Jack Lemmon Postings

Jack LemmonThis was a weekly series that focused on the career of Jack Lemmon. Once a week, one film from Jack Lemmon’s vast career was individually viewed, analyzed, and ranked alongside other Jack Lemmon films to establish not only what is the best Jack Lemmon film, but to also establish what is Jack Lemmon’s best performance. This weekly film evaluation began on 11/3/15 and concluded on 8/11/16. Please refer to the bottom of this page for links to the reviewed films and to also view the overall film and performance rankings.

Jack Lemmon at the 1956 Academy Awards with his first Oscar for Mister Roberts.
Jack Lemmon at the 1956 Academy Awards with his first Oscar for Mister Roberts.

Links for Jack Lemmon Film Posts:

Jack Lemmon chickenThe Apartment (1960)

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIETuesdays with Morrie (1999)

Jack Lemmon Inherit the Wind 03Inherit the Wind (1999)

Jack Lemmon Save the TigerSave the Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon Mary PhaganThe Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)

Long Day's JourneyLong Day’s Journey into Night (1987)

Out to Sea (1997)

Grumpier Old Men (1995)

imageGrumpy Old Men (1993)

Missing (1982)

The Front Page (1974)

My Fellow Americans (1996)

Dad (1989)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Avanti! (1972)

Jack Lemmon Airport 77Airport ’77 (1977)

Mister RobertsMister Roberts (1955)

Jack LemmonThe Out-of-Towners (1970)

Irma la Douce 06Irma la Douce (1963)

Murder Wife 03How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Jack Lemmon Glengarry Glen RossGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Jack Lemmon Race 05The Great Race (1965)

12 Angry Men Jack Lemmon 0412 Angry Men (1997)

The Fortune Cookie 01The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Some Like it HotSome Like it Hot (1959)

Short Cuts Jack Lemmon 01Short Cuts (1993)

China Syndrome Feature PictureThe China Syndrome (1979)

Jack Lemmon The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple (1968)

Jack Lemmon Performance and Film Rankings:

Performance Rankings:
Save the Tiger: 5/5
Days of Wine and Roses: 5/5
The Apartment: 5/5
Long Day’s Journey into Night: 5/5
Missing: 5/5
The Out-of-Towners: 5/5
Glengarry Glen Ross: 5/5
Mister Roberts: 5/5
12 Angry Men: 5/5
Some Like it Hot: 5/5
Tuesdays with Morrie: 5/5
Inherit the Wind: 5/5
The China Syndrome: 4.5/5
Short Cuts: 4.5/5
The Fortune Cookie: 4/5
Avanti!: 4/5
The Murder of Mary Phagan: 4/5
The Odd Couple: 3.5/5
Irma la Douce: 3.5/5
Grumpy Old Men: 3/5
My Fellow Americans: 3/3
Dad: 3/5
Grumpier Old Men: 3/5
Out to Sea: 3/5
How to Murder Your Wife: 2.5/5
The Front Page: 2.5/5
Airport ’77: 2/5
The Great Race: 2/5

Performance Average: 4/5

Film Rankings:
The Apartment: 5/5
Days of Wine and Roses: 5/5
Save the Tiger: 5/5
The Out-of-Towners: 5/5
Missing: 5/5
Glengarry Glen Ross: 5/5
Short Cuts: 5/5
Long Day’s Journey into Night: 5/5
12 Angry Men: 5/5
The Fortune Cookie: 4.5/5
Mister Roberts: 4.5/5
Some Like it Hot: 4.5/5
The China Syndrome: 4/5
Tuesdays with Morrie: 4/5
The Murder of Mary Phagan: 3.5/5
Avanti!: 3.5/5
Irma la Douce: 3.5/5
The Odd Couple: 3/5
Grumpy Old Men: 3/5
My Fellow Americans: 3/3
Grumpier Old Men: 3/5
Out to Sea: 2.5/5
Inherit the Wind: 2.5
The Front Page: 2/5
How to Murder Your Wife: 2/5
The Great Race: 2/5
Airport ’77: 1.5/5
Dad: 1.5/5

Film Average: 3.67/5

Jack Lemmon at the 1974 Academy Awards with his second Oscar win for Save the Tiger.
Jack Lemmon at the 1974 Academy Awards with his second Oscar win for Save the Tiger.
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