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List of Warren Beatty Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
22
2
Bonnie and Clyde
R
22
2

The biographical crime drama follows the notorious bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who go from small-time thieves to violent, murderous bank robbers during the Great Depression. As they are pursued by the law, they attain cult status with Americans but a violent end awaits. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Clyde Barrow
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Biography
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Denver Pyle, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Wilder
2. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
18
3
Splendor in the Grass
18
3

Splendor in the Grass is a romantic drama period film which tells the story of Bud and Deanie, who are weighed down by the expectations of their parents, and soon it also starts to affect their relationship.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Phyllis Diller, Pat Hingle, Zohra Lampert, Barbara Loden
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
3. Reds (1981)
23
3
Reds
PG
23
3

A radical American journalist travels to Russia where he gets involved with the communist revolution in the country. He also meets an activist sharing the same ideology, and gets married to her.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
John Reed
Director:
Warren Beatty
Genres:
Romance, Biography, History, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
4. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
16
3
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
R
16
3

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:
Cast
Role:
John McCabe
Director:
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Julie Christie, William Devane, Terence Hill, Rene Auberjonois, John Schuck
5. The Parallax View (1974)
19
2
The Parallax View
R
19
2

After a senator running for President is assassinated, Joe Frady, a political reporter, begins his own investigation. He soon discovers a conspiracy and begins to suspect that the mysterious Parallax Corporation might be involved. He soon finds himself in a game of cat and mouse.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Frady
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Walter McGinn, Paula Prentiss
6. All Fall Down (1962)
17
2
All Fall Down
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Berry-Berry Willart
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Brandon De Wilde
7. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
17
4
Heaven Can Wait
PG
17
4

A quarterback who is determined to win the Super Bowl, meets with an accident, and is taken away from his body by an angel, although it is not his time to die.  However, he is allowed to return in the body of a millionaire, who had been murdered recently.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Joe Pendleton
Director:
Buck Henry, Warren Beatty
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Sport
Star Cast:
Charles Grodin, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden, Julie Christie
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
8. Lilith (1964)
12
2
Lilith
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent Bruce
Director:
Robert Rossen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Gene Hackman, Kim Hunter, Jessica Walter
9. Mickey One (1965)
11
2
Mickey One
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey One
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Franchot Tone, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Teddy Hart
10. Bugsy (1991)
15
2
Bugsy
R
15
2

This biographical crime drama film revolves around Bugsy Siegel, a notorious gangster, who moves to Hollywood and gets involved with a film star. He soon starts gambling and comes up with the idea of developing a gambling haven in Las Vegas.   

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Bugsy Siegel
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Biography
11. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
11
4
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Paolo di Leo
Director:
José Quintero
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Vivien Leigh, Lotte Lenya, Jill St. John, Jeremy Spenser, Coral Browne
12. Shampoo (1975)
13
2
Shampoo
R
13
2

George Roundy is a hairdresser living in Beverly Hills, who spends a significant amount of time sleeping with his female clients. Although he wants to open his own salon, he doesn’t have enough financial resources for it. However, one of his clients Felicia tries to convince her wealthy husband to invest in his business.

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
George
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
13. Bulworth (1998)
13
3
Bulworth
R
13
3

Bulworth is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a suicidal and disillusioned politician who puts out a contract killing on himself, so that his family will be able to benefit from his insurance policy. He also decides to be honest with his voters, but soon after he falls in love with a young woman, he rethinks his decision.    

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Warren Beatty
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
14. $ (1971)
10
2
$
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Collins
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Goldie Hawn, Scott Brady, Robert Webber, Gert Fröbe
15. What's New Pussycat (1965)
11
2
What's New Pussycat
11
2

Michael is a playboy by nature, who is determined to reform and stay faithful to his fiancée Carole. Things however get complicated when several attractive women get charmed by him.  Eventually, he is forced to ask for help from a demented psychologist who is having romantic problems of his own.

As:
Producer
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Comedy
16. Kaleidoscope (1966)
11
3
Kaleidoscope
11
3

Rich playboy and cardsharp Barney Lincoln dumps his lover Angel McGinnis. Barney reunites with Angel in Monte Carlo, where he wins a lot of money using marked cards. But the distrustful Angel informs her Scotland Yard detective father Manny McGinnis. Manny then blackmails Barney into helping him bring down a drug smuggler named Harry Dominion. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Barney Lincoln
Director:
Jack Smight
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Birkin, Eric Porter, Clive Revill, Susannah York, Murray Melvin
17. Dick Tracy (1990)
15
2
Dick Tracy
PG
15
2

Tough detective Dick Tracy is after crimes mastermind Alphonse ‘Big Boy’ Caprice, who is trying to take over the city, and another mysterious criminal, The Blank. Besides, he has to keep girlfriend Tess Trueheart happy, take care of an orphan, and elude advances of seductive club-singer Breathless Mahoney who can furnish evidence against Caprice. Tracy must nab Caprice to save the city.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Dick Tracy
Director:
Warren Beatty
Genres:
Romance, Action, Thriller, Crime, Music, Comedy
18. The Only Game in Town (1970)
10
2
The Only Game in Town
PG
10
2

Fran Walker, an aging dancer, starts having an affair with Joe Grady, a lounge pianist who is also a compulsive gambler. She is also waiting for her husband Thomas Lockwood, to finalize the divorce which is pending for five years.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Grady
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Hank Henry, Charles Braswell, Olga Valéry
21. Promise Her Anything (1966)
8
2
Promise Her Anything
8
2

After losing her husband, a recently widowed mother moves into a Greenwich Village apartment along with her infant son. Believing that the baby needs a father figure, she decides to marry her boss; but knowing that he does not like children hides her son with her upstairs neighbor, a bohemian who makes nudie films for his livelihood. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Harley Rummel
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Leslie Caron, Donald Sutherland, Robert Cummings, Hermione Gingold
23. Down to Earth (2001)
7
1
Down to Earth
PG-13
7
1

Down to Earth is a comedy film which revolves around an aspiring comedian who dies before his actual time. Therefore he is given a second shot at life, by being placed in the body of a wealthy but much-disliked businessman.  

As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
26. Ishtar (1987)
9
2
Ishtar
PG-13
9
2

Ishtar is an adventure comedy film which revolves around Chuck and Lyle, two singers who are both eager to become famous. They both receive an offer in a hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, as lounge singers, and they decide to accept the gig. They soon arrive in a neighboring country named Ishtar, and they both unknowingly get involved in a plot to overthrow its powerful leader.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lyle Rogers
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Music, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

1. Dick Tracy Special (2010)
10
2
Dick Tracy Special
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Dick Tracy
Director:
Warren Beatty, Chris Merrill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Bagley, Leonard Maltin, Steve Monroe, Kevin Berntson

TV Shows and Videos

Warren Beatty Awards

Academy Awards
Reds Best Director 1982
Golden Globe Awards
Reds Best Director - Motion Picture 1982
Heaven Can Wait Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1979
Splendor in the Grass Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1962