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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. 

Directed By:
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.

Directed By:
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.

Role:
Brian Burke
Starring:
Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry
Directed By:
Susanne Bier
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. 

Role:
Agent Fox Mulder
Starring:
Lucas Black, Martin Landau, Blythe Danner, Armin Mueller-Stahl, John Neville, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis
Directed By:
Rob Bowman
5. Return to Me (2000)
12
4
Return to Me
PG
12
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.

Role:
Bob Rueland
Starring:
Minnie Driver, Bonnie Hunt, Jim Belushi, Robert Loggia, Carroll O'Connor
Directed By:
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. 

Role:
Brian Kessler
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford, John Zarchen
Directed By:
Dominic Sena
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.

Role:
Ira
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Silverman, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott
Directed By:
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.

Directed By:
9. The TV Set (2006)
7
4
The TV Set
R
7
4
Role:
Mike Klein
Starring:
Judy Greer, Sigourney Weaver, Fran Kranz, Ioan Gruffudd
Directed By:
Jake Kasdan
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.  

Starring:
Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, Josh Charles, John Getz
Directed By:
Stephen Herek
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. 

Role:
Steve Jones
Starring:
Lauren Hutton, Gary Cole, Demi Moore, Amber Heard, Benjamin Hollingsworth
Directed By:
Derrick Borte
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.

Role:
Jeff
Starring:
Toni Collette, Nia Vardalos, Stephen Spinella, Alec Mapa
Directed By:
Michael Lembeck
13. Bad Influence (1990)
7
4
Bad Influence
R
7
4

Bad Influence is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Michael, who is a successful but shy executive who meets a mysterious stranger named Alex. Alex makes his way into his life and turns it upside down, and things are about to get ugly as Michael is not aware of the fact that Alex is a dangerous sociopath.     

Starring:
Rob Lowe, James Spader, Marcia Cross, Lisa Zane
Directed By:
Curtis Hanson
14. Si j'étais toi (2007)
6
4
Si j'étais toi
R
6
4
Role:
Dr. Benjamin Marris
Starring:
Lili Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Brendan Sexton III, Jane Wheeler
Directed By:
Vincent Perez
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.

Role:
Tom Warshaw
Starring:
Frank Langella, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, Anton Yelchin, Téa Leoni
Directed By:
David Duchovny
16. The Rapture (1991)
9
6
The Rapture
R
9
6
Role:
Randy
Starring:
Mimi Rogers, Patrick Bauchau, Darwyn Carson, Marvin Elkins
Directed By:
Michael Tolkin
17. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
16
11
The X Files: I Want to Believe
PG-13
16
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. 

Role:
Fox Mulder
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Xzibit
Directed By:
Chris Carter
18. Goats (2012)
6
4
Goats
R
6
4
Role:
Goat Man
Starring:
Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alan Ruck, Adelaide Kane, Keri Russell, Dakota Johnson, Minnie Driver
Directed By:
Christopher Neil
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.

Starring:
Charles Grodin, Stanley Tucci, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom
Directed By:
Brian Levant
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.

Role:
Tom Pollack
Starring:
Eva Mendes, Garry Shandling, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Dagmara Dominczyk, Sascha Gillen
Directed By:
Bart Freundlich
21. Phantom (2013)
8
6
Phantom
R
8
6

Dimitri Zubov is a veteran captain serving in the Soviet Navy, who is troubled by past catastrophic events, for which he also shares some blame. He is soon assigned to lead a secret mission. Due to mistakes he had made during his service, this is however going to be his last assignment. Dimitry is not sure if he is prepared to deal with the mission, due to his compromised mental state.  

Role:
Bruni
Starring:
Dagmara Dominczyk, Ed Harris, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Johnathon Schaech
Directed By:
Todd Robinson
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.

Role:
Dr. Eugene Sands
Starring:
Peter Stormare, Gary Dourdan, Angelina Jolie, Timothy Hutton, Michael Massee
Directed By:
Andy Wilson
23. Ruby (1992)
4
4
Ruby
R
4
4
Role:
Officer J.D. Tippit
Starring:
Danny Aiello, Tobin Bell, Sherilyn Fenn, Joe Cortese
Directed By:
John Mackenzie
24. Red Shoe Diaries (1992)
4
4
Red Shoe Diaries
R
4
4
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
Kai Wulff, Bridgit Ryan, Billy Wirth, Brigitte Bako
Directed By:
Zalman King
25. Full Frontal (2002)
4
5
Full Frontal
R
4
5

Full Frontal is a comedy drama film which revolves around a group of men and women in Hollywood who are trying to sort out their complicated lives.  

