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List of Len Cariou Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Mad Trapper (1978)
14
2
The Mad Trapper
14
2
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Gordon Tootoosis
Directed By:
Harvey Hart
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.

Directed By:
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.

Directed By:
Tom McCarthy
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. 

Starring:
Shia LaBeouf, James Paxton, Tom Rack, Armand Laroche, Peter Hurley
Directed By:
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. 

Starring:
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Lucinda Jenney, Caitlin Wachs, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook
Directed By:
Roger Donaldson
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.

Starring:
Directed By:
Alexander Payne
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.

Starring:
Directed By:
9. One Man (1977)
10
2
One Man
PG
10
2
Role:
Jason Brady
Starring:
Barry Morse, August Schellenberg, Jayne Eastwood, Carol Lazare
Directed By:
Robin Spry
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. 

Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Paul Birchard, Margot Leicester, Walter Lewis
Directed By:
Mikael Håfström
11. Lady in White (1988)
10
2
Lady in White
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Phil Terragarossa
Starring:
Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond, Lukas Haas, Jason Presson
Directed By:
Frank LaLoggia
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. 

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
David Koepp
13. Drying Up the Streets (1978)
10
2
Drying Up the Streets
10
2
Role:
Larry
Starring:
Don Francks, August Schellenberg, Sarah Torgov, Calvin Butler
Directed By:
Robin Spry
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.

Starring:
Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Marla Maples, John Leguizamo, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Oliver Platt
Directed By:
Stuart Baird
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. 

Starring:
Bruce Willis, Elisabeth Shue, Mike Epps, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed By:
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.

Starring:
Harry Shum Jr., Meredith Baxter, Kevin Federline, Steven Seagal, Don McManus, Daniel Chacón, Ken Takemoto
Directed By:
Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire
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. 

Role:
Frederick Egerman
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Lesley-Anne Down, Hermione Gingold, Diana Rigg
Directed By:
Harold Prince
18. Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
8
2
Never Talk to Strangers
R
8
2

Never Talk to Strangers is a romantic crime thriller film which tells the story of a woman named Sarah, a criminal psychologist, who falls for a mysterious man named Tony, after meeting him at a supermarket. She begins a relationship with him, but soon, she begins to receive death threats and strange gifts. The closer she gets with Tony, the more extreme the gifts get. She begins to suspect Tony and eventually decides to set a private detective after him, to find out more.  

Role:
Henry Taylor
Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Miller, Rebecca De Mornay, Rebecca De Mornay
Directed By:
Peter Hall
19. The Escape (2012)
14
3
The Escape
14
3
Role:
Jerry
Starring:
Turron Kofi Alleyne, Jennifer Grace, Joe Novellino, Anthony Pierini
Directed By:
Alex Forstenhausler
20. Boynton Beach Club (2005)
10
2
Boynton Beach Club
R
10
2
Role:
Jack
Starring:
Sally Kellerman, Dyan Cannon, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Bologna,
Directed By:
Susan Seidelman
21. Getting In (1994)
8
2
Getting In
R
8
2
Starring:
Andrew McCarthy, Christine Baranski, Calista Flockhart, Dave Chappelle, Matthew Perry, Kristy Swanson, Stephen Mailer
Directed By:
Doug Liman

TV Movie(s)

