Every Nora Ephron Movie, Ranked Best to Worst

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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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  • You've Got Mail
    1
    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

  • When Harry Met Sally...
    2
    Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Rob Reiner

    Screenwriter and Producer

  • Sleepless in Seattle
    3
    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director and Screenwriter

  • Julie & Julia
    4
    Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

  • Silkwood
    5
    Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols

    Screenwriter

  • My Blue Heaven
    6
    Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Herbert Ross

    Screenwriter and Producer

  • Heartburn
    7
    Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Maureen Stapleton
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols

    Screenwriter

  • Michael
    8
    John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

  • Hanging Up
    9
    Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Diane Keaton

    Screenwriter and Producer

  • All I Wanna Do
    10

    All I Wanna Do

    Producer

  • The Super
    11
    Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, Madolyn Smith Osborne
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Rod Daniel

    Screenwriter 

  • Bewitched
    12
    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

  • Mixed Nuts
    13
    Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director and Screenwriter

  • Cookie
    14
    Jerry Lewis, Joy Behar, Dianne Wiest
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Susan Seidelman

    Screenwriter and Producer

  • Perfect Gentlemen
    15
    Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Jackie Cooper

    Screenwriter

  • Lucky Numbers
    16
    John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron
  • This Is My Life
    17
    Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, Gaby Hoffmann
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Nora Ephron

    Director and Screenwriter