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The Best Prince Movies

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

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

From Under the Cherry Moon to Graffiti Bridge, this list answers the questions, "What are the best Prince movies?" and "What are the greatest Prince roles of all time?" Start voting!
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  • Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. In it, Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase his particular talents. Hence, the film contains several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than US$80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. Purple Rain is the only feature film starring Prince that he did not direct. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, currently the last film to receive the award. ...  more
    • Actors: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin, Doctor Fink, Clarence Williams III
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Albert Magnoli
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  • Under the Cherry Moon is a 1986 American musical drama film directed by and starring Prince as a gigolo named Christopher Tracy and former Time member Jerome Benton as his partner, Tricky. Together, the pair swindle wealthy French women. The situation gets complicated when Christopher falls in love with heiress Mary Sharon after planning to swindle her when he finds out that she receives a $50 million trust fund on her 21st birthday. Mary's father Isaac disapproves of the romance and provides an excellent adversary for Tracy. The film was Prince's first film as a director....  more
    • Actors: Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Francesca Annis, Steven Berkoff, Jerome Benton
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Prince
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  • Graffiti Bridge is a 1990 American rock musical drama film written by, directed by, and starring Prince. It is a sequel to his 1984 film, Purple Rain. Like its predecessor, it was accompanied by a soundtrack album of the same name....  more
    • Actors: Prince, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Jesse Johnson, Michael Bland
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Prince
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  • Sign o' the Times is a 1987 American concert film written and directed by Prince. In 1987, to capitalise on his growing success in Europe, Prince toured extensively to promote the album of the same name and sales increased accordingly. However the U.S. remained resistant to his latest album, and sales began to drop; it was at this point that Prince decided to film a live concert promoting the new material, for eventual distribution to theaters in America. Featuring the band that accompanied Prince on his 1987 Sign o' the Times Tour, including dancer Cat Glover, keyboardist Boni Boyer, bassist Levi Seacer, Jr., guitarist Miko Weaver, drummer Sheila E. and former member of The Revolution...  more
    • Actors: Sheila E., Sheena Easton
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Prince, Albert Magnoli
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