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The Best Jodie Foster Movie

Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating the best Jodie Foster movie: ‘The Accused,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Panic Room,’ or ‘The SIlence of the Lambs’

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This week, in honor of the success of the new season of True Detective, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating the best Jodie Foster movie of all time! After a Jodie Foster pop quiz (21:14), they discuss some pretrial diversions (31:45). Then, they reveal each of their top three picks for the best Jodie Foster movie, hearing some of your favorites, and figure out which four should make it to the final poll (37:52).

Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best Jodie Foster movie? You can vote for the winner at, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced on the next episode!

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What is the best Jodie Foster movie?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    ‘The Accused’
    (17 votes)
  • 9%
    ‘Taxi Driver’
    (27 votes)
  • 11%
    ‘Panic Room’
    (30 votes)
  • 72%
    ‘The Silence of the Lambs’
    (198 votes)
272 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Olivia Crerie
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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