1. The Taming of the Shrew (1982)
12
2
The Taming of the Shrew
12
2
Role:
Petruchio
Starring:
Colm Feore, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Rod Beattie, Anthony Bekenn
Directed By:
Peter Dews, Norman Campbell
2. Madame X (1981)
11
2
Madame X
11
2
Role:
John Abbott
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Jerry Stiller, Jeremy Brett, Tuesday Weld, Robert Hooks
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller
3. Into the Storm (2009)
10
2
Into the Storm
TV-PG
10
2
Starring:
Brendan Gleeson, Jack Shepherd, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough
Directed By:
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
4. Who'll Save Our Children? (1978)
11
2
Who'll Save Our Children?
11
2
Role:
Matt Laver
Starring:
Shirley Jones, David Hayward, Frances Sternhagen, Cassie Yates
Directed By:
George Schaefer
5. Louisiana (1984)
10
2
Louisiana
10
2
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Lloyd Bochner, Victor Lanoux, Andréa Ferréol
Directed By:
Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Etienne Périer
6. Surviving (1985)
12
2
Surviving
12
2
Role:
David Brogan
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Zach Galligan
Directed By:
Waris Hussein
7. There Were Times, Dear (1985)
12
2
There Were Times, Dear
12
2
Role:
Bob Millard
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Shirley Jones, Cindy Eilbacher, Dana Elcar, Alan Haufrect
Directed By:
Nancy Malone
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
Role:
Walt Disney
Starring:
Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Linda Lavin, David Lipper
Directed By:
Bill Corcoran
9. Killer in the Mirror (1986)
10
2
Killer in the Mirror
10
2
Role:
Jason Howell
Starring:
Allen Garfield, Max Gail, Ann Jillian, Chris Noth
Directed By:
Frank De Felitta
10. The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
10
2
The Summer of Ben Tyler
PG
10
2
Role:
Spencer Maitland
Starring:
James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Julia McIlvaine, Kevin Isola
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
11. The Sea Wolf (1993)
9
2
The Sea Wolf
9
2
Role:
Dr. Picard
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Christopher Reeve, Marc Singer, Clive Revill, Catherine Mary Stewart
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
12. Derby (1995)
9
2
Derby
TV-PG
9
2
Role:
Henry Woods
Starring:
Darren McGavin, Joanne Vannicola, Dean McDermott, David Charvet
Directed By:
Bob Clark
13. In the Company of Spies (1999)
9
2
In the Company of Spies
PG-13
9
2
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Alice Krige
Directed By:
Tim Matheson
14. Love on the Run (1994)
9
2
Love on the Run
9
2
Role:
Noah Cross
Starring:
Blu Mankuma, Noelle Beck, Anthony Addabbo, Nada Despotovich
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Julie Lee
15. The Man in the Attic (1995)
9
2
The Man in the Attic
R
9
2
Role:
Joseph Heldmann
Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Archer, Alex Carter, Deborah Drakeford
Directed By:
Graeme Campbell
16. Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
9
2
Miracle on Interstate 880
9
2
Role:
Buck Helm
Starring:
Sandy Duncan, David Morse, Rubén Blades, Ada Maris
Directed By:
Robert Iscove
17. Class of '61 (1993)
8
2
Class of '61
8
2
Starring:
Clive Owen, Laura Linney, Andre Braugher, Dan Futterman, Josh Lucas, Christien Anholt
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit
18. A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (1996)
8
2
A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story
8
2
Role:
Harry Jansen
Starring:
Jayne Brook, Christina Cox, Matt Keeslar, Claire Rankin
Directed By:
Bill Corcoran
19. Witness to the Execution (1994)
7
1
Witness to the Execution
7
1
Role:
Jake Tyler
Starring:
Sean Young, Alan Fudge, Dee Wallace, George Newbern
Directed By:
Tommy Lee Wallace
20. Border Line (1999)
7
1
Border Line
7
1
Role:
Jerry, Allison's Associate
Starring:
John de Lancie, Elizabeth Peña, Carl Lumbly, Sherry Stringfield
Directed By:
Ken Kwapis

Animation(s)

Canada Vignettes: Spence's Republic (1978)
Canada Vignettes: Spence's Republic
Role:
(voice)
Starring:
Cliff Gardner, Brian Richardson
Directed By:
Brad Caslor
Canada Vignettes: Lady Frances Simpson (1978)
Canada Vignettes: Lady Frances Simpson
Role:
(voice)
Directed By:
Christopher Hinton

TV Shows and Videos

The West Wing (1999)
The West Wing
TV-14
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Carrie Snodgress, Emilio Estevez, Christopher Lloyd, Nick Offerman, Taye Diggs, Hal Holbrook
Directed By:
Christopher Misiano, Alex Graves, Thomas Schlamme, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Innes
American Experience (1988)
American Experience
Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, Brian Dennehy, Christopher Plummer, Marion Ross, James Cromwell, Eli Wallach, Kenneth Branagh
Directed By:
David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Adriana Bosch
North of 60 (1992)
North of 60
Starring:
Adam Beach, William B. Davis, Tina Keeper, Tracey Cook
The Sonnet Project (2013)
The Sonnet Project
Starring:
Billy Magnussen, Austin Pendleton, Max Casella, Peter Francis James
Power, Privilege & Justice (2002)
Power, Privilege & Justice
Role:
Narrator (9 episodes, 2009)
Starring:
Dominick Dunne, J.H. Kurtz, Linda Deutsch, Earl Mann
Damages (2007)
Damages
TV-MA
Starring:
Glenn Close, Darrell Hammond, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Donal Logue
Directed By:
Todd A. Kessler, Matthew Penn, Timothy Busfield, Tate Donovan, Glenn Kessler
The Great Detective (1977)
The Great Detective
Starring:
Douglas Campbell, Kay Hawtrey, James Duggan, Colm Feore
Monkey House (1991)
Monkey House
Starring:
Frank Langella, Madeline Kahn, Stuart Margolin, Teresa Woodham
The Outer Limits (1995)
The Outer Limits
TV-PG
Starring:
Alan Thicke, Kevin Durand, Jennifer Beals, Wil Wheaton, Sheena Easton, Michael Moriarty, Adam Baldwin
Directed By:
Mario Azzopardi, Brad Turner, Neill Fearnley, Joseph L. Scanlan, Steve Anker
Brotherhood (2006)
Brotherhood
TV-MA
Starring:
Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish, Jason Isaacs, Kevin Chapman
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Kim Coates, Laura Vandervoort, Corey Stoll, Michael K. Williams, Julie Benz, Laurence Fishburne
Directed By:
Kenneth Fink, Richard J. Lewis, Alec Smight, Danny Cannon, Brad Tanenbaum
Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Star Trek: Voyager
TV-PG
Starring:
Tahj Mowry, Ed Begley Jr., Sarah Silverman, Jason Alexander, John Aniston, Ray Walston, Tom Morello
Directed By:
David Livingston, Winrich Kolbe, Allan Kroeker, Michael Vejar, Cliff Bole
Law & Order (1990)
Law & Order
TV-14
Starring:
William Gary Busey, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jason Ritter, Jena Malone, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Esposito, Sebastian Stan
Directed By:
Constantine Makris, Edwin Sherin, Jace Alexander, David Platt, Richard Dobbs
The Practice (1997)
The Practice
Starring:
James Spader, Marlee Matlin, Laz Alonso, James Whitmore, Lara Flynn Boyle, Adam Goldberg, Lesley Ann Warren
Directed By:
Dennis Smith, Jeannot Szwarc, Christina Musrey, Arvin Brown, Dwight H. Little
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
The Ray Bradbury Theater
Starring:
Peter O'Toole, Hal Linden, Eddie Albert, Lucy Lawless, Jeff Goldblum, Louise Fletcher, Jean Stapleton
Directed By:
Randy Bradshaw, Roger Tompkins, John Laing, Costa Botes, Brad Turner
Ed (2000)
Ed
Starring:
Josh Duhamel, Aaron Yoo, Anne Meara, Burt Reynolds, Danny DeVito, Chris Isaak, Amy Sedaris
Directed By:
Timothy Busfield, Marc Buckland, Kevin Dowling, Adam Bernstein, Timothy Van Patten
Wallander (2005)
Wallander
Starring:
Michael Nyqvist, David Dencik, Krister Henriksson, Iben Hjejle, Mats Bergman
Blue Bloods (2010)
Blue Bloods
TV-14
Role:
Henry Reagan (176 episodes, 2010-2018)
Starring:
Donnie Wahlberg, Jessica Rothe, Timothy Busfield, Shelley Hennig, Tom Selleck, Melissa Benoist, Eve Plumb
Directed By:
David Barrett, Alex Chapple, Ralph Hemecker, Robert Harmon, Alex Zakrzewski
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Murder, She Wrote
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Lois Chiles, Tom Bosley, Laurence Luckinbill, Gavin MacLeod, Courteney Cox, Olivia Hussey
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson
Nuremberg (2000)
Nuremberg
Starring:
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Plummer, Brian Cox, Karen Belfo
Directed By:
Yves Simoneau
Gabriel's Fire (1990)
Gabriel's Fire
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Meagan Good, Jonathan Brandis, Mariska Hargitay, Dylan Walsh, Madge Sinclair
Directed By:
Michael Switzer, Robert Lieberman, George Kaczender, Jack Sholder, Mark Sobel
Army Wives (2007)
Army Wives
Starring:
Anna Chlumsky, Ann-Margret, Rumer Willis, Ann Cusack, Gina Rodriguez, Marin Hinkle, Brooke Shields
Directed By:
Kevin Dowling, Brian McNamara, Jeff Melman, Gloria Muzio, Rob Spera
Street Legal (1987)
Street Legal
Starring:
Tom Cavanagh, Tara Strong, Kim Coates, Margot Kidder, Tom Cavanagh
Mentors (1998)
Mentors
Starring:
Daniel Gillies, Tom Cavanagh, Michael Moriarty, Kim Coates, Margot Kidder, Roddy Piper
Numb3rs (2005)
Numb3rs
Starring:
Bill Nye, Jeremy Sisto, Sarah Rafferty, Alan Ruck, Patrick J. Adams, Kim Dickens, Rainn Wilson
Directed By:
Emilio Estevez, Dennis Smith, Alex Zakrzewski, John Behring, J. Miller Tobin
F/X: The Series (1996)
F/X: The Series
Starring:
Carrie-Anne Moss, Cameron Mathison, Victor Garber, Kim Coates, Kevin Dobson
Swift Justice (1996)
Swift Justice
Starring:
Drea de Matteo, Peter Stormare, Jennifer Garner, Gary Dourdan, Kim Dickens, Tony Darrow, James McCaffrey
Directed By:
Frederick King Keller, Don Kurt
D.C. (2000)
D.C.
Starring:
Jacinda Barrett, Melissa McCarthy, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gabriel Olds
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (1989)
American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Jean Stapleton, Lesley Ann Warren, James Earl Jones
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Lela Swift, Fielder Cook, George Schaefer
The Skulls III (2004)
The Skulls III
PG-13
Starring:
Barry Bostwick, Karl Pruner, Clare Kramer, Steve Braun
Directed By:
J. Miles Dale

Len Cariou Awards

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