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The Best Movies Directed by John Boorman

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    Zardoz

    Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling

    Released1974

    Directed byJohn 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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    Exorcist II: The Heretic

    James Earl Jones, Richard Burton

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

    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 Henreid...  more

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    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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 century...  more

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    Point Blank

    Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson

    Released1967

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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, writing as...  more

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    Leo the Last

    Louis Gossett, Jr.

    Released1970

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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....  more
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    The Emerald Forest

    Powers Boothe, Meg Foster

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn 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 was...  more

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    Deliverance

    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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 feature...  more

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    The General

    Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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 Garda...  more
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    Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman

    William Hurt

    Directed byJohn Boorman

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    Hell in the Pacific

    Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

    Released1968

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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....  more

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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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    In My Country

    Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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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    Lumière and Company

    Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow

    Released1995

    Directed byZhang Yimou, David Lynch, John Boorman, Jacques Rivette, Fernando Trueba

    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 Lumière...  more
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    Two Nudes Bathing

    John Hurt, Charley Boorman

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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....  more
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    I Dreamt I Woke Up

    John Hurt, Janet McTeer

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn 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 Director's...  more
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    The Tiger's Tail

    Kim Cattrall, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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....  more
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    Memoirs of Hadrian

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    The Tailor of Panama

    Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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, Catherine...  more
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    Hope and Glory

    Sarah Miles, Colin Higgins

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Boorman, Lasse Hallström

    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. The...  more
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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....  more
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    The Exorcist series

    Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin,John Boorman,William Peter Blatty,Paul Schrader,Renny Harlin

    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 distributed by...  more
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    Beyond Rangoon

    Patricia Arquette, Frances McDormand

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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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    Having A Wild Weekend

    Dave Clark, Barbara Ferris

    Released1965

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    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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    Citizen 63

    Citizen 63 is a 1963 TV series written and directed by John Boorman....
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    Where the Heart Is

    Uma Thurman, Christopher Plummer

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    Where the Heart Is is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by John Boorman, and starring Dabney Coleman and Uma Thurman....  more