Michael J. Fox Movies

tumblr_mxid1ue93O1ruo0rmo1_1280Want to know the best Michael J. Fox movies?  How about the worst Michael J. Fox movies?  Curious about Michael J. Fox’s box office grosses or which Michael J. Fox movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Michael J. Fox movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Michael J. Fox (1961-)  is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.  Fox first gained fame playing Alex Keaton on the television show Family Ties from 1982 to 1989.  In 1985 he starred as Marty McFly in the box office smash Back To The Future as well as it’s two sequels. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.  Of the last 25 years he has been able to maintain his acting career while becoming an advocate for research toward finding a cure.

His IMDb page shows 68 credits from 1973-2016. This page ranks 25 Michael J. Fox movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, cameos, shorts, video games and movies not released in North America were not included in the rankings.

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd starred in all 3 Back To The Future movies

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd starred in all 3 Back To The Future movies

Michael J. Fox Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Michael J. Fox movies by co-stars of his movies.
  • Sort Michael J. Fox movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Michael J. Fox movies by yearly box office rank
  • Sort Michael J. Fox movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations each Michael J. Fox movie received and how many Oscar® wins each Michael J. Fox movie won.
  • Sort Michael J. Fox movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
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  • *** = Voice Role
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinkAdjusted B.O. Domestic (mils.)Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Back to the Future (1985)Christopher Lloyd$500.101st of 198588.0%04 / 0175.18
The American President (1995)Michael Douglas & Martin Sheen$116.4029th of 199579.0%01 / 0055.94
Casualties of War (1989)Sean Penn$39.6058th of 198978.0%00 / 0042.85
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) ***Sally Field & Don Ameche$85.2035th of 199371.5%00 / 0046.81
Back to the Future Part II (1989)Christopher Lloyd$337.806th of 198970.0%01 / 0064.30
Midnight Madness (1980)David Naughton$9.4097th of 198068.5%00 / 0033.66
Back to the Future Part III (1990)Christopher Lloyd$215.2011th of 199068.0%00 / 0062.96
Stuart Little 2 (2002) ***Genna Davis & Hugh Laurie$94.4044th of 200267.5%00 / 0046.38
The Frighteners (1996)Directed by Peter Jackson$32.0096th of 199667.5%00 / 0036.72
Coldblooded (1995)Jason Priestley$0.01270th of 199567.5%00 / 0031.72
Class of 1984 (1982)Perry King$15.9094th of 198267.5%00 / 0031.74
Doc Hollywood (1991)Woody Harrelson$109.8024th of 199167.5%00 / 0048.69
Stuart Little (1999) ***Genna Davis & Hugh Laurie$233.3011th of 199962.5%01 / 0060.78
The Hard Way (1991)James Woods$51.9049th of 199161.0%00 / 0036.78
The Secret of My Success (1987)Helen Slater$144.407th of 198760.0%00 / 0050.58
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) ***James Garner$125.4026th of 200157.0%00 / 0046.23
Mars Attacks (1996)Jack Nicholson & Annette Bening$72.0039th of 199657.0%00 / 0038.09
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) ***Sally Field$62.5049th of 199655.5%00 / 0035.77
Light of Day (1987)Joan Jett$22.6085th of 198755.5%00 / 0029.80
Blue in the Face (1995)Harvey Keitel$2.50194th of 199555.0%00 / 0026.24
Teen Wolf (1985)James Hampton$78.6026th of 198554.5%00 / 0037.91
Bright Lights Big City (1988)Keifer Sutherland$33.1062nd of 198854.0%00 / 0030.67
For Love or Money (1993)Gabrielle Anwar$22.70104th of 199353.0%00 / 0028.48
Life with Mikey (1993)Nathan Lane$25.3096th of 199345.5%00 / 0025.30
Greedy (1994)Kirk Douglas$27.1098th of 199444.0%00 / 0024.88

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Michael J. Foxl Table

  1. Eight Michael J. Fox movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 32.00% of his movies listed. Back to the Future (1985) is his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Michael J. Fox movie grosses  $97.70 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  15 Michael J. Fox movies are rated as good movies…or 60.00% of his movies.  Back to the Future (1985) is his highest rated movie while Greedy (1994) is his lowest rated movie.
  4. Four Michael J. Fox movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 16.00% of his movies.
  5. One Michael J. Fox movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 4.00% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  11 Michael J. Fox movies scored higher that average….or 44.00 of his movies.  Back to the Future (1985) got the the highest UMR Score while Greedy (1994) got the lowest UMR Score.
Michael J. Fox in 1995's The American President

Michael J. Fox in 1995’s The American President

Possibly Interesting Facts About Michael J. Fox

1. Michael Andrew Fox was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1961.

2. The J in Michael J. Fox is homage to actor Michael J. Pollard.  Fox did not like how Michael A. Fox sounded.

3. The Michael J. Fox Foundation has raised over $450 million as it continues to search for the cure of Parkinson’s Disease.

4. Michael J. Fox has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988…..they have four children.

5. Michael J. Fox has never been nominated for an Oscar®.  He has one Golden Globe® movie nomination….for 1985’s Back To The Future.  He has won 5 Emmy Awards® and 4 Golden Globes® for his television work.

6. Michael J. Fox was considered for the role of Conrad in 1980’s Ordinary People but Timothy Hutton, who went on to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for his performance, was cast instead.

7. Michael J. Fox filmed Back To The Future and Family Ties at the same time…often working on Family Ties during the day and Back To The Future at night.

8. Michael J. Fox replaced Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly after they had been shooting Back To The Future for six weeks.

9. Michael J. Fox was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010

10 Check out Michael J.Fox’s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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  1. Hello – I thought he played a very good role in The American President. I have seen him a few times on The Good Wife on TV as well. I thought he was from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the same age as Bobby if he was born in 1961. Thanks for this site – good job as usual.

    1. Bern – he was born in Edmonton. As an army Brat, he travelled all over the place. I live in Chilliwack, which used to have an Canadian Forces Base. Therefore, he lived where I lived from the time he was three to a certain age. Then he moved to Burnaby, B.C. which is a city near Vancouver.

      As such, he is from Vancouver in the same way that I am from Vancouver when I am travelling internationally which I have not done in a long time. But when Mom and I were at an airport in Chicago long ago and were asked about where we are from, we said Vancouver, British Columbia.

    2. Thanks for stopping by BERN1960….Canada is Canada right? What is the difference between the different parts of Canada…lol. I liked his role in The American President as well. Good to see you again.

    1. And who is this mysterious Steve that dared bump you down to bronze after knocking someone off their podium? hmm doesn’t sound like a nice fellow at all. [growls]

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