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List of Anthony Edwards Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Zodiac (2007)
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2
Zodiac
R
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2

Based on the manhunt for the Zodiac Killer, an elusive serial killer who once terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area, the movie gives an account of the detectives’ desperate attempts to solve what remains one of the most infamous unsolved cases in the United States. 

Role:
Inspector William Armstrong
Directed By:
2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
13
2
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
R
13
2

The coming-of-age story revolves around the lives of sophomores, Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner, and their friends, Linda and Mike. Stacy’s older brother, Brad, is also trying to figure things out after a break up while Stacy becomes pregnant. There is also Jeff Spicoli, a stoned surfer who is constantly going up against teacher Mr.Hand. 

Directed By:
Amy Heckerling
3. Flipped (2010)
12
2
Flipped
PG
12
2

At their very first meeting second grader, Julie Baker, falls in love with Bryce Loski, But Bryce is not sure and tries his best to avoid her, going to the extent of dating other girls. Now in eighth grade, Julie begins to realize that she has been wrong in thinking that Bryce is the love of her life. At the same time Bryce too begins to feel that he has been wrong about Julie. 

Role:
Steven Loski
Starring:
Aidan Quinn, Rebecca De Mornay, John Mahoney, Madeline Carroll
Directed By:
4. Top Gun (1986)
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2
Top Gun
PG
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2

Reckless and impulsive ace pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell is accepted into the Naval Fighter Weapons School, where he alienates other elite students with his attitude. As he competes for the TOPGUN Trophy with his calm rival Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky, he is also vying for the attention of the beautiful astrophysicist and civilian instructor Charlotte Blackwood.

Role:
Goose
Starring:
Directed By:
5. Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
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2
Heart Like a Wheel
PG
12
2
Role:
John Muldowney (age 15-23)
Starring:
Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Hoyt Axton, Bruce Barlow
Directed By:
Jonathan Kaplan
8. The Sure Thing (1985)
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2
The Sure Thing
PG-13
13
2

The Sure Thing is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Gib, who decides to meet his friend in California, who has arranged a meeting for him with a beautiful girl. He travels to California but he is forced to ride with Alison, a girl with whom he doesn’t have a very good relationship.

Role:
Lance
Starring:
John Cusack, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Daphne Zuniga, Boyd Gaines
Directed By:
9. Miracle Mile (1988)
13
2
Miracle Mile
R
13
2

Harry Washello is a young musician who takes an interest in a waitress named Julie Peters. She takes a liking to him as well and they eventually arrange a date. However, things take an ugly turn when Harry picks up a random pay phone and hears a frantic soldier warning about a nuclear attack that is going to hit the city within an hour. Harry tries to find Julie and escape to safety.

Role:
Harry Washello
Starring:
Mare Winningham, John Agar, Mykelti Williamson, Lou Hancock
Directed By:
Steve De Jarnatt
10. The Client (1994)
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The Client
PG-13
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2

The Client is a 1994 legal thriller film, which tells the story of a young boy who witnesses the suicide of a lawyer, and also has information regarding the disappearance of a politician. He hires a lawyer for protection when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down the mobsters. 

Directed By:
11. Experimenter (2015)
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2
Experimenter
PG-13
11
2

Experimenter is a biographical drama film which revolves around Stanley Milgram, a well known social psychologist who had conducted a series of radical behavior experiments at Yale University, which were meant for measuring conformity, conscience as well as free will.

Role:
Miller
Starring:
John Leguizamo, Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jim Gaffigan, John Palladino
Directed By:
Michael Almereyda
12. Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
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2
Die, Mommie, Die!
R
10
2
Starring:
Jason Priestley, Natasha Lyonne, Charles Busch, Angela Paton, Frances Conroy
Directed By:
Mark Rucker
13. Gotcha! (1985)
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2
Gotcha!
PG-13
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2
Role:
Jonathan
Starring:
Alex Rocco, Jsu Garcia, Linda Fiorentino, Marla Adams
Directed By:
Jeff Kanew
14. Northfork (2003)
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2
Northfork
PG-13
10
2

Set in 1955, Northfork is a drama film which revolves around the residents of a small community in Montana, who are forced to move, when there is a plan to begin construction of a new dam.

Starring:
Daryl Hannah, Kyle MacLachlan, James Woods, Nick Nolte, Ben Foster, Claire Forlani, Clark Gregg
Directed By:
Michael Polish
15. Mr. North (1988)
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2
Mr. North
PG
13
2
Role:
Theophilus North
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Harry Dean Stanton, Lauren Bacall, Anjelica Huston
Directed By:
16. The Forgotten (2004)
10
2
The Forgotten
PG-13
10
2

Telly Paretta is devastated after the death of her nine-year-old son Sam in plane crash. But her psychiatrist and husband insist that she never had a son, and Sam’s memories are only her imagination. Shockingly, there is no evidence of Sam’s existence. After meeting another man with same experience, Telly is determined to prove that Sam existed and she is not delusional. 

Role:
Jim
Starring:
Julianne Moore, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz, Jessica Hecht
Directed By:
Joseph Ruben
17. Big Zapper (1973)
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2
Big Zapper
R
9
2
Starring:
Linda Marlowe, Richard Monette, Gary Hope, Sean Hewitt
Directed By:
Lindsay Shonteff
18. How I Got Into College (1989)
9
2
How I Got Into College
PG-13
9
2
Role:
Kip Hammett
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Phil Hartman, Tom Kenny, Lara Flynn Boyle
Directed By:
Savage Steve Holland
19. Big Sur (2013)
10
3
Big Sur
R
10
3
Role:
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Starring:
Stana Katic, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell, Kate Bosworth, Balthazar Getty
Directed By:
Michael Polish
20. Downtown (1990)
10
2
Downtown
R
10
2
Role:
Alex Kearney
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, David Clennon
Directed By:
Richard Benjamin
21. Consumed (2015)
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2
Consumed
9
2
Starring:
Danny Glover, Victor Garber, Kunal Nayyar, Beth Grant
Directed By:
Daryl Wein
22. Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
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2
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
TV-14
9
2

After their victory over the Alpha Beta fraternity at Adams College, a group of nerds head to Fort Lauderdale, to attend a national fraternity convention. However Alpha Beta is also present at the convention, and they are looking for a way to get even.

Starring:
Robert Carradine, James Cromwell, Timothy Busfield, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry B. Scott
Directed By:
Joe Roth
23. Pet Sematary II (1992)
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2
Pet Sematary II
R
9
2
Role:
Chase Matthews
Starring:
Darlanne Fluegel, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton, Edward Furlong
Directed By:
Mary Lambert
24. Motherhood (2009)
7
1
Motherhood
PG-13
7
1
Role:
Avery
Starring:
Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, Jodie Foster, David Schallipp
Directed By:
Katherine Dieckmann
25. Thunderbirds (2004)
8
1
Thunderbirds
PG
8
1

This action adventure comedy film tells the story of a young boy named Alan, who is studying at a boarding school and dreams of becoming a pilot. When his entire family is made prisoner by an evil mastermind, it is up to young Alan to save the day.

Starring:
Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley, Vanessa Hudgens, Lou Hirsch, Demetri Goritsas, Brady Corbet
Directed By:
Jonathan Frakes
26. Searching for Home, Coming Back From War (2015)
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3
Searching for Home, Coming Back From War
TV-14
15
3
Directed By:
Eric Christiansen
27. Hawks (1988)
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2
Hawks
R
11
2
Role:
Deckermensky
Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Connie Booth, Jill Bennett, Janet McTeer
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller
28. N.Y.H.C. (1999)
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2
N.Y.H.C.
11
2
Starring:
Freddy Cricien, Vic Di Cara, Danny Diablo, Mike Dijan, Mike Dixon
Directed By:
Frank Pavich
29. Sexual Healing (1993)
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2
Sexual Healing
11
2
Role:
David
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Helen Hunt, Mare Winningham, Maggie Wheeler
Directed By:
Howard Cushnir
30. Jackpot (2001)
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2
Jackpot
R
9
2
Starring:
Adam Baldwin, Peggy Lipton, Patrick Bauchau, Daryl Hannah, Garrett Morris
Directed By:
Michael Polish
31. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999)
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2
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
9
2
Role:
Tony
Starring:
Jane Leeves, Tom Conti, Amanda Holden, Jenny Seagrove
Directed By:
Willi Patterson
32. Delta Heat (1992)
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2
Delta Heat
R
8
2
Role:
Mike Bishop
Starring:
Lance Henriksen, Betsy Russell, Linda Dona, Rod Masterson
Directed By:
Michael Fischa
33. Night of Too Many Stars (2003)
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2
Night of Too Many Stars
8
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Dana Carvey, Macaulay Culkin, Jack Black, Jimmy Fallon
Directed By:
John Fortenberry, Gil Bellows, Ron Yassen
34. Landslide (1992)
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2
Landslide
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Bob Boyd
Starring:
Ronald Lacey, Ken James, Melody Anderson, Tom Burlinson
Directed By:
Jean-Claude Lord
35. My Dead Boyfriend (2016)
8
2
My Dead Boyfriend
R
8
2
Starring:
Griffin Dunne, Heather Graham, John Corbett, Katherine Moennig, Scott Michael Foster
Directed By:
Anthony Edwards
36. Charlie's Ghost Story (1995)
8
2
Charlie's Ghost Story
PG
8
2
Role:
Dave
Starring:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, J.T. Walsh, Cheech Marin, Daphne Zuniga, Charles Rocket
Directed By:
Anthony Edwards
37. Summer Heat (1987)
8
2
Summer Heat
R
8
2
Role:
Aaron
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Dorothy McGuire, Clu Gulager, Bruce Abbott, Lori Singer
Directed By:
Michie Gleason

TV Movie(s)

1. Temple Grandin (2010)
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3
Temple Grandin
TV-PG
14
3
Starring:
Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara, Stephanie Faracy
Directed By:
Mick Jackson
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
2. The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
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2
The Killing of Randy Webster
11
2
Starring:
Hal Holbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Dixie Carter, James Whitmore Jr.
Directed By:
Sam Wanamaker
3. High School U.S.A. (1983)
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2
High School U.S.A.
11
2
Starring:
Crispin Glover, Nancy McKeon, Bob Denver, Todd Bridges, Dawn Wells, Elinor Donahue, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Rod Amateau
4. Drew (2016)
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2
Drew
TV-MA
12
2
Role:
Carson Drew
Starring:
Sarah Shahi, Vanessa Ferlito, Steve Kazee, Justine Cotsonas
Directed By:
James Strong
5. My Louisiana Sky (2001)
11
2
My Louisiana Sky
11
2
Starring:
Juliette Lewis, Michael Cera, Shirley Knight, Chris Owens, Kelsey Keel
Directed By:
Adam Arkin
6. El Diablo (1990)
10
2
El Diablo
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Billy Ray Smith
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Louis Gossett Jr., John Glover, Robert Beltran
Directed By:
Peter Markle
7. Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
11
2
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story
11
2
Role:
Bill Johnson
Starring:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Weaver, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Wayne Northrop
Directed By:
Don Taylor
8. Hometown Boy Makes Good (1990)
10
2
Hometown Boy Makes Good
R
10
2
Role:
Boyd Geary
Starring:
Jerry Hardin, Cynthia Bain, Phillip Brock, Jeff Gadbois
Directed By:
David Burton Morris
9. Border Line (1999)
8
2
Border Line
8
2
Starring:
Len Cariou, John de Lancie, Elizabeth Peña, Carl Lumbly, Sherry Stringfield
Directed By:
Ken Kwapis

Animation(s)

Good Night, Gorilla (1998)
Good Night, Gorilla
Role:
Zookeeper (voice)
Starring:
Renée Nalbandian, Brianna Gagne
Directed By:
Don Duga, Irra Duga
Planes (2013)
Planes
PG
Plot:

Planes is a sports comedy film, which tells the story of Dusty, a crop duster plane, who dreams of becoming a great air racer. Along with his friend, Chug, a fuel truck, Dusty practices flying maneuvers, in order to qualify for the Wings Across the Globe race. 

