Highest Rated Titles With Robert Elswit

 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. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

3. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.

Writer: Dan Gilroy | Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez

4. 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

5. Dream Street (1989– )

60 min | Drama

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

Blue Collar twenty-somethings live and love in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Peter Frechette, David Barry Gray, Tom Signorelli

6. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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

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

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix

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

8. 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

9. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

10. Long Gone (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Writers: Paul Hemphill, Michael Norell | Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney, Larry Riley

11. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Writers: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

12. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov | Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

13. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 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

14. All Summer in a Day (1982 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young girl on another planet waits for the sun to come out.

Writers: Ray Bradbury, S. Murdock Donaldson | Director: Ed Kaplan | Stars: Reesa Mallen, Keith Coogan, Jerry Marshak, Tammy Simpson

15. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Bruce Geller | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

16. Margaret Bourke-White (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

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

Add a Plot

Writers: Vicki Goldberg, Marjorie David | Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Frederic Forrest, David Huddleston, Jay Patterson

17. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

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

18. 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

19. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Writer: Tony Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

20. 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

21. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood

22. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

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

CBS late-afternoon specials designed for junior high and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teens.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

23. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

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

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Writers: John Grisham, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

24. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

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

A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

Writers: Stephen Gaghan, Robert Baer | Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

25. The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Writers: Steve Bloom, Jonathan Roberts | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

26. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

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

It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Rule, Natalie Cooper | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

27. Tiger Town (1983 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Family, Sport

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

Add a Plot

Writers: Bobby Fine, Alan Shapiro | Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Roy Scheider, Justin Henry, Ron McLarty, Bethany Carpenter

28. 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006 TV Movie)

109 min | Documentary

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

Add a Plot

Writer: Billy Kimball | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Hany Abu-Assad, Amy Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo

29. The Burning Plain (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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

A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga | Director: Guillermo Arriaga | Stars: Charlize Theron, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney

30. 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, Bruce Vilanch | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

31. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

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

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

32. A Killing in a Small Town (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama

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

The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

Writers: John Bloom, James Atkinson, Cynthia Cidre | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry, Richard Gilliland

33. Behind the Red Door (2003)

R | 105 min | Drama

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

A dying man must reunite with his sister to face their family's violent past and find peace in their lives.

Writers: Matia Karrell, C.W. Cressler | Director: Matia Karrell | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Kiefer Sutherland, Stockard Channing, Chuck Shamata

34. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Writers: Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

35. Waterland (1992)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery

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

Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Swift, Peter Prince | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Grant Warnock

36. The End of August (1982)

PG | 105 min | Drama

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

In the turn of the century South, a woman feels unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood and has an affair with a younger man. Later, the woman leaves her family and tries to start a new life... See full summary »

Writers: Kate Chopin, Leon Elswit, Gregory Nava, Eula Seaton, Anna Thomas | Director: Bob Graham | Stars: Sally Sharp, Lilia Skala, David Marshall Grant, Paul Roebling

37. Heist (2001)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo

38. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama

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

An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.

Writer: Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Joanna Cassidy, David Ackroyd, Larry B. Scott

39. Into the Homeland (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Action, Drama

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

Deep within the shadowy world of paramilitary white-supremacist movements, Into the Homeland is the story of an anguished father's search for his kidnapped daughter. Ex-cop Jackson Swallow ... See full summary »

Writer: Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Becky Barnes, Kimberlee Bonnet, Powers Boothe, David Caruso

40. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

41. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

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

After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Writer: Amanda Silver | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

42. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

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

Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dexter | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Ray McKinnon

43. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

44. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Writer: Bruce Feirstein | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

45. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

46. Fraternity Row (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama

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

Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

Writer: Charles Gary Allison | Director: Thomas J. Tobin | Stars: Angela Aber, Scott Brown, Colleen Casey, Cher Chelton

47. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: The War Between the Classes (1985)

Drama, Family, Romance

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

Racial discrimination is examined when a social studies teacher assigns his students to play 'The Color Game', which divides the class into different social classes.

Writers: Gloria D. Miklowitz, Paul W. Cooper | Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Kale Browne, Jan Gan Boyd, Don Michael Paul, Robert Ito

48. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

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

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Writers: Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson | Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

49. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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

Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Writer: Denis O'Neill | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

50. Duplicity (2009)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

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

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

Writer: Tony Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti