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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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Working Girl Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike Nichols. It tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill, working in the mergers ...more

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Shining Through Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith Shining Through is a 1992 British-American World War II drama film, directed and written by David Seltzer and starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith, with Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson ...more

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Milk Money Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris, Anne Heche Milk Money is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris. It is about three suburban 11-year-old boys who find themselves ...more

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Something Wild Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Jeff Daniels Something Wild is a 1986 American action comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta. It was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes ...more

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Nobody's Fool Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith Nobody's Fool is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Richard Russo. It stars Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, ...more

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A Stranger Among Us Melanie Griffith, James Gandolfini, Mia Sara A Stranger Among Us is a 1992 film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Melanie Griffith. It tells the story of an undercover police officer's experiences in a Hasidic community. It was entered ...more

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Pacific Heights Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren 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 ...more

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Born Yesterday John Goodman, Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson Born Yesterday is a 1993 film based on Born Yesterday, a play by Garson Kanin. The film stars Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson. It was adapted by Douglas McGrath and directed by ...more

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Mulholland Falls Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and written by Pete Dexter. It stars Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, ...more

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Crazy in Alabama Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf, Dakota Johnson Crazy in Alabama is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Antonio Banderas, written by Mark Childress, and starring Melanie Griffith as an abused wife who heads to California to become a movie ...more

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Cherry 2000 Melanie Griffith, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Johnson Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews.

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Now and Then Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more

13 Pictures of Young Melanie Griffith

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Paradise Melanie Griffith, Elijah Wood, Don Johnson Paradise is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue. The original music score is composed by David Newman. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson play Lily and Ben Reed, a young ...more

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Along for the Ride Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze 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

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Cecil B. Demented Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Alicia Witt Cecil B. Demented is a 2000 American black comedy film written and directed by John Waters. The film stars Melanie Griffith as a snobby A-list Hollywood actress who is kidnapped by a band of ...more

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Lolita Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella 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 ...more

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RKO 281 Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich, Melanie Griffith 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 ...more

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Night Moves Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith Night Moves is a 1975 mystery thriller film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, and features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James ...more

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Celebrity Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

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Women & Men: Stories of Seduction James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Molly Ringwald Women and Men: Stories of Seduction is a 1990 TV film Directed by Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson and Ken Russell.

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Shadow of Doubt Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, John Ritter Shadow of Doubt is a 1998 American independent mystery-thriller film directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, and Huey Lewis.

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978. Mark Wahlberg ...more

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Buffalo Girls Liev Schreiber, Melanie Griffith, Anjelica Huston Buffalo Girls is a 1995 television film adapted from the 1990 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Directed by Rod Hardy, the film starred Gabriel Byrne, Anjelica Huston, and Melanie ...more

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Another Day in Paradise James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Peter Sarsgaard Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 drama film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark Pictures. It is based on the novel Another Day in Paradise written by Eddie Little. The movie won ...more

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The Grief Tourist Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Cudlitz The Grief Tourist is a 2011 drama and thriller film written by Frank John Hughes and directed by Suri Krishnamma.

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The Milagro Beanfield War Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith, Sônia Braga The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, the first book in a trilogy. It was directed by Robert Redford and the screenplay was ...more

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Stuart Little 2 Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki and the voices of Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Melanie ...more

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Two Much Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Daryl Hannah Two Much is a 1995 romantic screwball comedy film based on Donald Westlake's novel of the same name, and is also a remake of the 1984 French comedy film Le Jumeau, which was also based on ...more

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The Bonfire of the Vanities Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American comedy-drama film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, originally serialized in Rolling Stone. A critical and ...more

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Stormy Monday Sting, Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith Stormy Monday is the 1988 feature film debut of director Mike Figgis. Starring Sean Bean, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting and Melanie Griffith, it is an atmospheric, noirish thriller. The notable jazz ...more

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The Drowning Pool Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, Joanne Woodward The Drowning Pool is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based upon Ross Macdonald's novel The Drowning Pool. The film stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Anthony ...more

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Shade Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. The film follows a trio ...more

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

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The Harrad Experiment Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Tippi Hedren The Harrad Experiment is a film about a fictional school called Harrad College where the students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by ...more

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Tart Mischa Barton, Lacey Chabert, Melanie Griffith Tart is a 2001 coming of age film starring Dominique Swain, Bijou Phillips, and Brad Renfro.

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The Garden Melanie Griffith, Shaike Ophir, Zachi Noy

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Roar Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall Roar is a film starring real life married couple, Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall. In addition to starring in the film, Marshall also directed and wrote the film, producing it together with ...more

The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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One on One Melanie Griffith, Annette O'Toole, Robby Benson One on One is a 1977 drama film starring Robby Benson and Annette O'Toole. It was written by Benson and Jerry Segal, and shot on location in 1976 at Colorado State University. The film features ...more

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Happy End Rose Byrne, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Tilly Happy End is a 2003 French film written and directed by Amos Kollek. It stars Audrey Tautou, Justin Theroux, Jennifer Tilly and Jim Parsons.

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Smile Melanie Griffith, Bruce Dern, Annette O'Toole Smile is a 1975 satirical comedy-drama film directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Jerry Belson about a beauty pageant in Santa Rosa, California. It stars Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon ...more

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Fear City Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams Fear City is a 1984 American action-thriller directed by Abel Ferrara. The lead roles are played by Billy Dee Williams and Tom Berenger. In 2012 the film was released on Blu-ray by Shout!

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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Jenny McCarthy, Tim Curry, Kathy Griffin A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures is a 2010 Belgian/French animated film that's co-written and directed by Ben Stassen. The film was released on 4 August 2010 in Belgium, and on 11 August 2010 ...more

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Yellow Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta Yellow is a 2012 drama film written by Nick Cassavetes and Heather Wahlquist and directed by Nick Cassavetes.

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Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me Mary J. Blige, Melanie Griffith, Rita Moreno Happy to be Nappy and Other stories of Me is a 2004 documentary film written by Bell Hooks and directed by Michael Sporn.

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At 2:15 Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Adrian Paul At 2:15 is not yet released, it's an upcoming film.

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In the Spirit Melanie Griffith, Peter Falk, Marlo Thomas In the Spirit is a 1990 film starring Marlo Thomas and Elaine May, directed by noted acting coach Sandra Seacat, with a screenplay co-authored by May's daughter Jeannie Berlin and Laurie Jones, ...more

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Underground Aces is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Melanie Griffith Movies
Underground Aces Melanie Griffith, Nicky Katt, Dirk Benedict Underground Aces is a 1981 film directed by Robert Butler. It stars Dirk Benedict and Melanie Griffith.