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List of Joan Rivers Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Swimmer (1968)
14
3
The Swimmer
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Marge Champion, Janet Landgard
3. Mister Universe (1951)
12
2
Mister Universe
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph Lerner
Genres:
Romance, Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vince Edwards, Robert Alda, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, Bert Lahr
4. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
12
2
The Muppets Take Manhattan
G
12
2

The Muppets Take Manhattan is a musical adventure comedy drama film which revolves around Kermit and his friends who go to New York City in order to get their musical on Broadway. Soon, they come to know that this task is not as easy as they thought it would be.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Family, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Brooke Shields, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Art Carney, Jim Henson
5. Iron Man Three (2013)
12
2
Iron Man Three
PG-13
12
2

The seventh film in the Iron Man film series, Iron Man Three sees Tony Stark suffering from stress, anxiety and insomnia after the battle of New York. Soon, he finds himself pitted against a powerful and mysterious foe, Mandarin. When his close ones get attacked, Tony goes after those responsible and in process discovers that an event from past is connected to the present. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Shane Black
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
6. Spaceballs (1987)
12
2
Spaceballs
PG
12
2

After carelessly wasting their atmospheric air, Planet Spaceball’s crooked President Scroob decides to force neighboring Planet Druidia’s King Roland to share their atmosphere by ordering Dark Helmet to kidnap Roland’s daughter, Princess Vespa, on her wedding day. But space-pilot Lone Starr and his loyal half-man/half-dog ‘Barf’ come to help her. They need super powers of ‘The Schwartz’ to save Druidia. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy
7. Serial Mom (1994)
11
2
Serial Mom
R
11
2

The satirical black comedy features a dedicated homemaker Beverly Sutphin, who leads a happy life with two teenaged children. But she insists on retaliating against any slight. The parking place-snatcher neighbor starts receiving obscene calls; the math teacher gets run over for criticizing her son. As homicides increase, police get wise on the killer and Beverly becomes media sensation as ‘Serial Mom.’ 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
8. Napoleon (1995)
10
2
Napoleon
G
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mario Andreacchio
Genres:
Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Jamie Croft, Barry Humphries, Philip Quast
9. Look Who's Talking (1989)
10
2
Look Who's Talking
PG-13
10
2

Mollie, an account having an affair with her married client, is betrayed and left to raise baby Mickey by herself. She is looking for a life-partner who will care for both, Mickey and her. James, a cab-driver is her friend, and also Mickey’s preferred baby-sitter. But the idea of a working-class life-partner doesn’t appeal her. Can candid-communicator Mickey talk her into it?

As:
Cast
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley, Abe Vigoda, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal
10. First Daughter (2004)
8
2
First Daughter
PG
8
2

Samantha is the daughter of the US President who decides to enroll at a college away from home, as her life has been mostly sheltered. During her time away from the White House, she starts experiencing a new sense of freedom, and soon starts falling for another student named James.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Katie Holmes, Michael Keaton, Jay Leno, Forest Whitaker, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin
11. Rabbit Test (1978)
6
1
Rabbit Test
PG
6
1

Rabbit Test is a comedy film which tells the story of Lionel Carpenter, who has bad luck with women. However, after he develops a relationship with one of his immigrant students, he surprisingly becomes the world’s first pregnant man. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Joan Rivers
Genres:
Comedy
12. Hip! Edgy! Quirky! (2002)
14
3
Hip! Edgy! Quirky!
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Floressa
Director:
Mark Haller-Wade
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Phyllis Diller, Mark Fite, Jim Holmes, Kara Zediker
14. The Intern (2000)
9
2
The Intern
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dolly Bellows
Director:
Michael Lange
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kathy Griffin, Peggy Lipton, Dominique Swain, Ben Pullen
15. Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)
8
2
Les Patterson Saves the World
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
George Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pamela Stephenson, Thaao Penghlis, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Barry Humphries

TV Movie(s)

