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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This comedy drama film tells the story of a group of farmers who join forces to save their small village from a shady developer named Ladd Devine, who wants to build a resort that will siphon off all the water from the neighboring crop fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After several successful stings, three con artists plan a last job, which goes horribly wrong, and they find themselves pursued by a gangster.
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.
Lucille, an abused wife, kills her husband. She escapes to Hollywood, hoping that she can find stardom. However, meanwhile, back in Alabama, her nephew is dealing with his problems of his own, after witnessing a corrupt cop commit a racially-motivated murder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Too Much is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Art Dodge, a con man, who runs a scam that involves deceiving grieving widows. While working on such a scheme, he finds himself attracted to the beautiful Betty Kerner. However, when he meets Liz, her beautiful sister, he finds himself madly attracted to her as well. In order to juggle both relationships, he invents his own twin brother.
Jay Bahadur, after completing his graduation, tries to gain prominence as a journalist, but fails. Eventually, with the advice of a friend, he decides to go to Somalia, and investigate the lives of the pirates there. He soon finds himself in the civil-war torn country. As he interviews several of the pirates, he also begins to find his life more and more in danger.
A sea turtle travels the world over a period of fifty years. He sees the repercussions of global warming and other environmental threats which have started taking their toll on Earth.
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.
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.
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.
Melanie Griffith Awards
|Working Girl||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1989|