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List of Jack Nicholson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
61
9
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
R
61
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Milos Forman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor
2. The Departed (2006)
76
13
The Departed
R
76
13

This Academy Award-winning crime drama is a tale of two newly graduated officers from Massachusetts State Police Academy. Billy Costigan goes undercover to gain the trust of Irish-American mobster Frank Costello, while Costello's protégé Colin Sullivan joins the police as his informer. Chaos ensues as both try to expose the other in order to survive.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Costello
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain
3. The Shining (1980)
60
11
The Shining
R
60
11

Based on Stephen King’s novel, this psychological horror movie has Jack Torrance moving into a secluded hotel, with a violent past, as an off-season caretaker along with his wife, Wendy and psychic son, Danny. While the supernatural influences gradually turn Jack into a more violent person, the safety of his family is threatened.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Torrance
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
4. Chinatown (1974)
26
5
Chinatown
R
26
5

Los Angeles private detective Jake Gittes, who specializes in adultery cases, is hired by a woman to spy on her husband, high-profile engineer Hollis Mulwray. However, after he exposes Mulwray's affair with a young blonde woman, he is sued by the real Mrs. Mulwray, and gets further entangled into a conspiracy following the sudden death of Mr. Mulwray.

As:
Cast
Role:
J.J. Gittes
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor
5. As Good as It Gets (1997)
24
6
As Good as It Gets
PG-13
24
6

Melvin Udall, a popular romance novelist has OCD and is rude to everyone around. His routine life is shaken when his neighbour is assaulted and he is entrusted to take care of his dog. Moreover, the only waitress who puts up with his nuisance in the restaurant he visits is ready to leave the job to take care of her critically ill son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Melvin Udall
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
6. A Few Good Men (1992)
21
6
A Few Good Men
R
21
6

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
Role:
Col. Nathan R. Jessup
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
7. Batman (1989)
25
8
Batman
TV-14
25
8

Starring Michael Keaton in the eponymous role of DC Comics superhero, Batman, and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, Joker, this film is the first in the Batman series. After falling into a vat of chemicals, Jack Napier a.k.a. Joker terrorizes Gotham City until Batman manages to save the day along with his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale, played by Kim Basinger.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joker / Jack Napier
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
8. The Last Detail (1973)
10
3
The Last Detail
R
10
3

The Last Detail is a comedy drama film which revolves around two Navy men, who are given the task to bring a convict to prison. Although he has committed a small theft, he has been sentenced to eight years in prison. They soon realize that he is actually a kleptomaniac, and steals compulsively.


As:
Cast
Role:
Buddusky
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Randy Quaid, Gilda Susan Radner, Michael Moriarty, Carol Kane, Otis Young, Clifton James
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
9. Professione: reporter (1975)
10
3
Professione: reporter
PG
10
3

David Locke is an American journalist who is sent to cover a conflict in Northern Africa, but he fails to make any progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger looking similar to him, he decides to assume the identity of the dead man. He soon finds out that the man was an arms dealer, which puts him into dangerous situations with criminals as well as cops.

As:
Cast
Role:
Locke
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Steven Berkoff, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry
10. The Bucket List (2007)
20
6
The Bucket List
PG-13
20
6

When elderly blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers learns he has lung cancer, he befriends fellow cancer patient billionaire health care magnate Edward Cole, and the two men embark on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they "kick the bucket".

