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List of Bernadette Peters Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Jerk (1979)
22
3
The Jerk
R
22
3

Navin Johnson, an adopted son of a poor black family, is a simple-minded youth who decides to explore the world and travels to St. Louis on his 18th birthday. As he struggles to find his place in the world, his naiveté lands him in trouble but also helps him out. Though initially exploited by everyone, soon his invention changes everything for him. 

Role:
Marie
Starring:
Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward
Directed By:
2. The Longest Yard (1974)
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4
The Longest Yard
R
16
4

Paul is a well-known football player who ends up in jail. The prison warden Rudolph, who is a fan of football, asks him to build a team consisting of prison inmates and play a match against the prison guards.

Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, James Hampton
Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
4. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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2
Pennies from Heaven
R
17
2

Pennies from Heaven is a romantic drama musical film which tells the story of Arthur Parker, a sheet-music salesman who is having a hard time with his business as well as with his wife Joan. He is refused a bank loan, and in addition, his wife is unwilling to help him. When he meets a schoolteacher name Eileen, he falls for her instantly and they begin an affair, but he returns to Joan, when she finally gives him the money he wanted. When Eileen’s school finds out that she is pregnant with Arthur’s child, she is fired. Therefore, she begins working as a prostitute.   

Role:
Eileen
Starring:
Christopher Walken, Steve Martin, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
5. Annie (1982)
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4
Annie
PG
14
4

A young orphan who lives in an orphanage believes that her parents left her there by mistake. Eventually, a rich man named Oliver lets her live at his home to improve his image. However, Annie still longs to meet her parents. 

Role:
Lily St. Regis
Directed By:
7. Alice (1990)
12
2
Alice
PG-13
12
2

Alice Tate is a housewife living in New York who is married to a wealthy man named Doug. She spends most of her time shopping, getting beauty treatment and gossiping with her friends. Things take a turn when she falls for a handsome jazz musician named Joe. She finds herself mysteriously attracted to him, and experiences guilt for this, which manifests itself in the form of a backache.   

Starring:
Directed By:
8. W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
10
4
W.C. Fields and Me
PG
10
4

The film is based on memoir by Carlotta Monti, legendary Field’s companion during last years. Fields, a Ziegfeld Follies headliner, loses his savings and also, his girlfriend leaves him. While operating a wax museum in Santa Monica, he receives a film role. Quickly rising to stardom, he is closely associated with John Barrymore and shares a stormy relationship with actress Carlotta Monti.  

Role:
Melody
Starring:
Rod Steiger, John Marley, Jack Cassidy, Valerie Perrine
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
9. The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)
9
2
The Broken Hearts Gallery
PG-13
9
2

After her break-up, Lucy decides to start a gallery named The Broken Hearts Gallery, where people can leave trinkets or souvenirs from their past relationships.

Role:
Eva Woolf
Starring:
10. It Runs in the Family (2003)
11
2
It Runs in the Family
PG-13
11
2

It Runs in the Family is a comedy drama film which revolves around the highly successful Gromberg family in New York. The film shows how three generations of the family are forced to come together, despite being estranged for years, and make peace when Evelyn, the family’s matriarch passes away.

Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
11. Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
9
3
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
PG
9
3

Eli used to be a heroic flying ace who performed several important and risky missions over Europe during the First World War. However, his wife passes away after the war. Therefore, he decides to take his 11-year-old son on an adventure, flying around the countryside.

Role:
Allison
Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Alice Ghostley, Rosemary Murphy, Eric Shea, Pamela Franklin
Directed By:
John Erman
12. Vigilante Force (1976)
9
3
Vigilante Force
PG
9
3

The residents of a small Californian town are troubled by the unruly and lawless behavior of the oil-field workers. Ben Arnold, a local, hires his brother, Vietnam veteran Aaron Arnold, who along with his tough troupers controls the law-breaking. But then the veterans proceed to take over the community. Now the residents turn to Ben to put an end to this terror. 

Role:
Little Dee
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Victoria Principal, Jan-Michael Vincent, Brad Dexter
Directed By:
George Armitage
13. Pink Cadillac (1989)
9
1
Pink Cadillac
PG-13
9
1

Pink Cadillac is an action comedy film which tells the story of Lou Ann, who is being chased by a white supremacist group, of which her husband is a member. She has taken counterfeit money from them, and is running away with her husband’s car. In order to take revenge, her husband kidnaps her baby, which she had left with her sister.

Role:
Lou Ann McGuinn
Starring:
Clint Eastwood, James Cromwell, Jim Carrey, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson, Angela Louise Robinson
Directed By:
Buddy Van Horn
14. Heartbeeps (1981)
10
1
Heartbeeps
PG
10
1
Role:
Aqua
Starring:
Andy Kaufman, Christopher Guest, Randy Quaid, Melanie Mayron, Kenneth McMillan
Directed By:
Allan Arkush
15. Tulips (1981)
7
2
Tulips
PG
7
2
Role:
Rutanya Wallace
Starring:
Gabe Kaplan, Al Waxman, Henry Gibson, Dave Boxer
Directed By:
Al Waxman, Mark Warren, Rex Bromfield
16. Coming Up Roses (2011)
14
3
Coming Up Roses
14
3
Role:
Diane
Starring:
Peter Friedman, Rachel Brosnahan, Reyna de Courcy, Michael Anzalone
Directed By:
Lisa Albright
17. Snow Days (1999)
9
2
Snow Days
R
9
2
Role:
Elise Ellis
Starring:
Stephen Colbert, Missi Pyle, Larry Pine, Kipp Marcus, Henry Simmons
Directed By:
Adam Marcus
18. Slaves of New York (1989)
9
2
Slaves of New York
R
9
2
Role:
Eleanor
Starring:
Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt, Madeleine Potter
Directed By:
James Ivory
19. Come le formiche (2007)
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1
Come le formiche
6
1
Role:
Mary Ann
Starring:
F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Galatea Ranzi, Patrizia Pellegrino
Directed By:
Ilaria Borrelli

TV Movie(s)

1. Once Upon a Mattress (1972)
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2
Once Upon a Mattress
13
2
Role:
Lady Larken
Starring:
Carol Burnett, Ken Berry, Jack Gilford, Jane White
Directed By:
Ron Field, Dave Powers
2. The Islander (1978)
13
2
The Islander
13
2
Role:
Trudy Engles
Starring:
Robert Vaughn, Dennis Weaver, Sharon Gless, Peter Mark Richman
Directed By:
Paul Krasny
3. George M! (1970)
14
2
George M!
14
2
Role:
Josie Cohan
Starring:
Joel Grey, Nanette Fabray, Blythe Danner, Jack Cassidy, Red Buttons
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller, Martin Charnin
4. Cinderella (1997)
10
2
Cinderella
G
10
2
Role:
Cinderella's Stepmother
5. The Christmas Tree (1958)
10
2
The Christmas Tree
10
2
Starring:
Jessica Tandy, William Shatner, Ellen Burstyn, Carol Channing, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
Kirk Browning
6. Prince Charming (2001)
10
3
Prince Charming
10
3
Role:
Margo / Titania
Starring:
Christina Applegate, Martin Short, Billy Connolly, Andrea Martin
Directed By:
Allan Arkush
7. Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues (1987)
14
2
Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues
14
2
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Little Richard, Etta James
Directed By:
Gary Halvorson
8. Adopted (2005)
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2
Adopted
11
2
Role:
Sarah Leaf
Starring:
Christine Baranski, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Andrew W. Walker, Kevin Wheatley
Directed By:
Ted Wass
9. What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)
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2
What the Deaf Man Heard
12
2
Starring:
Matthew Modine, Frankie Muniz, James Earl Jones, Tom Skerritt, Judith Ivey, Claire Bloom, Jerry O'Connell
Directed By:
John Kent Harrison
10. David (1988)
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4
David
11
4
Role:
Marie Rothenberg
Starring:
John Glover, Christopher Allport, George Grizzard, Dan Lauria
Directed By:
John Erman
11. The Last Mile (1992)
12
2
The Last Mile
12
2
Role:
The Soprano
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Nathan Lane, Tony Goldwyn, Bill Irwin
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
12. Bobbie's Girl (2002)
13
2
Bobbie's Girl
PG-13
13
2
Role:
Bailey Lewis
Starring:
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rachel Ward, Jonathan Silverman, Don Foley
Directed By:
Jeremy Kagan
13. The Last Best Year (1990)
12
2
The Last Best Year
PG
12
2
Role:
Jane Murray
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Dorothy McGuire, Carmen Mathews, Kate Reid, Brian Bedford
Directed By:
John Erman
14. Living Proof (2008)
10
2
Living Proof
10
2
Starring:
Harry Connick Jr., Swoosie Kurtz, Jennifer Coolidge, Amanda Bynes, Angie Harmon, Tammy Blanchard
Directed By:
Dan Ireland
15. Holiday in Your Heart (1997)
8
2
Holiday in Your Heart
8
2
Role:
Faith Shawn
Starring:
Rebecca Schull, LeAnn Rimes, Vernon Grote, Carol Farabee
Directed By:
Michael Switzer
16. Fall from Grace (1990)
9
2
Fall from Grace
9
2
Role:
Tammy Faye Bakker
Starring:
Kevin Spacey, Richard Herd, Beth Grant, John McLiam
Directed By:
Karen Arthur

