Best Gene Hackman movies

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Best Gene Hackman movies

TOP 25:
Lilith
Lilith
Character: Norman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1964
The story of a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her and restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, their relationship deepens and intensifies, and the differences between them begin to blur, leading to a shocking, but oddly logical conclusion.

TOP 24:
The Firm
The Firm
Character: Avery Tolar
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1993
Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...


TOP 23:
French Connection II
French Connection II
Character: Doyle
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1975
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

TOP 22:
Under Fire
Under Fire
Character: Alex Grazier
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1983
Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.

TOP 21:
Runaway Jury
Runaway Jury
Character: Rankin Fitch
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.


TOP 20:
Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State
Character: Edward Lyle, aka Brill
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1998
A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's assassins.

TOP 19:
The Birdcage
The Birdcage
Character: Sen. Kevin Keeley
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1996
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's conservative moralistic parents.

TOP 18:
Superman
Superman
Character: Lex Luthor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 1978
Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.


TOP 17:
Another Woman
Another Woman
Character: Larry
Genre: Drama
Release: 1988
Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his office. When she hears a young woman tell that she finds it harder and harder to bear her life, Marion starts to reflect on her own life. After a series of events she comes to understand how her unemotional attitude towards the people around her affected them and herself.

TOP 16:
And the Oscar Goes To...
And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.

TOP 15:

Scarecrow

Scarecrow
Character: Max Millan
Genre: Drama
Release: 1973
Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.


TOP 14:

No Way Out

No Way Out
Character: Defense Secretary David Brice
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1987
Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.

TOP 13:

Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide
Character: Captain Frank Ramsey
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Release: 1995
On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

TOP 12:

The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure
Character: Reverend Scott
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release: 1972
The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.

TOP 11:

Reds

Reds
Character: Pete van Wherry
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Release: 1981
An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).


TOP 10:

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far
Character: Maj. Gen. Stanislaw F. Sosabowski
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1977
A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular 'bridge too far') was doomed to failure.

TOP 9:

Hoosiers

Hoosiers
Character: Coach Norman Dale
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 1986
High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

TOP 8:

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
Character: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2009
John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.

TOP 7:

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums
Character: Royal Tenenbaum
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2001
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

TOP 6:

The French Connection

The French Connection
Character: Jimmy Doyle
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1971
Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.


TOP 5:

The Conversation

The Conversation
Character: Harry Caul
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1974
Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

TOP 4:

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde
Character: Buck Barrow
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1967
In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

TOP 3:

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning
Character: Agent Rupert Anderson
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1988
Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.

TOP 2:

Unforgiven

Unforgiven
Character: Little Bill Daggett
Genre: Western
Release: 1992
William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.

TOP 1:

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein
Character: Blindman
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1974
A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.