1. The Girl Most Likely to... (1973)
14
3
The Girl Most Likely to...
14
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Lee Philips
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Asner, Stockard Channing, Edward Asner, Jim Backus, Joe Flynn, Chuck McCann
2. Why We Laugh: Funny Women (2013)
12
2
Why We Laugh: Funny Women
TV-MA
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Bernard Gourley
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Janeane Garofalo, Kim Wayans, Tig Notaro
3. Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (2012)
11
2
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me
TV-MA
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Scott L. Montoya
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mick Archer, Stacey McMichael, Joe Valentino
4. Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug (2006)
11
2
Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Keith Truesdell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeremy Blaine, Jordan Roberts
5. Lady Boss (1992)
10
2
Lady Boss
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Jarrott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Rachins, Jack Scalia, Kim Delaney, Yvette Mimieux, Phil Morris
6. How to Murder a Millionaire (1990)
10
2
How to Murder a Millionaire
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Irma
Director:
Paul Schneider
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Morgan Fairchild, Jodi Long, David Eigenberg, Telma Hopkins
7. Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (1994)
8
2
Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Rivers
Director:
Oz Scott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dorothy Lyman, Jon Kean, Melissa Rivers, Mark Kiely
8. Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1985)
7
1
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz
7
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Alan Smithee
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Ashley, Shuko Akune, Bobby Berosini, Erma Bombeck
9. Joan Rivers' Straight Talk (2006)
4
1
Joan Rivers' Straight Talk
4
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Director:
Jay Redack
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Andy Cohen, Billy Eichner

Animation(s)

Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek 2
TV-PG
Plot:

The second film in the Shrek film franchise, Shrek 2 follows the newlyweds Shrek and Fiona as they go to visit Fiona’s parents who are organizing a royal ball to celebrate their marriage. The movie went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2004 worldwide.

As:
Cast
Director:
Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Family, Romance, Fantasy
Dave the Barbarian (2004)
Dave the Barbarian
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Howy Parkins
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Jeff Bennett, Danny Cooksey, Tress MacNeille, Kevin Michael Richardson
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs
TV-PG
Plot:

Gargamel, the wicked wizard drives the little blue people, the Smurfs, out of their enchanted village, after which they land in the Central Park of New York City. They meet Patrick Winslow whom they follow to his home. The lost Smurfs need help to get away from human-world and reach their village before Gargamel captures them to snatch their potent, youth-providing essence. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
Chad Hammes, Michael Montaine, Jason Raines, David Dulac, Blake Leibel
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Animation
Star Cast:
Mel Brooks, Dee Bradley Baker, Rino Romano, Tino Insana, Daphne Zuniga

TV Shows and Videos

The Joan Rivers Position (2004)
The Joan Rivers Position
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself - Presenter
Director:
John F.D. Northover, Ivan Youlden
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Needles and Pins (1973)
Needles and Pins
As:
Cast
Director:
George Tyne, Peter Baldwin, Hy Averback, Ernest A. Losso
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bernie Kopell, Norman Fell, Louis Nye, Deirdre Lenihan
Candid Camera (1960)
Candid Camera
As:
Writer
Director:
Lou Tyrrell, Julio D. Benedetto, Garth Dietrick
Genres:
Comedy, Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Allen Funt, Durward Kirby
Husbands, Wives & Lovers (1978)
Husbands, Wives & Lovers
As:
Writer
Director:
Alan Myerson, Bill Persky, Marc Daniels, James Burrows
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ron Rifkin, Cynthia Harris, Eddie Barth, Stephen Pearlman, Lynne Marie Stewart
In Bed with Joan (2013)
In Bed with Joan
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (2011)
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Lucas Mertes
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Melissa Rivers, Tony Tripoli
The Late Show (1986)
The Late Show
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
Clint Holmes
The Joan Rivers Show (1989)
The Joan Rivers Show
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014)
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Hewitt
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Madison Pettis, Bella Thorne, Ryan Ochoa, Calum Worthy

Joan Rivers Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Album (includes poetry, audio books & storytelling) 2015
Winner Best Spoken Word Album 2015