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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.

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  • Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea without ...more
  • Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss (Melanie Griffith) goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland (Michael Douglas) just before World War II. As they ...more
  • Free-spirited Lulu (Melanie Griffith) sets her sights on uptight banker Charles (Jeff Daniels) for a little bit of fun. Their relationship starts off simple enough with a tryst and some modest ...more
  • RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross. It stars Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Roy Scheider and Liam Cunningham. The film depicts the ...more
  • Donald "Sully" Sullivan (Paul Newman) is an expert at avoiding adult responsibilities. At 60, he divides all his time between a local bar and the occasional construction job. When his estranged son, ...more
  • Three strong women -- Roberta Martin (Rosie O'Donnell), Samantha Albertson (Demi Moore) and Tina "Teeny" Tercell (Melanie Griffith) -- return home to reunite with their childhood friend Chrissy ...more
  • In the desert near Los Angeles, a beautiful woman named Allison Pond (Jennifer Connelly) is found murdered. A special investigative unit led by hard-edged detective Max Hoover (Nick Nolte) is brought ...more
  • A 10-year-old boy (Elijah Wood) spends a summer in the country with a childless couple (Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson) and a precocious girl.
  • Lulu McAfee (Melanie Griffith) lives in a San Francisco home for mentally ill adults. One day in June, she bolts for L.A. and contacts Ben Clifton (Patrick Swayze), an old flame, now unhappily ...more
  • The career and personal life of writer Lee (Kenneth Branagh) are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin (Judy Davis), and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His ...more
  • A New York policewoman (Melanie Griffith) enters the Hasidic community to investigate a diamond-robbery murder.
  • A scrap-metal tycoon (John Goodman) turned real-estate mogul pays a Washington newsman (Don Johnson) to educate his feisty girlfriend (Melanie Griffith).
  • Three young boys pool their money and pay V (Melanie Griffith), a kindhearted prostitute, to strip for them. Afterward, she drives them home to the suburbs -- but then her car breaks down. It's just ...more
  • Pacific Heights is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Daniel Pyne, and starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton. Griffith's real-life ...more
  • This trio of tales, based on classic short stories, chronicles the complicated relations between the sexes. In "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt," salesman Gerry (Beau Bridges) seduces train ...more
  • In the 1970s, teen Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) supports his drug habit and his girlfriend, Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), with petty crime. When one such job gets ugly, Bobbie looks to seasoned ...more
  • An insane action-comedy about a young lunatic director and his devoted cult of cinema terrorists who kidnap a movie goddess and force her to star in their underground movie. Vowing to punish the ...more
  • In the post-apocalyptic California of 2017, Sam Treadwell (David Andrews) manages a recycling plant. His companion is Cherry 2000 (Pamela Gidley), a lifelike robot who caters to his every need. When ...more
  • In 1965, eccentric Lucille Vinson (Melanie Griffith) murders her abusive husband, chops off his head and flees to Hollywood to pursue television fame. Back in her Alabama hometown, nephew Peejoe ...more
  • Brendan (Sean Bean) begins to work at a jazz joint in a seedy part of Newcastle, England, and soon develops a friendship with the establishment's seemingly ethical owner, Finney (Sting). Cosmo (Tommy ...more
  • Hard-nosed private investigator Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman), to distract himself from a rapidly deteriorating marriage, takes a case from an aging B-movie queen (Janet Ward) to locate her runaway ...more
  • The Grief Tourist is a 2011 drama and thriller film written by Frank John Hughes and directed by Suri Krishnamma.
  • In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine (Richard Bradford) has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all ...more
  • Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Adrian Lyne. It is the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name and stars Jeremy ...more
  • An unscrupulous con man, Art Dodge (Antonio Banderas) runs an ongoing scam that involves deceiving grieving widows. While working on a con, Art sets his sights on the beautiful Betty Kerner (Melanie ...more