Most Popular Titles With Paul Thomas Anderson

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Job Types
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year























































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 39,350

2. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 171,854

3. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 327,168

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 29,921

5. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Frank, Jon Cohen | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 361,784

6. The Master (2012)

R | 144 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
86 Metascore

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 91,773

7. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 225,638

8. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

Votes: 95,840

9. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 24,540

10. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 99,109

11. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Writers: Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 90,467

12. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Writers: Josh A. Cagan, Todd Graff | Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 11,008

13. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
55 Metascore

A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his,... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Jonathan Demme, Steve Schmidt, Jessica Bendinger | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 8,298

14. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
78 Metascore

John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 25,616

15. The Oscars (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 175 min | Music

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The 87th Acadamy Awards ceremony. The casts and crews of 2014's greatest films gather to see who wins and who doesn't.

Writers: Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith, Michael Green, Andrew Kreisberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Dave Boone, Tim Carvell, Derek DelGaudio, Liz Feldman, Paul Greenberg, Paula Pell, Mason Steinberg | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 2,597

16. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Writers: Garrison Keillor, Ken LaZebnik | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 18,987

17. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 10,636

18. The Anniversary Party (2001)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
56 Metascore

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming | Directors: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Stars: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline

Votes: 7,252

19. Altman (2014)

96 min | Documentary

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A look at the life and work of American filmmaker Robert Altman.

Writer: Len Blum | Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, James Caan, Keith Carradine, Elliott Gould

Votes: 593

20. Back Beyond (2013 Video)

20 min | Short

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rami Malek

Votes: 231

21. Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)

73 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Timid, video game-loving DJ Santiago seemingly digs his own grave when he agrees to bring a violent criminal kingpin the head of Machine Gun Woman.

Writers: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Fernanda Urrejola | Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Stars: Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Jorge Alis, Sofía García

Votes: 637

22. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Stein, Robert Ridgely, Eddie Delcore, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 560

23. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)

24 min | Drama, Short

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An old man (Hall) gives advice to a young man (Baltz) about his cheating wife and best ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Kirk Baltz, Scott Coffey, Miguel Ferrer, Bonnie Fidelman

Votes: 955

24. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 519

25. StarCraft (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

9.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

In 2499 in the Koprulu sector, a ferocious collective race known as the Zerg arrives to massacre the exiled human colonies while a highly advanced race, the Protoss, intervenes to exterminate the Zerg.

Writers: Chris Metzen, James Phinney | Directors: Chris Metzen, Matt Samia, Mark Schwarz, Glenn Stafford, Duane Stinnett | Stars: Glynnis Talken, Michael Gough, Paul Eiding, Lani Minella

Votes: 3,547

26. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 197 min

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Writers: Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rob Kutner, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, Bruce Vilanch | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

Votes: 1,228

27. Blossoms & Blood (2003 Video)

12 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Salvador Curiel, Sissy Lake

Votes: 704

28. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980's Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's Punch Drunk Love, and he ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens

Votes: 1,074

29. Couch (2003 TV Short)

2 min | Comedy, Short

4.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A man (Adam Sandler) goes shopping for a new couch.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Adam Sandler

Votes: 862

30. The Run Saga: Breathe (2015)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

Faced with life's obstacles, interrelated sets of situations control the fate of individuals who are connected. Four controversial and seemingly isolated stories interlock as the characters... See full summary »

Writer: Frederick Nah IV | Director: Frederick Nah IV | Stars: Christian James, Jeff Rose, Blue Kimble, Erica Page

31. Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)

NC-17 | 105 min | Documentary, Adult, Biography

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
64 Metascore

Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

Writer: Rodger Jacobs | Director: Cass Paley | Stars: John Holmes, Linda Adrain, Bill Amerson, Denise Amerson

Votes: 542

32. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Elena S. Sánchez

Votes: 135

33. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

88 min | Documentary

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
79 Metascore

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Bernstein | Stars: Ricky Jay, Winston Simon, Dick Cavett, David Mamet

Votes: 645

34. The Mother of Invention (2009)

105 min | Comedy

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mockumentary about an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual young inventor award. The only problem is... he's never made an invention that works.

Writer: Joseph M. Petrick | Directors: Andrew Bowser, Joseph M. Petrick | Stars: Andrew Bowser, Jimmi Simpson, Kevin Corrigan, Ruby Wendell

Votes: 157

35. Brothers in Blood (2009)

29 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

How far can a brother go for honor and love to his family? Specially when his past hides secrets.

Writer: Frederico Beja | Director: Frederico Beja | Stars: Heather Tocquigny, Eloy Méndez, Rob F. Martinez, Rob Macias

Votes: 10

36. The Day the Music Died (2010)

PG-13 | 25 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles.

Writer: Bruno Miotto | Director: Bruno Miotto | Stars: Guy Kent, Paige Segal, Jon Morgan Woodward, Anastasia Leddick

Votes: 363

37. SNL Fanatic (2000 TV Short)

4 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Anna Nicole Smith's biggest and most disturbed fan is given the chance to meet his even more disturbed idol.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jimmy Fallon, Molly Shannon

Votes: 217

38. Flagpole Special (1998 Video)

17 min | Short

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Add a Plot

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Chris Penn, John C. Reilly

Votes: 62

39. Cave (I) (2014)

24 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Inspired by Plato's Allegory of the Cave, two codependent drug addicts turn to crime as a way to support their habit in Los Angeles.

Writers: Vipassi Calabro, Timothy Papciak | Director: Vipassi Calabro | Stars: Dean Jacobs, UltraLove, Jonathan Coogan, Sam Hobson

40. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Shannon's unmistakable comedy antics are in full effect in this collection of sketches from SNL's wild alumna. Laugh along with her fearlessly funny characters like brazen schoolgirl Mary ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Molly Shannon, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski

Votes: 143

41. Sworn to Vengeance (1993 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Thriller

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three kids have been brutally murdered. Sergeant Stewart gets the job of investigating this macabre case. He is very determined to solve the case and he even listens to a woman who had a ... See full summary »

Writers: David Epstein, John Carlen | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Robert Conrad, William McNamara, Gary Bayer, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 100

42. Possession(s) (2009)

90 min | Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Frank sees something, he must have it. So when he finally has the opportunity to own a painting by Peter Booth, he is willing to do anything to get it. But, he is not the only one consumed by the desire to possess.

Writers: Laurence Fuller, Jim Lounsbury | Director: Jim Lounsbury | Stars: Trilby Beresford, Max Cullen, Laurence Fuller, Asher Keddie

Votes: 10

43. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1986), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

Votes: 131

45. Flat (I) (2005)

3 min | Short, Comedy

3.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A guy plays fetch with his dog in the woods. When the dog runs off, the man follows. Deep in the woods the man finds something that no words can describe.

Writers: Matt Frazier, Michael J. Gallagher | Director: Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Billy St. John, Chelsea the Dog, Michael J. Gallagher, Matt Frazier

Votes: 79

46. The Lottery Ticket (2013)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Add a Plot

Writer: Brian Jagger | Director: Ben Barber | Stars: Mark S. Allen, Brian Jagger, Kayla Jagger, Lindsey Jagger

Votes: 24

47. Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (2012 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In this extended and uncensored stand-up special, Paul F. Tompkins takes us on a hilarious tour of his varied career. Relive his glory days as an employee at a Beta-only video store, a hot ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul F. Tompkins | Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 67

48. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Fiona Apple, William Arnold, Bobby Brewer

Votes: 266

49. Stay Until Tomorrow (2004)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nina is a former teenage soap star who abandoned her acting career to go to college, and then dropped out of college to travel the world. In the several years since, she has remained ... See full summary »

Writer: Laura Colella | Director: Laura Colella | Stars: Eleanor Hutchins, Barney Cheng, Alison Folland, Reena Shah

Votes: 114

50. In Search of Ted Demme (2010)

Documentary

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Jason Barry, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 27