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Ranking All Of Director Garry Marshall’s Movies

Garry Marshall Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Garry Marshall’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Marshall’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Garry Marshall and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Garry Marshall



18 ) Exit to Eden (1994)

 Exit to Eden (1994) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, the head mistress of the island, and Lisa must evaluate her feelings about Elliot and her own motivations.

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17 ) Mother’s Day (2016)

 Mother's Day (2016) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother’s Day.

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16 ) New Year’s Eve (2011)

 New Year's Eve (2011) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year’s Eve.

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15 ) Valentine’s Day (2010)

 Valentine's Day (2010) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine’s Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an “I Hate Valentine’s Day” dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?

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14 ) Georgia Rule (2007)

 Georgia Rule (2007) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding that – regardless what happens – the ties that bind can never be broken.

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13 ) Dear God (1996)

 Dear God (1996) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.

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12 ) Runaway Bride (1999)

 Runaway Bride (1999) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have the best opinion about females anyway, writes an offensive column without researching the subject thoroughly.

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11 ) Raising Helen (2004)

 Raising Helen (2004) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York’s hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she’s always loved, and the new loves of her life!

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10 ) The Other Sister (1999)

 The Other Sister (1999) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her “perfect” sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.

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9 ) Young Doctors in Love (1982)

 Young Doctors in Love (1982) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

An “Airplane!”-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can’t stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; there’s a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman – in other words all the usual ingredients present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional.

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8 ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Mia Thermopolis is now a college graduate and on her way to Genovia to take up her duties as princess. Her best friend Lilly also joins her for the summer. Mia continues her ‘princess lessons’- riding horses side-saddle, archery, and other royal. But her complicated life is turned upside down once again when she not only learns that she is to take the crown as queen earlier than expected…

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7 ) Nothing in Common (1986)

 Nothing in Common (1986) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.

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6 ) The Flamingo Kid (1984)

 The Flamingo Kid (1984) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced by the ample bikini charms of club member Carla Samson. But thanks to a couple of late-summer hard lessons, the teen eventually realizes that family should always come first.

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5 ) Overboard (1987)

 Overboard (1987) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht — and refuses to pay him for the project when it’s done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get even.

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4 ) The Princess Diaries (2001)

 The Princess Diaries (2001) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne.

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3 ) Frankie and Johnny (1991)

 Frankie and Johnny (1991) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora’s friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie resists Johnny’s charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim, persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

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2 ) Beaches (1988)

 Beaches (1988) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

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1 ) Pretty Woman (1990)

 Pretty Woman (1990) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

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Garry Marshall’s Best Movies



Garry Marshall Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Pretty Woman (1990) 3 4 1 1 1
Beaches (1988) 8 1 2 2 2
Frankie and Johnny (1991) 2 6 4 2 3
The Princess Diaries (2001) 5 4 6 2 4
Overboard (1987) 6 2 2 5 5
The Flamingo Kid (1984) 1 9 7 6 6
Nothing in Common (1986) 4 15 9 7 7
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) 11 8 11 8 8
Young Doctors in Love (1982) 9 16 16 8 9
The Other Sister (1999) 10 3 5 10 10
Raising Helen (2004) 12 7 8 10 11
Runaway Bride (1999) 7 10 15 12 12
Dear God (1996) 15 17 16 12 13
Georgia Rule (2007) 13 11 9 14 14
Valentine’s Day (2010) 13 12 12 15 15
New Year’s Eve (2011) 16 13 12 16 16
Mother’s Day (2016) 17 14 14 16 17
Exit to Eden (1994) 17 18 18 18 18

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