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List of Michael Crichton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Jurassic Park (1993)
21
2
Jurassic Park
PG-13
21
2

Dr Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler are amongst the group of expert invited by John Hammond to visit his theme park where cloned dinosaurs are the highlight. However, the tour goes wrong when a storms sets in and an employee shuts down the power leaving the man eating dinosaurs to roam around freely. Alan has to ensure a safe return for himself and Hammond’s two grandchildren.

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Adventure
2. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
14
5
The Andromeda Strain
G
14
5

The Andromeda Strain is a science fiction thriller film which revolves around a team of top scientists who are working in a state-of-the-art laboratory, as they want to find out the cause of the death of the citizens of a small town. They believe that an alien virus might be responsible for this.

As:
Writer
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
David Wayne, James Olson, Paula Kelly, Arthur Hill, Kate Reid
3. Westworld (1973)
16
5
Westworld
PG
16
5

At the innovative high-tech amusement park, ‘Westworld,’ rich patrons pay to experience their fantasies through life-like robots. Two friends, Blaine and Martin, arrive at the park to enjoy wild actions of West with gunslinger robots. But when the park’s computer system develops fault, Blaine and Martin find their vacation turning into nightmare as they are stalked by the indestructible, menacing gunslinger robot.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Western, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten, Majel Barrett, Richard Benjamin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer
4. The First Great Train Robbery (1978)
12
3
The First Great Train Robbery
PG
12
3

Edward Pierce is a highly intelligent thief who plants to commit a train heist. He teams up with his friends in order to steal a monthly shipment of gold from the London to Folkestone train. However, security seems very tight and the task seems nearly impossible.   

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris
5. Coma (1978)
13
3
Coma
PG
13
3

Based on a novel of the same name, Coma is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of a young female doctor who notices that there has been an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital. She soon starts sensing that there might be a conspiracy.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
6. Jurassic World (2015)
13
3
Jurassic World
PG-13
13
3

The fourth part of the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World revisits the old dinosaur park, this time with more genetically engineered animals. Havoc ensues during the reopening, however, when one of the dinosaurs escapes its enclosure, leaving it up to an ex-military animal expert to save the day.

As:
Writer
Director:
Colin Trevorrow
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
7. Extreme Close-Up (1973)
9
3
Extreme Close-Up
R
9
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Jeannot Szwarc
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James A. Watson Jr., Jim McMullan, Katherine Woodville, Bara Byrnes, Al Checco
8. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
15
4
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
PG-13
15
4

A research team comprising Dr Ian Malcolm and Sarah Harding arrives at Isla Sorna to study the dinosaurs in their natural environment. There is another team from InGen that wants to take dinosaurs to mainland San Diego. When the dinosaurs wreak havoc and the situation becomes dangerous, the two team are forced to work together to survive.

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
9. The 13th Warrior (1999)
12
3
The 13th Warrior
R
12
3

Following a forbidden romance, cultured Baghdad court poet Ahmad ibn Fadlan is exiled to distant lands as an ambassador. He stops at a Viking village during his journey and is forcefully recruited by them as the prophesied 13th warrior in an epic quest. Despite initial disdain, he eventually learns to respect the brave warriors and also earns their respect.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
Genres:
Action, History, Adventure
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Omar Sharif, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich
10. Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
9
3
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
R
9
3

A Harvard graduate takes up an assignment of transporting marijuana from Berkeley to Boston. However, things get complicated when his girlfriend is busted with the second load. Along with his friend, he finds himself against a corrupt policeman and a Cuban gangster, while trying to get the load and his girlfriend back.

As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Williams
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Charles Durning, John Lithgow, Howard Gardner, Robert F. Lyons, Ellen Barber
11. Looker (1981)
10
2
Looker
PG
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Coburn, Albert Finney, Vanna White, Dorian Harewood, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young
12. The Carey Treatment (1972)
9
3
The Carey Treatment
PG
9
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Coburn, Pat Hingle, Jennifer O'Neill, Skye Aubrey, Elizabeth Allen
13. Runaway (1984)
13
2
Runaway
PG-13
13
2

Runaway is a science fiction film which takes us to a future where robots have become a part of everyday life like any other electrical appliance. However, when robots malfunction, they pose a serious threat to human beings or their property, and such robots are called ‘runaways’. They are handled by a team of police officers called the ‘Runaway squad’. The film revolves around Sergeant Jack Ramsay, who joins the ‘Runaway squad’, after his fear of heights allows a criminal to escape.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Kirstie Alley, Cynthia Rhodes, Tom Selleck, G.W. Bailey, Stan Shaw
14. Twister (1996)
12
2
Twister
PG-13
12
2

Successful weatherman Bill Harding seeks out his estranged storm chaser wife Jo to get divorce papers signed, but finds out that she has developed devices based on his design to further tornado research. When he realizes that a rival has copied his design, he rushes to get Jo's devices field tested at the heart of violent tornados.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Jan de Bont
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
15. The Terminal Man (1974)
10
3
The Terminal Man
PG
10
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Mike Hodges
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, George Segal, Donald Moffat, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Michael C. Gwynne
16. Rising Sun (1993)
10
2
Rising Sun
R
10
2

After an escort girl is murdered during a party in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, two detectives Web Smith and John Connor, set out to investigate and find the killer.   

