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The Best Lily Tomlin Movies

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

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

List includes Getting Away with Murder, Disney's The Kid and more.

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


  • 1

    9 to 5

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton
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  • 2

    A Prairie Home Companion

    Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep
    A Prairie Home Companion is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Robert Altman in his final...  more
  • 3

    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster
    Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars...  more

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  • 4

    The Pink Panther 2

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin
    The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 American detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. It is...  more

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  • 5

    And the Band Played On

    Ian McKellen, Steve Martin
    And the Band Played On is a 1993 American television film docudrama directed by Roger...  more

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  • 6

    Big Business

    Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin
    Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The...  more
  • 7

    The Incredible Shrinking Woman

    Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty
    The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 science fiction/comedy film directed by Joel...  more
  • 8

    Blue in the Face

    Madonna, Michael J. Fox
    Blue in the Face is a 1995 comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. It stars Harvey...  more

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  • 9

    Krippendorf's Tribe

    Mila Kunis, Jenna Elfman
    Krippendorf's Tribe is a 1998 film adaptation of Frank Parkin's novel of the same name,...  more

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  • 10


    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin
    Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of...  more

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  • 11

    I Heart Huckabees

    Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher
    I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American philosophical comedy film from Fox Searchlight. It was...  more

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  • 13

    Tea with Mussolini

    Cher, Judi Dench
    Tea with Mussolini is a 1999 Anglo-Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco...  more
  • 14

    Short Cuts

    Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore
    Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay...  more

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  • 15

    The Walker

    Willem Dafoe, Lauren Bacall
    The Walker is a 2007 American-British drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. It is...  more
  • 16

    The Procession

    Lily Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    The Procession is a 2012 short comedy film written and directed by Robert Festinger....
  • 17

    Getting Away with Murder

    Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin
    Getting Away with Murder is a 1996 comedy film written and directed by Harvey Miller. The film...  more
  • 18


    Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
    Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese...  more

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  • 19

    All of Me

    Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin
    All of Me is a 1984 fantasy comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and...  more
  • 20

    The Ant Bully

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    The Ant Bully is a 2006 American computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy film written and...  more


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  • 21

    Moment by Moment

    John Travolta, Lily Tomlin
    Moment by Moment is a 1978 film starring John Travolta and Lily Tomlin. The film was written...  more
  • 22

    Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle

    Lily Tomlin
    Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle was an animated television special created by Lily...  more
  • 23


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  • 24

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson
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  • 25

    The Late Show

    Lily Tomlin, Art Carney
    The Late Show is a 1977 neo-noir, mystery film written and directed by Robert Benton and...  more

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