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List of Robert Altman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. 3 Women (1977)
15
3
3 Women
PG
15
3

Millie Lammoreaux considers herself to be desirable to men. Pinky Rose, a mysterious teenager and therapist is in awe of Millie's self-confidence. However, gradually Rose seems to be taking over aspects of her personality and they share an increasingly bizarre relationship.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Shelley Duvall, Ruth Nelson, Robert Fortier
2. Nashville (1975)
16
3
Nashville
R
16
3

Nashville is a musical comedy drama film which tells the story of a few interrelated people who prepare for a political convention.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
3. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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2
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
R
15
2

John McCabe arrives in a mining community where he plans to open a brothel. Although most local residents are impressed by his confidence, a prostitute is able to see that he is not as sharp as he seems. She agrees to help him plan and run his establishment, for a share of the profits. However, their lives turn upside down, when a large company threatens to destroy their establishment.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Warren Beatty, William Devane, Terence Hill, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, John Schuck
4. MASH (1970)
13
2
MASH
R
13
2

The black war comedy centers on the exploits of three surgeons who arrive at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea and wreak havoc with their pranks. ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce, ‘Duke’ Forrest, and ‘Trapper John’ McIntyre turn out to be extremely talented combat surgeons but womanizing rule-breakers with an affinity for mischief. 

As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
War, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, Robert Duvall, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman
5. The Long Goodbye (1973)
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3
The Long Goodbye
R
13
3

Philip Marlowe is a private investigator who helps his friend Terry Lennox get to the Mexican border one night. Upon making his way back home, he is shocked to find that the police are waiting for Terry as he has murdered his own wife.

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell
6. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
13
2
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
PG
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Cher, Sudie Bond
7. Secret Honor (1984)
12
3
Secret Honor
12
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Philip Baker Hall
8. Images (1972)
13
2
Images
R
13
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Susannah York, Marcel Bozzuffi, Rene Auberjonois, Hugh Millais, Cathryn Harrison
10. California Split (1974)
13
3
California Split
R
13
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, George Segal, Elliott Gould, Joseph Walsh, Gwen Welles
11. The Player (1992)
14
2
The Player
TV-MA
14
2

The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.  

As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
12. Thieves Like Us (1974)
11
2
Thieves Like Us
R
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Tom Skerritt, John Schuck, Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall
14. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
10
2
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Danny Kaye, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter, Ann Rutherford
15. Brewster McCloud (1970)
13
2
Brewster McCloud
R
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Windom, Sally Kellerman, Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Michael Murphy
16. The Late Show (1977)
11
2
The Late Show
PG
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy, Bill Macy
17. Gosford Park (2001)
15
2
Gosford Park
TV-MA
15
2

In 1932, Sir William McCordle, a wealthy aristocrat but an uncouth industrialist, hosts a weekend hunting party at his old English country house, Gosford Park, where he entertains his elite friends and relatives upstairs, while their staff works downstairs. But then, several sagas of intrigue, lies, secrets, hatred, betrayal and deceit spill out when the host, Sir William McCordle, is found murdered.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for
18. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
11
3
That Cold Day in the Park
R
11
3
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Luana Anders, Sandy Dennis, Susanne Benton, Michael Burns, David Garfield
19. The Party (1964)
11
2
The Party
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Robert Fortier
20. Streamers (1983)
11
2
Streamers
R
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Crime, War, Drama
Star Cast:
George Dzundza, Matthew Modine, Guy Boyd, Michael Wright, Mitchell Lichtenstein
21. Vincent & Theo (1990)
13
2
Vincent & Theo
PG-13
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine, Jean-François Perrier, Yves Dangerfield
22. Bodyguard (1948)
10
2
Bodyguard
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Romance, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Risdon, June Clayworth, Phillip Reed, Priscilla Lane, Lawrence Tierney
23. Pot au feu (1966)
11
2
Pot au feu
11
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Player
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
B.C. Altman, Helen Matthews Altman
24. The Katherine Reed Story (1965)
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2
The Katherine Reed Story
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Ted Knight, Kathryn Reed
25. Remember My Name (1978)
10
2
Remember My Name
R
10
2

Construction worker, Neil Curry, is now a happy man, leading a contented life with his second wife Barbara. But it all comes to end with the arrival of Emily, his chain-smoking first wife, who wants her husband back. Recently been released from prison after serving a twelve-year sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend, she also seeks revenge. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Alan Rudolph
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
26. The James Dean Story (1957)
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2
The James Dean Story
10
2

This documentary film narrates the life of late American actor James Dean. It looks at his life through the use of still photos as well as narration. The documentary also involves several interviews taken with many of the people involved in his life. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman, George W. George
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
James Dean, Martin Gabel, Lew Bracker, Marvin Carter, Patsy D'Amore
27. Rich Kids (1979)
10
2
Rich Kids
PG
10
2

Franny and Jamie are two 12-year-old friends from New York’s elite Upper West Side. Franny is going through difficult times as her parents are about to separate. Jamie, whose parents divorced long ago, helps Franny through her low phase by trying to cheer her up. The two are also struggling to cope with their own adolescent feelings and curiosity about opposite sex. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Robert M. Young
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Lithgow, Kathryn Walker, Terry Kiser, Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy
28. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
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2
Cookie's Fortune
PG-13
10
2

Cookie’s Fortune is a black comedy film which revolves around a dysfunctional family in a small town and their various responses to the suicide of their elderly wealthy aunt.  One of them, Camille, hatches a plan with her sister to hide evidence and make the death seem like suicide.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
30. Modern Football (1951)
10
2
Modern Football
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Sport, Documentary, Short
32. Welcome to L.A. (1976)
10
2
Welcome to L.A.
R
10
2

Carroll Barber arrives in Los Angeles to record an album. His aging manager, Susan, wants to rekindle their old relationship. But Carroll turns out to be a womanizer sleeping with one woman after another. Ultimately, he is rejected by everyone and finds that the album will not be finished. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Alan Rudolph
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
33. Christmas Eve (1947)
10
2
Christmas Eve
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Blondell, Randolph Scott, George Raft, George Brent, Ann Harding
34. A Perfect Couple (1979)
10
2
A Perfect Couple
PG
10
2

Middle-aged Alex Theodopoulos starts romancing a much younger bohemian musician named Sheila Shea. As Sheila starts touring the country with her band, Alex decides to join them and get used to the communal lifestyle. But will their relationship survive the trip?

