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The Best Ricki Lake Movies

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

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

List films include Loving Leah, The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie and many additional films as well.

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  • 1

    Baby Cakes

    Ricki Lake, Craig Sheffer
    119
    8

    Released1989

    Directed byPaul Schneider

    Baby Cakes is a 1989 television movie starring Ricki Lake and Craig Sheffer. It was released on Valentine's Day in 1989 and is currently aired sporadically on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network....  more
  • 2

    Mrs. Winterbourne

    Brendan Fraser, Shirley MacLaine
    59
    7

    Released1996

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    Mrs. Winterbourne is a 1996 American romantic comedy/drama starring Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, and Brendan Fraser. It is loosely based on Cornell Woolrich's novel I Married a Dead Man, which has...  more

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  • 3

    Hairspray

    Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller
    52
    10

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Waters

    Hairspray is a 1988 American romantic musical comedy film written and directed by John Waters, and starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller, Leslie Ann Powers, Colleen...  more

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  • 4

    Cry-Baby

    Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe
    47
    9

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Waters

    Cry-Baby is a 1990 American teen musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Waters. It stars Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel "Cry-Baby" Wade Walker, and also features a large ensemble...  more

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  • 5

    Where the Day Takes You

    Will Smith, Alyssa Milano
    26
    2

    Released1992

    Directed byMarc Rocco

    Where the Day Takes You is a 1992 drama film directed by Marc Rocco. The film tells the story of teenage runaways trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. The film was nominated for the...  more
  • 6

    Serial Mom

    Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner
    30
    11

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Waters

    Serial Mom is a 1994 American dark comedy film written and directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character, Sam Waterston as her husband, and Ricki Lake and Matthew Lillard...  more

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  • 7

    Cecil B. Demented

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith
    22
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Waters

    Cecil B. Demented is a 2000 American black comedy film written and directed by John Waters. The film stars Melanie Griffith as a snobby A-list Hollywood actress who is taken by a band of terrorist...  more
  • 8

    Cookie

    Jerry Lewis, Joy Behar
    16
    10

    Released1989

    Directed bySusan Seidelman

    Cookie is a 1989 comedy film released on August 23, 1989 by Warner Brothers....  more
  • 9

    Skinner

    Traci Lords, Ricki Lake
    11
    6

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Nagy

    Skinner is a 1993 Independent Film/Splatter/Slasher motion picture starring Ted Raimi, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake and Richard Schiff....  more
  • 10

    Cabin Boy

    David Letterman, Alfred Molina
    14
    10

    Released1994

    Directed byAdam Resnick

    Cabin Boy is a 1994 fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Resnick and co-produced by Tim Burton, which starred comedian Chris Elliott. Elliott co-wrote the film with Resnick. Both Elliott and Resnick...  more

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  • 11

    Inside Monkey Zetterland

    Patricia Arquette, Sandra Bernhard
    6
    2

    Released1992

    Directed byJefery Levy

    Inside Monkey Zetterland is a 1992 independent film penned by former child actor Steve Antin....  more
  • 12

    Park

    Ricki Lake, Cheri Oteri
    4
    2

    Released2006

    Directed byKurt Voelker

    Park is the name of an independent comedy-drama film released in 2007. It was produced by Dana Jackson and directed by Kurt Voelker. The story revolves around a Los Angeles park, where ten colorful...  more
  • 13

    Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum

    Ricki Lake, Rick Fox
    4
    2

    Released2011

    Directed byChris Kelly

    Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum is a 2011 short comedy film written by Chris Kelly and Dan Savage and directed by Chris Kelly....
  • 14

    The Chase

    Ricki Lake, Ben Johnson
    1
    2

    Released1991

    Directed byPaul Wendkos

    The Chase is a 1991 crime drama film written by Guerdon Trueblood and directed by Paul Wendkos...
  • 15

    The Middle

    Ricki Lake, Tarah Paige
    2
    4

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Koch

    The Middle is a 2007 comedy film written by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline and directed by Chris Koch....
  • 16

    Paul McCartney and Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals

    Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney
    8
    3

    Released2000

  • 17

    Last Exit to Brooklyn

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Rockwell
    1
    4

    Released1989

    Directed byUli Edel

    Last Exit to Brooklyn is a 1989 German-British drama film directed by Uli Edel and adapted by Desmond Nakano from Hubert Selby Jr.'s novel of the same name....  more
  • 18

    Loving Leah

    Natasha Lyonne, Lauren Ambrose
    8
    6

    Released2009

    Directed byJeff Bleckner

    Loving Leah is a television film that aired on CBS as a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie on January 25, 2009. The film is directed by Jeff Bleckner and stars Adam Kaufman as an unobservant Jewish bachelor...  more
  • 19

    The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

    Uma Thurman, Julianne Moore
    4
    6

    Released2005

    Directed byPolly Draper

    The Naked Brothers Band is an American musical comedy film written and directed by Polly Draper which stars her sons, Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, who portray members of a fictional rock group. It tells...  more