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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. 

Role:
Scott Casey
Starring:
Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Scott Glenn, April L. Hernandez
Directed By:
Richard LaGravenese
4. The Emperor's Club (2002)
11
4
The Emperor's Club
PG-13
11
4

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.

Starring:
Kevin Kline, Emile Davenport Hirsch, Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
6. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
14
6
Can't Buy Me Love
PG-13
14
6

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.

Role:
Ronald Miller
Starring:
Seth Green, Courtney Gains, Amanda Peterson, Tina Caspary
Directed By:
Steve Rash
7. With Honors (1994)
10
4
With Honors
PG-13
10
4

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.  

Role:
Everett
Starring:
Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly, Josh Hamilton, Joe Pesci
Directed By:
Alek Keshishian
8. Lucky 7 (2003)
9
4
Lucky 7
PG-13
9
4
Role:
Peter Connor
Starring:
Brad Rowe, Lochlyn Munro, Brian Markinson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Directed By:
Harry Winer
9. Outbreak (1995)
27
13
Outbreak
R
27
13

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.

Directed By:
Wolfgang Petersen
10. Coupe de Ville (1990)
8
4
Coupe de Ville
PG-13
8
4
Role:
Robert 'Bobby' Libner
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Annabeth Gish, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern
Directed By:
Joe Roth
11. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
18
9
Bridget Jones's Baby
R
18
9

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. 

Starring:
Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger, Emma Thompson, Joanna Scanlan, Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent
Directed By:
Sharon Maguire
12. Flypaper (2011)
13
6
Flypaper
13
6

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.

Role:
Tripp
Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Mekhi Phifer, Tim Blake Nelson, Ashley Judd, Matt Ryan
Directed By:
Rob Minkoff
13. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
61
37
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
PG-13
61
37

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. 

Role:
Dylan
Starring:
Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Leonard Nimoy
Directed By:
14. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
22
13
Sweet Home Alabama
PG-13
22
13

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. 

Role:
Andrew Hennings
Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Dakota Fanning, Melanie Lynskey, Jean Smart, Kevin Sussman, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen
Directed By:
Andy Tennant
15. Run (1991)
7
4
Run
R
7
4
Role:
Charlie Farrow
Starring:
Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson, James Kidnie
Directed By:
Geoff Burrowes
16. Loverboy (1989)
8
4
Loverboy
PG-13
8
4

Due to his rebellious attitude and lack of direction and work ethic, Randy’s father forces him to come back home from college, and get a job. He begins to work as a pizza delivery boy, but his earnings are not enough to fund college by himself. He soon gets acquainted with a middle-aged wealthy Italian woman, who begins to seduce him. They soon end up having an affair, and in exchange, Randy also receives expensive gifts of money and clothing. She also introduces him to other women who are in need of his ‘services’.

Role:
Randy Bodek
Starring:
Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher, Kate Jackson, Robert Ginty, Nancy Valen
Directed By:
Joan Micklin Silver
17. Mobsters (1991)
8
5
Mobsters
R
8
5

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.

Starring:
Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham, Anthony Quinn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Costas Mandylor, Richard Grieco, Rodney Eastman
Directed By:
Michael Karbelnikoff
18. Happy Together (1989)
6
4
Happy Together
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Christopher Wooden
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Helen Slater, Dan Schneider, Kevin Hardesty
Directed By:
Mel Damski
19. Made of Honor (2008)
15
10
Made of Honor
PG-13
15
10

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. 

Role:
Tom
Starring:
Sydney Pollack, Kevin Sussman, Chris Messina, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd
Directed By:
Paul Weiland
20. Valentine's Day (2010)
21
15
Valentine's Day
PG-13
21
15

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. 

Role:
Dr. Harrison Copeland
Starring:
Julia Roberts, Taylor Lautner, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts, Queen Latifah, Bradley Cooper
Directed By:
21. Some Girls (1988)
5
4
Some Girls
R
5
4
Role:
Michael
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley, Lila Kedrova, Lance Edwards
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
22. The Postcard Killings (2018)
6
5
The Postcard Killings
Not
6
5
Role:
Jacob Kanon
Starring:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Britt Robertson, Joachim Król, Steven Mackintosh
Directed By:
Janusz Kaminski, Danis Tanovic
23. Scream 3 (2000)
22
17
Scream 3
R
22
17

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.

