The Best Tony Curtis Movies

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

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Tony Curtis worked with many famous directors, including big names like Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski. Is Tony Curtis your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Rod Steiger and Lee Marvin films lists too.

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  • Some Like It Hot
    1
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
    102 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
    After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising ...more

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  • Spartacus
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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
    88 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
    The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the ...more

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  • The Vikings
    3
    Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh
    82 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
    Viking Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas) doesn't know it, but his most fearsome enemy, the slave Eric (Tony Curtis), is actually his half brother. Their feud only intensifies when Einar kidnaps Princess ...more

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  • Operation Petticoat
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    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill
    89 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
    Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) is in charge of the submarine "Sea Tiger," which was badly damaged at a Philippine shipyard by a Japanese air raid. Seeking to make sail before an ...more

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  • Houdini
    5
    Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher
    85 votes
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: George Marshall
    While working as a Coney Island entertainer, Harry Houdini (Tony Curtis) meets and falls madly in love with Bess (Janet Leigh). The two quickly marry, and with her at his side, the magician begins ...more

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  • The Defiant Ones
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    Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel
    73 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
    In 1950s America, members of a chain gang are being transported through the South when their truck crashes. Two of the convicts, John "Joker" Jackson (Tony Curtis) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier), ...more

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