Actors' Directing Debutsby RAMPARTisGREAT | created - 04 Oct 2011 | updated - 29 Dec 2012 | Public
mostly feature films, sometimes TV movies, when no feature films were directed, films with more than three directors excluded
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2. Looking for Richard (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Votes: 7,397 | Gross: $1.36M
3. Sonny (2002)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.
Votes: 3,687 | Gross: $0.02M
4. Albino Alligator (1996)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.
Votes: 7,005 | Gross: $0.33M
6. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.
Votes: 75,835 | Gross: $16.00M
7. The Brave (1997)
123 min | Drama
A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
8. Crazy in Alabama (1999)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Votes: 6,172 | Gross: $1.95M
9. South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
R | 104 min | Drama, Western
Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,267 | Gross: $0.02M
10. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Votes: 77,925 | Gross: $24.48M
11. Trees Lounge (1996)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".
Votes: 12,097 | Gross: $0.70M
12. Le tartuffe (1984)
140 min | Comedy, Drama
Blinded by admiration, Orgon, a property-owning French man, brings the poor and insincere Tartuffe into his home and arranges for his daughter to marry him. Various members of the family attempt to have Tartuffe thrown out.
13. House of D (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.
Votes: 8,036 | Gross: $0.37M
14. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 205,983 | Gross: $184.21M
15. The Man Without a Face (1993)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama
Chuck wants to leave home, but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby, is an ex-teacher.
Votes: 24,739 | Gross: $24.76M
17. Paradise Alley (1978)
PG | 107 min | Drama
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
20. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.
Votes: 8,142 | Gross: $67.05M
22. What Happened Was... (1994)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,063 | Gross: $0.33M
23. Antwone Fisher (2002)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Votes: 28,867 | Gross: $21.08M
25. S.W.A.T. (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Votes: 126,913 | Gross: $116.93M
28. Very Bad Things (1998)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.
Votes: 41,469 | Gross: $9.80M
Peter Berg is now a director
29. Keeping the Faith (2000)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.
Votes: 46,709 | Gross: $37.05M
30. American Me (1992)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.
Votes: 6,570 | Gross: $13.09M
31. Gold Coast (1997 TV Movie)
R | 109 min | Drama
Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »
32. Wisdom (1986)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Votes: 2,703 | Gross: $5.72M
33. Drive, He Said (1971)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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 »
34. Whip It (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Votes: 58,917 | Gross: $13.04M
35. Bob Roberts (1992)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.
Votes: 12,177 | Gross: $4.48M
36. Harlem Nights (1989)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.
Votes: 15,981 | Gross: $60.86M
37. Mr. North (1988)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,088 | Gross: $1.22M
38. Christmas in Connecticut (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. Alexander, her manager, sees a heroic forest ranger named Jefferson on the television news, saying he has... See full summary »
about christmas, directed by Schwarzenegger!
40. Jack Goes Boating (2010)
R | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Votes: 7,418 | Gross: $0.54M
43. Scotch and Milk (1998)
A brooding self-styled swinger obsessed with things from the 1950's loses himself in booze and night clubbing amongst similar other men. Meanwhile he pines for the woman he really loves, ... See full summary »
44. Strays (1997)
R | 105 min | Drama
A macho cruiser comes of age. Frustrated by the repetitious grind of one night stands and aimless hustling, study drug dealer Rick is looking for meaning and intimacy in his life. Like his ... See full summary »
drama directed by vin diesel!
45. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 54,295 | Gross: $25.81M
47. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 39,097 | Gross: $54.80M
48. Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance
Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
49. Tyrannosaur (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.
Votes: 26,622 | Gross: $0.02M
52. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Votes: 5,903 | Gross: $2.38M
53. Chelsea Walls (2001)
R | 109 min | Drama
This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Votes: 1,859 | Gross: $0.06M
54. Buffalo '66 (1998)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.
Votes: 40,248 | Gross: $2.38M
55. Scarlet Diva (2000)
R | 90 min | Drama
A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Votes: 1,949 | Gross: $0.02M
56. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.
Votes: 218,636 | Gross: $20.30M
60. Angelo My Love (1983)
R | 115 min | Drama
Step into the world of gypsy life. Come meet Angelo and his family. See the gypsy court system. A gypsy wedding where a boy's family pays for his wife. Come see the gypsy lifestyle, how they live, how they love family.
61. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?
Votes: 28,972 | Gross: $57.92M
63. Quartet (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
Votes: 17,060 | Gross: $18.39M
64. Mac (1992)
R | 117 min | Drama
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »
Votes: 798 | Gross: $0.47M
65. Fool's Gold (2005)
90 min | Comedy
"Finn" Finnegan is a treasure hunter searching for a sunken Spanish galleon, the Aurelia, that was lost at sea with the 1715 Treasure Fleet. During his search to find the galleon and its treasure, his wife Tess divorces him.
66. Joe the King (1999)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama
A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.
Votes: 2,424 | Gross: $0.06M
67. Bernie (1996)
87 min | Comedy
Bernie, a 30 years old orphan, decides to leave his orphanage and find his parents. After an investigation, he meets Marion, a young heroin addict and falls in love with her. He believes ... See full summary »
68. Mon idole (2002)
110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.
69. Don't Worry About Me (2009)
89 min | Drama
London gentleman David spends a day and all his cash to bring his one-night stand a presentation folder at her office in Liverpool, only to be rather rudely ignored a minute later. After a ... See full summary »
70. Last Chance (1999)
R | 98 min | Drama
The Last Chance is set in a Californian Desert where a woman living without a dream meets a man who lives by his dreams. When faced by their Last Chance, the choices they make could destroy what was or they could discover a glowing future.
71. Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
PG | 92 min | Drama
This was based on a true story. About a man (Caan) who discovers that his ex-wife has disappeared along with their children. It seems that her new boyfriend works for some criminals. After ... See full summary »
72. In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Votes: 32,298 | Gross: $0.30M
73. Miles from Home (1988)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.
Votes: 1,136 | Gross: $0.19M
74. City of Ghosts (2002)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A con man (Matt Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for.
Votes: 4,554 | Gross: $0.04M
75. Henry V (1989)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama
In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Votes: 25,254 | Gross: $10.16M
76. Little Man Tate (1991)
PG | 99 min | Drama
Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,381 | Gross: $25.01M
78. The Chocolate War (1988)
R | 100 min | Drama
A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,815 | Gross: $0.30M
Keith Gordon turned director
79. Gridlock'd (1997)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,926 | Gross: $5.48M
82. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
Votes: 61,536 | Gross: $6.00M
83. Then She Found Me (2007)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,016 | Gross: $3.74M
84. Rails & Ties (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama
A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
Votes: 3,685 | Gross: $0.02M
85. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.
Votes: 35,852 | Gross: $5.02M
87. August (1996)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »
88. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 13,402 | Gross: $0.22M
89. Jerry and Tom (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »
91. Reality Bites (1994)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.
Votes: 39,406 | Gross: $20.98M
92. Once in the Life (2000)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama
Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of ... See full summary »
Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.05M
93. Eye of God (1997)
R | 84 min | Crime, Drama
We see two stories told over four time lines, which wind down to a devastating ground zero collision, as we watch a double tragedy unfold in a small Oklahoma town. The two stories are told ... See full summary »
94. Rage (1972)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An accidental nerve gas leak by the military kills not only a rancher's livestock, but also his son. When he tries to hold the military accountable for their actions, he runs up against a wall of silence.
96. Charlie's Ghost Story (1995)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An archeologist finds remains of a famous explorer and moves them to a museum. This causes the spirit of the explorer to become restless. He wants his bones properly buried and returns as ghost to seek help from the archeologist's son.
97. Crazy as Hell (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by its folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a ... See full summary »
98. Get Out of My Room (1985)
Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy, Music
A mock documentary filmed mostly in and around LA with interviews of Cheech and Chong interspersed between four videos of songs from their last album. Songs include: Get outta my room and ... See full summary »
99. Bopha! (1993)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »
Votes: 740 | Gross: $0.21M
100. Beautiful (2000)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Comedy
Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.
Votes: 3,404 | Gross: $3.06M