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List of Nathan Lane Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Birdcage (1996)
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2
The Birdcage
R
11
2

Armand Goldman and his long-term partner Albert own the popular drag-club, ‘The Birdcage’, in Miami’s South Beach where Albert, a.k.a. drag-queen Starina is the main attraction. Armand’s son Val declares his intentions of marrying Barbara, daughter of conservative right-wing senator, John Keeley. When the Keeleys arrive to meet Val’s ‘family,’ the Goldmans pretend to be ‘straight,’ and end up creating chaos.

As:
Cast
Role:
Albert Goldman
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
5. Addams Family Values (1993)
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2
Addams Family Values
PG-13
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2

In this sequel to The Addams Family, Gomez and Morticia Addams have hired the nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, to take care of their infant son, Pubert, after many failed murder attempts by his older siblings, Wednesday and Pugsley. Unfortunately, Debbie is a serial killer who seduces Uncle Fester and wants to murder him for all the money. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
6. Frankie and Johnny (1991)
11
2
Frankie and Johnny
R
11
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:
Tim
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Nelligan, Hector Elizondo
8. Carrie Pilby (2016)
10
2
Carrie Pilby
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Petrov
Director:
Susan Johnson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jason Ritter, Gabriel Byrne, Colin O'Donoghue, Bel Powley
9. Mousehunt (1997)
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2
Mousehunt
PG
10
2

Brothers Ernie and Lars Smuntz inherit an old mansion after their father’s death. As they decide to restore the place and sell it, there is only one little problem – they first need to evict an old stubborn occupant of the mansion, a tiny mouse who refuses to leave. As they try to renovate the house, the mouse continues to foil their attempts. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ernie Smuntz
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin
10. The Producers (2005)
10
2
The Producers
PG-13
10
2

The Producers is a musical comedy drama film, which tells the story of Max Bialystock, a theatre producer, who pairs up with an accountant to raise a huge amount to produce a show that they are sure will flop. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Max Bialystock
Director:
Susan Stroman
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
11. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
10
2
Austin Powers in Goldmember
TV-14
10
2

The movie starts with super spy Austin Powers arresting Dr. Evil and foiling his plan to bring back the evil Goldmember. But when his father Nigel Powers is kidnapped, Austin travels back in time and teams up with Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Goldmember and Dr. Evil’s son Scott from destroying the world and save his father. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jay Roach
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime, Adventure
15. Stuart Little (1999)
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2
Stuart Little
PG
9
2

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
Role:
Snowbell (voice)
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
16. At First Sight (1999)
9
2
At First Sight
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Irwin Winkler
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Mira Sorvino, Val Kilmer, Steven Weber, Bruce Davison, Kelly McGillis
18. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
9
2
Joe Versus the Volcano
PG
9
2

Joe Banks, a hypochondriac tired of his dreary job, learns that he has only few days to live. Quitting his job, he accepts an offer to jump in a Pacific Island volcano as per the superstition of the natives. Traveling aboard a yacht, he falls for Captain Patricia as they survive adversities together. But can he forget his commitment to the volcano?

As:
Cast
Director:
John Patrick Shanley
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
19. Mirror Mirror (2012)
9
2
Mirror Mirror
PG
9
2

Adapted from Brother Grimm’s famous fairytale, the film focuses on Princess Snow White and her fight against her evil stepmother. One day, she sneaks out of the palace and while walking through the forest meets her prince charming, little knowing that her stepmother intends to marry him.  Will love triumph over evil designs of her stepmother?  

As:
Cast
Role:
Brighton
Director:
Tarsem Singh
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Sean Bean, Lily Collins, Mare Winningham, Armie Hammer, Jordan Prentice
20. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
9
2
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
PG-13
9
2

Through a contest, Rosalee, a small-town girl, wins a date with a male celebrity whom she idolizes. The date goes quite well, but things turn complicated when she realizes that her best friend is also in love with her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Levy the Driven
Director:
Robert Luketic
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
21. He Said, She Said (1991)
9
2
He Said, She Said
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wally Thurman
Director:
Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Bacon, Sharon Stone, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth Perkins
23. Isn't She Great (2000)
9
2
Isn't She Great
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Irving Mansfield
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce, Bette Midler
25. The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
7
1
The Nutcracker in 3D
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Genres:
Action, Family, Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Elle Fanning, Richard Philipps, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi
26. National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part Two - Perestroika (2017)
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3
National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part Two - Perestroika
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Cohn
Director:
Marianne Elliott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence
27. National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part One - Millennium Approaches (2017)
14
3
National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part One - Millennium Approaches
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Cohn
Director:
Marianne Elliott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough, Susan Brown
28. No Pay, Nudity (2016)
9
2
No Pay, Nudity
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herschel
Director:
Lee Wilkof
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gabriel Byrne, Frances Conroy, Donna Murphy, Zoe Perry
29. The 54th Annual Tony Awards (2000)
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2
The 54th Annual Tony Awards
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Special Guest
Director:
Paul Miller
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Rosie O'Donnell, Jayne Atkinson, Laura Benanti, Fred C. Adams
30. The Lemon Sisters (1989)
8
2
The Lemon Sisters
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joyce Chopra
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Aidan Quinn, Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Rubén Blades, Elliott Gould

TV Movie(s)

33. The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
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2
The Man Who Came to Dinner
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheridan Whiteside
Director:
Jay Sandrich, Jerry Zaks, Judy Kinberg
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Smart, Lewis J. Stadlen, Hank Stratton, Harriet Sansom Harris
38. Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)
10
2
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Max Prince
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Victor Garber, Saul Rubinek, Mark Linn-Baker, Dan Castellaneta

Animation(s)

The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King
G
Plot:

A young vulnerable lion cub prince is falsely led to believe by his evil uncle that he was responsible for his father’s death. He flees, but eventually return as an adult to claim his rightful place as the King. The movie was the highest grossing film of the year and also figures in the list of highest-grossing animated films of all time.

As:
Cast
Director:
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Musical, Family, Adventure, Drama, Animation
Timon & Pumbaa (1995)
Timon & Pumbaa
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Horne, Jeff DeGrandis, Eddy Houchins, Rob LaDuca, Mauro Casalese
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Billy West, Jim Belushi, Jim Cummings, Keith David, Thomas F. Wilson, Ernie Sabella
George and Martha (1999)
George and Martha
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Role:
George (27 episodes, 1999-2000)
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Andrea Martin, Robin Duke, Colin Mochrie, Seán Cullen
Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa (1996)
Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa
As:
Cast
Director:
Roberts Gannaway, Tony Craig, Jeff DeGrandis
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Corey Burton, Nancy Cartwright, Ernie Sabella
Titan A.E. (2000)
Titan A.E.
PG
Plot:

In not so distance future, the earth is attacked by a pure energy based alien race known as the Drej. Realizing the danger, a top scientist sends away his teenage son, secretly encoding a map to the Titan in a ring he gives to him. Now a young man, it falls upon him to find Titan and save the humanity from total destruction. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Preed (voice)
Director:
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello
Genres:
Animation, Family, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable (1995)
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable
As:
Cast
Role:
Timon (voice)
Director:
Bruce Morris
Genres:
Short, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Cam Clarke, Ernie Sabella
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Stuart Little 2
PG
Plot:

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
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Fantasy

TV Shows and Videos

One Saturday Morning (1997)
One Saturday Morning
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Maloney
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Rob Paulsen, C.J. Arabia
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987)
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Scardino, Arlene Sanford, Blair Brown, Jay Tarses, Steve Dubin
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Wesley Snipes, Victor Garber, Debra Jo Rupp, Samuel L. Jackson, Blair Brown, William Converse-Roberts, Allyn Ann McLerie
The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (2000)
The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure
E
As:
Cast
Role:
Timon (archiveFootage) (voice)
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, Ernie Sabella
Encore! Encore! (1998)
Encore! Encore!
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Pinoni (12 episodes, 1998-1999)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Plowright, James Patrick Stuart, Glenne Headly, Ernie Sabella
Unnatural Pursuits (1992)
Unnatural Pursuits
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Alan Bates, Keith Szarabajka, Tom Hickey, Richard Wilson
Timon and Pumbaa's Wild Adventure: Live and Learn (1997)
Timon and Pumbaa's Wild Adventure: Live and Learn
As:
Cast
Role:
Timon (voice)
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Ernie Sabella
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis Michener
Director:
Roxann Dawson, Sheree Folkson, Paco Cabezas
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Piper Perabo, Natalie Dormer, Dominic Sherwood, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis
Charlie Lawrence (2003)
Charlie Lawrence
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Charlie Lawrence (6 episodes, 2003)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Thomas Gibson, Anne Meara, Laurie Metcalf, Stephanie Faracy

Nathan Lane Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series 1999