Melanie Griffith is an American actress whose first credited role in the mystery-thriller 'Night Moves' (1975) saw her in many racy scenes, and typecast her as a nymphet in films such as 'Smile' (1975), 'The Drowning Pool' (1975), and 'One on One' (1977). For her role in the erotic thriller film 'Body Double' (1984), she earned a 'National Society of Film Critics Award'.
She earned critical acclaim for her role in the action comedy 'Something Wild' (1986), and went on to win a 'Golden Globe Award' and an 'Oscar' nomination for the romantic comedy film 'Working Girl' (1988). In the following decade, her filmography included the made-for-TV movie 'Buffalo Girls' (1995) and the historical drama 'RKO 281' (1999) – which earned her 'Golden Globe' nominations, as well as movies like 'Shining Through' (1992), 'Crazy in Alabama' (1999) and 'Cecil B. Demented' (2000) – which are considered among her worst films and earned her 'Razzie Awards' and nominations.
Other notable movies in her filmography include 'Pacific Heights' (1990), 'Milk Money' (1994), 'Mulholland Falls' (1996), 'Lolita' (1997), 'Another Day in Paradise' (1998) and 'The Night We Called It a Day' (2003). She was a series regular on 'Twins' (2005-06) and 'Viva Laughlin' (2007).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrity is a comedy-drama film which revolves around a divorce couple, Lee and his insecure wife named Robin. After splitting, their lives change drastically as one’s life becomes a failure and the other one finds happiness and success.
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.
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.
This crime thriller comedy film tells the story of an insane independent filmmaker, who along with his group of teen cinema enthusiasts, kidnaps a movie star and forces her to act in their underground movie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melanie Griffith Awards
|Working Girl||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1989|