Philip Kaufman Movies

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1. Goldstein (1964)

85 min | Comedy

A modern-day interpretation of the story of Elijah, a prophet who supposedly heralded the end of time.

Directors: Philip Kaufman, Benjamin Manaster | Stars: Lou Gilbert, Ellen Madison, Tom Erhart, Ben Carruthers

Votes: 89

This is the rare experimental film that's visually alive, spiritually welcoming, and funny even when it's brooding.

2. Fearless Frank (1967)

G | 83 min | Fantasy, Comedy

A satirical comedy about an unsophisticated country boy who treks off to Chicago, Illinois, gets shot by mobsters, and awakens to find that he has the powers of Superman.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Monique van Vooren, Jon Voight, Joan Darling, Severn Darden

Votes: 205

3. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces for a bungled robbery of the bank in Northfield, Minnesota.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 1,746

[The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid] may be a valiant attempt but fails to come off.

4. The White Dawn (1974)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanasie Salamonie

Votes: 627

One of those unforgettable film experiences where everything — cinematography, music, acting — coheres in a unified and rewarding work of art

5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 46,694 | Gross: $24.95M

Employing gritty camerawork and evocative sound effects, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a powerful remake that expands upon themes and ideas only lightly explored in the original.

6. The Wanderers (1979)

R | 112 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Votes: 9,159 | Gross: $0.01M

Crudely entertaining.

7. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 52,507 | Gross: $21.50M

The Right Stuff packs a lot of movie into its hefty running time, spinning a colorful, fact-based story out of consistently engaging characters in the midst of epochal events.

8. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 31,485 | Gross: $10.01M

A wonderful political, sexy drama with outstanding performances. A provacative excursion.

9. Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama

In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 11,632 | Gross: $11.57M

Henry & June celebrates sensuality and passion, though the portentous filmmaking drags it down by a large degree.

10. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 39,671 | Gross: $63.10M

The screenplay by Kaufman, Crichton and Michael Backes is not about much of anything important.

11. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 49,176 | Gross: $7.06M

Though hard to watch, this film's disturbing exploration of freedom of expression is both seductive and thought-provoking.

12. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Votes: 19,204 | Gross: $25.20M

An implausible, overheated potboiler that squanders a stellar cast, Twisted is a clichéd, risible whodunit.

13. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 8,209

Despite a globetrotting atmosphere of world history and lustful motivation, director Philip Kaufman falls short of a fulfilling screen investigation.



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