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List of Ricki Lake Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Business of Being Born (2008)
13
2
The Business of Being Born
13
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Abby Epstein
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Julia Barnett, Louann Brizendine, Mary Helen Ayres, Sylvie Blaustein, Michael Brodman
2. Hairspray (1988)
14
2
Hairspray
PG
14
2

This musical comedy drama film revolves around the story of an overweight teen who manages to win a spot on a popular teen dance show, after an audition.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Tracy Turnblad
Director:
Genres:
Music, Romance, Musical, Comedy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
3. Hairspray (2007)
15
2
Hairspray
PG
15
2

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
Director:
Adam Shankman
Genres:
Family, Drama, Music, Romance, Comedy, Musical
5. Working Girl (1988)
11
2
Working Girl
R
11
2

Hard working secretary Tess McGill gets upset as she discovers that boss Katherine Parker is about to pinch her idea. When Katherine suffers a broken leg, Tess poses as Katherine and uses her own idea to close a deal with help of investment-broker Jack Trainer. Both grow closer, but Tess is unaware that Jack is Katherine’s boyfriend. Soon, Katherine finds out everything.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
7. Serial Mom (1994)
12
2
Serial Mom
R
12
2

The satirical black comedy features a dedicated homemaker Beverly Sutphin, who leads a happy life with two teenaged children. But she insists on retaliating against any slight. The parking place-snatcher neighbor starts receiving obscene calls; the math teacher gets run over for criticizing her son. As homicides increase, police get wise on the killer and Beverly becomes media sensation as ‘Serial Mom.’ 

As:
Cast
Role:
Misty
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Comedy
8. Cry-Baby (1990)
11
2
Cry-Baby
PG-13
11
2

Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is a delinquent; but with a golden heart. Also the leader of the 1950s’ Baltimore subculture called the ‘drapes’, he is very popular with the girls for his ability to shed a single tear. Then he fall in love with a squire girl called Allison, causing heartburns, and jealous people around them conspire to keep them apart. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Traci Lords, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen
10. Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
11
2
Mrs. Winterbourne
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Connie Doyle
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brendan Fraser, Shirley MacLaine, Jane Krakowski, Loren Dean, Miguel Sandoval
11. Park (2006)
9
2
Park
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kurt Voelker
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Melanie Lynskey, Francesco Quinn, David Fenner, Maulik Pancholy
12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
10
2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
PG-13
10
2

Buffy Summers is a cheerleader and a popular girl in her school. She eventually comes to know that she belongs to a long line of vampire hunters. Now, she has to eradicate a nest of vampires in Los Angeles.   

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Fran Rubel Kuzui
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Horror
13. Cabin Boy (1994)
8
2
Cabin Boy
PG-13
8
2

Cabin Boy is a romantic adventure comedy film which tells the story of a foul-mouthed, snobbish and self-centered young man who is invited by his father to sail to Hawaii aboard the Queen Catherine. His life takes a turn when he instead winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat. Due to his arrogant and descipable behavior, things only get worse as he earns the wrath of the crew and they start considering him bad luck.

As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Resnick
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Alfred Molina, Jim Cummings, James Gammon, Chris Elliott, Brion James, Melora Walters
14. The In Crowd (1988)
10
2
The In Crowd
PG
10
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Mark Rosenthal
Genres:
History, Comedy, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Bruce Kirby, Jennifer Runyon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
15. Gemini (2017)
10
2
Gemini
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vanessa
Director:
Aaron Katz
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Zoë Kravitz, Lola Kirke, John Cho, Greta Lee
16. Starlight: A Musical Movie (1988)
9
2
Starlight: A Musical Movie
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Orin Wechsberg
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Kario Salem, Tichina Arnold, Jean Taylor, Kathryn Eames
17. Breastmilk (2014)
9
2
Breastmilk
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Dana Ben-Ari
Genres:
Drama, Documentary
18. Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)
8
2
Inside Monkey Zetterland
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jefery Levy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sofia Coppola, Patricia Arquette, Tate Donovan, Sandra Bernhard, Steve Antin
20. Skinner (1993)
8
2
Skinner
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kerry Tate
Director:
Ivan Nagy
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Traci Lords, Ted Raimi, Richard Schiff, David Warshofsky
21. Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum (2011)
5
1
Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Kelly
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rick Fox, Andy Richter, Rick Dees, Tony Baack

TV Movie(s)

1. Loving Leah (2009)
14
2
Loving Leah
TV-PG
14
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Jeff Bleckner
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Timothée Chalamet, Lauren Ambrose, Adam Kaufman, Susie Essman, Harris Yulin
3. The Middle (2007)
12
2
The Middle
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Koch
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bonita Friedericy, Ashley Devane, Amanda Arentsen, Rusty Burns
4. Babycakes (1989)
16
2
Babycakes
M
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Grace
Director:
Paul Schneider
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Benedict, Betty Buckley, Craig Sheffer, Nada Despotovich
6. The Chase (1991)
8
2
The Chase
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Ben Johnson, Barry Corbin, Robert Beltran, Casey Siemaszko,
7. Based on an Untrue Story (1993)
8
2
Based on an Untrue Story
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Velour
Director:
Jim Drake
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Greg Kinnear, Harvey Korman, Morgan Fairchild, Dan Hedaya, Victoria Jackson
8. Matters of Life & Dating (2007)
8
2
Matters of Life & Dating
TV-PG
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Linda Dackman
Director:
Peter Wellington
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography, Comedy
Star Cast:
Holly Robinson Peete, Dylan Neal, Rachael Harris, Gabriel Hogan

Animation(s)

Gravedale High (1990)
Gravedale High
TV-Y7
As:
Cast
Role:
Cleofatra (13 episodes, 1990)
Director:
Robert Alvarez, Oscar Dufau, Ray Patterson, Don Lusk, Paul Sommer
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Horror, Animation
Star Cast:
Sorrell Booke, Tim Curry, Rick Moranis, Phil Hartman, Barry Gordon, Shari Belafonte, Jackie Earle Haley

TV Shows and Videos

The Idiot Box (1991)
The Idiot Box
As:
Cast
Role:
Daughter (2 episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alex Winter, Danny Cooksey, Tom Stern, Lee Arenberg
Riders in the Sky (1991)
Riders in the Sky
TV-G
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Patrick Bristow, Michael Capellupo, Mindy Sterling, Riders in the Sky
The Ricki Lake Show (2012)
The Ricki Lake Show
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Hostess (118 episodes, 2012-2014)
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
William Dorfman, Maureen Hancock, Vanessa Bednar, Lauren Frances
Charm School with Ricki Lake (2009)
Charm School with Ricki Lake
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Headmistress (11 episodes, 2009)
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Anthony La La, Stryker, Ashley Klarich, Alison Arnold
Ricki Lake (1992)
Ricki Lake
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Hostess (42 episodes, 1992-2004)
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Michelle R. Callahan, Moniere, James Easter Bradford, Pepa