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The Best John Leguizamo Movies 

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

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

Examples include The Honeymooners and Waco.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Leguizamo movies?" and "What are the greatest John Leguizamo roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with John Leguizamo include names like M. Night Shyamalan, Brian De Palma and Tony Scott.

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Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Leguizamo Movies
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 1993

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Carlito's Way is a 1993 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. ...more

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Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1995

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more

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Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

Released: 2009

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Jeffrey Jones, John Leguizamo, Joe Morton

Released: 1997

Directed by: Paul Miller

The Pest is a 1997 American comedy film inspired by the classic short story "The Most Dangerous Game". Comedian John Leguizamo plays a Puerto Rican con artist in Miami, Florida named ...more
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Denise Richards, Isabella Rossellini, Fat Joe

Released: 2002

Directed by: Franc. Reyes

Empire is a 2002 gangster film starring John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard.

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Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

Released: 1990

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1996

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan

Released: 2008

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more

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Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

Released: 2006

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Ice Age: The Meltdown is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film Ice Age. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century ...more

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Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé

Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero film loosely based on the comic book of the same name, by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and co-written by Mark A.Z. ...more

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Dennis Hopper, Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo

Released: 1993

Directed by: Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel

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Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut. The film stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo. The ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

Released: 2012

Directed by: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier

Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. It was written by Jason Fuchs and Michael Berg, and ...more

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Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

Released: 2005

Directed by: George A. Romero

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Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt

Released: 2020

Directed by: Michael Cristofer

The Night Clerk is a 2020 American crime drama film directed by Michael Cristofer. A Voyeuristic front desk clerk (Tye Sheridan) at a hotel becomes a person of interest in a murder that takes ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

Released: 2001

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It tells the story of a young English poet/writer, Christian, who ...more

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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, Denis Leary

Released: 2011

Directed by: Karen Disher

TV appearance Thursday in “A Mammoth Christmas” (Fox, 8 p.m.), a holiday special that doubles as an early promotion for “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which will hit theaters on July 13, 2012.
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Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jean-François Richet

Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Lynch, John Turturro

Released: 2002

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Collateral Damage is a 2002 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo and John Turturro. The film ...more

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Wesley Snipes, Patton Oswalt, Natasha Lyonne

Released: 2002

Directed by: David S. Goyer

Zig Zag is a 2002 film directed by David S. Goyer, based on the 1999 novel by Landon J. Napoleon.
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Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

Released: 1999

Directed by: Spike Lee

Summer of Sam is a 1999 American thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer
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Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

Released: 1989

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Furman

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Jennifer Beals, Caroline Munro, John Leguizamo

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jeffrey Arsenault

Night Owl, a 1993 vampire film shot in New York's Alphabet City and directed by Jeffrey Arsenault, starred John Leguizamo and James Raftery as Jake, a brooding vampire/squatter who picks up ...more