Best Movies of John Cusack

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 186 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $22.86M

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.


Say Anything... (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $20.78M

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.


High Fidelity (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $27.28M

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.


1408 (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $71.98M

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.


Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $28.01M

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.


The Grifters (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $13.45M

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.


Love & Mercy (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $12.55M

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.


Identity (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $51.48M

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.


The Butler (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $116.63M

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.


Con Air (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $101.09M

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.


The Sure Thing (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $18.14M

A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...


Eight Men Out (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $5.68M

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.


Anastasia (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $58.30M

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.


2012 (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $166.11M

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.


Runaway Jury (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $49.44M

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.


Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $50.21M

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.


Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $2.90M

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.


Grace Is Gone (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $0.05M

Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.


Maps to the Stars (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $0.35M

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.


Serendipity (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $49.97M

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.



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