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List of Melissa Sue Anderson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Different Approach (1978)
13
3
A Different Approach
13
3
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Michael Keaton, Stockard Channing, Lucie Arnaz, Martin Kosleck
Directed By:
Fern Field
2. Veronica Mars (2014)
11
2
Veronica Mars
PG-13
11
2

Veronica Mars is a mystery crime film, which revolves around a former private investigator Veronica, who is now aspiring to be a lawyer in New York.  However, she has to return to her hometown again to solve a murder mystery, to help her old flame. 

Directed By:
Rob Thomas
3. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
11
2
Happy Birthday to Me
R
11
2

Happy Birthday to Me is a mystery horror thriller film which tells the story of a girl named Virginia, studying at the Crawford Academy, who is quite pretty and also popular among her fellow students. Things get ugly when her friends start to go missing one by one.

Role:
Virginia Wainwright
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Sharon Acker, Lawrence Dane, Frances Hyland
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
4. Killing Machine (1984)
9
2
Killing Machine
R
9
2

Killing Machine is an action drama film which tells the story of a former terrorist who begins a lawful life as a truck driver. During a trip, he ignores warnings about the mafia, which leads him to trouble, leading to his wife being murdered. Therefore, he is forced to use his previous military training to exact revenge on the gang.   

Starring:
Lee Van Cleef, Jorge Rivero, Willie Aames, Margaux Hemingway
Directed By:
José Antonio de la Loma
5. Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984)
9
2
Chattanooga Choo Choo
PG
9
2

Bert Waters, the owner of a losing football team, seizes the chance when his father-in-law leaves him $1million on the condition that he must restore the Chattanooga Choo Choo train and complete the New York to Chattanooga run in 24 hours. Bert has his girlfriend, estranged wife, daughter, along with his team, team-coach, cheerleaders and the press, turning it into a hilarious train ride.

Role:
Jennie
Starring:
Barbara Eden, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Bridget Hanley, George Kennedy, Joe Namath
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson
6. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)
8
2
Skatetown, U.S.A.
PG
8
2

This American comedy musical film is set in a local roller disco rink called Skatetown, U.S.A. in Los Angeles. Released in 1979, the movie features many popular TV stars of the 1960s and 1970s and follows the rivalry of two skaters who eventually become friends.

Starring:
Patrick Swayze, Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Ruth Buzzi, Ron Palillo
Directed By:
William A. Levey
7. The Con Is On (2018)
8
2
The Con Is On
R
8
2

The Con is On is a heist comedy film which tells the story of Harriet and Peter, who owe a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England. They flee to Los Angeles, where the try to come up with a plan to rob Peter’s ex-wife of her priceless ring, in order to pay back their debt.

Directed By:
James Oakley
8. Crazy Eights (2006)
6
1
Crazy Eights
R
6
1
Starring:
Gabrielle Anwar, Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, George Newbern, Dina Meyer
Directed By:
Jimi Jones
9. Manuel (1991)
13
3
Manuel
13
3
Starring:
Francisco Rabal, Nuno Da Costa, Luiz Saraiva, Kim Yaroshevskaya
Directed By:
François Labonté
10. Where Have All the Children Gone (1980)
11
2
Where Have All the Children Gone
11
2
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Johnny Cash
Directed By:
Michael Landon
11. Far North (1988)
8
2
Far North
PG-13
8
2
Starring:
Charles Durning, Jessica Lange, Patricia Arquette, Donald Moffat, Tess Harper
Directed By:
Sam Shepard
12. Killer Lady (1995)
7
1
Killer Lady
7
1
Role:
American Lady
Starring:
Sylvia Chang, Mariel Hemingway
Directed By:
Ren Jie Cheung
13. Dead Men Don't Die (1990)
7
1
Dead Men Don't Die
PG-13
7
1
Role:
Dulcie Niles (as Melissa Anderson)
Starring:
Jack Betts, Elliott Gould, Mabel King, Mark Moses
Directed By:
Malcolm Marmorstein
14. The Suicide Club (1988)
6
1
The Suicide Club
R
6
1
Starring:
Lenny Henry, Michael O'Donoghue, Mariel Hemingway, Robert Joy
Directed By:
James Bruce

TV Movie(s)

