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List of Michelle Pfeiffer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Scarface (1983)
12
4
Scarface
TV-14
12
4

A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface narrates the story of an exiled Cuban criminal, Tony Montana, who joins Miami drug lord Frank Lopez and desire to have it all – the empire as well as latter’s trophy wife. He rises to become powerful drug lord himself. However, enemies and his own paranoia eventually lead to his downfall

As:
Cast
Role:
Elvira Hancock
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Richard Belzer, F. Murray Abraham, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Steven Bauer
2. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
14
2
Dangerous Liaisons
R
14
2

In Paris, the Marquise de Merteui plans revenge against her ex-lover the Comte de Bastide, by planning to seduce and dishonor his virgin fiancée Cécile de Volanges. Merteui enlists the help of the disreputable Vicomte de Valmont, who is planning his own seduction of the religious Madame de Tourvel. Meanwhile, Cécile falls in love with Chevalier Raphael Danceny. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Madame de Tourvel
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
3. Stardust (2007)
12
2
Stardust
PG-13
12
2

Tristan Thorn is in love with Victoria and in order to marry her promises to bring a fallen star. In the magical kingdom of Stormhold, he discovers that the star is actually a woman named Yvaine and three evil witches and the king’s son are also after her. As he tries to protect her on his way back, he unravels his own true identity.

As:
Cast
Director:
Matthew Vaughn
Genres:
Romance, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
4. I Am Sam (2001)
12
2
I Am Sam
PG-13
12
2

Sam Dawson is an intellectually disabled father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of a group of friends who also have disabilities. As Lucy grows up her intellectual superiority threatens their relationship. Things get more complicated when Lucy is placed in foster care but keeps coming back to her dad. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rita Harrison Williams
Director:
Jessie Nelson
Genres:
Drama
6. White Oleander (2002)
12
1
White Oleander
PG-13
12
1

White Oleander is a drama film, which tells the story of a teenage girl named Astrid who is highly dependent on her single mother Ingrid. However, Ingrid gets arrested and is eventually sentenced to prison for poisoning her boyfriend, after which Astrid goes through a series of different foster homes.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Kosminsky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Melissa McCarthy, Billy Connolly, Robin Wright, Renee Zellweger, Amy Aquino, John Billingsley, Elisa Bocanegra
7. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
7
1
Ant-Man and the Wasp
PG-13
7
1

In this sequel to 2015 Ant-Man, Scott Lang is under house arrest and is trying to strike a balance between being a superhero and a father. When he receives a message from Janet, he, along with her husband Hank Pym and daughter Hope, sets out to bring her back from the quantum realm where she has been trapped for three decades.

As:
Cast
Role:
Janet van Dyne
Director:
Peyton Reed
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
8. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
16
2
The Fabulous Baker Boys
R
16
2

Frank and Jack, two brothers, are musicians who have been struggling for years, without much success. However, their lives change and they start gaining popularity after they team up with a beautiful singer named Susie. However, soon Susie and Jack find themselves attracted to each other, which threatens the stability of the trio.

As:
Cast
Role:
Susie Diamond
Director:
Steve Kloves
Genres:
Music, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Xander Berkeley, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
9. Ladyhawke (1985)
14
5
Ladyhawke
PG-13
14
5

This dark fantasy film revolves around a young thief, who unwillingly gets involved with a warrior and his lady who are hunted by the Bishop of Aquila. Upon realizing that they have a common enemy, they unite to take down the Bishop and end his oppression. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Isabeau
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina, John Wood, Leo McKern, Rutger Hauer
10. Batman Returns (1992)
12
4
Batman Returns
PG-13
12
4

In this movie, batman faces two enemies. The evil Penguin forces the devious businessman Max Schreck to back him in his attempt to get accepted in the society and later become mayor. Then there is the Catwoman who joins the two in their mission to destroy Batman. Batman now has to defeat his enemies and prevent Gotham city from becoming a centre of crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
Catwoman / Selina Kyle
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
11. People Like Us (2012)
9
3
People Like Us
PG-13
9
3

People Like Us is a comedy drama film, which tells the story of Sam, a salesman, who attends his estranged father’s funeral. There, he learns that his father has a daughter from another woman. Things get even more complicated when he is asked to deliver the inheritance to his step sister. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lillian
Director:
Alex Kurtzman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
12. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
14
2
Frankie and Johnny
R
14
2

A former convict Johnny gets released from prison and starts working as a cook in a local diner. He soon falls in love with a waitress named Frankie, who is a loner and emotionally wounded. However, Frankie is determined to win her love.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Frankie
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Nathan Lane, Al Pacino, Kate Nelligan, Hector Elizondo
13. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
7
1
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
PG
7
1

Maleficent alienates herself from her goddaughter Aurora as she is opposed to her engagement with Prince Philip. But they are unaware of the fact that an enemy is lurking  nearby who wants to take advantage of their quarrel and destroy everything dear to them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Queen Ingrith
Director:
Joachim Rønning
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley
14. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
16
1
The Witches of Eastwick
R
16
1

The story centers on three small town friends, each of whom has lost the man in their life and leads an unfulfilled existence. Then a stranger comes to town and starts courting them one by one, eventually persuading them to live in his house. Living together, they soon realize that they are witches; and also start worrying about the man’s ultimate intension.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sukie Ridgemont
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
15. Love Field (1992)
13
2
Love Field
PG-13
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Irene 'Lurene' Hallett
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Haysbert, Brian Kerwin, Louise Latham, Stephanie McFadden
16. Mother! (2017)
9
3
Mother!
R
9
3

The psychological horror follows the story of Mother, a young woman married to Him, an acclaimed writer. When random strangers start arriving at their house and behaving rudely with her, Mother gets angry and asks them to leave. Later, she becomes pregnant but Him’s followers turn up to their house with tragic consequences. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Woman
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Horror
17. What Lies Beneath (2000)
14
2
What Lies Beneath
PG-13
14
2

After their daughter leaves for college, the seemingly perfect marriage of scientist Norman Spencer and housewife Claire is rocked by the strange visions the latter begins to see. While Norman initially dismisses her visions as delusions, Claire delves deeper into the mystery to uncover a terrifying secret her husband has been hiding from her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Spencer
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto, James Remar
18. Dangerous Minds (1995)
17
1
Dangerous Minds
R
17
1

Marine LouAnne Johnson leaves the military life behind to become a teacher. However, she has to struggle to earn the respect of her pupils after she is assigned to a class. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Louanne Johnson
Director:
John N. Smith
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Courtney B. Vance, George Dzundza, Robin Bartlett, Beatrice Winde
19. The Hollywood Knights (1980)
8
1
The Hollywood Knights
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Floyd Mutrux
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fran Drescher, Mike Binder, Julius Averitt, Steve Ballard, Phil Berle
20. One Fine Day (1996)
14
2
One Fine Day
PG
14
2

On a hectic working-day, architect Melanie Parker, and newspaper columnist Jack Taylor, both single parents of class-mates Sammy and Maggie respectively, are stuck with their children as the kids miss their field trip. Keeping their differences aside, when they take turns to babysit the boisterous children to save their essential work-commitments, they confess to themselves that their views about other are changing. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Melanie Parker
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
21. Hairspray (2007)
8
1
Hairspray
PG
8
1

Sixteen years old plump Tracy Turnblad loves watching a teen dance TV show The Corny Collins Show. When she gets an opportunity to dance in the show, she quickly emerges as a popular performer. However, the manager of the TV station, Velma, is not happy with Tracy’s success. Meanwhile, Tracy encourages the idea of white and Negro kids dancing together on the show every day. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Velma Von Tussle
Director:
Adam Shankman
Genres:
Family, Drama, Music, Romance, Comedy, Musical
23. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
9
2
Murder on the Orient Express
PG-13
9
2

After solving a theft in Jerusalem, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot finds himself involved in the murder mystery of the corrupt businessman Edward Ratchett, on-board the lavish Orient Express. As natural disasters and heartbreaking revelations follow, Poirot is forced to rethink his definition of justice. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Hubbard
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
25. The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
15
2
The Deep End of the Ocean
PG-13
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Cappadora
Director:
Ulu Grosbard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alexa Vega, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexa PenaVega, Treat Williams, Jonathan Jackson
27. The Family (2013)
12
1
The Family
R
12
1

After making a deal under the FBI witness protection program to snitch on his old mafia associates, mobster Giovanni Manzoni is relocated to a quiet town of France with his wife Maggie, daughter Belle and son Warren. However, they do a poor job of masking their former "family" ways and draw the attention of vengeful mafia bosses.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Blake
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
28. Up Close & Personal (1996)
12
2
Up Close & Personal
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tally Atwater
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Joe Mantegna, Stockard Channing, Kate Nelligan
30. Dark Shadows (2012)
7
1
Dark Shadows
PG-13
7
1

In the eighteenth century, Collinsport, Barnabas Collins spurns the romantic advances of Angelique, a witch and becomes cursed. Everything he loves dies, including his fiancée Josette and he is buried as a vampire. When he escapes two centuries later, he must stop Angelique and other evil forces while trying to save Victoria Winters, a doppelganger of Josette.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
32. The Russia House (1990)
9
1
The Russia House
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Katya
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Scheider, Sean Connery, James Fox, John Mahoney
33. Tequila Sunrise (1988)
12
3
Tequila Sunrise
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo Ann
Director:
Robert Towne
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Mel Gibson, J.T. Walsh, Raul Julia
36. The Story of Us (1999)
10
2
The Story of Us
R
10
2

Ben and Katie have been married for fifteen years. Although they have grown apart from each other, they keep up the facade of a happy marriage. However, one day, while the kids are away at camp, they think of separating and reassessing their relationship to see if they should stay together or split up.

As:
Cast
Role:
Katie Jordan
Director:
Rob Reiner
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Betty White, Bruce Willis, Colleen Rennison, Jake Sandvig
37. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
11
1
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
PG-13
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gillian Lewis
Director:
Michael Pressman
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Claire Danes, Peter Gallagher, Laurie Fortier
38. I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
8
3
I Could Never Be Your Woman
PG-13
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rosie
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Archie Panjabi, Fred Willard, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, Stacey Dash
40. New Year's Eve (2011)
7
1
New Year's Eve
PG-13
7
1

The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ingrid
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
41. Falling in Love Again (1980)
6
1
Falling in Love Again
PG
6
1

While going through a midlife crisis, Harry, a New Yorker receives an invitation for his high school’s reunion; so he takes Sue and their teenage kids on a cross-country car trip. During this time, he recalls the days when he fell in love with his wife. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sue Wellington
Director:
Steven Paul
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
David Caruso, Elliott Gould, Kaye Ballard, Stuart Paul, Susannah York
43. Grease 2 (1982)
5
1
Grease 2
PG
5
1

Grease 2 is a musical drama film which tells the story of Michael who finds himself attracted to a young girl Stephanie. However, things get interesting when he comes to know that she is not allowed to be with anyone who does not belong to the T-Birds gang.

As:
Cast
Role:
Stephanie
Director:
Patricia Birch
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Connie Stevens, Sid Caesar, Lorna Luft, Maxwell Caulfield, Maureen Teefy
44. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
5
1
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
PG
5
1

A comedy-mystery film directed by Clive Donner, the movie follows the adventures of retired detective Charlie Chan, who is asked to help the police in solving a new series of murders. Even though the prime suspect in the killings is a lady known as the Dragon Queen, Chan is not convinced she is the murderer. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Brian Keith, Lee Grant, Peter Ustinov
45. Where Is Kyra? (2017)
8
1
Where Is Kyra?
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kyra
Director:
Andrew Dosunmu
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Sam Robards, Suzanne Shepherd, Bradley W. Anderson

TV Movie(s)

46. The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
8
1
The Children Nobody Wanted
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer Williams
Director:
Richard Michaels
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Megan Mullally, Noble Willingham, Anne Haney, Fredric Lehne, Matt Clark
48. The Solitary Man (1979)
8
1
The Solitary Man
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Llewellyn Moxey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carrie Snodgress, Lane Smith, Earl Holliman, Robbie Riss
49. Splendor in the Grass (1981)
6
1
Splendor in the Grass
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ginny Stamper
Director:
Richard C. Sarafian
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Eva Marie Saint, Ned Beatty, Melissa Gilbert, Cyril O'Reilly
50. Callie & Son (1981)
6
1
Callie & Son
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sue Lynn Bordeaux
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lindsay Wagner, Dabney Coleman, Jameson Parker, Joy Garrett

Animation(s)

The Prince of Egypt (1998)
The Prince of Egypt
PG
Plot:

The Disney adaptation of the Book of Exodus is an animated retelling of the life of Moses. It follows Moses’ journey from an Egyptian prince, to his final destination of leading the Hebrew slaves in Egypt to their freedom, to Mount Sinai, away from his brother Pharaoh Rameses II. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tzipporah
Director:
Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Drama, Musical
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
PG
Plot:

Sinbad is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace.  He must now travel to her realm to retrieve it and save Prince Proteus, his childhood friend. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eris
Director:
Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Romance, Drama

TV Shows and Videos

Coolio Feat. L.V.: Gangsta's Paradise (1995)
Coolio Feat. L.V.: Gangsta's Paradise
As:
Cast
Role:
Louanne Johnson
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Coolio, L.V.
Delta House (1979)
Delta House
As:
Cast
Director:
Hollingsworth Morse, Carl Gottlieb, Joshua White
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Widdoes, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, John Vernon
Enos (1980)
Enos
As:
Cast
Director:
Dennis Donnelly, Rod Amateau
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, Gloria Stuart, John Dehner, Samuel E. Wright, Sonny Shroyer, John Milford
B.A.D. Cats (1980)
B.A.D. Cats
As:
Cast
Role:
Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
Director:
Bernard L. Kowalski, Sutton Roley
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Vic Morrow, Asher Brauner, Steve Hanks

Michelle Pfeiffer Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Fabulous Baker Boys Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1990
BAFTA Awards
Dangerous Liaisons Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1990
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals 1990