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List of Michael Mann Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Heat (1995)
35
2
Heat
R
35
2

A thief pulling off one last heist, and a cop hell-bent on catching him; Heat has all the elements of a successful crime drama, complete with an all-star cast. How this game of cat and mouse plays out forms the crux of the movie, with plenty of action and drama to satisfy every viewer.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
2. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
24
3
The Last of the Mohicans
R
24
3

This epic historical drama is set in 1757 during the French and Indian War and follows the life of a British Army Major after he moves to New York state to serve under a new colonel. The film was a success at the box office when it released.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
War, Action, Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Jared Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means
3. Insurrection (1968)
13
3
Insurrection
13
3
As:
Director
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Alain Geismar, Alain Krivine
4. Thief (1981)
19
2
Thief
TV-14
19
2

Frank is a highly skilled jewel thief who wants to leave his dangerous profession and start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he decides to perform one last heist for a powerful gangster named Leo. However, Leo is unwilling to let Frank leave his life of crime, and instead wants to keep him in his employ.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, Willie Nelson, Tuesday Weld, James Caan, Robert Prosky
5. The Insider (1999)
19
3
The Insider
R
19
3

Based on a 60 minutes segment, the movie focuses on Jeffrey Wigand and CBS producer Lowell Bergman. Former Brown & Williamson employee, Wigand survives death threats and corruption in corporate America to reveal the truth about his former company while Bergman struggles against CBS to reveal the entire truth to the public.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Al Pacino, Philip Baker Hall, Diane Venora
6. Collateral (2004)
23
2
Collateral
R
23
2

Collateral is an action-thriller that revolves around a cab driver who picks up an assassin out to eliminate five targets in one night. Tom Cruise plays the part of the hitman hired by drug traffickers to eliminate key people involved in their trial, and Jamie Foxx is the cabbie who tries to save Cruise's final target, a lawyer, Jada Pinkett-Smith.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
7. Straight Time (1978)
11
3
Straight Time
R
11
3

After being paroled, a burglar attempts to get a regular job legally. But he soon finds himself back in prison, due to an immoral parole officer. After his release again, he decides to take revenge on the officer.

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
8. Manhunter (1986)
20
2
Manhunter
R
20
2

Retired FBI profiler Will Graham is asked by his former FBI superior Jack Crawford, to assist in a case involving a new serial killer dubbed the ‘Tooth Fairy’. This leads him to visit the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecktor who was the reason for Graham’s retirement. But Hannibal soon turns this into a deadly game of survival. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brian Cox, Joan Allen, Kim Greist, William Petersen, Dennis Farina
9. The Aviator (2004)
13
3
The Aviator
PG-13
13
3

The movie follows the life of Howard Hughes from 1927-1947. During this time, Hughes achieved massive success in Hollywood and also devoted quality time and money in the aviation industry. He romanced beautiful women like Katharine Hepburn and made powerful enemies like Juan Trippe and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster. All this while, his OCD worsened.

As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film
10. How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (2003)
12
5
How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass
R
12
5
As:
Producer
Director:
Mario Van Peebles
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Adam West, Rainn Wilson, Ossie Davis, Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Terry Crews
11. The Kingdom (2007)
11
4
The Kingdom
R
11
4

Following a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi ambassador to secure permission to conduct an investigation within days. He reaches Riyadh with an elite team, but faces obstruction at every step until they are assisted by a like-minded Saudi police captain, Colonel Faris Al-Ghazi.

As:
Producer
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action
12. Public Enemies (2009)
12
4
Public Enemies
R
12
4

The biographical crime-drama is based on the real-life story of bank robbers John Dillinger, Homer Van Meter, and Baby Face Nelson as they are pursued by FBI agent Melvin Purvis. The movie shows how Dillinger was revered by the American downtrodden public and FBI’s attempts to bring the criminals to justice. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
History, Crime, Drama, Biography, Romance
13. The Intern (2015)
9
3
The Intern
PG-13
9
3

