The Best Madonna Movies 

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List of the best Madonna movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Though she is best known for her pop hits like "Material Girl" and "Holiday," Madonna also has an impressive filmography. Madonna's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Madonna movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only her most highly rated films will be at the top. So if you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Madonna films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List contains films like Desperately Seeking Susan and Evita and answers the questions, "What are the best Madonna movies?" and "What are the greatest Madonna roles of all time?" And if you are a fan of singers who also act, you might enjoy our list the best Jennifer Lopez movies, as well.

Madonna has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Olivia Newton-John and Donna Summer in terms of fame and success.

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Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

Released: 1996

Directed by: Alan Parker

Evita is a 1996 American musical drama film based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical of the same name about Eva Perón. Directed by Alan Parker and written by Parker and Oliver ...more

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Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1992

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, John Turturro

Released: 1985

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna.

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Madonna, Stanley Tucci, John Mills

Released: 1987

Directed by: James Foley

Who's That Girl is a 1987 American romantic comedy film written by Andrew Smith and Ken Finkleman, and directed by James Foley. It stars Madonna and Griffin Dunne, and depicts the story of a ...more

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Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Warren Beatty

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Madonna, Julianne Moore, Willem Dafoe

Released: 1993

Directed by: Uli Edel

Body of Evidence is a 1993 American thriller film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and originally had the rare NC-17 rating. It was directed by Uli Edel and ...more

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Madonna, Harvey Keitel, Richard Belzer

Released: 1993

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Dangerous Game is a 1993 film directed by Abel Ferrara starring Madonna, Harvey Keitel and James Russo.
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Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris, Rupert Everett

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Schlesinger

The Next Best Thing is a 2000 American comedy-drama film, the final film directed by John Schlesinger. It stars Madonna, Rupert Everett, and Benjamin Bratt. It was a critical and commercial

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Madonna, Elizabeth Banks, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 2002

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna, Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. It was released by Screen Gems and produced by Matthew Vaughn. The ...more

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Stellan Skarsgård, James Brown, Kathryn Morris

Released: 2001

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Madonna, Steve Buscemi, Matt Dillon

Released: 1989

Directed by: Howard Brookner

Bloodhounds of Broadway is a 1989 film based on four Damon Runyon stories. It was directed by Howard Brookner and starred Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Anita Morris, Julie Hagerty, Rutger Hauer, ...more
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Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

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Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

Released: 1985

Directed by: Harold Becker

Vision Quest is a 1985 coming of age drama film starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, and Ronny Cox. It is based on Terry Davis' novel of the same name. Modine plays a Spokane high school ...more

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Madonna, Salma Hayek, Bruce Willis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Alexandre Rockwell, Quentin Tarantino, Allison Anders, Robert Rodriguez

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Madonna: Music Video Box Documentary

Released: 2004

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Madonna, Sean Penn, George Harrison

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jim Goddard

Shanghai Surprise is a 1986 British adventure comedy film starring then-newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna, produced by George Harrison's HandMade Films and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...more

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Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen

Released: 1992

Directed by: Woody Allen

Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Madonna, and Kenneth Mars. It was filmed on a ...more

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Madonna, Halle Berry, Quentin Tarantino

Released: 1996

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Madonna, David Bowie, Robert De Niro

Released: 2006

Directed by: Luc Besson

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Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Roseanne Barr

Released: 1995

Directed by: Paul Auster, Harvey Wang, Wayne Wang

Blue in the Face is a 1995 comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. It stars Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, Roseanne Barr, Michael J. Fox, Lily Tomlin, Mira Sorvino, Lou ...more

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Madonna, Jeremy Pattnosh, Ed Krakaur

Released: 1985

Directed by: Stephen Jon Lewicki

A Certain Sacrifice is a 1985 American drama film co-written and directed by Stephen Jon Lewicki and starring Madonna, Jeremy Pattnosh and Charles Kurtz. It was Madonna's first movie, filmed ...more
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Madonna: Wild Angel

Released: 2007

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Madonna: Name of the Game Willem Dafoe, Marlin Ciccone, Queerdonna

Released: 1993

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Madonna, Will Smith, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs

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