Karen Black Movies

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1. The Prime Time (1960)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

A bored young girl looking for excitement gets involved with nude modeling, drugs and a rock band.

Director: Gordon Weisenborn | Stars: Jo Ann LeCompte, Frank Roche, Ray Gronwold, James Brooks

Votes: 89

2. You're a Big Boy Now (1966)

TV-MA | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, Peter Kastner

Votes: 1,338

3. Hard Contract (1969)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract

Director: S. Lee Pogostin | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 473

4. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 92,965 | Gross: $41.73M

5. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 30,977

6. Drive, He Said (I) (1971)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Bruce Dern

Votes: 1,240

7. A Gunfight (1971)

GP | 89 min | Romance, Western

Two aging gunfighters in need of money come to an agreement to organize an actual showdown between them and sell tickets for it. The townsfolk is more than interested to see the "show".

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Johnny Cash, Jane Alexander, Karen Black

Votes: 1,048

8. Born to Win (1971)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A smart-mouthed junkie and loser known as J.J. (George Segal) spends his days looking for just "one more fix".

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Jay Fletcher

Votes: 1,447

9. Cisco Pike (1972)

R | 95 min | Drama

A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 kilos of confiscated marijuana in one weekend.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 1,108

10. Portnoy's Complaint (1972)

R | 101 min | Comedy

The movie chronicles a young man's love and passion in his own kinky way.

Director: Ernest Lehman | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Karen Black, Lee Grant, Jack Somack

Votes: 341

11. Little Laura and Big John (1973)

R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.

Director: Luke Moberly | Stars: Fabian, Karen Black, Ivy Thayer, Ken Miller

Votes: 138

12. The Pyx (1973)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime

A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux

Votes: 709

13. The Outfit (1973)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan

Votes: 2,845

14. Rhinoceros (1974)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

Director: Tom O'Horgan | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black, Joe Silver

Votes: 882

15. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 22,396

16. Law and Disorder (1974)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In the crime-ridden 70's New York City, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands only to realize too late that they're in over their heads.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Wedgeworth, Anita Dangler

Votes: 221

17. Airport 1975 (1974)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 8,921 | Gross: $47.29M

18. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,636 | Gross: $17.79M

19. Nashville (1975)

R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

96 Metascore

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 21,782 | Gross: $14.82M

20. Crime and Passion (1976)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A Vienna financier embezzles money from his firm and clients, forces his girlfriend to marry an old cuckold voyeur industrialist and runs for his life when the industrialist sends killers after him.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Omar Sharif, Karen Black, Joseph Bottoms, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 251

21. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 19,061

22. Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

A family moves into a large old mansion that seems to have a mysterious and maybe even sinister power over their actions.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 8,946

23. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 19,026

24. The Squeeze (1978)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert, Lionel Stander

Votes: 327

25. In Praise of Older Women (1978)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Andras Vajda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Helen Shaver

Votes: 566

26. The Last Word (1979)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

A washed-up inventor takes matters into his own hands in a very extreme way when he learns that his house will be condemned and his beloved children left on the street.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Harris, Karen Black, Martin Landau, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 71

27. Killer Fish (1979)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 1,491

28. Separate Ways (1981)

R | 92 min | Drama

A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Karen Black, Tony Lo Bianco, Arlene Golonka, Monte Markham

Votes: 146

29. Killing Heat (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

In the 1940s, a city girl moves from America to her husband's failing farm in Southern Rhodesia in colonial Africa. Unhappy and unhinged, she starts an affair with their black servant which leads to tragedy.

Director: Michael Raeburn | Stars: Karen Black, John Thaw, John Kani, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 116

30. Chanel Solitaire (1981)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The film tells the story of the early life and rise to fame and fortune of French fashion designer Coco Chanel, beginning with her upbringing in an orphanage and training as a milliner, but... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer, Brigitte Fossey

Votes: 230

31. The Last Horror Film (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director: David Winters | Stars: J'Len Winters, John Kelly, Joe Spinell, Simone Overman

Votes: 1,426

32. Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

A fan club of die-hard James Dean fans meet on the 20th anniversary of his death and reconnect, opening old wounds and facing new ones.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Sudie Bond

Votes: 3,771 | Gross: $0.84M

33. Miss Right (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy

After falling for Juliette, the woman of his dreams, a womanizing journalist in Rome, Italy, must dump his numerous female lovers one by one, but not all of them take it well.

Director: Paul Williams | Stars: William Tepper, Margot Kidder, Karen Black, Virna Lisi

Votes: 44

34. Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Michael Emil, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Martin Harvey Friedberg

Votes: 226

35. Growing Pains (1984)

R | 85 min | Comedy

Four teens on the run from an orphanage spring a fellow orphan recently adopted by a rich family, then trash the whole house.

Director: Robert Houston | Stars: Pamela Adlon, Georg Olden, Michael Hentz, Joey Coleman

Votes: 235

37. Martin's Day (1985)

PG | 98 min | Drama

Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a twelve-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too, a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn, Justin Henry

Votes: 273

38. Cut and Run (1985)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec's missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch

Votes: 1,694 | Gross: $0.37M

39. Eternal Evil (1985)

R | 85 min | Horror

A director of TV commercials learns about astral projection. He has out of body experiences during his sleep and his dad in law and doctor die mysteriously.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Winston Rekert, Karen Black, John Novak, Patty Talbot

Votes: 433

40. Savage Dawn (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Action

A vicious biker gang takes over a small town in Arizona. A Vietnam War vet passing through town and a few locals with nothing to lose go to war with the gang's ruthless leader.

Director: Simon Nuchtern | Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Lynch, Karen Black, Claudia Udy

Votes: 227

41. Flight of the Spruce Goose (1986)

97 min | Drama

A Pittsburgh miner kidnaps a model and drives her to Hollywood to see Howard Hughes' plane, the Spruce Goose.

Director: Lech Majewski | Stars: Karen Black, Betsy Blair, Dennis Christopher, Krzysztof Janczar

Votes: 31

42. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 7,198 | Gross: $4.88M

43. Hostage (II) (1986)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

The leader of a South African Nation is imprisoned. His followers, led by Zabo, hijack a plane with the intent to use the passengers as hostages to trade for his release. They select a ... See full summary »

Directors: Hanro Möhr, Percival Rubens | Stars: Wings Hauser, Karen Black, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Locke

Votes: 45

44. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Laurene Landon, James Dixon

Votes: 1,617

45. The Invisible Kid (1988)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A nerdy teenage scientist discovers a formula for invisibility, and uses it to take revenge on all those who have wronged him--and also to spy on the girls' shower room.

Director: Avery Crounse | Stars: Jay Underwood, Wallace Langham, Chynna Phillips, Mike Genovese

Votes: 510

46. Dixie Lanes (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama