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List of Miloš Forman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
22
6
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
TV-MA
22
6

This documentary film takes a look at how Jim Carrey had adopted the persona of performance artist and comedian Andy Kaufman, on the sets of the 1999 film ‘Man on the Moon’.

Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz
Directed By:
Chris Smith
3. Beloved (2011)
7
4
Beloved
7
4
Role:
Jaromil
Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, Louis Garrel, Milos Forman, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier
Directed By:
Christophe Honoré
4. Heartburn (1986)
10
6
Heartburn
R
10
6

Heartburn is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a magazine writer named Rachel who decides to give up her career after she falls in love with a man named Mark Forman, a newspaper columnist who is a playboy. They try to build a life together, but Mark just can’t seem to give up his old tricks.

Directed By:
5. Vintage Car (1957)
7
3
Vintage Car
7
3
Starring:
Milos Forman, Radovan Lukavský, Raymond Bussières, Ginette Pigeon, Ludek Munzar
Directed By:
Alfréd Radok
6. Silvery Wind (1956)
6
3
Silvery Wind
6
3
Starring:
Milos Forman, Eduard Cupák, Frantisek Slégr, Marie Brozová, Radovan Lukavský
Directed By:
Václav Krska
7. It Is Hell with the Princess (2009)
5
4
It Is Hell with the Princess
5
4
Starring:
Milos Forman, Zlata Adamovská, Václav Postránecký, Jirí Mádl, Tereza Voriskova
Directed By:
Milos Smídmajer
8. New Year's Day (1989)
5
4
New Year's Day
R
5
4
Starring:
David Duchovny, Henry Jaglom, Gwen Welles, Maggie Wheeler, Melanie Winter
Directed By:
Henry Jaglom
9. Tam za lesem (1962)
4
4
Tam za lesem
4
4
Starring:
Milos Forman, Július Vasek, Jirí Vala, Tibor Kiss, Mária Markovicová
Directed By:
Pavel Blumenfeld
10. A Woman as Good as Her Word (1953)
4
4
A Woman as Good as Her Word
4
4
Starring:
Milos Forman, Jirina Steimarová, Marie Blazková, Emil Bolek, Stefan Bulejko
Directed By:
Jaroslav Mach

Director

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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9
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
R
60
9

After being convicted, Randle Patrick McMurphy pleads insanity to avoid hard labor at a prison farm and is sent to the mental institution run by the tyrannical head nurse Mildred Ratched, who keeps everyone subdued with abuse and medication. Rebellious McMurphy quickly comes into conflict with authoritarian Ratched, and leads an uprising with his fellow inmates.

Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Louise Fletcher, Scatman Crothers, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Amadeus (1984)
28
5
Amadeus
PG
28
5

The movie is a fictionalised account of the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Salieri, the royal composer at the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II, is frustrated that God has bestowed an annoying man like Mozart with such supreme musical talent. Enraged, he plots to derail Mozart’s career and eventually causes his downfall.

Starring:
F. Murray Abraham, Cynthia Nixon, Roy Dotrice, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
Hair (1979)
9
3
Hair
PG
9
3
Starring:
John Savage, Beverly D'Angelo, Charlotte Rae, Treat Williams, Annie Golden
Directed By:
Milos Forman
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
8
2
The Loves of a Blonde
8
2

In rural Czechoslovakia, a factory manager bargains with the army to send some men to the area, hoping that this can boost the morale of his young female workers, as they have been deprived of male companionship for a long time.

Starring:
Vladimír Pucholt, Hana Brejchová, Vladimír Mensík, Ivan Kheil, Jirí Hrubý
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Man on the Moon (1999)
13
4
Man on the Moon
R
13
4

The biographical drama tells the story of American comedy legend Andy Kaufman. The movie celebrates Kaufman’s unparalleled talent and enigmatic journey and from a small-time performer to landing the series Taxi, to creating the character of Tony Clifton, to his kayfabe feud with Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, until his untimely death from lung cancer. 