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Gibson, Paul Dooley, Titos Vandis, Dennis Franz, Belita Moreno
35. Corn's-A-Poppin' (1955)
10
2
Corn's-A-Poppin'
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Robert Woodburn
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Jerry Wallace, Noralee Benedict, Hobie Shepp and Wranglers The Cowtown, James Lantz, Pat McReynolds
36. Countdown (1967)
10
2
Countdown
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, James Caan, Charles Aidman, Barbara Baxley, Joanna Moore
37. The Company (2003)
12
2
The Company
PG-13
12
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco, Barbara E. Robertson, William Dick
39. HealtH (1980)
10
2
HealtH
PG
10
2

The members of an organization called HealtH are trying to select their new President. The candidates are narcoleptic 83 years abstinence proponent Esther Brill, White House aide Gloria Burbank, Isabella Garnell, who hates materialism, and Dr. Harold Gainey, a salesperson. Soon scandals, underhanded tactics, and corruption threatens to undermine the whole operation. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy
41. The Delinquents (1957)
9
2
The Delinquents
9
2

He is eighteen and she is sixteen, very much in love. But her parents do not like the company he keeps. They also think she is too young to go steady and try to break up their relationship. Despondent, he bumps into a group of delinquents, who hitch up a plan to cheer him up. However, it goes wary, winding them up in a major trouble.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Laughlin, Richard Bakalyan, Peter Miller, Rosemary Howard, Helen Hawley
44. Events (1970)
8
2
Events
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Baker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joy Bang, Frank Cavestani, Ryan Listman, Marsha Rossa
46. Popeye (1980)
10
2
Popeye
PG
10
2

Popeye is a musical romantic comedy adventure film which tells the story of a sailor named Popeye, who arrives in a coastal town in search of his long-lost father. He eventually falls in love with Olive Oyl, but she is engaged to Captain Bluto.  

As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Ray Walston, Alan Autry, Shelley Duvall, Paul L. Smith, Paul Dooley
48. Quintet (1979)
9
2
Quintet
R
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Fernando Rey, Vittorio Gassman, Bibi Andersson, Brigitte Fossey
51. The Perfect Crime (1955)
7
1
The Perfect Crime
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Owen Bush, Leonard Belove, Art Ellison
54. The Magic Bond (1956)
7
1
The Magic Bond
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
James Lantz, Owen Bush, Joe Adelman, Kermit Echols, Keith Painton
55. Dr. T & the Women (2000)
7
1
Dr. T & the Women
R
7
1

Dr Sullivan Travis is a wealthy gynecologist whose life gets complicated when all the important women close to him, start experiencing troubles that also start affecting him in ways he never expected.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
56. The Last Mile (1953)
11
2
The Last Mile
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Documentary
57. Better Football (1954)
10
2
Better Football
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Documentary, Sport
Star Cast:
58. King Basketball (1952)
9
2
King Basketball
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Ken Heady
59. Roads and Bridges (2001)
9
2
Roads and Bridges
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Abraham Lim
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Soon-Tek Oh, Jim Akman, Abraham Lim, Gregory Sullivan, Joe Michalski
60. Liv (1998)
8
2
Liv
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Edoardo Ponti
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Raymond J. Barry, Sandra Seacat, Elaine Kagan, Elizabeth Guber
61. Honeymoon for Harriet (1950)
7
1
Honeymoon for Harriet
7
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Maurice Prather
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Lantz, Lotus Corelli

TV Movie(s)

1. Rattlesnake in a Cooler (1982)
13
3
Rattlesnake in a Cooler
13
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leo Burmester
2. Nightmare in Chicago (1964)
11
2
Nightmare in Chicago
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles McGraw, Andrew Duggan, Robert Ridgely, Carroll O'Connor, Michael Murphy
3. The Laundromat (1985)
12
2
The Laundromat
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carol Burnett, Amy Madigan, Michael Wright
4. Precious Blood (1982)
11
2
Precious Blood
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leo Burmester, Guy Boyd, Alfre Woodard
5. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
11
2
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
PG
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Peter Gallagher, Eric Bogosian, Brad Davis, Michael Murphy
7. Killer App (1998)
5
1
Killer App
5
1
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Kerwin, Stephen Lang, Scott Michael Campbell, Jacqueline Obradors, Jamie Marsh

TV Shows and Videos

Troubleshooters (1959)
Troubleshooters
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Werner Klemperer, Bob Mathias, Robert Fortier, Forrest Compton, Chet Allen
The Sheriff of Cochise (1956)
The Sheriff of Cochise
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Altman, Lee Sholem, Paul Guilfoyle, Harve Foster
Genres:
Western, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael Landon, Charles Bronson, Claude Akins, John Bromfield, Stan Jones
Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Tanner on Tanner
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Krysten Ritter, Cynthia Nixon, Matt Malloy, Pamela Reed, Michael Murphy

Robert Altman Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Gosford Park Best Director - Motion Picture 2002
Primetime Emmy Awards
Tanner '88 Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series 1989
BAFTA Awards
The Player Best Direction 1993