ED HARRIS: 30 great underrates performances.

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1.
Pollock (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
2.
The Hours (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
3.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
4.
Apollo 13 (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
5.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
6.
Sweet Dreams (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame. (115 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
7.
A History of Violence (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
 
8.
Absolute Power (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President. (121 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
9.
State of Grace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother. (134 mins.)
 
10.
Empire Falls (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. (197 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
11.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
12.
Appaloosa (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow. (115 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
13.
The Abyss (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. (145 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
14.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
 
15.
Alamo Bay (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town. (98 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
16.
The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
17.
Places in the Heart (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
18.
To Kill a Priest (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it. (117 mins.)
 
19.
Walker (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua. (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
20.
Just Cause (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child. (102 mins.)
Director: Arne Glimcher
 
21.
Copying Beethoven (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
 
22.
The Firm (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side. (154 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
23.
The Human Stain (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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 fifty years. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
24.
The Third Miracle (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life. (119 mins.)
 
25.
Riders of the Purple Sage (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. While riding toward a mountain pass... (98 mins.)
Director: Charles Haid
 
26.
China Moon (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues. (99 mins.)
Director: John Bailey
 
27.
Needful Things (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. (120 mins.)
 
28.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
29.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
30.
Stepmom (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother. (124 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus