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The Best Michael J. Fox Movies 

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

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

Examples include High School U.S.A. and Back to the Future Part II.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michael J. Fox movies?" and "What are the greatest Michael J. Fox roles of all time?"

Michael J. Fox is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tim Burton, Brian De Palma and Peter Jackson. If Michael J. Fox movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Christopher Lloyd and Billy Crystal too.

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Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1990

Directed by: Robert 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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Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater

Released: 1987

Directed by: Herbert Ross

The Secret of My Success is a 1987 American comedy film produced and directed by Herbert Ross, and starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater. The screenplay was written by A.J. Carothers, Jim ...more

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Doc Hollywood Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Doc Hollywood is a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, and Woody Harrelson, ...more

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Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton

Released: 1985

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers that his family has an ...more

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Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rob Minkoff

Stuart Little is a 1999 American family comedy film directed by Rob Minkoff. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by E. B. White. It combines live action and computer animation. The ...more

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Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

Released: 1989

Directed by: Brian De Palma

This film is a 1989 drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during Vietnam. It stars Michael J. Fox ...more

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Greedy Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Greedy is a 1994 comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. The film starred Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, and Nancy Travis, with Phil Hartman, Ed ...more
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The Hard Way Christina Ricci, LL Cool J, Michael J. Fox

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Badham

The Hard Way is a 1991 action-comedy film directed by John Badham, and starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods. Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra, Luis Guzmán, LL Cool J, Delroy Lindo, ...more

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Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Balaban

Released: 1993

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

For Love or Money is a 1993 romantic comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Michael J. Fox and Gabrielle Anwar. It was not a commercial success domestically in North America, ...more

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Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

Released: 1993

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

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Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates

Released: 1988

Directed by: James Bridges

Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film directed by James Bridges and starring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest and Jason Robards, based on the novel ...more
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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

Released: 2001

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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Michael J. Fox, Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Lawler

Released: 1993

Directed by: James Lapine

Life with Mikey is a 1993 comedy film starring Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper and David Krumholtz. Tagline: He's a talent agent. She's a thief. Looks like they've ...more
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Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett, Gena Rowlands

Released: 1987

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Light of Day is a 1987 American drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands and Joan Jett. It was written and directed by Paul Schrader. The original music score was composed by Thomas ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Minkoff

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Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, Dawn Wells

Released: 1983

Directed by: Rod Amateau

High School U.S.A. is a 1983 television movie directed by Rodney Amateau. The film originally aired on NBC on October 16, 1983 and features an ensemble cast including Michael J. Fox, Anthony ...more
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Michael J. Fox, Adam Baldwin, Robert Klein

Released: 1985

Directed by: Larry Elikann

Poison Ivy is a 1985 comedy television movie starring Michael J. Fox, directed by Larry Elikann, and written by Bennett Tramer. The film premiered on Sunday February 10, 1985, was produced by ...more
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Michael J. Fox, Paul Reubens, Stephen Furst

Released: 1980

Directed by: David Wechter, Michael Nankin

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Michael J. Fox, Roddy McDowall, Perry King

Released: 1982

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

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Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino

Released: 1996

Directed by: David R. Ellis

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