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List of Garry Marshall Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A League of Their Own (1992)
21
3
A League of Their Own
PG
21
3

Dottie and Kit, two Oregon farm sisters, along with other girls, are selected by the Women’s Baseball Association. Their team manager, Jimmy Dugan, who is a former star player but now an alcoholic, doesn’t take his job very seriously. However, as the girls take up all the challenges head-on, their enthusiasm and grit makes Dugan take a proud interest in his team. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Penny Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Ann Cusack, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna
2. Pretty Woman (1990)
22
2
Pretty Woman
R
22
2

Edward Lewis, a corporate raider who buys and tears down companies, is ditched by his girlfriend after he asks her to escort him during a business trip. He hires a prostitute, Vivian Ward, to pose as his girlfriend for a week, but things get complicated when he falls in love with her despite their disparate lifestyles.

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
3. Lost in America (1985)
12
3
Lost in America
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Candy Ann Brown, Sylvia Farrel
4. The Phony American (1961)
10
2
The Phony American
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ákos Ráthonyi
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
William Bendix, Ron Randell, Christine Kaufmann, Walter Gross
5. Hocus Pocus (1993)
16
2
Hocus Pocus
PG
16
2

Max Dennison has recently moved with his younger sister Dani and their family to Salem, Massachusetts. While trick-or-treating during Halloween, Max unknowingly resurrects three evil witches, Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. Now with the help of an immortal black cat Thackery, they must stop the witches from sucking the soul of every child in town.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenny Ortega
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Jason Marsden, Thora Birch
6. Overboard (1987)
17
4
Overboard
PG
17
4

Overboard is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a wealthy and spoilt heiress, Annie, who mocks and cheats a carpenter she hired. When she gets amnesia after being in an accident, he decides to introduce her to her regular life, as well as brainwash her into believing that he is her husband.      

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Katherine Helmond, Edward Herrmann, Mike Hagerty
7. Beaches (1988)
15
3
Beaches
PG-13
15
3
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Drama, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Hershey, Lainie Kazan, John Heard, Bette Midler
8. The Majestic (2001)
10
3
The Majestic
PG
10
3

Set in 1951, an up-and-coming Hollywood screenwriter, Peter Appleton, is accused of being a communist. An accident after getting drunk, results in amnesia. Found near town of Lawson, he is mistaken as the MIA son of the community. He brings life to the town and rebuilds movie theater, the Majestic. As he regains his memory, the authorities also come looking for him.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Darabont
Genres:
Romance, Drama
9. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
12
3
Frankie and Johnny
R
12
3

A former convict Johnny gets released from prison and starts working as a cook in a local diner. He soon falls in love with a waitress named Frankie, who is a loner and emotionally wounded. However, Frankie is determined to win her love.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Hector Elizondo
10. The Flamingo Kid (1984)
10
3
The Flamingo Kid
PG-13
10
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, Martha Gehman
12. The Princess Diaries (2001)
14
2
The Princess Diaries
G
14
2

Launching Anne Hathaway into stardom, The Princess Diaries is a teen comedy film that showcases the transformation of an ordinary 16-year-old schoolgirl from San Francisco into the princess of Genovia. Mia Thermopolis is a high school student who suddenly discovers that she is royalty and tries to learn the nuances of becoming a princess from her grandmother whilst navigating school life.

As:
Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Mandy Moore, Sandra Oh, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo
14. Psych-Out (1968)
9
2
Psych-Out
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Rush
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Dern, Jack Nicholson, Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Adam Roarke
15. How Sweet It Is! (1968)
9
3
How Sweet It Is!
9
3

When photographer Grif Henderson is assigned to accompany a group of students in France, he decides to take his wife Jenny and son Davey with him. But problem starts from the very beginning. On the ship, they are assigned bunk beds in separate rooms while in Paris, the hotel Jenny booked for herself turns out to be the home of a womanizing lawyer.  

