Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies is a celebration of all things Michelle Pfeiffer and Meg Ryan.

I’m a lover of all kinds of film, whether it be a western, a production from the classic Hollywood era, or an obscure 1970’s road movie, but since the late 1980s the films of Meg and Michelle have been very special to me.

The happiest years of my life ran parallel to the peak years of their careers, so it’s nice to be able to pay a small tribute to these two incredibly talented performers and the memories they’ve provided.

Pfeiffer films and Meg movies don’t contain CGI, 3D or many special effects. Just intelligent scripts, wonderful acting and unforgettable characters.

I hope some of you care about them as much as I do.

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  1. Perfect, you’ve left me speechless ..and yes Michelle is the true meaning of perfection and we hope for one last (or more) great role …I just wanted to say that I’m a 19 years old girl and I never searched for older movies before Michelle’s, like I’ve seen almost every movie that she was in and I searched movies from ‘88 like 5 years before I was born like ‘Married to the Mob…’ and I truly enjoyed every second of watching her …and yet yeees she’s the greatest actress that ever existed and the true definition of beauty.
    And thanks for this wonderful site!

  2. Thanks for the blog. It feels good to know there are people who appreciate intelligent, meaningful and great-acting movies nowadays. It feels better to know people love Meg Ryan as much or more than I do. No one else in my circle understands my crazy obsession with this lady. The majority of people at my age (as far as I know) don’t even KNOW of her. Kind of sad, really!

  3. Wow! you are the first person I’ve met who likes Meg Ryan as much as I do.
    I’ve searched and watched most of her works, from the early part in Innerspace, to the height of her career with When Harry Met Sally, When a Man Loves a Woman, Courage Under Fire, etc. coming to the (seemingly) recent (very unpopular) part like My Mom’s New boyfriend. I can totally understand your fascination with her. There’s just something so compelling in every part she did. Her recent works just doesn’t feel like Meg-Ryan any more. I don’t know, I’m kinda mourning for the loss of her brilliance. I wish I were there at the peak of her career so I’d be able to look forward to every movie she did and savour them. I discovered her too late and then I discovered her downfall too quickly.

  4. Paul,

    It’s freaky to find you, I will probably be ripping your site off regularly. I am new to Blogs and understand content specific to you should be “linked”……I have only done this once.

    Thanks for your one stop Meg / Michelle shrine, hope you don’t mind our using her for a very dark role.


  5. Happy 2013, Paul! It was wonderful to hear from you. I will definitely be stopping by now that I’m settled. Love the recent posts!

  6. I’m a fan of Pfeiffer and need to be a little more educated in Ryan’s career – this seems like a pretty good site to fill that need!

  7. Thanks for your comment friend… please do venture into instagram land… it is quite fun and so easy … hope to see you there soon.
    I will maintain the blog with updates on the store… and a new website up soon… hope this finds you well…

  8. Just started reading your blog. Great stuff. Amazing to think how many of Meg and Michelle’s films I’ve seen.

  9. What a wonderful site! Love them both and you’re doing a great job highlighting their most awesome careers! Kudos!

  10. I’m a fan of Michelle Pfeiffer and Meg Ryan too. More Ryan than Pfeiffer.
    And I am generally not a fan of CGI & 3D, special effects et al (a few exceptions are there of course) and prefer intelligent scripts and superb acting skills myself. Not a fan of -here today gone tomorrow- movies, I like timeless films that age well, From Gone With The Wind, to A Clockwork Orange, to Age of Innocence to The Reader. Good Movies that go on forever beyond time.

  11. Hey Paul,
    I just want to say thanks for showing some love on my blog buddy. Thanks for the likes and the comments. Although I don’t consider myself an established “writer,” per say, it really means a lot when someone takes the time to show that my words meant something to them. I am aware that on WordPress people follow me just so I follow them back. They don’t read my stuff or visit my page at all. I take the time to read their stuff, but there’s no reciprocation. You have good integrity. Wherever you are in this world, I wish you nothing but good fortune and happiness. Peace.

  12. Hey Paul. Yeah, Michelle Pfeiffer is a stunning beauty, even in her later years. Those eyes just get to you.

    In the movie “Scarface,” Tony Montana mentions her eyes…says they remind him of a tiger. She definitely has that look that can stop a man in his tracks.

    Do you remember a very young, unknown Meg Ryan in “Top Gun?” She played the wife of Goose (played by Anthony Edwards, back when he had hair).


  13. Hi, thanks so much for liking my post “Enchanted (the movie)” and for commenting and stopping by my blog. Your blog is amazing! Please feel free to stop in again. You’re always welcome my new friend. Betty

  14. I’d love to hear your thoughts on ‘Frankie and Johnny’ !

  15. Great idea for a blog! I am definitely following this one 🙂

  16. Two awesome actresses! You have good taste, fellow blogger!

  17. By far, my favorite Meg Ryan film is “Kate and Leopold.” The on-screen chemistry between Meg and Hugh Jackman is electrifying. It is a great romantic comedy,and showcases the talents of both stars. I like the time-travel threme.

    My favourite Michelle Pfeiffer film is “Love Field.” I like it because the last part of the film was filmed in Richmond across the street from Berryman United Methodist Church. My dad retired from the ministry from that church. (The church members fed the cast and crew, I believe). Also, I liked the build-up of the romance between Michelle and her co-star.

  18. RB

    HI Paul. My copy of “Addicted to Love” arrived today. I’ve started watching but had to pause the DVD player to post you a note. It’s been many years since I saw it in theatre, and I had forgotten how every minute delicious this film is. As I type Sam is just now hearing his Dear John letter. Never mind that I’d sell both children and crawl across broken glass for Matthew Broderick, I will be able to share more coherent thoughts in a day or two.

  19. Nice blog you have here Paul! I like both Meg and Michelle, an important presence in a lot of very good films, they gave some some unforgettable performances (Scarface, Ladyhawke, The Age of Innocence, When Harry Met Sally, Courage Under Fire, City of Angels…just to name a few). Keep up the good work 🙂

  20. Just wanted to share the fact that I’m currently watching When Harry Met Sally. Love this film! You totally own it, Paul!! 😊

  21. I like both Pfeiffer and Ryan. Going through your linked Pfeiffer-Ryan posts I discovered that I’ve watched at least one of the two films you’ve written about but never both. So, what film couple would your recommend?

  22. Hi Paul, I’m going to feature the evolution of the femme fetale on November 13 and wondered if you would do a conversation starter for me regarding Michelle Pfeiffer as a 80s/90s example? I’m looking for a paragraph or two is all–a few key films and how her beauty is a source of power and what is it about her that is a magnet for men? Interested?

  23. Hi Paul

    Would you believe that just at the same moment you left a comment on my blog I put on a movie that was in my planner and who pops up on the screen only Meg Ryan, coincidence or what 😉 It’s called My Moms New Boyfriend, I hope it’s good!


  24. This is for sure my most favorite blog I have ever come across! Love their movies, probably have seen every single one of them million times. Never gets old 🙂

  25. My sister would definitely love your blog, Paul! She’s a big fan of Meg Ryan ❤ – Some of the movies here – I wasn't even aware of. Thanks 😀

  26. Michelle Pfeiffer has had one of the most complete acting careers of anyone alive today. She’s the quintessential leading lady. Pfeiffer could be really funny as well as sexy & seductive. She was incredibly gorgeous and without a doubt one of the most beautiful actresses that was ever in front of a movie camera. I think Meg Ryan’s range was extremely limited in comparison. See The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, The Age of Innocence and Into the Night for proof of Michelle’s acting abilities as well as her stunning beauty.

    Hans Carl Clausen : Mr Model

  27. There are some actresses whose beauty is amplified to such a degree on the movie screen that people who have only seen them on dvd may never understand the full force of the attraction. i have only experienced this golden screen sensation twice. The first time was seeing Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief. The second was Michelle Pfeiffer in Married to the Mob.

  28. Thank you for liking and commenting on my own humble blog regarding “Saint Vincent”. I always appreciate the feedback.

    My own personal favorite Michelle Pfeiffer film is “Married to the Mob”, which also features some outstanding comedy from Mercedes Ruehl.

    Best wishes for your continuing blogging success!


    Jay Pochapin

  29. Thanks for the likes and the comments on my little blog – love both of these ladies!

  30. CineMuse

    Nice of you to drop your thoughts on The Daughter into my film review site. You have chosen two of the finest exemplars of the cinematic arts to follow on your site. Well done. I will try to see more of their work and follow your page.

  31. This a pretty neat blog. I wish I could do one about Lady Gaga but I might be stealing your thunder if I did!

  32. So did it! Organised my own little blogathon… read on if you are interested in joining in the fun! https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/announcing-the-darlin-dallasers-blogathon/

  33. I re-watched “Top Gun” the other night… any thoughts on Meg Ryan’s scenes?

  34. I’ve always thought Michelle Pfeiffer was terribly overrated. Don’t get me wrong, she’s good, but come on! By contrast, I think Meg Ryan is consistently great, but often underappreciated.