1. Little House Years (1979)
14
3
Little House Years
14
3
Role:
Mary Ingalls
Starring:
Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush, Karen Grassle
Directed By:
Michael Landon
2. The Loneliest Runner (1976)
13
3
The Loneliest Runner
13
3
Role:
Nancy Rizzi
Starring:
Brian Keith, Michael Landon, Rafer Johnson, Lance Kerwin
Directed By:
Michael Landon
3. First Affair (1983)
11
2
First Affair
11
2
Role:
Toby King
Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, Joel Higgins, Loretta Swit, Kim Delaney
Directed By:
Gus Trikonis
4. Midnight Offerings (1981)
11
2
Midnight Offerings
11
2
Role:
Vivian Sotherland
Starring:
Marion Ross, Vanna White, Gordon Jump, Mary Beth McDonough, Patrick Cassidy
Directed By:
Rod Holcomb
5. An Innocent Love (1982)
11
2
An Innocent Love
11
2
Role:
Molly Rush
Starring:
Doug McKeon, Steven Bauer, Kristoff St. John, Bill Calvert
Directed By:
Roger Young
6. Survival of Dana (1979)
10
2
Survival of Dana
10
2
Role:
Dana Lee
Starring:
Robert Carradine, Marion Ross, Talia Balsam, Michael Pataki
Directed By:
Jack Starrett
7. Marco Polo (2007)
10
2
Marco Polo
10
2
Starring:
Ian Somerhalder, Brian Dennehy, BD Wong, Kay Tong Lim, Desiree Siahaan
Directed By:
Kevin Connor
8. Advice to the Lovelorn (1981)
9
2
Advice to the Lovelorn
9
2
Role:
Maureen Tyler
Starring:
Tina Louise, Cloris Leachman, Walter Brooke, Desi Arnaz Jr.
Directed By:
Harry Falk
9. Memories of Manon (1988)
13
3
Memories of Manon
13
3
Role:
Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)
Starring:
Robert Lansing, Edward Woodward, Anthony Zerbe, Keith Szarabajka
Directed By:
Tony Wharmby
10. Where Pigeons Go to Die (1990)
12
2
Where Pigeons Go to Die
12
2
Starring:
Art Carney, Michael Landon, Richard Bull, Cliff De Young, Carol Barta
Directed By:
Michael Landon
11. Dark Mansions (1986)
11
2
Dark Mansions
11
2
Role:
Noelle Drake
Starring:
Lois Chiles, Michael York, Joan Fontaine, Paul Shenar
Directed By:
Jerry London
12. Thin Ice (2000)
11
2
Thin Ice
11
2
Starring:
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Stephen Taylor, Tim Dantay, Raquel Cassidy
Directed By:
Ian White
13. The Return of Sam McCloud (1989)
10
2
The Return of Sam McCloud
10
2
Starring:
David McCallum, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon
Directed By:
Alan J. Levi
14. Earthquake in New York (1998)
7
1
Earthquake in New York
TV-PG
7
1
Role:
Dr. Marilyn Blake (as Melissa Anderson)
Starring:
Michael Moriarty, Greg Evigan, Cynthia Gibb, Götz Otto
Directed By:
Terry Ingram

Animation(s)

X-Men (1992)
X-Men
TV-Y7
Starring:
Tara Strong, George Buza, Lenore Zann, Cedric Smith
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
TV-Y7
Starring:
Frank Welker, Alan Young, Stan Lee, June Foray, Kathy Garver

TV Shows and Videos

James at 16 (1977)
James at 16
Starring:
Mare Winningham, Debra Winger, Eric Stoltz, Kim Richards
Buckle Up (1987)
Buckle Up
Role:
Melissa Sue Anderson
Starring:
Alyssa Milano, Dick Van Patten, Peter Scolari, Charles Shaughnessy, Richard Cummings Jr.
Insight (1960)
Insight
Starring:
Jerry Mathers, James Cromwell, Paul Sorvino, Emilio Estevez, Alice Ghostley, John Forsythe, Ron Howard
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (1978)
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour
Role:
Director of the Musical (1 episode, 1978)
Starring:
Leif Garrett, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Wendy McKenzie
Bewitched (1964)
Bewitched
TV-G
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Raquel Welch, James Doohan, Adam West, Agnes Moorehead, Scatman Crothers, Peggy Lipton
Directed By:
William Asher, Richard Michaels, R. Robert Rosenbaum, Richard Kinon, E.W. Swackhamer
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG
Starring:
June Carter Cash, Sean Penn, Shannen Doherty, Ray Walston, Patricia Neal, Jason Bateman, Jonathan Banks
Directed By:
Leo Penn, William F. Claxton, Victor French, Michael Landon, Maury Dexter
The Equalizer (1985)
The Equalizer
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, William H. Macy, Jennifer Grey, Macaulay Culkin, Mako Iwamatsu, Kevin Spacey, Vincent Gallo
Directed By:
Alan Metzger, Richard Compton, Russ Mayberry, Bradford May, Donald Petrie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Starring:
Erik Estrada, Martin Sheen, Martin Landau, Joaquin Phoenix, Michelle Phillips, Patrick Wayne, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Timothy Bond, Roger Young, Bill Corcoran, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Crowe
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
ABC Afterschool Specials
Starring:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracy Pollan, Meg Ryan, Carrie Snodgress, Pauley Perrette, Kirk Cameron, Wil Wheaton
Directed By:
Larry Elikann, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Richard C. Bennett, Robert Fuest, Robert C. Thompson
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Murder, She Wrote
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Wayne Rogers, Stewart Granger, Marcia Cross, Claude Akins, Wayne Knight, Nanette Fabray
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson
A New Kind of Family (1979)
A New Kind of Family
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Eric Stoltz, Eileen Brennan, Lauri Hendler, David Hollander, Gwynne Gilford
Directed By:
Alan Myerson, Jeremiah Morris, James Burrows, Bob Claver, Herbert Kenwith
Shaft (1973)
Shaft
Starring:
Tony Curtis, Richard Roundtree, Eddie Barth, Rudy Doucette, Arnold Roberts
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey, Allen Reisner, Alexander Singer, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Harris
The Brady Bunch (1969)
The Brady Bunch
TV-G
Starring:
Susan Olsen, Vincent Price, Florence Henderson, Eve Plumb, Robert Reed, Mike Lookinland, Marion Ross
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Jerry London, John Rich, Russ Mayberry, Leslie H. Martinson
Hotel (1983)
Hotel
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy McGuire, Eddie Albert, Connie Stevens, Eleanor Parker, Kate Mulgrew, Laurence Luckinbill
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Jerome Courtland, Nancy Malone, James Brolin, Vincent McEveety
Finder of Lost Loves (1984)
Finder of Lost Loves
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Mel Ferrer, Buddy Ebsen, Esther Rolle, Michelle Phillips, Dick Van Patten, Florence Henderson
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, Allen Reisner, Don Chaffey, Philip Leacock
Fantasy Island (1977)
Fantasy Island
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Eva Gabor, Tanya Roberts, Celeste Holm, Andrea Barber, Annette Funicello, Joan Collins
Directed By:
Cliff Bole, Don Weis, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Philip Leacock
CHiPs (1977)
CHiPs
TV-PG
Starring:
David Caruso, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Edd Byrnes, Cindy Williams, George Peppard, Kelly Preston, Phyllis Diller
Directed By:
Christian I. Nyby II, Donald L. Gold, Michael Caffey, Paul Krasny, Don Chaffey
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Arthur Godfrey, Adrienne Barbeau, Ursula Andress, Hayley Mills, Patrick Duffy, Sir John Mills
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Glitter (1984)
Glitter
Starring:
Anthony Newley, Tori Spelling, Helen Hayes, Ginger Rogers, Linda Evans, Dorothy McGuire, Patricia Neal
Directed By:
Jackie Cooper
Burke's Law (1994)
Burke's Law
Starring:
Peter Graves, Elizabeth Berkley, James Brolin, Gavin MacLeod, Margot Kidder, Denise Richards, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Dennis Dugan, Gilbert M. Shilton, Tony Mordente, Gus Trikonis, James L. Conway
Partners (1999)
Partners
Role:
Cheryl Darrin (3 episodes, 1999)
Starring:
Bonnie Bedelia, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Gary Basaraba, Sarah Aldrich
Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video - Volume 1 (1994)
Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video - Volume 1
Role:
Snake (voice)
Starring:
Tim Curry, Marc Singer, Stephanie Zimbalist