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
Jerry Paris
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, James Garner, Maurice Ronet, Terry-Thomas
16. The Grasshopper (1970)
9
2
The Grasshopper
R
9
2

A nineteen year old Christine Adams decides to leave her broken family life in a small town and move to Los Angeles and live with Eddie Molina, her boyfriend. However, she finds a lot of difficulties and restlessness in her life with Eddie.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Jerry Paris
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jim Brown, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Cotten, Corbett Monica, Christopher Stone
17. Never Been Kissed (1999)
14
2
Never Been Kissed
PG-13
14
2

A 25 years old copy editor in a Chicago newspaper has been ordered to pose as a teenager and enroll in a high school so that she can give a firsthand report on students’ behavior. Adhering to the instruction, she enrolls at South Glen South High School; but despite her youthful look finds it hard to make friends. It becomes more complicated when she falls in love with the English teacher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
18. Orange County (2002)
9
2
Orange County
PG-13
9
2

After his application is rejected at Stanford University, Shaun finds out that his academic transcript got mixed up with that of another student. Due to his determination to get accepted at the university, Shaun decides to use any means necessary. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jake Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
19. Raising Helen (2004)
10
3
Raising Helen
PG-13
10
3

Raising Helen is a comedy drama film, which tells the story of a young woman, Helen, who becomes the guardian of her sister and brother-in-law’s three children after they die in a car accident. However, she discovers that raising them is much more difficult than she imagined.  

As:
Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
21. Nothing in Common (1986)
10
2
Nothing in Common
PG
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Tom Hanks, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin
22. Grand Theft Auto (1977)
10
2
Grand Theft Auto
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Rance Howard, Nancy Morgan
23. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
13
4
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
G
13
4

Princess Mia Thermopolis has just graduated from Princeton. She returns to Genovia, only to find that she must marry within a month or lose her right as heir to the throne. She must also contend with her feelings for Lord Devereaux whose scheming uncle Viscount Mabrey wants his nephew to become the next king. 

As:
Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Family
24. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
12
3
Jumpin' Jack Flash
R
12
3

Terry is a bank employee who works with computers and talks with others routinely through it. Things take a turn when one day, she connects with a mysterious user named Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and she receives a coded message from him. She manages to decode it and learns that he is a secret agent trapped behind enemy lines.

As:
Cast
Director:
Penny Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, Phil Hartman, Jonathan Pryce, Whoopi Goldberg, John Wood, Stephen Collins, Carol Kane
25. Maryjane (1968)
8
2
Maryjane
8
2

Maryjane is a drama film which takes us to a high school in a small town where marijuana use is quite widespread. An art teacher tries to persuade his students to stop using them, but he is instead framed himself for possession of marijuana and arrested.

As:
Cast
Director:
Maury Dexter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Teri Garr, Patty McCormack, Michael Margotta, Fabian, Diane McBain
27. New Year's Eve (2011)
10
2
New Year's Eve
PG-13
10
2

The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
28. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
12
4
Race to Witch Mountain
PG
12
4

Jack, a taxi driver, comes across two alien siblings, who appear to be like human children, and also claim that they are on a mission to save Earth as well as themselves from a dangerous killer from outer space. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Fickman
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family
29. Valentine's Day (2010)
9
2
Valentine's Day
PG-13
9
2

A Valentine’s Day witnesses remarkable ups and downs in some intersecting relationships in Los Angeles. Married-for-many-years grandparents wither a crisis, a lady army officer chats for hours with a businessman co-passenger, a florist plans to propose to his school-teacher girlfriend who has inadvertently fallen for a married man, whereas a sports-reporter is assigned to cover ‘Valentine’s Day’ ……which holds many more twists. 

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
30. Runaway Bride (1999)
14
4
Runaway Bride
PG
14
4

Scared of commitment, a small town woman, Maggie Carpenter, ditches her fiance every time at the altar. Ike Graham is a New York based weary journalist who travels to Maggie’s town to write an expose on her. The two inevitably fall in love as they get to know more of each other, but the big question is – Will Maggie again run away from her marriage?

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
32. Life After Beth (2014)
8
2
Life After Beth
R
8
2

Life after Beth is a horror comedy film which tells the story of a guy named Zach, whose girlfriend passes away. However, he finds himself in a surprise when she mysteriously returns from the dead. Slowly he realizes that Beth is no longer the same person.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jeff Baena
Genres:
Horror, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
33. Live Nude Girls (1995)
10
2
Live Nude Girls
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Julianna Lavin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kim Cattrall, Dana Delany, Cynthia Stevenson, Laila Robins, Lora Zane
35. Tomcats (2001)
7
1
Tomcats
R
7
1

At the wedding of a friend, the remaining bachelors bet on staying single. Seven years later, one of them, Michael tries to get his friend Kyle married, so that he can win the bet and get out of a sticky situation. However, things get quite complicated, when he starts developing feelings for Kyle’s future bride.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gregory Poirier
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jaime Pressly, Bill Maher, Dakota Fanning, Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, Jake Busey
36. Finding Bliss (2009)
7
1
Finding Bliss
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Julie Davis
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Denise Richards, Leelee Sobieski, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Davis
38. Exit to Eden (1994)
6
1
Exit to Eden
R
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Rosie O'Donnell, Dana Delany, Hector Elizondo, Paul Mercurio
39. Kismet (1999)
12
2
Kismet
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Step-father
Director:
Billy Wirth
Genres:
Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Mariette Hartley, David Gail, Stephanie Niznik, Kathleen Marshall
40. Grande Drip (2009)
11
2
Grande Drip
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Angelo Salvatore Restaino
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Mathew Botuchis, Joel McCrary, Jamie Martz, Velinda Godfrey
41. Chronic Town (2008)
10
2
Chronic Town
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Hines
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
JR Bourne, Dan Butler, Emily Wagner, Carrie Baker
42. Statistically Speaking (1995)
12
2
Statistically Speaking
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nandi Bowe
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Lillian Lehman, Roxie Roker, Shaun Baker, Victoria Dillard
43. Hole in the Paper Sky (2008)
11
2
Hole in the Paper Sky
TV-G
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Warren
Director:
Bill Purple
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Jessica Biel, Stephen Collins, Jeffrey Nordling
45. The Lottery (1989)
10
2
The Lottery
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bette Midler
48. They Call Him Sasquatch (2003)
9
2
They Call Him Sasquatch
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stu Glassman
Director:
David H. Venghaus Jr.
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Warren Berlinger, Tom Bresnahan, Neal McDonough, Vene L. Arcoraci
49. Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)
11
4
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
11
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Sarah Jacobson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lisa Gerstein, Chris Enright, Greg Cruikshank, Beth Allen
50. Can't Be Heaven (2000)
8
2
Can't Be Heaven
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Friedman
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kaley Cuoco, Diane Ladd, Ralph Macchio, Bryan Burke, Rachel Ticotin
51. This Space Between Us (1999)
8
2
This Space Between Us
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Matthew Leutwyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alex Kingston, Jeremy Sisto, Vincent Ventresca, Poppy Montgomery
52. With Friends Like These... (1998)
9
2
With Friends Like These...
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Philip Frank Messina
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Adam Arkin, David Strathairn, Jon Tenney, Robert Costanzo
53. Mute (2005)
8
2
Mute
TV-PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pastor
Director:
Melissa Joan Hart
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Emily Deschanel, Carlease Burke, Dylan Neal, Emily Hart
54. The Long Ride Home (2003)
8
2
The Long Ride Home
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Marcarelli
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Eric Roberts, Randy Travis, Vaughn Taylor, Paul Tinder
56. Devil's Knight (2003)
5
1
Devil's Knight
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Big Eddie
Director:
Quan Phillips
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Martin Kove, Pepe Serna, Jaime Gomez, Alexander Romanov
57. Secret Agent OO Soul (1990)
4
1
Secret Agent OO Soul
4
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Julius LeFlore
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Amanda LeFlore, Jaime Cardriche