As:
Writer
Director:
Philip Kaufman
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Action
17. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
9
5
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
PG-13
9
5

There are no humans on Isla Nublar and remaining dinosaurs roam around the island. When a threat to the survival of these dinosaurs presents itself in the form of a dormant volcano that is on the verge of eruption, Claire and Owen come together to save the species from extinction. However, a conspiracy is unfolding that can destroy the planet’s way of life.

As:
Writer
Director:
J.A. Bayona
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
18. Disclosure (1994)
9
3
Disclosure
R
9
3

Tom Sanders, a happily married family man and computer expert who is expecting a promotion, feels disappointed when his ex-girlfriend Meredith Johnson is promoted to be his boss. Meredith then seduces him by forcing herself on him. When he spurns her, she files sexual harassment case, and also tries to ruin his career. Tom must fight to save his reputation and career. 

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
19. Jurassic Park III (2001)
10
3
Jurassic Park III
PG-13
10
3

To fund his research, Dr. Grant reluctantly agrees to give an aerial tour of Isla Sorna to an affluent couple. Little does he know that the couple actually intends to find their son who went missing on the island. Grant is once again amidst dangerous predators who are fiercer and smarter. Along with the rest, he must find a way to survive and get out of the island.

As:
Writer
Director:
Joe Johnston
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
William H. Macy, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Jeter, Trevor Morgan
20. Sphere (1998)
9
4
Sphere
PG-13
9
4

When an alien spacecraft is found a thousand feet below the Pacific Ocean, submerged for nearly three hundred years, a group of specialists including a marine biologist, a mathematician, an astrophysicist and a psychologist is sent to investigate. They are astonished to realize that the spacecraft is of American origin and holds a mysterious sphere as its cargo.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
21. Timeline (2003)
8
3
Timeline
PG-13
8
3

While excavating a site in France, Professor Johnston finds some discrepancies and travels to USA to consult with his sponsor. Shortly his team members find his bifocals and a note begging for help; both of which date back to fourteenth century. When contacted, the sponsor tells them that to find Johnson they too must travel back in time. All but one agree. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
22. Congo (1995)
10
2
Congo
PG-13
10
2

When tycoon R.B. Travis’s son and his diamond-exploring team goes missing in Congo, Travis sends his son’s ex-fiancée, Dr. Karen Ross, to look for them. Ross, with an expert guide, a primatologist, an explorer and a talking gorilla, sets out in search of Lost City of Zinj and diamond mines. But, what they encounter is far more dangerous than anything they imagined. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Frank Marshall
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Action
Star Cast:
Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Bruce Campbell, Joe Pantoliano, Joe Don Baker, Ernie Hudson
23. Physical Evidence (1989)
7
1
Physical Evidence
R
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Ted McGinley, Theresa Russell, Kay Lenz, Ned Beatty

TV Movie(s)

1. Pursuit (1972)
8
2
Pursuit
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Martin Sheen, E.G. Marshall, William Windom, Joseph Wiseman
2. The Real Jurassic Park (1993)
11
2
The Real Jurassic Park
11
2
As:
Writer
Genres:
Action, Documentary
Star Cast:

TV Shows and Videos

Jurassic Park: Scan Command (2001)
Jurassic Park: Scan Command
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton, Brian Young
Genres:
Action
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (2003)
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
As:
Writer
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Kirby, Marcella Russo, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Warpath: Jurassic Park (1999)
Warpath: Jurassic Park
T
As:
Writer
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Keith Hargrove
Sala de Urgencias (2015)
Sala de Urgencias
As:
Writer
Director:
Rodrigo Triana
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cristina Umaña, Rafael Novoa, Paola Rey, Carlos Torres, Adrian Makala
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor (2001)
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor
As:
Writer
Director:
Minoru Toyota
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Davey Williams, Dani De Wald
Jurassic Park: The Game (2011)
Jurassic Park: The Game
As:
Writer
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Wayne Knight, Jon Curry, Heather Hudson, Nika Futterman, Jared Emerson-Johnson
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (1994)
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Crichton
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
The Andromeda Strain (2008)
The Andromeda Strain
As:
Writer
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder, Michal Suchánek
Beyond Westworld (1980)
Beyond Westworld
As:
Writer
Director:
Don Weis, Rod Holcomb, Paul Stanley, Ted Post, Jack Starrett
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Cassandra Peterson, George Takei, Connie Sellecca, Jim McMullan, James Wainwright, William Jordan, Nancy Harewood
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001)
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure
As:
Writer
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Bianca Allen, Eric Kelso

Michael Crichton Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
ER Outstanding Drama Series 1996