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The Best Jimmy Smits Movies

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

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

Items on this list include Murder in Mind and Vital Signs.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jimmy Smits movies?" and "What are the greatest Jimmy Smits roles of all time?"
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  • 1

    My Family

    Jennifer Lopez, Mary Steenburgen
    46
    11

    Released1995

    Directed byGregory Nava

    My Family is a 1995 independent American drama film directed by Gregory Nava, written by Nava and Anna Thomas, and starring Jimmy Smits, Edward James Olmos, and Esai Morales. The film depicts three...  more
  • 2

    Switch

    Téa Leoni, Ellen Barkin
    43
    11

    Released1991

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Switch is a 1991 comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards, based on George Axelrod's play Goodbye Charlie. The movie stars Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams and Lorraine Bracco....  more

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  • 3

    Price of Glory

    Ron Perlman, Jimmy Smits
    27
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byCarlos Ávila

    Price of Glory is a 2000 American sports drama film written by Phil Berger, directed by Carlos Avila and starring Jimmy Smits. The movie was nominated for several ALMA Awards in 2001. The film was...  more
  • 4

    Running Scared

    Billy Crystal, Jimmy Smits
    21
    4

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Running Scared is a 1986 action/comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Peter Hyams, written by Gary Devore and Jimmy Huston, and starring Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, and Jimmy...  more

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  • 5

    Old Gringo

    Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck
    22
    8

    Released1989

    Directed byLuis Puenzo

    Old Gringo is a 1989 film directed by Luis Puenzo and co-written with Aída Bortnik, based on the novel Gringo Viejo by Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. The film stars Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, and...  more

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  • 6

    The Jane Austen Book Club

    Emily Blunt, Maggie Grace
    18
    8

    Released2007

    Directed byRobin Swicord

    The Jane Austen Book Club is a 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler, focuses on a...  more

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  • 7

    Bless the Child

    Christina Ricci, Kim Basinger
    18
    8

    Released2000

    Directed byChuck Russell

    Bless the Child is a 2000 American horror-thriller film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Angela Bettis, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, and Holliston Coleman. It is based...  more

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  • 8

    The Believers

    Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits
    16
    6

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    The Believers is a horror/neo-noir film directed by John Schlesinger, released in 1987 and starring Martin Sheen, Robert Loggia and Helen Shaver. It is based on the 1982 novel The Religion by...  more
  • 9

    The Million Dollar Hotel

    Mel Gibson, Milla Jovovich
    14
    6

    Released2000

    Directed byWim Wenders

    The Million Dollar Hotel is a 2000 American drama film based on a concept story by Bono and Nicholas Klein; directed by Wim Wenders; and starring Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, and Mel Gibson. The...  more
  • 10

    Mother and Child

    Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington
    12
    6

    Released2009

    Directed byRodrigo García

    Mother and Child is an American drama film directed and written by Rodrigo García. It premiered on September 14, 2009, at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and at the Sundance Film...  more
  • 11

    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
    13
    9

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the...  more

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  • 12

    Fires Within

    Vincent D'Onofrio, Jimmy Smits
    2
    4

    Released1991

    Directed byGillian Armstrong

    Fires Within is a 1991 film directed by Gillian Armstrong. It stars Jimmy Smits and Greta Scacchi....  more
  • 13

    Vital Signs

    Diane Lane, Jimmy Smits
    8
    2

    Released1990

    Directed byMarisa Silver

    Vital Signs is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Marisa Silver. A group of college students studying medicine has to come with terms with the tension that goes inside a surgery room....  more
  • 14

    The Cisco Kid

    Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin
    2
    4

    Directed byLuis Valdez

    The Cisco Kid is an American 1994 TV movie which updated the successful 1950s comedy western television series and 1940s movie serial. The film was written by Michael Kane and directed by Luis...  more
  • 15

    Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

    Whoopi Goldberg, Wesley Snipes
    2
    6

    Released2004

  • 16

    Gross Misconduct

    Naomi Watts, Jimmy Smits
    2
    7

    Released1993

    Directed byGeorge T. Miller

    Gross Misconduct is a 1993 thriller film directed by George T. Miller. It stars Jimmy Smits and Naomi Watts. It was nominated for an award by the Australian Film Institute in 1993. The film has been...  more
  • 17

    Adventures in Wild California

    Jimmy Smits, Roy E. Disney
    0
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byGreg MacGillivray

    Adventures in Wild California is a 70mm American documentary film showcasing the scenery and extreme sports found in California. It is narrated by Golden Globe-winning actor Jimmy Smits and was...  more
  • 18

    Murder in Mind

    Mary-Louise Parker, Jimmy Smits
    0
    4

    Released1997

    Murder In Mind is a 1997 crime film directed by Andrew Morahan....  more
  • 19

    Rockabye

    Valerie Bertinelli, Jason Alexander
    0
    4

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard Michaels

    Rockabye is a 1986 made-for-TV crime drama film, starring Valerie Bertinelli, Rachel Ticotin, Jason Alexander, and Jimmy Smits....  more
  • 20

    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
    11
    8

    Released2002

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    (22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin Skywalker...  more

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  • 21

    Hispanic Hollywood

    Rita Moreno, Jimmy Smits
    0
    4

    Released2000

    This is a special that celebrates the legacy on the silver screen of Hispanic entertainers, from the early "Latin Lover" exemplified by Valentino to modern celebrities such as Antonio Banderas and...
  • 22

    The Tommyknockers

    Marg Helgenberger, Traci Lords
    8
    4

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Power

    The Tommyknockers is a 1993 television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It was directed by John Power, and starred Marg Helgenberger and Jimmy Smits in the two lead...  more
  • 23

    Lackawanna Blues

    Liev Schreiber, Julie Benz
    6
    6

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Lackawanna Blues is a 2005 TV movie directed by George C. Wolfe....  more
  • 24

    Backyard

    Ana de la Reguera, Jimmy Smits
    8
    11

    Released2009

    Directed byCarlos Carrera

    "Sometime in 1996, a terrifying phenomenon surfaced in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. In this now-infamous city, young women are regularly murdered. Most often, no arrests are made or charges laid for the...  more