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Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst 

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List Rules Vote up the funniest, most heartwarming films written, directed, and/or produced by Nora Ephron.

Until her death in 2012, Nora Ephron was a prolific writer and filmmaker who produced many of the best romantic comedies of all time. The top Nora Ephron films feature complex characters finding love despite a variety of complicated obstacles. This is a list of the greatest Nora Ephron movies including everything from Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail to Julie & Julia and Bewitched.

What films will you find on this best Nora Ephron movie list? When Harry Met Sally has to be near the top. Nora Ephron received an Oscar nomination for writing the screenplay to this Rob Reiner directed film. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan played the title characters over the course of many years of love and friendship. Heartburn – starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep – is another good Nora Ephron film.

Ephron's movie You've Got Mail addressed love in the age of email. Other good films featured on this best Nora Ephron movies list include Julie & Julia, Lucky Numbers, and Hanging Up.

Do you have a favorite Nora Ephron film? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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When Harry Met Sally... ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

Screenwriter and Producer

When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

Director and Screenwriter

Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie

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Julie & Julia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef ...more

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Michael is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
John Travolta, Carla Gugino, Andie MacDowell

Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

Michael is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Nora Ephron. The film stars John Travolta as the Archangel Michael, who is sent to Earth to do various tasks. The cast includes Andie ...more

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Silkwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell

Screenwriter

Silkwood is a 1983 American drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen was inspired by the life of Karen Silkwood. In real life, it was vindicated in a ...more

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My Blue Heaven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis

Screenwriter and Producer

My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. This is the third film Steve Martin and Rick ...more

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Heartburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

Screenwriter

Heartburn is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels and Miloš Forman. The screenplay by Nora Ephron ...more
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Hanging Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow

Screenwriter and Producer

Hanging Up is a 2000 American comedy-drama film about a trio of sisters who bond over the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them were particularly close. This film ...more
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All I Wanna Do is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
All I Wanna Do

Producer

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Perfect Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis

Screenwriter

Perfect Gentlemen is a 1978 comedy crime drama film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Jackie Cooper, which was released on Mar 14, 1978.
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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

Bewitched is a 2005 American romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Columbia Pictures and is a re-imagining of the television series of the same name. The film was released in the United ...more

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Mixed Nuts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart

Director and Screenwriter

Mixed Nuts is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, based on the 1982 French comedy film, Le Père Noël est une ordure. Co-written by Ephron and her sister ...more
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The Super is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Joe Pesci, Madolyn Smith, Rubén Blades

Screenwriter 

The Super is a 1991 American comedy film starring Joe Pesci as a New York slum landlord sentenced to live in one of his own buildings until it is brought up to code. Screenwriter Nora Ephron ...more

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Cookie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Jerry Lewis, Joy Behar, Dianne Wiest

Screenwriter and Producer

Cookie is a 1989 comedy film released on August 23, 1989 by Warner Brothers.
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Lucky Numbers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Moore

Director and Producer

Lucky Numbers is a 2000 comedy film directed by Nora Ephron. The screenplay by Adam Resnick was inspired by the 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal.
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This Is My Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Carrie Fisher, Dan Aykroyd, Joy Behar

Director and Screenwriter

This Is My Life is a 1992 film that marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Nora Ephron. The screenplay, written by Ephron and her sister, Delia Ephron, is based on the book, This Is Your ...more