Muppet's Treasure Island
Scandalously, in his role as Long John Silver he has only one song. But it's a corker, and throughout the rest of the movie he delivers his usual subtle performance of suppressed emotion and nuance.Clue
He plays Wadsworth the butler in a film that should be much, much worse than it actually is. The first act lags, some jokes don't land, but Tim Curry holds everything together incredibly, not least in the last act, when he tells you who did it three times while sprinting, falling, yelling, jabbing his fingers and generally being very Tim Curry like.Stephen King's IT
It's tough to pull off horns bigger than your head, but Tim Curry does it with aplomb. Probably on the short list every time someone needs to cast Satan, he's a sensuous devil here. I would imagine the amount of fan-fiction this performance produced is substantial, and will never check.The Three Musketeers
Not a great film. Probably not even a good one, but the villains were all very good. Michael Wincott, Rebecca De-Mornay and of course Tim Curry as a Cardinal Richelieu who is enjoying his robes. Enjoy him acting Chris O'Donnell off the screen here. No great task, but still. Look at him roll every word around in his mouth and revel in power.
So, in which of the movies above is Tim Curry most
great? Let's decide once and for all, right here. This list of great Tim Curry performances is of course definitive, and nothing has been left out.