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List of Patrick Dempsey Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Freedom Writers (2007)
24
7
Freedom Writers
PG-13
24
7

The Freedom Writers is a 2007 American drama film which is based on a book titled The Freedom Writers Diary. The film tells the story of a young teacher who inspires her students to learn tolerance as well as apply themselves and pursue education beyond high education. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Scott Casey
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Scott Glenn, April L. Hernandez
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
18
3
The Art of Racing in the Rain
PG
18
3

This romantic comedy drama sports film tells the story of Enzo, a golden retriever who comes to know that the methods which are used by his owner in the race track, can also be used in successfully navigating through the journey of life.    

As:
Producer
Director:
Simon Curtis
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
3. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
29
3
Can't Buy Me Love
PG-13
29
3

Ronald is a nerd, who is quite unpopular in college. In order to gain attention from the fellow students at his college, he approaches the most popular girl, and pays her a significant amount of money to be his girlfriend for a month.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ronald Miller
Director:
Steve Rash
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Courtney Gains, Amanda Peterson, Tina Caspary
4. Coupe de Ville (1990)
21
3
Coupe de Ville
PG-13
21
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert 'Bobby' Libner
Director:
Joe Roth
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Annabeth Gish, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern
6. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22
7
Bridget Jones's Baby
R
22
7

Bridget Jones, over forty years old and once again single, decides to embrace her single life and while attending a music festival has a one night stand with a dashing man called Jack.  Later she meets her ex husband, Mark and also spends a night with him. So, when she discovers that she is pregnant she cannot figure out who her child’s father is. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Sharon Maguire
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger, Emma Thompson, Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips
7. Outbreak (1995)
18
4
Outbreak
R
18
4

An African monkey carries a deadly virus into a small Californian town. Those infected, with only few hours in hand, have very little chance of survival. Dr. Sam Daniels, an army doctor struggling with his personal issues, now has very little time to find a cure. Moreover, the virus itself has a secret behind, which some want to protect.

As:
Cast
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
8. With Honors (1994)
14
3
With Honors
PG-13
14
3

Monty, a student at Harvard University, is convinced that his thesis will let him graduate with honors. However, things take a turn when a homeless man holds the papers hostage.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Everett
Director:
Alek Keshishian
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly, Josh Hamilton, Joe Pesci
9. The Emperor's Club (2002)
11
5
The Emperor's Club
PG-13
11
5

Mr Hundert is a teacher working at a boarding school for boys called Saint Benedict, where he is quite passionate about his profession. Things get complicated when he has a new student in his class, who is the son of a Senator.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Kline, Emile Davenport Hirsch, Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow
10. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
20
1
Sweet Home Alabama
PG-13
20
1

Even though Jake Perry and his wife Melanie Smooter are estranged, he still hopes for a reconciliation. Melanie wants to divorce and marry Andrew Hennings, a wealthy man. However, things don’t work out according to her plans, and she ends up falling in love with Jake once again. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Andrew Hennings
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
11. Made of Honor (2008)
26
2
Made of Honor
PG-13
26
2

Serial-dater, Tom Bailey. has been best friends with Hannah for years. When Hannah meets her Mr. Right in Scotsman Colin McMurray and informs Tom of her desire to marry him, Tom realizes he really loves Hannah. Tom now reaches Scotland to sabotage the wedding and win Hannah. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Paul Weiland
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sydney Pollack, Kevin Sussman, Chris Messina, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd
12. Loverboy (1989)
23
2
Loverboy
PG-13
23
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Randy Bodek
Director:
Joan Micklin Silver
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher, Kate Jackson, Robert Ginty, Nancy Valen
13. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
14
3
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
PG-13
14
3

Based on the Transformers toy line, the movie follows the last days of war between the rival groups Autobots and Decepticons. The third installment in the live-action Transformers film series, the movie grossed over $1 billion worldwide and was praised for the special effects, action scenes, scores, and 3D work. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dylan
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
14. Flypaper (2011)
12
5
Flypaper
12
5

Tripp Kennedy enters a bank at closing time when two separate teams of thieves simultaneously try to rob the bank. When a shootout erupts, Tripp, who is smitten with teller Kaitlin, protectively tackles her. Taken hostage along with others, Tripp notices many discrepancies, starts getting suspicious, and several dangerous twists and turns confirm that things are not what they appear to be.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Tripp
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Mekhi Phifer, Tim Blake Nelson, Ashley Judd, Matt Ryan
15. Run (1991)
15
2
Run
R
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Farrow
Director:
Geoff Burrowes
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson, James Kidnie
16. Some Girls (1988)
15
3
Some Girls
R
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley, Lila Kedrova, Lance Edwards
17. Happy Together (1989)
16
4
Happy Together
PG-13
16
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Christopher Wooden
Director:
Mel Damski
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Helen Slater, Dan Schneider, Kevin Hardesty
18. Mobsters (1991)
16
4
Mobsters
R
16
4

Mobsters is a crime drama film which revolves around four infamous gangsters Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and Frank Costello. The film shows how they begin their lives as members of youth gangs on the streets of New York, fighting and hustling while they also learn the rules of the street. They develop a strong friendship, and soon make their way into organized crime.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Karbelnikoff
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Christian Slater, Lara Flynn Boyle, F. Murray Abraham, Anthony Quinn, Costas Mandylor, Richard Grieco, Rodney Eastman
19. Valentine's Day (2010)
15
2
Valentine's Day
PG-13
15
2

A Valentine’s Day witnesses remarkable ups and downs in some intersecting relationships in Los Angeles. Married-for-many-years grandparents wither a crisis, a lady army officer chats for hours with a businessman co-passenger, a florist plans to propose to his school-teacher girlfriend who has inadvertently fallen for a married man, whereas a sports-reporter is assigned to cover ‘Valentine’s Day’ ……which holds many more twists. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Harrison Copeland
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
20. The Stuff (1985)
10
3
The Stuff
R
10
3

A sweet and addictive alien substance becomes quite popular in the US. However, things take an ugly turn when it starts to turn people into zombies.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Larry Cohen
Genres:
Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Paul Sorvino, Mira Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Abe Vigoda, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris
21. Scream 3 (2000)
14
4
Scream 3
R
14
4

In the third movie in the Scream film series, production of a horror film Stab 3 is under way when a new Ghostface appears and begins killing the cast of the film. Sydney, who is leading a secluded and protected life in California, is forced to come out because of these murders. In order to stop the murder, Sydney must deal with her past.

As:
Cast
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Mystery, Horror
22. The Postcard Killings (2018)
8
3
The Postcard Killings
Not
8
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jacob Kanon
Director:
Janusz Kaminski, Danis Tanovic
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Britt Robertson, Joachim Król, Steven Mackintosh
24. Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
9
3
Meatballs III: Summer Job
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rudy
Director:
George Mendeluk
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Al Waxman, Shannon Tweed, Sally Kellerman, Isabelle Mejias
26. In a Shallow Grave (1988)
11
3
In a Shallow Grave
R
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Potter Daventry
Director:
Kenneth Bowser
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Biehn, Maureen Mueller, Michael Beach, Thomas B. Mason
27. In the Mood (1987)
10
4
In the Mood
PG-13
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
Director:
Phil Alden Robinson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Carl Reiner, Michael Constantine, Beverly D'Angelo, Talia Balsam, Betty Jinnette
28. Shade (2006)
9
3
Shade
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Parker
Director:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Genres:
Short, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Philip Charles MacKenzie, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dean Weichel, Joan Siegal
29. Me and Will (1999)
9
3
Me and Will
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Fast Eddie
Director:
Sherrie Rose, Melissa Behr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Traci Lords, Jason Hall, Sherrie Rose, Bret Domrose
30. Ava's Magical Adventure (1998)
8
2
Ava's Magical Adventure
PG
8
2
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Patrick Dempsey, Rocky Parker
Genres:
Drama, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael J. Anderson, Priscilla Barnes, Timothy Bottoms, Kaye Ballard
32. Face the Music (1993)
11
1
Face the Music
PG-13
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Hunter
Director:
Carol Wiseman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Molly Ringwald, Lysette Anthony, Rebecca Potok, Danny Green
33. There's No Fish Food in Heaven (1998)
6
3
There's No Fish Food in Heaven
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
The Stranger
Director:
Eleanor Gaver
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Udo Kier, Debi Mazar, Téa Leoni, Fairuza Balk
35. The Treat (1998)
6
3
The Treat
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike
Director:
Jonathan Gems
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Alfred Molina, Michael York, Larry Drake, Georgina Cates, Pamela Gidley, Michael York

TV Movie(s)

1. Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
12
3
Iron Jawed Angels
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Katja von Garnier
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Carrie Snodgress, Vera Farmiga, Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor, Lois Smith
2. Lucky 7 (2003)
20
3
Lucky 7
PG-13
20
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Connor
Director:
Harry Winer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brad Rowe, Lochlyn Munro, Brian Markinson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
4. Jeremiah (1998)
15
2
Jeremiah
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeremiah
Director:
Harry Winer
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Oliver Reed, Leonor Varela, Vincent Regan, Klaus Maria Brandauer
5. Odd Jobs (1997)
10
4
Odd Jobs
10
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter O'Fallon
Star Cast:
Michael Ralph, Nia Peeples, Roxanne Beckford, Nathan Dana Aldrich
6. A Season in Purgatory (1996)
14
4
A Season in Purgatory
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Harrison Burns
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Edward Herrmann, Craig Sheffer, David Marshall Grant
7. Chestnut Hill (2001)
11
2
Chestnut Hill
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Eastman
Director:
Don Scardino
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hayden Panettiere, Tom Skerritt, Mary McDonnell, Steven W. Bailey, Meghan Black
8. Crime and Punishment (1998)
8
3
Crime and Punishment
PG-13
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rodya Raskolnikov
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Eddie Marsan, Julie Delpy, Lili Horváth
9. About a Boy (2003)
9
2
About a Boy
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Will
Director:
Ken Kwapis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marin Hinkle, Simone Gad, Max Kirsch, Houston Mack
11. The Player (1997)
8
2
The Player
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Griffin Mill
Director:
Mark Piznarski
Star Cast:
Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Parks, Ned Bellamy
12. For Better and for Worse (1993)
9
2
For Better and for Worse
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Faldo
Director:
Paolo Barzman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kelly Lynch, Gérard Rinaldi, Catherine Alcover, Paul Bandey
13. The Escape (1998)
7
2
The Escape
PG-13
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clayton
Director:
Stuart Gillard
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Colm Feore, Nathaniel DeVeaux, Brigitte Bako, Vincent Gale
14. Bloodknot (1995)
6
2
Bloodknot
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Jorge Montesi
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Allan Royal, Ashleigh Ann Wood, Krista Bridges

Animation(s)

Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted
PG
Plot:

Giselle, a beautiful maiden in the animated fairytale kingdom of Andalasia, is preparing for her marriage with handsome Prince Edward when evil Queen Narissa banishes her to the gritty world of New York City. She becomes conflicted about true love after developing feelings for Robert, a cynical divorced lawyer who helps her cope with the real world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Philip
Director:
Kevin Lima
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Romance, Musical, Comedy, Animation
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
TV-Y7
As:
Cast
Director:
Dan Riba
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Vanna White, Eve Plumb, Danica McKellar, Lou Albano, John Stocker, Harvey Atkin

TV Shows and Videos

Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans (2013)
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
John Watkin
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Dave B. Mitchell
Rebellion (2002)
Rebellion
As:
Cast
Role:
Tyler Rae
Director:
Ivan Sergei
Star Cast:
Pruitt Taylor Vince, Deborah Kellner, David Weiss
Devils (2020)
Devils
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Dominic Morgan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993)
J.F.K.: Reckless Youth
As:
Cast
Role:
John F. Kennedy
Director:
Harry Winer
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Robin Tunney, Loren Dean, Terry Kinney, Yolanda Jilot
Fast Times (1986)
Fast Times
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Damone
Director:
Amy Heckerling, Neal Israel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred Willard, Ray Walston, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Claudia Wells, James Nardini, Dean Cameron
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
As:
Cast
Role:
Pierre Arronax
Director:
Rod Hardy
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Mia Sara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Bryan Brown

Patrick Dempsey Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Dramatic TV Actor 2015
Winner Favorite Male TV Star 2008
Winner Favorite Male TV Star 2007