Entertainment
45 voters

The Best Valerie Harper Movies

Updated January 21, 2020 226 votes 45 voters 3.9k views23 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

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

List features films like Dancing at the Harvest Moon and My Future Boyfriend.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Valerie Harper movies?" and "What are the greatest Valerie Harper roles of all time?"
...more
  • 1

    Freebie and the Bean

    James Caan, Alan Arkin
    26
    1

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Rush

    Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 action-comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives who attempt to bring down a local hijacking boss. The picture, a precursor to the buddy cop film genre...  more
  • 2

    Golda's Balcony

    Valerie Harper
    18
    3

    Released2007

    Directed byJeremy Kagan

    Golda's Balcony is a 2007 biographical film directed by Jeremy Kagan....  more
  • 3

    Blame It on Rio

    Demi Moore, Michael Caine
    18
    3

    Released1984

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Blame it on Rio is a 1984 romantic comedy film, written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart and directed by Stanley Donen. The script is based on the 1977 French film, Un moment d'égarement. The...  more

    #238 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#37 of 109 The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked#41 of 97 The Best Movies About Vacations

  • 4

    Mary and Rhoda

    Mary Tyler Moore, Charlie Day
    12
    2

    Released2000

    Directed byBarnet Kellman

    Mary and Rhoda is a 2000 made-for-television movie that reunited Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper as Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern from the 1970–1977 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show....  more
  • 5

    A Friend to Die For

    Tori Spelling, Christa Miller
    14
    6

    Released1994

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    A Friend to Die For is a 1994 American TV movie directed by William A. Graham. Written by Dan Bronson, the film is based on Randall Sullivan's Rolling Stone magazine article concerning the real-life...  more
  • 6

    The Great Mom Swap

    Sid Caesar, Valerie Harper
    14
    6

    Released1995

    Directed byJonathan Prince

    The Great Mom Swap is a 1995 film released direct-to-video by Hallmark Entertainment....  more
  • 7

    Li'l Abner

    Julie Newmar, Stella Stevens
    12
    4

    Released1959

    Directed byMelvin Frank

    Li'l Abner is a 1959 musical film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp and the successful Broadway musical of the same name that opened in 1956. The movie was produced by...  more
  • 8

    Strange Voices

    Valerie Harper, Nancy McKeon
    10
    4

    Released1987

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    Strange Voices is a 1987 television film about schizophrenia directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman and written by Wayne and Donna Powers. It was one of the ten highest rated made for TV movies that year...  more
  • 9

    Rock, Rock, Rock

    Chuck Berry, Tuesday Weld
    8
    2

    Released1956

    Directed byWill Price

    Rock, Rock, Rock! is a 1956 black-and-white motion picture featuring performances from a number of early rock 'n' roll stars, such as Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Teddy Randazzo, the Moonglows, the...  more
  • 10

    Fixing Pete

    Stacy Keibler, Brooke Burns
    8
    2

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Grossman

    Fixing Pete is a 2011 comedy romance film directed by Michael Grossman....
  • 11

    The Last Married Couple in America

    Natalie Wood, George Segal
    12
    8

    Released1980

    Directed byGilbert Cates

    The Last Married Couple in America is a 1980 comedy film released in the US. It was directed by Gilbert Cates, whose most successful film Oh, God! Book II, was released in the same year. The film...  more
  • 12

    An Invasion of Privacy

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeff Daniels
    8
    0

    Released1983

    Directed byMel Damski

    An Invasion of Privacy is a 1983 drama film written by Elaine Meuller, based on a novel by Joan Taylor and directed by Mel Damski....
  • 13

    Dog's Best Friend

    Ed Asner, Jim Belushi
    4
    0

    Released1997

    Directed byAllan A. Goldstein

    Dog's Best Friend is a TV movie, starring Richard Mulligan and Bobcat Goldthwait. It premiered on The Family Channel in 1997. The film was directed by Allan A. Goldstein....  more
  • 14

    The Execution

    Valerie Harper, Rip Torn
    2
    0

    Released1985

    Directed byPaul Wendkos

    The Execution is a 1985 drama film directed by Paul Wendkos....  more
  • 15

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion

    Scott Baio, Valerie Harper
    2
    0

    Released1991

    Directed byChristian I. Nyby II

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion is a 1991 crime-drama film directed by Christian I. Nyby II....
  • 16

    My Future Boyfriend

    Valerie Harper, Sara Rue
    2
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Lange

    My Future Boyfriend is a TV movie starring Sara Rue and Barry Watson. It premiered on ABC Family on April 10, 2011. It is directed by Michael Lange....  more
  • 17

    Dancing at the Harvest Moon

    Jacqueline Bissett, Valerie Harper
    2
    0

    Released2002

    Directed byBobby Roth

    Dancing at the Harvest Moon is a 2001 CBS television film starring Jacqueline Bisset, Valerie Harper and Eric Mabius. Directed by Bobby Roth, it is based on K.C. McKinnon's novel of the same name....  more
  • 18

    Thursday's Game

    Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman
    0
    0

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Moore

    Thursday's Game is a television movie comedy written by James L. Brooks and directed by Robert Moore. Though filmed in 1971, it first aired April 14, 1974 on ABC. The film stars Gene Wilder and Bob...  more
  • 19

    Certainty

    Valerie Harper, Giancarlo Esposito
    0
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byPeter Askin

    Certainty is a 2011 drama film directed by Peter Askin....  more
  • 20

    Night Drive

    Valerie Harper, Quinn Cummings
    4
    0

    Released2010

    Directed byE.W. Swackhamer, Justin Head

    Night Drive is a 1977 TV movie written by Carl Gabler, Richard DeNeut and directed by E.W. Swackhamer....  more
  • 21

    Goodbye Supermom

    Carol Kane, Valerie Harper
    0
    0

    Released1988

    Directed byCharles S. Dubin

    Goodbye Supermom is a 1998 comedy TV movie written by Bob Shanks and directed by Charles S. Dubin....
  • 22

    Don't Go to Sleep

    Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon
    5
    2

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Lang

    Don't Go To Sleep is a 1982 made-for-TV movie that was produced by Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer. The movie featured Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Robert Webber, and youngsters...  more
  • 23

    Chapter Two

    James Caan, Valerie Harper
    0
    2

    Released1979

    Directed byRobert Moore

    Chapter Two is a 1979 romantic comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore....  more