Martin Brest's Best

by TheMovieSmith | created - 21 Jun 2019 | updated - 08 Jul 2019 | Public

Which of retired director Martin Brest's seven feature films is your favorite?

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1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 174,689 | Gross: $234.76M

2. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A bounty hunter pursues a former Mafia accountant who is also being chased by a rival bounty hunter, the F.B.I., and his old mob boss after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 82,357 | Gross: $38.41M

3. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 279,638 | Gross: $63.90M

4. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 227,634 | Gross: $44.62M

5. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Three friends living on the dole decide to rob a bank.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 3,059 | Gross: $26.87M

6. Hot Tomorrows (1977)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

A portrait of a young man, Michael, so obsessed with death that he decorates his room with a life-size Grim Reaper. One night Michael's closest buddy, Louis, joins him for an adventure in Hollywood on Christmas Eve.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ken Lerner, Ray Sharkey, Hervé Villechaize, Victor Argo

Votes: 85

7. Gigli (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

18 Metascore

Larry Gigli is assigned by a crime boss to kidnap the brother of a prominent district attorney. A beautiful woman known only as Ricki is sent to stay with him to make sure he doesn't mess up the job.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 48,184 | Gross: $6.07M



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