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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.

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Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Hughes

Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1986

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald, Conchata Ferrell

Released: 1988

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff as Darcy and Stan, two high school seniors in love. Complications ensue when Darcy ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1987

Directed by: James Toback

The Pick-up Artist is a 1987 American romantic-comedy film written and directed by James Toback, starring Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. The film is noted for being one of Ringwald's more ...more

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Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mick Garris

The Stand is a 1994 American television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick ...more

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Betsy's Wedding Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1990

Directed by: Alan Alda

Betsy's Wedding is a 1990 American romantic-comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan Alda. It co-stars Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Joey Bishop, Joe Pesci, Anthony ...more
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Molly Ringwald, Christopher Meloni, Martin Landau

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tom McLoughlin

Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story is a 1992 American television movie based on the life of a prominent AIDS activist Alison Gertz. The movie originally aired on ABC on March 29, ...more
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Molly Ringwald, Harold Ramis, Michael Ironside

Released: 1983

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a 1983 pulp, action-adventure, science fiction film. The movie stars Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, and Michael ...more
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Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert, Melissa Joan Hart

Released: 2001

Directed by: Joel Gallen

Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released on December 14, 2001 by Columbia Pictures. It is a parody of teen movies which had accumulated in ...more

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Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Williamson

Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a 1999 black comedy-drama film and the directing debut of screenwriter Kevin Williamson. The film stars Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Marisa Coughlan, Barry Watson, and ...more

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Molly Ringwald, John Vernon, Mimi Kuzyk

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ian Corson

Malicious is a 1995 Canadian-American thriller film starring Molly Ringwald and Patrick McGaw. The plot follows a star college baseball player who has a fling with a disturbed medical student ...more
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Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Fresh Horses is a 1988 coming of age drama film directed by David Anspaugh, and starring Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald.
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Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald, John Cassavetes

Released: 1982

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Tempest is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It is a loosely based, modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, The Tempest. The picture features John ...more
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Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn

Released: 1985

Directed by: Waris Hussein

Surviving: A Family in Crisis is a 1985 ABC television movie. Directed by Warris Hussein and starring Zach Galligan, Molly Ringwald, and River Phoenix, the film is described as a modern-day ...more
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Wax on, F*ck Off Molly Ringwald, Ralph Macchio, Michael Lerner

Released: 2010

Directed by: Todd Holland

Wax on, F*ck Off is a 2010 Short Comedy film written Chris Kula and Chad Carter and directed by Todd Holland.
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Molly Ringwald, David Aaron Baker, Andrew Chalmers

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

An American Girl on the Home Front is the third movie in the American Girl film series, but is the first to premiere on the Disney Channel. The first two movies in the series were broadcast on ...more
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Molly Ringwald, Robert Lindsay

Released: 1990

Directed by: James Scott

Strike It Rich is a 1990 romantic comedy motion picture starring Robert Lindsay and Molly Ringwald. Others in the cast include John Gielgud. It was directed by James Scott, who also adapted the ...more
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Woody Allen, Molly Ringwald, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

King Lear is a 1987 cinematic adaptation of the Shakespeare play of the same title, directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The script is primarily by Peter Sellars and Tom Luddy. The film's plot, centred ...more
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Kylie Minogue, Molly Ringwald, Jessica Napier

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kimble Rendall

Cut is a 2000 Australian comedy horror film, which was directed by Kimble Rendall and stars Kylie Minogue, Molly Ringwald and Tiriel Mora.
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James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ken Russell, Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction is a 1990 TV film Directed by Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson and Ken Russell.
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Molly Ringwald, Sean Astin, Gabrielle Anwar

Released: 1999

Directed by: Frederic Golchan

Daddy Who? is a 1999 romantic comedy film written by Frederic Golchan, Guy de Maupassant and directed by Frederic Golchan.
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Ben Affleck, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 1997

Directed by: Cindy Sherman

Office Killer is a comedy-horror film directed by Cindy Sherman. It was released in 1997 and stars Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald and David Thornton.
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Teri Hatcher, Marisa Tomei, Jon Stewart

Released: 1998

Directed by: David Schwimmer

Since You've Been Gone is a 1998 U.S. made-for-TV movie directed by David Schwimmer about a 10th anniversary class reunion. Apart from Schwimmer himself, the film starred Philip Rayburn Smith, ...more
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Molly Ringwald, Linda Thorson, Sean McCann

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mario Philip Azzopardi

The Wives He Forgot is a 2006 film starring Molly Ringwald as Charlotte Saint John, a small town attorney, who comes to the aid of Gabriel, a handsome stranger who's suffering from amnesia. ...more