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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?"

Lea Thompson has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Mary Stuart Masterson and David Faustino in terms of fame and success.

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd 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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Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more

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Some Kind of Wonderful Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson 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 ...more

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Howard the Duck Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson 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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The Beverly Hillbillies Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin 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 ...more

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Red Dawn Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson Red Dawn is a 1984 American war 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 ...more

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Dennis the Menace Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. This, however, is not the first live-action Dennis the Menace film: The first ...more

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All the Right Moves Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson 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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SpaceCamp Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston, Lea Thompson SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry B. Williams and inspired by the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Directed by Harry Winer from ...more

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The Trouble with the Truth Lea Thompson, Danielle Harris, Keri Lynn Pratt 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 ...more

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The Wild Life Lea Thompson, Randy Quaid, Rick Moranis 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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Spy School Taylor Momsen, AnnaSophia Robb, Lea Thompson 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 ...more

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The Little Rascals Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks 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 ...more

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Exit Speed Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn, Fred Ward 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 ...more

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Come Away Home Lea Thompson, Thomas Gibson, Martin Mull

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

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Jaws 3-D Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett 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 ...more

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Article 99 Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson, Forest Whitaker Article 99 is a 1992 American dramedy film written by Ron Cutler and directed by Howard Deutch. It was produced by Orion Pictures and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker, John ...more

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California Dreaming Lea Thompson, Dave Foley, Ethan Phillips 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.

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Jane Doe Jessy Schram, Lea Thompson, Joe Penny 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 ...more

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Splinterheads Lea Thompson, Rachael Taylor, Christopher McDonald Splinterheads is a 2009 comedy film written and directed by Brant Sersen.

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The Wizard of Loneliness Lea Thompson, Lukas Haas, Dylan Baker The Wizard of Loneliness is a 1988 drama film directed by H. Anne Riley.

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Stealing Christmas Betty White, Lea Thompson, Tony Danza 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 ...more

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Fish Don't Blink Lea Thompson, Wil Wheaton, Dee Wallace

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Fatal Secrets Lea Thompson, Dina Meyer, Ed Begley^! Jr. Fatal Secrets is a 2009 drama thriller film written by Kathy Sharony and directed by Meir Sharony.

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J. Edgar Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black, the film focuses on the career of FBI director J. Edgar ...more

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

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The Right to Remain Silent Patrick Dempsey, Lea Thompson, Laura San Giacomo The Right To Remain Silent is a play by Mark Fauser and Brent Briscoe that was adapted for a television movie in 1996 starring Robert Loggia and Lea Thompson.

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The Substitute Wife Farrah Fawcett, Lea Thompson, Peter Weller The Substitute Wife is a 1994 television movie, starring Farrah Fawcett, along with Lea Thompson and Peter Weller.

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Senior Skip Day Tara Reid, Lea Thompson, Clint Howard

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Mayor Cupcake Judd Nelson, Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch Mayor Cupcake is a 2011 comedy drama family film written by Art D'Alessandro and Alex Pires and directed by Alex Pires.

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Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer Lea Thompson, Wendie Malick, Amy Pietz Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer also known as I Was a 7th Grade Dragonslayer is a 2010 live action fantasy film directed by Andrew Lauer.

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Rock Slyde Andy Dick, Lea Thompson, Jason Alexander Rock Slyde is a 2009 comedy film written and directed by Chris Dowling, and produced by Will Wallace, Josh Young, and Milan Chakraborty. This independent production stars Patrick Warburton, Andy ...more

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The Gatekeeper John Goodman, Lea Thompson, Jana Kramer The Gatekeeper is a 2011 comedy horror thriller film written and directed by Isaac Meisenheimer.

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The Convincer Lea Thompson, Billy Crudup, Alan Arkin The Convincer is a 2011 crime drama film directed by Jill Sprecher and written by Karen and Jill Sprecher.