Best Movies of Jack Nicholson

The Departed (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $132.37M

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 267 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $112.00M

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.


The Shining (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 218 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: null

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


Easy Rider (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.


Batman (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 196 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $251.19M

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.


Chinatown (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.


As Good as It Gets (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $147.64M

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.


The Last Detail (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: null

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.


Professione: reporter (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $0.62M

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.


A Few Good Men (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $141.34M

Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.


About Schmidt (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $65.01M

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.


Terms of Endearment (1983)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $108.42M

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems.


Mars Attacks! (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $37.75M

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.


The Bucket List (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $93.45M

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.


The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $63.77M

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.


The Pledge (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $19.72M

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.


Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $124.59M

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.


Anger Management (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $133.76M

Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.


Hoffa (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $24.28M

The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with members of the organized crime syndicate, and mysteriously disappears in 1975.


The Two Jakes (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $10.01M

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.



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