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List of Melanie Lynskey Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
14
3
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
PG-13
14
3

The film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s novel of the same name is a coming-of-age drama focusing on themes like anxiety, adolescence, PTSD, depression, and finding happiness. Introvert Charlie Kelmeckis tries to cope with the suicide of his best friend, while trying to navigate high-school, find love with Sam Button, and deal with his own mental illness.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Chbosky
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev, Emma Watson, Joan Cusack, Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons
2. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
14
2
Heavenly Creatures
R
14
2

Quiet and brooding Pauline Parker forms a bond with bright and outspoken Juliet Hulme when her wealthy family relocates to Christchurch. They spend a lot of time together painting, writing stories etc, eventually creating a fantasy kingdom.  Trouble starts when worried by their intense friendship their families try to separate them.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline Parker
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Biography
Star Cast:
Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent
3. Up in the Air (2009)
12
2
Up in the Air
R
12
2

Ryan Bingham, a professional downsizing expert, constantly travels across the country, sometimes meeting Alex, another frequent flier, and is close to achieving ten million frequent flyer miles. However, his lifestyle is threatened when his ambitious new colleague, Natalie, proposes termination via videoconferencing to cut expense, and Ryan must prove the importance of doing his job in-person.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jason Reitman
Genres:
Romance, Drama
4. Win Win (2011)
11
2
Win Win
R
11
2

Win Win is a 2011 sports drama film revolving around a struggling lawyer, who decides to take advantage of his elderly client, who is a wrestling coach. However, the former’s life changes, when his client’s grandson arrives. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
5. Shattered Glass (2003)
11
2
Shattered Glass
TV-14
11
2

A biographical movie about Washington DC journalist Stephen Glass, working as staff-writer at The News Republic. While still in his 20s, the hard-working journalist, who is well-liked amongst colleagues, earns enormous popularity with his exclusive stories. His rival and new editor-in-chief Charles Lane, who has doubts about the accuracy of his stories, uncovers his deception by exposing partially or entirely fabricated stories.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Brand
Director:
Billy Ray
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson, Hank Azaria, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny
6. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
15
2
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
TV-MA
15
2

This crime drama film tells the story of a woman who finds herself quite depressed after getting burgled. Along with her obnoxious neighbors, she eventually decides to find and track down the thieves.  However, they soon realize that they are up against very dangerous criminals.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth
Director:
Macon Blair
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Elijah Wood, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Jared Roylance
7. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
11
2
Flags of Our Fathers
R
11
2

A photograph of American soldiers raising the US flag on Mount Suribachi following their victory on Iwo Jima during WWII becomes a symbol of hope back home. The three surviving soldiers from the photo are sent on a tour to raise money by selling war-bonds, but struggle with the limelight, post-war trauma, and misrepresentation of facts by the government.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Walker, Scott Eastwood, John Slattery, Len Cariou, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach
8. The Frighteners (1996)
11
2
The Frighteners
R
11
2

After getting injured in a car accident that killed his wife, Frank Bannister acquires ability to see and interact with ghosts. Befriending some spirits, he uses them to frighten people and then ‘exorcises’ them for a fee. Then emerges the ghost of a mass murderer capable of attacking both living and dead, and maybe, only Frank can stop the ‘Reaper’ from killing. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Jackson
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin
9. EverAfter (1998)
13
2
EverAfter
PG-13
13
2

An adaptation of the fairy tale ‘Cinderella’, the movie tells the story of Danielle de Barbarac in Renaissance-era France. After the death of her father, she is forced into servitude by her stepmother Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent and her children. But her life changes for the better after an accidental encounter with Crown Prince Henry. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Drew Barrymore, Dougray Scott, Anjelica Huston, Megan Dodds, Patrick Godfrey
11. Detroit Rock City (1999)
11
2
Detroit Rock City
R
11
2

In 1978, four Midwestern teen members of tribute-band Mystery, who idolize the rock band KISS, eagerly await their upcoming concert. When a devout mother of one of them burns their tickets, the boys turn frantic. In their quest to see their favorites perform live, they stumble through misadventures, fight authorities, do everything possible to conquer the hurdles between them and the KISS.

As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Rifkin
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Edward Furlong, Sam Huntington
12. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
11
2
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
R
11
2

With an asteroid on its way to obliterate Earth, insurance salesman, Dodge, bonds with his neighbor Penny. Penny decides to help Dodge reach Olivia, his former sweetheart while Dodge decides to help Penny reach England to see her family. On their trip, the two fall in love before the destruction of the world.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Lorene Scafaria
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
13. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
10
2
But I'm a Cheerleader
R
10
2

This comedy drama film revolves around a naïve teenager who excels in school as well as cheer-leading. However, her friends and parents start suspecting her of being a homosexual, and they send her to a rehab camp.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Babbit
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille, Bud Cort, Mink Stole
14. The Informant! (2009)
10
2
The Informant!
R
10
2

Rising Archer Daniels Midland's executive, Mark Whitacre, decides to spy on his own company for their price-fixing tactics. Working with the FBI he gains enough evidence but struggles with his bipolar disorder. As the movie progresses it is revealed that Mark also embezzled money from his own company and ends up in jail. 

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Ann Cusack, Scott Bakula, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll, Eddie Jemison, Rusty Schwimmer
15. Leaves of Grass (2009)
10
2
Leaves of Grass
R
10
2

Leaves of Grass is a black comedy drama film which tells the story of Bill, a professor, who is lured back to Oklahoma, his hometown, after Brady, his twin brother who is a cannabis seller, gets into a feud with a drug lord, and plans to take him down.    

As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Blake Nelson
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Crime
16. Touchback (2011)
11
2
Touchback
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Macy
Director:
Don Handfield
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Brian Presley, Christine Lahti, Marc Blucas
17. 1 Mile to You (2017)
10
2
1 Mile to You
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Coach Rowan
Director:
Leif Tilden
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Roth, Billy Crudup, Liana Liberato, Graham Rogers
18. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
10
2
Sweet Home Alabama
PG-13
10
2

Even though Jake Perry and his wife Melanie Smooter are estranged, he still hopes for a reconciliation. Melanie wants to divorce and marry Andrew Hennings, a wealthy man. However, things don’t work out according to her plans, and she ends up falling in love with Jake once again. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
19. Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
10
2
Hello I Must Be Going
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Amy
Director:
Todd Louiso
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, John Rubinstein, Daniel Eric Gold, Sara Chase
21. Park (2006)
9
2
Park
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kurt Voelker
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ricki Lake, Francesco Quinn, David Fenner, Maulik Pancholy
22. Little Boxes (2016)
9
2
Little Boxes
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gina McNulty-Burns
Director:
Rob Meyer
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Christine Taylor, Janeane Garofalo, Nelsan Ellis, Oona Laurence
24. Shooters (2002)
9
2
Shooters
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Colin Teague, Glenn Durfort
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Gerard Butler, Adrian Dunbar, Jason Hughes, Andrew Howard, Louis Dempsey
25. Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
10
2
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Babbit
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jenny Shimizu, Marisa Ramirez, Ruben Garfias, Melonie Diaz
26. Coyote Ugly (2000)
9
2
Coyote Ugly
PG-13
9
2

Violet Sanford moves to New York to achieve her goal of becoming a songwriter. She gets a job as barmaid in the hot-spot nightclub ‘Coyote Ugly’, where a bunch of vivacious women wildly entice the customers with their antics. As she earns notoriety at the bar, her aspirations are sidelined; however, a friend helps her render her songs in her own voice.

As:
Cast
Director:
David McNally
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Music, Comedy
28. Happy Christmas (2014)
9
2
Happy Christmas
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kelly
Director:
Joe Swanberg
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anna Kendrick, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, Joe Swanberg
29. Goodbye to All That (2014)
8
2
Goodbye to All That
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Wall
Director:
Angus MacLachlan
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Amy Sedaris, Celia Weston, Paul Schneider, Michael Chernus
31. XX (2017)
7
1
XX
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, St. Vincent
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Ron Lea, Natalie Brown, Peter DaCunha, Jonathan Watton
32. We'll Never Have Paris (2014)
7
1
We'll Never Have Paris
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Devon
Director:
Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
33. Chu and Blossom (2014)
13
3
Chu and Blossom
TV-14
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Shoemaker
Director:
Charles Chu, Gavin Kelly
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Cumming, Richard Kind, Annie Potts, Caitlin Stasey
34. The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder (2004)
13
3
The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Zoe Cadwaulder
Director:
Buboo Kakati
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Short
Star Cast:
Kelli Simpkins, Kelly Heyer, Kassandra Kay, Adam Pilver
35. Measureless to Man (1999)
12
2
Measureless to Man
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Larkin
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Nicola Cliff
36. Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995)
11
2
Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline Parker (archiveFootage)
Director:
Sam Neill, Judy Rymer
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, Timothy Balme, Elizabeth Moody
37. Putzel (2012)
10
2
Putzel
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally
Director:
Jason Chaet
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Pankow, Susie Essman, Jarlath Conroy, Jack Carpenter
38. Foreign Correspondents (1999)
10
2
Foreign Correspondents
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Melody
Director:
Mark Tapio Kines
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Wil Wheaton, Corin Nemec, Yelena Danova, Steve Valentine
39. The Cherry Orchard (1999)
10
2
The Cherry Orchard
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gerard Butler, Xander Berkeley, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Owen Teale
40. Show of Hands (2008)
10
2
Show of Hands
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jess
Director:
Anthony McCarten
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen Lovatt, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Craig Hall, Matt Whelan
41. Sadie (2018)
10
2
Sadie
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Megan Griffiths
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Gallagher Jr., Wally Dalton, Danielle Brooks, Jason Adkins
42. And Then I Go (2017)
10
3
And Then I Go
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Janice
Director:
Vincent Grashaw
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Justin Long, Tony Hale, Arman Darbo, Sawyer Barth
43. A Quiet Little Marriage (2008)
10
2
A Quiet Little Marriage
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mo Perkins
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charlie Day, Lucy DeVito, Michael O'Neill, Jimmi Simpson
44. Rainbow Time (2016)
10
2
Rainbow Time
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lindsay
Director:
Linas Phillips
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Timm Sharp, Linas Phillips, Davie-Blue, Wil Gelin
45. Say Uncle (2005)
9
2
Say Uncle
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan
Director:
Peter Paige
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Clark, Kathy Najimy, Lisa Edelstein, Gabrielle Union
46. Eye of the Hurricane (2012)
9
2
Eye of the Hurricane
TV-14
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Amelia Kyte
Director:
Jesse Wolfe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nicola Peltz, Brian Doyle-Murray, Campbell Scott, Colin Ford
47. Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)
9
2
Folk Hero & Funny Guy
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Becky
Director:
Jeff Grace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Cross, Hannah Simone, Michael Ian Black, Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell
48. The Great & The Small (2016)
9
2
The Great & The Small
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret
Director:
Dusty Bias
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ann Dowd, Ritchie Coster, Louisa Krause, Nick Fink
49. Snakeskin (2001)
9
2
Snakeskin
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice
Director:
Gillian Ashurst
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Taika Waititi, Boyd Kestner, Dean O'Gorman, Oliver Driver
50. The Changeover (2017)
9
2
The Changeover
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Chant
Director:
Miranda Harcourt, Stuart McKenzie
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Lucy Lawless, Timothy Spall, Nicholas Galitzine, Erana James
51. The Big Ask (2013)
8
2
The Big Ask
TV-MA
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah
Director:
Thomas Beatty, Rebecca Fishman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gillian Jacobs, Jason Ritter, David Krumholtz, Zachary Knighton
52. Helena from the Wedding (2010)
7
1
Helena from the Wedding
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph Infantolino
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Corey Stoll, Gillian Jacobs, Jessica Hecht, Paul Fitzgerald, Dagmara Dominczyk
53. Claustrophobia (2003)
6
1
Claustrophobia
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lauren
Director:
Mark Tapio Kines
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sheeri Rappaport, Will Collyer, Judith O'Dea

Animation(s)

Future-Worm! (2015)
Future-Worm!
TV-Y7
As:
Cast
Role:
Megan (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Director:
Pete Michels, Dan O'Connor
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Animation, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Chelsea Peretti, Andy Milonakis, Corey Burton, James Adomian, Ryan Quincy

TV Shows and Videos

Castle Rock (2018)
Castle Rock
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Strand
Director:
Daniel Attias, Michael Uppendahl, Ana Lily Amirpour
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Mamie Gummer, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn
Drive (2007)
Drive
As:
Cast
Role:
Wendy Patrakas (7 episodes, 2007)
Director:
Greg Yaitanes
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nathan Fillion, Emma Stone, Alan Ruck, Cindy Williams, Kristin Lehman, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning
Our Ex-Wife (2016)
Our Ex-Wife
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara (1 episode, 2016)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Egan, Robert Webb, Victoria Hamilton, Hugh Bonneville
Girlboss (2017)
Girlboss
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Christian Ditter, Jamie Babbit, Amanda Brotchie, Steven K. Tsuchida
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Britt Robertson, RuPaul, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons, Alphonso McAuley