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List of David Duchovny Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Chaplin (1992)
16
5
Chaplin
PG-13
16
5

It is the biopic of master of comedy, the genius filmmaker Charles Chaplin. The ageing legend talks to the editor of his autobiography about his life, starting from his modest childhood days in South London to his rise in the world of cinema. The film re-creates his tempestuous personal life, issues with authorities, exile from the US, and finally, an Oscar tribute. 

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Biography
2. Working Girl (1988)
18
8
Working Girl
R
18
8

Hard working secretary Tess McGill gets upset as she discovers that boss Katherine Parker is about to pinch her idea. When Katherine suffers a broken leg, Tess poses as Katherine and uses her own idea to close a deal with help of investment-broker Jack Trainer. Both grow closer, but Tess is unaware that Jack is Katherine’s boyfriend. Soon, Katherine finds out everything.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
3. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
13
6
Things We Lost in the Fire
R
13
6

After her husband passes away, a widow invites his friend to live with her and the children. She helps him get rid of his heroin addiction, while he helps them cope with their loss.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brian Burke
Director:
Susanne Bier
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry
4. The X Files (1998)
21
9
The X Files
PG-13
21
9

FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, are assigned to investigate a bomb in a Dallas Federal building; however, they fail to stop the destruction that kills four people inside. Risking their lives they dig deep, and unearth a faction of powerful people determined to cover up a dangerous conspiracy concerning a devastating alien virus capable of destroying the life on Earth. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Fox Mulder
Director:
Rob Bowman
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Lucas Black, Martin Landau, Blythe Danner, Armin Mueller-Stahl, John Neville, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis
5. Return to Me (2000)
11
4
Return to Me
PG
11
4

After his wife passes away in a car accident, Bob finds himself quite depressed. He eventually agrees to go on a blind date set up by his friend Charlie. Although the date doesn’t go well, he meets a waitress named Grace, and he finds himself attracted to her. Things get interesting when he comes to know that Grace is an organ recipient who had received his deceased wife’s heart.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Rueland
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Minnie Driver, Bonnie Hunt, Jim Belushi, Robert Loggia, Carroll O'Connor
6. Kalifornia (1993)
13
7
Kalifornia
R
13
7

This road thriller film tells the story of two journalists who venture out in order to advance their research on serial killers. As they are sharing their ride with an unknown couple, they come to know that one of them is a serial killer. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Brian Kessler
Director:
Dominic Sena
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford, John Zarchen
7. Evolution (2001)
27
14
Evolution
PG-13
27
14

Evolution is a science fiction film with comedic undertones that revolves around two community college professors, a fireman-in-training and a beautiful government scientist trying to save the world from a fast-evolving organism that landed on earth in a meteor from outer space. Starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore and Seam William Scott, it has comedy, drama and action too.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ira
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Sarah Silverman, Julianne Moore, Dan Aykroyd, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott
8. Zoolander (2001)
38
21
Zoolander
R
38
21

Dimwitted Derek Zoolander is devastated after he fails to win the top male fashion model honor and is disowned by his family for being unable to assist his father and brothers in the coal mines. Fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu gives him a new lease of life, but is actually planning to brainwash him into assassinating Malaysia's Prime Minister.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
9. The TV Set (2006)
7
4
The TV Set
R
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Klein
Director:
Jake Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Judy Greer, Sigourney Weaver, Fran Kranz, Ioan Gruffudd
10. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
13
7
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
PG-13
13
7

Sue Ellen is a teenager who is awaiting her mother to leave home during summer so that she can have fun while her siblings are taken care of by the babysitter. However, the babysitter dies all of a sudden, and Sue finds her life upside down.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Herek
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, Josh Charles, John Getz
11. The Joneses (2009)
11
6
The Joneses
R
11
6

The Joneses is a comedy-drama film, which tells the story of Steve and Kate, who move along with their kids to an upper class suburban neighborhood. Although their trendy lifestyle makes them the talk of the town, the neighbors are unaware of the truth of their seemingly perfect family. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Jones
Director:
Derrick Borte
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Hutton, Gary Cole, Demi Moore, Amber Heard, Benjamin Hollingsworth
12. Connie and Carla (2004)
7
4
Connie and Carla
PG-13
7
4

Connie and Carla is a musical comedy crime film which tells the story of two best friends Connie and Carla, who are on their way to the Chicago airport for a song-and-dance act. But their lives turn upside down after they witness a murder.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jeff
Director:
Michael Lembeck
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, Nia Vardalos, Stephen Spinella, Alec Mapa
14. Si j'étais toi (2007)
6
4
Si j'étais toi
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Benjamin Marris
Director:
Vincent Perez
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lili Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Brendan Sexton III, Jane Wheeler
15. House of D (2004)
9
6
House of D
PG-13
9
6

Tom Warsaw is an American artist who visits Paris to sort out some old problems. Eventually, he begins to discover his true identity, after which he decides to return home to reconcile with his family and his friends.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Tom Warshaw
Director:
David Duchovny
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, Anton Yelchin, Téa Leoni
16. The Rapture (1991)
9
6
The Rapture
R
9
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Randy
Director:
Michael Tolkin
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Patrick Bauchau, Darwyn Carson, Marvin Elkins
17. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
15
11
The X Files: I Want to Believe
PG-13
15
11

The second movie in The X-Files franchise finds former special agent Fox Mulder teaming up with his partner, Dr. Dana Scully once more to find a kidnapped FBI agent. During their investigation, they also meet a priest convicted of pedophilia, who claims to be getting psychic visions of the agent. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Fox Mulder
Director:
Chris Carter
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Xzibit
19. Beethoven (1992)
12
9
Beethoven
PG
12
9

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Levant
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
20. Trust the Man (2005)
6
4
Trust the Man
R
6
4

Rebecca is an actress living in New York who is shattered to learn that her marriage with Tom is falling apart. Meanwhile, Tom is upset because he was forced to give up his lucrative job to care for their young daughter. Eventually, this leads him to having an affair with a divorced mother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Pollack
Director:
Bart Freundlich
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
21. Phantom (2013)
8
6
Phantom
R
8
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruni
Director:
Todd Robinson
Genres:
History, Action, War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Harris, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Johnathon Schaech
22. Playing God (1997)
6
5
Playing God
R
6
5

Eugene Sands is a surgeon whose medical license is revoked after he operates under the influence of drugs. His life takes a turn when a crime lord named Raymond Blossom decides to hire him as a personal physician. But, things get complicated when an FBI agent blackmails him to become an informant.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Eugene Sands
Director:
Andy Wilson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gary Dourdan, Peter Stormare, Angelina Jolie, Timothy Hutton, Michael Massee
23. Ruby (1992)
4
4
Ruby
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Officer J.D. Tippit
Director:
John Mackenzie
Genres:
History, Biography, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Aiello, Tobin Bell, Sherilyn Fenn, Joe Cortese
24. Red Shoe Diaries (1992)
4
4
Red Shoe Diaries
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Winters
Director:
Zalman King
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Kai Wulff, Bridgit Ryan, Billy Wirth, Brigitte Bako
26. The Craft: Legacy (2020)
4
5
The Craft: Legacy
PG-13
4
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Adam
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
27. VH1 Rock Honors (2008)
6
3
VH1 Rock Honors
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
David Mallet
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Rainn Wilson, Billy Idol, Foo Fighters, Coldplay
28. Venice/Venice (1992)
6
4
Venice/Venice
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Dylan
Director:
Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Jaglom, Melissa Leo, Nelly Alard, Suzanne Bertish
29. Louder Than Words (2013)
5
4
Louder Than Words
PG-13
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
John Fareri
Director:
Anthony Fabian
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Adelaide Kane, Timothy Hutton, Hope Davis, Xander Berkeley
30. Baby Snatcher (1992)
5
4
Baby Snatcher
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
David Anderson
Director:
Joyce Chopra
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nancy McKeon, Penny Fuller, Michael Madsen, Veronica Hamel
31. New Year's Day (1989)
5
4
New Year's Day
R
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Billy
Director:
Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Jaglom, Gwen Welles, Maggie Wheeler, Melanie Winter
32. Julia Has Two Lovers (1990)
4
4
Julia Has Two Lovers
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel
Director:
Bashar Shbib
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Daphna Kastner, David Charles, Tim Ray, Clare Bancroft
33. Denial (1990)
4
4
Denial
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Erin Dignam
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Barry Primus

