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List of Elisabeth Shue Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Karate Kid (1984)
32
3
The Karate Kid
PG
32
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ali
Director:
John G. Avildsen
Genres:
Sport, Action, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Macchio, Martin Kove, Pat Morita, Randee Heller
2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
30
3
Leaving Las Vegas
R
30
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sera
Director:
Mike Figgis
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
3. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
27
7
Back to the Future Part II
PG
27
7

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
4. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
35
3
Adventures in Babysitting
PG-13
35
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chris
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Family
Star Cast:
Calvin Levels, Anthony Rapp, Keith Coogan, Maia Brewton
5. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
24
3
Back to the Future Part III
PG
24
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer Parker
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
6. Mysterious Skin (2004)
11
6
Mysterious Skin
11
6

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. McCormick
Director:
Gregg Araki
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chase Ellison, George Webster, Rachael Nastassja Kraft, Lisa Long
7. Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
13
2
Somewhere, Tomorrow
PG
13
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Wiemer
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Nancy Addison, Tom Shea, Rick Weber
8. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
18
2
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
PG
18
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lily
Director:
John Gatins
Genres:
Family, Sport, Drama
9. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
12
3
Chasing Mavericks
PG
12
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kristy Moriarity
Director:
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Gerard Butler, Abigail Spencer, Scott Eastwood, Jonny Weston, Leven Rambin
10. Heart and Souls (1993)
17
2
Heart and Souls
PG-13
17
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ron Underwood
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore, Alfre Woodard
11. City of Angels (1998)
19
2
City of Angels
PG-13
19
2

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.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Brad Silberling
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
12. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
9
6
Deconstructing Harry
R
9
6

This comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen also stars him in the lead as a successful writer named Harry Block. It follows Block on his way to receive an honorary degree from the university which once threw him out. Accompanying him on the drive are a prostitute, a friend and his son.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
13. Greyhound (2020)
13
3
Greyhound
PG-13
13
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn
Genres:
Action, Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
14. Cocktail (1988)
35
2
Cocktail
R
35
2

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? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jordan Mooney
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Laurence Luckinbill, Bryan Brown, Lisa Banes
15. The Saint (1997)
25
2
The Saint
PG-13
25
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Emma Russell
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Val Edward Kilmer, Roger Moore, Val Kilmer, Rade Serbedzija, Henry Goodman
16. Tuck Everlasting (2002)
14
2
Tuck Everlasting
PG
14
2

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.

As:
Cast, Narrator
Director:
Jay Russell
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Sissy Spacek, Victor Garber, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, William Hurt, Jonathan Jackson
17. Soapdish (1991)
14
2
Soapdish
PG-13
14
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lori Craven / Angelique
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
18. Death Wish (2018)
15
2
Death Wish
R
15
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Kersey
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Mike Epps, Len Cariou, Vincent D'Onofrio
20. Hope Springs (2012)
13
2
Hope Springs
PG-13
13
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
22. Hamlet 2 (2008)
10
3
Hamlet 2
R
10
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Fleming
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Amy Poehler, Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria
23. Underneath (1995)
11
2
Underneath
R
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Joe Don Baker, Peter Gallagher, William Fichtner, Adam Trese
25. Gracie (2007)
10
2
Gracie
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Davis Guggenheim
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Carly Schroeder, Jesse Lee Soffer, Christopher Shand
26. Palmetto (1998)
12
1
Palmetto
R
12
1

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux
Director:
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Woody Harrelson, Michael Rapaport, Gina Gershon, Rolf Hoppe
27. Link (1986)
12
1
Link
R
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Chase
Director:
Richard Franklin
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Terence Stamp, David O'Hara, Steven Finch, Richard Garnett
28. Molly (1999)
14
2
Molly
PG-13
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly McKay
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucy Liu, Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, D.W. Moffett
29. Waking Madison (2010)
9
1
Waking Madison
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
Director:
Katherine Brooks
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Imogen Poots, Frances Conroy, Sarah Roemer, Taryn Manning
30. Hollow Man (2000)
14
1
Hollow Man
R
14
1

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Linda McKay
Director:
Paul Verhoeven
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
31. Hide and Seek (2005)
10
1
Hide and Seek
R
10
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth
Director:
John Polson
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller
32. The Trigger Effect (1996)
14
1
The Trigger Effect
R
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Kay
Director:
David Koepp
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones, Bill Smitrovich
33. Don McKay (2009)
10
2
Don McKay
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sonny
Director:
Jake Goldberger
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Keith David, Robert Wahlberg, M. Emmet Walsh, Thomas Haden Church, Melissa Leo
34. House at the End of the Street (2012)
12
1
House at the End of the Street
PG-13
12
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah
Director:
Mark Tonderai
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Eva Link
36. Piranha 3D (2010)
10
1
Piranha 3D
R
10
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Forester
Director:
Alexandre Aja
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Horror
37. First Born (2007)
13
1
First Born
PG-13
13
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura
Director:
Isaac Webb
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Khandi Alexander, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant, Anne Wolf
38. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
8
1
Battle of the Sexes
PG-13
8
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Priscilla Wheelan
Director:
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Biography
39. Behaving Badly (2014)
7
2
Behaving Badly
R
7
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pamela Bender / Saint Poppy
Director:
Tim Garrick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
41. Body Wars (1989)
10
2
Body Wars
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Cynthia Lair
Director:
Leonard Nimoy
Genres:
Family, Sci-Fi, Action, Short
Star Cast:
Tim Matheson, Dakin Matthews, Dayna Beilenson
42. Radio Inside (1994)
10
2
Radio Inside
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Natalie
Director:
Jeffrey Bell
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dylan Walsh, William McNamara, Peewee Love, Steve Zurk

TV Movie(s)

2. Amy & Isabelle (2001)
9
2
Amy & Isabelle
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Isabelle Goodrow
Director:
Lloyd Kramer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Hanna Hall, Martin Donovan, Conchata Ferrell

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Call to Glory (1984)
Call to Glory
As:
Cast
Role:
Jackie Sarnac
Director:
Jon Avnet, Ernest Pintoff, Peter Levin, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Werner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Craig T. Nelson, Keenan Wynn, Anthony Edwards, Tom O'Brien, Gabriel Damon, Cindy Pickett