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List of James Thomas Patrick Walsh Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Sling Blade (1996)
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3
Sling Blade
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13
3

Mildly retarded Karl Childer was a victim of parental abuse. He has been living in a mental asylum since the age of twelve for killing his mother and her lover with a single blade. Now he is deemed fit and on being released moves to his home town, where he befriends a twelve year old boy called Frank, his mother Linda and her gay friend. However, this is not liked by Linda’s abusive boyfriend. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Bushman
Genres:
Drama
3. Misery (1990)
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2
Misery
R
12
2

Novelist Paul Sheldon, known for creating the character Misery Chastain meets with a car accident. Nurse Annie Wilkes rescues him and claims to be his number one fan. However, she transforms into a violent psychopath, takes Paul captive, and tortures him when she realizes Paul is killing Misery in his latest novel. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, James Caan, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth
4. A Few Good Men (1992)
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2
A Few Good Men
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12
2

After two US Marines kill another, Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway proposes to defend them suspecting that they acted on a "code red" order from above. When the case is instead assigned to Liutentent Daniel Kaffee, known for seeking plea bargains, Galloway convinces him to take the case to court and question Colonel Nathan Jessup despite lack of evidence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
5. Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)
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2
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Bushman
Director:
George Hickenlooper
Genres:
Short, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Molly Ringwald, Billy Bob Thornton, Suzanne Cryer, J.T. Walsh, Jefferson Mays
6. Pleasantville (1998)
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2
Pleasantville
PG-13
12
2

David, who enjoys 1950s TV shows, and Jennifer, who is his opposite in many ways, receive a magical remote control which mysteriously transports them to ‘Pleasantville,’ a simple place from 1950s black-n-white sitcom, with simple-minded people and perfect things. The twin siblings from the real world help add some wonderful colors to the drab lives of the ‘Pleasantville’ people. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
7. The Negotiator (1998)
11
2
The Negotiator
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11
2

In an elaborate conspiracy, expert hostage negotiator, Lieutenant Danny Roman, is framed for the murder of his friend who had confided in him that members of their own unit were embezzling money from the department's disability fund. In order to clear his name, he takes the suspect, investigator Terence Niebaum, hostage to gain time to unearth the truth.

As:
Cast
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action, Mystery
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Paul Giamatti, David Morse, Ron Rifkin
8. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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2
Good Morning, Vietnam
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11
2

Starring Robin Williams as the bubbly radio jockey, Adrian Cronauer, Good Morning, Vietnam is a biographical film set during The Vietnam War. When Cronauer is appointed as an RJ of the Armed Forces Radio in Saigon, he shakes things up by playing the music of his choice and relaying true stories of the war much to the chagrin of his superiors. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Biography, War, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby
9. House of Games (1987)
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2
House of Games
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11
2

House of Games is a crime thriller film which tells the story of Margaret Ford, a psychiatrist who wants to help one of her patients who is a compulsive gambler. She starts accompanying him to his poker games, hoping she will be able to help him.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Businessman
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, J.T. Walsh, Lilia Skala, Lindsay Crouse
10. The Beniker Gang (1984)
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2
The Beniker Gang
G
11
2

The film tells the story of five kids growing up in an orphanage, who don’t want to be separated from each other by adoption.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Kwapis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew McCarthy, J.T. Walsh, Charles Fields, Danny Pintauro, Jennifer Dundas
12. The Last Seduction (1994)
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2
The Last Seduction
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11
2

Bridget Gregory, who is quite unhappy with her marriage, convinces her husband to sell drugs. After he makes a handsome profit, she steals it and disappears. On her way to Chicago, she stops at a small town, where she meets an insurance man Mike Swale. She convinces him to give her a job at his company, and soon starts convincing him to run a scam.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Dahl
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, J.T. Walsh, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Michael Raysses
13. The Grifters (1990)
11
2
The Grifters
R
11
2

The Grifters is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Roy Dillon, a conman, whose life gets complicated when his estranged mother returns home, and doesn’t seem to like his girlfriend. Soon both women seem to battle for Roy’s attention.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
14. Red Rock West (1993)
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2
Red Rock West
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Dahl
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Lara Flynn Boyle, Dennis Hopper, Nicolas Cage, Craig Reay, Vance Johnson, Robert Apel, Bobby Joe McFadden
16. Breakdown (1997)
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2
Breakdown
R
11
2

While driving cross-country to California, Jeff and Amy Taylor get stranded in desert following a car breakdown. Amy accepts help from a trucker to reach nearby diner to get assistance. After repairing the car, Jeff drives to the diner, but Amy is missing and the trucker doesn’t remember picking her up. With no other help, Jeff starts a desperate search for Amy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Red Barr
Director:
Jonathan Mostow
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J.T. Walsh, Jack Noseworthy, M.C. Gainey
17. Backdraft (1991)
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2
Backdraft
R
11
2

Backdraft is an American action thriller which tells the story of two brothers who work as firefighters, but don’t get along with each other. However, when they discover that a dangerous arsonist is on the loose, they work together to bring him down. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action, Thriller
18. The Client (1994)
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2
The Client
PG-13
11
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
McThune
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
19. Outbreak (1995)
10
2
Outbreak
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10
2

An African monkey carries a deadly virus into a small Californian town. Those infected, with only few hours in hand, have very little chance of survival. Dr. Sam Daniels, an army doctor struggling with his personal issues, now has very little time to find a cure. Moreover, the virus itself has a secret behind, which some want to protect.