Animation(s)

Animaniacs (1993)
Animaniacs
Starring:
Ed Asner, George Dzundza, Elisabeth Moss, Phyllis Diller, Frank Welker, Corey Burton, Ben Stein
Directed By:
Alfred Gimeno, Dave Marshall, Rusty Mills, Audu Paden, Greg Reyna
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999)
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish
Starring:
Ben Stein, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche
Directed By:
Tom Ruegger, Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna, Charles Visser, Liz Holzman
Anastasia (1997)
Anastasia
G
Plot:

In 1916, Anastasia, the daughter of Czar Nicholas II, gets separated from her grandmother. Years later, she is found by two con men but she has very vague memories of her childhood. The con men, who think she is just a look alike of the princess, decide to take her to her grandmother and earn a reward. However problems await them in form of Grigori Rasputin.

Starring:
Meg Ryan, Kirsten Dunst, Hank Azaria, John Cusack, Jim Cummings, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd
Directed By:
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995)
The Wonderful World of Disney
Starring:
Mary-Kate Olsen, Jonathan Pryce, Lynn Redgrave, Tara Strong, Wayne Brady, Sarah Hyland, Vivica A. Fox
Directed By:
Simon Wincer, James Frawley, Robert King, Nadia Tass, Mark Rosman
Teacher's Pet (2000)
Teacher's Pet
TV-Y
Starring:
Debra Jo Rupp, Jerry Stiller, Patrick Warburton, Betty White, Nathan Lane, Tim Curry
Directed By:
Alfred Gimeno, Don MacKinnon, Timothy Björklund, Ennio Torresan
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
G
Starring:
James Garner, Kiefer Sutherland, Jeff Bennett, Kenneth Mars
Directed By:
Charles Grosvenor
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
G
Role:
Angelique
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Haley Joel Osment, Jim Cummings, Tim Curry, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers
Directed By:
Andrew Knight
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
PG
Plot:

In the Land of Oz, Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion learn that an evil Jester has stolen the broomstick of his sister, the late Wicked Witch of the West. With Oz’s future at stake, they eventually feel that they will need the help of Dorothy to stop him.

Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Lea Michele, Patrick Stewart, Tom Kenny, Brian Blessed, Jim Belushi, Hugh Dancy
Directed By:
Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre

TV Shows and Videos

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Faerie Tale Theatre
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Jeff Bridges, Valerie Bertinelli, Joan Collins, Christopher Lee, Teri Garr, Matthew Broderick
Directed By:
Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Medak, Gilbert Cates, Graeme Clifford
Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Eva Gabor, Robert Donat, Lee Remick, Lillian Gish, Walter Matthau, Jackie Cooper, Larry Hagman
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
All in the Family (1971)
All in the Family
TV-PG
Starring:
Sherman Hemsley, Charles Durning, Billy Crystal, Bea Arthur, Doris Roberts, Sorrell Booke, Jean Stapleton
Directed By:
John Rich, Bob LaHendro, Hal Cooper, Paul Bogart, Norman Campbell
The Good Fight (2017)
The Good Fight
Starring:
Matthew Perry, Jane Lynch, Kevin Pollak, Gary Cole, Bebe Neuwirth, Rob Reiner, Christine Baranski
Directed By:
Jim McKay
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
Starring:
John Ritter, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Maher, Drew Carey, Jeff Goldblum, Lori Loughlin, Sharon Stone
Directed By:
Todd Holland, Ken Kwapis, Alan Myerson, Michael Lehmann, Garry Shandling
Boston Legal (2004)
Boston Legal
TV-14
Starring:
James Spader, Ed Begley Jr., Heather Locklear, Page Kennedy, Jason Earles, Katey Sagal, Megan Mullally
Directed By:
Mike Listo, Bill D'Elia, Robert Yannetti, Steve Robin, James R. Bagdonas
Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Reeve, Rex Harrison, Richard Burton, Denzel Washington, Lee Grant, Joan Cusack
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Branagh, Celeste Holm, Meredith Baxter, Shaun Cassidy, Edward James Olmos, Danny Glover
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Mozart in the Jungle
TV-MA
Role:
Gloria
Starring:
Monica Bellucci, Malcolm McDowell, Dermot Mulroney, Jason Schwartzman, Masi Oka, Danny Glover, Gael García Bernal
Directed By:
Paul Weitz, Tricia Brock, Roman Coppola, Adam Brooks, Bart Freundlich
The Carol Burnett Show (1991)
The Carol Burnett Show
Starring:
Jim Nabors, Christopher Reeve, Carol Burnett
Directed By:
Paul Miller
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Richard Belzer, Wentworth Miller, Amy Smart, Paula Malcomson, Sarah Paulson, Alfred Molina
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Frasier (1993)
Frasier
TV-PG
Starring:
Lily Tomlin, Bob Hoskins, Jennifer Tilly, John Ratzenberger, Bill Paxton, Jennifer Beals, Kevin Bacon
Directed By:
David Lee, Kelsey Grammer, Pamela Fryman, James Burrows, Sheldon Epps
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Grey's Anatomy
TV-14
Starring:
Katherine Heigl, Keke Palmer, Eric Roberts, Courtney Ford, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Patton, Mandy Moore
Directed By:
Denzel Washington, Rob Corn, Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd, Debbie Allen
Smash (2012)
Smash
TV-14
Starring:
Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Uma Thurman, Liza Minnelli, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Christian Borle
Directed By:
Tricia Brock, Mimi Leder, Craig Zisk, Roxann Dawson, Michael Morris
Maude (1972)
Maude
Starring:
Audra Lindley, John Amos, Jill Clayburgh, Michael Keaton, Esther Rolle, Adrienne Barbeau, Dick Van Patten
Directed By:
Hal Cooper, Bill Hobin, Robert H. Livingston, Tony Csiki
All's Fair (1976)
All's Fair
Role:
Charley Drake
Starring:
Mark Harmon, Michael Keaton, Alice Ghostley, James Cromwell, Richard Crenna, Judith Kahan
Directed By:
Hal Cooper, Bob Claver
Carol & Company (1990)
Carol & Company
Starring:
Jeremy Piven, Robert Urich, Peter Krause, Glenda Jackson, Betty White, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve
Directed By:
Andrew D. Weyman, Will Mackenzie, Marian Deaton
McCloud (1970)
McCloud
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Della Reese, Robert Reed, Jane Seymour, Milton Berle, Richard Dawson, Lorna Luft
Directed By:
E.W. Swackhamer, Ron Satlof, Bruce Kessler, Russ Mayberry, Lou Antonio
Love, American Style (1969)
Love, American Style
Starring:
Bert Convy, Ossie Davis, Tina Louise, Joyce Bulifant, Ray Walston, Steve Allen, Bob Denver
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Bruce Bilson, Leslie H. Martinson, Gary Nelson, Richard Michaels
Will & Grace (1998)
Will & Grace
TV-14
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Debbie Reynolds, Luke Perry, Taye Diggs, Daryl Sabara, John Slattery, Kevin Federline
Directed By:
James Burrows
The Martian Chronicles (1980)
The Martian Chronicles
Starring:
Rock Hudson, Bernie Casey, Darren McGavin, Gayle Hunnicutt
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
The Odyssey (1997)
The Odyssey
PG-13
Role:
Circe
Starring:
Armand Assante, Geraldine Chaplin, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Irene Papas, Eric Roberts, Christopher Lee
Directed By:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
TV-14
Starring:
Alanna Ubach, Joss Whedon, Lesley Ann Warren, Denise Richards, Carrie Fisher, Laverne Cox, Jean Smart
Directed By:
Robert Duncan McNeill, Brian Dannelly, Adam Brooks, Silver Tree, Millicent Shelton
The Closer (1998)
The Closer
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Ed Asner, Hedy Burress, Edward Asner, David Krumholtz
Directed By:
Shelley Jensen, Andrew D. Weyman, Will Mackenzie
Ally McBeal (1997)
Ally McBeal
TV-PG
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Calista Flockhart, Christina Ricci, Fred Willard, Jane Krakowski, Portia de Rossi, Florence Henderson
Directed By:
Mel Damski, Jonathan Pontell, Bill D'Elia, Arlene Sanford, Michael Schultz
Ugly Betty (2006)
Ugly Betty
TV-PG
Starring:
Kristin Chenoweth, Joy Behar, Eliza Dushku, Rita Moreno, America Ferrera, Naomi Campbell, Lucy Liu
Directed By:
James Hayman, Tricia Brock, Rodman Flender, Lev L. Spiro, Tom Verica
McCoy (1975)
McCoy
Starring:
Linda Evans, John Carradine, Tony Curtis, Larry Hagman
Directed By:
Nicholas Colasanto, Richard Quine

Bernadette Peters Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Pennies from Heaven Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1982
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Cast Show Album 1985