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List of John Lithgow Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Interstellar (2014)
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26
Interstellar
PG-13
162
26

In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.

Role:
Donald
Directed By:
2. All That Jazz (1979)
12
3
All That Jazz
R
12
3

Joe Gideon leads a very chaotic life and due to excessive sex and drugs, he eventually suffers a heart attack. The three women in his life do their best to save his life.

Starring:
Directed By:
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
51
15
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
PG-13
51
15

In this reboot version of the Planet of the Apes series, scientist Will Rodman’s experimental drug for the cure of Alzheimer's disease gives human-like intelligence and emotions to a chimpanzee, Caesar. When Caesar is separated from Will and imprisoned with other apes, he gives the same drug to the them and begins an uprising against humanity.

Starring:
James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, David Oyelowo, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings
Directed By:
Rupert Wyatt
5. Terms of Endearment (1983)
13
4
Terms of Endearment
PG
13
4

The multiple Academy Award-winning movie features widowed Aurora Greenway and daughter Emma, who share a deep bond despite their frequent squabbles. Lonely after Emma’s marriage, Aurora finds love with neighbor Garrett. Emma, who is facing marital discord and difficulties in managing children, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As Garrett breaks up with Aurora, she keeps her pain aside to be with Emma. 

Directed By:
James L. Brooks
6. Blow Out (1981)
14
4
Blow Out
R
14
4

Blow Out is a mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a sound technician who saves a woman after a car plunges into a creek. However, he could not save the other person, who was a governor running for President. Soon, he realizes that the accident was actually part of a big murder conspiracy.    

Role:
Burke
Starring:
John Travolta, Dennis Franz, Nancy Allen, Peter Boyden
Directed By:
7. The Accountant (2016)
29
11
The Accountant
R
29
11

An intensely dark and thrilling film that follows the life of Christian Wolff, a certified public accountant who works with criminal and terrorist organizations, The Accountant is also known for its action sequences featuring Pencak silat, an Indonesian martial art.

 

Directed By:
Gavin O'Connor
10. The World According to Garp (1982)
12
4
The World According to Garp
R
12
4

T.S. Garp, the son of nurse Jenny Fields from a dying soldier, grows up with an aptitude for fiction writing and freestyle wrestling. Inspired by him, Jenny, too, forays into writing, earns success in feminist non-fiction, and starts a center for distressed women. This peculiar community of disparate women becomes as much part of Garp’s world as his children and unfaithful wife.

Role:
Roberta Muldoon
Directed By:
George Roy Hill
11. The Day After (1983)
9
4
The Day After
9
4
Role:
Joe Huxley
Starring:
Wayne Knight, Jason Robards, John Cullum, JoBeth Williams
Directed By:
Nicholas Meyer
12. The Country Girl (1974)
7
3
The Country Girl
7
3
Role:
Paul Unger
Starring:
Jason Robards, Shirley Knight, George Grizzard, Christopher Murney
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
13. Memphis Belle (1990)
10
4
Memphis Belle
PG-13
10
4

Memphis Belle is an action war drama film which tells the story of a bomber plane during the Second World War, which is piloted by a young crew. They are assigned a mission to bomb a heavily defended town that causes several casualties to the Allied Forces.     

Starring:
Billy Zane, Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., Eric Stoltz, David Strathairn
Directed By:
Michael Caton-Jones
14. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
8
3
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
8
3

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a biographical romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Peter Sellers, a man who is emotionally withdrawn due to the fact that he had an overbearing mother. He faces several problems in his life before he discovers his talent for comedy.

Role:
Blake Edwards
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Richard Ayoade, Miriam Margolyes, Lucy Punch, Emily Watson, Stephen Fry, Charlize Theron
Directed By:
Stephen Hopkins
15. The Oldest Living Graduate (1980)
7
3
The Oldest Living Graduate
7
3
Role:
Clarence
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Henry Fonda, Harry Dean Stanton, Timothy Hutton, George Grizzard
Directed By:
Jack Hofsiss
16. Bombshell (2019)
15
7
Bombshell
R
15
7

Being tired of her boss’s sexual harassment, Gretchen Carlson decides to file a lawsuit against Fox News.  Her bravery encourages several other ambitious and strong women to come forward by risking their careers, leading into a liberation movement.

Role:
Roger Ailes
Starring:
Margot Robbie, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Nicole Kidman, Ashley Greene, Allison Janney, Connie Britton
Directed By:
Jay Roach
17. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
7
3
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
R
7
3
Role:
Leslie Huben
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Kathy Bates, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn, Tom Waits
Directed By:
Hector Babenco
18. 2010 (1984)
12
5
2010
PG
12
5

The sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey follows Dr. Heywood Floyd and his teammates as they set out on a joint US-Soviet space mission to Jupiter. The astronauts have to reactivate U.S.S. Discovery’s AI computer, H.A.L. 9000, to find out the cause of Discovery’s failure. They also need to unravel the mystery of the mammoth black monolith in Jupiter’s orbit. 

Role:
Dr. Walter Curnow
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Roy Scheider, Arthur C. Clarke, Keir Dullea
Directed By:
Peter Hyams
19. L.A. Story (1991)
9
4
L.A. Story
PG-13
9
4

A TV weatherman working in Los Angeles feels bored with his job as well as his relationship with his girlfriend. His life takes a turn when he begins to receive secret messages from an electronic freeway sign near his home.

Starring:
Chevy Chase, Marilu Henner, Kevin Pollak, Steve Martin, Terry Jones, Patrick Stewart, Rick Moranis
Directed By:
Mick Jackson
20. Love Is Strange (2014)
7
4
Love Is Strange
R
7
4

Love is Strange is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Ben and George, who have been lovers for several years. They eventually decide to get married, but shortly after tying the knot, George loses his teaching job. Therefore they are forced to sell their place, and live separately with others, until they can find affordable housing.

Role:
Ben Hull
Starring:
Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina, Cheyenne Jackson, Charlie Tahan
Directed By:
Ira Sachs
21. Obsession (1976)
7
3
Obsession
PG
7
3

Obsession is a mystery drama thriller film which tells the story of a New Orleans businessman, whose life is shattered after he loses his wife and his daughter in a kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later, his life takes a shocking turn, when he meets a woman named Sandra, who has a striking resemblance to his wife. He falls deeply in love with Sandra, but fears that she may face a similar fate.

Role:
Robert Lasalle
Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, Sylvia Kuumba Williams, Wanda Blackman
Directed By:
22. The Pelican Brief (1993)
13
6
The Pelican Brief
PG-13
13
6

Law student, Darby Shaw, writes a brief with a theory as to why two Supreme Court justices were killed and she herself becomes the target of the assassin. As she is forced to go on the run, she reaches out to reporter Gray Grantham for help and uncovers a conspiracy involving senior Government officials. 

Starring:
Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Sam Shepard, Cynthia Nixon, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn
Directed By:
Alan J. Pakula
23. Footloose (1984)
12
6
Footloose
PG
12
6

Chicago native Ren MacCormack moves to the small town of Bromont, to find that rock music and dancing are banned inside the town. As Ren starts to rebel and change the town’s view on music and dancing, he begins a relationship with rebellious teen Ariel, whose father Rev. Shaw Moore is the main reason for the ban.

Role:
Rev. Shaw Moore
Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dianne Wiest, Lori Singer
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
24. The Homesman (2014)
8
4
The Homesman
R
8
4

In 1854, strong and independent spinster Mary Bee Cuddy takes on the responsibility of transporting three mentally unstable women in a covered wagon to a church in Iowa, but soon realizes how formidable the task can be. When she saves the life of a claim jumper George Briggs, she asks him to help her transport the women through the perilous harsh Nebraskan territory. 

Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, James Spader, David Dencik, Grace Gummer
Directed By:
25. A Civil Action (1998)
8
4
A Civil Action
PG-13
8
4

Jan is a lawyer who takes up a case involving a major company which is responsible for contaminating a town’s water supply, eventually causing a lot of people to be diagnosed with leukemia. However, this case may bankrupt his firm as well as his career.

Starring:
Robert Duvall, William H. Macy, James Gandolfini, Harry Dean Stanton, Sydney Pollack, John Travolta, Kathy Bates
Directed By:
Steven Zaillian
26. Cliffhanger (1993)
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8
Cliffhanger
R
15
8

Blaming himself for the accidental death of a mountain-climber, experienced mountain rescuer, Gabe Walker, wishes to quit. After receiving a distress call from stranded hikers, he returns to the mountains. However, his life is at risk as the ‘hikers’ are a group of criminals trying to use his skills to locate their $100million loot scattered around Rocky Mountains during a plane crash. 

Role:
Qualen
Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Paul Winfield, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn
Directed By:
Renny Harlin
27. Dreamgirls (2006)
11
6
Dreamgirls
PG-13
11
6

Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name, the story follows the life and struggle three black soul singers, Deena, Effie and Lorrell. Mentored by Curtis Taylor, who later opens his own label, they are soon pushed into spotlight and become a top-selling mainstream pop group; but realize that fame does not come cheap. 

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Danny Glover, John Krasinski, Beyoncé Knowles
Directed By:
Bill Condon
28. Rich Kids (1979)
6
3
Rich Kids
PG
6
3

Franny and Jamie are two 12-year-old friends from New York’s elite Upper West Side. Franny is going through difficult times as her parents are about to separate. Jamie, whose parents divorced long ago, helps Franny through her low phase by trying to cheer her up. The two are also struggling to cope with their own adolescent feelings and curiosity about opposite sex. 

Role:
Paul Philips
Starring:
Kathryn Walker, Terry Kiser, Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy
Directed By:
Robert M. Young
29. Late Night (2019)
8
5
Late Night
R
8
5
Role:
Walter Lovell
Starring:
Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy, Bill Maher
Directed By:
Nisha Ganatra
30. Leap Year (2010)
12
7
Leap Year
PG
12
7

After Anna’s boyfriend keeps failing to ask her for marriage, Anna decides to travel to Ireland and pop the question herself, on February 29th, following an age-old Celtic tradition. However, fate steps in and a series of unfortunate events later she finds true love in the surly Irish innkeeper Declan O'Callaghan. 

Role:
Jack
Starring:
Amy Adams, Kaitlin Olson, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, Noel O'Donovan
Directed By:
Anand Tucker
31. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
9
5
Twilight Zone: The Movie
PG
9
5

The anthology film is based on the landmark supernatural TV series of the same name (1959-1964), and comprises of remake of three episodes of the original series and one new story, each directed by different stalwart directors. The film’s horror and science-fiction segments, portraying eerie, unsettling situations, include-- prologue, ‘Time Out,’ ‘Kick the Can,’ ‘It’s a good Life,’ ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,’ and epilogue.

Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Scatman Crothers, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath, Charles Hallahan
32. The Big Fix (1978)
7
3
The Big Fix
PG
7
3
Role:
Sam Sebastian
Starring:
Bonnie Bedelia, F. Murray Abraham, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Ofelia Medina
Directed By:
Jeremy Kagan
33. Not in Front of the Children (1982)
5
3
Not in Front of the Children
5
3
Role:
Richard Carruthers
Starring:
Stephen Elliott, Carol Eve Rossen, Linda Gray, John Getz
Directed By:
Joseph Hardy
34. Mom, the Wolfman and Me (1980)
5
3
Mom, the Wolfman and Me
5
3
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Patty Duke, David Birney, Danielle Brisebois
Directed By:
Edmond Levy
35. This Is 40 (2012)
15
9
This Is 40
R
15
9

A spin-off of the movie Knocked Up, the comedy follows Pete and Debbie, whose complicated married lives are under severe stress as they both turn 40. Besides a stale marriage, they also need to contend with financial struggles and two bickering young daughters Charlotte and Sadie, and not kill each other.

Starring:
Megan Fox, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Albert Brooks, Jason Segel
Directed By:
36. Orange County (2002)
9
5
Orange County
PG-13
9
5

After his application is rejected at Stanford University, Shaun finds out that his academic transcript got mixed up with that of another student. Due to his determination to get accepted at the university, Shaun decides to use any means necessary. 

Starring:
Alexandra Breckenridge, Kevin Kline, Jack Black, Harold Ramis, Garry Marshall, Lizzy Caplan, Lily Tomlin
Directed By:
Jake Kasdan
37. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
5
3
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
R
5
3

The film is based on memoirs of Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon. Despite successful career and strong relationship, Barbara’s anxiety issues draw her to tranquilizers. As her dependency on drugs begins to cripple her life, drowning her in deep darkness, she struggles to find her inner strength and battles with debilitating addiction and withdrawal to get back her sanity.

Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Geraldine Page, Dianne Wiest, Nicol Williamson, Joe Pesci
Directed By:
Jack Hofsiss
38. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
8
4
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
PG
8
4

The film which revolves around Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team who attempt to stop a few evil alien invaders attempting to conquer Earth.

Role:
Lord John Whorfin / Dr. Emilio Lizardo
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ellen Barkin, Peter Weller, Jamie Lee Curtis
Directed By:
W.D. Richter
39. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
7
4
Santa Claus: The Movie
PG
7
4

The movie opens in the 14th century and narrates the story of a man named Claus and how he became Santa Claus by delivering toys in his small town. And now in the 20th century, Santa Claus is overwhelmed and fatigued with the ever-growing population and workload.

Role:
B.Z.
Starring:
Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith, Judy Cornwell, David Huddleston
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc
40. Don Quixote (2000)
6
3
Don Quixote
6
3
Role:
Don Quixote de La Mancha / Alonso Quixano
Starring:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Bob Hoskins, Lambert Wilson, Vanessa Williams
Directed By:
Peter Yates
41. The Campaign (2012)
13
9
The Campaign
R
13
9

When Democratic Congressman,Cam Brady,accidentally reveals his affair to the public, two corrupt businessmen, Glenn and Wade Motch,pounce upon the opportunity to make tourism director, Marty Huggins, run against Cam. As the political campaigns heat up, both parties stoop to new lows to slander each other and gain victory.

Starring:
Jason Sudeikis, Will Ferrell, Dennis Miller, John Goodman, Bill Maher, Dan Aykroyd, Zach Galifianakis
Directed By:
Jay Roach
42. Ricochet (1991)
6
4
Ricochet
R
6
4

Nick Styles is a rookie cop who sends a psychotic contract killer to prison. However, he manages to escape years later, and plans to take revenge on Styles, who is now working as a district attorney.

Role:
Earl Talbot Blake
Starring:
John Amos, Denzel Washington, Kevin Pollak, Lindsay Wagner, Ice-T
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy
43. The Manhattan Project (1986)
9
4
The Manhattan Project
PG-13
9
4
Role:
John Mathewson
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Robert Schenkkan, Paul Austin, Richard Council
Directed By:
Marshall Brickman
44. Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
9
6
Daddy's Home 2
PG-13
9
6

Daddy’s Home 2 is a Christmas comedy film, which tells the story of Dusty and Brad, who are planning on celebrating a perfect Christmas, along with their children. However, things take a turn, and their plans get ruined, when their fathers visit them unexpectedly. 

Role:
Don
Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, John Cena, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson
Directed By:
Sean Anders
45. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
8
5
Harry and the Hendersons
PG
8
5

While returning from a trip in the woods, the Henderson family runs into a Bigfoot. Thinking him to be dead, they take him home, but they are shocked when he awakens. They soon learn that his name is Harry, and that he is a very kind and sensitive being. However, they soon find it difficult to keep his existence a secret, and also fear for his safety. 

Role:
George Henderson
Starring:
Don Ameche, David Suchet, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy
Directed By:
William Dear
46. Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
5
3
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
R
5
3

A Harvard graduate takes up an assignment of transporting marijuana from Berkeley to Boston. However, things get complicated when his girlfriend is busted with the second load. Along with his friend, he finds himself against a corrupt policeman and a Cuban gangster, while trying to get the load and his girlfriend back.

Role:
John
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Charles Durning, Howard Gardner, Robert F. Lyons, Ellen Barber
Directed By:
Paul Williams
47. Raising Cain (1992)
6
4
Raising Cain
R
6
4

Dr. Carter Nix, a renowned child psychologist exhibits signs of being mentally imbalance. He also discovers that Jenny, his wife is having an affair. His obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter, Nix's severe personality disorder, murder, revenge and abduction of his own daughter result in a fascinating suspense.

Role:
Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo
Starring:
Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Steven Bauer, Lolita Davidovich
Directed By:
48. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
6
4
Beatriz at Dinner
R
6
4

Beatriz is a holistic medicine practitioner who is driving to the house of an affluent client named Kathy in order to give her a massage before a dinner party. However, since her car breaks down, she is forced to stay and attend the dinner party. Kathy decides to introduce Beatriz to her guests. When it seems that her friend won’t be able to come until the next morning, Kathy asks her to stay for the night. However, problem is that Beatriz doesn’t get along at all, with any of the guests.  

Role:
Doug
Starring:
Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass
Directed By:
Miguel Arteta
49. Princess Caraboo (1994)
5
4
Princess Caraboo
PG
5
4
Role:
Professor Wilkinson
Starring:
Jerry Hall, Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, Wendy Hughes
Directed By:
Michael Austin
50. Silent Fall (1994)
5
4
Silent Fall
R
5
4
Role:
Dr. Rene Harlinger
Starring:
Liv Tyler, Linda Hamilton, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Richard Dreyfuss, J.T. Walsh
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
51. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
9
7
Confessions of a Shopaholic
PG
9
7

Rebecca Bloomwood, a New York City journalist, has run considerable debt with her shopping addiction. Though, she aspires to work for fashion magazine ‘Alette', she lands a job with financial magazine ‘Successful Saving'. She falls for her boss, Luke Brandon, and finds success writing under name ‘The girl in green scarf.’ But can she conquer her addiction to save her career and love-life?

Starring:
Krysten Ritter, Isla Fisher, Ed Helms, Kristin Scott Thomas, Fred Armisen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Connolly
Directed By:
P.J. Hogan
52. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
8
6
Pitch Perfect 3
PG-13
8
6

The Bellas split after their victory at the World Championship. However, they reunite for one last singing competition, but face a group who uses both instrumentals and voices.    

Starring:
Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Ruby Rose, Matt Lanter, Hana Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick
Directed By:
Trish Sie
53. The Glitter Dome (1984)
5
3
The Glitter Dome
R
5
3
Role:
Sgt. Martin 'Marty' Wellborn
Starring:
Margot Kidder, James Garner, Stuart Margolin, John Marley
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin
54. Big Blonde (1980)
5
3
Big Blonde
5
3
Starring:
Sally Kellerman, Trey Wilson, Harris Laskawy, Victor Griffin
Directed By:
Kirk Browning
55. Pet Sematary (2019)
11
7
Pet Sematary
R
11
7

When their pet cat dies in an accident, Dr. Louis Creed and his family, who has recently moved to rural Maine, bury the pet in a pet-cemetery near their house. But the strange burial ground deep in the woods soon opens up a series of reactions bringing forth dark forces hidden in the woods, which lead to disastrous consequences for the family.

Role:
Jud
Starring:
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence , Hugo Lavoie
Directed By:
Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
56. Homegrown (1998)
5
4
Homegrown
R
5
4

Homegrown is a black comedy thriller film which tells the story of Jack, Carter and Harlan, who work as farmhands for Malcolm, a marijuana harvester. Their lives turn upside down when their boss is killed, and the trio decide to take over the business. However, it soon seems that running the business is not as easy as they had imagined.  

Role:
Malcolm / Robert Stockman
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Ted Danson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Carell, Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed By:
Stephen Gyllenhaal
57. Hollow Point (1996)
5
4
Hollow Point
R
5
4
Role:
Thomas Livingston
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, David Hemblen
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
58. A Good Man in Africa (1994)
4
4
A Good Man in Africa
R
4
4
Role:
Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner
Starring:
Sean Connery, Colin Friels, Diana Rigg, Louis Gossett Jr.
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
59. The Macabre World of Lavender Williams (2009)
8
3
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams
8
3
Role:
God
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Rex Linn, Lily Jackson, Kelleia Sheerin
Directed By:
Nick Delgado
60. Baby Girl Scott (1987)
8
3
Baby Girl Scott
8
3
Role:
Neil Scott
Starring:
Ronny Cox, Mimi Kennedy, Mary Beth Hurt, Linda Kelsey
Directed By:
John Korty
61. National Theatre Live: The Magistrate (2012)
8
3
National Theatre Live: The Magistrate
8
3
Starring:
Nicholas Blane, Christina Cole, Nicholas Burns, Nancy Carroll
Directed By:
Timothy Sheader
62. World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
6
3
World War II: When Lions Roared
6
3
Role:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Corey Burton, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Jan Tríska
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
63. Resting Place (1986)
7
3
Resting Place
PG
7
3
Role:
Maj. Kendall Laird
Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Richard Bradford, CCH Pounder, G.D. Spradlin
Directed By:
John Korty
64. The Wrong Man (1993)
5
4
The Wrong Man
R
5
4
Role:
Phillip Mills
Starring:
Rosanna Arquette, Jorge Cervera Jr., Kevin Anderson, Ernesto Laguardia
Directed By:
Jim McBride
65. Distant Thunder (1988)
6
3
Distant Thunder
R
6
3
Role:
Mark Lambert
Starring:
Ralph Macchio, Janet Margolin, Reb Brown, Kerrie Keane
Directed By:
Rick Rosenthal
66. Redwood Curtain (1995)
5
3
Redwood Curtain
PG
5
3
Role:
Laird Riordan
Starring:
Lea Salonga, Jeff Daniels, Catherine Hicks, Debra Monk
Directed By:
John Korty
67. The Boys (1991)
5
3
The Boys
5
3
Role:
Artie Margulies
Starring:
James Woods, Eve Gordon, Alan Rosenberg, Joanna Gleason
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
68. Traveling Man (1989)
4
3
Traveling Man
4
3
Role:
Ben Cluett
Starring:
Chynna Phillips, John Glover, Jonathan Silverman, John M. Jackson
Directed By:
Irvin Kershner
69. My Brother's Keeper (1995)
4
4
My Brother's Keeper
4
4
Role:
Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
70. Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
4
4
Johnny Skidmarks
R
4
4
Role:
Sergeant Larry Skovik
Starring:
Frances McDormand, Jack Black, Peter Gallagher, John Kapelos
Directed By:
John Raffo
71. C-Scam (2000)
4
4
C-Scam
4
4
Starring:
Hank Azaria, Peter Riegert, Tracey Ullman
Directed By:
Larry Gelbart
72. Out Cold (1989)
4
4
Out Cold
R
4
4
Starring:
Teri Garr, Randy Quaid, Alan Blumenfeld, Lisa Blount, Laura Alcalde
Directed By:
Malcolm Mowbray
73. Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
4
4
Love, Cheat & Steal
R
4
4
Role:
Paul Harrington
Starring:
Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo, Donald Moffat, Richard Edson, Mädchen Amick
Directed By:
William Curran
74. Ivory Hunters (1990)
4
4
Ivory Hunters
4
4
Role:
Robert Carter
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Isabella Rossellini, Tony Todd, Olek Krupa
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
75. Mesmerized (1985)
3
4
Mesmerized
PG
3
4
Role:
Oliver Thompson
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Harry Andrews, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor
Directed By:
Michael Laughlin

Narrator/Dubbing

Einstein's Big Idea (2005)
19
5
Einstein's Big Idea
19
5
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Christopher Eccleston, Andrew Callaway, Andy Crabbe, Daniel D'Alessandro
Directed By:
Gary Johnstone
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)
10
4
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
10
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Jean Bolte, Carl N. Frederick, Paul Huston, Daniel Jeannette
Directed By:
Ben Burtt
My Life, Inc. (2004)
3
4
My Life, Inc.
3
4
Role:
Jan van de Bunt (voice)
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Aisha Tyler, Adam Goldberg, Conor Dubin, Richard Kind
Directed By:
Terry Hughes

Animation Movies

Shrek (2001)
72
19
Shrek
TV-PG
72
19

Grumpy ogre Shrek's blissful solitude is interrupted when a host of fairy creatures, including a talkative Donkey, are banished to his swamp by the diminutive Lord Farquaad. As Shrek attempts to complain, Farquaad, a scheming ruler planning to become a king, assigns him to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon.

Role:
Lord Farquaad (voice)
Starring:
Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Jim Cummings, Vincent Cassel, Eddie Murphy
Directed By:
Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
Officer Buckle and Gloria (1997)
8
2
Officer Buckle and Gloria
8
2
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Cindy Cardozo, Melanie Gagne, Paul Gagne, Renée Howard
Directed By:
Christopher P. Larson
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1993)
7
2
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
7
2
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Jorge Pupo
Directed By:
Gene Deitch
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1992)
7
3
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
7
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Ray Messecar
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest (2014)
6
3
The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest
6
3
Role:
Maurice (voice)
Starring:
Erin Fitzgerald, André Gordon, Reba Buhr, Mike David
Directed By:
Julien Fournet, Ezra Weisz
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001)
6
3
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
6
3
Role:
Lord Farquaad (singing voice)
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Christopher Knights, Guillaume Aretos, John Bisom
Directed By:
Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
The Amazing Bone (1985)
6
3
The Amazing Bone
6
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Michael Sporn
Bark, George (2003)
6
3
Bark, George
6
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Gene Deitch
Timms Valley
5
3
Timms Valley
5
3
Starring:
Chris Pratt, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Hank Azaria, Maria Bamford, Lance Barber
Directed By:
Steve Conrad
Shrek 4-D (2003)
5
3
Shrek 4-D
TV-PG
5
3
Role:
Ghost of Farquaad (voice)
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Christopher Knights
Directed By:
Simon J. Smith
Shrek's Thrilling Tales (2012)
5
3
Shrek's Thrilling Tales
5
3
Role:
Lord Farquad (voice)
Starring:
Hugh Laurie, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Seth Rogen
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II (2000)
6
4
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie - Rugrats II
G
6
4

A group of not so obedient toddlers, Rugrats, go to explore Paris. While they roam around and travel from Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, they learn new and valuable lessons about love, loyalty and trust.

Role:
Jean-Claude (voice)
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Mako Iwamatsu, Susan Sarandon, Billy West, Tara Strong, Tim Curry, Elizabeth Daily
Directed By:
Stig Bergqvist, Paul Demeyer

Special Appearance/Cameo

New Year's Eve (2011)
8
7
New Year's Eve
PG-13
8
7

The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.

Role:
Jonathan Cox (uncredited)
Starring:
Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jim Belushi, Katherine McNamara, Jake T. Austin
Directed By:

TV Shows

Dexter
46
7
Dexter
TV-MA
46
7
Starring:
Yvonne Strahovski, Michael C. Hall, Courtney Ford, Jimmy Smits, Julia Stiles, Jennifer Carpenter, Adrienne Barbeau
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
The Crown
19
3
The Crown
TV-MA
19
3
Starring:
Jared Harris, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael C. Hall, Victoria Hamilton
Directed By:
Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Benjamin Caron
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nova
9
1
Nova
TV-PG
9
1
Starring:
Henry Ian Cusick, Courtney B. Vance, Jay O. Sanders, Will Lyman, Neil Ross
Louie
12
2
Louie
TV-MA
12
2
Starring:
David Lynch, Dave Attell, Chelsea Peretti, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Charles Grodin
Directed By:
The Colbert Report
10
2
The Colbert Report
TV-14
10
2
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Benedict Cumberbatch, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephen Colbert, David Cross, Ahmed Best, Kevin Spacey
Directed By:
Jim Hoskinson
How I Met Your Mother
41
8
How I Met Your Mother
TV-14
41
8
Starring:
Cobie Smulders, Seth Green, Judy Greer, Jennifer Lopez, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danica McKellar, Eric Braeden
Directed By:
30 Rock
14
4
30 Rock
TV-14
14
4
Starring:
Emma Stone, Anna Chlumsky, Tom Hanks, John Slattery, Padma Lakshmi, Adam West, Martin Scorsese
Directed By:
Frasier
13
3
Frasier
TV-PG
13
3
Starring:
Amy Brenneman, Woody Harrelson, Jane Leeves, Aaron Eckhart, Cindy Crawford, Sarah Shahi, Mary Steenburgen
Directed By:
Trial & Error
8
2
Trial & Error
8
2
Starring:
Andie MacDowell, Kevin Durand, Kristin Chenoweth, Sherri Shepherd
3rd Rock from the Sun
9
3
3rd Rock from the Sun
TV-PG
9
3
Role:
Dr. Dick Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
Starring:
Megan Mullally, Emily Osment, Tracy Morgan, Billy Connolly, John Cleese, Richard Belzer, Elaine Stritch
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Robert Berlinger, James Burrows
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The Old Man
11
2
The Old Man
UA 16+
11
2
Role:
Harold Harper
Starring:
Jeff Bridges
Drunk History
8
2
Drunk History
TV-14
8
2
Starring:
Ronda Rousey, Elizabeth Olsen, Laura Dern, Kevin Nealon, Josh Hartnett, Anthony Edwards, Courteney Cox
Directed By:
Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters
Kid-Size Concert (1990)
7
2
Kid-Size Concert
7
2
Role:
Host
Perry Mason
7
2
Perry Mason
TV-MA
7
2
Role:
Elias Birchard 'E.B.' Jonathan
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
6
3
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
TV-PG
6
3
Starring:
Keith David, Millie Bobby Brown, Whoopi Goldberg, Naveen Andrews, Peter Gadiot
Directed By:
Romeo Tirone, Ralph Hemecker
Cosby
5
3
Cosby
5
3
Starring:
Taylor Momsen, Ray Romano, William Shatner, Ossie Davis, Kevin James, Busta Rhymes, Wood Harris
Directed By:
Don Scardino, John Whitesell, John Bowab, Tim Ryder
Twenty Good Years
4
3
Twenty Good Years
4
3
Role:
John Mason (13 episodes, 2006-2008)
Starring:
Tamlyn Tomita, Jane Leeves, Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light
Freedom: A History of Us
4
3
Freedom: A History of Us
4
3
Starring:
Ving Rhames, Jennifer Aniston, Al Roker, Dennis Quaid, Paul Newman, Timothy Francis Robbins, Ralph Fiennes
Directed By:
Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner

John Lithgow Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Dexter Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2010
3rd Rock from the Sun Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1997
Primetime Emmy Awards
The Crown Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 2017
Dexter Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 2010
3rd Rock from the Sun Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1999
3rd Rock from the Sun Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1997
3rd Rock from the Sun Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1996
Amazing Stories Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series 1986