Role:
Gus
Starring:
January Jones, Rainn Wilson, Sandra Oh, Steven Soderbergh, Julia Roberts, David Fincher, Brad Pitt
Directed By:
26. The Craft: Legacy (2020)
4
5
The Craft: Legacy
PG-13
4
5
Role:
Adam
27. VH1 Rock Honors (2008)
6
3
VH1 Rock Honors
6
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Rainn Wilson, Billy Idol, Foo Fighters, Coldplay
Directed By:
David Mallet
28. Venice/Venice (1992)
6
4
Venice/Venice
R
6
4
Role:
Dylan
Starring:
Henry Jaglom, Melissa Leo, Nelly Alard, Suzanne Bertish
Directed By:
Henry Jaglom
29. Louder Than Words (2013)
6
4
Louder Than Words
PG-13
6
4
Role:
John Fareri
Starring:
Adelaide Kane, Timothy Hutton, Hope Davis, Xander Berkeley
Directed By:
Anthony Fabian
30. Baby Snatcher (1992)
5
4
Baby Snatcher
5
4
Role:
David Anderson
Starring:
Nancy McKeon, Penny Fuller, Michael Madsen, Veronica Hamel
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra
31. New Year's Day (1989)
5
4
New Year's Day
R
5
4
Role:
Billy
Starring:
Miloš Forman, Henry Jaglom, Gwen Welles, Maggie Wheeler, Melanie Winter
Directed By:
Henry Jaglom
32. Julia Has Two Lovers (1990)
4
4
Julia Has Two Lovers
R
4
4
Role:
Daniel
Starring:
Daphna Kastner, David Charles, Tim Ray, Clare Bancroft
Directed By:
Bashar Shbib
33. Denial (1990)
4
4
Denial
R
4
4
Starring:
Rae Dawn Chong, Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Barry Primus
Directed By:
Erin Dignam