  35. Hi… I always enjoy reading your posts and the “comments” around movies so I’d like to nominate you for a Sunshine Blogger Award: https://thoughtsallsorts.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/my-first-and-im-honoured/

  36. Hi Paul…I’ve come across a movie (looks obscure) called Restoration with….tadaaaa…Meg Ryan. Have you seen it? Is it any good? It even won 2 Oscars. I’ve never heard of it before. I thought you’d be the best person to ask… 😉

  37. Hello there! I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. You probably have been nominated before. See: https://dbmoviesblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/mystery-blogger-award-2017/

  38. Hi there,

    Its now official, congrats- you’ve been tagged in my post today x


    Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews xx

  39. I still have to see Meg Ryan in “The Women.” How time flies.

  40. I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. Here is the link to the article about it on my website: https://wordpress.com/post/pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2774.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

  41. Hello there, long time no see! Wondering if you recommend The Russia House, as in the mood for a bit of Sean and Michelle… or should I tackle her in Scarface first? (Shes done too many movies I want to see)

  42. Hey, I dropped by to catch up on some of your posts, but it looks like some went missing? Did something happen with your site?

    Anyway, if there are technical glitches, I hope they’re cleared up soon… 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment. There isn’t a problem at my end, I’ve been feeling rather jaded with the blogging world and as a result decided to delete some of my recent posts. I am sorry that yours and other reader’s comments went with them. Delete in haste, repent at leisure!

      • Ah whew Paul…at least you are still alive and kicking (even if just “barely” in the blogging world). Was about to see if everything was ok on your side. So, take as long as you need and we’ll be waiting when you get back. And if you don’t, that’s also ok. Like I always say, this blogging is meant to be fun.
        Hang in there Paul!

  43. How are you doing Paul? I must apologise for not being on your blog a lot. I had a lot of busy things to do, but they are settling down now. Hope we can have a good catch up. Plus, I’ve had plenty of inspiration for both my blogs.

  44. Hi there. So happy to have been allowed to discover your classy and fun site, thanks to your finding my humble abode at Movies Ala Mark. Other than “In The Cut” (yecch) I’ve always liked Meg (love her hippie gal in “The Doors”, for example, and I’m one of the few people who actually rather liked the remake of “The Women”: in fact, I guess it’s heresy, but I think I liked it better than the original). Michelle is so beautiful it’s unfair, and such a fine actress. Fantastic in “White Oleander”. Thanks so much for looking in and commenting on my efforts. Cheers, Mark

  45. Don’t forget you’ve been tagged!
    . Looking forward to your post and love you to join my blogathons https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/film-fun/the-12-dallas-days-of-christmas/

  46. Hi, I just read this new top 10 list and thought of your blog. Here’s the link: https://www.top10films.co.uk/44647-top-10-michelle-pfeiffer-films/

  47. hey paul,

    just sent u an email


  48. That’s a unique idea for a blog. I like it. I’ve reviewed a lot of both actresses.

  49. Hi there, love to invite you to this… https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/announcing-the-lovely-lee-grant-blogathon/ and it appears she DID do a movie with Michelle! Not sure if its any good, Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)

  50. Pingback: The 3rd Annual Meg Ryan Birthday Blogathon: Ryan & Rom-Com | No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen

  51. Hey Paul, Congratulations you are one of my 15 nominees in the Versatile Blogger category… https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/about/my-blogging-awards/5-fabulous-bloggers/

  52. Happy Birthday to your lovely leading gal, thought you might like to relive her from my tribute to her this year too, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/the-russia-house-1990/

  53. Hi Paul, Please note Jeff Goldblum Blogathon which will be held on the 15th, 16th and 17th August 2019. As ALL JEFF GOLDBLUM BLOGATHON ENTRANTS… Due to popular demand Emma and I are running this event for one extra day! from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

  54. Hi Paul,

    Your guest post is now live on my blog – thanks for the post swap. Happy to do a post swap with a Michelle post too one day if you interested.. again have a few of her movies on my blog for your to check out.


    Take care, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews

    BTW Still to check her out in One Fine Day…

  55. Thanks for sharing my post Gill, you really made my day. The review looks great.

  56. I need a specialists advice, tried to watch The Doors last night and found it so difficult to watch gave up.. does it get better as the film goes on as gave up before 20 mins?

    • No sorry, from memory it doesn’t get any better. I think the film was a waste of Meg’s talent. Kilmer makes for a great Jim Morrison, but it’s really for hardcore fans of The Doors only.

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