The best movies with Jack Lemmon

List of the 10 best movies starring Jack Lemmon, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
It Happened to Jane
10

It Happened to Jane

Role in movie: George Denham
I

s the story of a widow, with two children, who raises lobsters in a small Maine town, who takes on a mighty railroad whose indifference had caused her to lose a shipment. She is assisted in her battle by smalltown lawyer/boyfriend

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Missing
9

Missing

Role in movie: Ed Horman
B

ased on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.

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The Odd Couple
8

The Odd Couple

Role in movie: Felix Ungar
F

elix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual.

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JFK
7

JFK

Role in movie: Jack Martin
N

ew Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

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It Should Happen to You! (It Should Happen to You)
6

It Should Happen to You! (It Should Happen to You)

Role in movie: Pete Sheppard
G

ladys Glover has just lost her modeling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things, making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city.

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The Player
5

The Player

Role in movie: Himself
A

studio executive is being blackmailed by a writer whose script he rejected but which one? Loaded with Hollywood insider jokes.

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Hamlet
4

Hamlet

Role in movie: Marcellus
H

amlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's.

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Days of Wine and Roses
3

Days of Wine and Roses

Role in movie: Joe Clay
A

n alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

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The Apartment
2

The Apartment

Role in movie: C.C. Baxter
B

ud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

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Some Like It Hot
1

Some Like It Hot

Role in movie: Jerry (Daphne)
T

wo musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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Jack Lemmon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Lemmon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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