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List of Matthew Broderick Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
40
3
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
PG-13
40
3

Habitual slacker Ferris Bueller makes an elaborate plan to pull off a special day off from school pretending to be sick while he shares an adventurous ride through Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and his friend Cameron in the prized Ferrari of the latter's father. Meanwhile, convinced that he is faking, his dean desperately attempts to expose him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ferris Bueller
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
2. Glory (1989)
28
6
Glory
R
28
6

The Academy Awards-winning movie depicts the first unit of all African-American soldiers during the Civil War. Col. Robert Gould Shaw leads the ‘54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry’ of all-black soldiers; however, he meets with strong prejudices from both Union Army and the Confederates. Initially assigned to only menial tasks, the regiment earns its place in the battle and achieves glory at Fort Wagner.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy
3. WarGames (1983)
28
4
WarGames
PG
28
4

Pentagon has fully automated its missile launch control centers in order to eliminate risky human element in the event of an actual war. Meanwhile, two computer savvy high school students are searching for interesting games, eventually coming across something called "Global Thermonuclear War".  They somehow hack into the site and start playing, not realizing their action can lead to WWIII. 

As:
Cast
Role:
David
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, William H. Macy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin
4. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
20
6
Torch Song Trilogy
R
20
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Simon
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin, Karen Young
5. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
13
6
Manchester by the Sea
R
13
6

Lee Chandler, a loner who works as a janitor in Quincy, is forced to return to his hometown Manchester-by-the-Sea following his brother's sudden death. He is shocked to learn that he is now the sole guardian of his teenager nephew Patrick and is further tormented by memories of past tragedies as the funeral gets delayed.

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Lonergan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Ben O'Brien, Richard Donelly
6. You Can Count on Me (2000)
16
5
You Can Count on Me
R
16
5

Sammy is a single mother who is quite protective of her 8-year old son. They live in small town and Sammy works in a bank. When her brother visits her, he fills the void in her life and her son’s. However, her life soon gets into turmoil.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brian Everett
Director:
Kenneth Lonergan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Ruffalo, Laura Linney, Jon Tenney, Rory Culkin
8. Election (1999)
12
4
Election
R
12
4

Jim McAllister is a beloved civics teacher at a high school and resents overachieving senior student, Tracy Flick, who will do anything for success. When Tracy decides to run for student body president, an appalled Jim encourages football player, Paul Meltzer, to run as well. Unfortunately, things don’t end well for Jim. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim McAllister
Director:
Alexander Payne
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Mark Harelik
9. Ladyhawke (1985)
16
2
Ladyhawke
PG-13
16
2

This dark fantasy film revolves around a young thief, who unwillingly gets involved with a warrior and his lady who are hunted by the Bishop of Aquila. Upon realizing that they have a common enemy, they unite to take down the Bishop and end his oppression. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gaston
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Alfred Molina, John Wood, Leo McKern, Rutger Hauer
10. The Freshman (1990)
21
1
The Freshman
PG
21
1

Clark Kellogg, an aspiring director arrives in New York City. He is robbed by Victor, moments within he lays his feet on the city's soil. Few days later Kellogg runs into Victor who not only assures him that he will return his money, but also offers him a job with his Uncle Carmine Sabatini, a local mobster who shares a stunning resemblance with an illustrious cinematic godfather. As Carmine takes Kellogg under his wings, demanding complete allegiance, everything is not as it seems. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Clark Kellogg
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Marlon Brando, Maximilian Schell, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley
11. Biloxi Blues (1988)
13
5
Biloxi Blues
PG-13
13
5

Biloxi Blues is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a teenager named Eugene, who is drafted into the United States Army during the Second World War. He is sent to Camp Shelby, near Biloxi, Mississippi, and he sets few goals for his life and starts maintaining a journal.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eugene Morris Jerome
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker, Markus Flanagan
12. The Producers (2005)
12
4
The Producers
PG-13
12
4

The Producers is a musical comedy drama film, which tells the story of Max Bialystock, a theatre producer, who pairs up with an accountant to raise a huge amount to produce a show that they are sure will flop. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Leo Bloom
Director:
Susan Stroman
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
13. Margaret (2011)
9
3
Margaret
R
9
3

Lisa Cohen interacts with a bus driver, running alongside his bus, but this makes him distracted which leads to a fatal accident. Lisa accuses the driver of being responsible for the accident and the death of the woman who died in her arms. She files a lawsuit against the driver as well, but she ends up losing.

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Lonergan
Genres:
Drama
14. The Cable Guy (1996)
16
3
The Cable Guy
PG-13
16
3

Steven Kovacs bribes cable installer Ernie ‘Chip’ Douglas to give him free premium channels. However, Chip soon becomes intrusive, invades Steven’s personal life, and makes his life a living hell. When Steven tries to break their friendship, things take a much darker turn, including Chip taking Steven’s ex Robin as a hostage. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Steven M. Kovacs
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Drama
16. Trainwreck (2015)
9
2
Trainwreck
R
9
2

Following her parents' divorce, Amy's father inculcated into his two daughters that monogamy is not realistic, which became the life mantra for the commitment-phobic heavy-drinking party girl after she grew up to be a magazine writer. However, she begins to question herself after she falls for the charming sports doctor Aaron Conners while writing an article about him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
17. Project X (1987)
16
5
Project X
PG
16
5

Project X is a science fiction thriller film which tells the story of Jimmy Garrett, a pilot, who is assigned to watch over a group of chimpanzees used for military experiments. Over time, Jimmy starts to bond with Virgil, a chimp who is capable of communicating in sign language. However, when Jimmy learns that they are planning to kill the animals with radiation, he decides to help them escape.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jean Smart, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko, Karanja
18. Tower Heist (2011)
8
2
Tower Heist
PG-13
8
2

Arthur Shaw, one of the richest residents of The Tower, is under house arrest for embezzling over US $2 billion from his investors. These include building manager Josh Kovaks and his co-workers, who then plan a tower heist with petty criminal, Slide, to break into the apartment to steal their money back. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Fitzhugh
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy
19. Addicted to Love (1997)
10
3
Addicted to Love
R
10
3

When mild-mannered astronomer Sam’s childhood sweetheart Linda moves to New York, Sam follows only to find her living with new beau, restaurateur Anton. Sam takes up residence opposite Anton’s to spy on them. Soon, photographer Maggie, seeking revenge on ex-fiancé Anton, joins Sam’s quest to break-up those two with all the possible tricks, but instead of separating Anton-Linda, they slowly start growing closer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Griffin Dunne
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Meg Ryan, Kelly Preston, Maureen Stapleton, Tchéky Karyo
20. The American Side (2016)
7
2
The American Side
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Borden Chase
Director:
Jenna Ricker
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Camilla Belle, Robert Forster, Janeane Garofalo, Alicja Bachleda
21. Wonderful World (2009)
7
2
Wonderful World
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Singer
Director:
Joshua Goldin
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael K. Williams, Philip Baker Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
23. Strangers with Candy (2005)
7
2
Strangers with Candy
R
7
2

Strangers with Candy is a comedy film which tells the story of Jerri Blank, a former high school dropout who is released from prison at the age of 46. She returns to her childhood home, and discovers that her mother has passed away, and her father has got married again to a hateful woman named Sara. To make matters worse, she now has an arrogant half-brother and her father is in a coma. She decides to resume her life at where she left it, and decides to re-join her high-school.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Dinello
Genres:
Comedy
24. Infinity (1996)
8
3
Infinity
TV-14
8
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Richard Feynman
Director:
Matthew Broderick
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Peter Riegert, David Drew Gallagher, Jeffrey Force
25. Then She Found Me (2007)
8
2
Then She Found Me
R
8
2

Then She Found Me is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a schoolteacher who wants to have a baby, but instead, she is left by her husband. Shortly after, things get worse as her adoptive mother passes away, and her biological mother contacts her starts to turn her life upside down.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Ben Shenkman
26. The Road to Wellville (1994)
8
2
The Road to Wellville
R
8
2

Dr John Harvey Kellogg runs a health facility, where he wants to promote his eccentric and progressive ideas about well-being.

As:
Cast
Role:
William Lightbody
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
27. Family Business (1989)
10
2
Family Business
R
10
2

Family Business is a crime drama film which tells the story of Jessie, who along with his son Vito and grandson Adam, need to team up for a million dollar heist. However, Vito makes up his mind not to join his father and son, and stay away from his family’s criminal business.

As:
Cast
Role:
Adam
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Rosanna DeSoto, Janet Carroll
28. She's Having a Baby (1988)
8
2
She's Having a Baby
PG-13
8
2

She’s Having a Baby is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Jake and Kristy Briggs, who are newly married, and are living a happy life with each other. However, when they try to have a baby, they face a number of challenges and learn how unprepared they are, for what lies ahead.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
29. New Year's Eve (2011)
7
2
New Year's Eve
PG-13
7
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:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
30. Godzilla (1998)
15
3
Godzilla
PG-13
15
3

After the military nuclear test in French Polynesia, a mysterious giant creature begins wreaking havoc. An NRC scientist, Dr. Niko, is called upon to identify it. Meanwhile, the creature, Godzilla, reaches New York and begins its destructive spree. It is now up to Dr. Niko, his reporter girlfriend, Audrey, her cameraman Victor and an unusual insurance agent, Philippe, to restore peace.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
Director:
Roland Emmerich
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Hank Azaria, Jean Reno, Kevin Dunn, Maria Pitillo
32. Diminished Capacity (2008)
6
2
Diminished Capacity
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cooper
Director:
Terry Kinney
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Alan Alda, Virginia Madsen, Jimmy Bennett
35. The Stepford Wives (2004)
8
2
The Stepford Wives
PG-13
8
2

