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List of Michael Moriarty Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Last Detail (1973)
14
3
The Last Detail
R
14
3

The Last Detail is a comedy drama film which revolves around two Navy men, who are given the task to bring a convict to prison. Although he has committed a small theft, he has been sentenced to eight years in prison. They soon realize that he is actually a kleptomaniac, and steals compulsively.


As:
Cast
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson, Carol Kane, Otis Young, Clifton James
2. Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue (1974)
13
3
Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Herbert G. Rucker
Director:
Dennis McGuire
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Eric Laneuville, Earl Hindman, Linda Scruggs
3. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
13
2
Bang the Drum Slowly
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry 'Author' Wiggen
Director:
John D. Hancock
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth
4. My Old Man's Place (1971)
12
2
My Old Man's Place
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Trubee Pell
Director:
Edwin Sherin
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
William Devane, Arthur Kennedy, Mitchell Ryan, Topo Swope
5. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
12
2
Who'll Stop the Rain
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Converse
Director:
Karel Reisz
Genres:
Drama, War, Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jonathan Banks, Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Anthony Zerbe
6. Pale Rider (1985)
12
3
Pale Rider
R
12
3

When a greedy mining company terrorizes a group of small-town gold miners into giving up their territory, a mysterious man named ‘Preacher’ arrives to protect them. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Hull Barret
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart
7. Hickey & Boggs (1972)
12
2
Hickey & Boggs
PG
12
2

Private Detectives, Al Hickey and Frank Boggs, are hired to find a missing woman. But the weary detectives, run into unexpected situations, bringing death to everyone around them, ending in a violent conclusion. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Culp
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
James Woods, Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Lou Frizzell, Rosalind Cash
8. Report to the Commissioner (1975)
11
2
Report to the Commissioner
PG
11
2

Undercover NYPD Detective Bo Lockley is given the assignment to find a missing woman named Patty Butler, who is also an undercover police officer assigned to get close to drug dealer Henderson. Lockley accidentally kills Butler in a chaotic shootout with Henderson. Later the police kill Henderson and blame a love triangle for the deaths.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Bo Lockley
Director:
Milton Katselas
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, William Devane, Yaphet Kotto, Michael McGuire, Hector Elizondo
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
12
2
Courage Under Fire
R
12
2

Courage Under Fire is a mystery war drama film, which tells the story of a US Army Officer, who is still dejected about a mistake he made during the Desert Storm incident. Now he has to investigate a female chopper commander, to find out whether she is worthy of the Medal of Honor.    

As:
Cast
Role:
General Hershberg
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
War, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Action
11. Q (1982)
12
3
Q
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Quinn
Director:
Larry Cohen
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Horror
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree, James Dixon
12. The Sound of Murder (1982)
11
2
The Sound of Murder
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Norberry
Director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Pippa Scott, Joanna Miles, David Ackroyd, Leonard Frey
13. Shiloh (1996)
11
2
Shiloh
PG
11
2

Marty Preston is a boy living in a small town, who finds a puppy who is abused by his owner, and soon the puppy develops a liking to him. However, his strict father refuses to allow him to keep the dog. Marty names the puppy Shiloh and decides to make a home for him on the top of a hill.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Dale Rosenbloom
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett, Blake Heron
14. Along Came a Spider (2001)
11
2
Along Came a Spider
R
11
2

Washington D.C. forensic psychologist and author, Alex Cross, decides to retire from the police force after a failed sting operation. But he is lured back into the force, when Gary Soneji kidnaps a young Megan Rose and teases Cross. Cross teams up with Special Agent Jezzie Flannigan to catch the criminal before it’s too late. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Tamahori
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Mika Boorem, Dylan Baker, Michael Wincott
15. Blood Link (1982)
10
2
Blood Link
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Keith Mannings / Craig Mannings
Director:
Alberto De Martino
Genres:
Crime, Horror
Star Cast:
Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cameron Mitchell, Penelope Milford, Sarah Langenfeld
16. The Yellow Wallpaper (2012)
10
2
The Yellow Wallpaper
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Isaac Hendricks
Director:
Logan Thomas
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Veronica Cartwright, Juliet Landau, Dale Dickey, Aric Cushing
18. Reborn (1981)
9
2
Reborn
R
9
2

