Robert Altman Movies

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1.
The Delinquents (1957)
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A frustrated young man, separated from his younger girlfriend, gets involved in a juvenile gang. (72 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The film didn't even have good music to go with its teen story. ” - jackallen-67055
 
2.
Countdown (1967)
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Desperate to reach the moon first, N.A.S.A. sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive. He can't return until Apollo is ready. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ An involving sci-fi thriller concerned with the space race to the moon by rival superpowers, Russia and USA. ” - jackallen-67055
 
3.
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
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A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a boy from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The plot is too improbable to be taken seriously, and yet director Robert Altman apparently does take it seriously. ” - jackallen-67055
 
4.
MASH (1970)
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The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography. ” - jackallen-67055
 
5.
Brewster McCloud (1970)
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ We get the sense of a live intelligence, rushing things ahead on the screen, not worrying whether we'll understand. ” - jackallen-67055
 
6.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ McCabe & Mrs. Miller offers revisionist Western fans a landmark early addition to the genre while marking an early apogee for director Robert Altman. ” - jackallen-67055
 
7.
Images (1972)
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ It is a rare film that can entice me to surrender my logic, but Images does just that. [It] is a film in which Altman doesn't worry about defenses. He boldly creates a spiritual vision and lets logic and caution fall by the wayside of wondrous beauty. ” - jackallen-67055
 
8.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The Long Goodbye is a cool as ice mystery that retains Robert Altman's idiosyncratic sensibilities. ” - jackallen-67055
 
9.
Thieves Like Us (1974)
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Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing... (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Thieves Like Us proves that when Robert Altman has a solid story and script, he can make an exceptional film, one mostly devoid of clutter, auterist mannerism, and other cinema chic. ” - jackallen-67055
 
10.
California Split (1974)
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A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but... (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The film is technically and physically handsome, all the more so for being mostly location work, but lacks a cohesive and reinforced sense of story direction. ” - jackallen-67055
 
11.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ A rare and puzzling movie: beautiful and cruel, passionate but strangely shallow. ” - jackallen-67055
 
12.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
13.
3 Women (1977)
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant... (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ I have seen it many times, been through it twice in shot-by-shot analysis, and yet it always seems to be happening as I watch it. Recurring dreams are like that. ” - jackallen-67055
 
14.
A Wedding (1978)
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests. (125 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ This is the sort of material that easily lends itself to farce, and, when it does, Altman cheerfully follows. But he leads in other directions, as well. ” - jackallen-67055
 
15.
Quintet (1979)
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During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ All great directors must be arrogant to the extent that they will follow their dreams through to the bitter, sometimes banal end. This time Mr. Altman's faith in himself has led him over the brink. ” - jackallen-67055
 
16.
A Perfect Couple (1979)
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A repressed, middle-aged divorced U.S. Greek meets a young singer through a dating service and becomes smitten. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Romance, like cinema, is a reconstructionist work for Altman ” - jackallen-67055
 
17.
HealtH (1980)
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A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
18.
Popeye (1980)
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The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven. (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Altman's take on the iconic cartoon is messy and wildly uneven, but its robust humor and manic charm are hard to resist. ” - jackallen-67055
 
19.
Rattlesnake in a Cooler (1982 TV Movie)
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A one act play about a young doctor who ditch his safe middle-class existence to become a cowboy out West. His cowboy-fantasy eventually breaks down.
Director: Robert Altman
 
20.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
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The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback... (109 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Seems to achieve an astonishing rebirth in the transposition of a play from stage to screen. It is also a rebirth for Robert Altman, who has fashioned a stirring comeback, revitalizing his technique and presumably his career. ” - jackallen-67055
 
21.
Precious Blood (1982 TV Movie)
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A one act play where a woman and a man share their life stories, till they inter stitch and conflict with each other.
Director: Robert Altman
 
22.
Streamers (1983)
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Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Sure it's searing and intense, but so is a microwave oven. ” - jackallen-67055
 
23.
Secret Honor (1984)
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A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Rarely have I seen ninety more compelling minutes on the screen. ” - jackallen-67055
 
24.
O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
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O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class. (109 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Its notion of American artificiality runs so deep that the film begins and ends at a man-made surfing beach in the middle of the desert. ” - jackallen-67055
 
25.
The Laundromat (1985 TV Movie)
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Two lonely women coincide at midnight in a laundromat, where they reveal their secrets. (59 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
26.
Fool for Love (1985)
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May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ With Fool for Love, he has succeeded on two levels that seem opposed to each other. He has made a melodrama, almost a soap opera, in which the characters achieve a kind of nobility. ” - jackallen-67055
 
27.
Beyond Therapy (1987)
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This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty)... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ It's a movie in which every scene must have seemed like a lot of fun at the time, but, when they're edited together, there's no pattern to the movie, nothing to build toward, no reason for us to care. It's all behavior. ” - jackallen-67055
 
28.
Basements (1987 TV Movie)
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Adaptations of two early plays, The Room and The Dumb Waiter, by Noble Prize-winning, English playwright Harold Pinter. The first revolves around paranoiac woman trapped in her apartment. The other is about two small-time crooks waiting. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
29.
Aria (1987)
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Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman... (90 mins.)
“ I am not sure that any indispensable statement about opera has been made here, and purists will no doubt recoil by the irreverence of some of the images. But the film is fun almost as a satire of itself. ” - jackallen-67055
 
30.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988 TV Movie)
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A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny". (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
31.
Vincent & Theo (1990)
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The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ A film that generates the feeling that we are in the presence of a man in the act of creation. ” - jackallen-67055
 
32.
The Player (1992)
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A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Bitingly cynical without succumbing to bitterness, The Player is one of the all-time great Hollywood satires -- and an ensemble-driven highlight of the Altman oeuvre. ” - jackallen-67055
 
33.
Short Cuts (1993)
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The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents. (188 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Robert Altman's ensemble drama deftly integrates its disparate characters and episodes into a funny, poignant, emotionally satisfying whole. ” - jackallen-67055
 
34.
Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
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A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Altman and his writer, former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Barbara Shulgasser, should have gone further and been meaner; too many of his jokes are generic slapstick, instead of being aimed squarely at industry's targets. ” - jackallen-67055
 
35.
Kansas City (1996)
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Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930s Kansas City... (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ All of the characters act as if somebody might come along someday and make a movie about them. And Altman, who made the movie, gets his chance to sit in at last on one of those cutting sessions. ” - jackallen-67055
 
36.
The Gingerbread Man (1998)
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A lawyer uses his power to help his lover put her father behind bars, but when he escapes, they are all in danger. (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Robert Altman the up-and- down director meets John Grisham the constant mediocrity. Just where, in our hypothetical picture, should we place that unlikely scene? ” - jackallen-67055
 
37.
Killer App (1998 TV Movie)
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About battles in the computer world of Seattle. (50 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
38.
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
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Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Most of what transpires is low-key, affectionate comedy and a fair amount of fun. ” - jackallen-67055
 
39.
Dr. T & the Women (2000)
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Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas... (122 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ In terms of quality, Dr. T and the Women is one of Altman's good-but-not-great films. In typical Altman style, it features some great ensemble acting, including a wonderful performance by Richard Gere. ” - jackallen-67055
 
40.
Gosford Park (2001)
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The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ A mixture of Upstairs, Downstairs, Clue, and perceptive social commentary, Gosford Park ranks among director Altman's best. ” - jackallen-67055
 
41.
The Company (2003)
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Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer (Campbell) who's poised to become a principal performer. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Its deliberately unfocused narrative may frustrate some viewers, but The Company finds Altman gracefully applying his distinctive eye to the world of dance. ” - jackallen-67055
 
42.
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
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A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The final film by the great Robert Altman, A Prairie Home Companion, the big screen adaptation of Garrison Keillor's radio broadcast showcases plenty of the director's strengths: it's got a gigantic cast and plenty of quirky acting and dialogue. ” - jackallen-67055