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List of Crispin Glover Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Back to the Future (1985)
21
3
Back to the Future
PG
21
3

17-year-old Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean built by his friend and eccentric scientist Doc Brown. Marty gets in the way of his parents' relationship and must make sure that they fall in love, while also convincing a younger Doc to help him go back to the future.

Role:
George McFly
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
2. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
14
3
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
PG-13
14
3

Gilbert Grape’s life has nothing special, only a bunch of responsibilities - he works at a grocery store and takes care of his family that comprises two sisters, an extremely obese mother and a mentally impaired brother. Then one day, he meets and falls in love with Becky who encourages him to focus on his own happiness as well. But how does he find time for that?

Directed By:
Lasse Hallström
3. Dead Man (1995)
13
3
Dead Man
R
13
3

After committing a murder in self defense, fatally wounded William Blake is on the run, chased by a group of bounty hunters. He eventually meets an Indian called Nobody, who unsuccessfully tries to take out the bullet lodged close to his hurt. Dead Man focuses on their journey to the sea and how the Indian prepares Blake for his journey to the Spirit World.

Role:
Train Fireman
Directed By:
Jim Jarmusch
4. Rubin and Ed (1991)
13
2
Rubin and Ed
PG-13
13
2
Role:
Rubin Farr
Starring:
Michael Greene, Karen Black, Howard Hesseman, Anna Louise Daniels
Directed By:
Trent Harris
5. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
12
3
The People vs. Larry Flynt
R
12
3

Based on the real-life case of ‘Hustler Magazine v. Falwell’, the movie finds Hustler magazine’s publisher, Harry Flynt, being dragged to the court by anti-pornography activists. After Flynt and his lawyer are shot by a zealot resulting in Flynt becoming paralyzed, he continues to fight for his rights becoming an unlikely icon for free-speech. 

Directed By:
6. Wild at Heart (1990)
13
2
Wild at Heart
R
13
2

Sailor Ripley, released from prison after killing in self-defense, breaks his parole to set out for California with girlfriend, Lula Fortune. Lula’s mother, Marietta, sends a private detective and a contract-killer after them to eliminate Sailor. While on the run in a bid to keep one step ahead of Marietta’s plotting, they encounter offensives, and fight through challenges that test their love.

Role:
Dell
Directed By:
8. The Doors (1991)
12
3
The Doors
R
12
3

Although it is a biographical film about the popular rock band The Doors, it emphasizes especially on the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison.  Its follows the band’s story from its inception in 1965, when Morrison was a student at UCLA, to his untimely death in 1971, in course of which it chronicles the band’s rise in popularity, his drug experimentation and abuse and ultimate fall. 

Directed By:
9. River's Edge (1986)
13
3
River's Edge
R
13
3

This crime drama film follows a group of teenagers in a small town in Northern California, who are forced to deal with a murder.  

Role:
Layne
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck
Directed By:
Tim Hunter
10. At Close Range (1986)
12
3
At Close Range
R
12
3

Brad Whitewood Sr. is a criminal, who is the leader of his gang. His teenage son, Brad Jr. who is out of work, is also drawn to the life of crime, after being attracted to his father’s lifestyle. He soon joins his father’s gang, but after witnessing a murder, he is shocked and decides to quit. Brad Jr. eventually gets arrested by the police, and they try to get him to reveal evidence that will help them arrest his father.

Starring:
Christopher Walken, Alan Autry, Kiefer Sutherland, Sean Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn, Millie Perkins
Directed By:
James Foley
11. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
14
2
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
R
14
2

Serial killer, Jason has been presumed to be dead and taken to the morgue. However, he wakes up and kills the doctor and the nurse, before moving out and embarking on a killing spree, and also makes his way back home to Camp Crystal Lake. 

Starring:
Corey Feldman, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Erich Anderson, Kimberly Beck
Directed By:
Joseph Zito
12. Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
11
2
Incident at Loch Ness
PG-13
11
2
Starring:
Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain, Russell Williams II
Directed By:
Zak Penn
13. Teachers (1984)
11
2
Teachers
R
11
2

Alex Jurel is an idealistic high school teacher whose life turns upside down when he is sued by a former student, when it is revealed that an illiterate student had received a diploma. Things get even more complicated when the lawyer assigned to the case turns out to be one of his former students.