TV Shows

Twin Peaks
47
6
Twin Peaks
TV-14
47
6
Starring:
Peggy Lipton, David Lynch, Molly Shannon, Kyle MacLachlan, Miguel Ferrer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Carel Struycken
Directed By:
The X Files
49
8
The X Files
TV-14
49
8
Role:
Fox Mulder
Starring:
Rhys Darby, Bryan Cranston, Ed Asner, Giovanni Ribisi, Lisa Robin Kelly, Seth Green, Carrie Snodgress
Directed By:
Kim Manners, Rob Bowman, David Nutter, Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Twin Peaks
26
5
Twin Peaks
TV-MA
26
5
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Chamberlain, Tim Roth, Monica Bellucci, Michael Cera, Francesca Eastwood
Directed By:
The Larry Sanders Show
18
3
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
18
3
Starring:
Bernadette Peters, Roseanne Barr, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Farley, David Spade, Teri Garr, Marlee Matlin
Directed By:
Californication
41
8
Californication
TV-MA
41
8
Role:
Hank Moody
Starring:
Alexis Arquette, Marilyn Manson, Meagan Good, Eva Amurri, Kathleen Turner, Henry Rollins, Zoë Kravitz
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Frasier
27
6
Frasier
TV-PG
27
6
Starring:
Alan Cumming, Kieran Culkin, Mako Iwamatsu, Christopher Reeve, Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Ann Cusack
Directed By:
Millennium
16
4
Millennium
16
4
Role:
 Bobby Wingood (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
Starring:
Jacinda Barrett, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Simon, Terry O'Quinn, Lance Henriksen, Brittany Tiplady, Megan Gallagher
Directed By:
Jim Charleston, Allen Coulter, David Nutter, Winrich Kolbe, Paul Shapiro
Bones
35
10
Bones
TV-14
35
10
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Sarah Rafferty, Stephen Fry, Zooey Deschanel, Thomas F. Wilson, Bianca Lawson, Ariel Winter
Directed By:
Better Things
16
4
Better Things
TV-MA
16
4
Starring:
Tom Kenny, Joe Walsh, Hana Mae Lee, Julie Bowen, Billy West, Kevin Pollak, Rae Dawn Chong
Directed By:
Space: Above and Beyond
15
4
Space: Above and Beyond
15
4
Role:
 Handsome Alvin (uncredited) 1 episode, 1996
Starring:
Adam Goldberg, R. Lee Ermey, James Morrison, Rodney Rowland, Morgan Weisser
Directed By:
David Nutter, Winrich Kolbe, Charles Martin Smith, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Thomas J. Wright
The X Files - Fight the Future: Blooper Reel (1998)
13
4
The X Files - Fight the Future: Blooper Reel
13
4
Role:
Agent Fox Mulder
Starring:
Gillian Anderson
The Lone Gunmen
13
5
The Lone Gunmen
13
5
Role:
 Fox Mulder (uncredited) 1 episode, 2001
Starring:
Zuleikha Robinson, Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund
Directed By:
Bryan Spicer, Richard Compton
Sex and the City
27
11
Sex and the City
TV-14
27
11
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Arnett, Bridget Moynahan, Margaret Cho, John Slattery, Amy Sedaris
Directed By:
Michael Patrick King, Allen Coulter, Michael Engler, Michael Spiller, Alan Taylor
Aquarius
13
5
Aquarius
TV-14
13
5
Role:
Sam Hodiak
Starring:
Claire Holt, Gethin Anthony, Calum Worthy, Emma Dumont
Directed By:
Life with Bonnie
9
5
Life with Bonnie
9
5
Starring:
Kevin Pollak, Carl Reiner, Phyllis Diller, Teri Garr, Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Mark Derwin
Directed By:
Red Shoe Diaries
7
6
Red Shoe Diaries
TV-MA
7
6
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
Ally Sheedy, Francesco Quinn, Margaret Cho, Matt LeBlanc, Udo Kier
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Tibor Takács, Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King, Stephen Halbert
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare (1993)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare
R
0
0
Starring:
Robert Knepper, Steven Bauer, Denise Crosby, Joan Severance
Directed By:
Tibor Takács, Zalman King
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick (1993)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick
R
0
0
Role:
Jake
Starring:
Matt LeBlanc, Nina Siemaszko, Tchéky Karyo, Maryam d'Abo
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King, Michael Karbelnikoff
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (1994)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica
R
0
0
Role:
Jake
Starring:
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
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
Henric Nieminen, Kenneth David Ebling, Omry Reznik, Robin Sagstetter
Directed By:
Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King
Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass (1995)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass
R
0
0
Starring:
Francesco Quinn, Ron Marquette, Sue Kiel, Paula Barbieri
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Peter Care, Dominique Othenin-Girard
Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up (1997)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up
R
0
0
Starring:
Udo Kier, Matt LeBlanc, Amber Smith, Daniel Anibal Blasco
Directed By:
Rafael Eisenman, T.A. Williams
Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband (1996)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband
R
0
0
Role:
Jake
Starring:
Luigi Amodeo, Neith Hunter, Sue Kiel, Raven Snow
Directed By:
Anne Goursaud, Philippe Angers, Bernard Auroux
Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola (2000)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola
R
0
0
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
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
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
Beverly Johnson, Jay Acovone, Brad Fisher, Anthony Addabbo
Directed By:
Rafael Eisenman, T.A. Williams
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor (1996)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor
0
0
Starring:
Demetra Hampton, Denise Crosby, Georges Corraface, Natasha Cashman
Directed By:
Rafael Eisenman, Zalman King, David Womark
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike (2000)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike
0
0
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Robbi Chong, Peter Gregory, Rhonda Aldrich
Directed By:
Zalman King, Stephen Halbert
Red Shoe Diaries 16: Temple of Flesh (1997)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 16: Temple of Flesh
R
0
0
Role:
Jake
Starring:
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
Role:
Jake
Starring:
Catalina Bonakie, Daniel Leza
Directed By:
James Gavin Bedford
Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game (2000)
0
0
Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game
0
0
Role:
Jake Winters
Starring:
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
Role:
Jake
Starring:
Athena Massey, Andrew Calder, Mark Zuelke, Floyd Irons
Directed By:
Zalman King

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.

Starring:
Frank Langella, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, Anton Yelchin, Téa Leoni
Directed By:
David Duchovny

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
34
5
The Simpsons
TV-14
34
5
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Lucy Lawless, Dolly Parton, Ray Romano, Richard Lewis, Lucy Liu, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
8
2
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
TV-PG
8
2
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Amy Brenneman, Kim Cattrall, Burt Reynolds, Ron Leibman, Ben Stein, Tim Curry
Directed By:
Jeff McGrath, Raymie Muzquiz, John Eng, Peter Avanzino, Norton Virgien
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
7
2
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
TV-PG
7
2
Starring:
Rodney Dangerfield, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Marc Maron, David Cross
Eek! the Cat
7
3
Eek! the Cat
7
3
Starring:
William Shatner, Mr. T, Phil Hartman, Jason Priestley, Adam Goldberg, Elinor Donahue, Charlie Adler
Directed By:
John Halfpenny, Jamie Whitney
Queer Duck: The Movie (2006)
4
3
Queer Duck: The Movie
4
3
Role:
Tiny Jesus (voice)
Starring:
Billy West, Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Kevin Michael Richardson
Directed By:
Xeth Feinberg

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