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List of Madhur Jaffrey Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
11
2
Vanya on 42nd Street
PG
11
2
Starring:
Julianne Moore, Phoebe Brand, Lynn Cohen, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer
Directed By:
2. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
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2
Shakespeare-Wallah
11
2

Shakespeare-Wallah is an Indian drama film, which tells the story of a troupe of actors in India, who travel around various towns and villages, giving performances of Shakespearean plays. 

Role:
Manjula
Starring:
Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell
Directed By:
James Ivory
3. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
10
2
Phoebe in Wonderland
PG-13
10
2

Phoebe in Wonderful is a drama film which revolves around a nine-year old girl who wishes to appear in a school play but she is unable to follow the rules. She finds herself clashing with the world around her, which is obsessed with rules. She eventually seeks help from her unconventional drama teacher. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Daniel Barnz
5. A Late Quartet (2012)
10
3
A Late Quartet
R
10
3

A Late Quartet is a musical drama film which tells the story of Peter Mitchell, a renowned musician, who discovers that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He makes the decision to quit the world-renowned string quartet, of which he is a member of.

Starring:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Imogen Poots, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir
Directed By:
Yaron Zilberman
7. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
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2
Six Degrees of Separation
R
10
2

Six Degrees of Separation is a comedy drama mystery film which revolves around Ouisa and her husband, who are art dealers living in New York. Their lives are turned upside down when a mysterious young African American man enters their lives.

Starring:
Will Smith, Anthony Michael Hall, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen, Stockard Channing, Mary Beth Hurt
Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
8. Today's Special (2009)
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2
Today's Special
R
10
2

Samir is a chef working at an upscale restaurant in New York. When he is denied a promotion because his boss feels that ‘his food lacks soul’, he decides to quit. He is forced to take over his family’s Indian restaurant after his father becomes ill. Since he does not know how to cook Indian food, he decides to find someone who can.  

Starring:
Naseeruddin Shah, Ajay Naidu, Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters
Directed By:
David Kaplan
9. Parable (1964)
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2
Parable
9
2
Role:
The Magician's Assistant
Starring:
Saeed Jaffrey, Baraboo East Elementary School Students, Tom Erhart, Jack Gwynne
Directed By:
Rolf Forsberg, Tom Rook
10. Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
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2
Autobiography of a Princess
9
2

On her father’s death anniversary, an Indian princess celebrates his memory in her apartment in London. She spends time with her father’s ex-tutor Cyril Sahib.

Role:
The Princess
Starring:
James Mason, Timothy Bateson, Diane Fletcher, Keith Varnier
Directed By:
James Ivory
11. Flawless (1999)
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2
Flawless
R
9
2

Walt is a former security guard, who must begin physical therapy after his hospital stay. His recovery program also includes speech therapy, by taking singing lessons, and he is paired with Rusty, a vocal instructor, who is also his neighbor. But Rusty is gay and since Walt is extremely conservative, their relationship becomes uneasy.

Starring:
Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer, Skipp Sudduth
Directed By:
12. The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
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2
The Only Living Boy in New York
R
9
2
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Bridges, Callum Turner
Directed By:
Marc Webb
13. Wolf (1994)
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2
Wolf
R
9
2

This romantic horror film tells us the story of Will Randall who becomes a werewolf, and finds himself full of vigor and youth. He fights to regain his job and to woo his former boss’s daughter Laura. 

Starring:
Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Plummer, David Schwimmer, Elaine May, Allison Janney
Directed By:
14. Prime (2005)
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2
Prime
R
9
2

A 37-year-old divorced businesswoman, Rafi, falls for a young man, David, who is 14 years younger than her. In order to overcome her insecurities and to accept the age difference between them, she talks to her therapist Lisa. However, when Lisa realizes that David is her son, she tries her best to separate them. 

Starring:
Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams, Adriana Biasi
Directed By:
Ben Younger
15. The Guru (1969)
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2
The Guru
G
9
2

Tom Pickle is a British rock star who decides to travel all the way to India, to learn to play the sitar from a well-known maestro named Ustad Zafar Khan. Ustad is disappointed in Tom due to his lack of respect, since he has never had a disciple such as him before. Later they decide to go and meet Zafar’s aging guru. All their lives turn upside down when a murder takes place.