TV Shows

Millennium
16
4
Millennium
16
4
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
 Bobby Wingood (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
Director:
Jim Charleston, Allen Coulter, David Nutter, Winrich Kolbe, Paul Shapiro
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Horror, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Simon, Jacinda Barrett, Terry O'Quinn, Lance Henriksen, Brittany Tiplady, Megan Gallagher
Space: Above and Beyond
15
4
Space: Above and Beyond
15
4
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
 Handsome Alvin (uncredited) 1 episode, 1996
Director:
David Nutter, Winrich Kolbe, Charles Martin Smith, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Thomas J. Wright
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Goldberg, R. Lee Ermey, James Morrison, Rodney Rowland, Morgan Weisser
The X Files - Fight the Future: Blooper Reel (1998)
13
4
The X Files - Fight the Future: Blooper Reel
13
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Fox Mulder
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gillian Anderson
The Lone Gunmen
13
5
The Lone Gunmen
13
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
 Fox Mulder (uncredited) 1 episode, 2001
Director:
Bryan Spicer, Richard Compton
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Zuleikha Robinson, Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund
Aquarius
13
5
Aquarius
TV-14
13
5
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Sam Hodiak
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Claire Holt, Gethin Anthony, Calum Worthy, Emma Dumont
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare (1993)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tibor Takács, Zalman King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Knepper, Steven Bauer, Denise Crosby, Joan Severance
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick (1993)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Director:
Ted Kotcheff, Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King, Michael Karbelnikoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Matt LeBlanc, Nina Siemaszko, Tchéky Karyo, Maryam d'Abo
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (1994)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Marina Giulia Cavalli, William Paul Burns, Caitlin Dulany
Red Shoe Diaries 17: Swimming Naked (2001)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 17: Swimming Naked
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Winters
Director:
Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Henric Nieminen, Kenneth David Ebling, Omry Reznik, Robin Sagstetter
Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass (1995)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ted Kotcheff, Peter Care, Dominique Othenin-Girard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Francesco Quinn, Ron Marquette, Sue Kiel, Paula Barbieri
Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up (1997)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Rafael Eisenman, T.A. Williams
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Udo Kier, Matt LeBlanc, Amber Smith, Daniel Anibal Blasco
Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband (1996)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Director:
Anne Goursaud, Philippe Angers, Bernard Auroux
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Luigi Amodeo, Neith Hunter, Sue Kiel, Raven Snow
Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola (2000)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Winters
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Enos III, Heidi Mark, Bobbie Phillips, Michael Bendetti
Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone (2002)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Winters
Director:
Rafael Eisenman, T.A. Williams
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Beverly Johnson, Jay Acovone, Brad Fisher, Anthony Addabbo
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor (1996)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King, David Womark
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Demetra Hampton, Denise Crosby, Georges Corraface, Natasha Cashman
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike (2000)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Winters
Director:
Zalman King, Stephen Halbert
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Robbi Chong, Peter Gregory, Rhonda Aldrich
Red Shoe Diaries 16: Temple of Flesh (1997)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 16: Temple of Flesh
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anya Longwell, Karin Elena Wolf
Red Shoe Diaries 8: Night of Abandon (1997)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 8: Night of Abandon
R
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Director:
James Gavin Bedford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Catalina Bonakie, Daniel Leza
Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game (2000)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Winters
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Arielle Dombasle, Caron Bernstein, Elodie Frenck, Christian Jules Le Blanc
Red Shoe Diaries 9: Slow Train (1996)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 9: Slow Train
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Director:
Zalman King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Athena Massey, Andrew Calder, Mark Zuelke, Floyd Irons

Director

House of D (2004)
10
5
House of D
PG-13
10
5

Tom Warsaw is an American artist who visits Paris to sort out some old problems. Eventually, he begins to discover his true identity, after which he decides to return home to reconcile with his family and his friends.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
David Duchovny
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, Anton Yelchin, Téa Leoni

Animation Movies

Queer Duck: The Movie (2006)
4
3
Queer Duck: The Movie
4
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Tiny Jesus (voice)
Director:
Xeth Feinberg
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Billy West, Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Kevin Michael Richardson

David Duchovny Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Californication Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2008
The X Files Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1997