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List of Melanie Griffith Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Body Double (1984)
35
4
Body Double
R
35
4

Jake Scully, an out-of-work actor, who moves out of his deceitful girlfriend’s apartment, accepts house-sitting job for fellow-actor Sam Bouchard. Soon Jake gets obsessed with sexy neighbor Gloria, as he watches her sensuous striptease every night through telescope, then follows and meets her. But his voyeuristic activities get him implicated in a complex plot as he becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Holly Body
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Deborah Shelton, Craig Wasson, Guy Boyd, Gregg Henry
2. Night Moves (1975)
23
4
Night Moves
R
23
4

Night Moves is a mystery crime thriller film which takes us to the life of Harry Moseby, a private investigator in Los Angeles, who is hired by a former actress named Arlene Iverson, to find her runaway teen daughter Delly. He manages to track her down, but soon it seems to Harry that Delly might be trying to seduce all of her mother’s former lovers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, James Woods, Kenneth Mars, Harris Yulin
3. Nobody's Fool (1994)
24
3
Nobody's Fool
R
24
3

Although Sully is sixty years old, he likes to avoid responsibilities and spend him time at odd construction jobs or at the local bar. However, this changes when his estranged son, Peter, pays him a visit, along with his own son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Toby Roebuck
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
4. Shining Through (1992)
44
6
Shining Through
R
44
6

A woman from New York falls in love with an international lawyer just before America goes into war with the Axis powers. When World War II begins, she acts as a spy on behalf of the United States and sets out on a journey to discover the fate of her Jewish relatives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Voss
Director:
David Seltzer
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Drama, War
Star Cast:
5. Working Girl (1988)
32
1
Working Girl
R
32
1

Hard working secretary Tess McGill gets upset as she discovers that boss Katherine Parker is about to pinch her idea. When Katherine suffers a broken leg, Tess poses as Katherine and uses her own idea to close a deal with help of investment-broker Jack Trainer. Both grow closer, but Tess is unaware that Jack is Katherine’s boyfriend. Soon, Katherine finds out everything.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tess McGill
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
6. Pacific Heights (1990)
34
2
Pacific Heights
R
34
2

Pacific Heights is a psychological thriller which tells the story of Patty and Drake, who purchase an expensive and luxurious property in San Francisco, and intends to rent it out. Unfortunately, their new tenant has plans of his own.

As:
Cast
Role:
Patty Palmer
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Thriller
7. Smile (1975)
11
5
Smile
TV-MA
11
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Feldon, Bruce Dern, Geoffrey Lewis, Nicholas Pryor, Michael Kidd
8. The Disaster Artist (2017)
10
3
The Disaster Artist
R
10
3

Aspiring filmmaker and actor, Tommy Wiseau, forms an unlikely friendship with actor, Greg Sestero, and the two move to Los Angeles. Eventually, as Tommy, writes and directs The Room, one of the worst movies ever made, his awful behavior alienates everyone including his friends. The Room is a flop but goes on to become a cult classic.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Comedy
9. Something Wild (1986)
21
4
Something Wild
R
21
4

Charles Driggs is a businessman living in New York City, who is “kidnapped” by a free-spirited woman named Lulu. She takes him on an adventurous ride but the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when Lulu’s former husband who is an ex-convict shows up, and the two of them have no other option but to face trouble.

As:
Cast
Role:
Audrey Hankel
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
10. Lolita (1997)
17
3
Lolita
R
17
3

Middle-aged European professor, Humbert, moves to New Hampshire for new job and boards with widow Charlotte Haze. He marries Charlotte only to be near her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores ‘Lolita.’ After reading his diary, furious Charlotte runs out and gets killed in an accident. Without revealing this, he takes Lolita on a trip and develops a relationship, but it only leads to misfortune.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Haze
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, Suzanne Shepherd
11. Paradise (1991)
21
4
Paradise
PG-13
21
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily Reed
Director:
Mary Agnes Donoghue
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Johnson, Elijah Wood, Thora Birch, Sheila McCarthy
12. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
12
2
The Milagro Beanfield War
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Flossie Devine
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Julie Carmen
13. Now and Then (1995)
15
4
Now and Then
PG-13
15
4

Now and Then is a comedy drama film which tells the story of four women who reunite after several years as one of them is giving birth to a baby. They also remember their childhoods and how different their lives were when they were only twelve, as compared to their lives today.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Teeny
Director:
Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
14. The Drowning Pool (1975)
11
6
The Drowning Pool
PG
11
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Murray Hamilton, Anthony Franciosa
15. One on One (1977)
10
4
One on One
PG
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
The Hitchhiker
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Robby Benson, G.D. Spradlin, Annette O'Toole, Gail Strickland
16. Roar (1981)
10
3
Roar
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Melanie
Director:
Noel Marshall
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall, John Marshall, Jerry Marshall
17. Another Day in Paradise (1998)
14
2
Another Day in Paradise
R
14
2

Bobbie and his girlfriend are both addicted to drugs, and they team up to commit various drug related crimes in order to have enough funds to support their lifestyle. However, their lives take a turn when they get involved in a murder.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sid
Director:
Larry Clark
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips, James Woods, Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner, James Otis
18. Smith! (1969)
9
4
Smith!
G
9
4

A Native Indian boy Gabriel is falsely accused of murder. He decides to flee instead of turning himself in and takes refuge on the land of a rancher named Smith. Smith decides to stand up for the young boy, thinking that he will receive a fair trial.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Michael O'Herlihy
Genres:
Family, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson, Warren Oates
19. Ha-Gan (1977)
8
3
Ha-Gan
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Young Girl
Director:
Victor Nord
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Zachi Noy, Shaike Ophir, Sa'adia Damari, Shoshana Duer
21. Stormy Monday (1988)
12
1
Stormy Monday
R
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate
Director:
Mike Figgis
Genres:
Music, Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sean Bean, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, James Cosmo
22. A Stranger Among Us (1992)
27
5
A Stranger Among Us
PG-13
27
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Eden
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
James Gandolfini, Mia Sara, Tracy Pollan, John Pankow, Eric Thal
24. Mulholland Falls (1996)
11
1
Mulholland Falls
R
11
1

Frustrated with the rules and weaknesses of the justice system, a team of four LAPD detectives, decide to commit the unlawful execution of a powerful gangster. They are soon brought in when a young woman’s body is found at a construction site. As the detectives continue their investigation, they soon receive a film of her having sex in a motel room.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine Hoover
Director:
Lee Tamahori
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
26. Fear City (1984)
10
2
Fear City
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Loretta
Director:
Abel Ferrara
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Tom Berenger, Jack Scalia, Billy Dee Williams, Rossano Brazzi
27. Autómata (2014)
8
1
Autómata
R
8
1

This post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie takes us to the future, to a time where the human race which is on the brink of extinction, is at threat again, due to self-modifying humanoid robots who pose a threat to humanity.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Duprè
Director:
Gabe Ibáñez
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Robert Forster, Dylan McDermott, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
28. Joyride (1977)
8
3
Joyride
R
8
3

Three young adults, Scott, John and Susie, quit their boring jobs in California and head towards Alaska with a plan to start salmon fishing and find some adventure. However, after reaching there, their plans go awry and they are compelled to take up oil pipeline work, but soon lose even those jobs. A desperate bid for survival makes them turn to crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
Susie
Director:
Joseph Ruben
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Carradine, Desi Arnaz Jr., Anne Lockhart, Tom Ligon
30. Milk Money (1994)
18
2
Milk Money
PG-13
18
2

A warm-hearted sex worker V is befriended by three young boys who pool their money and pay her to strip for them. Later, V drives them back home from the big city. One of the young boys tries to set her up with his widowed father due to her amiable nature and kindness.

As:
Cast
Role:
V
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Michael Patrick Carter
32. Cherry 2000 (1987)
17
2
Cherry 2000
PG-13
17
2

This American science fiction action adventure film takes us to a dystopian 2017, where a man named Sam Treadwell is managing a recycling plant. He is assisted by Cherry 2000, a lifelike robot. However, things get complicated when Cherry expires, but Treadwell is still emotionally attached to her. He refuses to settle for a newer robot. He tries to find a way to bring Cherry back.

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve De Jarnatt
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, David Andrews, Jennifer Balgobin, Marshall Bell, Harry Carey Jr.
33. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
12
4
The Bonfire of the Vanities
R
12
4

Based on a novel of the same name, this black comedy film tells the story of an investment banker, named Sherman McCoy who is quite wealthy and enjoys a luxurious life with his mistress Maria Ruskin. However, one day, he finds himself in a big mess when Maria accidentally kills an African-American teenager.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Ruskin
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
35. Shadow of Doubt (1998)
10
3
Shadow of Doubt
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kitt Devereux
Director:
Randal Kleiser
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis
36. Born Yesterday (1993)
11
3
Born Yesterday
PG
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Billie Dawn
Director:
Luis Mandoki
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Don Johnson, Max Perlich, Edward Herrmann
37. The Harrad Experiment (1973)
7
2
The Harrad Experiment
R
7
2

The coming-of-age movie is set during the height of the sexual revolution in the USA in the early 1970s. The movie tells the stories of students in the fictional Harrad College where they learn about sexuality and experiment with each other and the concept of free love. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Fred Willard, Tippi Hedren, Don Johnson, Laurie Walters, Bruno Kirby
38. Underground Aces (1981)
6
2
Underground Aces
PG
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy
Director:
Robert Butler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
T.K. Carter, Randy Brooks, Dirk Benedict, Rick Podell
40. Dabka (2017)
8
3
Dabka
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Bahadur
Director:
Bryan Buckley
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Russell Posner, Barkhad Abdi
41. Thirst (2014)
10
1
Thirst
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sue
Director:
Rachel Layne McDonald
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Gale Harold, Roy Lee Jones, Michael Bofshever, Michelle Fonseca
42. Day Out of Days (2015)
7
1
Day Out of Days
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Zoe R. Cassavetes
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Eddie Izzard, Guy Burnet, Bonnie Burroughs, Myndy Crist, Chris Brenner
44. JL Ranch (2016)
7
1
JL Ranch
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Lee
Director:
Charles Robert Carner
Genres:
Family, Western
Star Cast:
Jon Voight, Teri Polo, James Caan, Steven Bauer
46. In the Spirit (1990)
6
1
In the Spirit
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lureen
Director:
Sandra Seacat
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Elaine May, Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis, Jeannie Berlin
47. The Grief Tourist (2012)
5
1
The Grief Tourist
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy
Director:
Suri Krishnamma
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Cudlitz, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Suzanne Quast, Bradley Joseph
49. Have Mercy (2006)
4
2
Have Mercy
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kathy Bates
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Kathy Bates

TV Movie(s)

1. The Cheryl Ladd Special (1979)
8
2
The Cheryl Ladd Special
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellie - Waitress
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Ben Vereen, Cheryl Ladd, Waylon Jennings
2. The Star Maker (1981)
9
3
The Star Maker
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dawn Barnett Youngblood
Director:
Lou Antonio
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Rock Hudson, Jack Scalia, Suzanne Pleshette, Teri Copley
4. Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (1978)
6
3
Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Adell Aldrich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond J. Barry, Matthew Anton, Jamie Aff, Clinton Allmon
6. Golden Gate (1981)
6
2
Golden Gate
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Richard Kiley, Mary Crosby, John Saxon
7. Steel Cowboy (1978)
7
1
Steel Cowboy
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnnie
Director:
Harvey S. Laidman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Rip Torn, Jennifer Warren, Julie Cobb
8. She's in the Army Now (1981)
7
3
She's in the Army Now
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. Sylvie Knoll
Director:
Hy Averback
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Carmen, Kathleen Quinlan, Susan Blanchard
9. Nerd Herd (2015)
7
1
Nerd Herd
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Celeste
Director:
Jamie Travis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Roday, Craig Cackowski, Majandra Delfino, Raphael Alejandro
11. Heartless (2005)
6
1
Heartless
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Markowitz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Arata, Marcus Lyle Brown, Robb Conner, Anne Ewen

Animation(s)

Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Stuart Little 2
PG
Plot:

This adventure comedy film revolves around the mouse Stuart, who along with his friend Snowbell, search across the city for his new friend Margalo, a canary. In order to rescue his friend, Stuart must overcome several obstacles. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Fantasy

TV Shows and Videos

Carter Country (1977)
Carter Country
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Baldwin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alice Ghostley, Jonathan Banks, Victor French, Richard Paul, Kene Holiday, Guich Koock
Twins (2005)
Twins
As:
Cast
Role:
Lee Arnold
Director:
James Widdoes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Lachey, Sara Gilbert, Mark Linn-Baker, Christopher Fitzgerald
Hollywood Mom (2015)
Hollywood Mom
As:
Producer
Director:
Lyndall Hobbs
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, Shayan Ebrahim, Kick Gurry, Nick Hobbs
DTLA (2012)
DTLA
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Kennar
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Darryl Stephens, Ernest Pierce, Marshelle Fair, Matthew Stephen Herrick
This American Housewife (2012)
This American Housewife
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Leila Swift
Director:
David Slade
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Nordling, Azie Tesfai, Bart Anderson

Melanie Griffith Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Working Girl Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1989