TV Movie(s)

2. Sheriff Who (1967)
13
2
Sheriff Who
13
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Jerry Paris
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, John Astin, Hal Smith, Dick Shawn, Irene Tedrow
3. Beane's of Boston (1979)
10
2
Beane's of Boston
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jerry Paris
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Sues, John Hillerman, George O'Hanlon Jr., Larry Bishop, Charlotte Rae
4. The Last Shot (1993)
11
2
The Last Shot
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Tullis Sr.
Director:
Deborah Amelon
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Baldwin, Jessica Lundy, Bibi Besch, Paul Hipp
5. Herndon (1983)
10
2
Herndon
10
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Ramsey, Randi Brooks, Ted McGinley, Michael Richards, Robin Riker
6. CHiPs '99 (1998)
8
2
CHiPs '99
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Cassar
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Stephen J. Cannell, Larry Wilcox

Animation(s)

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980)
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
As:
Writer
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Frank Welker, Ron Howard, Don Messick, Kenneth Mars, Alan Oppenheimer, It seems that there's no person with personID "0919798"
Chicken Little (2005)
Chicken Little
G
Plot:

Chicken Little throws his little town in panic by claiming that a piece of sky has fallen on his head. But when the panic subsides and he fails to produce that piece, he becomes a laughingstock. To redeem his reputation, he joins the baseball team and helps his team to win.  But that is not enough. He must now convince his town folks, still very skeptical, that an alien invasion is imminent.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Buck Cluck (voice)
Director:
Mark Dindal
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

TV Shows and Videos

The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
As:
Writer
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette, Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Betty Johnson
Hank (1965)
Hank
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
William Christopher, Lloyd Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Howard St. John, Dick Kallman
The Brian Keith Show (1972)
The Brian Keith Show
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Pat Morita, Redd Foxx, Brian Keith, Shelley Fabares, Roger Bowen
Mean Jeans (1981)
Mean Jeans
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy
Barefoot in the Park (1970)
Barefoot in the Park
As:
Writer
Director:
Bruce Bilson, Charles R. Rondeau, Jerry Paris
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Agnes Moorehead, Scatman Crothers, Tracy Reed, Harry Holcombe, Nipsey Russell, Scoey Mitchell
The Bill Dana Show (1963)
The Bill Dana Show
As:
Writer
Director:
Danny Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Fiedler, Jonathan Harris, Gary Crosby, Bill Dana, Don Adams
Good Morning, World (1967)
Good Morning, World
As:
Cast
Director:
Carl Reiner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carl Reiner, Goldie Hawn, Andy Griffith, Billy De Wolfe, Joby Baker
Who's Watching the Kids (1978)
Who's Watching the Kids
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Baio, Jim Belushi, Caren Kaye, Marcia Lewis, Lynda Goodfriend
Chicken Little (2005)
Chicken Little
As:
Cast
Director:
Luigi Priore
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Zach Braff, Adam West, Amy Sedaris, Pamela Adlon, Jeff Bennett, Gregg Berger
Blansky's Beauties (1977)
Blansky's Beauties
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Doris Roberts, Scott Baio, Pat Morita, Nancy Walker, Howard Hesseman
Nothing in Common (1987)
Nothing in Common
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Macy, Todd Waring, Elizabeth Bennett, Wendy Kilbourne, Allan Kent
The New Odd Couple (1982)
The New Odd Couple
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Esther Rolle, John Schuck, Demond Wilson, Ron Glass, Sheila Anderson
A League of Their Own (1993)
A League of Their Own
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Hanks, Ted Bessell, Harvey Miller
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sam McMurray, Carey Lowell, Christine Elise, Tracy Nelson, Megan Cavanagh
Me and the Chimp (1972)
Me and the Chimp
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Garry Marshall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Bosley, Reta Shaw, Ted Bessell, Anita Gillette, Scott C. Kolden