Highest Rated Titles With Kirk W. Johnson


1. Hard Knocks (2001– )

55 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport

8.6
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Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary produced by the NFL and HBO. Each season the show follows an NFL team during training camp in preparation for the upcoming season.

Creator: Marty Callner | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Jerry Jones, Emmitt Smith, Brian Billick

2. Will Work for Food (2009– )

Reality-TV

7.9
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Stars: Adam Gertler, John Wayne Carlson

3. Dermaphoria (2015)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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An inspired experimental chemist, wakes up in a New Orleans jail, accused of arson that's linked to an illegal drug-manufacturing ring. Suffering from amnesia, he's unexpectedly released on bail, determined to find his missing girlfriend.

Writers: Ross Clarke, Craig Clevenger | Director: Ross Clarke | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Nicole Badaan, Walton Goggins, Lucius Falick

4. Hard Knocks (2001– )
Episode: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals #2 (2009)

Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport

7.8
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Creator: Marty Callner | Directors: Charlie Askew, Steve Trout | Star: Liev Schreiber

5. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

6. Looper (2012)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

7. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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55 Metascore

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

Writers: Blake Masters, Steven Grant | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

8. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Writer: William M. Finkelstein | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

9. One Mississippi (2015– )

26 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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This semi-autobiographical dark comedy starring Tig Notaro follows her as she returns to her hometown after the sudden death of her mother. Still reeling from her own declining health ... See full summary »

Creator: Tig Notaro | Stars: Noah Harpster, Tig Notaro, John Rothman, Beth Burvant

10. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Writers: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

11. Snatched (2011)

81 min | Comedy

6.6
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A nice guy goes into the hospital for surgery and through a series of mishaps suffers every man's worst nightmare.

Writers: Alan Donnes, Jon Klaft | Director: Joe Cacaci | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Ernest Borgnine, Jonathan Silverman, Kate Vernon

12. Keanu (2016)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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63 Metascore

Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

Writers: Jordan Peele, Alex Rubens | Director: Peter Atencio | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man

13. The Change-Up (2011)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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39 Metascore

Dave is a married man with three kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann

14. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

6.4
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35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.

Writers: Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

15. Broken City (2013)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Writer: Brian Tucker | Director: Allen Hughes | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright

16. Seeking Justice (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Writers: Todd Hickey, Robert Tannen | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

17. Get Hard (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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34 Metascore

When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Etan Cohen, Adam McKay | Director: Etan Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, T.I.

18. Bullet to the Head (2012)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

5.7
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48 Metascore

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Writers: Alessandro Camon, Alexis Nolent, Colin Wilson | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

19. Texas Killing Fields (2011)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.7
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49 Metascore

In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Writer: Don Ferrarone | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Sam Worthington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain

20. 12 Rounds (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

Writer: Daniel Kunka | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: John Cena, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen, Steve Harris

21. Pregnancy Pact (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Biography, Drama

5.1
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Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.

Writers: Pam Davis, Teena Booth | Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Thora Birch, Madisen Beaty, David Clayton Rogers, Max Ehrich

22. Bending the Rules (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

5.1
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A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.

Writer: Dylan Schaffer | Director: Artie Mandelberg | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Adam Copeland, Jennifer Esposito, Alicia Witt

23. Jonah Hex (2010)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.7
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33 Metascore

The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.

Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, William Farmer, John Albano, Tony DeZuniga | Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender

24. The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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35 Metascore

As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

Writers: Damien Chazelle, Ed Gass-Donnelly, Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland | Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen

25. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Action, Adventure, Crime | Post-production

Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Lee Child | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

26. When the Bough Breaks (2016)

PG-13 | Drama, Horror, Mystery | Completed

A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Writer: Jack Olsen | Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Theo Rossi, Glenn Morshower

27. Halfway (I) (2009)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Writers: Shaun Carpenter, Matthew Robinson | Director: Shaun Carpenter | Stars: Sean Michael Cunningham, Paul Gale, Monica Henry, Rahsaan Ison

28. Spice It Up (2014)

7 min | Short

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A young couple is persuaded to "spice-up" their relationship by experimenting with some public role-playing.

Writer: Nick Reasons | Director: Nick Reasons | Stars: Dane Moreton, Rachel Connell, Alexander Caron, Jeff Oettle

29. Will Work for Food (2009– )
Episode: Wine Cave Digger and Oyster Harvester (2009)

Reality-TV

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Writers: Lorna Anozie, Megan Peterson | Director: Anthony McLemore | Star: Adam Gertler