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List of Charles Grodin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
15
5
Rosemary's Baby
R
15
5

Director Roman Polanski’s first American movie is about Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse, who move into an apartment where Rosemary meets their friendly, yet a little weird neighbors. She experiences strange incidences and nightmares, and hears odd sounds. When she gets pregnant, Rosemary is worried that their neighbors and suddenly-distant husband are planning some sinister conspiracy against her baby.

Starring:
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans
Directed By:
2. Midnight Run (1988)
19
2
Midnight Run
R
19
2

When bounty hunter, Jack Walsh, is hired by bail bondsman Eddie to bring back mob accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas to Los Angeles, he is told that the job will be as easy as a midnight run. No doubt, he captures Duke in New York City; but by then both FBI and the mob are anxious to have him in their hand first. 

Role:
Jonathan Mardukas
Starring:
Robert De Niro, Joe Pantoliano, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina
Directed By:
Martin Brest
3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
12
2
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
12
2

In 1866, Professor Pierre M Aronnax and his assistant come across reports of a giant sea monster that is attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean. They are asked to investigate the disappearances, and therefore they set out on an expedition. But soon they discover that the monster is actually an advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.   

Starring:
Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, Robert J. Wilke
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
5. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
13
2
The Great Muppet Caper
G
13
2

The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog are newspaper reporters who interview a rich victim of jewel thieves, Lady Holiday in Britain. Kermit is head over heels with Miss Piggy, Lady Holiday's secretary. The thieves strike again, and Miss Piggy is framed in the act. The onus is now on The Muppets and Kermit to track down the real culprits.

Starring:
Peter Falk, John Cleese, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
Directed By:
Jim Henson
8. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
16
2
Heaven Can Wait
PG
16
2

A quarterback who is determined to win the Super Bowl, meets with an accident, and is taken away from his body by an angel, although it is not his time to die.  However, he is allowed to return in the body of a millionaire, who had been murdered recently.

Role:
Tony Abbott
Starring:
Directed By:
9. Seems Like Old Times (1980)
16
2
Seems Like Old Times
PG
16
2

Seems like Old Times is a romantic comedy film which revolves around a writer Nick Gardenia, who is kidnapped and forced to rob a bank. Now, wrongly accused of the crime, he has no other option but to seek the help of his ex-wife, a pubic defender, who is now married to the soon-to- be Attorney General of California.

Role:
Ira Parks
Starring:
Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Harold Gould, Robert Guillaume
Directed By:
Jay Sandrich
10. Heart and Souls (1993)
15
2
Heart and Souls
PG-13
15
2

Four strangers, Harrison, Penny, Julia and Milo are traveling on the same bus, which crashes and kills everyone inside. As ghosts, the four decide to become guardians to the child born at the moment of their deaths.

Role:
Harrison Winslow
Starring:
Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Tom Sizemore, Alfre Woodard
Directed By:
Ron Underwood
11. 11 Harrowhouse (1974)
13
2
11 Harrowhouse
PG
13
2

Small-time diamond merchant, Howard R. Chesser, is asked to supervise the cutting of a massive diamond owned by Clyde Massey. Unfortunately, when the diamond is stolen from him, he has to plan a major heist at The System, a vault full of gems, with the help of his girlfriend and inside man, Watts. 

Role:
Chesser
Starring:
John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, James Mason, Candice Bergen, John Bindon
Directed By:
Aram Avakian
12. Dave (1993)
15
2
Dave
PG-13
15
2

Dave is a political comedy film, which revolves around the life of Dave Kovic, a man who bears an uncanny resemblance with the President of the United States, Bill Mitchell. When Mitchell suffers a stroke, Dave is hired by the Secret Service to impersonate the President on an ongoing basis. 

Starring:
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Bonnie Hunt, Ben Stein, Ben Kingsley, Jay Leno
Directed By:
13. The Lonely Guy (1984)
13
2
The Lonely Guy
R
13
2

Larry Hubbard is a shy guy who works for a greeting card company. He is forced to break up with his unfaithful girlfriend, after he finds her with another man in bed. He struggles to live alone, and discovers the meaning of loneliness. He tries to date another woman named Iris, although she doesn’t show much interest in him. He eventually decides to write a book about his experiences as a single, and unexpectedly it becomes a best-seller.

Role:
Warren
Starring:
Steve Martin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
14. The Woman in Red (1984)
13
2
The Woman in Red
PG-13
13
2

The Woman in Red is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a middle-aged man who has everything that he wishes for in his life. However, things take a turn when he meets a gorgeous woman in a red dress, who turns his life upside down.

