Jack Nicholson Has been ranked as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars and versatile actors, starring in iconic films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, ChinatownAnd heavenly resident, The actor started his film career as a lead role in the teen drama, The Cry Baby KillerBut his career did not take off until he appeared in In easy Rider with peter fonda And dennis hopper,
Nicholson is known for portraying rebellious characters and delivering memorable performances in other signature films Shining And terms of Endearment, From the actor’s extensive filmography, These are Jack Nicholson’s top 10 moviesRanked according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Updated by Hanna Saab on June 12, 2023:
It may have been years since Jack Nicholson’s last film, but the actor’s legacy continues to fascinate and inspire fans around the world. Today, the best films of Jack Nicholson highlight his versatility and talent as one of Hollywood’s greatest.
10 ‘Prizzy’s Honor’ (1985)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%
One of Jack Nicholson’s best movies that deserves more attention, Prizzi’s Honor It follows a hitman named Charlie who is asked to kill a man in California by giving him a betel nut. He succeeds in locating his target but at the same time, he meets his target’s wife Irene (Kathleen Turner, As Charlie tries to balance his work and new love interest, things become complicated when his boss gives him a new target.
Prizzi’s Honor is a dark comedy directed by john huston characteristic of robert loggia, anjelica huston And stanley tukey In his first film. In Huston’s memoir, see me, she remembered hearing someone saying that she was not talented and claiming that she was only chosen because her father was a director and her boyfriend was a star. However Huston had the last laugh when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance.
9 ‘The Passenger’ (1975)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
Journalist, David Locke, travels to North Africa to report on the recent civil conflict, but struggles to make progress on his story. He finds the body of a businessman who bears a striking resemblance to him and decides to assume his identity, but he soon finds himself in a dangerous situation when he discovers that the man was a dangerous weapons dealer. .
passenger A traditional melodrama directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The film also stars French actors, Maria Schneider who was cast shortly after receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1972 film, last tango in paris Starring Marlon Brando,
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8 ‘The Last Detail’ (1973)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%
Navy Lifers, Billy and Richard (otis young) Sailor Larry Meadows is assigned to transport (randy quaid) from Virginia to Maine where he will serve an eight-year prison sentence. To make the trip easier, the officers join Meadows on various pit stops, but along the way, they develop a bond that makes it difficult to complete the officers’ task.
final details is an endlessly re-watchable drama film based on the 1970 novel by Darryl Ponikson. The film earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor nominations for Nicholson and Best Supporting Actor nominations for Quaid. final details It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and Nicholson received the festival’s award for Best Actor.
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7 ‘Five Easy Pieces’ (1970)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%
Robert has traded his privileged, upper-class life for a blue-collar job in the California oil fields and spends most of his time with his girlfriend, Rayette (karen black, When Robert learns that his father is ill, he longs to be reunited with his family, but struggles with the inevitable and awkward situation of introducing his new life to his cultured family.
five easy pieces An essential 1970s film directed by Bob Rafelson, who had directed Nicholson the year before easy Rider, The director worked with Nicholson again marvin king of the garden and the 1981 remake the postman always rings twice with jessica lang, five easy pieces Earned several Oscar nominations, including Nicholson’s second nomination for Best Picture and Best Actor.
6 ‘Reds’ (1981)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
In 1915, the journalist, John Reed (Warren Beatty) Feminist, meeting Louise Bryant (diane keaton) and are soon going to live together in New York. When Reed travels to the Soviet Union to cover the Bolshevik Revolution, their relationship is tested by distance and politics.
Reds A true historical drama about John ReedWho gained fame through his novels, Ten days that shook the world, To gain perspective on Reed and Bryant, Beatty, the director, chose to include interviews in the film with people living at the same time, providing an important historical context for the audience. .
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5 ‘The Departed’ (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%
Boston police officer, Billy Costigan (Leonardo Dicaprio) goes undercover to infiltrate an organization run by mob boss, Frank Costello. Meanwhile, state police officer, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is secretly giving inside information to Costello. When they both discover there is a mole, their only hope of survival depends on finding out each other’s identity.
director Martin Scorsese, heavenly resident There is a mysterious game of cat and mouse Which won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. According to MovieWeb, Nicholson wanted heavenly resident Became a screenwriter due to his departure from other traditional gangster films, William MonahanSuggesting that Nicholson’s character should be based on the infamous Boston mobster, whitey bulger,
- release date
- 5 October 2006
- Martin Scorsese
- Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone
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4 ‘Ride in the Whirlwind’ (1966)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
Cowboy, Wes, Vern (cameron mitchell), and Otis (Tom Feller) is mistaken for a member of a group of outlaws who have recently robbed a stagecoach and murdered the driver. The three manage to escape the gallows, but are forced to live out their lives as outlaws as they are targeted by lawmen.
ride in the whirlwind Nicholson and explores the deadly consequences of blind justice in the Old West. This often overlooked Western film also stars an actor and musician, harry dean stantonWas known for his supporting roles in notable films including Cool Hand Luke, AlienAnd kelly’s heroes Starring Clint Eastwood,
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3 ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%
RP McMurphy is transferred from the prison farm to a mental health facility, where he thinks he will be more comfortable serving his sentence, but Nurse Ratched dashes his hopes (Lewis Fletcher) who subjects her patients to abuse and treats them with drugs and electroshock therapy. As McMurphy rebels against the nurse and her staff, it begins to have an impact on the other patients.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest It’s a wonderful, bittersweet drama those characteristics danny devito, christopher lloydAnd children’s play star, brad dourif, The film was the second film to win Oscars in the five major categories, giving Nicholson his first Academy Award win for Best Actor. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest It also features some uncredited cameos, including Anjelica Huston and marie costa who voiced princess aurora in disney sleeping Beauty,
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- release date
- November 18, 1975
- milos forman
- Jack Nicholson, Lewis Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Berryman, Scatman Crowther
2 ‘Chinatown’ (1974)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 99%
Jake is a private investigator hired by Evelyn Mulwray to keep an eye on her husband’s activities, but just when he thinks it is a simple case of infidelity, his investigation takes an unexpected turn when he meets the real Mrs. Originates from Mulwray (Faye Dunaway, Jake soon becomes embroiled in a conspiracy and when Mulwray’s father (John Huston) is suspected of the sudden murder of his son-in-law, he uncovers corruption and a dark family secret.
Chinatown is a twisted neo-noir written by Robert Towne, who originally developed the script for Nicholson. After meeting in acting class, both became friends and started working together. Final details. Even though Nicholson was earning good roles at the time, Towne wanted to write a detective story for his friend that could establish him as a leading man and specifically wrote Chinatown For him.
- release date
- 20 June 1974
- Roman Polanski
- Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Darrell Zwerling
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1 ‘The Shooting’ (1996)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
Willett (Warren Oates) is a former bounty hunter who is hired by a woman (milly perkins) to accompany him on a long journey to a city miles away. As Willet and his friends (Will Hutchins) begin their journey, they find that they are being chased by a gunman who wants them dead.
firing is the sequel to ride in the whirlwind and reunited Nicholson with Hellman. Nicholson collaborated with Helman on several more films. back door to hell And flight to fury, Although the film may leave the audience with more questions than answers, the thrilling thrills and raw performances are enough to make it worth a watch.
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