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: 7,611 | 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: 3,841 | 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: 7,281 | 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: 79,134 | 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: 6,409 | Gross: $1.95M
9. South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
R | 131 min | Drama, Western
Valentine Casey is a U.S. 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... See full summary »
Votes: 1,313 | 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: 81,720 | 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: 12,716 | 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: 8,447 | 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: 221,151 | 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: 26,057 | 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: 8,734 | 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: 1,101 | 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: 30,712 | 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 L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Votes: 131,558 | 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: 43,071 | 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: 47,930 | 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: 7,145 | 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: 2,879 | Gross: $5.72M
33. Drive, He Said (I) (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: 61,260 | Gross: $13.04M
35. Bob Roberts (1992)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.
Votes: 12,619 | 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: 18,327 | 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: 1,137 | 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: 7,657 | Gross: $0.54M
41. Collaborator (2011)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.
43. Scotch and Milk (1998)
117 min | Comedy, Drama
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: 57,035 | Gross: $25.81M
47. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama