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List of Elisabeth Shue Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
54
15
Back to the Future Part II
PG
54
15

Doc convinces Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer to go to the future in 2015, where Marty poses as his future son to save him from imprisonment. However, they return to a nightmarish 1985 in which Biff Tannen has become wealthy thanks to a sports almanac from the future, prompting the duo to go back to 1955.

Role:
Jennifer
Starring:
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
2. Mysterious Skin (2004)
15
4
Mysterious Skin
15
4

Eight-year-old Neil is sexually abused by his Little League coach. Soon after, his teammate Brian wakes up in the crawl space of a house with a bloody nose and no memory. As both of them grow up, the severely traumatized Neil becomes a male prostitute while Brian starts believing he was abducted by aliens. 

Role:
Mrs. McCormick
Starring:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chase Ellison, George Webster, Rachael Nastassja Kraft, Lisa Long
Directed By:
Gregg Araki
3. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
20
6
Leaving Las Vegas
R
20
6

Ben Sanderson, a once known Hollywood screenwriter, has now lost everything – his career and family – because of his drinking habits. Saddened, he decides to shift to Las Vegas and drink till death. There he meets and forms a relationship with a prostitute, Sera. Sera agrees to never stop him from drinking; however, complications emerge when they begin to develop feelings for each other.

Role:
Sera
Directed By:
Mike Figgis
4. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
43
15
Back to the Future Part III
PG
43
15

In the final movie in the Back to the Future trilogy, Marty McFly, stuck in 1955, learns about the death of his friend Dr. Emmett Doc Brown in 1885. To save his friend, he travel backs in time in the DeLorean car and convinces Doc to return to the present. However, DeLorean is damaged and the Doc falls for a local woman.

Role:
Jennifer Parker
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
5. The Karate Kid (1984)
27
9
The Karate Kid
PG
27
9

After moving to California with his mother, Daniel LaRusso befriends a beautiful cheerleader, Ali Mills, and is bullied by a group of karate students led by her jealous ex-boyfriend. One day he is saved by their apartment's eccentric handyman Miyagi, who reluctantly agrees to train him so that he could face his tormentors in the All-Valley Karate Championships.

Role:
Ali
Starring:
Ralph Macchio, Martin Kove, Pat Morita, Randee Heller
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
7. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
11
4
Chasing Mavericks
PG
11
4

Chasing Mavericks is a sports drama film, which tells the story of Jay Moriarty, a young surfer, whose goal is to ride the Mavericks, one of the world’s biggest tidal waves. In order to help him reach his goal, he takes the help of a local surfing legend.

Role:
Kristy Moriarity
Starring:
Gerard Butler, Abigail Spencer, Scott Eastwood, Jonny Weston, Leven Rambin
Directed By:
8. Greyhound (2020)
15
7
Greyhound
PG-13
15
7

Greyhound is a historical war drama film which tells the story of US Navy Commander Ernest Krause, an inexperienced officer, who is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during the Second World War. His task however proves to be difficult since the convoy is being pursued by German submarines.

Role:
Evelyn
Starring:
9. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
12
4
Adventures in Babysitting
PG-13
12
4

A young girl agrees to take up a babysitting job, and settles down with three kids for a night of TV. But things take a turn when her friend Brenda, calls her up and pleads her to rescue her from the bus station in downtown Chicago.

Role:
Chris
Starring:
Calvin Levels, Anthony Rapp, Keith Coogan, Maia Brewton
Directed By:
Chris Columbus
10. Heart and Souls (1993)
9
4
Heart and Souls
PG-13
9
4

Four strangers, Harrison, Penny, Julia and Milo are traveling on the same bus, which crashes and kills everyone inside. As ghosts, the four decide to become guardians to the child born at the moment of their deaths.

Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore, Alfre Woodard
Directed By:
Ron Underwood
11. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
8
4
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
PG
8
4

A horse trainer Ben Crane is unable to connect with Cale, his precocious daughter. However, Sonador, an injured horse which is adopted by Ben becomes the reason that bridges the gap between the father and daughter. 

Role:
Lily
Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Oded Fehr, David Morse
Directed By:
John Gatins
12. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
10
5
Battle of the Sexes
PG-13
10
5

Battle of the Sexes is an American biographical sports comedy film, which revolves around a true story of a tennis match between two tennis champions i.e. Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which took place in the year 1973. 

Role:
Priscilla Wheelan
Starring:
Chris Parnell, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, Bill Pullman, Emma Stone, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming
Directed By:
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
13. Soapdish (1991)
7
4
Soapdish
PG-13
7
4

This romantic comedy film shows us the backstage lives of the cast and crew of a popular day-time soap opera. Along with her producer, a new actress plans to sabotage and end the career of the leading lady of the show.

Role:
Lori Craven / Angelique
Starring:
Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Kline, Ben Stein, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, Robert Downey Jr.
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
14. Janie Jones (2010)
6
3
Janie Jones
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Mary Ann Jones
Starring:
Peter Stormare, Abigail Breslin, Brittany Snow, Alessandro Nivola
Directed By:
David M. Rosenthal
15. Death Wish (2018)
10
6
Death Wish
R
10
6

Trauma surgeon Dr. Paul Kersey is a mild-mannered family man who works to save lives. Then three masked robbers break-in and brutally attack his wife and young daughter in their home; but police is unable to capture the criminals. Losing his faith in system and seething to avenge the violence, Kersey decides to take the law in his hands and turns vigilante. 

Role:
Lucy Kersey
Starring:
Bruce Willis, Mike Epps, Len Cariou, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed By:
16. Hope Springs (2012)
9
5
Hope Springs
PG-13
9
5

Kay and Arnold have been married for a long time, but they eventually find themselves losing the spark they had in their marriage. Things change when Kay decides to attend an intense, week-long counseling session to improve their relationship.  

Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Jean Smart, Mimi Rogers, Steve Carell
Directed By:
David Frankel
17. Hamlet 2 (2008)
7
4
Hamlet 2
R
7
4

A failed actor becomes a drama teacher at a high school. Things get interesting when he stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to the well-known play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.

Starring:
David Arquette, Steve Coogan, Amy Poehler, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria
Directed By:
Andrew Fleming
18. Twenty Bucks (1993)
6
3
Twenty Bucks
R
6
3
Starring:
Brendan Fraser, David Schwimmer, William H. Macy, Jeremy Piven, Steve Buscemi, Linda Hunt, Christopher Lloyd
Directed By:
Keva Rosenfeld
19. The Saint (1997)
10
6
The Saint
PG-13
10
6

Simon Templar, a thief who is also a master of deception, is hired to steal the secrets of cold fusion from a scientist Emma. However, he eventually falls in love with his victim, and also gets double-crossed by his employer. 

Role:
Dr. Emma Russell
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Roger Moore, Val Kilmer, Rade Serbedzija, Henry Goodman
Directed By:
Phillip Noyce
20. Cousin Bette (1998)
6
3
Cousin Bette
R
6
3
Role:
Jenny Cadine
Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Hugh Laurie, Jessica Lange, Bob Hoskins, Aden Young
Directed By:
Des McAnuff
21. Palmetto (1998)
8
4
Palmetto
R
8
4

Palmetto is a crime thriller mystery film which tells the story of Harry Barber, a convict who had spent two years in prison. He decides to partake in a simple fake kidnapping scheme, but things take a turn, when it turns out to be a lot more complex than he had imagined.  

Role:
Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux
Starring:
Woody Harrelson, Michael Rapaport, Gina Gershon, Rolf Hoppe
Directed By:
Volker Schlöndorff
22. Gracie (2007)
6
4
Gracie
PG-13
6
4
Starring:
Dermot Mulroney, Carly Schroeder, Jesse Lee Soffer, Christopher Shand
Directed By:
Davis Guggenheim
23. Underneath (1995)
6
4
Underneath
R
6
4

Michael Chambers is a gambling addict who returns to Texas for the wedding of his mother. He soon starts having an affair with his ex-wife Rachel, who is now dating a thug named Dundee. When Dundee discovers this, Chambers is forced to become part of a heist.

Starring:
Joe Don Baker, Peter Gallagher, William Fichtner, Adam Trese
Directed By:
24. Hide and Seek (2005)
10
7
Hide and Seek
R
10
7

Dr. David Callaway decides to move with his 9-year-old daughter, Emily, to a new house after discovering his wife’s dead body in the bathtub from an apparent suicide. But he becomes worried when Emily and her new imaginary friend Charlie, start causing problems. When Charlie murders a local woman, sinister secrets are revealed. 

Role:
Elizabeth
Starring:
Robert De Niro, Famke Janssen, Dakota Fanning, Amy Irving
Directed By:
John Polson
25. Cocktail (1988)
11
7
Cocktail
R
11
7

Business school student, Brian Flanagan, takes up bartender’s job where senior bartender, Douglas Coughlin, mentors him. Later, Brian joins a Jamaican resort as bartender and falls for Jordan Mooney, an aspiring American artist. When Doug reaches Jamaica, he dares Brian to pursue an older, wealthy woman. But as Jordan sees Brian with another woman, she leaves the resort. Will the two re-unite? 

Role:
Jordan Mooney
Starring:
Tom Cruise, Laurence Luckinbill, Bryan Brown, Lisa Banes
Directed By:
Roger Donaldson
26. Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
5
3
Somewhere, Tomorrow
PG
5
3

Somewhere Tomorrow is a fantasy drama short film, which tells the story of a teenager, who after falling off her horse, and hitting her head, befriends a young man. The strange thing is that only she can see him. 

Starring:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Nancy Addison, Tom Shea, Rick Weber
Directed By:
Robert Wiemer
27. Link (1986)
5
4
Link
R
5
4
Role:
Jane Chase
Starring:
Terence Stamp, David O'Hara, Steven Finch, Richard Garnett
Directed By:
Richard Franklin
28. Hollow Man (2000)
13
9
Hollow Man
R
13
9

After successfully making animals invisible and then back to visible, arrogant scientist Sebastian Caine avoids reporting to his supervisors and convinces his team to test the serum on him. When his team fails to return him to his previous state, now invisible Caine becomes unstable and goes after his teammates, which also includes his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Role:
Linda McKay
Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Kim Dickens, Josh Brolin, William Devane, Greg Grunberg
Directed By:
Paul Verhoeven
29. Don McKay (2009)
5
4
Don McKay
R
5
4
Role:
Sonny
Starring:
Keith David, Robert Wahlberg, M. Emmet Walsh, Thomas Haden Church, Melissa Leo
Directed By:
Jake Goldberger
30. The Trigger Effect (1996)
6
4
The Trigger Effect
R
6
4
Role:
Annie Kay
Starring:
Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones, Bill Smitrovich
Directed By:
David Koepp
31. The Marrying Man (1991)
6
4
The Marrying Man
R
6
4
Role:
Adele Horner
Starring:
Armand Assante, Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Big John Studd, Robert Loggia
Directed By:
Jerry Rees
32. Molly (1999)
5
4
Molly
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Molly McKay
Starring:
Thomas Jane, Lucy Liu, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, D.W. Moffett
Directed By:
John Duigan
33. Piranha 3D (2010)
10
8
Piranha 3D
R
10
8

An earthquake releases pre-historic vicious carnivorous piranhas into Lake Victoria. As students on spring break, reach the lake, thousands of partying students start falling victim to the piranhas. Vastly outnumbered, Sheriff Julie, her son Jake, and a few others unite to kill the piranhas. 

Role:
Julie Forester
Starring:
Kelly Brook, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Roth, Christopher Lloyd
Directed By:
Alexandre Aja
34. House at the End of the Street (2012)
9
7
House at the End of the Street
PG-13
9
7

Soon after moving into an upscale suburb, Elissa and her mother are shocked to discover that a house in the same street is occupied by Ryan, a lonely young man, whose sister Carrie-Anne had killed their parents four years earlier, and then fled into the forest. Despite her mother’s protest, Alissa befriends Ryan, slowly developing a relationship. 

Role:
Sarah
Starring:
Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Eva Link
Directed By:
Mark Tonderai
35. The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982)
4
4
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana
4
4
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Ray Milland, Stewart Granger, Dana Wynter, Catherine Oxenberg
Directed By:
Peter Levin
36. Waking Madison (2010)
4
4
Waking Madison
R
4
4
Role:
Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
Starring:
Imogen Poots, Frances Conroy, Sarah Roemer, Taryn Manning
Directed By:
Katherine Brooks
37. First Born (2007)
3
4
First Born
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Laura
Starring:
Khandi Alexander, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant, Anne Wolf
Directed By:
Isaac Webb
38. Behaving Badly (2014)
3
4
Behaving Badly
R
3
4

Rick is a teen boy who has a big crush on Nina Pennington, a pretty girl, and is determined to win her heart by hook or by crook. Eventually, he manages to form a friendship with her but things get complicated due her crazy psycho ex boyfriend Kevin. Things get even more complicated due to his best friend’s horny mother and their perverted principal.

Role:
Pamela Bender / Saint Poppy
Starring:
Selena Gomez, Patrick Warburton, William Gary Busey, Mary-Louise Parker, Nat Wolff, Dylan McDermott
Directed By:
Tim Garrick
39. Leo (2002)
6
3
Leo
R
6
3
Role:
Mary Bloom
Starring:
Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Hopper, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers
Directed By:
Mehdi Norowzian
40. Body Wars (1989)
6
3
Body Wars
6
3
Role:
Dr. Cynthia Lair
Starring:
Tim Matheson, Dakin Matthews, Dayna Beilenson
Directed By:
41. Amy & Isabelle (2001)
6
3
Amy & Isabelle
6
3
Role:
Isabelle Goodrow
Starring:
Viola Davis, Hanna Hall, Martin Donovan, Conchata Ferrell
Directed By:
Lloyd Kramer
42. Radio Inside (1994)
6
3
Radio Inside
R
6
3
Role:
Natalie
Starring:
Dylan Walsh, William McNamara, Peewee Love, Steve Zurk
Directed By:
Jeffrey Bell
43. Blind Justice (1994)
5
4
Blind Justice
R
5
4
Role:
Caroline
Starring:
Adam Baldwin, Jack Black, Armand Assante, Robert Davi
Directed By:
Richard Spence

Narrator/Dubbing

Tuck Everlasting (2002)
10
5
Tuck Everlasting
PG
10
5

Winnie Foster is a teen girl who is not happy with her family. While wandering the woods near her home, she meets a young man named Jesse Tuck, with whom she falls in love. His family is also very kind and generous who take her in as one of their own. However, there is more to than what meets the eye.

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Amy Irving, Alexis Bledel, Sissy Spacek, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, William Hurt, Jonathan Jackson
Directed By:
Jay Russell

Animation Movies

American Dad!
11
4
American Dad!
TV-14
11
4
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Katharine Ross, Christine Baranski, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sandra Oh, Tara Strong, Olivia Wilde
Directed By:

Special Appearance/Cameo

City of Angels (1998)
10
5
City of Angels
PG-13
10
5

Seth, an angel whose responsibility is to guide deceased souls to the afterlife, is conflicted when he becomes attracted to young heart surgeon, Maggie Rice, while waiting for a man undergoing heart surgery. He makes up his mind when he meets Nathaniel, who was once an angel but decided to become a mortal to gain human senses.

Role:
Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Starring:
Meg Ryan, Amy Brenneman, Nick Offerman, Andre Braugher, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Franz
Directed By:
Brad Silberling

TV Shows

Curb Your Enthusiasm
30
4
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
30
4
Starring:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Diane Keaton, Ali Larter, Tia Carrere, Ken Jeong, Ben Affleck, Cheryl Hines
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Disneyland
8
2
Disneyland
8
2
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Denver Pyle, Keanu Reeves, Kim Richards, Harry Anderson, Celeste Holm, Ed Asner
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
7
2
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
7
2
Role:
Alice Adams
Starring:
Patrick Dempsey, Jane Seymour, Teri Garr, Lauren Bacall, Lou Diamond Phillips, Anne Meara, Jean Stapleton
Directed By:
Burt Brinckerhoff, David Shaughnessy
Call to Glory
7
2
Call to Glory
7
2
Role:
Jackie Sarnac
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Anthony Edwards, Craig T. Nelson, Tom O'Brien, Gabriel Damon, Cindy Pickett
Directed By:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
19
6
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14
19
6
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Kat Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Sussman, Nathan Kress, Corey Stoll, Jordin Sparks
Directed By:
Dream On
7
2
Dream On
7
2
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Salma Hayek, Marion Ross, Eva Gabor, Adrienne Barbeau, Tippi Hedren, Kathy Griffin
Directed By:
Blunt Talk
7
2
Blunt Talk
TV-MA
7
2
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Lesley Ann Warren, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Lewis, Fred Armisen, Patrick Stewart
Directed By:
Bill D'Elia, Leslye Headland, Tristram Shapeero, Michael Lehmann