Jodie Foster - Movies

Top Movies of Jodie Foster

Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. Her parents divorced three years before she was born, and she was conceived when her mother, Brandy, was visiting her father, Lucius, for child support. Alicia's siblings nicknamed her "Jodie," a name she has used in her profession. When she was just three years old, Jodie began acting in commercials, most notably for Coppertone sunblock. When she was five, Jodie landed her first acting role on the TV show Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). She stayed very busy as a child actress, working on television programs such as The Doris Day Show (1968), Adam-12 (1968), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969), The Partridge Family (1970), Bonanza (1959), and Gunsmoke (1955). In movies, her roles included playing Raquel Welch's daughter in Kansas City Bomber (1972) and a delinquent tomboy in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). Jodie first drew attention from critics with her appearance in Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a prostitute at the tender age of 12 (she was 13 when the movie premiered) and received her first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress. She went on to have a very successful career in her early teens with leading roles in the Disney films Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977). The last film Jodie made during this era was the coming-of-age drama Foxes (1980), before enrolling at Yale University. Tragedy struck Jodie during her Freshman year when a crazed and obsessed fan named John Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan to impress her.
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1.
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
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Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend. (92 mins.)
 
2.
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
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Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom. (99 mins.)
 
3.
Tom Sawyer (1973)
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Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
4.
One Little Indian (1973)
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On the run from the Cavalry, a man tries to disappear while accompanied by two camels and a runaway boy. His escape is made harder when he meets a widow and her daughter who may turn him in. (90 mins.)
 
5.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
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A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
6.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
7.
Bugsy Malone (1976)
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
8.
Freaky Friday (1976)
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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday. (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
9.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
 
10.
Stop Calling Me Baby! (1977)
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A man hires a P.I. to find a hot woman he fell in love with. The woman lives with her underage teen sister who dreams about having sex for the first time, but wants a real man. That's when the P.I. shows up and stirs up the household. (100 mins.)
Director: Eric Le Hung
 
11.
Beach House (1977)
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Una domenica estiva in uno stabilimento balneare al Lido di Ostia (Roma). Una fauna umana variegata e tante storie che si intrecciano... (106 mins.)
Director: Sergio Citti
 
12.
Candleshoe (1977)
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Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with... (101 mins.)
Director: Norman Tokar
 
13.
Foxes (1980)
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A group of four teenage girls come of age in the asphalt desert of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley arranged with a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex. (106 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
14.
O'Hara's Wife (1982)
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A mourning workaholic's deceased wife comes back to haunt him, but in a benevolent way, trying to get him to change his dreary attorney life into a life where he has a relationship with his children and is happier with himself. (87 mins.)
Director: William Bartman
 
15.
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all... (109 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
16.
The Blood of Others (1984)
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WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for... (135 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
17.
My Letter to George (1985)
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires. (94 mins.)
 
18.
Five Corners (1987)
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A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him. (90 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
19.
Siesta (1987)
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised)... (97 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
20.
Stealing Home (1988)
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Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood... (98 mins.)
 
21.
The Accused (1988)
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After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
22.
Catchfire (1990)
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A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her. (116 mins.)
 
23.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
24.
Little Man Tate (1991)
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Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius,... (99 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
25.
Shadows and Fog (1991)
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
26.
Sommersby (1993)
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A farmer's wife begins to suspect that the man in her bed is an impostor after he returns home from the Civil War. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
27.
Maverick (1994)
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
28.
Nell (1994)
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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
29.
Contact (1997)
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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
30.
Anna and the King (1999)
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The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. (148 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
31.
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
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A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Care
 
32.
Panic Room (2002)
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A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune. (112 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
33.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fianc, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
 
34.
Flightplan (2005)
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A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane. (98 mins.)
 
35.
Inside Man (2006)
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A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
36.
The Brave One (2007)
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A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge. (122 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
37.
Nim's Island (2008)
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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. (96 mins.)
 
38.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
39.
Carnage (2011)
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
40.
Elysium (2013)
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In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (109 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp