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The Best Lea Thompson Movies

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

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

List ranges from Nightbreaker to Red Dawn and more.

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


  • 1

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty...  more

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  • 2

    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third...  more

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  • 3

    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox
    Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second...  more

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  • 4

    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze
    Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin...  more

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  • 5

    Howard the Duck

    Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones
    Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and...  more

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  • 6


    Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston
    SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry...  more

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  • 7

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson
    The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney,...  more
  • 8

    The Wild Life

    Lea Thompson, Randy Quaid
    The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Art...  more

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  • 9

    Dennis the Menace

    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
    Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic...  more

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  • 10

    Spy School

    Taylor Momsen, AnnaSophia Robb
    Spy School is a 2008 American comedy-drama film, released outside the United States as...  more
  • 11

    Exit Speed

    Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn
    Exit Speed is an action-drama film by Sabbatical Pictures. The film was directed by Scott...  more
  • 12

    Jane Doe

    Jessy Schram, Lea Thompson
    Jane Doe is the name of a series of nine TV mystery movies released by the Hallmark Channel...  more
  • 13

    The Unspoken Truth

    Lea Thompson, Robert Englund
    The Unspoken Truth is a 1995 crime drama TV movie written by J.A Mitty and directed by Peter...  more
  • 14

    The Little Rascals

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    The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and...  more

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  • 15

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure
    Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 American romance film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart...  more

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  • 16

    Jaws 3-D

    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson
    Jaws 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis...  more

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  • 17

    The Trouble with the Truth

    Lea Thompson, Danielle Harris
    The Trouble with the Truth is a 2011 American romantic drama film written and directed by Jim...  more
  • 18

    Come Away Home

    Lea Thompson, Thomas Gibson
  • 19

    Article 99

    Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson
    Article 99 is a 1992 American dramedy film written by Ron Cutler and directed by Howard...  more
  • 20


    Martin Sheen, Lea Thompson
    Nightbreaker is a 1989 television movie starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Joe Pantoliano...  more
  • 21

    The Substitute Wife

    Farrah Fawcett, Lea Thompson
    The Substitute Wife is a 1994 television movie, starring Farrah Fawcett, along with Lea...  more
  • 22

    Fish Don't Blink

    Lea Thompson, Wil Wheaton
  • 23

    Stealing Christmas

    Betty White, Lea Thompson
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  • 24

    California Dreaming

    Lea Thompson, Dave Foley
    California Dreaming is a 2007 film written and directed by Linda Voorhees starring Lea...  more
  • 25

    J. Edgar

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    J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint...  more

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