Reborn is a fantasy thriller film which tells the story of a man who discovers that his girlfriend’s hands and feet mysteriously bleed in the same places where Jesus Christ had been crucified. He tries to keep her out of the hands of a TV preacher whose only goal is to use her to make money for himself.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mark
Director:
Bigas Luna
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Francisco Rabal, Antonella Murgia, Kit Massengill
19. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
8
2
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stephen Jarvis
Director:
Larry Cohen
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Gerrit Graham, Karen Black, Laurene Landon, James Dixon
20. Troll (1986)
7
1
Troll
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Potter Sr.
Director:
John Carl Buechler
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, Phil Fondacaro
21. A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)
7
2
A Return to Salem's Lot
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Weber
Director:
Larry Cohen
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tara Reid, Andrew Duggan, Evelyn Keyes, Samuel Fuller
22. Broken Silence (1995)
12
2
Broken Silence
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mulligan
Director:
Wolfgang Panzer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Huber, Ameenah Kaplan, Colonel Kappor
23. Swimming Upstream (2002)
11
2
Swimming Upstream
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Morris Bird II
Director:
Robert J. Emery
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Savage, Matt Czuchry, Elisabeth Harnois, Kelly Rutherford
24. Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
10
2
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season
PG
10
2
Plot:

Judd is an alcoholic who abuses his dog Shiloh. But Shiloh is eventually rescued by Marty, so Judd starts threatening him. Judd soon meets with an accident, and Marty decides to help him get back on his feet, in order to open up the hidden kindness within him.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Preston
Director:
Sandy Tung
Genres:
Family, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Scott Wilson, Ann Dowd, Zachary Browne
25. The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
11
2
The Hanoi Hilton
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Williamson
Director:
Lionel Chetwynd
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
David Soul, Paul Le Mat, Doug Savant, John Edwin Shaw
26. Woman Wanted (1999)
9
2
Woman Wanted
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Goddard
Director:
Kiefer Sutherland, Alan Smithee
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Holly Hunter, Carrie Preston, Allegra Fulton
27. House of Luk (2001)
9
2
House of Luk
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Kidd
Director:
Derek Diorio
Genres:
Drama, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pat Morita, Pierre Brault, Dan Lalande, John Ng
28. Odd Birds (1985)
9
2
Odd Birds
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brother T.S. Murphy
Director:
Jeanne Collachia
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Gray, Donna Lew, Nancy Yee, Scott Crawford
29. Out of Line (2001)
8
2
Out of Line
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Larry Frank
Director:
Johanna Demetrakas
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Jennifer Beals, Christopher Judge, Holt McCallany, Rick Ravanello
30. Cold Blooded (2003)
8
2
Cold Blooded
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Solomon
Director:
Randy Bradshaw
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Kapelos, Kenneth Welsh, Gloria Reuben, Brian Markinson
31. The Art of Murder (1999)
8
2
The Art of Murder
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cole Sheridan
Director:
Ruben Preuss
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Joanna Pacula, Boyd Kestner, Peter Onorati, Nathaniel DeVeaux
32. Hitler Meets Christ (2007)
7
1
Hitler Meets Christ
7
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Hitler
Director:
Brendan Keown
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Wyatt Page
33. Managua (1997)
7
1
Managua
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Taverna
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Louis Gossett Jr., Assumpta Serna, John Savage, Robert Beltran
34. The Secret of the Ice Cave (1989)
7
1
The Secret of the Ice Cave
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Manny Wise
Director:
Radu Gabrea
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sally Kellerman, Norbert Weisser, David Mendenhall, Marcia Christie
35. Dark Tower (1989)
7
1
Dark Tower
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dennis Randall
Director:
Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Kevin McCarthy, Theodore Bikel, Carol Lynley, Jenny Agutter,
36. Full Fathom Five (1990)
6
1
Full Fathom Five
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
McKenzie
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Michael Cavanaugh, Todd Field, John Lafayette, Maria Rangel
37. Mindstorm (2001)
5
1
Mindstorm
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Schmidt
Director:
Richard Pepin
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Clarence Williams III, William B. Davis, Ed O'Ross
38. Fugitives Run (2005)
5
1
Fugitives Run
PG-13
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Callohan
Director:
Alan Smithee, Philip Spink
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Hasselhoff, Gordon Tootoosis, Vincent Gale, Kim Hawthorne

TV Movie(s)

1. The Glass Menagerie (1973)
14
3
The Glass Menagerie
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim O'Connor
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Supporting Actor of the Year
3. A Summer Without Boys (1973)
12
2
A Summer Without Boys
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abe Battle
Director:
Jeannot Szwarc
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Mildred Dunnock, Barbara Bain, Kay Lenz, Debralee Scott
4. James Dean (2001)
13
2
James Dean
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Winton Dean
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
James Franco, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, Edward Herrmann
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
5. The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978)
12
2
The Winds of Kitty Hawk
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wilbur Wright
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Scott Hylands, David Huffman, Robin Gammell, Tom Bower
7. The Deadliest Season (1977)
11
3
The Deadliest Season
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gerry Miller
Director:
Robert Markowitz
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep, Kevin Conway, Jill Eikenberry, Sully Boyar
8. Santa Baby (2006)
10
2
Santa Baby
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
T.J. Hamilton
Director:
Ron Underwood
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Jenny McCarthy, George Wendt, Ivan Sergei, Kandyse McClure
9. Mob Princess (2003)
13
3
Mob Princess
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddy
Director:
Mina Shum
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Durand, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jodelle Ferland, Joey Aresco
10. The Arrow (1997)
13
3
The Arrow
13
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Don McBrearty
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Dan Aykroyd, Sara Botsford, Ron White, Aidan Devine, Nigel Bennett
11. Major Crime (1997)
13
3
Major Crime
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gordon Tallas
Director:
Brad Turner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nicholas Campbell, Megan Follows, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale
12. Crime of the Century (1996)
12
2
Crime of the Century
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Governor Harold Hoffman
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Isabella Rossellini, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, J.T. Walsh, Allen Garfield, Stephen Rea
13. Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions (1996)
12
2
Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew Wylie
Director:
Lynne Littman
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Chip Zien, Sam Coppola
14. Calm at Sunset (1996)
12
2
Calm at Sunset
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Russell Pfeiffer
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Facinelli, Melvin Van Peebles, Kevin Conway, Christopher Orr
15. Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (1998)
11
2
Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Galileo
Director:
David Devine
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Kenny Vadas, Louis Del Grande, Tony Nardi, Damir Andrei
16. Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (1989)
11
2
Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Hank Daniels
Director:
David Darlow
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Harris Yulin, Michael Murphy, Chris Sarandon, Otto Jarman
17. Born Too Soon (1993)
10
2
Born Too Soon
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fox Butterfield
Director:
Noel Nosseck
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pamela Reed, Joanna Gleason, Terry O'Quinn, Elizabeth Ruscio
18. Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (1988)
10
2
Frank Nitti: The Enforcer
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hugh Kelly
Director:
Michael Switzer
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Hank Azaria, Trini Alvarado, Anthony LaPaglia, Vincent Guastaferro
19. Children of My Heart (2000)
10
2
Children of My Heart
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rodrique Eymard
Director:
Keith Ross Leckie
Star Cast:
Geneviève Bujold, Yani Gellman, Mark Ellis, Geneviève Désilets
20. 12 Hours to Live (2006)
8
2
12 Hours to Live
TV-14
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
George Mendeluk
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Kim Coates, Kevin Durand, Ione Skye, Doug Abrahams
21. Children of Fortune (2000)
8
2
Children of Fortune
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Bast
Director:
Sheldon Larry
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Fuller, Eric Johnson
23. Earthquake in New York (1998)
7
1
Earthquake in New York
TV-PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Paul Stenning
Director:
Terry Ingram
Genres:
Thriller, Family, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson, Greg Evigan, Cynthia Gibb, Götz Otto
24. Deadly Skies (2006)
6
1
Deadly Skies
TV-MA
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
General Dutton
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Antonio Sabato Jr., Dominic Zamprogna, Michael Boisvert

TV Shows and Videos

Holocaust (1978)
Holocaust
As:
Cast
Role:
Erik Dorf (4 episodes, 1978)
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Meryl Streep, James Woods, Rosemary Harris, Joseph Bottoms
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Emily of New Moon
TV-G
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bea Arthur, Phyllis Diller, Barbara Feldon, Stephen McHattie
Strange World (1999)
Strange World
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tim Guinee, Vivian Wu, Sandra Quarterman, Arnold Vosloo
Children of the Dust (1995)
Children of the Dust
R
As:
Cast
Role:
John Maxwell (2 episodes, 1995)
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Farrah Fawcett, Jim Caviezel, Sidney Poitier, Hart Bochner, Joanna Going
Just Cause (2001)
Just Cause
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Justin Chatwin, Richard Thomas, Meghan Ory, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Michael Moriarty Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Holocaust Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1979
Primetime Emmy Awards
James Dean Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2002
Holocaust Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series 1978
The Glass Menagerie Best Supporting Actor in Drama 1974
The Glass Menagerie Supporting Actor of the Year 1974