Best John Lithgow movies

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Best John Lithgow movies
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TOP 25:
Obsession
Obsession
John Lithgow as: Robert Lasalle
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1976
New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.

TOP 24:
The Homesman
The Homesman
John Lithgow as: Reverend Dowd
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 2014
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs, to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women head east, where a waiting minister and his wife have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best William Fichtner movies?


TOP 23:
Pitch Perfect 3
Pitch Perfect 3
John Lithgow as: Fergus
Genre: Comedy, Music
Release: 2017
After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anna Camp movies?

TOP 22:
Love Is Strange
Love Is Strange
John Lithgow as: Ben
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlie Tahan movies?

TOP 21:
Late Night
Late Night
John Lithgow as: Walter Newbury
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2019
A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Amy Ryan movies?


TOP 20:
Footloose
Footloose
John Lithgow as: Reverend Shaw Moore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1984
When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Marcia Gay Harden movies?

TOP 19:
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle
John Lithgow as: Bruce Derringer
Genre: Drama, War, Action
Release: 1990
The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Courtney Gains movies?

TOP 18:
2010
2010
John Lithgow as: Dr. Walter Curnow
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1984
While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Helen Mirren movies?


TOP 17:
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
John Lithgow as: Blake Edwards
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2004
The turbulent personal and professional life of actor Peter Sellers (1925-1980), from his beginnings as a comic performer on BBC Radio to his huge success as one of the greatest film comedians of all time; an obsessive artist so dedicated to his work that neglected his loved ones and sacrificed part of his own personality to convincingly create that of his many memorable characters.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Fry movies?

TOP 16:
Kinsey
Kinsey
John Lithgow as: Alfred Seguine Kinsey
Genre: Drama
Release: 2004
Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of human behavior.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Veronica Cartwright movies?

TOP 15:

Bombshell

Bombshell
John Lithgow as: Roger Ailes
Genre: Drama
Release: 2019
Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alanna Ubach movies?


TOP 14:

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
John Lithgow as: Roberta Muldoon
Genre: Drama
Release: 1982
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Swoosie Kurtz movies?

TOP 13:

The Day After

The Day After
John Lithgow as: Joe Huxley
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, TV Movie
Release: 1983
In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tamlyn Tomita movies?

TOP 12:

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls
John Lithgow as: Jerry Harris
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2006
Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Karoline Herfurth movies?

TOP 11:

Leap Year

Leap Year
John Lithgow as: Jack Brady
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 2010
When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to marry her. Fate has other plans, however, and Anna winds up on the other side of the Emerald Isle with handsome, but surly, Declan -- an Irishman who may just lead Anna down the road to true love.


TOP 10:

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen
John Lithgow as: Senator Conyers
Genre: Drama, History, War, TV Movie
Release: 1995
During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.

TOP 9:

The Accountant

The Accountant
John Lithgow as: Lamar Black
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2016
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

TOP 8:

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment
John Lithgow as: Sam Burns
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1983
Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

TOP 7:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
John Lithgow as: Charles Rodman
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2011
Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

TOP 6:

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies
John Lithgow as: Himself
Genre: Documentary, History
Release: 2015
A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers, and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, "What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?"


TOP 5:

All That Jazz

All That Jazz
John Lithgow as: Lucas Sergeant
Genre: Drama
Release: 1979
Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

TOP 4:

Blow Out

Blow Out
John Lithgow as: Burke
Genre: Thriller
Release: 1981
Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust.

TOP 3:

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane
John Lithgow as: Senator Ronald Sperling
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2016
An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

TOP 2:

Shrek

Shrek
John Lithgow as: Lord Farquaad (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2001
It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

TOP 1:

Interstellar

Interstellar
John Lithgow as: Donald
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2014
The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.



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