Jonathan Demme

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1. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Ella Reid

Votes: 1,746

2. Crazy Mama (1975)

PG | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 1950s America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up,... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Sothern, Jim Backus

Votes: 479

3. Fighting Mad (1976)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Peter Fonda, Gino Franco, Harry Northup, Philip Carey

Votes: 396

4. Citizens Band (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Bruce McGill, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 583 | Gross: $0.82M

5. Last Embrace (1979)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Sam Levene

Votes: 2,165 | Gross: $1.54M

6. Melvin and Howard (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 3,906 | Gross: $4.31M

7. Swing Shift (1984)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward

Votes: 3,775 | Gross: $6.65M

8. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 10,330 | Gross: $5.02M

10. Something Wild (1986)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

73 Metascore

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, George 'Red' Schwartz, Leib Lensky

Votes: 14,209 | Gross: $8.36M

11. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

Votes: 1,845 | Gross: $1.09M

13. Married to the Mob (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

71 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Paul Lazar, Captain Haggerty

Votes: 14,332 | Gross: $21.49M

14. New Order: Substance (1989 Video)

37 min | Short, Music

A collection of music videos of songs by New Order,from the 1980's, notable for its broad range of themes and styles as well as the acclaim of the directors whose contributions are featured.

Directors: Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Breer, Philippe Decouflé, Jonathan Demme, Rick Elgood, Robert Longo, Charles Sturridge, William Wegman | Stars: Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner

Votes: 81

16. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,089,088 | Gross: $130.74M

17. Cousin Bobby (1992)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

A documentary about Director Jonathan Demme's cousin, an Episcopalian minister in Harlem.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Robert W. Castle, Jonathan Demme

Votes: 116

18. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

66 Metascore

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 201,947 | Gross: $77.32M

19. The Complex Sessions (1994)

30 min | Short, Music

Jonathan Demme documentary of Neil Young and Crazy Horse performing 4 songs from the album "Sleeps With Angels."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro, Billy Talbot, Neil Young

Votes: 79

20. Bruce Springsteen: Murder Incorporated (1995 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

A music video for Bruce Springsteen

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Clarence Clemons, Joel C. Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt

Votes: 78

21. SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997 TV Movie)

R | 80 min | Drama

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Stars: Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Tina North, Paul Lazar

Votes: 1,177

22. Storefront Hitchcock (1998)

PG-13 | 77 min | Documentary, Music

Rock-music lover and feature-film director Jonathan Demme takes on eccentric British singer-songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock, in an ambitious concert film. Setting up a stage in a New York ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Robyn Hitchcock, Deni Bonet, Tim Keegan

Votes: 231 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of a mysterious young woman

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

Votes: 6,599 | Gross: $22.85M

26. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 9,333 | Gross: $5.35M

27. The Agronomist (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

82 Metascore

The true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jean Dominique, Aboudja, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 855 | Gross: $0.23M

28. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 95,866 | Gross: $65.96M

29. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

Votes: 2,677 | Gross: $1.83M

31. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

58 Metascore

A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes

Votes: 795 | Gross: $0.11M

32. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 44,422 | Gross: $12.80M

33. Neil Young Trunk Show (2009)

82 min | Documentary, Music

83 Metascore

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Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anthony Crawford, Ben Keith, Ralph Molina, Rick Rosas

Votes: 98

35. Neil Young Journeys (2011)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Star: Neil Young

Votes: 649 | Gross: $0.21M

36. I'm Carolyn Parker (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme

Votes: 75

38. A Master Builder (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Joanna Howard, Lisa Joyce

Votes: 606 | Gross: $0.05M



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