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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
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Julianne Moore, Phoebe Brand, Lynn Cohen, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer
2. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
11
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Manjula
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Barnz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
4. Heat and Dust (1983)
10
2
Heat and Dust
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Julie Christie, Shashi Kapoor, Julian Glover, Susan Fleetwood
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Yaron Zilberman
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Imogen Poots, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir
7. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
10
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Anthony Michael Hall, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen, Stockard Channing, Mary Beth Hurt
8. Today's Special (2009)
10
2
Today's Special
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Kaplan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Naseeruddin Shah, Ajay Naidu, Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters
9. Parable (1964)
9
2
Parable
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Magician's Assistant
Director:
Rolf Forsberg, Tom Rook
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Saeed Jaffrey, Baraboo East Elementary School Students, Tom Erhart, Jack Gwynne
10. Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
9
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Princess
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Mason, Timothy Bateson, Diane Fletcher, Keith Varnier
11. Flawless (1999)
9
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer, Skipp Sudduth
14. Prime (2005)
9
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Younger
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams, Adriana Biasi
15. The Guru (1969)
9
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.

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

TV Movie(s)

1. Today's Special: New York Indian (2012)
13
3
Today's Special: New York Indian
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Host
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aasif Mandvi
2. The Peacock Spring (1996)
12
2
The Peacock Spring
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Morahan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Egan, Naveen Andrews, Masood Akhtar, Hattie Morahan
3. Cosmopolitan (2003)
11
2
Cosmopolitan
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Madhu
Director:
Nisha Ganatra
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kal Penn, Carol Kane, Roshan Seth, Purva Bedi
4. The Papdits (2006)
10
2
The Papdits
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Widow Papdit
Director:
Niall Downing
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nitin Ganatra, Kunal Sharma, Priya Ayyar, Nazneen Contractor

TV Shows and Videos

Travels in Europe with Rick Steves (1991)
Travels in Europe with Rick Steves
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Narrator (1 episode, 1992)
Genres:
History, Documentary
Star Cast:
Rick Steves
Ghostwriter (1992)
Ghostwriter
TV-Y7
As:
Cast
Director:
Nell Cox, Susan Dansby, Gilbert Moses, Gregory Lehane, Maureen Thorp
Genres:
Family, Mystery
Star Cast:
Julia Stiles, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Marcella Lowery, Blaze Berdahl
The Good Karma Hospital (2017)
The Good Karma Hospital
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Phyllis Logan, Shabana Azmi, Amanda Redman, Neil Morrissey