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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.

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson

    Released1993

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Lea Thompson, Rob Schneider...  more
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    The Wild Life

    Lea Thompson, Randy Quaid

    Released1984

    Directed byArt Linson

    The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Art Linson. The film is only available on VHS and Laserdisc in pan and scan with stereo analog tracks. No DVD...  more
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    All the Right Moves

    Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Chapman

    All the Right Moves is a 1983 drama film directed by Michael Chapman and starring Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Chris Penn, and Gary Graham. It was filmed on location during WPIAL...  more

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    Spy School

    Taylor Momsen, AnnaSophia Robb

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Blutman

    Spy School is a 2008 American comedy-drama film, released outside the United States as Doubting Thomas or Lies and Spies. The films stars Forrest Landis and AnnaSophia Robb as the lead characters....  more
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    Jane Doe

    Jessy Schram, Lea Thompson

    Released2006

    Directed byArmand Mastroianni

    Jane Doe is the name of a series of nine TV mystery movies released by the Hallmark Channel between 2005 and 2008, and now appearing regularly on the Hallmark Movie Channel. While on the Hallmark...  more
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    Some Kind of Wonderful

    Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure

    Released1987

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 American romance film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson. It is one of the several successful teen dramas written by John Hughes in the...  more

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    The Unspoken Truth

    Lea Thompson, Robert Englund

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Werner

    The Unspoken Truth is a 1995 crime drama TV movie written by J.A Mitty and directed by Peter Werner....  more
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    The Little Rascals

    Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1994

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang, a series...  more

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    Exit Speed

    Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn

    Released2008

    Directed byScott Ziehl

    Exit Speed is an action-drama film by Sabbatical Pictures. The film was directed by Scott Ziehl, and stars Desmond Harrington, Julie Mond, Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn, David Rees Snell and Fred Ward....  more
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    SpaceCamp

    Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston

    Released1986

    Directed byHarry Winer

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    Howard the Duck

    Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones

    Released1986

    Directed byWillard Huyck

    Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and...  more

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    Come Away Home

    Lea Thompson, Thomas Gibson

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug McKeon

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    The Trouble with the Truth

    Lea Thompson, Danielle Harris

    Released2011

    Directed byJim Hemphill

    The Trouble with the Truth is a 2011 American romantic drama film written and directed by Jim Hemphill. Starring John Shea and Lea Thompson as two divorcees meeting after their daughter's engagement,...  more
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    Jaws 3-D

    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson

    Released1983

    Directed byJoe Alves

    Jaws 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett, Jr. It is the second sequel to Steven Spielberg's...  more

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    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and...  more

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    Nightbreaker

    Martin Sheen, Lea Thompson

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Markle

    Nightbreaker is a 1989 television movie starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Joe Pantoliano and Lea Thompson....  more
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    Article 99

    Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson

    Released1992

    Directed byHoward Deutch

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    The Substitute Wife

    Farrah Fawcett, Lea Thompson

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Werner

    The Substitute Wife is a 1994 television movie, starring Farrah Fawcett, along with Lea Thompson and Peter Weller....  more
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    Fish Don't Blink

    Lea Thompson, Wil Wheaton

    Released2002

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    Stealing Christmas

    Betty White, Lea Thompson

    Released2003

    Directed byGregg Champion

    Stealing Christmas is an American television film starring Tony Danza and Lea Thompson. It premiered on USA Network in 2003. As of 2009, it was shown in the 25 Days of Christmas programming block on...  more
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    Dennis the Menace

    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

    Released1993

    Directed byNick Castle

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    California Dreaming

    Lea Thompson, Dave Foley

    Released2007

    Directed byLinda Voorhees

    California Dreaming is a 2007 film written and directed by Linda Voorhees starring Lea Thompson, Dave Foley and Patricia Richardson. It was premiered at the 2007 Omaha Film Festival....  more
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    J. Edgar

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts

    Released2011

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. The...  more

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