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List of Bernadette Peters Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Jerk (1979)
20
3
The Jerk
R
20
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marie
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward
2. The Longest Yard (1974)
14
4
The Longest Yard
R
14
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, James Hampton
3. Silent Movie (1976)
13
2
Silent Movie
PG
13
2

Silent Movie is a comedy film which tells the story of Mel Funn, who used to be a great film director in Hollywood at one point. However, his career declined due to his drinking problem. Along with his sidekicks, he decides to make the first silent movie in forty years, in order to make a comeback.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
4. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
15
2
Pennies from Heaven
R
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eileen
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Steve Martin, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
5. Annie (1982)
13
3
Annie
PG
13
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lily St. Regis
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Family, Drama
6. Impromptu (1991)
12
2
Impromptu
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marie D'Agoult
Director:
James Lapine
Genres:
Music, Romance, Comedy, Biography
Star Cast:
Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Emma Thompson, Judy Davis, Julian Sands
7. Alice (1990)
11
2
Alice
PG-13
11
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.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
8. W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
10
3
W.C. Fields and Me
PG
10
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Melody
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, John Marley, Jack Cassidy, Valerie Perrine
9. The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)
9
2
The Broken Hearts Gallery
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eva Woolf
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Allison
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cliff Robertson, Alice Ghostley, Rosemary Murphy, Eric Shea, Pamela Franklin
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Little Dee
Director:
George Armitage
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Brad Dexter, Victoria Principal
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.

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

TV Movie(s)

1. Once Upon a Mattress (1972)
13
2
Once Upon a Mattress
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Larken
Director:
Ron Field, Dave Powers
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Carol Burnett, Ken Berry, Jack Gilford, Jane White
2. The Islander (1978)
13
2
The Islander
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Trudy Engles
Director:
Paul Krasny
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Vaughn, Dennis Weaver, Sharon Gless, Peter Mark Richman
3. George M! (1970)
14
2
George M!
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Josie Cohan
Director:
Walter C. Miller, Martin Charnin
Genres:
Musical, Biography
Star Cast:
Nanette Fabray, Joel Grey, Blythe Danner, Jack Cassidy, Red Buttons
4. The Christmas Tree (1958)
10
2
The Christmas Tree
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kirk Browning
Star Cast:
Jessica Tandy, William Shatner, Ellen Burstyn, Carol Channing, Ralph Bellamy
6. Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues (1987)
14
2
Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Gary Halvorson
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Little Richard, Etta James
7. Adopted (2005)
11
2
Adopted
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Leaf
Director:
Ted Wass
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christine Baranski, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Andrew W. Walker, Kevin Wheatley
9. David (1988)
11
4
David
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Rothenberg
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Glover, Christopher Allport, George Grizzard, Dan Lauria
11. Bobbie's Girl (2002)
13
2
Bobbie's Girl
PG-13
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bailey Lewis
Director:
Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rachel Ward, Jonathan Silverman, Don Foley
12. The Last Best Year (1990)
12
2
The Last Best Year
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Murray
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Dorothy McGuire, Carmen Mathews, Kate Reid, Brian Bedford
14. Holiday in Your Heart (1997)
8
2
Holiday in Your Heart
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Faith Shawn
Director:
Michael Switzer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca Schull, LeAnn Rimes, Vernon Grote, Carol Farabee
15. Fall from Grace (1990)
9
2
Fall from Grace
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tammy Faye Bakker
Director:
Karen Arthur
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Spacey, Richard Herd, Beth Grant, John McLiam

Animation(s)

Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999)
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Tom Ruegger, Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna, Charles Visser, Liz Holzman
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
Ben Stein, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche
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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Genres:
Romance, Family, Drama, Fantasy, Animation, Mystery, Adventure, Musical
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Charles Grosvenor
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, James Garner, Jeff Bennett, Kenneth Mars
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Angelique
Director:
Andrew Knight
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Musical, Music
Star Cast:
Haley Joel Osment, Jim Cummings, Tim Curry, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers

TV Shows and Videos

The Martian Chronicles (1980)
The Martian Chronicles
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Rock Hudson, Bernie Casey, Darren McGavin, Gayle Hunnicutt
The Closer (1998)
The Closer
As:
Cast
Director:
Shelley Jensen, Andrew D. Weyman, Will Mackenzie
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Asner, Tom Selleck, Hedy Burress, Edward Asner, David Krumholtz

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