Lily Tomlin Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Nashville
R

Nashville

(1975)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, Karen Black, David Arkin, Ronee Blakley, Lily Tomlin
3
0
The Muppets Go to the Movies

The Muppets Go to the Movies

(1981)
1
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Peter Harris
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dudley Moore
1
2
Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers

Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers

(1972)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert J. Kaplan
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
David Margulies, Holly Woodlawn, Tally Brown, Suzanne Skillen
2
0

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The Celluloid Closet
R

The Celluloid Closet

(1995)
1
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, Arthur Laurents, Armistead Maupin
1
0
Short Cuts
R

Short Cuts

(1993)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Waits, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Frances McDormand, Jack Lemmon, Robert Downey Jr.
Plot:

Shortcuts is a comedy-drama film, which revolves around the day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents, whose lives are loosely connected. 

2
0
The Player
TV-MA

The Player

(1992)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cusack, Burt Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Jack Lemmon, Greta Scacchi
Plot:

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.  

1
0
The Late Show
PG

The Late Show

(1977)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Margo Sterling
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy, Art Carney, Bill Macy
2
0
All of Me
PG

All of Me

(1984)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Edwina Cutwater
Director:
Carl Reiner
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard Libertini, Madolyn Smith Osborne
7
0
Nine to Five
PG

Nine to Five

(1980)
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Violet Newstead
Director:
Colin Higgins
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sterling Hayden, Dabney Coleman, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda
8
3
A Prairie Home Companion
PG-13

A Prairie Home Companion

(2006)
5
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Maya Rudolph, Garrison Keillor, Woody Harrelson, Lindsay Lohan
5
0
Tea with Mussolini
PG

Tea with Mussolini

(1999)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Georgie Rockwell
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher
2
0
Grandma
R

Grandma

(2015)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Elle
Director:
Paul Weitz
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Elliott, Judy Greer, John Cho, Julia Garner
3
0

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I Heart Huckabees
R

I Heart Huckabees

(2004)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert
Plot:

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. 

2
0
Shadows and Fog
PG-13

Shadows and Fog

(1991)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cusack, John Malkovich, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Lily Tomlin
0
1
Flirting with Disaster
R

Flirting with Disaster

(1996)
0
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal
0
2
Blue in the Face
R

Blue in the Face

(1995)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Waffle Eater
Director:
Paul Auster, Wayne Wang, Harvey Wang
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Keith David, Mira Sorvino, Lou Reed, Michael J. Fox
0
0
Big Business
PG

Big Business

(1988)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Shelton / Rose Ratliff
Director:
Jim Abrahams
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Bette Midler, Edward Herrmann, Fred Ward, Lily Tomlin
4
1
Orange County
PG-13

Orange County

(2002)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jake Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison
Plot:

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. 

1
1
The Kid
PG

The Kid

(2000)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Janet
Director:
Jon Turteltaub
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Matthew Perry, Jean Smart, Emily Mortimer
Plot:

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.              

0
0
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
PG

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

(1981)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Kramer / Judith Beasley / Telephone Operator
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty
4
1

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The Walker
R

The Walker

(2007)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Schrader
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Lauren Bacall
0
0
The Pink Panther 2
PG

The Pink Panther 2

(2009)
5
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Family
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Steve Martin, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jean Reno
Plot:

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. 

5
0
Admission
PG-13

Admission

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Weitz
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Gloria Reuben, Ann Harada
Plot:

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.

0
0
The Beverly Hillbillies
PG

The Beverly Hillbillies

(1993)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Jane Hathaway
Director:
Penelope Spheeris
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Diedrich Bader, Jim Varney, Erika Eleniak, Rob Schneider
1
0
Krippendorf's Tribe
PG-13

Krippendorf's Tribe

(1998)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Holland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Mila Kunis, Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman
0
0
Getting Away with Murder
R

Getting Away with Murder

(1996)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Inga Mueller
Director:
Harvey Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Bonnie Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Kerwin, Lily Tomlin
0
0
Moment by Moment
R

Moment by Moment

(1978)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Trisha
Director:
Jane Wagner
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Andra Akers, Bert Kramer, Shelley R. Bonus
Plot:

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. 

1
0
Ctadc

Ctadc

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Hunter G. Williams
Genres:
Adventure, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Michael Campbell, Tess Kartel, Liv von Oelreich, Kristina Ellery
0
0
Call to Action

Call to Action

(2012)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily
Director:
Hunter G. Williams
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Nicole Sienna, Hunter G. Williams, Aqueela Zoll, J. Kristopher
0
0
An Apology to Elephants
TV-PG

An Apology to Elephants

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Narrator
Director:
Amy Schatz
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Pat Derby, Colleen Kinzley, Jeff Kinzley, Ross MacPhee
0
0

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The Procession
TV-PG

The Procession

(2012)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jason's mom
Director:
Robert Festinger
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lucy Punch, John Fisher, Ryan Lester
0
0
The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe
PG-13

The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe

(1991)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Truby the Bag Lady / Agnus Angst / Kate / Brandy / Tina
Director:
John Bailey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Clay Walker
1
0
Reno Finds Her Mom

Reno Finds Her Mom

(1998)
1
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Reno
1
0

TV Movie(s)

The Lily Tomlin Special

The Lily Tomlin Special

(1975)
3
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Jay Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Laraine Newman, Doris Roberts, Christopher Guest, Valri Bromfield, Betty Beaird
3
0
Lily

Lily

(1973)
1
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself / Ernestine / Edith Ann / Various
Director:
Rick Wallace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Alda, Judith Kahan, Richard Pryor, Felix Silla
1
0
The Paul Simon Special

The Paul Simon Special

(1977)
0
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Dave Wilson
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Paul Simon, Charles Grodin, Art Garfunkel
0
0
And the Band Played On
PG-13

And the Band Played On

(1993)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ian McKellen, Patrick Bauchau, Alan Alda, Steve Martin, Nathalie Baye
1
0
Lily: Sold Out

Lily: Sold Out

(1981)
1
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself / Various Characters
Director:
Bill Davis, Tony Charmoli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Melanie Mayron, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Anka, Jane Fonda
1
0

Animation(s)

The Simpsons
TV-14

The Simpsons (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
PG

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Aunt May
Director:
Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti
Genres:
Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, Chris Pine, Oscar Isaac, Lily Tomlin
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. 

Sesame Street
TV-Y

Sesame Street (1969)

As:
Cast
Director:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Jimmy Fallon, Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle

Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle (1994)

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Edith Ann
Director:
Tamara Varga
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pamela Adlon, Thom Sharp, Amy Ziff, Erik McKay
The Magic School Bus
TV-Y

The Magic School Bus (1994)

As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Valerie Frizzle
Director:
Larry Jacobs, Charles E. Bastien
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Dolly Parton, Erica Luttrell, Daniel DeSanto
Gake no ue no Ponyo
G

Gake no ue no Ponyo (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kazushige Nagashima, Yûki Amami, George Tokoro, Yuria Nara
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.

The Ant Bully
PG

The Ant Bully (2006)

As:
Cast
Director:
John A. Davis
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti
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. 

Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël)

Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël) (1996)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Edith Ann
Director:
Bob Kurtz
Genres:
Animation, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pamela Adlon, Bonnie Hunt, Pat Fraley, Reno

TV Shows and Videos

The West Wing
TV-14

The West Wing (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Misiano, Alex Graves, Thomas Schlamme, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Innes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Jon Bon Jovi, Marlee Matlin, Rob Lowe, Matthew Perry
The X Files
TV-14

The X Files (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Kim Manners, Rob Bowman, David Nutter, Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, Jack Black, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi
The Electric Company
TV-G

The Electric Company (1971)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Tracy, Bob Schwarz, Henry Behar
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Skip Hinnant
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG

Saturday Night Live (1975)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Ben Stiller, Chris Farley, Colin Firth, Don Pardo
Homicide: Life on the Street
TV-14

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Fink, Alan Taylor, Nick Gomez, Peter Medak, Jean de Segonzac
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, James Earl Jones, Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto
Laugh-In
TV-PG

Laugh-In (1967)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Warren, Gordon Wiles
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens, Arte Johnson
Eastbound & Down
TV-MA

Eastbound & Down (2009)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jody Hill, David Gordon Green
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Marilyn Manson, Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride
Grace and Frankie
TV-MA

Grace and Frankie (2015)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Frankie Bergstein / ...
Director:
Andy Ackerman, Ken Whittingham, Dean Parisot, Melanie Mayron, Arlene Sanford
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sam Waterston, Sam Elliott, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Craig T. Nelson
Damages
TV-MA

Damages (2007)

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd A. Kessler, Matthew Penn, Timothy Busfield, Tate Donovan, Glenn Kessler
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Alexandra Daddario, Ted Danson, Glenn Close
Frasier
TV-PG

Frasier (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Lee, Kelsey Grammer, Pamela Fryman, James Burrows, Sheldon Epps
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller, Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
TV-14

NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Dennis Smith, Tony Wharmby, Terrence O'Hara, Thomas J. Wright, James Whitmore Jr.
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
LL Cool J, Troian Bellisario, Courtney Ford, Beth Riesgraf, Pauley Perrette
Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack

Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack (2012)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Mayers
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Allison Janney, Mary McCormack, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney
Pryor's Place

Pryor's Place (1984)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Robin Williams, Marla Gibbs, Richard Pryor
12 Miles of Bad Road

12 Miles of Bad Road (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Amelia Shakespeare
Director:
Michael Engler, Harry Thomason
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leigh-Allyn Baker, Kim Dickens, Katherine LaNasa, Mary Kay Place, David Andrews
Desperate Housewives
TV-14

Desperate Housewives (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Grossman, Larry Shaw, David Warren, Arlene Sanford, Bethany Rooney
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sarah Paulson, Marlee Matlin, Bob Newhart, Brian Austin Green, Drea de Matteo
Web Therapy

Web Therapy (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Craig Ferguson, Lisa Kudrow, Minnie Driver, Jane Lynch, Alan Cumming
Will & Grace
TV-14

Will & Grace (1998)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Burrows
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Jack Black, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing
Murphy Brown

Murphy Brown (1988)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Bonerz, Barnet Kellman, Lee Shallat Chemel, Joe Regalbuto, Alan Rafkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto
Web Therapy
TV-14

Web Therapy (2011)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Craig Ferguson, Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Jennifer Elise Cox, Victor Garber
Malibu Country

Malibu Country (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Lillie Mae MacKenzie
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman, Phill Lewis, Robbie Countryman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
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