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List of Christopher Reeve Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Somewhere in Time (1980)
55
3
Somewhere in Time
PG
55
3

When playwright Richard Collier sees a portrait of early 1900’s actress Elise McKenna in Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan, he gets obsessed with her. Richard uses self-hypnosis to take himself back in time to 1912 to meet Elise, when both realize that they are meant for each other. But fearing for her career, Elise’s manager William Robinson tries to separate them. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Collier
Director:
Jeannot Szwarc
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
2. Superman (1978)
35
4
Superman
PG
35
4

Jor-EI, a scientist from the doomed Planet Krypton, sends his infant son Kal-EI on a spaceship to Earth. Brought up in Smallville by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, he becomes aware of his extraordinary abilities during boyhood. Later, working for Daily Planet as a gentle and polite reporter Clark Kent, he uses his superhuman powers to fight criminal mastermind, Lex Luthor. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
3. The Remains of the Day (1993)
18
4
The Remains of the Day
PG
18
4

In pre-WWII Britain, James Stevens is a rigidly duty-bound head butler at Lord Darlington’s mansion. Hired as a housekeeper, efficient Miss Kenton tries to challenge his façade, but their developing feelings get buried under wall of Stevens’ strict decorum. As the self-sacrificing butler realizes his master’s pro-Nazi inclinations his unequivocal loyalty is shaken, which he admits to Kenton when they re-unite years later.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Lewis
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Lena Headey, Hugh Grant, John Haycraft, Caroline Hunt
4. Deathtrap (1982)
22
2
Deathtrap
PG
22
2

Deathtrap is a black comedy mystery film which tells the story of a playwright, who is suffering from writer’s block. Therefore, he thinks of murdering a student to steal his play.

As:
Cast
Role:
Clifford Anderson
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Henry Jones, Irene Worth, Dyan Cannon
5. Superman II (1980)
27
6
Superman II
PG
27
6

Three evil conspirators - General Zod, Ursa and Non – are banished from planet Krypton and are imprisoned at Phantom Zone. They are accidentally released after a terrorist attack on earth leads to a hydrogen bomb blast. The trio head towards earth to claim it. Meanwhile Clark Kent and Lois Lane grow closer with Clark deciding to let go his superman powers for the sake of love.

As:
Cast
Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Director:
Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
6. Noises Off... (1992)
17
2
Noises Off...
PG-13
17
2

Member of a theatre group fumble while giving their performances due to lack of professionalism and petty off-stage issues. But what follows is chaos, levity and amusement.

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marilu Henner, John Ritter, Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty
7. Above Suspicion (1995)
25
2
Above Suspicion
R
25
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dempsey Cain
Director:
Steven Schachter
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kim Cattrall, William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Clark Gregg, Edward Kerr
8. The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
13
3
The Brooke Ellison Story
PG
13
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Christopher Reeve
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Lacey Chabert, John Slattery, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Marano, Jenson Goins
10. Gray Lady Down (1978)
10
3
Gray Lady Down
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, History, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie
11. Street Smart (1987)
13
3
Street Smart
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Fisher
Director:
Jerry Schatzberg
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Mimi Rogers, Jay Patterson, Kathy Baker
12. Village of the Damned (1995)
13
1
Village of the Damned
R
13
1

A mysterious event takes place where all residents of a village fall unconscious at the same time. Ten months later, ten women give birth on the very same day. The children not only grow up abnormally fast, but they also show strange abilities, and eventually they start seeming like a threat.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Alan Chaffee
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
John Carpenter, Kirstie Alley, Michael Paré, Meredith Salenger
13. Switching Channels (1988)
9
4
Switching Channels
PG
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Blaine Bingham
Director:
Ted Kotcheff
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, Henry Gibson, Ned Beatty
15. Monsignor (1982)
11
3
Monsignor
R
11
3

During WWII, Father John Flaherty gets appointed as the Vatican treasurer. Perceiving the financial difficulties of Vatican, he collaborates with the Mafia to raise money by black marketing operations. His lapses are ignored and he rises through ranks. Attracted towards a postulant nun, Flaherty enjoys an affair with her under different guise. Can he leave his ways and return to his faith?  

As:
Cast
Role:
Flaherty
Director:
Frank Perry
Genres:
Drama, Crime, War
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Fernando Rey, Geneviève Bujold, Jason Miller
16. Superman III (1983)
9
4
Superman III
PG
9
4

Business magnate Ross Webster takes help of computer genius Gus Gorman to take hold of weather satellite control, but doesn’t want Superman to interfere. So he orders Gorman to destroy Superman. Gorman prepares a synthetic Kryptonite, but replaces a missing element with tar. This flaw in Kryptonite brings out a total change in Superman’s personality. Will he be the same savior Superman?