Starring:
Neve Campbell, Jenny McCarthy, Roger Corman, Jason Mewes, David Arquette, Parker Posey, Patrick Warburton
Directed By:
Wes Craven
24. Hugo Pool (1997)
4
4
Hugo Pool
R
4
4
Starring:
Richard Lewis, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Downey Jr., Alyssa Milano, Sean Penn, Malcolm McDowell
Directed By:
Robert Downey Sr.
25. Berlin, I Love You (2018)
4
4
Berlin, I Love You
R
4
4
Starring:
Sibel Kekilli, Diego Luna, Mickey Rourke, Helen Mirren, Luke Wilson, Dianna Agron, Keira Knightley
26. Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
2
4
Meatballs III: Summer Job
R
2
4
Role:
Rudy
Starring:
Charles Durning, Al Waxman, Shannon Tweed, Sally Kellerman, Isabelle Mejias
Directed By:
George Mendeluk
27. Odd Jobs (1997)
8
3
Odd Jobs
8
3
Starring:
Michael Ralph, Nia Peeples, Roxanne Beckford, Nathan Dana Aldrich
Directed By:
Peter O'Fallon
28. Jeremiah (1998)
9
3
Jeremiah
9
3
Role:
Jeremiah
Starring:
Klaus Maria Brandauer, Oliver Reed, Leonor Varela, Vincent Regan
Directed By:
Harry Winer
29. Chestnut Hill (2001)
7
3
Chestnut Hill
7
3
Role:
Michael Eastman
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Hayden Panettiere, Mary McDonnell, Steven W. Bailey, Meghan Black
Directed By:
Don Scardino
30. A Season in Purgatory (1996)
9
3
A Season in Purgatory
9
3
Role:
Harrison Burns
Starring:
Bonnie Bedelia, Brian Dennehy, Edward Herrmann, Craig Sheffer, David Marshall Grant
Directed By:
David Greene
31. Shade (2006)
7
4
Shade
7
4
Role:
Paul Parker
Starring:
Philip Charles MacKenzie, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dean Weichel, Joan Siegal
Directed By:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
32. In the Mood (1987)
6
4
In the Mood
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
Starring:
Carl Reiner, Michael Constantine, Beverly D'Angelo, Talia Balsam, Betty Jinnette
Directed By:
Phil Alden Robinson
33. Crime and Punishment (1998)
7
4
Crime and Punishment
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Rodya Raskolnikov
Starring:
Ben Kingsley, Eddie Marsan, Julie Delpy, Lili Horváth
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
34. The Right to Remain Silent (1996)
5
4
The Right to Remain Silent
R
5
4
Role:
Tom Harris
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Amanda Plummer, LL Cool J, Carl Reiner, Colleen Camp, Penelope Branning
Directed By:
Hubert de La Bouillerie
35. In a Shallow Grave (1988)
5
4
In a Shallow Grave
R
5
4
Role:
Potter Daventry
Starring:
Michael Biehn, Maureen Mueller, Michael Beach, Thomas B. Mason
Directed By:
Kenneth Bowser
36. Ava's Magical Adventure (1998)
5
4
Ava's Magical Adventure
PG
5
4
Starring:
Michael J. Anderson, Priscilla Barnes, Timothy Bottoms, Kaye Ballard
Directed By:
Patrick Dempsey, Rocky Parker
37. The Player (1997)
5
4
The Player
5
4
Role:
Griffin Mill
Starring:
Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Parks, Ned Bellamy
Directed By:
Mark Piznarski
38. About a Boy (2003)
6
4
About a Boy
6
4
Role:
Will
Starring:
Marin Hinkle, Simone Gad, Max Kirsch, Houston Mack
Directed By:
Ken Kwapis
39. Denial (1998)
5
4
Denial
R
5
4
Role:
Sam
Starring:
Angie Everhart, Christine Taylor, Jessica Capshaw, Jason Alexander, Leah Lail, Jonathan Silverman
Directed By:
Adam Rifkin
40. Me and Will (1999)
4
4
Me and Will
R
4
4
Role:
Fast Eddie
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Traci Lords, Jason Hall, Sherrie Rose, Bret Domrose
Directed By:
Sherrie Rose, Melissa Behr
41. For Better and for Worse (1993)
3
4
For Better and for Worse
PG
3
4
Role:
Robert Faldo
Starring:
Kelly Lynch, Gérard Rinaldi, Catherine Alcover, Paul Bandey
Directed By:
Paolo Barzman
42. Face the Music (1993)
3
4
Face the Music
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Charlie Hunter
Starring:
Molly Ringwald, Lysette Anthony, Rebecca Potok, Danny Green
Directed By:
Carol Wiseman
43. The Escape (1998)
3
4
The Escape
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Clayton
Starring:
Colm Feore, Nathaniel DeVeaux, Brigitte Bako, Vincent Gale
Directed By:
Stuart Gillard
44. Bank Robber (1993)
3
4
Bank Robber
R
3
4
Role:
Billy
Starring:
Lisa Bonet, Mariska Hargitay, Forest Whitaker, Judge Reinhold, Olivia d'Abo
Directed By:
Nick Mead
45. Bloodknot (1995)
3
4
Bloodknot
R
3
4
Role:
Tom
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Allan Royal, Ashleigh Ann Wood, Krista Bridges
Directed By:
Jorge Montesi
46. There's No Fish Food in Heaven (1998)
3
4
There's No Fish Food in Heaven
R
3
4
Role:
The Stranger
Starring:
Udo Kier, Noah Taylor, Debi Mazar, Téa Leoni, Fairuza Balk
Directed By:
Eleanor Gaver
47. The Treat (1998)
2
4
The Treat
R
2
4
Role:
Mike
Starring:
Daniel Baldwin, Michael York, Alfred Molina, Larry Drake, Georgina Cates, Pamela Gidley, Michael York
Directed By:
Jonathan Gems

Director

Ava's Magical Adventure (1998)
9
6
Ava's Magical Adventure
PG
9
6
Starring:
Michael J. Anderson, Priscilla Barnes, Timothy Bottoms, Kaye Ballard
Directed By:
Patrick Dempsey, Rocky Parker

Animation Movies

Enchanted (2007)
18
8
Enchanted
PG
18
8

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.

Role:
Robert Philip
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Julie Andrews, Timothy Spall
Directed By:
Kevin Lima
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
6
3
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
TV-Y7
6
3
Starring:
Danica McKellar, Vanna White, Eve Plumb, Lou Albano, John Stocker, Harvey Atkin
Directed By:
Dan Riba
Brother Bear 2 (2006)
6
4
Brother Bear 2
G
6
4
Role:
Kenai (voice)
Starring:
Jim Cummings, Mandy Moore, Wanda Sykes, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rick Moranis, Jeremy Suarez
Directed By:
Ben Gluck

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Stuff (1985)
9
6
The Stuff
R
9
6

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.

Role:
Underground Stuff Buyer #2 (uncredited)
Starring:
Michael Moriarty, Mira Sorvino, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Abe Vigoda, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris
Directed By:
Larry Cohen

TV Shows

Disneyland
9
2
Disneyland
9
2
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Jeff Bridges, Ron Howard, Scott Bakula, John Banner, Elsa Lanchester, Jodie Foster
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
8
2
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
8
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Dave B. Mitchell
Directed By:
John Watkin
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
8
2
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
8
2
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Elisabeth Shue, Lauren Bacall, Lou Diamond Phillips, Teri Garr, Anthony Edwards, Gavin MacLeod
Directed By:
Burt Brinckerhoff, David Shaughnessy
Rebellion (2002)
8
2
Rebellion
8
2
Role:
Tyler Rae
Starring:
Pruitt Taylor Vince, Deborah Kellner, David Weiss
Directed By:
Ivan Sergei
Once and Again
8
2
Once and Again
8
2
Starring:
Evan Rachel Wood, Leighton Meester, Ally Sheedy, Lizzy Caplan, Eric Stoltz, Adam Brody, Ashley Tisdale
Directed By:
The Practice
9
3
The Practice
9
3
Starring:
James Spader, Laz Alonso, Christopher Reeve, James Whitmore, Viola Davis, Adam Goldberg, William Shatner
Directed By:
Dennis Smith, Jeannot Szwarc, Christina Musrey, Arvin Brown, Dwight H. Little
Will & Grace
16
6
Will & Grace
TV-14
16
6
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Taye Diggs, Nick Offerman, John Slattery, Sara Gilbert, Victor Garber, Jennifer Lopez
Directed By:
James Burrows
Devils
7
3
Devils
TV-14
7
3
Role:
Dominic Morgan
Starring:
Lars Mikkelsen
Karen Sisco
6
3
Karen Sisco
6
3
Starring:
Jennette McCurdy, Frank Grillo, Danny DeVito, Marley Shelton, Rhea Perlman, Carla Gugino, Gary Cole
Directed By:
Michael Dinner
Private Practice
10
5
Private Practice
10
5
Starring:
Stephen Amell, Alex Kingston, Benjamin Bratt, Melissa McCarthy, David Mazouz, Paula Malcomson, Abigail Spencer
Directed By:
J.F.K.: Reckless Youth
5
3
J.F.K.: Reckless Youth
5
3
Role:
John F. Kennedy
Starring:
Robin Tunney, Loren Dean, Terry Kinney, Yolanda Jilot
Directed By:
Harry Winer
Blonde
5
3
Blonde
5
3
Starring:
Emily Browning, Ann-Margret, Jensen Ackles, Kirstie Alley, Richard Roxburgh, Eric Bogosian, Titus Welliver
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
4
3
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
4
3
Role:
Pierre Arronax
Starring:
Mia Sara, Michael Caine, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Bryan Brown
Directed By:
Rod Hardy
Fast Times
4
3
Fast Times
4
3
Role:
Mike Damone
Starring:
Ray Walston, Fred Willard, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Claudia Wells, James Nardini, Dean Cameron
Directed By:
Amy Heckerling, Neal Israel

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