John Cassavetes' Films

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1. Shadows (1958)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 9,393

2. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: Murder for Credit (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Johnny Staccato tracks down the killer of a bandleader who is being poisoned.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Charles McGraw, Martin Landau

Votes: 29

3. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: Evil (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Johnny investigates the popular new preacher at the mission who's taken the life savings of at least one elderly local woman.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Cassavetes, Alexander Scourby, Lloyd Corrigan, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 26

4. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: A Piece of Paradise (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Johnny helps his ex jockey friend who has been accused of killing a dance hall hostess.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Bert Freed, Walter Burke

Votes: 16

5. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: Night of Jeopardy (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A big time counterfeiter believes Johnny has his engraving plates. When he and Waldo are threatened Johnny is given 2 hours to find them.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Frank DeKova, William A. Forester

Votes: 18

6. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: Solomon (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

High-profile attorney Solomon Bradshaw is desperate for a defense of his wealthy client Jessica Winthrop who is charged with murdering her husband. Bradshaw is utterly convinced of her ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Cassavetes, Cloris Leachman, Elisha Cook Jr., Ann Staunton

Votes: 19

7. Too Late Blues (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Ghost is an ideological musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds than compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer Jess ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis

Votes: 1,046

8. A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill

Votes: 2,347

9. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: A Pair of Boots (1962)

48 min | Drama

Adam Shepherd visits a Civil War museum commemorating the Centennial and is attracted to one of its artifacts, a pair of old boots. He imagines what the man who wore them felt during the ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Royal Dano, Lawrence Tierney, John Marley

Votes: 34

10. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1963)

22 min | Drama

An aging boxing champ is challenged to a title fight by his own son whom he hates.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Gary Lockwood, Mary Murphy, Lelia Goldoni

Votes: 25

12. Faces (I) (1968)

R | 130 min | Drama

A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 8,728

13. Husbands (1970)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

After the death of a common friend, three married men leave their lives together, seeking pleasure and freedom and ultimately leaving for London.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 4,704

14. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

GP | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey

Votes: 3,808

15. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Étude in Black (1972)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Directors: Nicholas Colasanto, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk | Stars: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, James Olson, Blythe Danner

Votes: 2,123

16. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 19,113 | Gross: $13.34M

17. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 9,990

18. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 8,150

19. Gloria (1980)

PG | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Julie Carmen, Tony Knesich

Votes: 7,719

20. Love Streams (1984)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

Two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls reunite after years apart.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 4,640

21. Big Trouble (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,054



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