Happy Birthday to the wonderful & stunning Michelle Pfeiffer, who is 56 today! She’s one of my favorite actresses & she’s been in so many different types of movies that I thought doing a top ten would be interesting. This list may be as unpopular as my Nicolas Cage one… I make no apologies for my top two! 😉
Counting down from ten, these are My Top Ten Favorite Michelle Pfeiffer Movies:
**2018 update to say that today is now Pfeiffer’s 60th Birthday. I may update this post someday & rank ALL her movies that I’ve seen. I’ve finally reviewed two recent movies of hers on my blog (Mother! and People Like Us). Neither would make the top ten but I did like both of them. Although Mother! certainly isn’t for everyone…**
Great list, and so glad to see ‘Tequila Sunrise’ on it.
Thanks! : ) I need to give Tequila Sunrise a rewatch as I admit I barely remember it but do remember liking it at the time.
‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and ‘Age of Innocence’ are my two favorites. She gave period films a classy, delicate sensibility. I thought she was a great witch in Stardust. Ugh!
I’m with Cindy, I love Age of Innocence, too. I haven’t seen Dangerous Minds tho. Oh, I also like her in One Fine Day!
Yes, to One Fine Day. And, I am Sam. 🙂
I haven’t seen Age of Innocence, One Fine Day OR I Am Sam! I better watch those someday. : ) Dangerous Minds is probably quite dated now but I enjoyed it. And, yes – she was great in Stardust! Kind of nice seeing her ‘ugly’. Lol. She’s stunning. : )
Solid choices, T9!
Oh man, I forgot how dreamy Mel Gibson used to be… before he totally lost his mind.
Thanks! Lol – I know! He was so hot in Mad Max. I don’t remember Tequila Sunrise well now but remember thinking he & Kurt Russell were hotties back then. : )
I’ve only seen a few of these movies but…………… she Pfief my ladyhawke any day….
Lol – I think “she can Ladyhawke my Pfeif” sounds dirtier. ; )
I’m sure White Oleander is right up your alley! Hey – that sounds kind of dirty too… ; )
OOOO – I like your version better!!
She can Hawke my Lady!
Hmm… That one is just stupid. : )
Very nice. I loved her in Batman Returns. Its just a shame that The Penguin got the lions share of the screen time.
You know, I barely remember it now & really need to rewatch it. But she was memorable. : )
Great list, Pfeiffer is such a versatile actress and a stunningly beautiful woman.
Thanks. : ) Yes, she is! Can’t believe she’s 56!
I share your admiration for La Pfeiffer and I can’t fault your list. I have so many favourite Pfeiffer pfilms I’d find it impossible to narrow them down to a definitive ten because for me no one has ever matched and will ever match her wonderful work in her late 80s and early ’90s heyday:
Dangerous Liaisons, Married to the Mob, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Frankie & Johnny, Batman Returns and The Age of Innocence. Unbeatable stuff. Michelle has such incomparable star charisma and depth. She is and will always be my favourite actress. So different. So real. So magnificent.
Would you mind if I reblogged this?
Of course not! Go ahead. : )
Thanks for the comment – sorry I’m so late replying. : ) When looking up her films, there are actually a lot I’ve not seen! The biggest is maybe Age of Innocence – a lot have mentioned that one. Don’t think I saw Married to the Mob either. I have some catching up to do when it comes to Michelle Pfeiffer films. : )
Hey no problem. I know how life can get in the way. Look at me I never even found time for the reblog!
Lol! That’s alright. : ) It’s very hard to keep up with things on all the blogs! : )
arse : )
love Ladyhawke!! excellent top choice.
never saw white oleander, guess it’s now on my list too.
I also liked her a lot in Deep end of the Ocean and I am Sam. Of course, who could forget her in Grease 2!
BTW, really enjoyed Dawn of the Dead. Thanks for the recommendation!
Yay! A Ladyhawke lover! Never see that one mentioned. : )
White Oleander is NOT for everyone & actually not very ‘me’. But I really like it for some reason. I loved the book. And I think Alison Lohman is great in it.
I’ve not seen Deep End of the Ocean or I am Sam. She’s the best thing about Grease 2, though, which is a pretty bad movie.
Glad you enjoyed Dawn of the Dead! : )
I agree with u abt Grease 2 for sure.
yep, I’m very glad I liked it too.
I actually scared to re-watch LadyHawke because it’ll probably ruin my great memories about it 🙂
🙂 This is an awesome list lady! Sheesh, haven’t seen White Oleander in the longest time and I LOVED her in Batman Returns… she was brilliant! Best Catwoman ever.
Thanks! : ) You know, I barely remember Batman Returns. But she was awesome so I had to put it in the middle of the list. I’m still not sure why I like White Oleander so much as it’s not very ‘me’. I loved the book. : )
Hmmmm… it this another recommendation?
Uh oh… Lol. I don’t know! Maybe? The book, yeah? You know, I have no idea why I like it so much as the “drama” thing isn’t really my type of thing. There was just something I really liked about the girl & the relationship with her mother. You could hate it! I have no idea. ; )
I love drama films hahahaha. I liked the movie back in the day… so you must decide if I should seek this out!
Hmm… Okay, I say YES – check out the White Oleander book. I realized it only takes you a day to finish a book anyway! ; )
LOL! Alright, I will source it!
Lol! Source it. Sounds like a drug deal! : )
You never know…
Great list, Mutant. I haven’t seen many of them, but I totally agree on 3, 4, 5, 9, 10. All are terrific. I would likely reorder them so that Stardust is first and Tequila Sunrise second, but it’s a small part. She’s good in every one of those movies.
Thanks! : ) Lol – I have to admit I don’t really remember Tequila Sunrise, only that I really enjoyed it at the time. Maybe I should rewatch it? ; )
I don’t really remember it either, actually. Just that it was good back then. 🙂
Doing catch up work T9M hence my late reply on this. Great list I loved it!!! Ugh she is so gorgeous! I have to say she was my fave catwoman and I loved her in Dangerous Liaisons and Scarface.
Very gorgeous. Ugh is right! Lol. I have a terrible confession: I saw Dangerous Liaisons AFTER Cruel Intentions. ; ) Do like both!
It’s ok! I like both too. Cruel Intentions is now like a classic… oh no we’re getting old!
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Awesome choices! White Oleander is one of my favorite performances from Michelle Pfeiffer as well 🙂
Just seeing your reply Kim – sorry! Glad to see another White Oleander fan. I love that book & movie. : )
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Happy 60th Birthday to the lovely Michelle Pfeiffer! I’m reblogging a Top Ten I did four years ago. I may update this post someday & rank ALL her movies that I’ve seen. I’ve finally reviewed two recent movies of hers on my blog (Mother! and People Like Us). Neither would make the top ten but I did like both of them. Although Mother! certainly isn’t for everyone…
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