70 years old Ben Whittaker becomes an intern in the fast-growing fashion company. While initially skeptical about him, the company’s young CEO Jules Ostin is won over by his charm and dedication along with her co-workers. Ben not only becomes her friend but his wisdom helps her deal with her personal issues. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Nancy Meyers
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Linda Lavin, Robert De Niro, Anders Holm, JoJo Kushner
14. 17 Days Down the Line (1972)
9
4
17 Days Down the Line
9
4
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Documentary, Family, Short
Star Cast:
Marvin Kupfer
15. Ali (2001)
12
5
Ali
R
12
5

The movie, a biopic, presents a crucial decade – 1964 to 1974 – of the life of Muhammad Ali. It begins as Cassius Clay, a young boxer, emerges victorious in world heavyweight championship and continues as he converts to Islam, refuses to fight in the Vietnam War, is barred from boxing and finally fights against George Foreman to reclaim the Heavyweight Championship.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver
16. Hancock (2008)
14
4
Hancock
PG-13
14
4

John Hancock is a drunk, clumsy superhero who, even though well-intentioned, does more harm than good, causing havoc by recklessly using his powers. After he saves PR executive Ray, the latter helps him improve his public image and gain popularity, but for some reason, Ray's wife is not happy that her husband brought Hancock home.

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
17. The Keep (1983)
10
2
The Keep
R
10
2

Nazis are entrusted to guard a Romanian castle, but unwittingly they release a devil that was confined within the walls. Soon, a number of soldiers lose their life in gruesome and mysterious way.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Gabriel Byrne, Ian McKellen, Scott Glenn, Jürgen Prochnow, Robert Prosky
18. Miami Vice (2006)
18
5
Miami Vice
R
18
5

When an operation involving an FBI informant goes awry, detective, Ricardo Tubbs and Sonny Crockett, decide to go undercover to find out who the real culprit is. Their mission brings them in contact with the drug lord Arcángel de Jesús Montoya whose right hand woman, Isabella becomes romantically involved with Sonny. Meanwhile Tubbs’s girlfriend and co-worker gets kidnapped.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Naomie Harris, Jamie Foxx, Ciarán Hinds, Li Gong
19. Band of the Hand (1986)
9
3
Band of the Hand
R
9
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Paul Michael Glaser
Genres:
Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Lauren Holly, Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, John Cameron Mitchell
20. Jaunpuri (1971)
8
3
Jaunpuri
8
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Short
21. Texas Killing Fields (2011)
10
2
Texas Killing Fields
R
10
2

Texas Killing Fields is an American crime film which revolves around a small Texas town which is home to a sadistic serial killer, who dumps the bodies of the victim in a marsh. Meanwhile, two detective attempts to hunt down the killer.

As:
Producer
Director:
Ami Canaan Mann
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, History, Drama
22. Blackhat (2015)
9
3
Blackhat
R
9
3

Blackhat is an American action thriller film, which tells the story of a hacker Nick, who is released from prison, after a code he created, is linked to a terrorist attack. While trying to help the police, he is dragged into the conflicts between two countries. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Holt McCallany

TV Movie(s)

1. The Jericho Mile (1979)
11
3
The Jericho Mile
11
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Sport, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Peter Strauss, Roger E. Mosley, Richard Lawson, Geoffrey Lewis
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
2. Swan Song (1980)
10
3
Swan Song
10
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Murray Hamilton, David Soul, Leonard Mann, Bo Brundin
3. L.A. Takedown (1989)
10
2
L.A. Takedown
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Ely Pouget, Scott Plank, Vincent Guastaferro, Michael Rooker
4. Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992)
10
3
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel
10
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Paul Krasny
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Assumpta Serna, Michele Placido, Julie Carmen, Dennis Farina, Alex McArthur

TV Shows and Videos

Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Robbery Homicide Division
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
D.J. Caruso, Paul Michael Glaser, Rod Hardy
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Offerman, Tom Sizemore, Barry Shabaka Henley, Michael Paul Chan, David Cubitt
Luck (2011)
Luck
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Allen Coulter, Mimi Leder, Brian Kirk
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Patrick J. Adams, Dustin Hoffman, Jill Hennessy, Dennis Farina, Richard Kind, John Ortiz

Michael Mann Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Outstanding Miniseries 1990
The Jericho Mile Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special 1979
BAFTA Awards
The Aviator Best Film 2005