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The Best Lily Tomlin Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 659 votes 148 voters 12.5k views28 items

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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?"

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    9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    9 to 5

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton

    Released1980

    Directed byColin Higgins

    9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed... more on Wikipedia

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    A Prairie Home Companion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    A Prairie Home Companion

    Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert Altman

    A Prairie Home Companion is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Robert Altman in his final... more on Wikipedia

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    Shadows and Fog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster

    Released1992

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars... more on Wikipedia

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    The Pink Panther 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    The Pink Panther 2

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin

    Released2009

    Directed byHarald Zwart

    The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 American detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. It is... more on Wikipedia

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    And the Band Played On is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    And the Band Played On

    Ian McKellen, Steve Martin

    Released1993

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    And the Band Played On is a 1993 American television film docudrama directed by Roger... more on Wikipedia

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    Big Business is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Big Business

    Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin

    Released1988

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Incredible Shrinking Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    The Incredible Shrinking Woman

    Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty

    Released1981

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 science fiction/comedy film directed by Joel... more on Wikipedia
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    Blue in the Face is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Blue in the Face

    Madonna, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul Auster, Harvey Wang, Wayne Wang

    Blue in the Face is a 1995 comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. It stars Harvey... more on Wikipedia

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    Krippendorf's Tribe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Krippendorf's Tribe

    Mila Kunis, Jenna Elfman

    Released1998

    Directed byTodd Holland

    Krippendorf's Tribe is a 1998 film adaptation of Frank Parkin's novel of the same name,... more on Wikipedia

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    Nashville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Nashville

    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of... more on Wikipedia

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    I Heart Huckabees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    I Heart Huckabees

    Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American philosophical comedy film from Fox Searchlight. It was... more on Wikipedia

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    The Search for Signs of Intell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Bailey

    The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is the filmed version of the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Tea with Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Tea with Mussolini

    Cher, Judi Dench

    Released1999

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    Tea with Mussolini is a 1999 Anglo-Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco... more on Wikipedia
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    Short Cuts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Short Cuts

    Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia
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    The Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    The Walker

    Willem Dafoe, Lauren Bacall

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Schrader

    The Walker is a 2007 American-British drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. It is... more on Wikipedia
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    The Procession is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    The Procession

    Lily Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Released2012

    Directed byRob Festinger

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    Getting Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Getting Away with Murder

    Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin

    Released1996

    Directed byHarvey Miller

    Getting Away with Murder is a 1996 comedy film written and directed by Harvey Miller. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Ponyo

    Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

    Released2008

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese... more on Wikipedia

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    All of Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    All of Me

    Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin

    Released1984

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    All of Me is a 1984 fantasy comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ant Bully is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    The Ant Bully

    Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn A. Davis

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

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    Moment by Moment is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Moment by Moment

    John Travolta, Lily Tomlin

    Released1978

    Directed byJane Wagner, Jane C. Wagner

    Moment by Moment is a 1978 film starring John Travolta and Lily Tomlin. The film was written... more on Wikipedia
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    Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Lily is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    Lily

    Lily Tomlin
    Lily is an American comedy variety show television special aired by CBS Television in 1973.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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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,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Late Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lily Tomlin Movies
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    The Late Show

    Lily Tomlin, Art Carney

    Released1977

    Directed byRobert Benton

    The Late Show is a 1977 neo-noir, mystery film written and directed by Robert Benton and... more on Wikipedia

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