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List of Melissa Gilbert Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)
31
8
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
TV-PG
31
8
Role:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Starring:
Michael Landon, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Victor French
4. Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984)
25
8
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
TV-PG
25
8
Role:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Starring:
Michael Landon, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Directed By:
Victor French
5. The Miracle Worker (1979)
20
7
The Miracle Worker
20
7
Role:
Helen Keller
Starring:
Charles Siebert, Diana Muldaur, Patty Duke, Anne Seymour
Directed By:
Paul Aaron
6. The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
17
8
The Diary of Anne Frank
17
8
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Maximilian Schell, James Coco, Clive Revill, Joan Plowright
Directed By:
Boris Sagal
7. Choices of the Heart (1983)
10
5
Choices of the Heart
10
5
Role:
Jean Donovan
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Helen Hunt, Peter Horton, Mary McCusker, Mari Gorman
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
8. Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
9
5
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.
9
5
Starring:
Kurt Russell, John Carradine, Andrew Prine, Mitchell Ryan, Barbara Babcock
Directed By:
Jud Taylor
9. Family Secrets (1984)
7
5
Family Secrets
7
5
Role:
Sara Calloway
Starring:
James Spader, Stefanie Powers, Maureen Stapleton, Irene Tedrow
Directed By:
Jack Hofsiss
11. Then Came Jones (2003)
9
3
Then Came Jones
9
3
Role:
Devon Jones-Thomas
Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jsu Garcia, Dennis Ambriz, Ariel Gade
12. One Smart Fellow (2015)
10
4
One Smart Fellow
10
4
Role:
Ellen
Starring:
Timothy Busfield, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
Directed By:
13. Forbidden Nights (1990)
10
3
Forbidden Nights
10
3
Role:
Judith Shapiro
Starring:
Robin Shou, Tzi Ma, Victor Wong, Beulah Quo
Directed By:
Waris Hussein
14. Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994)
15
7
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story
15
7
Role:
Melissa Prentice
Starring:
Marlee Matlin, Pat Hingle, Peter Frechette, Joe Inscoe
Directed By:
John David Coles
15. Zoya (1995)
17
8
Zoya
17
8
Role:
Zoya Ossipov
Starring:
Jennifer Garner, Bruce Boxleitner, Denise Alexander, Zane Carney
Directed By:
Richard A. Colla
16. Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987)
16
6
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife
TV-14
16
6
Role:
Marian
Starring:
Eileen Brennan, Talia Shire, Anthony Franciosa, Joe Penny,
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
17. Cries from the Heart (1994)
9
5
Cries from the Heart
9
5
Role:
Karen
Starring:
Markus Flanagan, Patty Duke, Bradley Pierce, Lisa Banes
Directed By:
Michael Switzer
18. The Penalty Phase (1986)
7
4
The Penalty Phase
7
4
Starring:
John Harkins, Millie Perkins, Jonelle Allen, Peter Strauss
Directed By:
19. Christmas in My Hometown (1996)
15
8
Christmas in My Hometown
15
8
Role:
Emma Murphy
Starring:
Tim Matheson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jayne Eastwood, Jack Jessop
Directed By:
Jerry London
20. Joshua's Heart (1990)
11
5
Joshua's Heart
11
5
Role:
Claudia
Starring:
Tim Matheson, Matthew Lawrence, Lisa Eilbacher, Debra Mooney,
Directed By:
Michael Pressman
21. Thicker Than Water (2005)
13
7
Thicker Than Water
13
7
Role:
Natalie Jones
Starring:
Lindsay Wagner, Brian Wimmer, Nan Martin, Lindy Newton
Directed By:
David S. Cass Sr
22. Without Her Consent (1990)
8
5
Without Her Consent
8
5
Role:
Emily Briggs
Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Crystal Bernard, Scott Valentine, Barry Tubb
Directed By:
Sandor Stern
23. Sylvester (1985)
12
7
Sylvester
PG
12
7
Role:
Charlie
Starring:
Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Richard Farnsworth, Yankton Hatten
Directed By:
Tim Hunter
24. The Soul Collector (1999)
13
7
The Soul Collector
13
7
Role:
Rebecca
Starring:
Bruce Greenwood, Ossie Davis, Hilary Duff, Scotty Leavenworth
Directed By:
Michael Scott
25. Family of Strangers (1993)
10
6
Family of Strangers
10
6
Role:
Julie
Starring:
William Shatner, Gordon Clapp, Patty Duke, Chuck Shamata
Directed By:
Sheldon Larry
26. With a Vengeance (1992)
10
5
With a Vengeance
R
10
5
Role:
Jenna King / Valerie Tanner
Starring:
