Walter Hill — Producer and Writer

by mariojacobs | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Walter Hill (born January 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer known for his action films and revival of the Western genre.

Hill said in an interview that "Every film I've done has been a Western. The Western is ultimately a stripped down moral universe that is, whatever the dramatic problems are, beyond the normal avenues of social control and social alleviation of the problem, and I like to do that even within contemporary stories".

Which is your favorite movie written or produced by Walter Hill?

Cast your Vote in the Live Poll

Join the Discussion Here in the IMDb Poll Community Forum

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • Release Year
  • Keywords




IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 722,645 | Gross: $85.16M

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounter a deadly lifeform after investigating an unknown transmission.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 888,872 | Gross: $78.90M

3. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 615,010 | Gross: $126.48M

4. Southern Comfort (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Thriller

63 Metascore

During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 20,241 | Gross: $5.00M

5. The Warriors (1979)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

A street gang known as The Warriors must fight their way from the Bronx to their home turf on Coney Island when they are falsely accused of assassinating a respected gang leader.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 104,415 | Gross: $22.49M

6. The Driver (1978)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley

Votes: 17,469 | Gross: $4.91M

7. Hard Times (1975)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin

Votes: 11,131 | Gross: $8.72M

8. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

55 Metascore

A recently-released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 33,256 | Gross: $36.73M

9. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 33,061 | Gross: $12.76M

10. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 250,996 | Gross: $47.75M

11. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

Votes: 58,956 | Gross: $17.60M

12. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

48 Metascore

High-level demons collect low-level demons as warriors in attempt to obtain a key containing the blood of Christ. The key is guarded by immortal warriors called Demon Knights.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 24,708 | Gross: $21.09M

13. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western

58 Metascore

The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Wes Studi

Votes: 12,280 | Gross: $18.64M

14. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 303,934 | Gross: $55.47M

15. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 72,313 | Gross: $34.99M

16. Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Western

The Wild West goes wacko when the Greatest Fast-Drawin', Fancy-Dressin', Silver-Spurred, Geetar Playin', Singing Cowboy movie matinee idol Rex O'Herlihan hits the saddle in this cockeyed, affectionate send-up of the '40s B-movie Western.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith

Votes: 2,373 | Gross: $6.09M

17. Dead for a Dollar (2022)

R | 107 min | Thriller, Western

61 Metascore

A famed bounty hunter runs into his sworn enemy, a professional gambler and outlaw that he had sent to prison years before.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Brosnahan, Warren Burke

Votes: 2,915

18. Two-Fisted Tales (1992 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and WWI soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush. All segments were also in "Tales from the Crypt."

Directors: Richard Donner, Tom Holland, Robert Zemeckis | Stars: William Sadler, David Morse, Neil Giuntoli, Roderick Cook

Votes: 634

19. Streets of Fire (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Votes: 22,224 | Gross: $8.09M

20. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 80,085 | Gross: $78.87M

21. The Long Riders (1980)

R | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Western

68 Metascore

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Votes: 11,813 | Gross: $23.00M

22. The Drowning Pool (1975)

PG | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

Harper's a big-city PI, who travels to Louisiana to help an old girlfriend who's worried her husband will find out she's been cheating on him.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 5,682

23. The MacKintosh Man (1973)

PG | 98 min | Thriller

A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,774 | Gross: $3.30M

24. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 1,092 | Gross: $0.68M

25. Hickey & Boggs (1972)

PG | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths.

Director: Robert Culp | Stars: Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Ta-Ronce Allen, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 1,247

26. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 285,387 | Gross: $74.26M

27. Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

29 Metascore

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 203,397 | Gross: $80.28M

28. Bordello of Blood (1996)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

36 Metascore

The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.

Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 15,148 | Gross: $5.59M

29. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

51 Metascore

The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

Votes: 7,331 | Gross: $2.17M

30. The Getaway (1994)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

51 Metascore

An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods

Votes: 18,707 | Gross: $16.10M

31. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

23 Metascore

Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond - this time to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe

Votes: 42,593 | Gross: $80.82M

32. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

29 Metascore

Warring Alien and Predator races descend on a rural Colorado town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 127,888 | Gross: $41.80M

33. Ritual (2002)

R | 99 min | Horror

An American nurse living in Jamaica grows suspicious of the nearby group of Voodoo practitioners.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Jennifer Grey, Craig Sheffer, Daniel Lapaine, Kristen Wilson

Votes: 1,959

34. The Assignment (I) (2016)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

34 Metascore

After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Caitlin Gerard

Votes: 8,733

35. Blue City (1986)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

18 Metascore

A drifter returns to his Florida hometown only to discover that his father, the local mayor, was mysteriously murdered during his absence. Vowing to find the killer and avenge his father's death, he starts his own investigation.

Director: Michelle Manning | Stars: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield

Votes: 1,247 | Gross: $6.95M



Recently Viewed