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Rob Morrow
11. Terms of Endearment (1983)
10
4
Terms of Endearment
PG
10
4

The multiple Academy Award-winning movie features widowed Aurora Greenway and daughter Emma, who share a deep bond despite their frequent squabbles. Lonely after Emma’s marriage, Aurora finds love with neighbor Garrett. Emma, who is facing marital discord and difficulties in managing children, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As Garrett breaks up with Aurora, she keeps her pain aside to be with Emma. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Garrett Breedlove
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
12. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
10
3
Five Easy Pieces
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Eroica Dupea
Director:
Bob Rafelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fannie Flagg, Karen Black, Sally Struthers, Billy Green Bush
13. Easy Rider (1969)
13
4
Easy Rider
R
13
4

Wyatt and Billy, two freewheeling motorcyclists and drug smugglers decide to travel cross-country through America to find some kind of spiritual truth. In their journey, which sadly ends in tragedy, they ingest drugs, come face to face with bigots, hatred, violence, and other travelers looking for free lifestyles. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Carrie Snodgress, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector
14. Reds (1981)
8
3
Reds
PG
8
3

A radical American journalist travels to Russia where he gets involved with the communist revolution in the country. He also meets an activist sharing the same ideology, and gets married to her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eugene O'Neill
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Biography, History, Drama
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
15. About Schmidt (2002)
14
5
About Schmidt
R
14
5

Retired actuary Warren Schmidt, who is struggling with his dull life, becomes estranged from his daughter Jeannie after she accuses him of not caring enough for his recently deceased wife Helen. Believing Jeannie can do better than waterbed salesman Randall, he travels to Denver in an attempt to postpone her wedding, which becomes a journey of self-realization.

As:
Cast
Role:
Warren Schmidt
Director:
Alexander Payne
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
16. Broadcast News (1987)
9
3
Broadcast News
R
9
3

Brilliant but not-so-telegenic reporter Aaron Altman, whose work mostly goes unappreciated, is secretly in love with Jane, the talented but high-strung news producer. The new inexpert anchor Tom Grunick’s good personality attracts Jane, though she despises the trend of entertainment news he represents. With Aaron considering Tom as personal and professional rival, Jane must take the difficult decision between style and substance. 

As:
Cast
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
17. Carnal Knowledge (1971)
7
3
Carnal Knowledge
R
7
3

Carnal Knowledge is a comedy drama film which revolves around two college roommates named Sandy and Jonathan, who becomes good friends. However, their personalities are quite different. While Sandy is gentle and passive, and idolizes women, Jonathan is tough and aggressive, and objectifies them. But what they have in common is that neither of them are able to sustain a relationship with a woman.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, Rita Moreno, Candice Bergen, Art Garfunkel
18. The Pledge (2001)
9
4
The Pledge
R
9
4

Retiring detective, Jerry Black, promises a mother to find the murderer of her young daughter. Unconvinced that it’s an open-and-shut case, Jerry buys petrol-pump, moves in that area where he discovers more cases and clues. As he grows closer to bartender Lori, her young daughter reports befriending a person nearer to suspect’s description. So now Jerry has to quickly nab the killer. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
19. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
12
5
Something's Gotta Give
PG-13
12
5

Aging music mogul and womanizer, Harry Sanborn, has been dating the much younger Marin Klein. A heart attack forces Harry to stay for a few days at Marin’s mother Erica’s beach house. Hilarious complications arrive when Harry and Erica fall for each other, while a young doctor Julian falls for Erica.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Sanborn
Director:
Nancy Meyers
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
20. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
7
4
Prizzi's Honor
R
7
4

This black comedy romance film tells us the story of two assassins who are hired to kill each other.  However, things get complicated as they end up falling in love.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charley Partanna
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Kathleen Turner, Stanley Tucci, William Hickey, Robert Loggia, John Randolph
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
21. Ironweed (1987)
8
3
Ironweed
R
8
3

Francis Phelan is a retired baseball player who had deserted his family decades ago after he had accidentally caused the death of his infant son, by dropping him to the ground. He visits his hometown after several years, and seeks out his lover Helen Archer, who is now working as a vocalist on the radio.

As:
Cast
Role:
Francis Phelan
Director:
Hector Babenco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Tom Waits, Diane Venora, Michael O'Keefe
22. Little Amy (1962)
6
3
Little Amy
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Lanfield
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Debbie Megowan, William Leslie, Shary Marshall, Joy Ellison
23. Hoffa (1992)
7
5
Hoffa
R
7
5

A fictionalized version of the infamous Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa’s life. He starts as a Teamster union organizer and rises to become the president of the 'International Brotherhood of Teamsters.' Forming an alliance between the union and mafia, he illegally uses Teamster funds for mob. Following frequent battles with industry management and the Attorney General, he serves prison sentence, but after his release, disappears mysteriously in 1975.

As:
Cast
Role:
James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama
24. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
7
4
The Postman Always Rings Twice
R
7
4

This crime thriller film tells the story of Frank Chambers, who begins working at a rural California diner located in the hills outside Los Angeles. The diner is operated by a young, beautiful woman named Cora, and her older husband Nick, who is an immigrant from Greece. Frank and Cora soon start having an affair, and since Flora doesn’t love her husband, and wishes to own the diner, they start planning to murder him.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Chambers
Director:
Bob Rafelson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jessica Lange, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Lerner, John P. Ryan, John Colicos
25. Tommy (1975)
7
4
Tommy
PG
7
4

Tommy is a satirical musical drama film which tells the story of a young boy who receives a terrible shock after seeing his stepfather murder his father over an argument. This makes him psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind. However, when he stumbles upon a pinball machine, his life takes a turn as he turns out to be a natural prodigy in the game. He soon becomes a champion and starts attracting a religious following.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Roger Daltrey, Ken Russell, Tina Turner, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John
26. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
10
5
The Witches of Eastwick
R
10
5

The story centers on three small town friends, each of whom has lost the man in their life and leads an unfulfilled existence. Then a stranger comes to town and starts courting them one by one, eventually persuading them to live in his house. Living together, they soon realize that they are witches; and also start worrying about the man’s ultimate intension.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Daryl Van Horne
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
27. The Raven (1963)
6
4
The Raven
6
4

Erasmus Craven is a magician who is still suffering from depression two years after the death of Lenore, his beloved wife. One day, he is visited a Adolphus Bedlo, who has been transformed into a raven after he lost a duel against Dr Scarabus, an evil wizard. After Erasmus turns him back into a human, Bedlo claims that Lenore may still be alive, as he thinks that he saw her in the castle of Dr Scarabus.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rexford Bedlo
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court
28. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
7
3
The Missouri Breaks
PG
7
3

A cattle rustler decides to steal horses from a land baron's ranch in retaliation for his best friend's death.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Logan
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Marlon Brando, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest
29. The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
6
3
The King of Marvin Gardens
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
David Staebler
Director:
Bob Rafelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Dern, Scatman Crothers, Ellen Burstyn, Julia Anne Robinson
30. The Shooting (1966)
7
3
The Shooting
G
7
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Billy Spear
Director:
Monte Hellman
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Will Hutchins, Millie Perkins, Warren Oates, Charles Eastman
31. Mars Attacks! (1996)
14
9
Mars Attacks!
PG-13
14
9

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
President James Dale / Art Land
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
32. The Border (1982)
7
3
The Border
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Smith
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Elpidia Carrillo, Warren Oates
33. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
7
3
Ride in the Whirlwind
G
7
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Wes
Director:
Monte Hellman
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, George Mitchell, Katherine Squire
34. The Crossing Guard (1995)
7
4
The Crossing Guard
R
7
4

Freddy Gale is a jeweler whose young daughter is killed by a drunk driver. When the driver is released from prison, Freddy swears to kill him and informs him that he has only three days to live.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Freddy Gale
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Piper Laurie
35. The Last Tycoon (1976)
6
3
The Last Tycoon
PG
6
3

Based on an unfinished novel of the same name by F Scott Fitzgerald, this drama film tells the story of a movie producer, who works tirelessly in a time of turmoil. However, problems arise because he neglects and disrespects the other studio executives, and they feel like they would be better off without him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brimmer
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
36. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
6
3
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
G
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tad Pringle
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart, Simon Oakland, Larry Blyden
37. Anger Management (2003)
15
8
Anger Management
R
15
8

Dave Buznik is an introvert who suppresses all emotions in public. However, Dave loses his temper on a flight and is sentenced to anger management under Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is unorthodox, to say the least. He moves in with Dave and turns his life upside down in his attempt to fix Dave’s anger issues. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Buddy Rydell
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Comedy
40. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
6
5
The Little Shop of Horrors
6
5

Gravis Mushnick owns a florist shop which is staffed by himself and two employees. One of them creates a new plant species which he names as Audrey Junior, in honor of his girlfriend Audrey. However, things get complicated when the plant starts to speak and demands human blood and flesh, for food.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles
42. The Two Jakes (1990)
6
5
The Two Jakes
R
6
5

A businessman in Los Angeles named Julius Berman hires a private detective named JJ Gittes to help him, after he suspects his wife of adultery. Eventually, Berman kills the lover of his wife, Mark, who is also his partner in a real estate development company. When Gittes finds out about this, he convinces his old acquaintance LAPD Captain Lou Escobar that he should not be charged as an accomplice with the murder.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Jake Gittes
Director:
Jack Nicholson
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
43. Heartburn (1986)
6
5
Heartburn
R
6
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mark
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton, Stockard Channing
44. Blood and Wine (1996)
6
4
Blood and Wine
R
6
4

Blood and Wine is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a man who feels that he has failed as a father and husband, and eventually he decides to commit a heist to get rid of his financial woes. However, things get complicated when his wife decides to interfere.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alex
Director:
Bob Rafelson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Jennifer Lopez, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Judy Davis
46. Psych-Out (1968)
5
3
Psych-Out
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Stoney
Director:
Richard Rush
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Garry Marshall, Bruce Dern, Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Adam Roarke
47. Ensign Pulver (1964)
5
3
Ensign Pulver
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Larry Hagman, Walter Matthau, Kay Medford, Millie Perkins, Burl Ives
49. Flight to Fury (1964)
4
3
Flight to Fury
4
3

After some valuable diamonds get stolen, it leads to deadly consequences involving a group of strangers in a jungle in the Philippines.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Jay Wickham
Director:
Monte Hellman
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Joseph Estrada, Dewey Martin, Fay Spain, Vic Diaz
50. How Do You Know (2010)
6
6
How Do You Know
PG-13
6
6

Lisa, a star softball player, finds herself evaluating her life, after she fails to make it into the National Team. She also falls in love with two men at the same time, and struggles to find the true meaning of love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charles
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
51. Back Door to Hell (1964)
4
4
Back Door to Hell
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Burnett
Director:
Monte Hellman
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jimmie Rodgers, John Hackett, Annabelle Huggins, Conrad Maga
52. Too Soon to Love (1960)
4
4
Too Soon to Love
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Buddy
Director:
Richard Rush
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jennifer West, Richard Evans, Warren Parker, Ralph Manza
53. The Broken Land (1962)
4
4
The Broken Land
4
4

Will is a young cowboy who rides into a tiny frontier town. He is soon targeted by the town’s corrupt sheriff, who puts him in jail. When Billy and Gabe come to his defense, they are thrown behind bars as well. Now their only hope is a waitress named Marva, who may find a way to free them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Will Brocious
Director:
John A. Bushelman
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Kent Taylor, Jody McCrea, Diana Darrin, Robert Sampson
54. Studs Lonigan (1960)
4
4
Studs Lonigan
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Weary Reilly
Director:
Irving Lerner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Gorshin, Christopher Knight, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig
55. Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)
4
4
Hells Angels on Wheels
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Poet
Director:
Richard Rush
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Adam Roarke, Sabrina Scharf, Jana Taylor, Richard Anders
56. A Safe Place (1971)
4
4
A Safe Place
PG
4
4

A fragile young woman Noah, who lives alone in a New York apartment, prefers to lose herself in the past and looks for a ‘safe place.’ She treasures three supposedly magical objects given to her by a magician during her childhood. Though involved with two men, one of whom is practical while the other is vivacious; she is far from feeling content. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mitch
Director:
Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Tuesday Weld, Phil Proctor, Gwen Welles
57. The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
4
4
The Cry Baby Killer
4
4

Teenager Jimmy Wallace, when viciously assaulted by a gang of other teenage hoodlums, fights back and believes that he has killed two of the gang. So when the police officers, who have the area encircled, order him to surrender, Jimmy is terrified and takes some random man, a woman and her baby as hostages, and along with them hides in a storeroom. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Wallace
Director:
Jus Addiss
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Roger Corman, Harry Lauter, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey, Lynn Cartwright
58. The Terror (1963)
4
4
The Terror
PG
4
4
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Lt. Andre Duvalier
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Dorothy Neumann
59. Man Trouble (1992)
3
4
Man Trouble
PG-13
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Eugene Earl Axline aka Harry Bliss
Director:
Bob Rafelson
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Ellen Barkin, Michael McKean, Beverly D'Angelo
60. The Wild Ride (1960)
4
3
The Wild Ride
PG-13
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Varron
Director:
Harvey Berman
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby, John Bologni
61. The Rebel Rousers (1970)
2
3
The Rebel Rousers
R
2
3

Paul wants to talk marriage to his pregnant, but unwilling girlfriend Karen and on their way to the beach they are captured by a motorcycle gang, led by Paul’s high school friend J.J. As the gang vies with each other to decide who will have Karen first, J.J suggests that they have a motorcycle drag race to decide the winner, giving Paul a chance to escape.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Bunny
Director:
Martin B. Cohen
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:

Director

The Two Jakes (1990)
13
8
The Two Jakes
R
13
8

A businessman in Los Angeles named Julius Berman hires a private detective named JJ Gittes to help him, after he suspects his wife of adultery. Eventually, Berman kills the lover of his wife, Mark, who is also his partner in a real estate development company. When Gittes finds out about this, he convinces his old acquaintance LAPD Captain Lou Escobar that he should not be charged as an accomplice with the murder.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
Jack Nicholson
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Drive, He Said (1971)
6
4
Drive, He Said
X
6
4
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Jack Nicholson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Henry Jaglom, Robert Towne
The Terror (1963)
7
7
The Terror
PG
7
7
As:
Cast, Director
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Dorothy Neumann

Animation Movies

Elephant's Child (1986)
12
3
Elephant's Child
12
3
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Mark Sottnick
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Comedy

Special Appearance/Cameo

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
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5

Based on real events, this crime drama film shows us the events that lead to an infamous shootout, between rival gangs that were led by Al Capone and George Moran.  In order to claim his status as the most powerful mobster of his time, Capone had ordered his men to disguise themselves as cops and murder all the important men in Moran’s gang, which eventually resulted in immense bloodshed.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Gino - Hit Man (uncredited)
Director:
Genres:
Crime, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Gus Trikonis, Bruce Dern, Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

TV Shows

Blue Champagne (1992)
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Blue Champagne
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As:
Producer
Director:
Blaine Novak
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Nicholson, Risa Benson, Rebecca Broussard

Jack Nicholson Awards

Academy Awards
Terms of Endearment Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1984
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Best Actor in a Leading Role 1976
As Good as It Gets Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998
Golden Globe Awards
About Schmidt Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2003
As Good as It Gets Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1998
Prizzi's Honor Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1986
Terms of Endearment Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1984
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1976
Chinatown Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1975
BAFTA Awards
Reds Best Supporting Actor 1983
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Best Actor 1977
Chinatown Best Actor 1975
The Last Detail Best Actor 1975
MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Departed Best Villain 2007
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Recording for Children 1988