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List of Lily Tomlin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Nashville (1975)
15
3
Nashville
R
15
3

Nashville is a musical comedy drama film which tells the story of a few interrelated people who prepare for a political convention.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Geraldine Chaplin, Keenan Wynn, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Christie, Karen Black, David Arkin, Ronee Blakley
2. The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981)
12
4
The Muppets Go to the Movies
12
4

The Muppets, a group of puppet characters, spoof several classic movies, such as ‘The Wizard of Oz’, and ‘Casablanca’. They also promote an upcoming film of their own ‘The Great Muppet Caper’.

As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Peter Harris
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Dudley Moore, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
3. Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972)
12
2
Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
12
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Robert J. Kaplan
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
David Margulies, Holly Woodlawn, Tally Brown, Suzanne Skillen
4. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
11
2
The Celluloid Closet
R
11
2

The Celluloid Closet is a documentary film which highlights the historical context that LGBT people have occupied in the history of cinema in North America.

As:
Cast, Producer, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, Arthur Laurents, Armistead Maupin
6. The Player (1992)
11
2
The Player
TV-MA
11
2

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
7. All of Me (1984)
19
2
All of Me
PG
19
2

Edwina Cutwater is a millionaire on her deathbed, who wants to have her soul transferred to a younger woman. However, things don’t go as planned, and she finds herself in her lawyer’s body. Now they must work together to find a way to get her soul out of his body.

As:
Cast
Role:
Edwina Cutwater
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard Libertini, Madolyn Smith Osborne
8. The Late Show (1977)
12
2
The Late Show
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margo Sterling
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy, Bill Macy
9. Nine to Five (1980)
21
6
Nine to Five
PG
21
6

Judy, Violet, and Doralee are fed-up with their egotistical, hypocritical, sexist, bigot boss, Franklin Hart, and his humiliating, condescending behavior, so they decide to get back at him. After kidnapping and tying him up in his own house, they take over the office, making administrative changes that boost productivity. When they discover Hart’s embezzlement, they start digging out evidence.

As:
Cast
Role:
Violet Newstead
Director:
Colin Higgins
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Sterling Hayden, Dabney Coleman
11. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
11
2
Tea with Mussolini
PG
11
2

Tea with Mussolini is a comedy drama war film which tells the story of a young boy named Luca, who is raised by a group of cultured English women, after his mother dies all of a sudden. However, when the Second World War breaks out, it turns their lives upside down.

As:
Cast
Role:
Georgie Rockwell
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher
12. Grandma (2015)
13
2
Grandma
R
13
2

Sage is an eighteen year old girl, who visits her misanthropic grandmother Elle and tells her that she is pregnant and needs money for an abortion. Since Elle is broke herself, the two embark on a road trip across Los Angeles to try and come up with the money.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elle
Director:
Paul Weitz
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Elliott, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, John Cho, Julia Garner
13. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
11
2
I Heart Huckabees
R
11
2

Albert Markovski heads the local chapter of an environmental group trying to stop the building of a new Huckabees store. Soon, local Huckabees executive and Albert’s rival, Brad Stand, infiltrates the group and replaces him. After strange coincidences start happening Albert hires existential detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe and things get hilariously complicated. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Comedy
15. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
9
4
Flirting with Disaster
R
9
4

Mel Colpin was adopted as a child, and when he becomes a father, he feels that he cannot name his son until he knows who his real parents are. Accompanied by his wife and an adoption agent, he departs on a road trip to find out the identity of his real parents.

As:
Cast
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
17. Big Business (1988)
15
3
Big Business
PG
15
3

Big Business is a comedy film which revolves around two sets of identical twin sisters, who discover that they share an incredible connection.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Shelton / Rose Ratliff
Director:
Jim Abrahams
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Bette Midler, Edward Herrmann, Fred Ward
18. Orange County (2002)
8
2
Orange County
PG-13
8
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jake Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
19. The Kid (2000)
7
1
The Kid
PG
7
1

He is an image consultant, successful, but coarse and therefore disliked and unhappy. One day he comes home to find a toy plane on his porch and a strange boy inside his house. Although he chases him out he finds the boy sitting on his couch when he comes home the next day. Very soon, he begins to see a resemblance between them.              

As:
Cast
Role:
Janet
Director:
Jon Turteltaub
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Melissa McCarthy, Jean Smart, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer
20. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
12
2
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Kramer / Judith Beasley / Telephone Operator
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Grodin, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, Ned Beatty
22. The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
13
1
The Pink Panther 2
PG
13
1

As the notorious globe-trotting burglar, ‘The Tornadoट, resurfaces after a decade and in a series of thefts around the world, steals various invaluable historical artifacts including the precious Pink Panther diamond, Inspector Jacques Clouseau joins a team of esteemed international detectives to solve the case. Now, it is up to the lauded inspector Clouseau to prove his talent by apprehending the elusive burglar. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Family
23. Admission (2013)
7
1
Admission
PG-13
7
1

Portia Nathans, an admission officer, meets a high school student who is just about to enter college. She decides to give him a tour across the university, unaware that he might be the boy that she gave up for adoption several years ago.

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Weitz
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, Ann Harada
24. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
7
1
The Beverly Hillbillies
PG
7
1

This comedy film tells the story of a farming family that becomes rich after finding oil, and they make their way to Beverley Hills.

As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Jane Hathaway
Director:
Penelope Spheeris
Genres:
Comedy, Family
26. Getting Away with Murder (1996)
5
1
Getting Away with Murder
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Inga Mueller
Director:
Harvey Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
27. Moment by Moment (1978)
5
1
Moment by Moment
R
5
1

Wealthy middle-aged Trisha Rawlings begins a tumultuous relationship with a much younger suave drifter Vick ‘Strip’ Harrison, after being separated from her philandering husband. Unfortunately, age and class difference and Trisha’s misgivings threaten to break up the relationship. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Trisha
Director:
Jane Wagner
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Andra Akers, Bert Kramer, Shelley R. Bonus
28. Ctadc (2013)
11
2
Ctadc
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Hunter G. Williams
Genres:
Adventure, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Michael Campbell, Tess Kartel, Liv von Oelreich, Kristina Ellery
29. Call to Action (2012)
11
2
Call to Action
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily
Director:
Hunter G. Williams
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Nicole Sienna, Hunter G. Williams, Aqueela Zoll, J. Kristopher
30. An Apology to Elephants (2013)
10
2
An Apology to Elephants
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Narrator
Role:
Herself - Narrator
Director:
Amy Schatz
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Pat Derby, Colleen Kinzley, Jeff Kinzley, Ross MacPhee
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
31. The Procession (2012)
10
2
The Procession
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jason's mom
Director:
Robert Festinger
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucy Punch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John Fisher, Ryan Lester
32. The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
11
2
The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Truby the Bag Lady / Agnus Angst / Kate / Brandy / Tina
Director:
John Bailey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Clay Walker
33. Reno Finds Her Mom (1998)
7
1
Reno Finds Her Mom
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

1. The Lily Tomlin Special (1975)
14
2
The Lily Tomlin Special
14
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Jay Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Guest, Laraine Newman, Doris Roberts, Valri Bromfield, Betty Beaird
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special
2. Lily (1973)
11
2
Lily
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself / Ernestine / Edith Ann / Various
Director:
Rick Wallace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor, Alan Alda, Judith Kahan, Felix Silla
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Best Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special
3. The Paul Simon Special (1977)
10
3
The Paul Simon Special
10
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Dave Wilson
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special
5. Lily: Sold Out (1981)
9
3
Lily: Sold Out
9
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself / Various Characters
Director:
Bill Davis, Tony Charmoli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Liberace, Jane Fonda, Melanie Mayron, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Anka
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program

Animation(s)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
PG
Plot:

Set in Spider-Verse, a group of multiple universes, the story focuses on Miles Morales, a New York teen. Bitten by a radioactive spider, he now gains spider-like abilities similar to Spider-Man. Shortly after that he discovers a "Super-Collider" built by supervillain Kingpin and must now join with other Spider men and women from other dimensions to save his city. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Aunt May
Director:
Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti
Genres:
Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle (1994)
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer, Voiceover
Role:
Edith Ann
Director:
Tamara Varga
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pamela Adlon, Thom Sharp, Amy Ziff, Erik McKay
Gake no ue no Ponyo (2008)
Gake no ue no Ponyo
G
Plot:

Five-year-old Sōsuke rescues a goldfish princess trapped into a bottle and names her Ponyo. As they develop a bond, she is brought back under the ocean by her father, powerful wizard Fujimoto, who imprisons her after learning that she wants to become human. She frees herself and becomes human using Fujimoto's potent magic, upsetting the balance of the world.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
The Ant Bully (2006)
The Ant Bully
PG
Plot:

The Ant Bully is an animated adventure comedy film, which tells the story of Lucas who is being bullied a boy bigger than him. Lucas takes out his frustration on an innocent colony of ants, flooding it with his water gun.  Things take a turn when he is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
John A. Davis
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure
Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël) (1996)
Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël)
As:
Cast, Producer, Voiceover
Role:
Edith Ann
Director:
Bob Kurtz
Genres:
Animation, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bonnie Hunt, Pamela Adlon, Pat Fraley, Reno

TV Shows and Videos

Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack (2012)
Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Mayers
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Allison Janney, Martin Sheen, Mary McCormack, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney
Malibu Country (2012)
Malibu Country
As:
Cast
Role:
Lillie Mae MacKenzie
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman, Phill Lewis, Robbie Countryman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Sara Rue, Justin Prentice, Juliette Angelo

Lily Tomlin Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner Short Cuts (1993) 1994
Primetime Emmy Awards
An Apology to Elephants Outstanding Voice-Over Performance 2013
Lily: Sold Out Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program 1981
The Paul Simon Special Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special 1978
The Lily Tomlin Special Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special 1976
Lily Best Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music 1974
Lily Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special 1974
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1972