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The Best Molly Ringwald Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Not Another Teen Movie and Cowboy Up.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Molly Ringwald movies?" and "What are the greatest Molly Ringwald roles of all time?"

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  • The Breakfast Club1
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sixteen Candles2
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pretty in Pink3
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    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in... more on Wikipedia
  • For Keeps4
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    For Keeps

    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Pick-up Artist5
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    The Pick-up Artist

    Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper

    Released1987

    Directed byJames Toback

    The Pick-up Artist is a 1987 American romantic-comedy film written and directed by James... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Stand6
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    The Stand

    Stephen King, Rob Lowe

    Released1994

    Directed byMick Garris

    The Stand (ABC, 1994) is an American horror miniseries directed by Mick Garris, and based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • Betsy's Wedding7
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    Betsy's Wedding

    Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byAlan Alda

    Betsy's Wedding is a 1990 American romantic-comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan... more on Wikipedia
  • Since You've Been Gone8
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    Since You've Been Gone

    Teri Hatcher, Marisa Tomei

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Schwimmer

    Since You've Been Gone is a 1998 U.S. made-for-TV movie directed by David Schwimmer about a... more on Wikipedia
  • Cowboy Up9
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    Cowboy Up

    Kiefer Sutherland, Daryl Hannah

    Released2001

    Directed byXavier Koller

    Cowboy Up is a 2001 film directed by Xavier Koller. It stars Kiefer Sutherland and Marcus... more on Wikipedia
  • Cut10
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    Cut

    Kylie Minogue, Molly Ringwald

    Released2000

    Directed byKimble Rendall

    Cut is a 2000 Australian comedy horror film, which was directed by Kimble Rendall and stars... more on Wikipedia
  • Women & Men: Stories of Seduction11
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    Women & Men: Stories of Seduction

    James Woods, Melanie Griffith

    Released1991

    Directed byKen Russell, Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson

    Women and Men: Stories of Seduction is a 1990 TV film Directed by Frederic Raphael, Tony...Amazon buy button
  • Not Another Teen Movie12
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    Not Another Teen Movie

    Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert

    Released2001

    Directed byJoel Gallen

    Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fresh Horses13
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    Fresh Horses

    Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Fresh Horses is a 1988 coming of age drama film directed by David Anspaugh, and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story14
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    Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story

    Molly Ringwald, Christopher Meloni

    Released1992

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story is a 1992 American television movie based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone15
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    Released1983

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a 1983 pulp, action-adventure, science... more on Wikipedia

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  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle16
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    Teaching Mrs. Tingle

    Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Williamson

    Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a 1999 black comedy-drama film and the directing debut of screenwriter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tempest17
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    Tempest

    Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald

    Released1982

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

    Tempest is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It is a loosely based,... more on Wikipedia
  • Malicious18
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    Malicious

    Molly Ringwald, John Vernon

    Released1995

    Directed byIan Corson

    Malicious is a 1995 Canadian-American thriller film starring Molly Ringwald and Patrick McGaw.... more on Wikipedia
  • The Brutal Truth19
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    The Brutal Truth

    Christina Applegate, Molly Ringwald

    Released1999

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  • In the Weeds20
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    In the Weeds

    Ellen Pompeo, Bridget Moynahan

    Released2000

    Directed byMichael Rauch

    In the Weeds is a 2000 romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Rauch.Amazon buy button
  • Tall Tales & Legends: Johnny Appleseed21
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    Tall Tales & Legends: Johnny Appleseed

    Molly Ringwald, Martin Short

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Storm

    The Grand Canyon was his private swimming hole, he dug the Rio Grande on a slow afternoon and...Amazon buy button
  • Surviving: A Family in Crisis22
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    Surviving: A Family in Crisis

    Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix

    Released1985

    Directed byWaris Hussein

    Surviving: A Family in Crisis is a 1985 ABC television movie. Directed by Warris Hussein and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front23
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    Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

    Molly Ringwald, David Aaron Baker

    Released2006

    Directed byJoyce Chopra

    An American Girl on the Home Front is the third movie in the American Girl film series, but is... more on Wikipedia
  • Wax on, F*ck Off24
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    Wax on, F*ck Off

    Molly Ringwald, Ralph Macchio

    Released2010

    Directed byTodd Holland

    Wax on, F*ck Off is a 2010 Short Comedy film written Chris Kula and Chad Carter and directed...Amazon buy button
  • King Lear25
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    King Lear

    Woody Allen, Molly Ringwald

    Released1987

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

    King Lear is a 1987 cinematic adaptation of the Shakespeare play of the same title, directed... more on Wikipedia