Roger Aaron Brown, Jack Scalia, Matthew Lawrence, Dixie Lee Sedgwick
Directed By:
Michael Switzer
27. With Hostile Intent (1993)
7
4
With Hostile Intent
7
4
Role:
Miranda Berkley
Starring:
Mel Harris, Holland Taylor, Peter Onorati, Daniel von Bargen
Directed By:
Paul Schneider
28. Sacrifices of the Heart (2007)
9
5
Sacrifices of the Heart
TV-PG
9
5
Role:
Kate Weston / Anne Weston
Starring:
Ken Howard, Cyril O'Reilly, Terry Maratos, Anthony De Marco
Directed By:
David S. Cass Sr
29. Seduction in a Small Town (1997)
9
5
Seduction in a Small Town
TV-PG
9
5
Role:
Sarah Jenks
Starring:
Joely Fisher, Brian McNamara, Dennis Weaver, G.W. Bailey, Joel Palmer
Directed By:
Charles Wilkinson
30. Choices (1986)
8
5
Choices
8
5
Role:
Terry Granger
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, George C. Scott, Laurie Kennedy, Steven Flynn
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
31. Switched at Birth (1999)
10
8
Switched at Birth
10
8
Role:
Sarah Barlow
Starring:
Rosanna Arquette, David Andrews, James McCaffrey, Mary Mara
Directed By:
Douglas Barr
32. Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (1993)
8
5
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story
8
5
Role:
Shari Karney
Starring:
Kate Nelligan, Rosemary Dunsmore, Shirley Douglas, Dick Latessa
Directed By:
Bill Corcoran
33. The Lookalike (1990)
7
5
The Lookalike
PG-13
7
5
Role:
Gina / Jennifer
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Thaao Penghlis, Jason Scott Lee, Frances Lee McCain
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
34. A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (2000)
12
6
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle
12
6
Role:
Donielle
Starring:
Maria Conchita Alonso, Thomas Ian Griffith, Kim Hawthorne, Shauna Kain
Directed By:
Donald Wrye
35. The Christmas Pageant (2011)
11
8
The Christmas Pageant
TV-G
11
8
Role:
Vera Parks
Starring:
Candice Azzara, Edward Herrmann, Robert Mailhouse, Lennon Wynn
Directed By:
David S. Cass Sr
36. Donor (1990)
6
5
Donor
6
5
Role:
Dr. Kristine Lipton
Starring:
Pernell Roberts, Jack Scalia, Wendy Hughes, Gregory Sierra
Directed By:
Larry Shaw
37. Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
11
9
Lisa Picard Is Famous
PG-13
11
9
Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Spike Lee, Mira Sorvino, Carrie Fisher, Charlie Sheen
Directed By:
Griffin Dunne
38. House of Secrets (1993)
8
6
House of Secrets
8
6
Role:
Marion Ravinel
Starring:
Cicely Tyson, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Boatman, Kate Vernon
Directed By:
Mimi Leder
39. Dying to Remember (1993)
7
5
Dying to Remember
PG-13
7
5
Role:
Lynn Matthews
Starring:
Scott Plank, Jay Robinson, Ted Shackelford, Christopher Stone
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
40. Killer Instinct (1988)
6
5
Killer Instinct
6
5
Role:
Dr. Lisa DaVito
Starring:
Woody Harrelson, Kevin Conroy, Lane Smith, Fernando López
Directed By:
Waris Hussein
41. The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994)
7
6
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story
7
6
Role:
Mary Bennett
Starring:
George Dzundza, Tom Verica, Shanna Reed, Geoffrey Bowes, Shannon Lawson
Directed By:
Arlene Sanford
42. Childhood Sweetheart? (1997)
6
5
Childhood Sweetheart?
6
5
Role:
Karen Carlson
Starring:
Michael Reilly Burke, Ed Lauter, Leon Russom, Barbara Babcock,
Directed By:
Marcus Cole
43. Sanctuary (2001)
7
6
Sanctuary
7
6
Role:
Jo Ellen Hathaway
Starring:
Leslie Hope, Kenneth Welsh, Chris William Martin, Costas Mandylor,
Directed By:
Katt Shea
44. Murder at 75 Birch (1998)
7
6
Murder at 75 Birch
7
6
Role:
Gwen Todson
Starring:
Gregory Harrison, Vyto Ruginis, Wendel Meldrum, Jack Blessing
Directed By:
Michael Scott
45. Her Own Rules (1998)
10
7
Her Own Rules
10
7
Role:
Meredith Sanders
Starring:
Jean Simmons, Dorian Healy, Jeremy Sheffield, Lorraine Pilkington
Directed By:
Bobby Roth
46. Heart of the Storm (2004)
8
8
Heart of the Storm
8
8
Role:
Cassie Broadbeck
Starring:
Tom Cavanagh, Brian Wimmer, Marcus Lyle Brown, Ritchie Montgomery
Directed By:
Charles Wilkinson
47. Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
5
7
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation
5
7
Role:
Taylor Singer
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Dorian Harewood, Jeff Kaake, Robin Givens
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra
48. Ice House (1989)
3
4
Ice House
3
4
Role:
Kay
Starring:
Bo Brinkman, Andreas Manolikakis, Lynn Miller, Buddy Quaid
Directed By:
Eagle Pennell

