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List of Joan Rivers Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Swimmer (1968)
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The Swimmer
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3

The Swimmer is a drama film which tells the story of Ned Merill, who is visiting a friend of his, when he notices the abundance of backyard pools in their suburb. He therefore makes up his mind to swim across every pool in his town.

Starring:
Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Marge Champion, Janet Landgard
Directed By:
3. Mister Universe (1951)
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2
Mister Universe
12
2
Starring:
Vince Edwards, Robert Alda, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, Bert Lahr
Directed By:
Joseph Lerner
4. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
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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.

Starring:
Art Carney, Linda Lavin, Brooke Shields, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
Directed By:
5. Iron Man Three (2013)
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2
Iron Man Three
PG-13
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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. 

Directed By:
Shane Black
6. Spaceballs (1987)
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2
Spaceballs
PG
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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. 

Directed By:
7. Serial Mom (1994)
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2
Serial Mom
R
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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.’ 

Starring:
Directed By:
9. Look Who's Talking (1989)
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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?

Starring:
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley, Abe Vigoda, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal
Directed By:
Amy Heckerling
10. First Daughter (2004)
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2
First Daughter
PG
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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.   

Starring:
Katie Holmes, Michael Keaton, Jay Leno, Forest Whitaker, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin
Directed By:
11. Rabbit Test (1978)
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Rabbit Test
PG
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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. 

Starring:
Rosey Grier, Alice Ghostley, Billy Crystal, Doris Roberts, Paul Lynde, Michael Keaton, Alex Rocco
Directed By:
Joan Rivers
12. Hip! Edgy! Quirky! (2002)
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3
Hip! Edgy! Quirky!
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3
Role:
Floressa
Starring:
Phyllis Diller, Mark Fite, Jim Holmes, Kara Zediker
Directed By:
Mark Haller-Wade
13. Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000)
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2
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
G
9
2
Starring:
Betty White, Joanna Lumley, Angela Bassett, Alice Ghostley, Anne Archer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Debi Derryberry
Directed By:
Dereck Joubert
14. The Intern (2000)
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2
The Intern
R
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2
Role:
Dolly Bellows
Starring:
Kathy Griffin, Peggy Lipton, Paulina Porizkova, Dominique Swain, Ben Pullen
Directed By:
Michael Lange
15. Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)
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2
Les Patterson Saves the World
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2
Starring:
Barry Humphries, Pamela Stephenson, Thaao Penghlis, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Directed By:
George Miller
16. Goosed (1999)
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1
Goosed
7
1
Role:
Mom / Blanche
Starring:
Damon Wayans, Gilbert Gottfried, Jennifer Tilly, Danielle Harris, Robert Klein, Jennifer Tilly
Directed By:
Aleta Chappelle

TV Movie(s)

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

Animation(s)

The Simpsons (1989)
The Simpsons
TV-14
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Adam West, Fran Drescher, Tom Waits, George Carlin, Emily Blunt, Tony Hawk
Directed By:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Sesame Street (1969)
Sesame Street
TV-Y
Starring:
Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin, Penelope Cruz, Mario Lopez, Bobby Darin, Julie Kavner, Will Arnett
Directed By:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May
Arthur (1996)
Arthur
TV-Y
Starring:
Matt Damon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Idina Menzel, Alan Cumming, J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu
Directed By:
Greg Bailey
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
TV-PG
Starring:
Ben Stiller, Garry Shandling, Winona Ryder, Steven Alexander Wright, Ray Romano, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Nealon
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.

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Cameron Diaz, John Cleese
Directed By:
Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury
Dave the Barbarian (2004)
Dave the Barbarian
TV-Y
Starring:
Tom Kenny, Jeff Bennett, Danny Cooksey, Tress MacNeille, Kevin Michael Richardson
Directed By:
Howy Parkins
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. 

Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Foxworthy, Skai Jackson, Hank Azaria, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, John Oliver
Directed By:
Raja Gosnell
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series
TV-14
Starring:
Mel Brooks, Dee Bradley Baker, Rino Romano, Tino Insana, Daphne Zuniga
Directed By:
Chad Hammes, Michael Montaine, Jason Raines, David Dulac, Blake Leibel

TV Shows and Videos

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Jerry Seinfeld, Bea Arthur, America Ferrera, Chris Parnell, Nathan Lane, Melissa McCarthy
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Louie (2010)
Louie
TV-MA
Starring:
Yvonne Strahovski, Glenn Close, Dave Attell, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham, Robin Williams
Directed By:
Louis C.K.
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG
Starring:
Andy Griffith, Anne Meara, Steve Buscemi, Will Forte, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
The Joan Rivers Position (2004)
The Joan Rivers Position
Role:
Herself - Presenter
Starring:
Jerry Hall
Directed By:
John F.D. Northover, Ivan Youlden
Needles and Pins (1973)
Needles and Pins
Starring:
Bernie Kopell, Norman Fell, Louis Nye, Deirdre Lenihan
Directed By:
George Tyne, Peter Baldwin, Hy Averback, Ernest A. Losso
Here's Lucy (1968)
Here's Lucy
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, David Frost, Dinah Shore, Vincent Price, Jack Benny, Liberace
Directed By:
Coby Ruskin, Jack Donohue, Herbert Kenwith, George Marshall, Jack Baker
Another World (1964)
Another World
TV-14
Starring:
Brad Pitt, William H. Macy, Paul Wesley, Thomas Gibson, Jane Krakowski, Charles Durning, Ving Rhames
Directed By:
Michael Eilbaum, Bob Schwarz, Casey Childs, Gary Tomlin, Ira Cirker
Candid Camera (1960)
Candid Camera
Starring:
Arthur Godfrey, Allen Funt, Durward Kirby
Directed By:
Lou Tyrrell, Julio D. Benedetto, Garth Dietrick
Husbands, Wives & Lovers (1978)
Husbands, Wives & Lovers
Starring:
Ron Rifkin, Cynthia Harris, Eddie Barth, Stephen Pearlman, Lynne Marie Stewart
Directed By:
Alan Myerson, Bill Persky, Marc Daniels, James Burrows
Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Hot in Cleveland
TV-PG
Starring:
Craig Ferguson, Bob Newhart, Melanie Griffith, Sarah Hyland, Amy Sedaris, Chris Isaak, Missi Pyle
Directed By:
Andy Cadiff, David Trainer, John Whitesell, Gil Junger, Joe Regalbuto
I'm with Her (2003)
I'm with Her
Starring:
Marlee Matlin, Kristen Wiig, Peter Dinklage, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jim Belushi, Wayne Knight, Robert Englund
Directed By:
Shelley Jensen, Joe Regalbuto, John Fortenberry, Robby Benson, Ted Wass
Less Than Perfect (2002)
Less Than Perfect
TV-PG
Starring:
Eric Roberts, Brooke Burke, Danny Bonaduce, Patrick Warburton, Cindy Williams, David Cassidy, Zachary Levi
Directed By:
Skip Collector, Terry Hughes, Ted Wass, Jonathan Weiss
Shalom Sesame (1987)
Shalom Sesame
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Meara, Mary Tyler Moore
Directed By:
Moti Aviram
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Greer Garson, Kathy Bates, Alan Young, Mel Ferrer, Karen Grassle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Frankie Avalon
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
In Bed with Joan (2013)
In Bed with Joan
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Starring:
Kathy Griffin
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (2011)
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Melissa Rivers, Tony Tripoli
Directed By:
Lucas Mertes
The Late Show (1986)
The Late Show
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Starring:
Clint Holmes
Suddenly Susan (1996)
Suddenly Susan
Starring:
Shia LaBeouf, Rodney Dangerfield, Mr. T, Aaron Paul, Judd Nelson, Cheryl Hines, Christina Moore
Directed By:
Steve Zuckerman, Shelley Jensen, Tom Moore, Lee Shallat Chemel, Leonard R. Garner Jr.
The Joan Rivers Show (1989)
The Joan Rivers Show
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Starring:
Bob Hope
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014)
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
PG
Starring:
Bella Thorne, Madison Pettis, Ryan Ochoa, Calum Worthy
Directed By:
Peter Hewitt

Joan Rivers Awards

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