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The Best Michael J. Fox Movies

Updated December 23, 2019 3.4k votes 678 voters 45.6k 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.

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    Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Back to the Future Part III
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Back to the Future Part II
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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 on Wikipedia

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    The Secret of My Success
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    The Secret of My Success

    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox

    Released1987

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Doc Hollywood
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Teen Wolf
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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 on Wikipedia

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    High School U.S.A.
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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 on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    The American President
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 9
    Greedy
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    Greedy

    Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox

    Released1994

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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    The Hard Way
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    The Hard Way

    Christina Ricci, LL Cool J

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • 11
    Casualties of War
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    Casualties of War

    Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • 12
    Stuart Little
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    Stuart Little

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released1999

    Directed byRob Minkoff

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  • 13
    For Love or Money
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    For Love or Money

    Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar

    Released1993

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 14
    Bright Lights, Big City
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    Bright Lights, Big City

    Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1988

    Directed byJames Bridges

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  • 15
    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Don't Drink the Water
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    Don't Drink the Water

    Woody Allen, Michael J. Fox

    Released1994

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    The Frighteners
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    The Frighteners

    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    Blue in the Face
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    Blue in the Face

    Madonna, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul Auster, Harvey Wang, Wayne Wang

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    Mars Attacks!
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Coldblooded
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    Coldblooded

    Michael J. Fox, Janeane Garofalo

    Released1995

    Directed byWallace Wolodarsky

    Coldblooded is a 1995 black comedy/thriller film about hitmen directed by Wallace Wolodarsky... more on Wikipedia
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    Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored
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    Roast of Denis Leary: Uncensored

    Elizabeth Hurley, Michael J. Fox

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Fortenberry

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  • 22
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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    The Magic 7
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    The Magic 7

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kevin Bacon

    Released2008

    Directed byRoger Holzberg

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    Light of Day
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Where the Rivers Flow North
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    Where the Rivers Flow North

    Michael J. Fox, Rip Torn

    Released1993

    Directed byJay Craven

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