Director

Child Stars: Their Story (2000)
12
4
Child Stars: Their Story
12
4
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Veronica Cartwright, Angela Cartwright, Baby Peggy, Jeannie Russell
Directed By:
Tony Dow, Melissa Gilbert

Animation Movies

Batman: The Animated Series
20
2
Batman: The Animated Series
TV-PG
20
2

Bruce Wayne is a millionaire businessman who lives in Gotham City, but people are unaware that at night, he assumes the role of a crime-fighting vigilante superhero: the caped crusader Batman. With the assistance of  Robin and Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Gordon, he works to protect Gotham City from various criminals and lunatics such as The Joker and Killer Croc. 

Starring:
Elisabeth Moss, Alan Young, Paul Winfield, Ed Begley Jr., Nichelle Nichols, Micky Dolenz, Jim Cummings
Directed By:
Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba, Dick Sebast
Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)
5
3
Nutcracker Fantasy
G
5
3

Nutcracker Fantasy is an animated fantasy film which tells the story of Clara, who finds herself in a magical world, where toys have come to life. However, before she can return home, she needs to fight the evil mice threatening the kingdom.

Role:
Clara (voice)
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Eva Gabor, Dick Van Patten, Michele Lee, Lurene Tuttle, Jo Anne Worley
Directed By:
Takeo Nakamura

TV Shows

Babylon 5
28
5
Babylon 5
28
5
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, David McCallum, Danica McKellar, Adrienne Barbeau, Majel Barrett, Michael York, Robert Englund
Directed By:
Tony Dow, Jim Johnston, Bruce Seth Green, Kevin G. Cremin, Michael Vejar
The Dean Martin Show
9
2
The Dean Martin Show
TV-PG
9
2
Role:
 Girl on Santa's Lap (uncredited) 1 episode, 1968
Starring:
Dean Martin, David Hasselhoff, Buddy Ebsen, Elke Sommer, Al Casey
Directed By:
Greg Garrison, Bill Colleran
Gunsmoke
12
3
Gunsmoke
TV-PG
12
3
Starring:
James Doohan, Martin Landau, Tom Skerritt, Slim Pickens, Jack Klugman, John Drew Barrymore, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed By:
Emergency!
11
3
Emergency!
TV-G
11
3
Starring:
Adam West, John Travolta, Mark Harmon, Cynthia Nixon, Nick Nolte, Kim Richards, Erik Estrada
Directed By:
Georg Fenady, Christian I. Nyby II, Dennis Donnelly, Christian Nyby, Joseph Pevney
Nip/Tuck
37
11
Nip/Tuck
TV-MA
37
11
Starring:
Famke Janssen, Boris Kodjoe, Richard Chamberlain, Larry Hagman, Wayne Knight, Catherine Deneuve, Aisha Tyler
Directed By:
The Outer Limits
15
4
The Outer Limits
TV-PG
15
4
Starring:
Amanda Plummer, Kim Coates, Nathan Fillion, Alan Thicke, Meat Loaf, Marcia Cross, John Amos
Secrets and Lies
14
4
Secrets and Lies
14
4
Starring:
Juliette Lewis, Timothy Busfield, Dan Fogler, Ryan Phillippe, Jordana Brewster, KaDee Strickland
Directed By:
Little House on the Prairie
21
6
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG
21
6
Role:
Laura Ingalls / ...
Starring:
Sean Penn, Jason Bateman, June Carter Cash, Ernest Borgnine, Jonathan Banks, James Cromwell, Patricia Neal
Directed By:
The Night Shift
13
5
The Night Shift
TV-14
13
5
Starring:
Jennifer Beals, Karan Brar, China Anne McClain, Missy Peregrym, Daniella Alonso, Trace Adkins, Mark Consuelos
Tenafly
7
3
Tenafly
7
3
Starring:
Bob Crane, Sal Mineo, Mel Ferrer, Tom Bosley, Luciana Paluzzi, James McEachin
Directed By:
Robert Day, Richard A. Colla
ABC Afterschool Specials
7
3
ABC Afterschool Specials
7
3
Starring:
Jane Kaczmarek, Victor Garber, Robert Reed, Alanna Ubach, William H. Macy, Ricki Lake, Barbara Feldon
Directed By:
Sweet Justice
7
3
Sweet Justice
7
3
Role:
Kate Delacroy
Starring:
Donal Logue, Marion Ross, Cicely Tyson, Marlee Matlin, Ronny Cox, Greg Germann, R. Lee Ermey
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman, Mel Damski
Providence
7
3
Providence
7
3
Starring:
Amy Adams, Michelle Phillips, Tippi Hedren, Jon Hamm, Marilu Henner, Paula Malcomson, Laz Alonso
Directed By:
Michael Fresco, Ian Toynton, Tony Wharmby, Rick Rosenthal, John Patterson
Presidio Med
6
3
Presidio Med
6
3
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Christine Baranski, Richard Lewis, Oded Fehr, Jack Klugman, Michael York, Ossie Davis
Directed By:
Christopher Chulack, Nelson McCormick
Stand by Your Man
5
3
Stand by Your Man
5
3
Role:
Rochelle Dunphy
Starring:
Rosie O'Donnell, Sam McMurray, Donald Gibb, Miriam Flynn
Directed By:
John Sgueglia
The Love Boat
10
6
The Love Boat
TV-G
10
6
Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Andy Griffith, Corey Feldman, Michael J. Fox, Andy Warhol, Tom Hanks, Debbie Reynolds
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Fat Actress
5
3
Fat Actress
TV-MA
5
3
Starring:
Carmen Electra, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Connie Stevens, Kevin Nealon, Bryan Callen, Rachael Harris
Directed By:
Keith Truesdell
Touched by an Angel
7
5
Touched by an Angel
TV-G
7
5
Starring:
Celine Dion, Brie Larson, Swoosie Kurtz, Debra Jo Rupp, A. J. Langer, Scott Baio, Kirk Cameron
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Timothy Van Patten, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Stuart Margolin
Storyline Online
4
3
Storyline Online
4
3
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Elijah Wood, Haylie Duff, William Daniels
The Hidden Room
4
3
The Hidden Room
4
3
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Lara Flynn Boyle, Audra Lindley, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Plummer, Adam Arkin, Mimi Kuzyk
Directed By:
Steve DiMarco, David Wellington, Daniel Petrie, Jorge Montesi, Don McBrearty
Safe Harbour (2007)
6
3
Safe Harbour
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Ophelia MacKenzie
Starring:
Liana Liberato, Brad Johnson, Michael DeLorenzo, Rebecca Staab,
Directed By:
Bill Corcoran
7th Heaven
13
12
7th Heaven
TV-PG
13
12
Starring:
Chyler Leigh, Peter Graves, Keri Russell, Haylie Duff, Christian Serratos, Keith David, Ashley Benson
Directed By:
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide (1986)
3
3
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide
3
3
Starring:
Jane Alexander, Marla Gibbs, Ned Beatty, Joi Carr

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
13
8
The Reluctant Astronaut
13
8
Role:
Niece (uncredited)
Starring:
Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Jesse White, Jeanette Nolan
Directed By:
Edward Montagne
Chameleons (1989)
5
4
Chameleons
5
4
Role:
(uncredited)
Starring:
Stewart Granger, Crystal Bernard, Jaime Alba, Jim Antonio, Rod Arrants
Directed By:
Glen A. Larson