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Stream the Best of Tommy Lee Jones This Weekend

With this weekend's release of 'The Homesman,' here are the best movies starring Tommy Lee Jones currently available to stream.

Tommy Lee Jones's The Homesman opens this weekend, which he directs and stars in, reviving the Hollywood Western.  Jones plays a claim jumper who regularly gets reemed for trying to steal someone else's land. Hilary Swank stars opposite him as a spinster teacher who employs Jones's skills to find asylum for a group of troubled women. Check out the trailer:

While wishing the best for Tommy Lee Jones's foray into directing, we can't help but get nostalgic for some of his best work as an actor. His career, spanning over four decades now, is marked with award-winning features like Lincoln, The Fugitive, No Country for Old Men.  Take a look at some of the hidden gems in his impressive filmography which are currently available to stream. 

The Missing
Directed by Ron Howard
Watch on Netflix

This revived western stars Cate Blacnhett as a medicine woman and frontier rancher who had been estranged from her father (Tommy Lee Jones) after he abandoned the family to live with a neighboring Indian tribe. As things go, he returns, apologetic, and is turned away. His time away becomes useful, however, when the family's youngest is kidnapped. 

The Company Men
Directed by John Wells
Watch on Netflix

The Company Men tells the story of three different breadwinners whose lives change in the wake of the 2008 recession. After being laid off from his well-paying job at a multi-national corporation, Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) goes into contract work to keep his family afloat. In this one, Tommy Lee Jones is an executive who also loses his job, but profits from the stock spike resulting from the layoffs. 

The Hunted
Directed by William Friedkin
Watch on Netflix

Tommy Lee Jones is a military contracter who trains soldiers in a specialized form of combat where the trainees learn how to make weapons out of pretty much anything. Benecio del Toro, a previous disciple, goes off the rails and starts killing people at random. Of course, the one who trained him is the only one skilled enough to take him out, and so begins this thrilling manhunt.

Love Story
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Watch on Netflix

In his first film role ever, Tommy Lee Jones is cast in a small role as a Harvard student who is a friend of the leading man, Oliver. The movie is based on the novel by Erich Segal, who cites Tommy Lee Jones and his college roommate Al Gore as the inspiration behind the sensitive, athletic Oliver. 

The Family
Directed by Luc Besson
Watch on Netflix

A mob family switches from dodging the law to dodging fellow mobsrters when the patriarch (Robert DeNiro) snitches on a rival boss. The family goes into witness protection in Southern France under the direction of a straight-talking FBI agent, played by none other than Tommy Lee Jones. Part comedy, part mafia-movie, the Manzioni family will likely make you appreciate your own.

In The Electric Mist
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Watch on Netflix

Staged in the swampy backwoods of Louisiana, In the Electric Mist has Tommy Lee Jones as a detective who is tasked with investigating the series of bodies found in the swamp. The investigation unfolds concurrently with a Civil War era movie being filmed nearby and the strange, interweaving timeline that complicates the proceedings. 


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