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The Best Michael J. Fox Movies

Updated December 23, 2019 3.9k votes 682 voters 45.8k views38 items

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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?"

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  • Back to the Future1
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty...  more

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  • Back to the Future Part II2
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    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second...  more

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  • Back to the Future Part III3
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    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third...  more

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  • For Love or Money4
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    For Love or Money

    Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar

    Released1993

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    For Love or Money is a 1993 romantic comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring...  more
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  • The Secret of My Success5
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    The Secret of My Success

    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox

    Released1987

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    The Secret of My Success is a 1987 American comedy film produced and directed by Herbert Ross,...  more

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  • Doc Hollywood6
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    Doc Hollywood

    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    Doc Hollywood is a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by...  more

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  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire7
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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film...  more

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  • Life with Mikey8
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    Life with Mikey

    Michael J. Fox, Cyndi Lauper

    Released1993

    Directed byJames Lapine

    Life with Mikey is a 1993 comedy film starring Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane,...  more
  • Light of Day9
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    Light of Day

    Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett

    Released1987

    Directed byPaul Schrader

    Light of Day is a 1987 American drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands and Joan...  more

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  • Stuart Little 210
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    Stuart Little 2

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring...  more

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  • Teen Wolf11
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    Teen Wolf

    Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant

    Released1985

    Directed byRod Daniel

    Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation...  more

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  • High School U.S.A.12
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    High School U.S.A.

    Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover

    Released1983

    Directed byRod Amateau

    High School U.S.A. is a 1983 television movie directed by Rodney Amateau. The film originally...  more
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  • Midnight Madness13
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    Midnight Madness

    Michael J. Fox, Paul Reubens

    Released1980

    Directed byDavid Wechter, Michael Nankin

    Midnight Madness is a 1980 comedy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and starring David...  more
  • The American President14
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner...  more

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  • Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild15
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    Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byAudu Paden

    Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild is a 2005 American direct-to-video film directed by Audu...  more
  • Poison Ivy16
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    Poison Ivy

    Michael J. Fox, Adam Baldwin

    Released1985

    Directed byLarry Elikann

    Poison Ivy is a 1985 comedy television movie starring Michael J. Fox, directed by Larry...  more
  • Greedy17
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    Greedy

    Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox

    Released1994

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Greedy is a 1994 comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo...  more

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  • Casualties of War18
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    Casualties of War

    Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    This film is a 1989 drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe,...  more

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  • Stuart Little19
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    Stuart Little

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released1999

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little is a 1999 American family comedy film directed by Rob Minkoff. It is loosely...  more

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  • Bright Lights, Big City20
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    Bright Lights, Big City

    Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1988

    Directed byJames Bridges

    Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film directed by James Bridges and starring...  more

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  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey21
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The...  more

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  • Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam22
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    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1987

    Directed byBill Couturié

    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is an American grammy Award–winning 1987 documentary,...  more

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  • Don't Drink the Water23
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    Don't Drink the Water

    Woody Allen, Michael J. Fox

    Released1994

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Don't Drink the Water is a 1994 television film comedy written and directed by Woody Allen,...  more
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  • Blue in the Face24
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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

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  • Mars Attacks!25
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

    Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton. Earth is...  more
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