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The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies 

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

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Notable directors that have worked with Michelle Pfeiffer include names like Tim Burton, Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese. Michelle Pfeiffer has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Sharon Stone and Kim Basinger in terms of fame and success.

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Burton

Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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The Fabulous Baker Boys ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steve Kloves

The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Steve Kloves, and starring real life brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges as two brothers ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Released: 1983

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, and a remake of the 1932 film. In 1980s Miami, Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) rises up and becomes a powerful ...more

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What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is the first film by ImageMovers. It stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a well-to-do ...more

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Frankie and Johnny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Nathan Lane

Released: 1991

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American drama film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in their first film together since Scarface. Héctor Elizondo, ...more

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The Witches of Eastwick ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

Released: 1987

Directed by: George Miller

The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of the same name. Directed by George Miller, the film stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, ...more

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The Age of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

Released: 1993

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name. The film was released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Daniel ...more

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Dangerous Minds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy Garcia, Paula Garcés

Released: 1995

Directed by: John N. Smith

Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama film directed by John N. Smith, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It is based on the autobiography My Posse Don't Do Homework by retired ...more

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Dangerous Liaisons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves

Released: 1988

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play Les liaisons dangereuses, which in turn was a theatrical adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les ...more

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Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Married to the Mob is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow

Released: 1988

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Married to the Mob is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine. Michelle Pfeiffer, in something of a departure from her previous ...more

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White Oleander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Kosminsky

White Oleander is a 2002 American drama film directed by Peter Kosminsky. The cast features Alison Lohman in the central role of Astrid Magnussen, and Michelle Pfeiffer as her temperamental ...more

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Wolf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Wolf is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick, and an uncredited Elaine May, with music by Ennio Morricone and cinematography ...more

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One Fine Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Peet

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

One Fine Day is a 1996 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney as two single working parents, with Alex D. Linz and Mae Whitman ...more

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I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jessie Nelson

I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man (Sean Penn) fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning) and in the process teaches ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Tequila Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert Towne

Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 American crime thriller film written and directed by Robert Towne. It stars Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kurt Russell, with Raúl Juliá, J. T. Walsh, ...more
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Grease 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Sid Caesar, Connie Stevens

Released: 1982

Directed by: Patricia Birch

Grease 2 is a 1982 American musical film and sequel to Grease, which is based upon the musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Grease 2 was produced by Allan Carr and Robert ...more

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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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The Russia House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

Released: 1990

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

The Russia House is a 1990 American spy film directed by Fred Schepisi. Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay based on John le Carré's novel of the same name. The film stars Sean Connery, ...more

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Up Close & Personal ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford, Stockard Channing

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Up Close & Personal is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Jon Avnet, and starring Robert Redford as a news director and Michelle Pfeiffer as his protegée, with Stockard ...more

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Love Field is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Brian Kerwin

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Love Field is a 1992 American independent drama film written by Don Roos and directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Dennis Haysbert. It was released on December 11, 1992 in ...more
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Into the Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
David Bowie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Landis

Into the Night is a 1985 American comedy-thriller film directed by John Landis, starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is notable for a large number of cameo appearances made by ...more

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tim Burton

Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap opera Dark Shadows that was broadcast between 1966 and 1971. The film was directed by Tim Burton ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michelle Pfeiffer Movies
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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