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The Best Christopher Lloyd Movies, Ranked

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Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in Back to the Future

The legendary actor Christopher Lloyd is renowned for his eclectic and impressive acting resume, with a Hollywood career spanning nearly five decades. Having first gotten his start in theater productions and Broadway shows, the performer made his cinematic debut in the critically-acclaimed, Oscar-winning picture One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest before appearing in a slew of noteworthy cinematic treasures like Clue, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Addams Family. Lloyd also had a lucrative television career, winning two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi.

Lloyd has truly done it all, embracing every genre, character, and film and delivering a memorable and brilliant performance in the process. He has provided his voice in movies like DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

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and Anastasia, played a supernatural murderer in the psychological horror flick I Am Not A Serial Killer,
and appeared as the iconic Emmett “Doc” Brown alongside Marty McFly in the ‘80s beloved trilogy Back to the Future. These are some of the best Christopher Lloyd movies.

Based on the animated television series DuckTales, the 1990 fantasy adventure film DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp follows the journey of Scrooge McDuck as he travels to Egypt along with his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in search of the lost treasure of Collie Baba and a magic lamp. On their quest, the characters become targeted by the nefarious and power-seeking sorcerer Merlock, who wants the lamp and the genie inside it for his own devious reasons; Christopher Lloyd memorably provided the voice for the scheming villain.

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp was the first time Walt Disney Pictures distributed a movie that was not produced through their animation team, and though it underperformed at the box office, the animated spin-off garnered widespread praise from critics and fans alike.

Dramatizing the events surrounding the Major League Baseball’s Black Sox Scandal, the 1988 sports drama Eight Men Out chronicles the game-fixing controversy in which eight players of the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a pay-out by notorious racketeer and gambler Arnold Rothstein. For the fascinating flick, Christopher Lloyd appeared alongside gifted performers like a great John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, and John Mahoney, portraying MLB pitcher Bill Burns, who served as a middle-man between the players and Rothstein.

After reading the Eliot Asinof book of the same name, director John Sayles set out to write a screenplay for the picture despite having no previous experience doing so; the filmmaker told UPI that the sports drama showcases the end of America’s innocence, saying, “Nobody could pretend that we were that innocent a country anymore–even though we never had been.”

Based on the Dan Wells novel of the same name, the 2016 psychological horror film I Am Not A Serial Killer stars Christopher Lloyd as supernatural serial killer Bill Crowley, who becomes the object of teenage sociopath John Wayne Cleaver’s obsession after he terrorizes the young man’s small Midwestern town. The thrilling flick features the additional talents of Max Records and Laura Fraser and was directed by Billy O’Brien, and had its worldwide premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

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