Philip Kaufman Moviesby jackallen-67055 | created - 24 Jun 2017 | updated - 24 Jun 2017 | Public
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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.
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.
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.
[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 »
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
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.
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
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 »
Votes: 9,159 | Gross: $0.01M
7. The Right Stuff (1983)
PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
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
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.
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 »
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
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.
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
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.
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
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.
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.
Despite a globetrotting atmosphere of world history and lustful motivation, director Philip Kaufman falls short of a fulfilling screen investigation.