Top 15 Richard Portnow Films

by brusty1 | created - 26 Sep 2017 | updated - 26 Sep 2017 | Public

I've seen 28 of his films and these are my 15 favorites, in order.

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1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Votes: 246,344 | Gross: $10.68M

2. Say Anything... (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

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

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Votes: 77,864 | Gross: $20.78M

3. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,326,667 | Gross: $100.13M

4. Weeds (1987)

R | 115 min | Drama

A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without parole, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Nick Nolte, Rita Taggart, Ernie Hudson, Mark Rolston

Votes: 763 | Gross: $2.33M

5. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 32,575 | Gross: $41.20M

6. Happy Accidents (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

60 Metascore

Ruby Weaver, a woman from New York, believes she has found the man of her dreams. And Sam Deed is really such, except for he assures that he came from the future.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, Holland Taylor, Mick Weber

Votes: 9,185 | Gross: $0.69M

7. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 106,295 | Gross: $6.15M

8. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 70,219 | Gross: $7.86M

9. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 118,513 | Gross: $123.92M

10. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 80,710 | Gross: $3.31M

11. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 29,438 | Gross: $14.79M

12. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 106,254 | Gross: $111.94M

13. S.F.W. (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 4,577 | Gross: $0.06M

14. The Squeeze (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A mysterious black box spells danger to a con man and female detective.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Michael Keaton, Rae Dawn Chong, Ric Abernathy, Danny Aiello III

Votes: 948 | Gross: $2.23M

15. Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Oliver Cotton

Votes: 2,971 | Gross: $7.02M



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