Best Movies of John Lithgow

Shrek (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 200 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $267.65M

Lead Role: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, | Director:

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.


Blow Out (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: null

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.


Love Is Strange (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $2.25M

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.


Bombshell (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: null

A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.


Late Night (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $15.50M

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.


The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: null

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.


Cliffhanger (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $84.05M

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.


Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $7.12M

A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.


Pet Sematary (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $54.72M

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.


Footloose (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $80.00M

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.


The Tomorrow Man (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $0.35M

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.


Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $29.76M

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.


Leap Year (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 103 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 33 | Earnings: $0.01M

Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.


Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 94 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 30 | Earnings: $104.01M

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.


The World According to Garp (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.


2010 (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.


The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.


Obsession (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.


At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.34M

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ...


The Big Fix (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.



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