Most Voted Titles With Robert Towne
- Movies or TV
1. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
2. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"
3. Chinatown (1974)
R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.
4. The Firm (1993)
R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.
5. 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.
7. Frantic (1988)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
8. Tequila Sunrise (1988)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Romance
Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice. Mac is very ... See full summary »
9. Wonderland (2003)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.
10. Suspect Zero (2004)
R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller
A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.
11. The Last Detail (1973)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes... See full summary »
13. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an over-anxious angel before he was supposed to die, comes back to life in the body of a recently-murdered millionaire.
14. The Parallax View (1974)
R | 102 min | Thriller
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.
15. The Two Jakes (1990)
R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.
16. Ask the Dust (2006)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
19. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
PG | 126 min | Drama, Western
Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
20. Without Limits (1998)
PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to... See full summary »
21. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
G | 85 min | Family, Animation, Adventure
A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »
22. The Yakuza (1974)
R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
24. Love Affair (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy
Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take ... See full summary »
Writers: Mildred Cram, Leo McCarey, Delmer Daves, Donald Ogden Stewart, Robert Towne, Warren Beatty | Director: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Katharine Hepburn, Garry Shandling
26. The Bedroom Window (1987)
R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »
27. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »
28. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.
29. Deal of the Century (1983)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime
Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how '... See full summary »
30. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
33. Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
Unrated | 63 min | Comedy, Horror
A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.
34. Personal Best (1982)
R | 124 min | Drama, Sport
The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.
36. Last Woman on Earth (1960)
71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are swimming while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, ... See full summary »
37. The New Centurions (1972)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.
38. Villa Rides (1968)
R | 125 min | War, Western
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.
39. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car, a blond woman's severed head in ... See full summary »
40. Cisco Pike (1972)
R | 95 min | Drama
Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo... See full summary »
41. Drive, He Said (1971)
X | 95 min | Drama, Comedy
Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »
42. The Escape Artist (1982)
PG | 94 min | Drama
The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »
43. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)
TV-14 | Documentary
The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.
44. The Zodiac Killer (1971)
87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The San Francisco area is beset by a series of seemingly random murders without motive or pattern. The police are taunted by phone calls and letters. Could the maniac be the violent, truck ... See full summary »
45. The Outsider (2005)
85 min | Documentary
Nicholas Jarecki follows director James Toback on the 12-day shoot of his thriller, When Will I Be Loved -- a movie made without a script or distribution deal.
46. The Young Racers (1963)
84 min | Action, Drama
A former race-car driver-turned-writer decides to expose a ruthless, womanizing Grand Prix race driver in a book. However, his scheme explodes when his life is saved by this man, who is actually sensitive and misunderstood.
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
To save Earth from invasion, scientists alter a human into a replica of one of the aliens. The human subject Mace is a remorseless killer, who easily adapts to any personality required. ... See full summary »