Best Movies of Joel Schumacher

The Lost Boys (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $32.22M

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

A Time to Kill (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $108.71M

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

Falling Down (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $40.90M

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Phone Booth (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $46.56M

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.

The Client (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $92.12M

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Flatliners (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $61.49M

Five medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

Tigerland (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $0.14M

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $51.23M

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $1.57M

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Batman Forever (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $184.03M

Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Flawless (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $4.49M

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

Trespass (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 96 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 37 | Earnings: $0.02M

As they're held for ransom, a husband and wife's predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

Bad Company (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 96 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 37 | Earnings: $30.16M

When a Harvard-educated C.I.A. Agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

8MM (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 91 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 19 | Earnings: $36.28M

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

The Number 23 (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 90 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $35.06M

Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.

Batman & Robin (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 3 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $107.29M

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Twelve (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 22 | Earnings: $0.18M

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $37.80M

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Cousins (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $22.03M

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Dying Young (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $33.67M

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ...