Brooke Christa Shields began her acting career in the late ’70s as a child star. She got famous with the role of Violet, a child prostitute in the 1978 film titled Pretty Baby. After her starring in this work, Brooke went on to land more roles in more films and television series while at the same time giving attention to her modeling career. She began her modeling career precisely in the year 1966 as an 11 months old child. Brooke was able to combine her modeling and acting interests and made the best of the two. With particular regard to her acting career, Brooke’s filmography consists of numerous works some of which have been exceptionally good to have earned her some awards. There exists others which didn’t perform so well too. In this article, we present 10 of Brooke Shields’ best and worst rated movies.
List of 10 Greatest Brooke Shields Movies Rated From Best To Worst
1. Mr. Pickles (2014–present)
Brooke Shields’ voiced the character of Mrs. Goodman in this American adult animated sitcom. So far, she has worked in 19 episodes of its various seasons. The sitcom has its plot in a small community referred to as Old Town which its name aptly describes it. In the town lives the Goodman family made up of Tommy Goodman (Kaitlyn Robrock), Beverly Goodman (Brooke Shields), Stanley Goodman (Jay Johnston) and their demonic dog Mr. Pickles (owned by Tommy and voiced by Dave Stewart).
Unknown to anybody, Mr. Pickles often slips out to mutilate and murder anybody who annoys him or threatens Tommy. He then reassembles or resurrects his victims and sends them to his underground lair where they do his will. By doing this, Mr. Pickles was able to rid Old Town of criminal elements constituting a nuisance in the town.
Ever since the television series began airing in 2014, Mr. Pickles has been able to draw quite a decent following. The sitcom is rated 7.4/10 on IMDb and with the many promotions it is still seeing, this figure is not expected to be static for long.
2. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
This DC Comics Universe superhero film had Brooke Shields play the fictional character of Carol Ferris; the love interest of Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern. The film which also featured other DC characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman had its storyline set with events that happened after the Korean War in the 1950s. The veterans were joined by a new generation of superheroes who they must work with to save the world from an impending catastrophe being perpetrated by a doomsday cult whose god is an entity known as the “Centre.”
Justice League: The New Frontier like many other DC Comics was well received by both critics and the general public. The quality of the animation was praised for being exceptionally detailed in every scene of the film. Thus, the movie received many positive reviews and on movie review sites, it couldn’t have been rated worse. On IMDb, the DC Comic film is rated 7.0/10 and in the box office, it made $5.3 million.
3. Lipstick Jungle (2008–2009)
Three best friends: Victory Ford (Lindsay Price), Nico Reilly (Kim Raver), Wendy Healy (Shields) are all at the peak of their careers but yet are not immune to the daily challenges life throws at them as residents of New York City. Ford is a fashion designer, Nico an editor-in-chief of Bonfire Magazine while Wendy is an independent film producer. The ladies are always there for each other and would never hold back to offer help to each other no matter the depth of the problem either of them gets into.
The American comedy-drama television series began airing in February 2008 and had a successful first and second season run before it was announced in March 2009 that the series has been canceled.
As one of the most notable Brooke Shields movies, Lipstick Jungle was well received after its initial release. It has a rating of 6.5/10 on IMDb.
4. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
The Midnight Meat Train is an American horror film with decent reviews that Brooke has in her filmography. The film starred Bradley Cooper as Leon Kaufman, Leslie Bibb as Maya Jones, Brooke Shields as Susan Hoff, Roger Bart as Jurgis, Vinnie Jones as Mahogany and many others.
In the film, Leon is a photographer who has a passion for capturing unique shots of the people of his city and their lifestyle. This passion of his led him to discover a serial killer named Mahogany who has a penchant for killing late-night train commuters by butchering them in the most gruesome way possible.
Following his discovery, Leon reported to the police but they were quick to dismiss his report and even questioned his motive. He followed Mahogany to unravel the reasons behind the murders and in the end, he killed Mahogany but ended becoming the new serial killer. This film is a thriller to watch. On IMDb, The Midnight Meat Train has a rating of 6.1/10.
5. The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011)
In this adventure film directed by Peter Skillman Odiorne, Brooke Shields played the character of Joan Brown alongside Sammi Hanratty as Whitney Brown, Aidan Quinn as Henry Brown, Kris Kristofferson as Dusty Brown and others.
Henry and Joan Brown are the parents of Whitney Brown whom they raised in luxury when the going was good for them. However, as the family began facing financial difficulties, they are forced to adjust to the present economic realities facing them. This adjustment saw them relocate to Whitney’s grandparents’ old farm in the country. Back in the country, the family members especially Whitney learned to value a lot of things she had lost touch with while living a life characterized by endless parties and frivolous spending in the city.
With a rating of 5.1/10 on IMDb, The Greening of Whitney Brown does not top the chart as one of the best Brooke Shields movies. More so, some critics described the film as horrible and annoying.
6. Wet Gold (1984)
Wet Gold is centered on Laura (Brooke Shields) a young café waitress and her 3 friends which include her boyfriend Chris Barnes (Thomas Byrd), Ben Keating (Brian Kerwin) a diving equipment shop owner and Sampson (Burgess Meredith). As the story had it, Sampson filled Laura with stories of a boat that sank with gold valued at millions of dollars in the ocean. Laura’s boyfriend initially dissuaded her from believing Sampson’s story but when they came across an old newspaper publication about the incident Sampson had related to Laura, the duo became a lot more interested in finding the treasures. Chris Barnes, the diving equipment shop owner also showed interest in the treasure hunt and joined them.
After having spent many days in the water, they found the lost treasure but with their new millionaire mindsets, they began to have bad blood amongst themselves. This ultimately led them to reveal their identities which they had no prior knowledge of about each other.
Despite the film’s interesting storyline, Wet Gold didn’t see good rating on movie review sites. With a rating of 5.0/10 on IMDb, it ound its place on this list as one of the lowly rated Brooke Shields movies.
7. The Hot Flashes (2013)
In The Hot Flashes, Brooke Shields acting as Beth Humphrey is a middle-aged woman going through menopause. She got outraged when she learned that a breast cancer screening unit – which her friend who died of cancer 3 years ago left her money for – was about closing down. Outraged by this and still seeing a need for her to do something to save the clinic, Beth organized a group of women from her high school’s 1980 basketball team viz Ginger PeabodyGinger Peabody (played by Daryl Hannah), Florine Clarkston (Wanda Sykes), Roxie Rosales (Camryn Manheim) and Clementine Baker (Virginia Madsen) to form a basketball team. Their motivation – primarily to raise enough money to prevent the cancer center from closing down.
The film has a rating of 5.0/10 on IMDb and was highly praised for the comedy the cast members brought in while telling the film’s story.
8. The Blue Lagoon (1980)
The Blue Lagoon is a romantic survival drama film which told the love story between two innocent children (cousins actually) Emmeline Lestrange (played by Brooke Shields) and Richard Lestrange (played by Christopher Atkins) who were marooned on an island with their ship’s galley cook Paddy Button (played by Leo McKern). After Paddy died, the children began to learn to survive on their own. As time passed, they grew into teenagers and began to notice the physical and emotional changes they were undergoing. They learned about sexual intercourse from watching sea turtles mate in one occasion when they were swimming in the lagoon. From then onward, they began to regularly have intercourse and soon had a child who they named Paddy.
Richard and Emmeline accepted the island as their home, more especially Emmeline who in an occasion when a ship was close by, she didn’t bother to signal the ship by lighting a fire to save them. However, they were later rescued after many years by a ship led by Richard’s father, Arthur (William Daniels).
On IMDb, The Blue Lagoon is rated 5.8/10 and didn’t fare any better on Rotten Tomatoes. However, in the box office, the film made $58.8 million (North America) from a production budget of $4.5 million.
9. After Sex (2000)
When 3 women decided to get together and have a weekend bonding experience in Los Angeles, they got a lot more than they could resist. While in LA, they ended up picking 5 men of questionable integrity and had sex with them. They did this under the presumption that all men are unfaithful including their boyfriends. However, after the trip, the women faced a battle within themselves on whether or not to reveal their sexcapade to their partners.
In After Sex, Brooke Shields played the character of Kate, Virginia Madsen acted as Traci and Maria Pitillo as Vicki. Other members of the cast were Dan Cortese who acted as John, Johnathon Schaech as Matt and D. B. Sweeney as Tony.
The comedy-drama film had a storyline already told in various ways over and over again. However, some critics still expressed their satisfaction with the film with some describing its scenes as engaging and genuine. Those who felt otherwise described the film as meaningless and too clumsy to understand. The later opinion about this Brooke Shields movie probably best explains why it has a rating of 4.4/10 on IMDb.
10. Endless Love (1981)
In Endless Love, a 15-year-old high school student named Jade Butterfield (played by Brooke) got the disapproval of her parents about her 17-year-old boyfriend named David (played by Martin Hewitt). Furthermore, David was barred from Jade’s home by Jade’s father (Hugh) but he devised a plan to win the favor of Jade’s father. This plan of his involved setting the Butterfield’s home on fire with an intention to show up as a hero and save the fire. However, his plans didn’t work out exactly the way he thought it would.
David was arrested for arson and subsequently sent to 5 years of probation and also a mental hospital for evaluation. When he got out, a lot had changed but still determined to be with the love of his life, he went a great extent to find her. In a scene when Jade’s father saw David running to catch a bus headed for Jade’s university, he ran after David only to be hit down by a car. He died at the spot. David was this time around falsely accused of causing Hugh’s death. In the last scene, Jade (having disclosed to her mother that no one would love him the way David did, she agreed to what her daughter said and in the last scene of the movie, she was seen walking towards David’s cell.
With a rating of 4.9/10 on IMDb, Endless Love is one of those Brooke Shields movies which most of her fans wish could have performed better and seen better reviews.