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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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  • 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.  ...more
  • 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.
  • Thicker than Water is a television film starring Melissa Gilbert and Lindsay Wagner. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 23, 2005.
  • 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 ...more
  • Killer Instinct, released on video as Deadly Observation, is a 1988 television film directed by Waris Hussein.
  • Lisa Picard is Famous, also known as Famous, is a 2000 comedy-drama film directed by Griffin Dunne and written by Nat DeWolf & Laura Kirk. The film stars Kirk, DeWolf, Dunne, Daniel London, and a ...more
  • Safe Harbour, also known as Danielle Steel's Safe Harbour, is a 2007 direct-to-video film directed by Bill Corcoran, based upon the 2003 novel of the same name by Danielle Steel.
  • The Soul Collector is a 1999 Christian television movie. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment announced The Soul Collector on DVD.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank is a television film produced in 1980, originally aired on NBC. Like the 1959 film, the screenplay was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and directed by Boris ...more
  • Family Secrets is a 1984 television movie directed by Jack Hofsiss and starring Maureen Stapleton, Melissa Gilbert and Stefanie Powers. It is about three generations of women in the same family and ...more
  • 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), ...more
  • Splendor in the Grass is a 1981 television film directed by Richard C. Sarafian. The film is a remake of the 1961 film of the same name, written by William Inge and starring Natalie Wood and Warren ...more
  • Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife is a 1987 television film directed by Paul Wendkos. The film received generally negative reviews.
  • The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story, also released as Seeds of Deception, is a 1994 television film directed by Arlene Sanford. The film is based on the true story of Cecil Jacobson, who used ...more
  • In this real-life inspired story, pregnant strangers Sarah (Melissa Gilbert) and Linda (Rosanna Arquette) have their children at roughly the same time, but their newborns are accidentally switched at ...more
  • A Family of Strangers is a 1993 TV movie written by William Gough, Anna Sandor and directed by Sheldon Larry.
  • Nutcracker Fantasy is a Japanese-American stop motion animated film produced by Sanrio, very loosely based on Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker and E.T.A. Hoffman's story The Nutcracker and the ...more
  • Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, also released as Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, is a 2003 television film directed by Joyce Chopra. The film is based on the 2001 novel of ...more
  • Cries from the Heart is a 1994 American drama film directed by Michael Switzer. A young autistic boy who has trouble with verbalization but a real talent for technology, uses a computer to plead for ...more
  • Forbidden Nights is a 1990 television film directed by Waris Hussein. The film is based on the article The Rocky Course of Love in China, written by Judith Shapiro. The film was shot in Hong Kong and ...more
  • Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A., also released as The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle, is a 1977 television film directed by Jud Taylor.