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List of Michael Crichton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Jurassic Park (1993)
23
3
Jurassic Park
PG-13
23
3

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.

Directed By:
2. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
15
5
The Andromeda Strain
G
15
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.

Starring:
David Wayne, James Olson, Paula Kelly, Arthur Hill, Kate Reid
Directed By:
Robert Wise
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.

Starring:
Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten, Majel Barrett, Richard Benjamin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
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.   

Starring:
Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
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.

Starring:
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
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.

Directed By:
Colin Trevorrow
7. Extreme Close-Up (1973)
9
3
Extreme Close-Up
R
9
3
Starring:
James A. Watson Jr., Jim McMullan, Katherine Woodville, Bara Byrnes, Al Checco
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc
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.

Directed By:
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.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Omar Sharif, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich
Directed By:
John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
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.

Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Charles Durning, John Lithgow, Howard Gardner, Robert F. Lyons, Ellen Barber
Directed By:
Paul Williams
11. Looker (1981)
10
2
Looker
PG
10
2
Starring:
James Coburn, Albert Finney, Vanna White, Dorian Harewood, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
12. The Carey Treatment (1972)
9
3
The Carey Treatment
PG
9
3
Starring:
James Coburn, Pat Hingle, Jennifer O'Neill, Skye Aubrey, Elizabeth Allen
Directed By:
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.

Starring:
Kirstie Alley, Cynthia Rhodes, Tom Selleck, G.W. Bailey, Stan Shaw
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
14. Twister (1996)
13
2
Twister
PG-13
13
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.

Starring:
Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Alan Ruck, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alexa Vega, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz
Directed By:
Jan de Bont
15. The Terminal Man (1974)
10
3
The Terminal Man
PG
10
3
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, George Segal, Donald Moffat, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Michael C. Gwynne
Directed By:
Mike Hodges
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.   

Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Tia Carrere, Steve Buscemi, Mako Iwamatsu, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sean Connery
Directed By:
Philip Kaufman
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.

Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum
Directed By:
J.A. Bayona
18. Disclosure (1994)
10
3
Disclosure
R
10
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. 

Starring:
Demi Moore, Donal Logue, Dennis Miller, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland, Dylan Baker, Roma Maffia
Directed By:
Barry Levinson
19. 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.

Starring:
Dustin Hoffman, Liev Schreiber, Queen Latifah, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By:
Barry Levinson
20. Jurassic Park III (2001)
10
4
Jurassic Park III
PG-13
10
4

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.

Starring:
William H. Macy, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Jeter, Trevor Morgan
Directed By:
Joe Johnston
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. 

Starring:
Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Billy Connolly, Michael Sheen, Lambert Wilson, Frances O'Connor, David Thewlis
Directed By:
Richard Donner
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. 

Starring:
Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Bruce Campbell, Joe Pantoliano, Joe Don Baker, Ernie Hudson
Directed By:
Frank Marshall
23. Physical Evidence (1989)
7
1
Physical Evidence
R
7
1
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Ted McGinley, Theresa Russell, Kay Lenz, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Michael Crichton

TV Movie(s)

1. Pursuit (1972)
8
2
Pursuit
8
2
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Ben Gazzara, E.G. Marshall, William Windom, Joseph Wiseman
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
2. The Real Jurassic Park (1993)
11
2
The Real Jurassic Park
11
2
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum

TV Shows and Videos

Jurassic Park: Scan Command (2001)
Jurassic Park: Scan Command
Directed By:
Michael Crichton, Brian Young
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (2003)
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Starring:
Christopher Kirby, Marcella Russo, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Insight (1960)
Insight
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Meredith Baxter, Brian Keith, Melissa Sue Anderson, Elinor Donahue, Bob Newhart, Tom Bosley
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
Warpath: Jurassic Park (1999)
Warpath: Jurassic Park
T
Starring:
Keith Hargrove
Lego Dimensions (2015)
Lego Dimensions
E10+
Starring:
Evanna Lynch, Gary Oldman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Eddie Redmayne, Simon Pegg, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
James McLoughlin, Arthur Parsons, Justin Villiers
Sala de Urgencias (2015)
Sala de Urgencias
Starring:
Cristina Umaña, Rafael Novoa, Paola Rey, Carlos Torres, Adrian Makala
Directed By:
Rodrigo Triana
ER (1994)
ER
TV-14
Starring:
Kevin Sussman, Ed Asner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Peter Fonda, Jessica Chastain, Keke Palmer, Corey Stoll
Directed By:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor (2001)
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor
Starring:
Davey Williams, Dani De Wald
Directed By:
Minoru Toyota
Jurassic Park: The Game (2011)
Jurassic Park: The Game
Starring:
Wayne Knight, Jon Curry, Heather Hudson, Nika Futterman, Jared Emerson-Johnson
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Richard Schiff, Vanessa Lee Chester
Trespasser (1998)
Trespasser
Starring:
Minnie Driver, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (1994)
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
Directed By:
Michael Crichton
The Andromeda Strain (2008)
The Andromeda Strain
Starring:
Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder, Michal Suchánek
Directed By:
Mikael Salomon
Beyond Westworld (1980)
Beyond Westworld
Starring:
George Takei, Cassandra Peterson, Connie Sellecca, Jim McMullan, James Wainwright, William Jordan, Nancy Harewood
Directed By:
Don Weis, Rod Holcomb, Paul Stanley, Ted Post, Jack Starrett
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001)
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure
Starring:
Bianca Allen, Eric Kelso

Michael Crichton Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
ER Outstanding Drama Series 1996