As:
Cast
Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Director:
Richard Lester
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
17. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
7
3
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
PG
7
3

Based on the popular DC Comics superhero Superman, this film revolves around Superman as he is planning to destroy all nuclear weapons as the world is on the brink of a nuclear war. However, his nemesis, Lex Luthor, creates Nuclear Man, a force which may even be strong enough to even take down Superman. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Family, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Gene Hackman, Jon Cryer, Marc McClure
18. A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996)
13
2
A Step Toward Tomorrow
G
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Denny Gabriel
Director:
Deborah Reinisch
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alfre Woodard, Judith Light, Tom Irwin, Kendall Cunningham
19. Morning Glory (1993)
18
2
Morning Glory
PG-13
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Will Parker
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, J.T. Walsh, Nina Foch, Lloyd Bochner, Deborah Raffin
20. Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova (1991)
10
2
Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova
10
2
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Jill Janows
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Claire Bloom
21. The Aviator (1985)
9
2
The Aviator
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edgar Anscombe
Director:
George Miller
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sam Wanamaker, Jack Warden, Scott Wilson, Rosanna Arquette

TV Movie(s)

1. Rear Window (1998)
12
1
Rear Window
12
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jason Kemp
Director:
Jeff Bleckner
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Anne Twomey, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
2. Without Pity: A Film About Abilities (1996)
13
2
Without Pity: A Film About Abilities
13
2
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Michael Mierendorf
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special
3. In the Gloaming (1997)
13
3
In the Gloaming
PG
13
3
As:
Director
Director:
Christopher Reeve
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, David Strathairn, Bridget Fonda, Robert Sean Leonard
4. Death Dreams (1991)
12
2
Death Dreams
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Westfield
Director:
Martin Donovan
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Fionnula Flanagan, Marg Helgenberger, George Dickerson, Conor O'Farrell
5. Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope (1998)
10
2
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Glenn Close, Nancy Becker-Kennedy, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Deana Carter, Gloria Estefan
6. The Sea Wolf (1993)
10
2
The Sea Wolf
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Len Cariou, Marc Singer, Clive Revill, Catherine Mary Stewart
7. Black Fox (1995)
10
2
Black Fox
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Johnson
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Tony Todd, Raoul Max Trujillo, Janet Bailey, Nancy Sorel
8. The Rose and the Jackal (1990)
10
2
The Rose and the Jackal
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Allan Pinkerton
Director:
Jack Gold
Genres:
Western, Adventure
Star Cast:
Carrie Snodgress, Kevin McCarthy, Granville Van Dusen, Madolyn Smith Osborne
9. Anna Karenina (1985)
10
2
Anna Karenina
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Count Vronsky
Director:
Simon Langton
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Scofield, Anna Massey, Ian Ogilvy
10. Bump in the Night (1991)
10
2
Bump in the Night
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lawrence Muller
Director:
Karen Arthur
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Meredith Baxter, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Richard Bradford, Wings Hauser
11. Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (1995)
10
2
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Johnson
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Kim Coates, Tony Todd, Janet Bailey, Nancy Sorel
12. The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
9
1
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story
PG
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. John Dodge
Director:
Paul Wendkos, Jud Taylor
Genres:
Adventure, War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Ian McShane, Donald Pleasence, Charles Haid, Judd Hirsch
13. Nightmare in the Daylight (1992)
9
1
Nightmare in the Daylight
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean
Director:
Lou Antonio
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Christina Pickles, Glynnis O'Connor, Jaclyn Smith, Tom Mason
14. Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
9
1
Black Fox: The Price of Peace
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Johnson
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Tony Todd, Raoul Max Trujillo, Janet Bailey, Nancy Sorel
15. Mortal Sins (1992)
8
1
Mortal Sins
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Thomas Cusack
Director:
Bradford May
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Phillip R. Allen, Francis Guinan, Roxann Dawson, Weston McMillan

Animation(s)

The Lion and the Lamb (1996)
The Lion and the Lamb
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
(voice)
Director:
Bill Kroyer
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Amy Grant
Earthday Birthday (1990)
Earthday Birthday
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
It Zwibble (voice)
Director:
Michael Sporn
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Fred Gwynne, Lainie Kazan, Jonathan Goch, Jonathan Gold
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Everyone's Hero
G
Plot:

This animated adventure sports comedy film tells the story of a young boy named Yankee who teams up with a sassy young girl, and sets out on a perilous journey from Chicago to return Babe Ruth’s baseball bat, before the end of the World Series.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre
Genres:
Animation, Family, Sport, Adventure, Comedy

TV Shows and Videos

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman (archiveFootage)
Director:
Richard Lester, Richard Donner
Genres:
Romance, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty
9 (1996)
9
K-A
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Buzz Hays
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Cher, Anne Heche, Joe Perry

Christopher Reeve Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Without Pity: A Film About Abilities Outstanding Informational Special 1997
BAFTA Awards
Superman Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles 1979
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Album 1999