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The Best Andrew McCarthy Movies

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List of the best Andrew McCarthy movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Andrew McCarthy's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Andrew McCarthy movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Andrew McCarthy movies will be at the top of the list. Andrew McCarthy has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Andrew McCarthy movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Andrew McCarthy films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Andrew McCarthy role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Andrew McCarthy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list features films like New Waterford Girl and Quiet Days in Clichy.

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    Pretty in Pink
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    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in... more on Wikipedia

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    #1097 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#39 of 115 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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    Mannequin
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    Mannequin

    Kim Cattrall, James Spader

    Released1987

    Directed byMichael Gottlieb

    Mannequin is a 1987 romantic comedy fantasy film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall,... more on Wikipedia

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    #101 of 554 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#146 of 264 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals

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    St. Elmo's Fire
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    St. Elmo's Fire

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe

    Released1985

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Straight from the Heart
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    Straight from the Heart

    Andrew McCarthy, Teri Polo

    Released2003

    Directed byDavid S. Cass Sr.

    Straight from the Heart is a made-for-TV movie that premiered on Hallmark Channel on February... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Weekend at Bernie's
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    Weekend at Bernie's

    Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman

    Released1989

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted... more on Wikipedia
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    Heaven Help Us
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    Heaven Help Us

    Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Dinner

    Heaven Help Us is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #26 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#430 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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    Class
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    Class

    Rob Lowe, John Cusack

    Released1983

    Directed byLewis John Carlino

    Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    #238 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#470 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • 8
    The Joy Luck Club
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    The Joy Luck Club

    Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy

    Released1993

    Directed byWayne Wang

    The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American film about the relationships between Chinese-American... more on Wikipedia

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    #433 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#76 of 199 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

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    Mulholland Falls
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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

    Released1996

    Directed byLee Tamahori

    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Less Than Zero
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    Less Than Zero

    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released1987

    Directed byMarek Kanievska

    Less Than Zero is a 1987 American drama film very loosely based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of... more on Wikipedia

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    #58 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time#33 of 204 The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham

    Released1994

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle is a 1994 American film scripted by screenwriter/director... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Kansas
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    Kansas

    Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Stevens, David Stevens

    Kansas is a 1988 film starring Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy. It tells the story of a young... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Anything But Love
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    Anything But Love

    Andrew McCarthy, Cameron Bancroft

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Cary

    Anything But Love is a 2004 musical film directed by Robert Cary.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Stag
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    Stag

    Jerry Stiller, Andrew McCarthy

    Released1997

    Directed byGavin Wilding

    Stag is a 1997 American thriller film, directed by Gavin Wilding, made for HBO and later... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Weekend at Bernie's II
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    Weekend at Bernie's II

    Andrew McCarthy, Barry Bostwick

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert Klane

    Weekend at Bernie's II is a comedy film released in 1993 by TriStar Pictures and was the... more on Wikipedia

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    #35 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#692 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    New Waterford Girl
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    New Waterford Girl

    Andrew McCarthy, Cathy Moriarty

    Released1999

    Directed byAllan Moyle

    New Waterford Girl is a Canadian drama-comedy film, released in 1999. The film was directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Sight
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    The Sight

    Jason Isaacs, Edie Falco

    Released2000

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    The Sight is a 2000 mystery-thriller TV film written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Night of the Running Man
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    Night of the Running Man

    Andrew McCarthy, Scott Glenn

    Released1994

    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Night of the Running Man is a 1995 American crime thriller directed by Mark L. Lester and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Main Street
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    Main Street

    Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Doyle

    Main Street is a 2010 drama film about several residents of Durham, North Carolina, a city in... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Only You
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    Only You

    Helen Hunt, Kelly Preston

    Released1992

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    Only You is a 1992 film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kelly Preston, and Helen Hunt. The film was... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Heaven Must Wait
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    Heaven Must Wait

    Andrew McCarthy, Fiona Fullerton

    Released2002

    Directed byTom Reeve

    Heaven Must Wait is a 2001 drama film directed by Tom Reeve.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    The Christmas Tree
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    The Christmas Tree

    Andrew McCarthy, Colin Quinn

    Released1996

    Directed bySally Field

    The Christmas Tree is a 1996 ABC television film directed by Sally Field.

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    #58 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies#18 of 49 The Best '90s Christmas Movies

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    Fresh Horses
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    Fresh Horses

    Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Fresh Horses is a 1988 coming of age drama film directed by David Anspaugh, and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Getting In
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    Getting In

    Matthew Perry, Dave Chappelle

    Released1994

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Getting In, also known as Student Body, is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Doug Liman... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    The Good Guy
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    The Good Guy

    Alexis Bledel, Anna Chlumsky

    Released2009

    Directed byJulio DePietro

    The Good Guy is 2010 romantic comedy film written and directed by Julio DePietro .