Starring:
Ralph Macchio, Nick Nolte, Lee Grant, Morgan Freeman, Laura Dern, Allen Garfield
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
14. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
12
3
Alice in Wonderland
PG
12
3

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Alice in Wonderland is loosely based on Lewis Carroll's fantasy novels and tells the story of a girl who has the power to slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature who is terrorizing the world. The film was praised for its visual style and special effects. 

Role:
Stayne - Knave of Hearts
Starring:
Alan Rickman, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, Christopher Lee
Directed By:
15. Bartleby (2001)
13
2
Bartleby
PG-13
13
2
Role:
Bartleby
Starring:
Carrie Snodgress, Glenne Headly, Joe Piscopo, Maury Chaykin
Directed By:
Jonathan Parker
16. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
12
2
Hot Tub Time Machine
R
12
2

Three despondent friends get together to spend some time at a ski resort, after one of them faces medical issues. They are joined by a young Jacob. The four consume an illegal Russian drink and get transported back into time in 1986. They must do everything the same way as it happened to come back to present times, but then the desire to do unpleasant things differently is also there.

Starring:
Sebastian Stan, Chevy Chase, John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, Lyndsy Fonseca, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson
Directed By:
Steve Pink
17. Mr. Nice (2010)
11
2
Mr. Nice
11
2
Role:
Ernie Combs
Starring:
Elsa Pataky, Jack Huston, Rhys Ifans, Ken Russell, David Thewlis
Directed By:
Bernard Rose
18. Willard (2003)
15
2
Willard
PG-13
15
2
Role:
Willard
Starring:
R. Lee Ermey, Jackie Burroughs, Laura Harring, Ty Olsson
Directed By:
Glen Morgan
19. Freaky Deaky (2012)
10
2
Freaky Deaky
R
10
2

Freaky Deaky is a crime comedy thriller film which tells the story of Chris Mankowski, who had previously worked in the bomb squad. Some time later, he is transferred, but he is soon asked to take part in a scheme by a group of former hippies, who has turned bomb making into a profitable business.

Role:
Woody Ricks
Starring:
Christian Slater, Page Kennedy, Michael Jai White, Billy Burke, Roger Bart
Directed By:
Charles Matthau
20. Nurse Betty (2000)
11
2
Nurse Betty
R
11
2

After witnessing her husband's murder, a Kansas waitress suffers a nervous breakdown and takes on the personality of a character from her favourite TV show. She begins to identify herself as a nurse and stalks the actor who plays a doctor on the show.

Starring:
Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Chris Rock, Allison Janney, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
21. Where the Heart Is (1990)
11
2
Where the Heart Is
R
11
2
Role:
Lionel
Starring:
Uma Thurman, Christopher Plummer, Suzy Amis, Joanna Cassidy, Dabney Coleman
Directed By:
John Boorman
22. My Tutor (1983)
10
2
My Tutor
R
10
2
Starring:
Kevin McCarthy, Caren Kaye, Clark Brandon, Matt Lattanzi
Directed By:
George Bowers
23. Charlie's Angels (2000)
12
2
Charlie's Angels
PG-13
12
2

Natalie, Dylan and Alex are three 'Angel' femmes fatales who work as private investigators for unseen millionaire Charlie to rescue kidnapped software genius Eric Knox and recover his revolutionary voice-recognition system. The three talented and attractive women, apart from utilizing their sex appeal, also employ various disguises, high-tech equipments, and martial arts to save the day.

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Tim Curry, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Sam Rockwell, Bill Murray, Luke Wilson
Directed By:
McG
24. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
10
2
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Not
10
2
Role:
Uncle Julian
Starring:
Taissa Farmiga, Paula Malcomson, Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan
Directed By:
Stacie Passon
25. The Bag Man (2014)
9
2
The Bag Man
R
9
2

Dragna is a crime lord who hires a professional killer to complete few tasks for him. After the job is done, the killer is asked to wait at a motel. He soon feels that it might be a trap.

Role:
Ned
Starring:
Dominic Purcell, Robert De Niro, John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa
Directed By:
David Grovic
26. Like Mike (2002)
10
2
Like Mike
PG
10
2

Calvin is a thirteen year old orphan who finds a pair of old shoes with the letters MJ inscribed on them. Surprisingly, they give him incredible basketball prowess. Soon he is able to become an NBA superstar.

Starring:
Eugene Levy, Anne Meara, Fred Armisen, Brenda Song, Jimmy Kimmel, Jesse Plemons, Morris Chestnut
Directed By:
John Schultz
27. Twister (1989)
9
2
Twister
PG-13
9
2
Role:
Howdy
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Lois Chiles, Harry Dean Stanton, William S. Burroughs, Tim Robbins
Directed By:
Michael Almereyda
28. Lucky Day (2019)
8
2
Lucky Day
R
8
2
Starring:
Nina Dobrev
29. Chasers (1994)
10
2
Chasers
R
10
2

Chasers is a comedy film which tells the story of Eddie Devane, a young Navy officer, who used to be involved in several scams during his service, along with his partner-in-crime Howard. Just one day before their discharge, both he and Howard get assigned to escort a beautiful woman to prison.  They soon realize that their task is not going to be easy, because the woman turns out to be extremely cunning and charming.

Role:
Howard Finster
Starring:
Tom Berenger, William Gary Busey, Marilu Henner, Dennis Hopper, Gary Busey
Directed By:
30. The Wizard of Gore (2007)
10
2
The Wizard of Gore
R
10
2
Role:
Montag the Magnificent
Starring:
Brad Dourif, Jeffrey Combs, Kip Pardue, Bijou Phillips
Directed By:
Jeremy Kasten
31. Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
9
2
Drop Dead Sexy
R
9
2
Role:
Eddie
Starring:
Amber Heard, Burton Gilliam, Xander Berkeley, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Directed By:
Michael Philip
32. The Con Is On (2018)
8
1
The Con Is On
R
8
1

The Con is On is a heist comedy film which tells the story of Harriet and Peter, who owe a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England. They flee to Los Angeles, where the try to come up with a plan to rob Peter’s ex-wife of her priceless ring, in order to pay back their debt.

Role:
Gabriel Anderson
Starring:
Tim Roth, Melissa Sue Anderson, Maggie Q, Stephen Fry, Parker Posey, Uma Thurman
Directed By:
James Oakley
33. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
9
1
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
PG-13
9
1

In this second movie in Charlie's Angels film series, the three Angels return - this time they are tasked by Charles Townsend to locate a pair of rings that contains the details of every person in FBI’s witness protection programme. Five people on the list have already turned up dead and the Angels must use their every skill to uncover the true culprits.

Role:
Thin Man
Starring:
Bernie Mac, Matt LeBlanc, Shia LaBeouf, Demi Moore, Mary-Kate Olsen, Carrie Fisher, John Forsythe
Directed By:
McG
34. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
7
1
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
R
7
1

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a western romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Sissy Hankshaw, a woman who has been hitchhiking through the US from a young age. Her life takes a turn when she becomes an advertising model, shortly after which her agent sends her to his ranch in California, for shooting a commercial. There, she develops a friendship with Bonanza, one of the cowgirls.

Starring:
Lorraine Bracco, Ed Begley Jr., Sean Young, Roseanne Barr, Udo Kier, Angie Dickinson, Edward James Olmos
Directed By:
Gus Van Sant
35. Simon Says (2006)
7
1
Simon Says
R
7
1
Role:
Simon / Stanley
Starring:
Blake Lively, Margo Harshman, Greg Cipes, Carrie Finklea
Directed By:
William Dear
36. Epic Movie (2007)
4
1
Epic Movie
PG-13
4
1

In this movie, which is a parody of some of the previously released big films, four orphans with different backstory meet up at a chocolate factory. Here they accidentally enter into the fascinating world of Gnarnia which is under the malicious White Bitch. To restore peace, they must join forces with a pirate, a lion and a group of wizards.

Starring:
David Carradine, Katt Williams, Arielle Vandenberg, Darrell Hammond, Fred Willard, Carmen Electra, Kal Penn
Directed By:
Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
37. The Orkly Kid (1985)
12
2
The Orkly Kid
12
2
Role:
Larry
Starring:
Stefan Arngrim, John Bluto, Ken Butler, Lila Waters
Directed By:
Trent Harris
38. It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007)
12
2
It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.
12
2
Starring:
Lauren German, Margit Carstensen, Steven C. Stewart, Carrie Szlasa, Jami Ferrell
Directed By:
Crispin Glover, David Brothers
39. Crime and Punishment (2002)
10
2
Crime and Punishment
10
2
Role:
Rodion Raskolnikov
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt, John Neville
Directed By:
Menahem Golan
40. Little Noises (1991)
10
2
Little Noises
10
2
Role:
Joey
Starring:
Rik Mayall, Tatum O'Neal, Tate Donovan, Nina Siemaszko
Directed By:
Jane Spencer
41. What Is It? (2005)
10
2
What Is It?
10
2
Role:
Dueling Demi-God Auteur / The Young Man's Inner Psyche and Id
Starring:
Michael Blevis, Carlos Richardson, Lisa Fusco, Steven C. Stewart
Directed By:
Crispin Glover
42. 30 Door Key (1991)
10
2
30 Door Key
10
2
Role:
Mintus
Starring:
Robert Stephens, Fabienne Babe, Iain Glen, Judith Godrèche
Directed By:
Jerzy Skolimowski
43. Aimy in a Cage (2015)
10
3
Aimy in a Cage
TV-MA
10
3
Role:
Claude Bohringer
Starring:
Terry Moore, Paz de la Huerta, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Michael William Hunter
Directed By:
Hooroo Jackson
44. The Donner Party (2009)
9
2
The Donner Party
R
9
2
Role:
William Foster
Starring:
Mark Boone Junior, Christian Kane, Clayne Crawford, Michele Santopietro
Directed By:
Terrence Martin
45. Fast Sofa (2001)
8
1
Fast Sofa
R
8
1
Role:
Jules Langdon
Starring:
Natasha Lyonne, Eric Roberts, Adam Goldberg, Jennifer Tilly, Jake Busey
Directed By:
Salomé Breziner
46. Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale (2008)
8
1
Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale
R
8
1
Role:
Viergacht
Starring:
Tom Green, Scott Hylands, Sarain Boylan, David Lawrence Brown
Directed By:
Grant Harvey
47. Influence (2015)
7
1
Influence
7
1
Role:
Dr. Abuse
Starring:
Bruce Glover, Artur Krajewski, Karl Markovics, Jakub Gierszal
Directed By:
Lukasz Barczyk

TV Movie(s)

1. High School U.S.A. (1984)
13
2
High School U.S.A.
13
2
Role:
Bo Middleton
Starring:
Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Henry Gibson, Melody Anderson
Directed By:
Jack Bender
2. Best of Times (1981)
11
2
Best of Times
11
2
Role:
Crispin
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Jill Schoelen, Julie Piekarski, Kevin Cortes
Directed By:
Don Mischer
3. High School U.S.A. (1983)
10
2
High School U.S.A.
10
2
Starring:
Anthony Edwards, Nancy McKeon, Bob Denver, Dawn Wells, Todd Bridges, Elinor Donahue, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Rod Amateau
4. The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983)
10
2
The Kid with the 200 I.Q.
10
2
Starring:
Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, Kari Michaelsen, Mel Stewart, Darian Mathias
Directed By:
Leslie H. Martinson

Animation(s)

9 (2009)
9
TV-PG
Plot:

In future a war between humans and machines has wiped out humanity and machine have assumed control. However, a rag doll, 9, created by a scientist in the last days of humanity, awakens; finds eight others like him and inspires them to face the machines that wants to annihilate them. They are perhaps the last hope of life on earth.

