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The Best Meredith Baxter Movies

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

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

Darkness Before Dawn and Mickey's 60th Birthday are included on this list.

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    A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

    Meredith Baxter, Kelli Williams

    Released1992

    Directed byDick Lowry

    A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story is a 1992 film directed by Dick Lowry....  more
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    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl...  more

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    Little Women

    William Shatner, Susan Dey

    Released1978

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

    Little Women is a 1978 romantic family drama television film directed by David Lowell Rich and based upon Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Suzanne Clauser....  more
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    Kate's Secret

    Ed Asner, Mackenzie Phillips

    Released1986

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    Kate's Secret is a 1986 television film starring Meredith Baxter Birney, Ben Masters, Tracy Nelson, and Edward Asner. The film's plot, about a seemingly "perfect" suburban housewife and mother who is...  more
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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter

    Released2001

    Directed byCarl Schenkel

    Murder on the Orient Express is a 2001 made-for-television movie, based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, featuring Hercule Poirot. This version is set in the present...  more
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    Darkness Before Dawn

    Kirsten Dunst, Meredith Baxter

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Patterson

    Darkness Before Dawn is a 1993 film directed by John Tiffen Patterson....  more
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    The Rape of Richard Beck

    Meredith Baxter, Joanna Kerns

    Released1985

    Directed byKaren Arthur

    The Rape of Richard Beck is a 1985 American television movie....  more
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    For the Love of Aaron

    Meredith Baxter, Joanna Gleason

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Kent Harrison

    For the Love of Aaron is a 1994 drama film written by Peter Silverman and directed by John Kent Harrison...  more
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    After Jimmy

    Meredith Baxter, Peter Facinelli

    Released1996

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

    After Jimmy is a 1996 CBS TV movie, based on a true story, starring Meredith Baxter as a woman, with her family, mourning the suicide death of her teenage son. As of 2008, the film has not been...  more
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    Devil's Pond

    Tara Reid, Meredith Baxter

    Released2003

    Directed byJoel Viertel

    Devil's Pond is a 2003 American direct-to-video thriller film directed by Joel Viertel, who co-wrote it with Alek Friedman and Mora Stephens. It stars Kip Pardue and Tara Reid. It tells the tale...  more
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    Paradise, Texas

    Meredith Baxter, Polly Bergen

    Released2005

    Directed byLorraine Senna

    Paradise, Texas is a 2006 family drama film directed by Lorraine Senna and starring Timothy Bottoms, Ben Estus, and Meredith Baxter. Premiering at the 2006 WorldFest Film Festival, Paradise, Texas...  more
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    Ben

    Meredith Baxter, Arthur O'Connell

    Released1972

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    Ben is a 1972 horror film about a young boy and his pet rat, Ben. The film is a sequel to the 1971 film Willard. The theme song, "Ben", is performed by pop singer Michael Jackson. It was also...  more
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    Down Will Come Baby

    Evan Rachel Wood, Meredith Baxter

    Released1999

    Directed byGregory Goodell

    Down Will Come Baby is a true-story American thriller drama based on a book by Gloria Murphy. It was released in 1999 on the CBS network....  more
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    Airline Disaster

    Meredith Baxter, Sarah Lieving

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Willis III

    Airline Disaster is a disaster film by The Asylum, released in 2010....  more
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    Mickey's 60th Birthday

    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer

    Released1988

    Directed byScot Garen, Joie Albrecht

    Mickey's 60th Birthday is the 1988 television special broadcast on the Walt Disney anthology television series on November 18, 1988 on NBC. As the title suggests, it was produced for the 60th...  more
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    My Breast

    Meredith Baxter, Barbara Barrie

    Released1994

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    My Breast is a 1994 drama film written by Joyce Wadler and directed by Betty Thomas....  more
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    Angel in the Family

    Meredith Baxter, Ronny Cox

    Released2004

    Directed byGeorg Stanford Brown

    Angel in the Family is a 2004 drama film written by Duane Poole and directed by Georg Stanford Brown....  more
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    Bound by a Secret

    Meredith Baxter, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid S. Cass Sr.

    Bound by a Secret is a 2009 drama TV movie written by Darrell V. Orme Mann and directed by David S. Cass Sr....
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    A Christmas Visitor

    Meredith Baxter, Lindy Booth

    Released2002

    Directed byChristopher Leitch

    A Christmas Visitor is a 2002 American television film starring William Devane, Meredith Baxter and Dean McDermott. It was written by George Samerjan and David Saperstein, and directed by Christopher...  more
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    The Inheritance

    Meredith Baxter, Thomas Gibson

    Released1997

    Directed byBobby Roth

    The Inheritance is a 1997 TV movie directed by Bobby Roth....  more
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    Miracle on the 17th Green

    Meredith Baxter, Ernie Hudson

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Switzer

    Miracle on the 17th Green is a 1999 TV film directed by Michael Switzer....  more
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    Man of Miracles

    John Ritter, Joanna García

    Released1999

    Directed byLarry Peerce

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    Crash Course

    Meredith Baxter, Eric Lively

    Released2001

    Directed byTom Rickman

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    Miracle in the Woods

    Patricia Heaton, Anna Chlumsky

    Released1997

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    Miracle in the Woods is a 1997 film directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman....  more
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    The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

    Meredith Baxter, Richard Riehle
    The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green is a film based on a comic strip....