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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

    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 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is commonly...  more

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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, Meshach Taylor, James Spader, G. W. Bailey, and Estelle Getty. Directed and written by Michael Gottlieb, the...  more

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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, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare...  more

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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 9, 2003. It is based on the romance novel by Pamela Wallace....  more
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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 Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who...  more

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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 Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald....  more
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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, Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Wallace Shawn, Stephen Geoffreys, John Heard, and Patrick Dempsey....  more
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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 Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Cliff Robertson, and is also the film debut of Andrew McCarthy, John...  more

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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 the same name. The film stars Andrew McCarthy as Clay, a college freshman returning home for Christmas...  more

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    Year of the Gun

    Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Year of the Gun is a 1991 American thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer and starred Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone and Valeria Golino....  more
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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 Alan Rudolph and former Washington Star reporter Randy Sue Coburn. Directed by Rudolph, it starred...  more
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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....
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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 man returning home to attend a wedding who hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank...  more
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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....  more
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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 written by Lee Wells, who adapted it from his novel of the same name. It stars Andrew McCarthy and Scott...  more
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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 Allan Moyle, and written by Tricia Fish. New Waterford Girl stars Liane Balaban as Agnes-Marie "Moonie"...  more
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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....  more
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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 the Southern U.S., whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save...  more
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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 sequel to the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie's with Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Terry Kiser...  more
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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 women and their Chinese mothers. Directed by Wayne Wang, the film is based on the eponymous 1989 novel by...  more

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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....  more
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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 written by Pete Dexter. It stars Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn,...  more
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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 directed by Betty Thomas, in her film directing debut....  more
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    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Waters

    The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's bestselling series of the same name. Set in the Spiderwick Estate...  more

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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 starring Andrew McCarthy and Stephen Mailer....  more