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List of Len Cariou Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Mad Trapper (1978)
13
2
The Mad Trapper
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Harvey Hart
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Gordon Tootoosis
2. Prisoners (2013)
13
2
Prisoners
R
13
2

Prisoners is a gripping thriller that focuses on the search of a father, Keller Dover, brilliantly portrayed by Hugh Jackman, for his little daughter and her friend who suddenly disappear after Thanksgiving dinner. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the part of a detective who uncovers gruesome hidden truths while trying to solve the case.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
3. Spotlight (2015)
12
2
Spotlight
R
12
2

Focused on the eponymous niche team, Spotlight, of the newspaper, Boston Globe, this movie showcases how a team of journalists, portrayed by a talented ensemble starcast, uncovered sexual abuse of children by priests of their local Roman Catholic diocese. Their startling discovery leads to further uncovering of a widespread child molestation scandal that was systematically hidden by the Catholic Church.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Genres:
History, Drama, Crime
5. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
11
2
The Greatest Game Ever Played
PG
11
2

A film based on the life of Francis Ouimet, the first amateur golfer to win the US Open. Coming from a working-class immigrant family, and aspiring to win golf-championship, Ouimet starts as caddie and practices his game whenever he gets time, but faces class-prejudice and his father’s disapproval. In 1913, he gets a chance to play against his idol, British golfer Harry Vardon, and wins the US Open. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Sport, History
Star Cast:
Shia LaBeouf, James Paxton, Tom Rack, Armand Laroche, Peter Hurley
6. Thirteen Days (2000)
11
2
Thirteen Days
PG-13
11
2

Thirteen Days is a political thriller film, which revolves around thirteen extraordinary days, while the world stood on the brink of a catastrophe, as the Kennedy administration in the US, struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Lucinda Jenney, Caitlin Wachs, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook
7. About Schmidt (2002)
11
2
About Schmidt
R
11
2

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
Director:
Alexander Payne
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
8. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
10
2
Flags of Our Fathers
R
10
2

A photograph of American soldiers raising the US flag on Mount Suribachi following their victory on Iwo Jima during WWII becomes a symbol of hope back home. The three surviving soldiers from the photo are sent on a tour to raise money by selling war-bonds, but struggle with the limelight, post-war trauma, and misrepresentation of facts by the government.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Walker, Scott Eastwood, Melanie Lynskey, John Slattery, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach
9. One Man (1977)
10
2
One Man
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jason Brady
Director:
Robin Spry
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Morse, August Schellenberg, Jayne Eastwood, Carol Lazare
10. 1408 (2007)
10
2
1408
TV-14
10
2

An adaptation of Stephen King’s story of the same name, the movie centers on author Michael Enslin who has spent his life debunking supernatural phenomena. The movie has four different endings depicting Enslin’s fate following his horrific experiences in the haunted room 1408 of The Dolphin Hotel in New York. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Mikael Håfström
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Paul Birchard, Margot Leicester, Walter Lewis
11. Lady in White (1988)
10
2
Lady in White
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Terragarossa
Director:
Frank LaLoggia
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond, Lukas Haas, Jason Presson
12. Secret Window (2004)
10
3
Secret Window
PG-13
10
3

Based on Stephen King’s story, this film follows the life of a successful author. After a bitter betrayal, writer Mort Rainey retreats to his lake-side cottage. When a menacing stranger, John Shooter, arrives to accuse him of plagiarism, and stalks him, Rainey tries to prove him wrong. Odd occurrences happening around him compel Rainey to dig to the bottom of the mystery. 

As:
Cast
Director:
David Koepp
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton
13. Drying Up the Streets (1978)
10
2
Drying Up the Streets
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Larry
Director:
Robin Spry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Francks, August Schellenberg, Sarah Torgov, Calvin Butler
14. Executive Decision (1996)
9
2
Executive Decision
R
9
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
15. Death Wish (2018)
9
2
Death Wish
R
9
2

Trauma surgeon Dr. Paul Kersey is a mild-mannered family man who works to save lives. Then three masked robbers break-in and brutally attack his wife and young daughter in their home; but police is unable to capture the criminals. Losing his faith in system and seething to avenge the violence, Kersey decides to take the law in his hands and turns vigilante. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Eli Roth
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
16. The Onion Movie (2008)
9
2
The Onion Movie
9
2

The Onion Movie is a comedy film which revolves around a veteran news anchor, who disapproves of corporate standards and refuses to comply.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Harry Shum Jr., Meredith Baxter, Kevin Federline, Steven Seagal, Don McManus, Daniel Chacón, Ken Takemoto
17. A Little Night Music (1977)
9
2
A Little Night Music
PG
9
2

Fredrick Egerman is yet to consummate his marriage with the virgin Anne. A bit frustrated, Fredrick goes to see his old lover, actress Desirée Armfeldt. Desirée wants Fredrick to marry her, in spite of her own married lover Count Mittelheim. Things reach a climax when all lovers and the Count’s wife get together at a party. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Frederick Egerman
Director:
Harold Prince
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Lesley-Anne Down, Hermione Gingold, Diana Rigg
19. The Escape (2012)
14
3
The Escape
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry
Director:
Alex Forstenhausler
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Turron Kofi Alleyne, Jennifer Grace, Joe Novellino, Anthony Pierini
20. Boynton Beach Club (2005)
10
2
Boynton Beach Club
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack
Director:
Susan Seidelman
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sally Kellerman, Dyan Cannon, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Bologna,

TV Movie(s)

1. The Taming of the Shrew (1982)
12
2
The Taming of the Shrew
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Petruchio
Director:
Peter Dews, Norman Campbell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Colm Feore, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Rod Beattie, Anthony Bekenn
3. Into the Storm (2009)
10
2
Into the Storm
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Genres:
Drama, History, War, Biography
Star Cast:
Brendan Gleeson, Jack Shepherd, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough
4. Who'll Save Our Children? (1978)
11
2
Who'll Save Our Children?
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Laver
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shirley Jones, David Hayward, Frances Sternhagen, Cassie Yates
5. Louisiana (1984)
10
2
Louisiana
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Etienne Périer
Genres:
War, Drama, Western, Romance, History
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Lloyd Bochner, Victor Lanoux, Andréa Ferréol
6. Surviving (1985)
12
2
Surviving
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Brogan
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Zach Galligan
7. There Were Times, Dear (1985)
12
2
There Were Times, Dear
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bob Millard
Director:
Nancy Malone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gloria Stuart, Shirley Jones, Cindy Eilbacher, Dana Elcar, Alan Haufrect
8. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995)
11
2
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Walt Disney
Director:
Bill Corcoran
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Linda Lavin, David Lipper
9. Killer in the Mirror (1986)
10
2
Killer in the Mirror
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jason Howell
Director:
Frank De Felitta
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Allen Garfield, Max Gail, Ann Jillian, Chris Noth
10. The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
10
2
The Summer of Ben Tyler
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Spencer Maitland
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth McGovern, James Woods, Julia McIlvaine, Kevin Isola
11. The Sea Wolf (1993)
9
2
The Sea Wolf
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Picard
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Christopher Reeve, Marc Singer, Clive Revill, Catherine Mary Stewart
12. Derby (1995)
9
2
Derby
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Woods
Director:
Bob Clark
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Darren McGavin, Joanne Vannicola, Dean McDermott, David Charvet
13. In the Company of Spies (1999)
9
2
In the Company of Spies
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Matheson
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Berenger, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Alice Krige
14. Love on the Run (1994)
9
2
Love on the Run
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Noah Cross
Director:
Ted Kotcheff, Julie Lee
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Blu Mankuma, Noelle Beck, Anthony Addabbo, Nada Despotovich
15. The Man in the Attic (1995)
9
2
The Man in the Attic
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Heldmann
Director:
Graeme Campbell
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Archer, Alex Carter, Deborah Drakeford
16. Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
9
2
Miracle on Interstate 880
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Buck Helm
Director:
Robert Iscove
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sandy Duncan, David Morse, Rubén Blades, Ada Maris
17. Class of '61 (1993)
8
2
Class of '61
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Laura Linney, Dan Futterman, Josh Lucas, Andre Braugher, Christien Anholt
18. A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (1996)
8
2
A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Jansen
Director:
Bill Corcoran
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Jayne Brook, Christina Cox, Matt Keeslar, Claire Rankin
19. Witness to the Execution (1994)
7
1
Witness to the Execution
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Tyler
Director:
Tommy Lee Wallace
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Young, Alan Fudge, Dee Wallace, George Newbern
20. Border Line (1999)
7
1
Border Line
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry, Allison's Associate
Director:
Ken Kwapis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John de Lancie, Elizabeth Peña, Carl Lumbly, Sherry Stringfield

Animation(s)

Canada Vignettes: Spence's Republic (1978)
Canada Vignettes: Spence's Republic
As:
Cast
Role:
(voice)
Director:
Brad Caslor
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short, History
Star Cast:
Cliff Gardner, Brian Richardson
Canada Vignettes: Lady Frances Simpson (1978)
Canada Vignettes: Lady Frances Simpson
As:
Cast
Role:
(voice)
Director:
Christopher Hinton
Genres:
Biography, Short, Animation, History, Comedy

TV Shows and Videos

North of 60 (1992)
North of 60
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Adam Beach, William B. Davis, Tina Keeper, Tracey Cook
The Sonnet Project (2013)
The Sonnet Project
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, History, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Magnussen, Austin Pendleton, Max Casella, Peter Francis James
Power, Privilege & Justice (2002)
Power, Privilege & Justice
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (9 episodes, 2009)
Genres:
Documentary, Crime
Star Cast:
Dominick Dunne, J.H. Kurtz, Linda Deutsch, Earl Mann
The Great Detective (1977)
The Great Detective
As:
Cast
Genres:
Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Douglas Campbell, Kay Hawtrey, James Duggan, Colm Feore
Monkey House (1991)
Monkey House
As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Madeline Kahn, Stuart Margolin, Teresa Woodham
Brotherhood (2006)
Brotherhood
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish, Jason Isaacs, Kevin Chapman
Wallander (2005)
Wallander
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael Nyqvist, Krister Henriksson, Iben Hjejle, Mats Bergman
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (1989)
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Scardino, Lela Swift, Fielder Cook, George Schaefer
Star Cast:
The Skulls III (2004)
The Skulls III
PG-13
As:
Cast
Director:
J. Miles Dale
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Barry Bostwick, Karl Pruner, Clare Kramer, Steve Braun

Len Cariou Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Cast Show Album 1980
Winner Best Engineered Recording, Classical 1980