Successful reality show executive producer Joanna Eberhart relocates with her husband and children to the Connecticut suburb of Stepford after an attempted shootout by a disheartened participant. There she finds the wives to be rather insipid, shallow and overly obedient. Soon, she starts suspecting that everything is not right. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Kresby
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
36. Out on a Limb (1992)
6
3
Out on a Limb
PG
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Campbell
Director:
Francis Veber
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Jones, John C. Reilly, Marian Mercer, Heidi Kling
37. Deck the Halls (2006)
9
2
Deck the Halls
PG
9
2

Steve Finch is an optometrist, who is looking forward to have a great Christmas with his kids. However, his new neighbor starts decorating his house so brightly that it can be seen from outer space. This makes Steve jealous and the two begin competing with each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Finch
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Comedy, Family
38. Good Boy! (2003)
7
4
Good Boy!
PG
7
4

Owen Baker is a twelve year old boy who wants to have a dog of his own. Soon, his life takes a turn when his parents let him adopt a scruffy Border Terrier, whom Owen names Hubble. However, Owen is unaware of the fact that Hubble is from a different planet and is part of a mission to take over the Earth.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
John Hoffman
Genres:
Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
39. Dirty Weekend (2015)
6
4
Dirty Weekend
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Les Moore
Director:
Neil LaBute
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gia Crovatin, Phil Burke, Alice Eve, Philip J. Shortell
40. Marie and Bruce (2004)
5
2
Marie and Bruce
R
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce
Director:
Tom Cairns
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Julianne Moore, Bob Balaban, Brian McConnachie, Tom Riis Farrell
41. Inspector Gadget (1999)
8
3
Inspector Gadget
PG
8
3

Inspector Gadget is a sci-fi action film, which tells the story of a security guard who becomes a guinea pig for an experiment where he is transformed into a cybernetic police officer. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Inspector Gadget / Robo Gadget / John Brown
Director:
David Kellogg
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Joely Fisher, Andy Dick, Rupert Everett, Michelle Trachtenberg
42. Walking to the Waterline (1998)
8
2
Walking to the Waterline
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Mulhern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, Alan Ruck, Matt Mulhern, Hallie Foote, Kara Silver
43. 1918 (1985)
7
3
1918
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Brother
Director:
Ken Harrison
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Higgins, William Converse-Roberts, Hallie Foote, Rochelle Oliver
44. On Valentine's Day (1986)
8
3
On Valentine's Day
PG
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Harrison
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Hill, Richard Jenkins, Michael Higgins, William Converse-Roberts

TV Movie(s)

1. The Music Man (2003)
12
2
The Music Man
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Harold Hill
Director:
Jeff Bleckner
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy, Musical, Family
2. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997)
10
3
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
TV-G
10
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
John Ordway
Director:
Ken Burns
Genres:
Biography, History, Documentary, Adventure
Star Cast:
Stephen Ambrose, Adam Arkin, Tantoo Cardinal, John Logan Allen
3. 'Master Harold'... and the Boys (1985)
8
3
'Master Harold'... and the Boys
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Hally
Director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Kani, Zakes Mokae
4. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005)
9
2
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz
9
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Paul McCartney
Director:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dave Attell, Dana Carvey, Rosanna Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Tom Davis
5. Beach Lane (2010)
7
2
Beach Lane
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Brennan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kristen Johnston, Aimee Garcia, Nick Thune, Henry Zebrowski
6. A Life in the Theater (1993)
6
3
A Life in the Theater
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
John
Director:
Gregory Mosher
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Jack Lemmon
7. Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education (2008)
6
2
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Judd Apatow, Tom Stern
Genres:
Comedy

Animation(s)

The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King
G
Plot:

A young vulnerable lion cub prince is falsely led to believe by his evil uncle that he was responsible for his father’s death. He flees, but eventually return as an adult to claim his rightful place as the King. The movie was the highest grossing film of the year and also figures in the list of highest-grossing animated films of all time.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Simba
Director:
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Musical, Family, Adventure, Drama, Animation
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Simba
Director:
Rob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney
Genres:
Romance, Animation, Musical, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bee Movie (2007)
Bee Movie
PG
Plot:

After graduating from college, bee Barry B. Benson finds the prospects of a career in honey making most uninspiring. Breaking the bee-rule, he talks to a human, florist Vanessa Bloome, who saves his life. As he learns from her that humans consume honey and have been exploiting bees since centuries, Barry gathers evidence to file a suit against humans.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Adam Flayman
Director:
Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Adventure, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Daybreak (2019)
Daybreak
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Burr
Director:
Michael Patrick Jann, Brad Peyton, Sherwin Shilati
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Joe Manganiello, Colin Ford, Cody Kearsley, Austin Crute