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The Best Phoebe Cates Movies

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

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

This list includes Bodies, Rest & Motion, I Love You to Death and more.

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


  • 1

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by...  more

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman
    Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros....  more

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  • 3

    Private School

    Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell
    Private School is a 1983 teen oriented sex comedy film, directed by Noel Black. Starring...  more

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  • 4

    Bright Lights, Big City

    Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland
    Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film directed by James Bridges and starring...  more
  • 5

    I Love You to Death

    Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves
    This film is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is based in...  more
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    Angela Lansbury, Phoebe Cates
    Lace is an American television two-part miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by...  more
  • 7

    Bodies, Rest & Motion

    Tim Roth, Alicia Witt
    Bodies, Rest & Motion is a 1993 American drama film written by Roger Hedden based on his play,...  more
  • 8

    Drop Dead Fred

    Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall
    This film is a 1991 British-American fantasy comedy film directed by Ate De Jong, produced by...  more

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  • 9

    Princess Caraboo

    Kevin Kline, John Lithgow
    Princess Caraboo is a 1994 British-American historical comedy-drama film co-written and...  more
  • 10

    Baby Sister

    Phoebe Cates, Ted Wass
    Baby Sister is a 1983 television film directed by Steven Hilliard Stern. The film, which stars...  more
  • 11

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins....  more

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  • 12

    Heart of Dixie

    Phoebe Cates, Ally Sheedy
    Heart of Dixie is a 1989 drama film adaptation of the 1976 novel Heartbreak Hotel by Anne...  more
  • 13

    Date with an Angel

    Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart
    Date with an Angel is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film, starring Emmanuelle Béart, Phoebe...  more

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  • 14


    Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates
    Shag is a 1989 British-American comedy film starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Annabeth...  more

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    The Anniversary Party

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline
    The Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and...  more