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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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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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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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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda, Stephen Tobolowsky
Single White Female is a 1992 American 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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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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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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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jennifer Jason Leigh Movies
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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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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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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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. In 1997 the ...more
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jennifer Jason Leigh Movies
Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman
Road to Perdition is a 2002 American 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 stars ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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