The Best Melissa Gilbert Movies

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List of the best Melissa Gilbert movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Melissa Gilbert'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 Melissa Gilbert movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Melissa Gilbert movies will be at the top of the list. Melissa Gilbert has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Melissa Gilbert movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Melissa Gilbert films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Melissa Gilbert role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Melissa Gilbert performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List ranges from Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. to Sylvester, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Melissa Gilbert movies?" and "What are the greatest Melissa Gilbert roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Melissa Gilbert have also been known to enjoy films starring Melissa Sue Anderson and Ricky Schroder.

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    • Released: 1983
  • Little House on the Prairie
    Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson
    20 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Michael Landon
    TV Movie - Series Pilot The Ingalls family travels from the Big Woods of Wisconsin, looking for more open and fertile land in Kansas. Along the way, their dog, Jack, gets washed away in the river. He shows up later. Their closest neighbor is Mr. Edwards, who helps them settle on the prairie. They celebrate Christmas. The family encounters Indians, and later on, a fire. At the end, they are told they settled in the wrong place and must move.
  • Thicker than Water

    Thicker than Water

    Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Nan Martin
    14 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: David S. Cass Sr.
    Thicker than Water is a television film starring Melissa Gilbert and Lindsay Wagner. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 23, 2005.
  • Sylvester
    Melissa Gilbert, Richard Farnsworth, Michael Schoeffling
    14 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Tim Hunter
    Sylvester is a 1985 film directed by Tim Hunter. It stars Richard Farnsworth and Melissa Gilbert. The movie was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1986.

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  • The Miracle Worker
    Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Diana Muldaur
    16 votes
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Paul Aaron
    The Miracle Worker is a 1979 television remake of the 1962 film with the same name. It is based on the life of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan's struggles to teach her. The 1979 film starred The Patty Duke Show actress Patty Duke as Annie Sullivan and also starred Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert as Helen Keller. It produced a TV sequel, Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues in 1984.

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  • Choices of the Heart
    Melissa Gilbert, Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell
    13 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Joseph Sargent
    Jean Donovan (Melissa Gilbert) is a missionary who willingly travels to El Salvador to aid the poor in the midst of a civil war. Donovan becomes a follower of Archbishop Oscar Romero (Rene Enriquez), who is a staunch opponent of the brutal military-controlled Salvadorian government. After Romero is assassinated, Donovan struggles with the decision to either stay in El Salvador and continue the life-saving work she began, or leave the increasingly dangerous country.