Most Popular Titles With Robert Benton
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1. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
2. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
3. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Approved | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
4. The Human Stain (2003)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.
5. Feast of Love (2007)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. and is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
6. Twilight (1998)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.
8. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
30 min | News
"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »
9. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
G | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid over-night bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
10. Nobody's Fool (1994)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with ... See full summary »
11. The Ice Harvest (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
13. Billy Bathgate (1991)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
14. Still of the Night (1982)
PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.
15. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
16. Bad Company (1972)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Western
A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.
17. Nadine (1987)
PG | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.
18. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to ... See full summary »
19. The Late Show (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.
20. Oh! Calcutta! (1972)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
Based on the controversial off-Broadway musical comedy revue, "Oh! Calcutta! is a series of musical numbers about sex and sexual mores. Most of the skits feature one or more performers in ... See full summary »
Writers: Kenneth Tynan, Robert Benton, Sam Shepard, John Lennon, Jules Feiffer, Dan Greenburg, Jacques Levy, Leonard Melfi, David Newman, Margo Sappington, Clovis Trouille, Sherman Yellen | Director: Jacques Levy | Stars: Raina Barrett, Mark Dempsey, Samantha Harper, Patricia Hawkins
25. It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975 TV Movie)
Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.
26. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »
27. A Great Day in Harlem (1994)
60 min | Documentary, Music
Art Kane, now deceased, coordinated a group photograph of all the top jazz musicians in NYC in the year 1958, for a piece in Esquire magazine. Just about every jazz musician at the time ... See full summary »
29. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History
A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.
30. The Windmill Movie (2008)
82 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan ... See full summary »
37. François Truffaut: Portraits volés (1993)
88 min | Documentary
Twenty-six people - including two daughters, an ex-wife, his last lover, actors, fellow directors and writers, a neighbor, and boyhood friends - talk about François Truffaut. They discuss ... See full summary »
42. Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
The American Cinematheque brings Nicole Kidman together with her friends, family, and past co-stars to honor her for her contributions to film.
44. Magic Time for Piotr (1998 TV Short)
30 min | Documentary, Short
TV documentary for Polish TV on the Polish cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski from the set of "Twilight" (1998). Interviews with Paul Newman, director Robert Benton and producer Michael Hausman.
45. Finding the Truth: The Making of 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (2001 Video)
49 min | Documentary
A behind-the-scenes look at this Oscar-winning classic about a man who finds himself a single parent after his wife walks out on him, then is forced to fight for custody of his child in ... See full summary »