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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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Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson 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 ...more

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Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Melissa Gilbert, Eileen Brennan, Talia Shire Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife is a 1987 television film directed by Paul Wendkos. The film received generally negative reviews.

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Sylvester Melissa Gilbert, Richard Farnsworth, Michael Schoeffling 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 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

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Thicker than Water Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Nan Martin Thicker than Water is a television film starring Melissa Gilbert and Lindsay Wagner. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 23, 2005.

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Choices of the Heart Helen Hunt, Martin Sheen, Melissa Gilbert Choices of the Heart is an award-winning television movie based on the lives of Jean Donovan, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the three other churchwomen who were killed in El Salvador during their ...more

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Danielle Steel's Zoya Diana Rigg, Melissa Gilbert, David Warner

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Family Secrets James Spader, Melissa Gilbert, Stefanie Powers 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 ...more

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The Soul Collector Hilary Duff, Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood The Soul Collector is a 1999 Christian television movie. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment announced The Soul Collector on DVD.

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Safe Harbour Melissa Gilbert, Liana Liberato, Katie Walder 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.

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Killer Instinct Woody Harrelson, Melissa Gilbert, Kevin Conroy Killer Instinct, released on video as Deadly Observation, is a 1988 television film directed by Waris Hussein.

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Lisa Picard Is Famous Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen, Carrie Fisher 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, ...more

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Splendor in the Grass Michelle Pfeiffer, Melissa Gilbert, Ned Beatty 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 ...more

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A Family of Strangers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melissa Gilbert Movies
A Family of Strangers William Shatner, Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke A Family of Strangers is a 1993 TV movie written by William Gough, Anna Sandor and directed by Sheldon Larry.

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Mistaken Identity Melissa Gilbert, Rosanna Arquette, James McCaffrey Switched at Birth, American television drama movie, released in 1999 by Alexander/Enright & Associates and Carlton America. The movie was filmed in Newberg, Oregon and Portland, Oregon.

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The Diary of Anne Frank Melissa Gilbert, Doris Roberts, Joan Plowright 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 ...more

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Joshua's Heart Melissa Gilbert, Matthew Lawrence, Tim Matheson

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The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story Melissa Gilbert, George Dzundza, Tom Verica 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 ...more

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Forbidden Nights Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Robin Shou 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 ...more

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Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. Kurt Russell, Melissa Gilbert Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A., also released as The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle, is a 1977 television film directed by Jud Taylor.

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Undesirable Melissa Gilbert, Matthew Lawrence, Michael Gross

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Heart of the Storm Melissa Gilbert, Tom Cavanagh, Marcus Lyle Brown Heart of the Storm is a 2004 television film starring Melissa Gilbert and Thomas Cavanagh. It is about a prison break during a hurricane. Three convicts named Tad, Juke, and the leader Simpson, ...more

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Nutcracker Fantasy Christopher Lee, Melissa Gilbert, Eva Gabor 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 ...more

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Hollywood Wives: The New Generation Farrah Fawcett, Melissa Gilbert, Kandyse McClure 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 ...more

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Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Gilbert, Kenneth Welsh Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story is a 1993 television film directed by Bill Corcoran. The film, which is based upon the true story of Shari Karney, garnered generally positive reviews. ...more

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Cries from the Heart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Melissa Gilbert Movies
Cries from the Heart Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Shelley Morrison Cries from the Heart is a 1994 American television film directed by Michael Switzer and starring Patty Duke and Melissa Gilbert, who had co-starred together in three prior films.

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Choices Jacqueline Bissett, Melissa Gilbert, George C. Scott Choices is a 1986 television film directed by David Lowell Rich.