As:
Cast
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
21. Narrow Margin (1990)
10
2
Narrow Margin
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Tarlow
Director:
Peter Hyams
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, M. Emmet Walsh, J.T. Walsh, James Sikking
22. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
10
2
Miracle on 34th Street
PG
10
2

Dorey Walker, who is Cole’s Department Store’s special events director, decides to fire Tony Falacchi from being their Santa Claus after he gets drunk before taking part in the Thanksgiving Parade. He soon spots an elderly man whom he thinks will be a perfect Santa.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Collins
Director:
Les Mayfield
Genres:
Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
23. Tin Men (1987)
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2
Tin Men
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, John Mahoney, Barbara Hershey, Jackie Gayle
24. Executive Decision (1996)
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2
Executive Decision
R
10
2

A US-bound Boeing 747 is taken over by terrorist Nagi Hassan who demands the release of their apprehended leader. Intelligence analyst David Grant is brought in who has a suspicion about the terrorists’ intentions. A plan, using specialized mid-air crew transfer plane, is devised wherein Grant accompanies military anti-terrorist squad. They must rescue hostages and also, defuse a bomb containing nerve gas.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stuart Baird
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Action
26. Needful Things (1993)
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2
Needful Things
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10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danforth Keeton III
Director:
Fraser C. Heston
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Drama, Horror, Crime
Star Cast:
28. Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
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2
Eddie Macon's Run
PG
10
2

Wrongly imprisoned, Eddie Macon stages a prison break to reunite with his wife and son and escape to Mexico. But fast on his trail is veteran detective Carl Marzack. Eddie is, however, helped on his way by the governor’s daughter, Jilly Buck, who is looking for some excitement. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jeff Kanew
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell, Lisa Dunsheath
29. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
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2
Loaded Weapon 1
PG-13
10
2

The satirical film features about-to-retire LAPD detective Wes Luger and worn-out cop Jack Colt who follow a trail of cookie crumbs to solve Luger’s former-partner’s murder. The trail leads them to Wilderness Girls cookie factory and mastermind Vietnam War veteran General Mortars and Jigsaw, who conspire to mix hard drug in cookies. The two must stop them before it is too late.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gene Quintano
Genres:
Crime, Action, Comedy
30. Sniper (1993)
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2
Sniper
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10
2

US Marine sniper Thomas Scott is accompanied by Richard Miller, a SWAT team sniper, to eliminate the rebel leaders in the jungles of Panama. They soon face against a skilled rebel leader who is using sniper techniques.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Chester Van Damme
Director:
Luis Llosa
Genres:
Thriller, War, Action
Star Cast:
Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J.T. Walsh, Aden Young, Ken Radley
31. The Russia House (1990)
10
2
The Russia House
R
10
2

Scott Blair is a publisher who finds himself involved in a conspiracy after receiving manuscripts from a Russian scientist claiming that the entire Russian nuclear programme is a sham. He begins his own investigation to learn the truth.

As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, Sean Connery, James Fox, John Mahoney
32. Blue Chips (1994)
10
2
Blue Chips
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Happy
Director:
William Friedkin
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Rick Fox, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, J.T. Walsh, Alfre Woodard
33. Tequila Sunrise (1988)
9
2
Tequila Sunrise
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maguire
Director:
Robert Towne
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Michelle Pfeiffer, J.T. Walsh, Raul Julia
34. Crazy People (1990)
9
2
Crazy People
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Drucker
Director:
Tony Bill, Barry L. Young
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Daryl Hannah, Dudley Moore, J.T. Walsh, Paul Reiser, Bill Smitrovich
38. The Babysitter (1995)
7
1
The Babysitter
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Tucker
Director:
Guy Ferland
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lois Chiles, Alicia Silverstone, Nicky Katt, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Lee Garlington
39. The Prom (1992)
11
2
The Prom
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Shainberg
Star Cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nada Despotovich, Andras Jones, Tuesday Knight, Natalija Nogulich
40. Morning Glory (1993)
10
2
Morning Glory
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Reeve, J.T. Walsh, Nina Foch, Lloyd Bochner, Deborah Raffin
41. Hard Choices (1985)
10
2
Hard Choices
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Deputy Anderson
Director:
Rick King
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
J.T. Walsh, John Sayles, Gary McCleery, Margaret Klenck, John Seitz
42. Contact (1992)
10
2
Contact
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Radio Lieutenant
Director:
Jonathan Darby
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Brad Bovee, Elias Koteas, Ken Lesco, J.T. Walsh
43. The Low Life (1995)
10
2
The Low Life
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
George Hickenlooper
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Astin, Kyra Sedgwick, Renee Zellweger, Renée Zellweger, Rory Cochrane, Ron Livingston
44. Why Me? (1990)
10
2
Why Me?
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Francis Mahoney
Director:
Gene Quintano
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Lambert, J.T. Walsh, Kim Greist, Gregory Millar
45. Black Day Blue Night (1995)
9
2
Black Day Blue Night
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. John Quinn
Director:
J.S. Cardone
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mia Sara, Gil Bellows, J.T. Walsh, Michelle Forbes, Tim Guinee
46. Defenseless (1991)
9
2
Defenseless
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Seldes
Director:
Martin Campbell
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, J.T. Walsh, Barbara Hershey, Mary Beth Hurt, Kellie Overbey
47. Persons Unknown (1996)
8
2
Persons Unknown
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cake
Director:
George Hickenlooper
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Jon Favreau, Joe Mantegna, J.T. Walsh, Xander Berkeley
48. The Little Death (1996)
8
2
The Little Death
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Hannon
Director:
Jan Verheyen
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
J.T. Walsh, Pamela Gidley, Johnny Williams, Brent David Fraser, Solomon Burke
49. Charlie's Ghost Story (1995)
7
1
Charlie's Ghost Story
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Edwards
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Anthony Edwards, J.T. Walsh, Cheech Marin, Daphne Zuniga, Charles Rocket
50. Hidden Agenda (1999)
7
1
Hidden Agenda
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Zanuck
Director:
Iain Paterson
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Kevin Dillon, Christopher Plummer, J.T. Walsh, Michael Wincott, Andrea Roth
51. Iron Maze (1991)
7
1
Iron Maze
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Ruhle
Director:
Hiroaki Yoshida
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Bridget Fonda, John Randolph, Jeff Fahey, J.T. Walsh, Hiroaki Murakami
52. Wired (1989)
7
1
Wired
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Woodward
Director:
Larry Peerce
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
J.T. Walsh, Patti D'Arbanville, Ray Sharkey, Michael Chiklis, Lucinda Jenney
53. Sacred Cargo (1995)
7
1
Sacred Cargo
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Stanislav
Director:
Aleksandr Buravskiy
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, J.T. Walsh, Chris Penn, Anna Karin, Luiza Mosendz

TV Movie(s)

2. Blood Feud (1983)
12
2
Blood Feud
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Newell
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Aiello, Ernest Borgnine, Brian Dennehy, J.T. Walsh, Robert Blake, Edward Albert
3. Crime of the Century (1996)
11
2
Crime of the Century
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Norman Schwarzkopf
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Isabella Rossellini, J.T. Walsh, Allen Garfield, Stephen Rea
4. Right to Kill? (1985)
11
2
Right to Kill?
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Jason Bateman, Frederic Forrest, Terry O'Quinn, Justine Bateman, Ann Wedgeworth
5. Hope (1997)
10
2
Hope
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Goldie Hawn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Haylie Duff, Jena Malone, J.T. Walsh, Catherine O'Hara, Christine Lahti
6. The American Clock (1993)
10
2
The American Clock
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Bob Clark
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca Miller, Kelly Preston, David Strathairn, J.T. Walsh, Darren McGavin
7. In the Shadow of a Killer (1992)
9
2
In the Shadow of a Killer
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Metzger
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Scott Bakula, Miguel Ferrer, J.T. Walsh, James Russo, Robert Clohessy
9. Star Struck (1994)
8
2
Star Struck
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Greer
Director:
Jim Drake
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kirk Cameron, J.T. Walsh, Ned Eisenberg, Chelsea Noble, Desiree Marie
10. Gang in Blue (1996)
8
2
Gang in Blue
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. William Eyler
Director:
Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Josh Brolin, Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Lang, J.T. Walsh, Cynda Williams

TV Shows and Videos

C-16: FBI (1997)
C-16: FBI
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael M. Robin
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Angie Harmon, Zach Grenier, D.B. Sweeney, Christine Tucci
Dark Skies (1996)
Dark Skies
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Frank Bach (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure, Mystery
Star Cast:
Robert Carradine, Amanda Plummer, J.T. Walsh, Megan Ward, Conor O'Farrell
Birdland (1994)
Birdland
As:
Cast
Director:
Lesli Linka Glatter, Claudia Weill, Peter Horton, John David Coles, Larry Shaw
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leslie Mann, Julie Kavner, Brian Dennehy, Tom Everett, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jeff Williams