The Movie is a 2002 comedy animated film based on the 1996 Nickelodeon animated television series Hey Arnold!. The film follows Arnold, Gerald, and Helga on a quest to save their ...more

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The Men's Club Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harvey Keitel, Stockard Channing The Men's Club is a 1986 drama film directed by Peter Medak, based on the novel of the same name by Leonard Michaels. It stars Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, Treat Williams, David ...more

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Under Cover Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Harris, Barry Corbin Under Cover is a 1987 film directed by John Stockwell. It stars David Neidorf and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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The First Time Jennifer Jason Leigh, Susan Anspach After running away with her boyfriend, a teenager is searched for by her mother and an old friend in San Diego.

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Thanks of a Grateful Nation Jennifer Jason Leigh, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson Thanks of a Grateful Nation is a 1998 television film.

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The Quickie Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lesley Ann Warren, Dean Stockwell The Quickie is a 2001 crime drama film directed by Sergey Bodrov.

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Greenberg Ben Stiller, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dave Franco Greenberg is a 2010 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Greenberg was produced by ...more

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Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ming-Na Wen, Keith David Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle is a 1999 animated action film.