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List of Molly Ringwald Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Breakfast Club (1985)
100
29
The Breakfast Club
TV-14
100
29

A disparate group of five students of the same school – a snob, a geek, a jock, a punk and a kook – are forced to spend one Saturday together in detention in their school library. Despite having almost nothing in common, after spending nine hours together, they begin to look at each other differently and become good friends.

Directed By:
John Hughes
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for
3. Sixteen Candles (1984)
35
14
Sixteen Candles
PG
35
14

Samantha Baker feels disappointed as everything appears to go wrong on her 16th birthday. The high-school senior she has a crush on isn’t aware that she exists, a geek she dislikes keeps pestering her for attention; what’s more, her own family forgets her birthday as her sister is getting married the next day. Can she hope to have a special 16th birthday?

Role:
Samantha
Starring:
John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Brian Doyle-Murray, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris
Directed By:
John Hughes
4. Pretty in Pink (1986)
26
12
Pretty in Pink
PG-13
26
12

Sweet and intelligent teenager Andie is not very popular in her school. Duckie, who is smitten with her, and Iona, are her closest friends though she has a secret crush on wealthy heartthrob Blane. When Blane starts showing interest in her, Andie is sure that she has found true love. However, while her friends disapprove, Blane’s friend circle looks down on her.

 

Role:
Andie
Starring:
Directed By:
Howard Deutch
6. The Kissing Booth (2018)
19
13
The Kissing Booth
TV-14
19
13

Elle and Lee have been best friends all their lives. Elle signs up to run a kissing booth at her high school's Spring Carnival. She lock lips with Noah, her secret crush and Lee's brother. Sparks fly and Elle is caught at the crossroads. Elle fears losing them both as tensions flare between the two brothers.

 

 

Role:
Mrs. Flynn
Starring:
Joey King, Stephen Jennings, Joel Courtney, Nathan Lynn
Directed By:
Vince Marcello
7. For Keeps? (1988)
8
5
For Keeps?
PG-13
8
5
Role:
Darcy Elliot Bobrucz
Starring:
Pauly Shore, Conchata Ferrell, Kenneth Mars, Randall Batinkoff, Miriam Flynn
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
8. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
22
17
Not Another Teen Movie
R
22
17

The movie is a parody of the popular romantic teen movies of the 1990s. After being dumped by popular cheerleader Priscilla, high-school football player Jake Wyler makes the bet that he can turn the introvert and rebellious Janey Briggs into the prom queen, leading to humorous situations. 

Starring:
Jaime Pressly, Lacey Chabert, Mr. T, Randy Quaid, Chyler Leigh, Mia Kirshner, Eric Christian Olsen
Directed By:
Joel Gallen
9. The Kissing Booth 2 (2020)
10
9
The Kissing Booth 2
TV-14
10
9
Role:
Mrs. Flynn
10. King Cobra (2016)
7
6
King Cobra
7
6

King Cobra is a biographical drama film which tells the story of veteran gay pornography actor and director Sean Paul Lockhart. The film shows us his struggle against two rival producers over the rights to his creation, and how it leads him to decide that he is better off working as a free agent instead.

Role:
Amy
Directed By:
Justin Kelly
11. Betsy's Wedding (1990)
6
5
Betsy's Wedding
R
6
5
Starring:
Alan Alda, Samuel L. Jackson, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Anthony LaPaglia
Directed By:
12. Packin' It In (1983)
5
5
Packin' It In
5
5
Role:
Melissa Webber
Starring:
Andrea Marcovicci, Richard Benjamin, Tony Roberts, Paula Prentiss
Directed By:
Jud Taylor
13. Since You've Been Gone (1998)
5
4
Since You've Been Gone
R
5
4
Starring:
Jon Stewart, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jennifer Grey, Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, David Schwimmer, Joey Slotnick
Directed By:
14. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
7
5
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
PG
7
5

Three women are forced to abscond in their escape pod, after their space cruise liner is destroyed. Soon, a huge reward is announced for their safe return. When a salvage operator named Wolff comes to know about this, he decides to set out looking for them, hoping that he can use the reward money to solve his debt problems.

Role:
Niki
Starring:
Harold Ramis, Andrea Marcovicci, Ernie Hudson, Michael Ironside, Peter Strauss
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson
15. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
8
7
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
PG-13
8
7

Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a comedy thriller film which tells the story of a student named Leanne, who wants to give the farewell speech on her graduation ceremony. However, her history teacher seems to stand in the way, and therefore, Leanne considers murdering her.

Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Jeffrey Tambor, Katie Holmes, Lesley Ann Warren, Helen Mirren, Barry Watson
Directed By:
Kevin Williamson
16. The Pick-up Artist (1987)
7
5
The Pick-up Artist
PG-13
7
5

The Pick-Up Artist is a romantic comedy drama film which revolves around the story of Jack Jericho, a womanizing pick up artist who is smitten by Randy Jensen, a tour guide, who seems to have a retort for his every line. Though she isn’t very fond of him initially, things change when he tries to help her father, an alcoholic and compulsive gambler, who is in serious debt, and in trouble with some gangsters.   

Role:
Randy Jensen
Starring:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Lorraine Bracco, Robert Downey Jr., Christine Baranski, Danny Aiello, Dennis Hopper, Harvey Keitel
Directed By:
James Toback
17. Office Killer (1997)
5
4
Office Killer
R
5
4
Role:
Kim Poole
Starring:
Jeanne Tripplehorn, Carol Kane, Michael Imperioli, Barbara Sukowa
Directed By:
Cindy Sherman
18. Fresh Horses (1988)
5
5
Fresh Horses
PG-13
5
5
Role:
Jewel
Starring:
Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen, Andrew McCarthy, Patti D'Arbanville, Leon Russom
Directed By:
David Anspaugh
19. The Kissing Booth 3 (2021)
6
6
The Kissing Booth 3
13
6
6
Role:
Mrs. Flynn
20. Siberia (2018)
5
6
Siberia
R
5
6

Siberia is a romantic crime thriller film which tells the story of a man named Lucas Hill, who is in Russia with a colleague to sell some rare blue diamonds. Things however get complicated when his partner goes missing with the items. He begins to search for them, but things get ugly when he gets tangled in an obsessive love affair.

Role:
Gabby
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Veronica Ferres, Aleks Paunovic, Ana Ularu
Directed By:
Matthew Ross
21. Cut (2000)
3
5
Cut
R
3
5
Role:
Vanessa Turnbill / Chloe
Starring:
Kylie Minogue, Frank Roberts, Geoff Revell, Jessica Napier
Directed By:
Kimble Rendall
22. Jem and the Holograms (2015)
4
5
Jem and the Holograms
PG
4
5

Jem and the Holograms is a musical drama film which tells the story of a girl from a small town named Jerrica who becomes an overnight sensation, and reaches global stardom, after a recording of her goes viral on the internet. Upon learning that their talents are too special and should not be kept hidden, she forms a band with her sisters and sets out on a journey.

Role:
Aunt Bailey
Starring:
Jimmy Fallon, Eiza González, Juliette Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Alicia Keys, Dwayne Johnson, Hayley Kiyoko
Directed By:
Jon M. Chu
23. SPF-18 (2017)
2
5
SPF-18
PG-13
2
5
Role:
Linda Sanders
Starring:
Pamela Anderson, Goldie Hawn, Keanu Reeves, Bianca A. Santos
Directed By:
Alex Israel
24. Surviving (1985)
10
3
Surviving
10
3
Role:
Lonnie
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Len Cariou, River Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Zach Galligan
Directed By:
Waris Hussein
25. Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)
8
4
Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front
8
4
Starring:
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra
26. Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
7
4
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story
7
4
Role:
Alison Gertz
Starring:
Martin Landau, Lee Grant, Christopher Meloni, George Coe, Roxana Zal
Directed By:
Tom McLoughlin
27. Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
7
4
Wishin' and Hopin'
7
4
Role:
Madame Frechette
Starring:
Meat Loaf, Chevy Chase, Annabella Sciorra, Sosie Bacon, Danny Nucci
Directed By:
Colin Theys
28. Enfants de salaud (1996)
6
4
Enfants de salaud
6
4
Role:
Susan
Starring:
Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye, Jean Yanne, François Cluzet, Anémone
Directed By:
Tonie Marshall
29. The Big Time (2002)
6
4
The Big Time
6
4
Role:
Marion Powers
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Hendricks, Dylan Baker
Directed By:
Paris Barclay
30. In the Weeds (2000)
6
4
In the Weeds
R
6
4
Role:
Chloe
Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, Bridget Moynahan, Joshua Leonard
Directed By:
Michael Rauch
31. Tous les jours dimanche (1994)
5
4
Tous les jours dimanche
5
4
Role:
Janet Gifford
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Marie-France Pisier, Maurizio Nichetti, Susan Blakely
Directed By:
Jean-Charles Tacchella
32. Cowboy Up (2001)
5
4
Cowboy Up
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Connie
Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Daryl Hannah, Melinda Dillon, Marcus Thomas
Directed By:
Xavier Koller
33. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
4
4
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction
R
4
4
Starring:
Elizabeth McGovern, James Woods, Kyra Sedgwick, Melanie Griffith, Beau Bridges
34. P.K. and the Kid (1987)
4
4
P.K. and the Kid
PG-13
4
4
Role:
P.K. Bayette
Starring:
Esther Rolle, Alex Rocco, Charles Hallahan, Paul Le Mat, John DiSanti
Directed By:
Lou Lombardo
35. Twice Upon a Time (1998)
5
4
Twice Upon a Time
5
4
Role:
Beth Sager
Starring:
Shawnee Smith, George Newbern, Melora Walters, Michael Whaley
Directed By:
Thom Eberhardt
36. Kimberly (1999)
4
4
Kimberly
R
4
4
Starring:
Gabrielle Anwar, Sean Astin, Philippe Angers, Veronica Alicino
Directed By:
Frederic Golchan
37. Malicious (1995)
4
4
Malicious
R
4
4
Role:
Melissa Nelson
Starring:
John Vernon, Patrick McGaw, Mimi Kuzyk, Sarah Lassez
Directed By:
Ian Corson
38. Bad Night (2015)
4
4
Bad Night
4
4
Starring:
Owen H.M. Smith, Judy Marte, Julianna Guill, Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen
Directed By:
Chris Riedell, Nick Riedell
39. The Wives He Forgot (2006)
4
4
The Wives He Forgot
4
4
Role:
Charlotte Saint John
Starring:
Shannon Sturges, Ellen Dubin, Mark Humphrey, Maxim Roy
Directed By:
Mario Azzopardi
40. Requiem for Murder (1999)
4
4
Requiem for Murder
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Anne Winslow
Starring:
Chris Mulkey, Christopher Heyerdahl, Lynne Adams, Alan Fawcett
Directed By:
Douglas Jackson
41. Strike It Rich (1990)
4
4
Strike It Rich
PG
4
4
Role:
Cary
Starring:
John Gielgud, Jeffrey Robert, Robert Lindsay, Marianne Price, Willy Ross
Directed By:
James Scott
42. Face the Music (1993)
4
5
Face the Music
PG-13
4
5
Role:
Lisa Hunter
Starring:
Patrick Dempsey, Lysette Anthony, Rebecca Potok, Danny Green
Directed By:
Carol Wiseman
43. The Giving Tree (2000)
3
4
The Giving Tree
R
3
4
Role:
Penelope
Starring:
Christina Applegate, Justin Lazard, Johnathon Schaech, Moon Unit Zappa
Directed By:
Cameron Thor

TV Shows

Remember WENN
10
1
Remember WENN
10
1
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, John Ratzenberger, Jason Alexander, Christopher Murney, George Hall, Margaret Hall
Directed By:
Jill Mitwell, Chris Koch, Joanna Kerns, Bruce Leddy, Danny Leiner
Psych
28
5
Psych
TV-PG
28
5
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Carl Weathers, Bruce Campbell, Miguel Ferrer, Alan Ruck, Ralph Macchio, James Brolin
Directed By:
The Outer Limits
10
3
The Outer Limits
TV-PG
10
3
Starring:
John Amos, Daniel Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Jack Klugman, Joshua Jackson, Bonnie Bedelia, Charlton Heston
The $treet
7
3
The $treet
7
3
Starring:
Bridgette Wilson, Cote de Pablo, Bradley Cooper, Jennie Garth, Adam Goldberg, Jennifer Connelly, Peter Dinklage
Directed By:
Donna Deitch, Michael Dinner, David Hugh Jones
Tall Tales & Legends
7
3
Tall Tales & Legends
7
3
Starring:
Ed Asner, Martin Short, Charles Durning, Rob Reiner, Rebecca De Mornay, Claude Akins, Ed Begley Jr.
Directed By:
The Stand
13
5
The Stand
13
5
Role:
Frannie Goldsmith
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Jeff Goldblum, Kathy Bates, Ray Walston, Ossie Davis, Mike Lookinland, Sam Raimi
Directed By:
Mick Garris
Medium
11
5
Medium
TV-14
11
5
Starring:
Aida Turturro, Alexandra Breckenridge, Tracy Pollan, Kelly Preston, Sasha Pieterse, Eric Stoltz, David Arquette
The Facts of Life
7
3
The Facts of Life
TV-PG
7
3
Starring:
David Spade, Alan Autry, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jean Smart, Dick Van Patten, Cloris Leachman, George Clooney
Directed By:
Lee Lochhead, Judi Elterman, John Bowab, Jim Drake, Bob Claver
Odd Mom Out
6
3
Odd Mom Out
6
3
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Drew Barrymore, Wendy Williams, Blythe Danner, Stephanie March, Christine Taylor, Abby Elliott
Directed By:
Jeff Melman, John Fortenberry, Peter Lauer, Gail Lerner, Andrew Fleming
Riverdale
28
14
Riverdale
TV-14
28
14
Starring:
Cole Sprouse, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos, Marisol Nichols, K.J. Apa
Directed By:
Lee Toland Krieger, Rob Seidenglanz
Diff'rent Strokes
8
4
Diff'rent Strokes
TV-PG
8
4
Starring:
Kim Richards, Elinor Donahue, Milton Berle, Forest Whitaker, James Cromwell, Mary Ann Mobley, Kim Fields
Directed By:
Gerren Keith, Herbert Kenwith, Mel Ferber, Leslie H. Martinson, Selig Frank
Raising Expectations
5
3
Raising Expectations
5
3
Role:
Paige Wayney
Starring:
Jason Priestley, Luke Bilyk, Simon Cadel, Katie Douglas
Directed By:
Brian K. Roberts, Stefan Brogren, Warren P. Sonoda, James Allodi, Jesse Shamata
Townies
5
3
Townies
5
3
Role:
Carrie Donovan
Starring:
Lauren Graham, Jenna Elfman, Joseph D. Reitman, Bill Burr
Directed By:
Pamela Fryman
Baja (1995)
3
3
Baja
R
3
3
Role:
Bebe Stone
Starring:
Donal Logue, Michael A. Nickles, Chris Shearer, Nelson Lyon
Directed By:
Kurt Voss
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
5
6
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
TV-14
5
6
Starring:
Christian Serratos, Jennifer Coolidge, Rumer Willis, Bianca Lawson, Haylie Duff, Chaz Bono, Danica McKellar
Directed By:

Animation Movies

Titey (1998)
12
4
Titey
12
4
Role:
Anne Frank (voice)
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Jason Alexander, Robert Smigel
Directed By:
David Wachtenheim
Rainbow Brite
7
6
Rainbow Brite
7
6
Role:
Dark Princess
Starring:
Emily Osment, Marcus Toji, Mark C. Hanson, Alexandra Krosney
Directed By:
Evan Cooper, Jaime Velasquez

Special Appearance/Cameo

King Lear (1987)
8
7
King Lear
PG
8
7
Role:
Cordelia (uncredited)
Starring:
Jean-Luc Godard, Woody Allen, Julie Delpy, Freddy Buache
Directed By: