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List of Joel Schumacher Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Falling Down (1993)
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3
Falling Down
R
15
3

William 'D-Fens' Foster, who recently lost his job and got divorced from his wife, experiences a car breakdown on his way to meet his daughter on her birthday. After he is denied a phone call at a convenience store, he has a violent outburst and leaves behind a wave of crimes with retiring Detective Prendergast on his trail.

Starring:
Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Tuesday Weld, Rachel Ticotin, Barbara Hershey
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
2. Sparkle (1976)
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2
Sparkle
PG
13
2
Starring:
Philip Michael Thomas, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Lonette McKee, Irene Cara
Directed By:
Sam O'Steen
3. A Time to Kill (1996)
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2
A Time to Kill
R
14
2

Heartbroken African-American father, Carl Lee Hailey, kills two rapists who raped and tried to hang his ten years old daughter, Tonya. He then recruits Jake Brigance to defend him. Unfortunately, Jake has to go up against not only an all-white racist jury in Canton, Mississippi but the Ku Klux Klan and racist US police officers.

Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
4. The Lost Boys (1987)
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2
The Lost Boys
R
15
2

A divorced mother Lucy with her teenaged sons, Mike and Sam, move to a California town, believed to be a vampire terrain. Soon, Mike gets drawn into a vampire-biker gang, while Sam becomes friendly with two boys who claim to be vampire-hunters. When signs of vampirism become evident in Mike’s conduct, Sam and his friends go after the vampire-chief to save Mike.

Starring:
Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Barnard Hughes
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
5. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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3
The Phantom of the Opera
PG-13
13
3

The masked Phantom of the Opera is a musical genius with a bitter heart and a deformed face who mentors young chorus singer, Christine, and forces the opera crew to cast her in key roles. However, when he finds out that Christine and the theater's new patron, Viscount Raoul, are in love, he plans to abduct and marry her.

Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
6. Phone Booth (2002)
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3
Phone Booth
R
12
3

Stuart Shepard, a two-timing publicist in New York City, is forced to accept the truth by a mysterious sniper, who reveals his infidelity to his wife and girlfriend. What follows is a nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat thriller that revolves around a phone booth conversation between the sniper and Stuart.     

Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
7. Tigerland (2000)
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2
Tigerland
R
11
2

Tigerland is a war drama film, which takes us to the time of the Vietnam War. It revolves around a group of American recruits who go through advanced training at Fort Polk, before heading for Vietnam to fight in the war. 

Starring:
Michael Shannon, Colin Farrell, Clifton Collins Jr., Matthew Davis, Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
8. Veronica Guerin (2003)
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2
Veronica Guerin
R
11
2

This biographical film tells us the story of Veronica Guerin who is an investigative reporter working for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade continues to grow, she decides to write a series of stories exposing the drug dealers.

Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Barry Barnes
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
9. The Client (1994)
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2
The Client
PG-13
13
2

The Client is a 1994 legal thriller film, which tells the story of a young boy who witnesses the suicide of a lawyer, and also has information regarding the disappearance of a politician. He hires a lawyer for protection when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down the mobsters. 

Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
10. Flatliners (1990)
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2
Flatliners
R
13
2

Medical student, Nelson Wright, decides to find answers about afterlife by actually ‘flatlining’ or stopping his heart for a minute before being resuscitated by his four friends. His experiment is successful and his friends decide to experience it themselves. But they soon start encountering paranormal visions which will change their lives forever. 

Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt, William Baldwin
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
11. 8MM (1999)
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2
8MM
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11
2

Private investigator, Tom Welles, gets hired to determine the authenticity of an 8MM snuff film showing a murder, which a tycoon’s widow, Mrs. Christian, found in her late husband’s safe. The investigation takes him to Hollywood where a porno store employee, Max California, helps him infiltrate Hollywood’s dangerous underworld of illegal porno movies, which may well prove hazardous for Welles. 

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Norman Reedus, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Joaquin Phoenix, Anthony Heald
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
12. Car Wash (1976)
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2
Car Wash
PG
11
2

The epicenter of this cult comedy is a group of friends. They work at Sully Boyar's Car Wash. This team meets a number of people everyday - from a wacky cab driver, to an eloquent preacher, to an ex-convict and others. Set up in a manic energy, the eccentric customers talk about everything under the sun, from politically incorrect jokes to disco and funk. Some of the team members find romance while the others feel glad that they got through another shift.

Starring:
Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Danny DeVito, Antonio Fargas, Darrow Igus, Otis Day
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
13. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
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2
St. Elmo's Fire
R
12
2

St. Elmo’s Fire is a romantic drama film which revolves around a group of self-centered friends who just graduated from college. As they struggle with adulthood, they begin to realize that life is not as easy as they expected. 

Starring:
Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Mare Winningham
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
14. The Number 23 (2007)
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2
The Number 23
R
11
2

Animal control officer Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with the 23 enigma after reading a book he received from his wife as a birthday present. After noticing strange similarities between him and the main character of the book, he becomes concerned about a murder described in the book and begins a search for the book's author.

Starring:
Jim Carrey, Corey Stoll, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston, Virginia Madsen, Lynn Collins
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
15. Flawless (1999)
10
2
Flawless
R
10
2

Walt is a former security guard, who must begin physical therapy after his hospital stay. His recovery program also includes speech therapy, by taking singing lessons, and he is paired with Rusty, a vocal instructor, who is also his neighbor. But Rusty is gay and since Walt is extremely conservative, their relationship becomes uneasy.

Starring:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Madhur Jaffrey, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer, Skipp Sudduth
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
16. Cousins (1989)
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2
Cousins
PG-13
11
2
Starring:
Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, Lloyd Bridges, William Petersen
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
17. Dying Young (1991)
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2
Dying Young
R
11
2

Hilary answers to an ad looking for a ‘good-looking woman’ to care for a sick young man. She soon becomes the caretaker of Victor, a smart young man who is battling against leukemia. Soon, she starts feeling attracted towards him and their relationship develops into a romance.

Starring:
Julia Roberts, Vincent D'Onofrio, Campbell Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, David Selby
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
18. Gossip (2000)
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2
Gossip
R
10
2

Gossip is a psychological thriller film which revolves around Derrick, Cathy, and Travis, who are three students who decide to do a class project on gossip along with some fellow roommates. However, things soon spiral out of control.

Starring:
Kate Hudson, Edward James Olmos, Joshua Jackson, Lena Headey, James Marsden, Norman Reedus, Eric Bogosian
Directed By:
Davis Guggenheim
19. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
11
2
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
PG
11
2
Starring:
Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
20. D.C. Cab (1983)
11
2
D.C. Cab
R
11
2
Starring:
William Gary Busey, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Bill Maher, Max Gail, Charlie Barnett
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
21. The Wiz (1978)
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2
The Wiz
G
9
2

The Wiz is a fantasy adventure film which revolves around a shy 24 year old schoolteacher named Dorothy, who is magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz. She soon befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, and they embark on a quest together to look for a way to send her back home.

Starring:
Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson, Ted Ross, Mabel King
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
22. Twelve (2010)
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2
Twelve
R
9
2

A high school dropout eventually turns to dealing drugs. But he finds himself in a shock, and his life turns upside down, when his cousin is killed brutally, and his best friend is arrested for the murder.

Starring:
Zoë Kravitz, Emma Roberts, Erik Per Sullivan, Kiefer Sutherland, Chace Crawford, Rory Culkin, Philip Ettinger
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
23. Sparkle (2012)
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2
Sparkle
PG-13
9
2

Sparkle is a musical drama film which tells the story of three sisters in the 1960s, who form a girl group, and within some time, they gain a lot of popularity and become local sensations. However, as their fame continues to grow, success and fame threaten to tear their family apart.

Starring:
Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo
Directed By:
Salim Akil
24. Bad Company (2002)
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2
Bad Company
PG-13
9
2

After the death of Harvard-educated CIA agent during a top-secret mission, the agency decides to enlist his twin brother Jake Hayes, a street hustler who is not aware that he had a twin brother. Jake has to complete his brother’s work within 9 days, so senior Agent Oakes is sent in to train him, who soon realizes how tough the challenge is. 

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, John Slattery, Charlie Day, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Macht
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
25. Town Creek (2009)
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2
Town Creek
R
9
2

Evan Marshall has been depressed ever since he lost his brother Victor, who had mysteriously disappeared during a camping trip. However, things get interesting when he appears all of a sudden one day, and asks his brother to pack and get the car ready. He explains that he has managed to escape from his captors, and now it is time for vengeance.

Starring:
Henry Cavill, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Michael Fassbender, Emma Booth
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
26. Batman Forever (1995)
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2
Batman Forever
PG-13
9
2

A superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman, the movie focuses on Batman trying to stop the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler from implementing their malicious scheme of stealing confidential information that could threaten Gotham city’s freedom. 

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Val Edward Kilmer, Nicole Kidman, Ed Begley Jr., Jon Favreau, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
27. Trespass (2011)
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2
Trespass
R
9
2

The Millers, diamond dealer Kyle, his architect wife Sarah, and teenage daughter Avery, are an affluent family. One night four hooded criminals invade their mansion and take them hostage for their cash and diamonds. Kyle, the only one who knows the safe’s combination, tries to negotiate, as he is aware that their lives will be in danger once the thieves get the combination.

Starring:
Ben Mendelsohn, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Liana Liberato, Cam Gigandet
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
28. The Babysitter (1995)
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1
The Babysitter
R
7
1
Starring:
Alicia Silverstone, Lois Chiles, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Nicky Katt, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Lee Garlington
Directed By:
Guy Ferland
29. Batman & Robin (1997)
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1
Batman & Robin
TV-PG
6
1

The partnership between Batman and Robin is challenged when the latter is seduced by the beautiful Poison Ivy, while the evil Mr. Freeze plans to take over Gotham City by freezing it. At the same time, Batman's trusted butler Alfred is dying, and his young niece Barbara joins forces with the dynamic duo to save her uncle.

Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Elle Macpherson, Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Alicia Silverstone, Chris O'Donnell
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
30. Man in the Mirror (2011)
10
2
Man in the Mirror
10
2
Starring:
E.J. Bonilla, Selenis Leyva, Delia Cariño, Joshua Cruz, Kaila DeSilva
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
31. Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
9
2
Welcome to Hollywood
R
9
2
Starring:
Angie Everhart, Tom Arnold, David Hasselhoff, Carmen Electra, Kelly Preston, Halle Berry, Dennis Hopper
Directed By:
Tony Markes, Adam Rifkin

TV Movie(s)

1. Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979)
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2
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill
11
2
Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Don Johnson, Ed Begley Jr., Jamie Farr, Victor French, Candy Clark, Louise Latham
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
2. Virginia Hill (1974)
11
2
Virginia Hill
11
2
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Herbert Anderson, John Vernon, Dyan Cannon, Allen Garfield
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
3. Slow Burn (1986)
9
2
Slow Burn
R
9
2
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Eric Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo, Dennis Lipscomb, Raymond J. Barry
Directed By:
Matthew Chapman

TV Shows and Videos

House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards
TV-MA
Starring:
Kristen Connolly, Kim Dickens, Cicely Tyson, Robin Wright, Mahershala Ali, Stephen Colbert, Dennis Miller
Directed By:
James Foley, Robin Wright, John David Coles, Carl Franklin, Agnieszka Holland
I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (2004)
I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS
Starring:
Ray Charles, Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher, Alex Proyas, Paul Boyd, Hamish Cameron, Claudia Castle
INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (1988)
INXS: Kick: The Video Flick
Starring:
Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher, Richard Lowenstein
Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1 (1994)
Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Val Kilmer, Seal
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
INXS: Devil Inside (1988)
INXS: Devil Inside
Starring:
Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
2000 Malibu Road (1992)
2000 Malibu Road
Starring:
Jennifer Beals, Brittney Powell, Drew Barrymore, Lisa Hartman, Tuesday Knight, Brian Bloom
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher
Code Name: Foxfire (1985)
Code Name: Foxfire
Starring:
Courteney Cox, Henry Jones, Joanna Cassidy, Robin Johnson, John McCook
Nightcap (2016)
Nightcap
TV-PG
Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Brooke Shields, Paul Rudd, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariska Hargitay, Julianne Moore
Directed By:
Johnny Milord
The Killing Floor: Star Baby (2012)
The Killing Floor: Star Baby
Starring:
Mallory June
Directed By:
Joel Schumacher