Michelle Pfeiffer Movies

Michelle Pfeiffer

Want to know the best Michelle Pfeiffer movies?  How about the worst Michelle Pfeiffer movies?  Curious about Michelle Pfeiffer box office grosses or which Michelle Pfeiffer movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Michelle Pfeiffer movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which ones got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place…. because we have all of that information and much more.

Michelle Pfeiffer (1958-) is a 3-time Oscar nominated American actress, singer, and producer.  Pfeiffer found fame as Al Pacino’s love interest in 1983’s Scarface.   Her IMDb page shows 61 acting credits since 1979. This page will rank 41 Michelle Pfeiffer movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.  Uncredited roles, bit parts, television roles and shorts were not included in the rankings.

Michelle Pfeiffer Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Michelle Pfeiffer movies by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Michelle Pfeiffer movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Michelle Pfeiffer movies by yearly domestic box office rank
  • Sort Michelle Pfeiffer movies by how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and Oscar® wins each Michelle Pfeiffer movie received.
  • Sort Michelle Pfeiffer movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score.  UMR puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.

Stats and Possibly Interesting Stats From The Above Michelle Pfeiffer Table

  1. Nine Michelle Pfeiffer movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 21.95% of her movies listed.  Batman Returns  (1992) was her biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Michelle Pfeiffer movie grossed $70.10 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  24 Michelle Pfeiffer movies are rated as good movies…or 58.53% of her movies.  Batman Returns  (1992) was her highest rated movie while New Year’s Eve  (2011) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Eleven Michelle Pfeiffer movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 7.31% of her movies.
  5. Three Michelle Pfeiffer movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 8.00% of her movies.
  6. An “a good movie” Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 60.00.  18 Michelle Pfeiffer movies scored higher than that….or 43.90% of her movies.  Batman Returns  (1992) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen  (1981) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.

Michelle Pfeiffer in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express

Possibly Interesting Facts About Michelle Pfeiffer

  1. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California in 1958.

2.  In 1978, Michelle Pfeiffer won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant and finished 6th in Miss California contest.  Following her participation in these pageants, she acquired an acting agent and began to audition for acting roles.

3.  Michelle Pfeiffer’s first lead role was in 1982’s Grease 2.  The film was a critical and commercial failure and almost derailed her career, as nobody wanted to hire her again.   Director Brian De Palma, having seen Grease 2, refused to audition Pfeiffer for 1983’s Scarface .  Luckily, Martin Bregman, the film’s producer, talked De Palma into giving her an audition…and the rest is history.

4.  Michelle Pfeiffer replaced Annette Bening as Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns, due to the former actress’ pregnancy.

5.  Michelle Pfeiffer has been an an avid oil painter for most of her life.

6. Michelle Pfeiffer has been married two times.   She was married to actor, Peter Horton from 1981 to 1988.  She has been married to television producer, David E. Kelley since 1993.  They have two children.

7.  Michelle Pfeiffer was nominated for 6 consecutive Golden Globe® Awards from 1989-1994.


8. Check out Michelle Pfeiffer’s movie career compared to current and classic stars on our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page.

Steve’s Michelle Pfeiffer You Tube video goes very well with this page.

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21 thoughts on “Michelle Pfeiffer Movies

  1. 1.Nine Michelle Pfeiffer movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 21.95% of her movies listed. Picnic (1955) was her biggest box office hit. Wow 3 years before she was born.

  2. One of my favorite actresses. So glad she is having a slight comeback in 2017. She was the best part of Mother. I will be seeing her this weekend in Murder on the Orient Express. My favorite movies would be Batman Returns, The Witches of Eastwick and Dangerous Minds. Love ❤️ this page..

    1. Hey Helakoski….glad we did a UMR page on one of your favorite actresses. I would not be surprised if she picks up a Best Supporting Actress nomination this year. Mother might a movie that the Oscar people support…even…the general movie public strongly dislikes that movie…..but if Jennifer Lawrence gets a Best Actress nomination…I can see her bringing Michelle with her. Heck she might even win. I really enjoyed The Witches of Eastwick too. Thanks for the kind words about our Pfeiffer page.

        1. Hey Bob…..I thought that was Russell Crowe in Superman Returns…..no wait it was Kevin Costner….Brando in a superhero movie?…I don’t think so…..if that was the case….then Superman Returns would be part of our Brando UMR page…..just checked…nope it is not there….I guess you are mistaken…..lol.

          1. 1 HI BRUCE. I don’t have a movies memorabilia collection like the one Flora thought I was trying to poach from her [Remember the row over that? We sure knew how to have fun back in those Halcyon days whereas nowadays it’s often the doom and gloom provided by Joel’s humorless pontification!] but down the years I have collected important stats like Variety rentals and Cogerson grosses and selected critical reviews [sorry nothing of Joel’s] of movies and performances that I considered of historical significance to my own personal idols – for example my Doris’ foray into Hitchcock with The Man who Knew Too Much, The Duke’s directorial debut in The Alamo and Sir Maurice’s early US movies.

            2 Browsing through some of that stuff I came across a review by Time magazine of Americaway back in 1978 that caused me to think “This will interest ole Brucie”.

            “Newcomer Christopher Reeve handles seamlessly the dual identities of The Man of Steel and Clark Kent and for the most part the rest of the cast are good in their respective roles. However it is left to Marlon Brando in an opening 15 minute segment to provide the professionalism and entertainment value in the old way that was almost automatic among the big stars of Hollywood’s great days but which is often not quite there nowadays.”

          2. Hey Bob….my autograph wall has not had an addition in many a moon….but what I did receive still blows me away. Yep….hard to believe how fast time has moved…..pretty darn scary! We will always have Steve’s sarcasm…..lol.

            Thanks for sharing the Brando/Superman review. Very interesting information. Your feedback and comments are always appreciated.

  3. “I am Catwoman… hear me roar!” The beautiful and talented Michelle Pfeiffer finally gets her UMR page. 60 next year? Jeez, and she still looks great. Looking forward to catching Murder on the Orient Express on blu-ray some time next year, even if I do know how it ends.

    I’ve seen 18 of the 41 films on the chart. Favorites include – Scarface, Batman Returns, Stardust, The Witches of Eastwick, Wolf and Ladyhawke.

    I have yet to see Age of Innocence or Dangerous Liaisons.

    Annette Bening as Catwoman? nah I’m glad the role went to Pfeiffer. I know Sean Young was desperate to get the role even turning up at WB Studios dressed in a homemade Catwoman costume trying to get their attention.

    Another top page Bruce and thanks for the share. Vote Up!

    (Btw you still have Kim Novak’s name over the video.)

    1. Hey Steve.
      1. Thanks for the visit, the comment and the tally count.
      2. So you have seen 18 of her movies….I am at….counting…28…or her movies….including seeing 6 in theaters….Batman Returns, The Story of Us, Into the Night, What Lies Beneath, Witches of Eastwick and Tequilla Sunrise.
      3. Your favorites are all good movies. Scarface is my brother’s favorite movie……while Witches of Eastwick, Ladyhawke join Tequila Sunrise and One Fine Day (yes a Clooney movie) as my favorites.
      4. Age of Innocence was a one and done movie to me….I enjoyed Dangerous Liaisons much more.
      5. Pfeiffer made a fine Cat Woman….though I enjoyed Hathaway’s Cat Woman more.
      6. WoC fixed the Novak name error sometime this weekend.
      Good feedback as always.

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