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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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Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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The Defiant Ones Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney The Defiant Ones is a 1958 black and white film which tells the story of two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who are shackled together and who must co-operate in order to survive. It ...more

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The Boston Strangler Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy The Boston Strangler is a 1968 American film based on the true story of the Boston Strangler and the book by Gerold Frank. It was directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Tony Curtis as Albert ...more

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Sweet Smell of Success Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Nick Adams Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 American film noir/drama film made by Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions and released by United Artists. It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and stars Burt ...more

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The Great Race Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more

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The Vikings Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor. It was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas. It is based on the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, ...more

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Houdini Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Tor Johnson Houdini is a 1953 biographical film about the life of the magician and escapologist Harry Houdini, played by Tony Curtis, co-starring with then-wife Janet Leigh. It was made by Paramount ...more

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Operation Petticoat Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. It was the basis for a television series in 1977 starring John Astin in Grant's ...more

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Sex and the Single Girl Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda Sex and the Single Girl is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, and Mel Ferrer. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Captain Newman, M.D. Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis Captain Newman, M.D. is a 1963 film starring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Eddie Albert and Bobby Darin. It was directed by David Miller and filmed on location at ...more

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Trapeze Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida Trapeze is a 1956 circus film directed by Carol Reed and starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida, making her debut in American films. The film is based on Max Catto's novel ...more

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The Great Impostor Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Raymond Massey The Great Impostor is a 1961 movie based on the true story of an impostor named Ferdinand Waldo Demara. Loosely based on Robert Crichton's 1959 biography of the same name, it stars Tony Curtis ...more

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Winchester '73 James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and Stephen McNally. Written by Borden Chase and Robert L. ...more

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The Black Shield of Falworth Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Patrick O'Neal The Black Shield of Falworth is a 1954 film made by Universal-International, produced by Robert Arthur and Melville Tucker and directed by Rudolph Maté. The screenplay was adapted by ...more

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Taras Bulba Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Sam Wanamaker Taras Bulba is a 1962 film loosely based on Nikolai Gogol's short novel, Taras Bulba, starring Yul Brynner in the title role, and Tony Curtis as his son, Andrei, leaders of a Cossack clan on the ...more

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Goodbye Charlie Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn Goodbye Charlie is a 1964 comedy film about a callous womanizer who gets his just reward. It was adapted from George Axelrod's play Goodbye, Charlie and starred Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. ...more

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The Perfect Furlough Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Elaine Stritch The Perfect Furlough is a 1958 romantic service comedy directed by Blake Edwards and written by Stanley Shapiro. Edwards and Shapiro would re-team the following year for another Tony Curtis ...more

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40 Pounds of Trouble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tony Curtis Movies
40 Pounds of Trouble Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch 40 Pounds of Trouble is a 1962 film directed by Norman Jewison that marks his directorial debut. The film was shot on location at Disneyland and Lake Tahoe. It is a retelling of Damon Runyon's ...more

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Boeing Boeing Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter Boeing Boeing is a 1965 American bedroom farce comedy film, based on the 1960 French play Boeing-Boeing, and starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. It was released on December 22, 1965, and was ...more

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The Manitou Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith, Tony Curtis The Manitou is an American horror movie from 1978 with Tony Curtis and Susan Strasberg, based on a 1975 book by Graham Masterton. The movie is based on an old legend about the American Indian ...more

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The Outsider Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Bruce Bennett The Outsider is a 1961 biopic film about Ira Hayes, a Native American who fought in World War II in the United States Marine Corps and was one of the Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. The ...more

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Kings Go Forth Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis Kings Go Forth is a 1958 black-and-white World War II film starring Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood. The screenplay was written by Merle Miller from the novel of the same name by ...more

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The Prince Who Was a Thief Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane The Prince Who Was a Thief is a 1951 swashbuckler film starring Tony Curtis. It was his first film as a star.

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The Mirror Crack'd Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Novak The Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side and directed by Guy Hamilton. It starred Angela Lansbury, Kim ...more

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The Last Tycoon Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon, ...more

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The Count of Monte Cristo Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence The Count of Monte-Cristo is a 1975 television film produced by ITC Entertainment and based upon the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by David ...more

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Beachhead Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, John Doucette Beachhead is a 1954 Technicolor war film based on Captain Richard G. Hubler USMCR's 1945 novel I've Got Mine. It was filmed in Kauai by Aubrey Schenck Productions, released through United ...more

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Insignificance Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell Insignificance is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jeremy Thomas and Alexander Stuart, and adapted by Terry Johnson from his play of the same name. The film ...more

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The List of Adrian Messenger Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 black and white crime thriller about a retired British intelligence officer investigating a series of apparently unrelated deaths. It was directed by John ...more

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Who Was That Lady? Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis Who Was That Lady? is a 1960 comedy film starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, and Janet Leigh. The movie was made by Ansark-Sidney, distributed by Columbia Pictures, directed by George Sidney, and ...more

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Paris When It Sizzles Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich Paris When It Sizzles is a 1964 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Quine and produced by Quine and George Axelrod. The screenplay is by George Axelrod based on the story and film Holiday ...more

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Criss Cross Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Yvonne De Carlo Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, directed by Robert Siodmak from Don Tracy's novel of the same name. This black-and-white film was shot partly on location in the Bunker ...more

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Not with My Wife, You Don't! Tony Curtis, George C. Scott, Virna Lisi Not with My Wife, You Don't! is a 1966 comedy film starred by Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi and George C. Scott. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy. The ...more

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Don't Make Waves Claudia Cardinale, Sharon Tate, Tony Curtis Don't Make Waves is a 1967 American sex farce starring Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Dave Draper and Sharon Tate. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film was directed by Alexander ...more

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tony Curtis Movies
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette Suppose They Gave A War and Nobody Came is a 1970 feature film. The plot is a mixture of comic and dramatic elements and concerns the reactions of a number of World War II veterans to the ...more

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The Purple Mask Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Gene Barry The Purple Mask is a 1955 film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone.

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Mister Cory Tony Curtis, Martha Hyer Mister Cory is a 1957 film by Blake Edwards starring Tony Curtis as a con artist who almost reforms. The film was atypical of Hollywood fare of its day, but found favor with avant garde critics, ...more

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The Rat Race Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Tony Curtis The Rat Race is a 1960 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Tony Curtis and Debbie Reynolds as struggling young entertainment professionals in New York City. Filming took ...more

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Son of Ali Baba Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie Son of Ali Baba is a 1952 film directed by Kurt Neumann.

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Monte Carlo or Bust! Dudley Moore, Tony Curtis, Peter Cook Monte Carlo or Bust! is a 1969 comedy film. The story is based on the Monte Carlo Rally – first raced in 1911 – and the film recalls this general era, set in the 1920s. It is a ...more

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You Can't Win 'Em All Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis, Michèle Mercier You Can't Win 'Em All is a 1970 war film, written by Leo Gordon and directed by Peter Collinson, starring Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson as two American soldiers in 1922 Turkey who protect the ...more

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Lepke Tony Curtis, Michael Callan Lepke is a 1975 film starring Tony Curtis as the Jewish American gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. It is often regarded by film fans as one of Tony Curtis's most underrated movies and ...more

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Murder in Three Acts Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov, Emma Samms Murder in Three Acts is a 1986 British-American television film produced by Warner Bros. Television, featuring Peter Ustinov as Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Directed by ...more

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Regis Philbin The Bad News Bears Go to Japan is a 1978 film release by Paramount Pictures and was the third and last of a series, following The Bad News Bears and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. It ...more

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The Midnight Story Tony Curtis, Gilbert Roland, Marisa Pavan The Midnight Story is a 1957 film noir starring Tony Curtis about a traffic cop who becomes obsessed with finding the murderer of a beloved priest. He becomes friendly with the family of his ...more

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Francis Tony Curtis, Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina Francis is a 1950 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International that launched the Francis the Talking Mule film series. Francis is produced by Robert Arthur, directed by ...more

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Tarzan in Manhattan Tony Curtis, Jan-Michael Vincent, Joe Lara Tarzan in Manhattan is an action adventure CBS television movie. Joe Lara portrays Tarzan, and Kim Crosby appears as Jane Porter. Tony Curtis and Jan-Michael Vincent co-star. The telefilm was ...more

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Six Bridges to Cross Tony Curtis, Sal Mineo Six Bridges to Cross or 6 Bridges to Cross is a 1955 American crime caper film directed by Joseph Pevney of Universal-International. The film starred Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Jay ...more