Most Popular Titles With Robert Benton
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1. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, 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
A just-divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.
4. 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.
5. The Human Stain (2003)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.
6. Twilight (1998)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to ... See full summary »
7. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
G | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
8. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
60 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. 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.
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 »
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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 »
17. 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.
18. Nadine (1987)
PG | 78 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.
21. 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
24. Making the Boys (2011)
Unrated | 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 »
26. 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 »
27. 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.
28. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History
A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.
31. 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 »
35. 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 »
39. 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.
40. 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 »
42. Magic Time for Piotr (1998 TV Movie)
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.