Whoopi Goldberg - a filmography

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1. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith

Votes: 4,719

2. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 67,917 | Gross: $98.47M

3. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

52 Metascore

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood, Carol Kane

Votes: 16,160 | Gross: $25.59M

4. Fatal Beauty (1987)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure, and packs of "Fatal Beauty... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades, Harris Yulin

Votes: 2,751 | Gross: $12.05M

5. Burglar (1987)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 3,592 | Gross: $16.34M

6. The Telephone (1988)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

Director: Rip Torn | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould, John Heard

Votes: 771 | Gross: $0.10M

7. Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 1,879 | Gross: $5.19M

8. Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »

Directors: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens | Stars: Kevin Carlson, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Fletcher, Ric Heitzman

Votes: 954

9. Beverly Hills Brats (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

A rich young boy arranges to be kidnapped so he'll get more attention from his parents.

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Martin Sheen, Burt Young, Terry Moore

Votes: 237 | Gross: $0.19M

10. Homer and Eddie (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters, Robert Glaudini

Votes: 1,503

11. Kiss Shot (1989 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

A detached black mother loses her job and also the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in such ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott, David Marciano

Votes: 312

12. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 2,864 | Gross: $4.80M

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14. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 169,824 | Gross: $217.63M

15. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 79,052

Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg starred as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation in a recurring guest star role—the first of Star Trek's celebrity fans to win a spot on the show. She played the hyoer-sensed El-Aurian hostess of "Ten-Forward," the ship's bar/lounge, from Season 2 onward. - StarTrek.com

16. Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

65 Metascore

An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 12,656 | Gross: $36.49M

17. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

51 Metascore

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 74,474 | Gross: $139.61M

18. Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Musical

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, John Kani

Votes: 1,627 | Gross: $7.31M

19. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 46,890 | Gross: $21.71M

20. The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining (1993 Video)

Documentary

Watch as more than a dozen of Hollywood's biggest celebrities entertain and educate in this fun, funny and practical video. It will become the last word in entertaining.

Director: Daniel Helfgott | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Jackie Collins, Tony Curtis, Sarah Douglas

Votes: 8

21. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long

Votes: 14,018 | Gross: $44.94M

22. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 41,761 | Gross: $57.32M

23. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Quintano | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry

Votes: 40,263 | Gross: $27.98M

24. The Little Rascals (1994)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods

Votes: 37,989 | Gross: $51.76M

25. Corrina, Corrina (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Noreen Hennessey

Votes: 11,010 | Gross: $20.16M

26. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 766,592 | Gross: $312.90M

27. Naked in New York (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 1,416 | Gross: $1.04M

28. Boys on the Side (1995)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California. Her advertisement is answered by Jane, who at first ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 10,563 | Gross: $23.45M

29. Moonlight and Valentino (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 3,150 | Gross: $2.49M

30. Bogus (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

Votes: 5,545 | Gross: $4.36M

31. Bordello of Blood (1996)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.

Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, John Kassir

Votes: 11,664 | Gross: $5.59M

32. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History

A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 9,219 | Gross: $13.05M

33. Theodore Rex (1995)

PG | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Family

In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.

Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Juliet Landau, Bud Cort

Votes: 3,587

34. Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 8,428 | Gross: $31.36M

35. The Associate (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly

Votes: 6,702 | Gross: $12.77M

36. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 34,728 | Gross: $63.86M

37. In the Gloaming (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 67 min | Drama

Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.

Director: Christopher Reeve | Stars: Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,019

38. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy

When a rookie filmmaker with the unfortunate name Alan Smithee realizes he's an unwitting studio puppet, being forced to make a big-budget action film he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Eric Idle

Votes: 3,099 | Gross: $0.05M

39. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

Votes: 5,983 | Gross: $37.67M

40. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: A Knight in Camelot (1998)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Paloma Baeza, Simon Fenton

Votes: 1,851

41. Jackie's Back! (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Music

"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her ancestors were George Washington's slaves). Jenifer Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake, Tangie Ambrose

Votes: 490

42. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 140,255 | Gross: $28.87M

43. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999– )

139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the ... See full summary »

Stars: Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey, Colm Meaney

Votes: 3,404

44. Alegría (1999)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his... See full summary »

Director: Franco Dragone | Stars: René Bazinet, Frank Langella, Mako, Julie Cox

Votes: 479

45. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Alice falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 6,877

46. The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

45 Metascore

The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson

Votes: 11,437 | Gross: $13.38M

47. Get Bruce (1999)

R | 82 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see... See full summary »

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Nathan Lane

Votes: 571 | Gross: $0.04M

48. More Dogs Than Bones (2000)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A series of mishaps and misfortunes over $1 million in cash leads to murder, mayhem and greed.

Director: Michael Browning | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Peter Coyote, Mercedes Ruehl, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 337

49. The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio.

Director: Des McAnuff | Stars: Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Piper Perabo, Jason Alexander

Votes: 17,776 | Gross: $26.00M

50. Call Me Claus (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Family