Jack Lemmon Movies List

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1. The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

Jennifer Smith heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jane Wyman, Dennis Morgan, Eve Arden, Robert Douglas

Votes: 290

2. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 3,049 | Gross: $1.40M

3. Phffft (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak

Votes: 1,261

4. Three for the Show (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Musical

A widowed singer marries her late husband's songwriting partner, which leads to trouble when her first husband turns up very much alive.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Betty Grable, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 305

5. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 14,454 | Gross: $21.20M

6. My Sister Eileen (1955)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

After submitting a story of her beautiful sister, a woman assumes her identity to maintain the attention of a playboy publisher.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Bob Fosse

Votes: 1,387

8. You Can't Run Away from It (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Charles Bickford, Paul Gilbert

Votes: 430

9. Operation Mad Ball (1957)

105 min | Comedy, War

In post-WW2 France, U.S. Army hospital private Hogan and Captain Lock try to outwit one another on issues such as wooing pretty nurses, accounting for missing medical supplies, organizing unauthorized dances and influencing their C.O.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 808

10. Cowboy (1958)

Approved | 92 min | Western

An idealistic tenderfoot Chicago hotel clerk is taken on a cattle-drive to Mexico by famous trail boss Tom Reece but discovers that cowboy life isn't what he expected.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 2,368

11. Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 8,740

12. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 224,410 | Gross: $25.00M

13. It Happened to Jane (1959)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

Votes: 2,177

14. The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 147,261 | Gross: $18.60M

15. Stowaway in the Sky (1960)

85 min | Adventure, Family

A young boy sneaks onto his grandfather's hot air balloon and together they travel over France.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: André Gille, Maurice Baquet, Pascal Lamorisse, Charles Bayard

Votes: 121

16. Pepe (1960)

Unrated | 180 min | Comedy, Musical

The young Mexican Pepe's beloved horse is sold to Hollywood star Ted Holt, leading to Pepe's journey to Hollywood to get the horse back, and Pepe's encounter with half the stars working in Hollywood at the time.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Carlos Montalbán

Votes: 760 | Gross: $9.60M

17. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, War

During WW2, Lt. Rip Crandall, who was a yachtsman before the war, takes command of the USS Echo, a sailing ship, for a secret mission in waters patrolled by Japanese warships.

Director: Richard Murphy | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

Votes: 1,729

18. The Notorious Landlady (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Mystery

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 1,582

19. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

74 Metascore

An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman

Votes: 10,554

20. Irma la Douce (1963)

Not Rated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance

In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Bruce Yarnell

Votes: 15,596 | Gross: $25.25M

21. Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tenant to dump her fiance and give him a chance.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones, Edie Adams

Votes: 1,422

22. Good Neighbor Sam (1964)

Approved | 130 min | Comedy

To help his divorced neighbor claim a substantial inheritance, a family man poses as her husband. The ruse spills over into his career in advertising, and his recent promotion relies on his wholesome and moral appearance.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine, Mike Connors

Votes: 2,044

23. How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy

A dedicated bachelor drunkenly marries a young woman and immediately lives to regret it.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 5,272

24. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 14,972 | Gross: $25.33M

25. The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

63 Metascore

A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West

Votes: 11,582

26. Luv (1967)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge. His friend decides that Harry is the man to take his ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Elaine May, Nina Wayne

Votes: 438

28. The Odd Couple (1968)

G | 105 min | Comedy

86 Metascore

Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman

Votes: 29,507 | Gross: $44.53M

29. The April Fools (1969)

M | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A married man enters his boss' apartment to sign papers for a promotion and finds a party of 200 instead. He doesn't fit in, leaves with a woman, spends all night with her, falls in love with her and finds out she's his boss' wife.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford, Jack Weston

Votes: 1,064

30. The Out of Towners (1970)

G | 101 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara

Votes: 6,852

31. Kotch (1971)

GP | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

Wanting to avoid settling in a nursing home, Joseph Kotcher, a retired salesman, is obliged to leave his son's family. He embarks on a road trip during which he strikes up a friendship with... See full summary »

Director: Jack Lemmon | Stars: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman

Votes: 1,198

32. The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Two quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing; divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman

Votes: 516

33. Avanti! (1972)

R | 144 min | Comedy, Romance

A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews

Votes: 8,566 | Gross: $3.30M

34. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

Votes: 4,238

35. The Front Page (1974)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 11,254 | Gross: $17.30M

37. La polizia ha le mani legate (1975)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Luciano Ercoli's Killer Cop is actually an entirely serious Italian crime thriller (or 'Poliziotteschi'), that handles themes such as murder and terrorism. ..

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Arthur Kennedy, Franco Fabrizi, Sara Sperati

Votes: 236

38. The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

A suddenly-unemployed executive suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks, Elizabeth Wilson

Votes: 2,770

39. The Gentleman Tramp (1976)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

A film about the life and work of the master comedy filmmaker, Charles Chaplin.

Director: Richard Patterson | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Oona O'Neill

Votes: 119

40. Alex & the Gypsy (1976)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Alexander Main, a bail bondsman, falls for one of his "customers", a pretty gypsy girl, Maritza, who's been accused of murder.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Geneviève Bujold, James Woods, Gino Ardito

Votes: 170

41. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 8,770 | Gross: $30.00M

42. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Votes: 24,857 | Gross: $51.72M

43. Tribute (1980)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Lee Remick, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 582

44. Buddy Buddy (1981)

R | 96 min | Comedy

During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 4,038 | Gross: $7.26M

45. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 16,861 | Gross: $14.00M

46. Mass Appeal (1984)

PG | 99 min | Drama

A popular Connecticut priest shields a seminary rebel from the wrath of a stern monsignor.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Zeljko Ivanek, Charles Durning, Louise Latham

Votes: 899 | Gross: $1.95M

47. Macaroni (1985)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades, only to discover that old friends have involved him in a massive hoax.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Marcello Mastroianni, Daria Nicolodi, Isa Danieli

Votes: 624 | Gross: $0.43M

48. That's Life! (1986)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

A wealthy yet depressed architect and his sympathetic wife strive to conquer their life issues in anticipation of Harvey's 60th birthday party.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman, Robert Loggia

Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $4.08M