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List of Christopher Reeve Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Remains of the Day (1993)
28
8
The Remains of the Day
PG
28
8

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.

Role:
Jack Lewis
Directed By:
James Ivory
2. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
11
3
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
PG
11
3

After Louis Lane, the love of Superman’s life, discovers that Superman is none other than the shy reporter Clerk Kent, it is a huge surprise for her. Superman agrees to renounce his powers in order to start a relationship with Lois. Meanwhile, three Kryptonian criminals are headed towards Earth. Superman eventually learns about this, and also comes to know that they have teamed up with Lex Luthor. Superman realizes that he will need to regain his powers to save humanity.

Role:
Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Jackie Cooper, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Richard Lester, Richard Donner
3. Noises Off... (1992)
11
5
Noises Off...
PG-13
11
5

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.

Starring:
Marilu Henner, John Ritter, Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
4. Superman (1978)
50
17
Superman
PG
50
17

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. 

Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Directed By:
Richard Donner
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
5. Somewhere in Time (1980)
17
6
Somewhere in Time
PG
17
6

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. 

Role:
Richard Collier
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc
6. Deathtrap (1982)
12
4
Deathtrap
PG
12
4

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.

Role:
Clifford Anderson
Starring:
Michael Caine, Henry Jones, Irene Worth, Dyan Cannon
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
7. Superman II (1980)
31
14
Superman II
PG
31
14

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.

Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Starring:
Directed By:
Richard Donner, Richard Lester
8. Above Suspicion (1995)
10
3
Above Suspicion
R
10
3
Role:
Dempsey Cain
Starring:
Kim Cattrall, William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Clark Gregg, Edward Kerr
Directed By:
Steven Schachter
9. Street Smart (1987)
7
4
Street Smart
R
7
4
Role:
Jonathan Fisher
Starring:
Mimi Rogers, Morgan Freeman, Jay Patterson, Kathy Baker
Directed By:
Jerry Schatzberg
10. Gray Lady Down (1978)
6
4
Gray Lady Down
PG
6
4

Captain Paul Blanchard is an aging and respected Navy Captain, who is on his final submarine tour before his promotion. However, his life turns upside down when the submarine is struck by a Norwegian freighter en route to New York in heavy fog, which makes it sink to a depth of 1450 feet.

Starring:
Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie
Directed By:
David Greene
11. The Bostonians (1984)
6
4
The Bostonians
6
4
Role:
Basil Ransome
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Nancy Marchand
Directed By:
James Ivory
12. Switching Channels (1988)
6
4
Switching Channels
PG
6
4
Role:
Blaine Bingham
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, Henry Gibson, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff
13. Speechless (1994)
6
4
Speechless
PG-13
6
4

During the election season in New Mexico, Julia Mann, a Democrat, and Kevin Vallick, a Republican, begin dating one another. At first, they are unaware what the other does for a living, but even after finding out that they are both political speech writers, they continue their romance anyway. Things get complicated with the arrival of a self-absorbed television reporter named Bob Freed.  

Role:
Freed
Starring:
Michael Keaton, Bonnie Bedelia, Steven Alexander Wright, Jon Favreau, Ernie Hudson, Geena Davis
Directed By:
Ron Underwood
14. Rear Window (1998)
7
4
Rear Window
7
4
Role:
Jason Kemp
Starring:
Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Anne Twomey, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Directed By:
Jeff Bleckner
15. Village of the Damned (1995)
11
8
Village of the Damned
R
11
8

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.  

Role:
Dr. Alan Chaffee
Starring:
John Carpenter, Kirstie Alley, Michael Paré, Meredith Salenger
Directed By:
16. Monsignor (1982)
5
4
Monsignor
R
5
4

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?  

Role:
Flaherty
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Fernando Rey, Geneviève Bujold, Jason Miller
Directed By:
Frank Perry
17. Superman III (1983)
16
15
Superman III
PG
16
15

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?

Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Starring:
Richard Pryor, Frank Oz, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure
Directed By:
Richard Lester
18. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
9
13
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
PG
9
13

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. 

Role:
Superman / Clark Kent
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Gene Hackman, Jon Cryer, Marc McClure
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
19. A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996)
7
3
A Step Toward Tomorrow
G
7
3
Role:
Denny Gabriel
Starring:
Alfre Woodard, Judith Light, Tom Irwin, Kendall Cunningham
Directed By:
Deborah Reinisch
20. Morning Glory (1993)
6
3
Morning Glory
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Will Parker
Starring:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, J.T. Walsh, Nina Foch, Lloyd Bochner, Deborah Raffin
Directed By:
Steven Hilliard Stern
21. Anna Karenina (1985)
6
3
Anna Karenina
PG
6
3
Role:
Count Vronsky
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Scofield, Anna Massey, Ian Ogilvy
Directed By:
Simon Langton
22. Black Fox (1995)
6
4
Black Fox
6
4
Role:
Alan Johnson
Starring:
Tony Todd, Raoul Max Trujillo, Janet Bailey, Nancy Sorel
Directed By:
Steven Hilliard Stern
23. The Sea Wolf (1993)
6
4
The Sea Wolf
6
4
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Len Cariou, Marc Singer, Clive Revill, Catherine Mary Stewart
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
24. Death Dreams (1991)
5
4
Death Dreams
5
4
Role:
George Westfield
Starring:
Fionnula Flanagan, Marg Helgenberger, George Dickerson, Conor O'Farrell
Directed By:
Martin Donovan
25. Bump in the Night (1991)
5
4
Bump in the Night
5
4
Role:
Lawrence Muller
Starring:
Meredith Baxter, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Richard Bradford, Wings Hauser
Directed By:
Karen Arthur
26. The Rose and the Jackal (1990)
5
4
The Rose and the Jackal
5
4
Role:
Allan Pinkerton
Starring:
Carrie Snodgress, Kevin McCarthy, Granville Van Dusen, Madolyn Smith Osborne
Directed By:
Jack Gold
27. Nightmare in the Daylight (1992)
5
4
Nightmare in the Daylight
5
4
Role:
Sean
Starring:
Christina Pickles, Glynnis O'Connor, Jaclyn Smith, Tom Mason
Directed By:
Lou Antonio
28. Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (1995)
5
4
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad
5
4
Role:
Alan Johnson
Starring:
Kim Coates, Tony Todd, Janet Bailey, Nancy Sorel
Directed By:
Steven Hilliard Stern
29. Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
5
4
Black Fox: The Price of Peace
5
4
Role:
Alan Johnson
Starring:
Tony Todd, Raoul Max Trujillo, Janet Bailey, Nancy Sorel
Directed By:
Steven Hilliard Stern
30. Mortal Sins (1992)
5
4
Mortal Sins
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Father Thomas Cusack
Starring:
Phillip R. Allen, Francis Guinan, Roxann Dawson, Weston McMillan
Directed By:
Bradford May
31. The Aviator (1985)
5
4
The Aviator
PG
5
4
Role:
Edgar Anscombe
Starring:
Sam Wanamaker, Jack Warden, Scott Wilson, Rosanna Arquette
Directed By:
George Miller
32. The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
4
4
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story
PG
4
4
Role:
Maj. John Dodge
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Ian McShane, Charles Haid, Judd Hirsch
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos, Jud Taylor

Director

In the Gloaming (1997)
10
4
In the Gloaming
PG
10
4
Starring:
Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, David Strathairn, Bridget Fonda, Robert Sean Leonard
Directed By:
Christopher Reeve
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
11
5
The Brooke Ellison Story
PG
11
5
Starring:
Lacey Chabert, John Slattery, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Marano, Jenson Goins
Directed By:
Christopher Reeve

Narrator/Dubbing

Without Pity: A Film About Abilities (1996)
13
3
Without Pity: A Film About Abilities
13
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Michael Mierendorf
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special
Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova (1991)
7
4
Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova
7
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Claire Bloom
Directed By:
Jill Janows

Animation Movies

The Lion and the Lamb (1996)
7
3
The Lion and the Lamb
7
3
Role:
Storyteller (voice)
Starring:
Amy Grant
Directed By:
Bill Kroyer
Earthday Birthday (1990)
6
3
Earthday Birthday
6
3
Role:
It Zwibble (voice)
Starring:
Fred Gwynne, Lainie Kazan, Jonathan Goch, Jonathan Gold
Directed By:
Michael Sporn
Everyone's Hero (2006)
15
11
Everyone's Hero
G
15
11

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.

Starring:
Jake T. Austin, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Williams, Rob Reiner, Brian Dennehy, Ed Helms, Forest Whitaker
Directed By:
Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre

TV Shows

Road to Avonlea
10
2
Road to Avonlea
PG
10
2
Starring:
Ryan Gosling, Dianne Wiest, Michael York, Christopher Lloyd, Bruce Greenwood, Eugene Levy, Faye Dunaway
Directed By:
Harvey Frost, Allan King, Don McBrearty, Stuart Gillard, Stephen Surjik
The Carol Burnett Show
8
2
The Carol Burnett Show
8
2
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Starring:
Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett
Directed By:
Paul Miller
Frasier
29
6
Frasier
TV-PG
29
6
Starring:
James Spader, Eric Roberts, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Elijah Wood, Allison Janney, Jodie Foster
Directed By:
The Practice
9
3
The Practice
9
3
Starring:
William Shatner, Betty White, Gary Cole, Calista Flockhart, Jane Kaczmarek, Tony Danza, Andre Braugher
Directed By:
Dennis Smith, Jeannot Szwarc, Christina Musrey, Arvin Brown, Dwight H. Little
Smallville
34
11
Smallville
TV-PG
34
11
Starring:
Kelly Brook, Brian Austin Green, Ian Somerhalder, Tori Spelling, Cory Monteith, Kristin Kreuk, Laura Vandervoort
Directed By:
James Marshall, Greg Beeman, Mike Rohl, Jeannot Szwarc, Terrence O'Hara
Love of Life
7
2
Love of Life
7
2
Starring:
Karen Grassle, Roy Scheider, Bert Convy, John Aniston, Bonnie Bedelia, Ken Roberts
Carol & Company
6
2
Carol & Company
6
2
Starring:
Jeremy Piven, Glenda Jackson, Robert Urich, Peter Krause, Swoosie Kurtz, Bernadette Peters, Betty White
Directed By:
Andrew D. Weyman, Will Mackenzie, Marian Deaton
The Wide World of Mystery
6
2
The Wide World of Mystery
6
2
Starring:
Leif Garrett, Keenan Wynn, Carroll Baker, Tom Selleck, Ed Asner, Claude Akins, Susan Sarandon
Directed By:
Burt Brinckerhoff, Lela Swift, Herbert Kenwith, Glenn Jordan, Gloria Monty
Freedom: A History of Us
4
3
Freedom: A History of Us
4
3
Starring:
Julia Roberts, Sean Connery, Timothy Francis Robbins, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey
Directed By:
Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner

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