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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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  • Working Girl1
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    Working Girl

    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford

    Released1988

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Mulholland Falls2
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    12

    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

    Released1996

    Directed byLee Tamahori

    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and... more on Wikipedia
  • Now and Then3
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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Shining Through4
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    Shining Through

    Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byDavid Seltzer

    Shining Through is a 1992 British-American World War II drama film, directed and written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Milk Money5
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    Milk Money

    Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    Milk Money is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Nobody's Fool6
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    Nobody's Fool

    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Benton

    Nobody's Fool is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Women & Men: Stories of Seduction7
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    Women & Men: Stories of Seduction

    James Woods, Melanie Griffith

    Released1991

    Directed byKen Russell, Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson

    Women and Men: Stories of Seduction is a 1990 TV film Directed by Frederic Raphael, Tony...Amazon_watch buy button
  • A Stranger Among Us8
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    A Stranger Among Us

    Melanie Griffith, James Gandolfini

    Released1992

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    A Stranger Among Us is a 1992 film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Melanie Griffith. It... more on Wikipedia
  • Born Yesterday9
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    Born Yesterday

    John Goodman, Melanie Griffith

    Released1993

    Directed byLuis Mandoki

    Born Yesterday is a 1993 film based on Born Yesterday, a play by Garson Kanin. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pacific Heights10
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    Pacific Heights

    Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Pacific Heights is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities11
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    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks

    Released1990

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • Cherry 200012
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    Cherry 2000

    Melanie Griffith, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1987

    Directed bySteve De Jarnatt

    Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews.
  • Crazy in Alabama13
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    Crazy in Alabama

    Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf

    Released1999

    Directed byAntonio Banderas

    Crazy in Alabama is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Antonio Banderas, written by Mark... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Milagro Beanfield War14
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    The Milagro Beanfield War

    Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Something Wild15
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    Something Wild

    Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta

    Released1986

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Something Wild is a 1986 American action comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • Two Much16
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    Two Much

    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas

    Released1996

    Directed byFernando Trueba

    Two Much is a 1995 romantic screwball comedy film based on Donald Westlake's novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • Shade17
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    Shade

    Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx

    Released2003

    Directed byDamian Nieman

    Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton,... more on Wikipedia
  • Lolita18
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    Lolita

    Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith

    Released1997

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Adrian... more on Wikipedia

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  • Along for the Ride19
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    Along for the Ride

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melanie Griffith

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Kaye

    Lulu McAfee (Melanie Griffith) lives in a San Francisco home for mentally ill adults. One day... more on Wikipedia
  • Cecil B. Demented20
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    Cecil B. Demented

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Waters

    Cecil B. Demented is a 2000 American black comedy film written and directed by John Waters.... more on Wikipedia
  • Joyride21
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    Joyride

    Melanie Griffith, Robert Carradine

    Released1977

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    Joyride is a 1977 film directed by Joseph Ruben. The screenplay was written by Ruben and Peter... more on Wikipedia
  • Night Moves22
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    Night Moves

    Gene Hackman, James Woods

    Released1975

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Night Moves is a 1975 mystery thriller film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Shadow of Doubt23
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    Shadow of Doubt

    Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger

    Released1998

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Shadow of Doubt is a 1998 American independent mystery-thriller film directed by Randal... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Invincible24
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    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2006

    Directed byEricson Core

    Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true... more on Wikipedia

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  • RKO 28125
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    RKO 281

    Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich

    Released1999

    Directed byBenjamin Ross

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