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List of Joel Schumacher Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Falling Down (1993)
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2
Falling Down
R
12
2

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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Tuesday Weld, Rachel Ticotin, Barbara Hershey
2. Sparkle (1976)
12
2
Sparkle
PG
12
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Sam O'Steen
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Philip Michael Thomas, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Lonette McKee, Irene Cara
3. A Time to Kill (1996)
12
2
A Time to Kill
R
12
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
4. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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2
The Phantom of the Opera
PG-13
12
2

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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama, Musical
5. The Lost Boys (1987)
12
2
The Lost Boys
R
12
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Barnard Hughes
6. Phone Booth (2002)
11
2
Phone Booth
R
11
2

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.     

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Mystery
7. Tigerland (2000)
11
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. 

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Colin Farrell, Clifton Collins Jr., Matthew Davis, Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham
8. Veronica Guerin (2003)
11
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Barry Barnes
9. The Client (1994)
11
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:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
10. Flatliners (1990)
11
2
Flatliners
R
11
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. 

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt, William Baldwin
11. 8MM (1999)
10
2
8MM
R
10
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. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
12. Car Wash (1976)
10
2
Car Wash
PG
10
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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Danny DeVito, Antonio Fargas, Darrow Igus, Otis Day
13. The Number 23 (2007)
10
2
The Number 23
R
10
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Corey Stoll, Logan Lerman, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins
14. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
10
2
St. Elmo's Fire
R
10
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Romance, Drama
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Madhur Jaffrey, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer, Skipp Sudduth
17. Dying Young (1991)
10
2
Dying Young
R
10
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Vincent D'Onofrio, Campbell Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, David Selby
18. Gossip (2000)
10
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.

As:
Producer
Director:
Davis Guggenheim
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
19. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
10
2
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
PG
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, Ned Beatty
21. The Wiz (1978)
9
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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Nipsey Russell
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. 

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Adventure, Action
25. 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. 

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Action, Adventure
27. Trespass (2011)
9
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Mendelsohn, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Liana Liberato, Cam Gigandet
29. Batman & Robin (1997)
6
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.

As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
30. Man in the Mirror (2011)
10
2
Man in the Mirror
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
E.J. Bonilla, Selenis Leyva, Delia Cariño, Joshua Cruz, Kaila DeSilva

TV Movie(s)

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

TV Shows and Videos

I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (2004)
I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher, Alex Proyas, Paul Boyd, Hamish Cameron, Claudia Castle
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Ray Charles, Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss
INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (1988)
INXS: Kick: The Video Flick
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher, Richard Lowenstein
Genres:
Documentary, Music, Short
Star Cast:
Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss
Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1 (1994)
Seal: Kiss from a Rose, Version 1
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Val Edward Kilmer, Val Kilmer, Seal
INXS: Devil Inside (1988)
INXS: Devil Inside
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss
2000 Malibu Road (1992)
2000 Malibu Road
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Beals, Drew Barrymore, Lisa Hartman, Tuesday Knight, Brian Bloom
Code Name: Foxfire (1985)
Code Name: Foxfire
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, Henry Jones, Joanna Cassidy, Robin Johnson, John McCook
The Killing Floor: Star Baby (2012)
The Killing Floor: Star Baby
As:
Director
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Mallory June