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10 Christopher Lloyd Movies and TV Shows, Ranked – And Where to Watch Them

From 'Back to the Future' to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' we picked our favorites.  

Christopher Lloyd, with his distinctive voice and unique presence, has carved out a memorable niche in the world of entertainment. From his iconic role as Doc Brown in the Back to the Future series to his eccentric character in Taxi, Lloyd has consistently delivered captivating performances that have endeared him to audiences. Here, we look back at our favorite Christopher Lloyd movies and TV shows.

10. Dennis the Menace (1993)

Christopher Lloyd played the role of Switchblade Sam in Dennis the Menace, the movie based on the comic strip. The movie also starred Walter Matthau and Lea Thompson. The plot follows Dennis, who is staying at his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, while his family is out of town. Of course, he’s driving Mr. Wilson crazy, even though he’s trying to be helpful. Antics ensue.

You can watch this film on Tubi.

9. Piranha 3D (2010): Christopher Lloyd

Piranha 3D is a comedy-slash-horror movie that stars Christopher Lloyd alongside Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell and Richard Dreyfuss. Sure, the premise is a bit far-fetched—prehistoric man-eating fish are mysteriously released and a group of strangers have to band together to figure out a way to not become fish food—but we love Lloyd’s performance as Carl Goodman.

You can watch this film on Tubi.

8. Nobody (2021)

Nobody is a 2021 action thriller that stars Christopher Lloyd alongside Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, Aleksey Serebryakov and RZA. The movie follows a mild-mannered family man who returns to his former life of an assassin after he and his family become the target of a vengeful crime lord. The film grossed $57 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics, who praised the action sequences.

You can watch this film Amazon Prime Video.

7. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984): Christopher Lloyd

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, was the successful third installment of this science fiction film franchise. Directed by Leonard Nimoy, the film follows the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as they defy orders to retrieve the body of their deceased comrade, Spock (Leonard Nimoy), from the Genesis Planet. Christopher Lloyd portrays the Klingon Commander Kruge, who seeks to exploit the Genesis Device for his own gain.

Reflecting on his part, Lloyd said, “It’s a role that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was fun to play an evil character that has no remorse about anything he does. I hadn’t done that much film work before then, and I didn’t quite know what about me they saw from previous work that convinced them that maybe I’d be a good Klingon. But I love doing that kind of thing, a far-out character, and a far-out character with a good script and a wonderful cast. I’ve seen the movie again recently and it holds up very nicely.”

You can watch this film on Max.

6. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future Part II is the sequel to the 1985 blockbuster and continues the time-traveling adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown. This time, Marty and Doc travel to the future to prevent a series of disastrous events that threaten the McFly family’s existence. However, their actions inadvertently create an alternate timeline that they must fix before it’s too late. The film stars Lloyd alongside Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson.

You can watch this film on Amazon Prime Video.

5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975): Christopher Lloyd

Directed by Miloš Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a drama film based on Ken Kesey’s novel of the same name. The story is set in a psychiatric institution and follows the charismatic and rebellious Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) as he clashes with the authoritarian Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). Christopher Lloyd delivers a memorable performance as Taber, one of the patients in the institution.

You can watch this film on Amazon Prime Video.

4. Taxi (1978-1983)

Taxi was a hit sitcom that revolved around the lives of the employees of the Sunshine Cab Company in New York City. Christopher Lloyd played Reverend Jim Ignatowski, a spaced-out and perpetually stoned former hippie who becomes a taxi driver. The show explores the personal and professional struggles of the diverse group of characters as they navigate life in the Big Apple. Christopher Lloyd’s portrayal of Reverend Jim earned him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and solidified his status as a comedic talent. Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito were his co-stars.

You can watch this show on Pluto TV.

3. The Addams Family (1991): Christopher Lloyd

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, The Addams Family is a dark comedy based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The film follows the eccentric and macabre Addams family as they welcome a long-lost relative, Fester (Christopher Lloyd), back into their home. However, all is not as it seems, as a scheming con artist plots to swindle the family out of their fortune. Christopher Lloyd’s portrayal of Uncle Fester earned him widespread praise for his comedic timing and physicality, adding to the film’s darkly humorous tone.

You can watch film on Paramount+.

2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a groundbreaking live-action animated comedy film set in a world where cartoon characters coexist with humans. When Toon star Roger Rabbit is accused of murder, he seeks the help of detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to clear his name. Christopher Lloyd plays Judge Doom, the nefarious judge determined to destroy Toontown. Who Framed Roger Rabbit received critical acclaim for its innovative blend of live-action and animation, earning four Academy Awards and solidifying Christopher Lloyd’s reputation as a versatile character actor.

You can watch this film on Disney+.

1. Back to the Future (1985): Christopher Lloyd

Back to the Future follows the exploits of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a teenager who accidentally travels back in time to 1955 in a modified DeLorean car invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Marty must navigate the complexities of time travel to ensure that his parents meet and fall in love, thus securing his own existence in the future. Back to the Future became a cultural phenomenon upon its release, spawning two sequels and cementing Christopher Lloyd’s status as an icon of science fiction cinema.

You can watch this film on Amazon Prime Video.

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