Best John Cusack movies

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Best John Cusack movies
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TOP 25:
Martian Child
Martian Child
John Cusack as: David
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2007
A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Oliver Platt movies?

TOP 24:
Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
John Cusack as: Nelson Rockefeller
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sarah Hyland movies?


TOP 23:
Better Off Dead...
Better Off Dead...
John Cusack as: Lane Meyer
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1985
Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy family, Lane finds a new love in French exchange student Monique Junot. Meanwhile, he must beat Roy on the slopes to regain his honor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elizabeth Daily movies?

TOP 22:
Serendipity
Serendipity
John Cusack as: Jonathan Trager
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2001
Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. But to give true love a chance, they have to find one another again.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eugene Levy movies?

TOP 21:
Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
John Cusack as: Bryce
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1984
A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Edward Andrews movies?


TOP 20:
Broadcast News
Broadcast News
John Cusack as: Angry Messenger
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1987
Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best William Hurt movies?

TOP 19:
Shadows and Fog
Shadows and Fog
John Cusack as: Student Jack
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Release: 1991
With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Pleasence movies?

TOP 18:
Runaway Jury
Runaway Jury
John Cusack as: Nicholas Easter
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luis Guzmán movies?


TOP 17:
Grosse Pointe Blank
Grosse Pointe Blank
John Cusack as: Martin Q. Blank
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1997
Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to botch a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jenna Elfman movies?

TOP 16:
The Journey of Natty Gann
The Journey of Natty Gann
John Cusack as: Harry
Genre: Adventure
Release: 1985
America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her extraordinary odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter (John Cusack). A brilliant, moving tapestry, woven of courage and perseverance.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Meredith Salenger movies?

TOP 15:

High Fidelity

High Fidelity
John Cusack as: Rob Gordon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 2000
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lisa Bonet movies?


TOP 14:

Say Anything...

Say Anything...
John Cusack as: Lloyd Dobler
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1989
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Loren Dean movies?

TOP 13:

The Player

The Player
John Cusack as: John Cusack
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1992
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Louise Fletcher movies?

TOP 12:

Identity

Identity
John Cusack as: Ed
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2003
Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

TOP 11:

Bullets Over Broadway

Bullets Over Broadway
John Cusack as: David Shayne
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Release: 1994
Set in 1920s New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal gets the part of a psychiatrist, and Olive is a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist as well as being a dreadful actress. Agreeing to this first compromise is the first step to Broadway's complete seduction of David, who neglects longtime girl friend Ellen. Meanwhile David puts up with Warner Purcell, the leading man who is a compulsive eater, Helen Sinclair, the grand dame who wants her part jazzed up, and Cheech, Olive's interfering hitman / bodyguard. Eventually, the playwright must decide whether art or life is more important.


TOP 10:

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy
John Cusack as: Brian Wilson - Future
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2015
In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.

TOP 9:

Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out
John Cusack as: George 'Buck' Weaver
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1988
The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to throw the series (Most of the players didn't get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute to try and play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. 2 years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple accounts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.

TOP 8:

The Butler

The Butler
John Cusack as: Richard Nixon
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

TOP 7:

Adaptation.

Adaptation.
John Cusack as: Himself (uncredited)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 2002
A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.

TOP 6:

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
John Cusack as: Himself
Genre: Documentary, Music
Release: 2007
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In "The Future Is Unwritten", from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash.


TOP 5:

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich
John Cusack as: Craig Schwartz
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 1999
One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

TOP 4:

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
John Cusack as: Capt. John Gaff
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1998
The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.

TOP 3:

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary
John Cusack as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2011
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. "Woody Allen: A Documentary" chronicles Allen's career - from teen writer to Sid Caesar's TV scribe, from stand-up comedian to award-winning writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Exploring Allen's writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors first-hand, new interviews with A-listers, writing partners, family and friends provide insight and backstory to the usually inscrutable filmmaker.

TOP 2:

Anastasia

Anastasia
John Cusack as: Dimitri (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family
Release: 1997
This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

TOP 1:

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
John Cusack as: Denny Lachance
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1986
After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance, Vern Tessio, Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.



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