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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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Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1988

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1992

Directed by: David Seltzer

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

Released: 1994

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

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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Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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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Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Benton

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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Melanie Griffith, James Gandolfini, Mia Sara

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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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Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Schlesinger

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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John Goodman, Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Luis Mandoki

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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Melanie Griffith, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Johnson

Released: 1987

Directed by: Steve De Jarnatt

Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews.

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Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich

Released: 1996

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

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

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Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf, Dakota Johnson

Released: 1999

Directed by: Antonio Banderas

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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Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lesli Linka Glatter

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

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Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Released: 1997

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Kaye

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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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Alicia Witt

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Waters

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 taken by a band of ...more
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Melanie Griffith, Elijah Wood, Don Johnson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Mary Agnes Donoghue

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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Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1999

Directed by: Benjamin Ross

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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Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1975

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ericson Core

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Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder

Released: 1998

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, John Ritter

Released: 1998

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Minkoff

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James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Peter Sarsgaard

Released: 1998

Directed by: Larry Clark

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James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ken Russell, Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson

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Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis

Released: 1990

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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