Robert Aldrich Moviesby jackallen-67055 | created - 02 Nov 2017 | updated - 02 Nov 2017 | Public
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1. Big Leaguer (1953)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Family, Sport
John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent, but... See full summary »
2. World for Ransom (1954)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.
3. Apache (1954)
Passed | 91 min | Western
Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.
Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $6.00M
Colorful and rousing.
4. Vera Cruz (1954)
Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.
If you like your westerns with a salsa topping, this one should be spicy enough.
5. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".
An intriguing, wonderfully subversive blend of art and commerce, Kiss Me Deadly is an influential noir classic.
6. The Big Knife (1955)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.
A stinging film on Hollywood's studio system.
7. Autumn Leaves (1956)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary existence changes when she encounters Burt Hansen a charismatic younger man. As ... See full summary »
It's a story about mental illness, which is presented with a terrifying frankness as well as a constructive view of psychotherapy at a time when it was often stigmatized.
8. Attack (1956)
Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, War
In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.
It seems like film noir told as a war drama.
9. The Garment Jungle (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The struggle of a lady's garment workers' organization to unionize a New York clothing sweat shop; the owner of which is determined to keep the union out of his business at any cost.
10. The Angry Hills (1959)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Thriller
In 1941, Greek resistance entrusts an American journalist with a Greek double-agent secret list that must reach London and must not fall into Nazi hands.
12. The Last Sunset (1961)
Approved | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Western
At a Mexican ranch, fugitive O'Malley and pursuing Sheriff Stribling agree to help rancher Breckenridge drive his herd into Texas where Stribling could legally arrest O'Malley, but Breckenridge's wife complicates things.
Votes: 2,493 | Gross: $6.54M
13. Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
G | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Sodom and Gomorrah has many of the faults of the Biblical epic, but many good qualities.
14. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
Votes: 45,764 | Gross: $4.05M
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? combines powerhouse acting, rich atmosphere, and absorbing melodrama in service of a taut thriller with thought-provoking subtext.
15. 4 for Texas (1963)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Western
Zack Thomas is a tough guy who hooks up with Joe Jarrett to open a casino.
A stupid and overlong Rat Pack sex comedy Western that bites the dust with hardly any intentional laughs.
16. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
It was camp before the term was coined, but it's somewhat better than that, too.
17. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama
After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.
Plays against convention by raising scary questions about leadership.
18. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Votes: 62,331 | Gross: $45.30M
Right up to the last scene the movie is amusing, well paced, and intelligent.
19. The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
Approved | 130 min | Drama
A dictatorial film director (Peter Finch) hires an unknown actress (Kim Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.
20. The Killing of Sister George (1968)
X | 138 min | Drama
George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »
Robert Aldrich's "daring" 1968 mating of lesbianism and commerce was, as I recall, considered pretty tame even then; lord knows what it looks like today.
21. Too Late the Hero (1970)
PG | 145 min | Action, Drama, War
A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.
An okay World War II melodrama, featuring Michael Caine and Cliff Robertson as antagonists who come to respect each other in the course of destroying a Japanese radio transmitter.
22. The Grissom Gang (1971)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama
Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the British film No ... See full summary »
You can't hold the plot, the dialog or the grotesque characterizations against it, because somehow Aldrich has gotten everything functioning well on at least one fundamental level.
23. Ulzana's Raid (1972)
R | 103 min | Adventure, Western
After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down.
A superior western though somewhat ponderous and its action sequences are formulaic.
24. Emperor of the North (1973)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1.
The movie’s energies are vast but never focused; what we’re finally left with is too much undirected violence and some superb direction in an uncertain cause.
25. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
Equal parts tough and funny, and led by a perfectly cast Burt Reynolds, The Longest Yard has an interesting political subtext and an excellent climax -- even if it takes too long to get there.
26. Hustle (1975)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide.
"Hustle" is the kind of many-layered, complex, cynical crime story we get more often these days in novels than in movies.
27. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
R | 146 min | Drama, Thriller
An imprisoned rogue USAF general with a secret personal agenda, escapes the brig and takes over an ICBM silo, threatening to start WW3.
It's easier to admire Twilight for its intent and its astonishing cast than for what it actually achieves.
28. The Choirboys (1977)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after hours debauchery.
The Choirboys takes a fairly obnoxious place among a burgeoning genre of Hollywood films determined to revel in raunchiness.
29. The Frisco Kid (1979)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Western
A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.
Votes: 8,044 | Gross: $9.35M
Wilder character has a sweetness, a niceness, that's interesting for the character but doesn't seem to work with this material.
30. ...All the Marbles (1981)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Harry Sears manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team who tour America, hoping for a chance at winning big time. Harry's also romantically involved with one of them. Their ... See full summary »