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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich
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, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Johnson
Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews.

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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

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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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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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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 taken by a band of ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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