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The Best Melanie Griffith Movies

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List of the best Melanie Griffith movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Melanie Griffith has been acting since 1969, but it wasn't until she swapped her heels for sneakers in Working Girl in 1988 that she became a star. Melanie Griffith'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 Melanie Griffith movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Melanie Griffith movies will be at the top of the list. Melanie Griffith has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Melanie Griffith movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Melanie Griffith films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features films like Shining Through and Pacific Heights.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Melanie Griffith movies?" and "What are the greatest Melanie Griffith roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Melanie Griffith's rom-coms, you might also enjoy our list of best Alec Baldwin movies and best Antonio Banderas movies.

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    A Stranger Among Us

    Melanie Griffith, James Gandolfini
    A Stranger Among Us is a 1992 film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Melanie Griffith. It...  more
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    Working Girl

    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford
    Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike...  more

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    13

    Cherry 2000

    Melanie Griffith, Laurence Fishburne
    Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews....  more
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    Milk Money

    Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris
    Milk Money is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring...  more
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    Pacific Heights

    Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith
    Pacific Heights is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by...  more

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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte
    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and...  more
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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci
    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and...  more

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    Along for the Ride

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melanie Griffith
    Lulu McAfee (Melanie Griffith) lives in a San Francisco home for mentally ill adults. One day...  more
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    Cecil B. Demented

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith
    Cecil B. Demented is a 2000 American black comedy film written and directed by John Waters....  more
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    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg
    Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true...  more

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    Shadow of Doubt

    Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger
    Shadow of Doubt is a 1998 American independent mystery-thriller film directed by Randal...  more
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    Stuart Little 2

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis
    Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring...  more
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    Another Day in Paradise

    James Woods, Melanie Griffith
    Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 drama film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark...  more

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    Women & Men: Stories of Seduction

    James Woods, Melanie Griffith
    Women and Men: Stories of Seduction is a 1990 TV film Directed by Frederic Raphael, Tony...  more
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    47
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    The Drowning Pool

    Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith
    The Drowning Pool is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based...  more

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    Shining Through

    Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas
    Shining Through is a 1992 British-American World War II drama film, directed and written by...  more

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    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks
    The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American comedy-drama film adaptation of the...  more

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    The Milagro Beanfield War

    Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith
    The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the...  more
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    Crazy in Alabama

    Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf
    Crazy in Alabama is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Antonio Banderas, written by Mark...  more
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    Something Wild

    Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta
    Something Wild is a 1986 American action comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring...  more

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    Two Much

    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas
    Two Much is a 1995 romantic screwball comedy film based on Donald Westlake's novel of the same...  more
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    Shade

    Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx
    Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton,...  more
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    Nobody's Fool

    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman
    Nobody's Fool is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by...  more
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    Lolita

    Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith
    Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Adrian...  more

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    Joyride

    Melanie Griffith, Robert Carradine
    Joyride is a 1977 film directed by Joseph Ruben. The screenplay was written by Ruben and Peter...  more