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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?"

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  • 1
    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn
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    19

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone magazine,...  more
  • 2
    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman
    61
    5

    Released1984

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then...  more
  • 3
    Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell
    60
    8

    Released1983

    Directed byNoel Black

    Private School is a 1983 teen oriented sex comedy film, directed by Noel Black. Starring Phoebe Cates and Matthew Modine, it follows a teenage couple attempting to have sex for the first time....  more
  • 4
    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates
    30
    8

    Released1990

    Directed byChuck Jones, Joe Dante

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante. The story continues the adventures of the creature Gizmo, who spawns...  more
  • 5
    Angela Lansbury, Phoebe Cates
    16
    5

    Released1984

    Directed byWilliam Hale

    Lace is an American television two-part miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by author Shirley Conran. The series aired on ABC from February 26–27, 1984. The plot concerns the search by...  more
  • 6
    Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates
    25
    17

    Released1989

    Directed byZelda Barron

    Shag is a 1989 British-American comedy film starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Annabeth Gish, Page Hannah, Jeff Yagher and Scott Coffey. The film features Carolina shag dancing and was produced in...  more
  • 7
    Kevin Kline, John Lithgow
    30
    23

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Austin

    Princess Caraboo is a 1994 British-American historical comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Michael Austin, based on the real-life 19th-century character Princess Caraboo, who passed herself...  more
  • 8
    Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall
    33
    29

    Released1991

    Directed byAte de Jong

    This film is a 1991 British-American fantasy comedy film directed by Ate De Jong, produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films and released and distributed by New Line Cinema....  more
  • 9
    Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart
    20
    13

    Released1987

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    Date with an Angel is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film, starring Emmanuelle Béart, Phoebe Cates and Michael E. Knight. The film was written and directed by Tom McLoughlin. The original music score...  more
  • 10
    Phoebe Cates, Ted Wass
    11
    4

    Released1983

    Directed bySteven Hilliard Stern

    Baby Sister is a 1983 television film directed by Steven Hilliard Stern. The film, which stars Phoebe Cates, Ted Wass and Pamela Bellwood, centers on a 19-year-old girl who starts an affair with her...  more
  • 11
    Phoebe Cates, Ally Sheedy
    10
    5

    Released1989

    Directed byMartin Davidson

    Heart of Dixie is a 1989 drama film adaptation of the 1976 novel Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons and directed by Martin Davidson. The film stars Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates,...  more
  • 12
    Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland
    15
    16

    Released1988

    Directed byJames Bridges

    Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film directed by James Bridges and starring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest and Jason Robards, based on the novel by Jay...  more
  • 13
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline
    12
    12

    Released2001

    Directed byJennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming

    The Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming....  more
  • 14
    Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves
    14
    15

    Released1990

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    This film is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is based in 1984, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Frances Toto repeatedly tried to end her husband, Anthony...  more
  • 15

    Bodies, Rest & Motion

    Tim Roth, Alicia Witt
    10
    11

    Released1993

    Directed byMichael Steinberg

    Bodies, Rest & Motion is a 1993 American drama film written by Roger Hedden based on his play, and directed by Michael Steinberg. The film stars Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, and Eric...  more