Starring:
Jim Carrey, Patton Oswalt, Richard Belzer, Courtney Love, Marilu Henner, Paul Giamatti, Norm MacDonald
Directed By:
Milos Forman
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
7
3
The Firemen's Ball
7
3

The Firemen’s Ball is a comedy drama film which revolves around a volunteer fire department in a small town, who throws a party for their former boss, where the entire town is invited. However, things don’t go as planned, and disasters occur, one after the other.

Starring:
Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebánek, Josef Valnoha, Frantisek Debelka, Josef Kolb
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Taking Off (1971)
7
2
Taking Off
R
7
2
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Kathy Bates, Buck Henry, Paul Benedict, Lynn Carlin
Directed By:
Milos Forman
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
11
4
The People vs. Larry Flynt
R
11
4

Based on the real-life case of ‘Hustler Magazine v. Falwell’, the movie finds Hustler magazine’s publisher, Harry Flynt, being dragged to the court by anti-pornography activists. After Flynt and his lawyer are shot by a zealot resulting in Flynt becoming paralyzed, he continues to fight for his rights becoming an unlikely icon for free-speech. 

Starring:
Woody Harrelson, Edward Norton, Crispin Glover, James Cromwell, Courtney Love, Norm MacDonald, Brett Harrelson
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
Ragtime (1981)
7
3
Ragtime
PG
7
3

An upper-class family residing in New York finds a baby of African-American origin abandoned in their garden. They soon find out that the police are about to charge the mother with child abandonment and attempted murder. The mother decides to take the child in into their home, although the father is reluctant. However, things get complicated when the child’s father enters the picture.

Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, James Cagney, John Ratzenberger, Fran Drescher, Elizabeth McGovern, Mandy Patinkin, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Valmont (1989)
7
3
Valmont
R
7
3

A widow asks her ex-lover to corrupt a recently married woman. Valmont tries to seduce her, but in the process, ends up falling in love with her.

Starring:
Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Siân Phillips
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Black Peter (1964)
6
3
Black Peter
6
3
Starring:
Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil, Vladimír Pucholt, Pavel Sedlacek
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
8
3
Goya's Ghosts
R
8
3

Goya’s Ghosts is a historical biography drama film, which revolves around the life of the prominent Spanish painter Francisco Goya, who was arrested on account of heresy during the time of the French Revolution.

Starring:
Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid, Natalie Portman, Michael Lonsdale, Stellan Skarsgård, José Luis Gómez
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Visions of Eight (1973)
6
3
Visions of Eight
G
6
3
Directed By:
Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger, Claude Lelouch
A Well Paid Walk (1966)
5
3
A Well Paid Walk
5
3
Starring:
Jirí Slitr, Rene Gabzdyl, Hana Hegerová, Vladimír Hrabánek, Eva Pilarová
Directed By:
Milos Forman, Ján Rohác
A Walk Worthwhile (2009)
5
3
A Walk Worthwhile
5
3
Starring:
Jirí Suchý, Petr Stach, Dagmar Zázvurková, Petr Písa, Tereza Hálová
Directed By:
Milos Forman, Petr Forman
Audition (1964)
5
3
Audition
5
3
Starring:
Ladislav Jakim, Jirí Suchý, Jirí Slitr, Marketa Krotka, Karel Mares
Directed By:
Milos Forman
Magic Lantern II (1960)
5
3
Magic Lantern II
5
3
Directed By:
Milos Forman, Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos

TV Shows

Semafor: Greatest Hits 2 (2007)
9
6
Semafor: Greatest Hits 2
9
6
Starring:
Jirí Suchý, Jirí Slitr, Helena Blehárová, Petra Cernocká, Milan Drobný
Directed By:
Milos Forman, Alexej Nosek, Ivan Roch

Miloš Forman Awards

Academy Awards
Amadeus Best Director 1985
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Best Director 1976
Golden Globe Awards
The People vs. Larry Flynt Best Director - Motion Picture 1997
Amadeus Best Director - Motion Picture 1985
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Best Director - Motion Picture 1976
BAFTA Awards
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Best Direction 1977