My Top 45 Jack Nicholson Movies

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1.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
2.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
3.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
4.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
5.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
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A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
6.
Chinatown (1974)
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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
7.
Batman (1989)
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
8.
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
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Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college. (98 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
9.
The Departed (2006)
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An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
10.
The Last Detail (1973)
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Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
11.
The Passenger (1975)
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A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (126 mins.)
 
12.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
13.
The Bucket List (2007)
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Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. (97 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
14.
A Few Good Men (1992)
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Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders. (138 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
15.
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
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A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age. (128 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
16.
Heartburn (1986)
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A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair. (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
17.
Ironweed (1987)
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An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades. (143 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
18.
Anger Management (2003)
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Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
19.
About Schmidt (2002)
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A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. (125 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
20.
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
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A daydreamer convinces his radio personality brother to help fund one of his get-rich-quick schemes. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
21.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
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The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband. (122 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
22.
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love. (130 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
23.
The Border (1982)
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A corrupt border Agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market. (108 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
24.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
25.
Wolf (1994)
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
26.
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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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. (126 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
27.
Hoffa (1992)
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The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with members of the organized crime syndicate, and mysteriously disappears in 1975. (140 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
28.
Reds (1981)
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A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. (195 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
29.
The Pledge (2001)
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A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child. (124 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
30.
The Crossing Guard (1995)
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Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl. (111 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
31.
Tommy (1975)
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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
32.
The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
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A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent. (70 mins.)
Director: Joe Addis
 
33.
Psych-Out (1968)
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A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
 
34.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. (72 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
35.
How Do You Know (2010)
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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau. (121 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
36.
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
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Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse. (82 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
37.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
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Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
38.
The Last Tycoon (1976)
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death. (123 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
39.
The Wild Ride (1960)
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A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking... (61 mins.)
Director: Harvey Berman
 
40.
The Terror (1963)
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A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
41.
The Two Jakes (1990)
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The sequel to Chinatown finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil. (137 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
42.
Blood and Wine (1996)
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A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes. (101 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
43.
Goin' South (1978)
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Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
 
44.
The Evening Star (1996)
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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together... (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Harling
 
45.
The Shooting (1966)
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme. (82 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman