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List of Michael J. Fox Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Back to the Future (1985)
94
1
Back to the Future
PG
94
1

17-year-old Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean built by his friend and eccentric scientist Doc Brown. Marty gets in the way of his parents' relationship and must make sure that they fall in love, while also convincing a younger Doc to help him go back to the future.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marty McFly
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
2. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
82
8
Back to the Future Part II
PG
82
8

Doc convinces Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer to go to the future in 2015, where Marty poses as his future son to save him from imprisonment. However, they return to a nightmarish 1985 in which Biff Tannen has become wealthy thanks to a sports almanac from the future, prompting the duo to go back to 1955.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marty McFly / Marty McFly Jr. / Marlene McFly
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
3. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
79
7
Back to the Future Part III
PG
79
7

In the final movie in the Back to the Future trilogy, Marty McFly, stuck in 1955, learns about the death of his friend Dr. Emmett Doc Brown in 1885. To save his friend, he travel backs in time in the DeLorean car and convinces Doc to return to the present. However, DeLorean is damaged and the Doc falls for a local woman.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marty McFly / Seamus McFly
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
4. The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
70
7
The Secret of My Succe$s
PG-13
70
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Brantley Foster / Carlton Whitfield
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow
5. Doc Hollywood (1991)
65
0
Doc Hollywood
PG-13
65
0

Benjamin, a young doctor, is on his way to Los Angeles for a job interview. However, after he crashes his car in a small town, he is sentenced to work there for some days. Within some time, he finds himself attached to the place and the people.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Stone
Director:
Michael Caton-Jones
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Woody Harrelson, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, David Ogden Stiers
6. The Frighteners (1996)
42
6
The Frighteners
R
42
6

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
Role:
Frank Bannister
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Melanie Lynskey, Peter Jackson, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin
7. Casualties of War (1989)
31
4
Casualties of War
R
31
4

This war drama film takes us to the Vietnam War, and it tells the story of Private Eriksson who must not only fight against the enemy but also his own squad leader, Sergeant Tony Meserve, when he orders the squad members to kidnap and rape a poor farm girl. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eriksson
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, War
Star Cast:
8. Teen Wolf (1985)
46
4
Teen Wolf
PG
46
4

An ordinary high school student’s life turns upside down upon realizing that he is actually a werewolf. However, he soon comes to learn that his hereditary curse also has its own advantages.

As:
Cast
Role:
Scott Howard
Director:
Rod Daniel
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, Matt Adler
9. The American President (1995)
27
2
The American President
PG-13
27
2

The US President Andrew Shepherd is running for re-elections and has a high approval rating. As the widower with a young daughter meets environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade, both are drawn towards each other. But this gives a chance to his opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to question the popular president’s character. With plummeting approval rating, Shepherd has a hard decision to make.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis Rothschild
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
10. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
10
3
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
R
10
3

Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road is a comedy drama film, which revolves around a confused young man who is an artist. He decides to go on a road trip, and takes a highway that doesn’t exist on any map. He eventually finds himself in strange places that he has never even heard of, and also meets a half-leprechaun on the way.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Baker
Director:
Bob Gale
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
11. For Love or Money (1993)
43
6
For Love or Money
PG
43
6

Doug works hard at a luxury hotel, hoping to start his own business one day. His life takes a turn when he discovers that the woman, whom he likes, is being seduced by the same man who is his potential investor. Now, Doug must decide whether his business is more important or the girl.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Ireland
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Udo Kier, Anthony Higgins, Michael Tucker, Bob Balaban
12. The Hard Way (1991)
27
1
The Hard Way
R
27
1

Hoping to improve his credibility as actor, a Hollywood actor Nick Long, is allowed to tag alongside a New York City policeman. The latter initially finds him superficial and annoying, but soon they team up in order to catch a murderer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Lang
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
James Woods, LL Cool J, Christina Ricci, Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra
13. Class of 1984 (1982)
11
1
Class of 1984
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur
Director:
Mark L. Lester
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall
14. Greedy (1994)
27
3
Greedy
PG-13
27
3

Rich and old Uncle Joe is surrounded by relatives who are waiting for him to die and leave his fortune to them. Things soon take a turn when their uncle decides to hire a new beautiful nurse named Molly.

As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel
Director:
Jonathan Lynn
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Phil Hartman, Kirk Douglas, Kirsten Dunst, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo
15. Midnight Madness (1980)
10
2
Midnight Madness
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Scott Larson
Director:
Michael Nankin, David Wechter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Naughton, Debra Clinger, David Damas, Stephen Furst
16. Mars Attacks! (1996)
21
2
Mars Attacks!
PG-13
21
2

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
17. Coldblooded (1995)
5
1
Coldblooded
R
5
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Wallace Wolodarsky
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Priestley, Janeane Garofalo, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Peter Riegert, Robert Loggia
18. Letters from Frank (1979)
3
2
Letters from Frank
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ricky
Director:
Edward Parone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Lew Ayres, Guy Bannerman, Shirley Barclay
19. Poison Ivy (1985)
14
1
Poison Ivy
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dennis Baxter
Director:
Larry Elikann
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Adam Baldwin, Nancy McKeon, Caren Kaye, Robert Klein
20. Trouble in High Timber Country (1980)
4
2
Trouble in High Timber Country
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Martin Kove, James Sloyan, Robin Dearden
23. Don't Drink the Water (1994)
5
1
Don't Drink the Water
PG
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Axel Magee
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Julie Kavner, Woody Allen, Ed Herlihy, Josef Sommer, Robert Stanton, Edward Herrmann
26. Light of Day (1987)
17
3
Light of Day
PG-13
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Rasnick
Director:
Paul Schrader
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean, Thomas G. Waites
27. Don't Ask Me, Ask God (1984)
2
2
Don't Ask Me, Ask God
2
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Warren Marcus
Genres:
Talk-Show, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Tony Danza, Steve Allen, Pat Robertson, Anita Gillette, Ned Beatty
28. Annie (2014)
10
1
Annie
PG
10
1

Annie is a young girl, who has lived all her life in the foster care of a cruel woman named Miss Hannigan. However, when a New York mayoral candidate decides to adopt her, her life finally takes an interesting turn.

As:
Cast
Director:
Will Gluck
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Musical
29. See You Yesterday (2019)
5
1
See You Yesterday
TV-MA
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Lockhart
Director:
Stefon Bristol
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Eden Duncan-Smith , Dante Crichlow
30. David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival (1986)
2
1
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Hal Gurnee
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Teri Garr, Jonathan Winters, David Letterman, Ed Bradley, Chris Elliott
31. Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)
6
2
Where the Rivers Flow North
PG-13
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clayton Farnsworth
Director:
Jay Craven
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Mark Margolis
32. The Return of Bruno (1987)
2
1
The Return of Bruno
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
James Yukich
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Elton John, Bill Graham, Dick Clark
33. Family Ties Vacation (1985)
8
2
Family Ties Vacation
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex P. Keaton
Director:
Will Mackenzie
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers

Narrator/Dubbing

Stuart Little (1999)
Stuart Little
PG

Stuart Little is an animated family film where the 'Little' family adopts a young mouse who speaks and acts like a teenage boy, but their housecat, Snowbell, tries to get rid of him. Drama and adventure ensue as Stuart is taken away by imposters posing as his real parents and he tries to make his way back to the Littles.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Stuart Little (voice)
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
G

When a family goes on vacation, their pets, Chance—a bulldog, Shadow—a retriever, and Sassy—a cat, are left with a friend. Anxious about never seeing their owners again, they embark on a journey to find their family. Risking their lives, they travel through the Sierra mountains wilderness, open countryside, and learn to keep their differences aside to reach their owners.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Chance (voice)
Director:
Duwayne Dunham
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sally Field, Don Ameche, Jean Smart, Don Alder, Ed Bernard, Kevin Chevalia
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
G

Chance, Shadow and Sassy are three adventurous pet dogs who are separated accidentally from their owners during a vacation. As they start exploring the new city alone looking for a way back home, they must also fend for themselves.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Chance (voice)
Director:
David R. Ellis
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, Adam Goldberg, Sally Field, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda
A.R.C.H.I.E. (2016)
A.R.C.H.I.E.
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice)
Director:
Robin Dunne
Genres:
Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Katharine Isabelle, Jonathan Whitesell, Sarah Desjardins, Robin Dunne

Animation Movies

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
TV-PG

One of Walt Disney’s best animated films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the story of a modest museum employee who sets out on an expedition to locate the submerged civilization with a diverse crew. But when they finally reach the continent he is forced to go against his companions, who plan to steal the mystery crystal from the aging king and his beautiful daughter. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Milo James Thatch
Director:
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Leonard Nimoy, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, James Garner, Claudia Christian, John Mahoney
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Stuart Little 2
PG

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. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Stuart Little
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Fantasy
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Stuart Little
Director:
Audu Paden
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, Wayne Brady, Hugh Laurie, Charlie Adler, Geena Davis

TV Shows

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
As:
Director
Director:
Michael J. Fox, Sam Weisman, Donald Reiker, Brad Silberling, Kenneth Zunder
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mike Vitar, Joel Grey, Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Matthew Louis Siegel, Amy Aquino
The Beachcombers
The Beachcombers
As:
Cast
Director:
Don S. Williams, Bruno Gerussi, Alan Simmonds, Rex Bromfield, Randy Bradshaw
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bruce Greenwood, Bruno Gerussi, Robert Clothier, Pat John, Joe Austin
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998)
The Making of 'The Frighteners'
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis, Jim Fyfe, Trini Alvarado, Peter Jackson
Spin City
Spin City
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mike Flaherty
Director:
Andy Cadiff, Ted Wass, Lee Shallat Chemel, Carl Lauten
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Palmerstown, U.S.A.
Palmerstown, U.S.A.
As:
Cast
Role:
Willy-Joe Hall
Director:
Larry Elikann, Jeffrey Hayden, Peter Levin, Ivan Dixon, Kenneth Gilbert
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Scatman Crothers, David Caruso, Danny Glover, Jonelle Allen, Star-Shemah Bobatoon, Beeson Carroll
Leo and Me
Leo and Me
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamie
Director:
Don S. Williams
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brent Carver, Guy Bannerman, Donna Christie, Charles Woods Gray
Teachers Only
Teachers Only
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Baldwin, Rod Daniel, John Bowab, Linda Day, Charles S. Dubin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lynn Redgrave, Jean Smart, Norman Fell, Joel Brooks, Teresa Ganzel
The Magic Lie
The Magic Lie
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Doreen Brownstone
Anna Says
Anna Says
As:
Producer
Star Cast:
Tracy Pollan, Jay Paulson

Special appearance/Cameo

Back to the Future... The Ride (1991)
Back to the Future... The Ride
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Marty McFly (archive footage) (uncredited)
Director:
Douglas Trumbull
Genres:
Adventure, Short, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, David de Vos, Stephanie de Vos

Michael J. Fox Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Spin City Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2000
Spin City Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1999
Spin City Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1998
Family Ties Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1989
Primetime Emmy Awards
Rescue Me Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 2009
Spin City Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 2000
Family Ties Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1988
Family Ties Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1987
Family Ties Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1986
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series 1997
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Album 2010