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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?"

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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Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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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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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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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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Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson
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. ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Come Away Home Lea Thompson, Thomas Gibson, Martin Mull
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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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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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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 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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Fish Don't Blink Lea Thompson, Wil Wheaton, Dee Wallace
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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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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.