Role:
Begum Sahiba
Starring:
Michael York, Barry Foster, Rita Tushingham, Utpal Dutt
Directed By:
James Ivory
16. My Life on the Road (2018)
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2
My Life on the Road
R
8
2
Role:
Bookstore Host
Starring:
Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore
17. Antkeeper (1966)
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3
Antkeeper
14
3
Role:
Bruja
Starring:
Fred Gwynne,
Directed By:
Rolf Forsberg
18. A Season of Madness (2006)
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3
A Season of Madness
13
3
Role:
Mother in-law
Starring:
Maz Jobrani, Marjan Neshat
Directed By:
Katja Esson
19. Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
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2
Beyond the Next Mountain
PG
11
2
Starring:
Anna Lee, Chong Aier, Narola Aier, Noktila Aier
Directed By:
James F. Collier, Rolf Forsberg
20. Saagar (1985)
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2
Saagar
10
2
Starring:
Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Nadira
Directed By:
Ramesh Sippy
21. The Assam Garden (1985)
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2
The Assam Garden
10
2
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, Iain Cuthbertson, Peggy Ann Wood, Ronald Russell
Directed By:
Mary McMurray
22. Grasp (2002)
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2
Grasp
10
2
Role:
Mrs. Singh
Starring:
Joe Grifasi, Dylan Baker, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Jack Vignone
Directed By:
Brendan Donovan
23. Jadoo (2013)
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2
Jadoo
9
2
Starring:
Ray Panthaki, Amara Karan, Adeel Akhtar, Tom Mison
Directed By:
Amit Gupta
24. The Perfect Murder (1988)
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2
The Perfect Murder
9
2
Role:
Mrs. Lal
Starring:
Naseeruddin Shah, Amjad Khan, Salim Ghouse, Annu Kapoor
Directed By:
Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan
25. Hiding Divya (2006)
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2
Hiding Divya
9
2
Role:
Divya Shah
Starring:
Ajay Naidu, Deep Katdare, Pooja Kumar, Madelaine Massey
Directed By:
Rehana Mirza
26. Chutney Popcorn (1999)
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2
Chutney Popcorn
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Meenu
Starring:
Ajay Naidu, Nick Chinlund, Jill Hennessy, Nisha Ganatra
Directed By:
Nisha Ganatra
27. ABCD (1999)
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2
ABCD
8
2
Role:
Anju
Starring:
Sheetal Sheth, Aasif Mandvi, Faran Tahir, David Ari
Directed By:
Krutin Patel
28. Cotton Mary (1999)
8
2
Cotton Mary
R
8
2
Role:
Cotton Mary
Starring:
Sarah Badel, Greta Scacchi, James Wilby, Riju Bajaj
Directed By:
Ismail Merchant, Madhur Jaffrey

TV Movie(s)

1. Today's Special: New York Indian (2012)
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3
Today's Special: New York Indian
13
3
Role:
Herself - Host
Starring:
Aasif Mandvi
2. The Peacock Spring (1996)
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2
The Peacock Spring
12
2
Starring:
Peter Egan, Naveen Andrews, Masood Akhtar, Hattie Morahan
Directed By:
Christopher Morahan
3. Cosmopolitan (2003)
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2
Cosmopolitan
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2
Role:
Madhu
Starring:
Kal Penn, Carol Kane, Roshan Seth, Purva Bedi
Directed By:
Nisha Ganatra
4. The Papdits (2006)
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2
The Papdits
10
2
Role:
Widow Papdit
Starring:
Nitin Ganatra, Kunal Sharma, Priya Ayyar, Nazneen Contractor
Directed By:
Niall Downing

TV Shows and Videos

Psych (2006)
Psych
TV-PG
Starring:
Corbin Bleu, Bianca Kajlich, Kenan Thompson, Christine Baranski, William Shatner, Keith David, Kerry Washington
Directed By:
Mel Damski, Steve Franks, James Roday, Stephen Surjik, John Badham
Travels in Europe with Rick Steves (1991)
Travels in Europe with Rick Steves
Role:
Narrator (1 episode, 1992)
Starring:
Rick Steves
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Gary Cole, Aida Turturro, Sam Waterston, Jill Scott, Samira Wiley, Jennette McCurdy, Ed Asner
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Ghostwriter (1992)
Ghostwriter
TV-Y7
Starring:
Julia Stiles, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Marcella Lowery, Blaze Berdahl
Directed By:
Nell Cox, Susan Dansby, Gilbert Moses, Gregory Lehane, Maureen Thorp
New Girl (2011)
New Girl
TV-14
Starring:
Andy Samberg, Stephen Amell, Demetri Martin, Andre Braugher, Jessica Biel, Fred Armisen, Zooey Deschanel
Directed By:
Trent O'Donnell, Erin O'Malley, Jake Kasdan, Fred Goss, Max Winkler
The Good Karma Hospital (2017)
The Good Karma Hospital
Starring:
Phyllis Logan, Shabana Azmi, Amanda Redman, Neil Morrissey
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV-14
Starring:
F. Murray Abraham, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Berkley, Lynn Redgrave, Rider Strong, Miguel Ferrer
Directed By:
Frank Prinzi, Jean de Segonzac, Steve Shill, Darnell Martin, Norberto Barba
Holby City (1999)
Holby City
TV-PG
Starring:
Archie Panjabi, Richard Todd, Aisling Bea, Andrew Lincoln, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nicholas Hoult, Scott Adkins
EastEnders (1985)
EastEnders
TV-PG
Starring:
Anthony Newley, Tamzin Outhwaite, David Essex, Emma Bunton, Amanda Holden, Martin Kemp, David Walliams
Directed By:
Steve Shill, Jonathan Dent, Jim Goddard, Bill Hays, Jean Stewart