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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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Melissa Gilbert

Released: 1983

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Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson

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 ...more
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Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Melissa Gilbert, Eileen Brennan, Talia Shire

Released: 1987

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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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Melissa Gilbert, Richard Farnsworth, Michael Schoeffling

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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Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Diana Muldaur

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 ...more

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Diana Rigg, Melissa Gilbert, David Warner

Released: 1995

Directed by: Richard A. Colla

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Helen Hunt, Martin Sheen, Melissa Gilbert

Released: 1983

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Choices of the Heart is an American made-for-television drama film based on the lives of Jean Donovan, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and three American religious sisters who were killed in El ...more
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Thicker than Water Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Nan Martin

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.
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James Spader, Melissa Gilbert, Stefanie Powers

Released: 1984

Directed by: Jack Hofsiss

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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Melissa Gilbert, Liana Liberato, Katie Walder

Released: 2007

Directed by: Bill Corcoran

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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Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen, Carrie Fisher

Released: 2000

Directed by: Griffin Dunne

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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Hilary Duff, Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Scott

The Soul Collector is a 1999 Christian television movie. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment announced The Soul Collector on DVD.
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Melissa Gilbert, Ned Beatty

Released: 1981

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

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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Killer Instinct Woody Harrelson, Melissa Gilbert, Kevin Conroy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Waris Hussein

Killer Instinct, released on video as Deadly Observation, is a 1988 television film directed by Waris Hussein.
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Undesirable Melissa Gilbert, Matthew Lawrence, Michael Gross

Released: 1992

Directed by: Michael Switzer

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Melissa Gilbert, Doris Roberts, Joan Plowright

Released: 1980

Directed by: Boris Sagal

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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Melissa Gilbert, Rosanna Arquette, James McCaffrey

Released: 1999

Directed by: Douglas Barr

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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Melissa Gilbert, Matthew Lawrence, Tim Matheson

Released: 1990

Directed by: Michael Pressman

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A Family of Strangers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melissa Gilbert Movies
A Family of Strangers William Shatner, Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke

Released: 1993

Directed by: Sheldon Larry

A Family of Strangers is a 1993 TV movie written by William Gough, Anna Sandor and directed by Sheldon Larry.
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The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story Melissa Gilbert, George Dzundza, Tom Verica

Released: 1994

Directed by: Arlene Sanford

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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Kurt Russell, Melissa Gilbert

Released: 1977

Directed by: Jud Taylor

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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Forbidden Nights Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Robin Shou

Released: 1990

Directed by: Waris Hussein

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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Cries from the Heart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melissa Gilbert Movies
Cries from the Heart Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Shelley Morrison

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Switzer

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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Christopher Lee, Melissa Gilbert, Eva Gabor

Released: 1979

Directed by: Takeo Nakamura

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

Released: 2003

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

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