Role:
#6 (voice)
Starring:
Elijah Wood, Martin Landau, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly
Directed By:
Shane Acker
Beowulf (2007)
Beowulf
PG-13
Plot:

This 3D animated film is based on an epic poem. In 507 AD, Danish King Hrothgar announces a reward for the death of monstrous Grendel who is tormenting his kingdom.  Mighty warrior Beowulf takes up the challenge and slays the demon. Seeking revenge, Grendel’s mother turns into an alluring woman and seduces Beowulf. Years later, Beowulf faces the consequences of those past deeds. 

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright, Brendan Gleeson, John Malkovich, Paul Baker, John Bilezikjian
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
Open Season 2 (2008)
Open Season 2
PG
Role:
Fifi (voice)
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Mike Epps, Jane Krakowski, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski
Directed By:
Matthew O'Callaghan, Todd Wilderman
Open Season 3 (2010)
Open Season 3
TV-Y
Plot:

Boog gets replaced with Doug, a fuzzy circus bear. When his friends realize this, they come to know that he is in trouble and they should travel to the circus to rescue him.

Starring:
Danny Mann, Scott Menville, Jeff Bennett, André Sogliuzzo
Directed By:
Cody Cameron

TV Shows and Videos

Hill Street Blues (1981)
Hill Street Blues
TV-14
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Scatman Crothers, Laurence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Tambor, Ally Sheedy, Frances McDormand
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit, Christian I. Nyby II, David Anspaugh, Rick Wallace, Thomas Carter
American Gods (2017)
American Gods
TV-MA
Role:
Mr. World (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
Starring:
Kristin Chenoweth, Emily Browning, Ian McShane, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber
Directed By:
David Slade, Adam Kane
Drunk History (2007)
Drunk History
TV-14
Starring:
Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Zooey Deschanel, Jack Black, Jason Ritter
Directed By:
Jeremy Konner
Happy Days (1974)
Happy Days
TV-G
Starring:
Jane Wyatt, Tom Hanks, Scott Baio, Marion Ross, Cindy Williams, Danny Thomas, Dick Van Patten
Directed By:
Jerry Paris, Frank Buxton, Herb Wallerstein, Mel Ferber, George Tyne
Family Ties (1982)
Family Ties
TV-G
Starring:
Christina Pickles, Stephen Baldwin, Hank Azaria, Courteney Cox, Daniel Baldwin, Meredith Baxter, River Phoenix
Directed By:
Sam Weisman, Will Mackenzie, Andrew McCullough, Matthew Diamond, John Pasquin
Crisis Counselor (1982)
Crisis Counselor
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Michelle Davison, Thom Thompson, Bea Hagen
The Facts of Life (1979)
The Facts of Life
TV-PG
Starring:
Helen Hunt, George Clooney, Seth Green, Eve Plumb, Mako Iwamatsu, David Spade, Kim Fields
Directed By:
Lee Lochhead, Judi Elterman, John Bowab, Jim Drake, Bob Claver
Texas Rising (2015)
Texas Rising
TV-14
Role:
Mosley Baker (5 episodes, 2015)
Starring:
Chad Michael Murray, Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Brendan Fraser, Kris Kristofferson
Directed By:
Roland Joffé
Hotel Room (1993)
Hotel Room
Role:
Danny (1 episode, 1993)
Starring:
Mariska Hargitay, Harry Dean Stanton, Clark Heathcliff Brolly, Camilla Overbye Roos
Directed By:
David Lynch
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Alice in Wonderland
E10+
Role:
Stayne / Knave of Hearts (voice)
Starring:
Stephen Fry, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Sheen, Jared Butler, Ashley Bell, Leo Bill
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)
Funny or Die Presents...
Starring:
Brooke Shields, Adam Brody, Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, Adam West, Maya Rudolph
Directed By:
Matt Piedmont, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Jason Woliner, Jake Szymanski
Back to the Future: Hilarious Outtakes (2002)
Back to the Future: Hilarious Outtakes
Role:
George McFly (uncredited)
Starring:
Lea Thompson