The Best Movies Directed by John Boorman 

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List of all movies directed by John Boorman ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Boorman are listed here and include movie posters and John Boorman movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Boorman as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Boorman movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Boorman film is can be factored into this list.

From John Boorman's studio films to John Boorman's independent films, this John Boorman filmography keeps tabs on all John Boorman movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List includes Zardoz, Deliverance and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Boorman direct?” or “who is John Boorman?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Boorman?” and “what's a good selection of good John Boorman movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Boorman films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Boorman works.

All John Boorman director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Boorman has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Boorman movie is and which actors starred in the John Boorman film.

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John Boorman has had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including Sean Connery and Uma Thurman.

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Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty
Deliverance is a 1972 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman, and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their ...more

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Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart
Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more

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#174 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #148 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin
Point Blank is a 1967 American neo noir film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, ...more

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#138 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s #151 of 519 The Greatest Crime Movies Ever Made

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Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Charley Boorman
The Emerald Forest is a 1985 English language British film set in the Brazilian Rainforest. It was directed by John Boorman and written by Rospo Pallenberg. It is based on a true story. The film ...more

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Sarah Miles, Colin Higgins, Charley Boorman
Hope and Glory is a 1987 British comedy-drama-war film, written, produced and directed by John Boorman, and based on his own experiences of growing up in the Blitz in London during World War II. ...more

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Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, John Boorman
Zardoz is a 1974 science fiction movie written, produced, and directed by John Boorman. It stars Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, and Sara Kestelman. Zardoz was Connery's second post-James Bond ...more

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Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy
The General is an Irish crime film directed by John Boorman about Dublin crime boss Martin Cahill, who pulled off several daring heists in the early 1980s, and attracted the attention of the ...more
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Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune
Hell in the Pacific is a 1968 World War II film starring Lee Marvin and Toshirō Mifune, the only two actors in the entire film. It was directed by John Boorman.

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Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Radcliffe
The Tailor of Panama is a 2001 Irish-American spy thriller film directed by John Boorman and starring Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush. Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Radcliffe, ...more
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Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn
The Exorcist is an American horror film series consisting of five installments based on the fictional story from the novel The Exorcist, created by William Blatty. The films have been ...more
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Louis Gossett, Jr., Marcello Mastroianni
Leo the Last is a 1970 British drama film directed by John Boorman, based on the play The Prince by George Tabori, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Billie Whitelaw.
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Patricia Arquette, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray
Beyond Rangoon is a 1995 drama film directed by John Boorman about Laura Bowman, an American tourist who vacations in Burma in 1988, the year in which the 8888 Uprising takes place. The film was ...more
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Dave Clark, Barbara Ferris, Julian Holloway
Catch Us If You Can was the feature-film debut of director John Boorman. It was designed as a vehicle for pop band The Dave Clark Five, whose popularity at the time almost rivaled that of The ...more
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Kim Cattrall, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds
The Tiger's Tail is a 2006 Irish film directed by John Boorman. It stars Brendan Gleeson and Kim Cattrall. The story focuses on the modern Celtic Tiger Irish economy of the late 20th century.
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Six Days to Saturday
Six Days to Saturday is a 1963 documentary short film written and directed by John Boorman.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson
In My Country is a 2004 English-language film directed by John Boorman, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche. The screenplay, written by Ann Peacock, was based on Antjie Krog's memoir ...more
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James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul ...more

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#437 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #530 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Uma Thurman, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover
Where the Heart Is is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by John Boorman, and starring Dabney Coleman and Uma Thurman.
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Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow, Lena Olin
Lumière and Company was a collaboration between forty-one international film directors in which each made a short film using the original Cinématographe camera invented by the ...more
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John Hurt, Charley Boorman, Angeline Ball
Two Nudes Bathing is a 1995 British short film directed by John Boorman. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
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Citizen 63
Citizen 63 is a 1963 TV series written and directed by John Boorman.
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John Hurt, Janet McTeer, John Boorman
I Dreamt I Woke Up is a 1991 Irish short film directed by John Boorman. It stars John Hurt and Janet McTeer as well as Boorman and his son Charley. Commissioned by the BBC as part of "The ...more
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Memoirs of Hadrian
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a 2010 animated fantasy film directed by John Boorman and written by Ron Mita, Jim McClain and John Boorman.