Role:
Buddy
Starring:
Gene Wilder, Gilda Susan Radner, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Huddleston
Directed By:
15. Taking Care of Business (1990)
12
2
Taking Care of Business
R
12
2

Jimmy is a criminal who is serving the last 48 hours of a jail sentence. Things take an interesting turn when he wins a ticket to the World Series, after calling a radio quiz show. Unfortunately, he cannot make it due to him being in prison. He manages to escape and soon, he takes over the identity of an advertising executive named Barney.   

Role:
Spencer
Starring:
Jim Belushi, Mako Iwamatsu, Stephen Elliott, Mako, Anne De Salvo
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
16. King Kong (1976)
10
2
King Kong
PG
10
2

An expedition to find petroleum takes Jack Prescott to an island that is said to be rich in oil. However, upon reaching the island, he encounters a colossal giant gorilla, Kong, who wreaks havoc.

Role:
Fred Wilson
Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, John Randolph, Rene Auberjonois
Directed By:
John Guillermin
17. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
11
3
So I Married an Axe Murderer
PG-13
11
3

This black comedy romance film revolves around Charlie, a poet afraid of commitment, who falls in love with a girl Harriet. However, he soon starts suspecting that she may be a dangerous serial killer, and has killed all of her previous partners.

Starring:
Amanda Plummer, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Steven Alexander Wright, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme
18. While We're Young (2014)
10
2
While We're Young
R
10
2

Documentary filmmaker Josh Srebnick and wife Cornelia are apparently happily married middle-aged couple; but everything is not so rosy on professional and personal fronts. Then they meet a generation younger charming couple, Jamie and Darby, who bring freshness in older couple’s life. They enjoy being around the youngsters and try doing things they do. Will this friendship rejuvenate Josh and Cornelia’s lives?

Starring:
Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz, Matthew Maher
Directed By:
19. It's My Turn (1980)
10
2
It's My Turn
R
10
2

Mathematics professor, Kate Gunzinger, is in a relationship with Homer, but they lack passion. She meets ex-baseball player Ben, at her widowed dad’s wedding to Ben’s mother. The two begin a passionate affair and Kate returns to break up with Homer, even though an unpredictable future awaits her. 

Role:
Homer
Starring:
Dianne Wiest, Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Steven Hill, Beverly Garland, Michael Douglas
Directed By:
Claudia Weill
20. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
11
2
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
PG
11
2
Role:
Vance Kramer
Starring:
Lily Tomlin, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
21. It Runs in the Family (1994)
16
4
It Runs in the Family
PG
16
4
Role:
Mr. Parker (The Old Man)
Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, Kieran Culkin, Glenn Shadix, Jean Shepherd, Al Mancini
Directed By:
Bob Clark
22. Thieves (1977)
10
2
Thieves
PG
10
2

Based on a Broadway play of the same name, this comedy drama film revolves around a couple in New York, Martin, a school principal, and Sally, a school teacher, who are in their 30s. They face all kinds of emotional problems, and eventually Sally, decides to file for divorce, and leaves the house to stay with a friend.

Role:
Martin Cramer
Starring:
Bob Fosse, Ann Wedgeworth, Mercedes McCambridge, Marlo Thomas, Hector Elizondo
Directed By:
John Berry, Alfred Viola
23. The Comedian (2016)
9
2
The Comedian
R
9
2
Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, Billy Crystal, Lucy DeVito, Richard Belzer, Edie Falco, Leslie Mann, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
24. Beethoven (1992)
12
2
Beethoven
PG
12
2

When a St. Bernard puppy finds refuge with the Newtons everybody except the father, George Newton is thrilled. The puppy is named Beethoven and grows up to become a beloved pet. When an evil veterinarian Dr. Varnick sets his eye on Beethoven for animal experiments, George and the family unite to rescue him.

Role:
George Newton
Starring:
David Duchovny, Stanley Tucci, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom
Directed By:
Brian Levant
25. The Couch Trip (1988)
10
3
The Couch Trip
R
10
3
Role:
George Maitlin
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Chevy Chase, Richard Romanus, Mary Gross
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
26. The Humbling (2014)
9
2
The Humbling
R
9
2

The Humbling is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Simon Axler, an aging stage actor, who is beginning to suffer from dementia. He is institutionalized after an incident, and this affects him so much that he begins to consider suicide. His life takes a turn when he meets the daughter of an ex-girlfriend and begins a relationship with her.    

Role:
Jerry
Starring:
Greta Gerwig, Al Pacino, Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Wiest, Dylan Baker
Directed By:
Barry Levinson
27. Sunburn (1979)
9
2
Sunburn
PG
9
2

Investigator, Jake Dekker, is appointed to examine a $5 million claim after the suspicious death of wealthy businessman, Theron, in Acapulco. Hiring pretty model, Ellie Morgan, to accompany him as his wife, Dekker reaches Acapulco as a rich jet-setter. Though Theron’s widow refuses to cooperate with investigations, private eye Marcus helps Dekker unearth some shocking revelations which assist in solving the mystery. 

Role:
Jake
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Eleanor Parker, Art Carney, Keenan Wynn, Joan Collins, William Daniels
Directed By:
Richard C. Sarafian
28. Fast Track (2006)
8
2
Fast Track
PG-13
8
2

Tom is a slacker who takes up a job at his father-in-law’s law firm, after he discovers that his wife has quit her job due to her pregnancy. However, several struggles await him in his new office.

Role:
Bob Kowalski
Starring:
Fred Armisen, Donal Logue, Zach Braff, Marin Hinkle, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Jason Bateman
Directed By:
Jesse Peretz
29. Clifford (1994)
11
4
Clifford
PG
11
4
Role:
Martin Daniels
Starring:
Martin Short, Ben Savage, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman
Directed By:
Paul Flaherty
30. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
8
1
Beethoven's 2nd
PG
8
1

Beethoven, the St. Bernard of the Newton family, meets and falls for Missy, a lady St. Bernard; but her wicked owner Regina separates them. Missy escapes with Beethoven’s help and soon, they are proud parents of 4 adorable puppies which the Newton kids bring home to save from greedy Regina. Can the canines elude Regina’s determined clutches and unite as a happy family? 

Role:
George Newton
Starring:
Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile
Directed By:
Rod Daniel
31. Ishtar (1987)
6
1
Ishtar
PG-13
6
1

Ishtar is an adventure comedy film which revolves around Chuck and Lyle, two singers who are both eager to become famous. They both receive an offer in a hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, as lounge singers, and they decide to accept the gig. They soon arrive in a neighboring country named Ishtar, and they both unknowingly get involved in a plot to overthrow its powerful leader.

Role:
Jim Harrison
Starring:
Isabelle Adjani, Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Jack Weston
Directed By:
32. Sex and the College Girl (1964)
6
1
Sex and the College Girl
6
1
Role:
Bob
Starring:
Richard Arlen, Luana Anders, Julie Sommars, John Gabriel
Directed By:
Joseph Adler
33. Cranium Command (1989)
12
2
Cranium Command
12
2
Starring:
Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Corey Burton, Jeff Doucette, George Wendt
Directed By:
Jerry Rees, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
34. Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013)
10
2
Brazzaville Teen-Ager
10
2
Role:
Father
Starring:
Michael Cera, Jack O'Connell, Kelis, Brandon Reilly
Directed By:
Michael Cera
35. The Private Life of a Modern Woman (2017)
9
2
The Private Life of a Modern Woman
9
2
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Sienna Rose Miller, Colleen Camp, Sienna Miller, Nick Mathews
Directed By:
James Toback
36. You Can't Hurry Love (1988)
7
1
You Can't Hurry Love
R
7
1
Starring:
Scott McGinnis, Anthony Geary, Frank Bonner, David Leisure
Directed By:
Richard Martini
37. Movers & Shakers (1985)
7
1
Movers & Shakers
PG
7
1
Role:
Herb Derman
Starring:
Gilda Susan Radner, Steve Martin, Walter Matthau, Tyne Daly, Vincent Gardenia
Directed By:
William Asher
38. Last Resort (1986)
6
1
Last Resort
R
6
1
Role:
George Lollar
Starring:
Megan Mullally, Phil Hartman, John Ashton, Robin Pearson Rose
Directed By:
Zane Buzby

TV Movie(s)

1. Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America (1969)
13
4
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America
13
4
Starring:
Paul Simon, Lenny Bruce, Art Garfunkel, Cesar Chavez, Tom Curtis
Directed By:
Charles Grodin
2. Just Me and You (1978)
13
2
Just Me and You
13
2
Role:
Michael Lindsay
Starring:
Louise Lasser, Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Noble Willingham, Michael Alldredge
Directed By:
John Erman
3. The Paul Simon Special (1977)
13
2
The Paul Simon Special
13
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Chevy Chase, Lily Tomlin, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel
Directed By:
Dave Wilson
4. The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1978)
14
2
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
14
2
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Carol Burnett, Barbara Allyne Bennet, Vicki Belmonte, Chris Dekker, Edwina Gough
Directed By:
Robert Day
5. Charley's Aunt (1983)
12
2
Charley's Aunt
12
2
Role:
Lord Fancourt Babberly
Starring:
Joyce Bulifant, Victor Garber, Anne Francis, Vincent Gardenia
Directed By:
William Asher

TV Shows and Videos

Disneyland (1954)
Disneyland
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Patrick Dempsey, Mary Ann Mobley, Eugene Levy, Cindy Williams, Denver Pyle, Walt Disney
Directed By:
Hamilton Luske, Norman Tokar, Robert Stevenson, James Neilson, Jack Hannah
The Trials of O'Brien (1965)
The Trials of O'Brien
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Roger Moore, Elaine Stritch, Alan Alda, Britt Ekland, David Carradine, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Abner Biberman, Stuart Rosenberg, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Bogart, Robert Gist
The Young Marrieds (1964)
The Young Marrieds
Starring:
Peggy McCay, Michael T. Mikler, Norma Connolly, Susan Brown
The Defenders (1961)
The Defenders
Starring:
Robert Redford, Milton Berle, Lee Grant, Gene Hackman, Robert Reed, Martin Landau, Lillian Gish
Directed By:
Alex March, Philip Leacock, Paul Stanley, Charles S. Dubin, Leonard Horn
Judd for the Defense (1967)
Judd for the Defense
Starring:
Ed Asner, James Whitmore, James Franciscus, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Jessica Tandy, Carrie Snodgress
Directed By:
Larry Peerce, Leo Penn, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, George McCowan
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Cliff Robertson, Eli Wallach, Steven McQueen, Jack Klugman, Julie London, Inger Stevens
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Louie (2010)
Louie
TV-MA
Starring:
Joan Rivers, F. Murray Abraham, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Parker Posey, David Lynch
Directed By:
Louis C.K.
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Paul Winfield, Stephen Baldwin, Jane Kaczmarek, Edward James Olmos, Scatman Crothers, Chris Cooper
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Garner, Lynn Redgrave, Alec Guinness, Amy Irving
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967)
The Guns of Will Sonnett
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Walter Brennan, Cloris Leachman, Claude Akins, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
Jack Arnold, Michael O'Herlihy, Richard C. Sarafian, Thomas Carr, Jean Yarbrough
The Felony Squad (1966)
The Felony Squad
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Sam Elliott, Marion Ross, Tom Skerritt, George Takei, Ed Asner, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Seymour Robbie, Allen Reisner, George McCowan, Lawrence Dobkin
The Big Valley (1965)
The Big Valley
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Barbara Stanwyck, Olivia de Havilland, Adam West, William Shatner, Lee Majors, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Bernard McEveety, Paul Henreid, Arnold Laven, Joe Mazzuca
The Virginian (1962)
The Virginian
TV-PG
Starring:
John Aniston, Bette Davis, William Christopher, James Doohan, Raquel Welch, Katy Jurado, John Banner
Directed By:
Don McDougall, Abner Biberman, Anton Leader, William Witney, James Sheldon
The F.B.I. (1965)
The F.B.I.
Starring:
Wayne Rogers, Tom Selleck, Ed Begley Jr., Jackie Cooper, Diane Keaton, Jack Lord, Sorrell Booke
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Michael Shannon, Arielle Kebbel, Eve Plumb, Jason Ritter, Swoosie Kurtz, Margot Kidder, Jacqueline Bisset
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
N.Y.P.D. (1967)
N.Y.P.D.
Starring:
Charles Durning, Roy Scheider, John Cazale, Blythe Danner, Laurence Luckinbill, James Earl Jones, Ossie Davis
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, Robert Butler, Daniel Petrie, David Pressman
Iron Horse (1966)
Iron Horse
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Gus Trikonis, Ed Asner, Gene Hackman, James Doohan, Mary Ann Mobley, Dale Robertson
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Gene Nelson, Anton Leader, Murray Golden, Herbert Hirschman
Captain Nice (1967)
Captain Nice
Starring:
Alice Ghostley, Bob Newhart, William Daniels, Ann Prentiss, Liam Dunn
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Richard Kinon, Gary Nelson
Shane (1966)
Shane
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Wayne Rogers, James Whitmore, Robert Duvall, David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully
Directed By:
Alex March, David Greene, Gerald Mayer, Gerd Oswald
Fresno (1986)
Fresno
Role:
Cane Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
Starring:
Teri Garr, Bill Paxton, Carol Burnett, Valerie Mahaffey, Pat Corley, Anthony Heald
Directed By:
Jeff Bleckner
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
Starring:
Jason Robards, Larry Hagman, George C. Scott, Ray Walston, Hume Cronyn, Paul Lynde, Jane Wyatt
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
60 Minutes Wednesday (1999)
60 Minutes Wednesday
Starring:
Dan Rather, Charlie Rose, Jimmy Tingle, Bob Simon, Vicki Mabrey
The Michael J. Fox Show (2013)
The Michael J. Fox Show
Starring:
Justin Long, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Al Roker, Brooke Shields, Tracy Pollan, Betsy Brandt
Directed By:
Andrew Fleming, Scott Ellis, John Fortenberry, Victor Nelli Jr., Fred Savage
My Mother the Car (1965)
My Mother the Car
Starring:
Lee Van Cleef, Ann Sothern, Maggie Pierce, Jerry Van Dyke, Cindy Eilbacher