Here's my list of my top dozen favorite John Cusack films listed in reverse order so as we count up the list we count down to my favorite film of his so far.
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. (110 mins.)
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Better Off Dead...
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. (127 mins.)
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. (100 mins.)
Grosse Pointe Blank
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars. (106 mins.)
The Ice Harvest
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. (92 mins.)
A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. (90 mins.)
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)