John G. Avildsen

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1. Light Sound Diffused (1965)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John G. Avildsen

Votes: 5

2. Turn on to Love (1969)

83 min | Drama

A bored housewife starts hanging out in Greenwich VIllage, and gets involved with pot-smoking hippies and an Italian filmmaker.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sharon Kent, Richard Michaels, Luigi Mastroianni, Jackie Riley

Votes: 13

3. Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1970)

R | 96 min | Comedy

Parents in a small, conservative community don't think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as a communist ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Dick Carballo, Devin Goldenberg, Zachary Haines, Jane McLeod

Votes: 121

4. Joe (1970)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

Two men, Bill, a wealthy conservative, and Joe, a far-right factory worker, form a dangerous bond after Bill confesses to murdering his daughter's drug dealer boyfriend to Joe.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon, Patrick McDermott

Votes: 2,577 | Gross: $19.32M

5. Okay Bill (1971)

R | 91 min | Comedy

The story of Bill, a young, successful stockbroker who zips off to Greenwich Village on his motorcycle when no one's looking to venture into the hippy counterculture world.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Bob Brady, Gordon Felio, Roz Kelly, Nancy Salmon

Votes: 14

6. Cry Uncle (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen, Allen Garfield, Devin Goldenberg

Votes: 459

7. The Stoolie (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

A police informant steals police funds earmarked for a sting operation and the case detective goes after him to retrieve the money.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, George Silano | Stars: Jackie Mason, Josip Elic, Reid Cruickshanks, Dan Frazer

Votes: 79

8. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

Votes: 4,267

9. Foreplay (1975)

R | 75 min | Comedy

Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, Robert McCarty, Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis, Sudie Bond

Votes: 102

10. W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Art Carney, Conny Van Dyke, Jerry Reed

Votes: 822 | Gross: $17.44M

11. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 484,344 | Gross: $117.24M

12. Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster, Anita Dangler

Votes: 166 | Gross: $1.58M

13. The Formula (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

The synthetic fuel production formula, invented by the Nazis at the end of World War II, is sought after by some who aim to sell it, and by others who wish to destroy it.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud

Votes: 2,257

14. Neighbors (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

47 Metascore

A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 7,029 | Gross: $29.92M

15. Traveling Hopefully (1982)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about Roger Baldwin, the founder of the ACLU.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Star: Roger Baldwin

Votes: 23

16. A Night in Heaven (1983)

R | 83 min | Drama, Romance

A married college professor begins a torrid affair with her failing student, who secretly moonlights as a late-night strip-club dancer.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren, Robert Logan, Deborah Rush

Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $5.56M

17. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

60 Metascore

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 162,079 | Gross: $90.82M

18. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

55 Metascore

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 67,297 | Gross: $115.10M

19. Happy New Year (1987)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Small time crooksters Nick (Peter Falk) and Charlie (Charles Durning) have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas

Votes: 507

20. For Keeps? (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 4,003 | Gross: $17.51M

21. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

58 Metascore

The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 17,073 | Gross: $31.91M

22. The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 45,364 | Gross: $38.96M

23. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 119,491 | Gross: $40.95M

24. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Sport

An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 8,773 | Gross: $2.83M

25. 8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley

Votes: 4,567 | Gross: $19.60M

26. A Fine and Private Place (1998)

Romance

A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.

Director: John G. Avildsen

Votes: 15

27. Inferno (II) (1999)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A man (JCVD) drives out in the desert where some men steal his motorcycle and leave him for dead. He survives and no longer thinks of suicide as he now has a purpose in life: revenge and getting his bike back.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pat Morita, Danny Trejo, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick

Votes: 8,406

29. Bottom of the 9th (2019)

R | 111 min | Drama

58 Metascore

After serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made in his youth, a once-aspiring baseball player returns to his Bronx neighborhood.

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Joe Manganiello, Sofía Vergara, Dominik Garcia, Denis O'Hare

Votes: 284



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