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List of Melissa Gilbert Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

3. Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)
14
3
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
TV-PG
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Director:
Victor French
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Landon, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
4. Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984)
14
3
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
TV-PG
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Director:
Victor French
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Landon, Shannen Doherty, Victor French, Kevin Hagen, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
5. The Miracle Worker (1979)
14
2
The Miracle Worker
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Keller
Director:
Paul Aaron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Siebert, Diana Muldaur, Patty Duke, Anne Seymour
6. The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
12
3
The Diary of Anne Frank
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Boris Sagal
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Doris Roberts, Maximilian Schell, James Coco, Clive Revill, Joan Plowright
7. Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
13
2
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, John Carradine, Andrew Prine, Mitchell Ryan, Barbara Babcock
8. Choices of the Heart (1983)
13
2
Choices of the Heart
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Donovan
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Helen Hunt, Peter Horton, Mary McCusker, Mari Gorman
9. Family Secrets (1984)
12
2
Family Secrets
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara Calloway
Director:
Jack Hofsiss
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Spader, Stefanie Powers, Maureen Stapleton, Irene Tedrow
10. Splendor in the Grass (1981)
12
2
Splendor in the Grass
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wilma Dean 'Deanie' Loomis
Director:
Richard C. Sarafian
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Eva Marie Saint, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ned Beatty, Cyril O'Reilly
11. One Smart Fellow (2015)
14
4
One Smart Fellow
14
4
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Ellen
Director:
Genres:
Short, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Timothy Busfield, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
12. Then Came Jones (2003)
12
2
Then Came Jones
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Devon Jones-Thomas
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jsu Garcia, Dennis Ambriz, Ariel Gade
13. Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (1994)
12
3
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Melissa Prentice
Director:
John David Coles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marlee Matlin, Pat Hingle, Peter Frechette, Joe Inscoe
14. Forbidden Nights (1990)
12
2
Forbidden Nights
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judith Shapiro
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Shou, Tzi Ma, Victor Wong, Beulah Quo
15. Zoya (1995)
12
2
Zoya
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Zoya Ossipov
Director:
Richard A. Colla
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jennifer Garner, Bruce Boxleitner, Denise Alexander, Zane Carney
16. Christmas in My Hometown (1996)
12
2
Christmas in My Hometown
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Murphy
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Tim Matheson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jayne Eastwood, Jack Jessop
17. Cries from the Heart (1994)
11
2
Cries from the Heart
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen
Director:
Michael Switzer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Markus Flanagan, Patty Duke, Bradley Pierce, Lisa Banes
18. The Penalty Phase (1986)
11
2
The Penalty Phase
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Harkins, Millie Perkins, Jonelle Allen, Peter Strauss
19. Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987)
14
2
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife
TV-14
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marian
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Eileen Brennan, Talia Shire, Anthony Franciosa, Joe Penny,
20. The Soul Collector (1999)
11
2
The Soul Collector
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rebecca
Director:
Michael Scott
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
21. Joshua's Heart (1990)
11
2
Joshua's Heart
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Claudia
Director:
Michael Pressman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Matheson, Matthew Lawrence, Lisa Eilbacher, Debra Mooney,
22. Without Her Consent (1990)
11
2
Without Her Consent
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Briggs
Director:
Sandor Stern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bebe Neuwirth, Crystal Bernard, Scott Valentine, Barry Tubb
23. Sylvester (1985)
10
2
Sylvester
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie
Director:
Tim Hunter
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Richard Farnsworth, Yankton Hatten
24. Thicker Than Water (2005)
11
2
Thicker Than Water
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Natalie Jones
Director:
David S. Cass Sr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lindsay Wagner, Brian Wimmer, Nan Martin, Lindy Newton
25. Family of Strangers (1993)
11
2
Family of Strangers
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie
Director:
Sheldon Larry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Gordon Clapp, Patty Duke, Chuck Shamata
26. With a Vengeance (1992)
11
2
With a Vengeance
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jenna King / Valerie Tanner
Director:
Michael Switzer
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Roger Aaron Brown, Jack Scalia, Matthew Lawrence, Dixie Lee Sedgwick
27. With Hostile Intent (1993)
12
2
With Hostile Intent
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miranda Berkley
Director:
Paul Schneider
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mel Harris, Holland Taylor, Peter Onorati, Daniel von Bargen
28. Sacrifices of the Heart (2007)
10
2
Sacrifices of the Heart
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Weston / Anne Weston
Director:
David S. Cass Sr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ken Howard, Cyril O'Reilly, Terry Maratos, Anthony De Marco
29. Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (1993)
9
2
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shari Karney
Director:
Bill Corcoran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Nelligan, Rosemary Dunsmore, Shirley Douglas, Dick Latessa
30. Switched at Birth (1999)
9
2
Switched at Birth
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Barlow
Director:
Douglas Barr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosanna Arquette, David Andrews, James McCaffrey, Mary Mara
31. Seduction in a Small Town (1997)
9
2
Seduction in a Small Town
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Jenks
Director:
Charles Wilkinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joely Fisher, Brian McNamara, Dennis Weaver, G.W. Bailey, Joel Palmer
32. Donor (1990)
9
2
Donor
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Kristine Lipton
Director:
Larry Shaw
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Pernell Roberts, Jack Scalia, Wendy Hughes, Gregory Sierra
33. The Lookalike (1990)
9
2
The Lookalike
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gina / Jennifer
Director:
Gary Nelson
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Thaao Penghlis, Jason Scott Lee, Frances Lee McCain
34. Choices (1986)
9
2
Choices
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Granger
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, George C. Scott, Laurie Kennedy, Steven Flynn
36. Killer Instinct (1988)
9
2
Killer Instinct
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Lisa DaVito
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Woody Harrelson, Kevin Conroy, Lane Smith, Fernando López
37. The Christmas Pageant (2011)
9
2
The Christmas Pageant
TV-G
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vera Parks
Director:
David S. Cass Sr
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Candice Azzara, Edward Herrmann, Robert Mailhouse, Lennon Wynn
38. Sanctuary (2001)
9
2
Sanctuary
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo Ellen Hathaway
Director:
Katt Shea
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Leslie Hope, Kenneth Welsh, Chris William Martin, Costas Mandylor,
39. House of Secrets (1993)
10
2
House of Secrets
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marion Ravinel
Director:
Mimi Leder
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Boatman, Kate Vernon
40. Murder at 75 Birch (1998)
10
2
Murder at 75 Birch
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gwen Todson
Director:
Michael Scott
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Gregory Harrison, Vyto Ruginis, Wendel Meldrum, Jack Blessing
41. Dying to Remember (1993)
9
2
Dying to Remember
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lynn Matthews
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Scott Plank, Jay Robinson, Ted Shackelford, Christopher Stone
42. Childhood Sweetheart? (1997)
8
2
Childhood Sweetheart?
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Carlson
Director:
Marcus Cole
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Reilly Burke, Ed Lauter, Leon Russom, Barbara Babcock,
43. The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994)
8
2
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Bennett
Director:
Arlene Sanford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Dzundza, Tom Verica, Shanna Reed, Geoffrey Bowes, Shannon Lawson
44. Her Own Rules (1998)
8
2
Her Own Rules
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Meredith Sanders
Director:
Bobby Roth
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Dorian Healy, Jeremy Sheffield, Lorraine Pilkington
45. A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (2000)
10
2
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Donielle
Director:
Donald Wrye
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Maria Conchita Alonso, Thomas Ian Griffith, Kim Hawthorne, Shauna Kain
46. Heart of the Storm (2004)
8
2
Heart of the Storm
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cassie Broadbeck
Director:
Charles Wilkinson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Cavanagh, Brian Wimmer, Marcus Lyle Brown, Ritchie Montgomery
47. Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
8
1
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Taylor Singer
Director:
Joyce Chopra
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Farrah Fawcett, Dorian Harewood, Jeff Kaake, Robin Givens
48. Ice House (1989)
6
1
Ice House
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay
Director:
Eagle Pennell
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bo Brinkman, Andreas Manolikakis, Lynn Miller, Buddy Quaid

Director

Child Stars: Their Story (2000)
12
2
Child Stars: Their Story
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Tony Dow, Melissa Gilbert
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Veronica Cartwright, Hayley Mills, Angela Cartwright, Baby Peggy, Jeannie Russell

Animation Movies

Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)
Nutcracker Fantasy
G

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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Clara
Director:
Takeo Nakamura
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Dick Van Patten, Eva Gabor, Michele Lee, Lurene Tuttle, Jo Anne Worley

TV Shows

Stand by Your Man
Stand by Your Man
As:
Cast
Role:
Rochelle Dunphy
Director:
John Sgueglia
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rosie O'Donnell, Sam McMurray, Donald Gibb, Miriam Flynn
Safe Harbour (2007)
Safe Harbour
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Ophelia MacKenzie
Director:
Bill Corcoran
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Liana Liberato, Brad Johnson, Michael DeLorenzo, Rebecca Staab,
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide (1986)
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide
As:
Cast
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Jane Alexander, Marla Gibbs, Ned Beatty, Joi Carr
The Dean Martin Show
The Dean Martin Show
TV-PG
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
 Girl on Santa's Lap (uncredited) 1 episode, 1968
Director:
Greg Garrison, Bill Colleran
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:

Special appearance/Cameo

Chameleons (1989)
Chameleons
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
(uncredited)
Director:
Glen A. Larson
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Stewart Granger, Crystal Bernard, Jaime Alba, Jim Antonio, Rod Arrants
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
The Reluctant Astronaut
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Niece (uncredited)
Director:
Edward Montagne
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Jesse White, Jeanette Nolan