Starring:
John Cleese, Gabriel Iglesias, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, Cedric the Entertainer, John Ratzenberger, Val Edward Kilmer
Directed By:
Klay Hall

TV Shows and Videos

The General Motors Playwrights Theater (1991)
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
Role:
Josh (1 episode, 1991)
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Teri Garr, Elisabeth Shue, Patrick Dempsey, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jean Stapleton, Anne Meara
Directed By:
Burt Brinckerhoff, David Shaughnessy
Call to Glory (1984)
Call to Glory
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Craig T. Nelson, Elisabeth Shue, Tom O'Brien, Gabriel Damon, Cindy Pickett
Directed By:
Jon Avnet, Ernest Pintoff, Peter Levin, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Werner
Billions (2016)
Billions
TV-MA
Starring:
Damian Lewis, Penn Jillette, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Mary-Louise Parker, Maggie Siff
Directed By:
Karyn Kusama, James Foley, Adam Arkin, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Northern Exposure (1990)
Northern Exposure
Starring:
Patrick Warburton, Jack Black, Kaley Cuoco, Donal Logue, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum
Directed By:
Michael Fresco, Nick Marck, Rob Thompson, Michael Katleman, Michael Vittes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Maggie Grace, Chazz Palminteri, Ron Leibman, Rosie Perez, John Stamos, Maria Bello
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Frasier (1993)
Frasier
TV-PG
Starring:
James Spader, Halle Berry, Helen Mirren, Zooey Deschanel, Ray Liotta, Mel Brooks, Ann Cusack
Directed By:
David Lee, Kelsey Grammer, Pamela Fryman, James Burrows, Sheldon Epps
Walking Tall (1981)
Walking Tall
Starring:
Robert Englund, Eric Stoltz, Walter Barnes, Bo Svenson
Drunk History (2013)
Drunk History
TV-14
Starring:
Elizabeth Olsen, Ronda Rousey, Nick Kroll, Bob Odenkirk, Charlie Day, Bill Hader, Owen Wilson
Directed By:
Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters
ER (1994)
ER
TV-14
Starring:
Alan Alda, Debra Jo Rupp, Kirsten Dunst, Mickey Rooney, Keith David, Joe Manganiello, Josh Gad
Directed By:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Blue Bloods (2010)
Blue Bloods
TV-14
Starring:
Donnie Wahlberg, Jennifer Esposito, Jessica Rothe, Tom Selleck, Shelley Hennig, Alex Kingston, Melissa Benoist
Directed By:
David Barrett, Alex Chapple, Ralph Hemecker, Robert Harmon, Alex Zakrzewski
It Takes Two (1982)
It Takes Two
Role:
Andy Quinn (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Starring:
Della Reese, Scatman Crothers, Helen Hunt, Billie Bird, Richard Crenna
Girls (2012)
Girls
TV-MA
Starring:
Lisa Bonet, Marc Maron, Lucy Liu, Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Ritter, Chelsea Peretti, Spike Jonze
Directed By:
Lena Dunham, Jesse Peretz, Richard Shepard, Jamie Babbit, Jody Lee Lipes
For Love and Honor (1983)
For Love and Honor
Starring:
David Caruso, Kelly Preston, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Cliff Potts, Rachel Ticotin, Yaphet Kotto
Directed By:
Harvey S. Laidman, Gary Nelson
Zero Hour (2013)
Zero Hour
TV-14
Role:
Hank Galliston (13 episodes, 2013)
Starring:
Michael Nyqvist, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, Amy Irving, Ken Leung
Cursed (2000)
Cursed
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Heidi Klum, Whoopi Goldberg, Lori Loughlin, Steven Weber, Paula Marshall, Amy Pietz
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck, Barnet Kellman, James Burrows, Gail Mancuso, James Widdoes
In Cold Blood (1996)
In Cold Blood
Role:
Dick Hickock (2 episodes, 1996)
Starring:
Sam Neill, Ryan Reynolds, Eric Roberts, Kevin Tighe
Directed By:
Jonathan Kaplan

Anthony Edwards Awards

Golden Globe Awards
ER Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1998
Primetime Emmy Awards
Temple Grandin Outstanding Made for Television Movie 2010
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series 1995