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10 Best Jack Nicholson Films

Jack Nicholson is a Hollywood rarity: A living screen legend who remains culturally relevant after 50 years in the movie business. Jack Nicholson continues to appeal to both cinephiles and younger, mainstream moviegoers who may know him only as that “old, funny guy” in the Adam Sandler film, Anger Management.

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This list of the best Jack Nicholson movies is based on movie bloggers and other movie fans at Rankography best movies. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)A Wild and Crazy Sexual ComedyThe Witches of Eastwick is part comedy, part fantasy horror and a quintessential 80’s movie. Staring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, The Witches of Eastwick was based on a John Updike novel and nominated for two Academy Awards.

This Jack cheap Canada Goose Nicholson film tells the story of three emotionally and sexually repressed women who, unaware that they are witches, unwittingly form a coven to conjure up buy canada goose jacket Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson). Van Horne is an enigmatic, crude, brazen, millionaire stranger who seduces all three of the women and turns this enchanting New England town upside down.

Canada Goose Online I find it so interesting that such well regarded actors, Nicholson, Cher, Sarandon and Pfeiffer, would unite is such a screwball comedy that is laden with fairly crass and vulgar humor. However, it certainly seems as if the crew had a blast making this film. The Van Horne part was absolutely tailor made for Nicholson and perhaps he channeled bit of himself (a reputed ladies man) into this womanizing “horny little devil”. Canada Goose Online

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canada goose 9. Terms of Endearment (1983)A Frank Look at the Volatile Mother Daugher RelationshipJack Nicholson picks Canada Goose Jackets another huge award winner with the classic drama comedy, Terms of Endearment. This Jack Nicholson film managed to win five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Jack Nicholson, and Best canada goose coats on sale Actress for Shirley MacLaine. canada goose

Terms of Endearment centers most heavily around the unique love hate relationship between a mother, Aurora Greenway (MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma Horton (Debra Winger). Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson) is the playboy astronaut neighbor, who becomes a love interest for the Aurora. While the relationship between mother and daughter is the main theme, the film also explores the unusual relationship between Aurora and Garrett and their hilarious up and down affair. Aurora and Garret start out as fire and ice, but find a way to bridge the gap over time and ultimately find that both can learn a bit about life from the other.

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8. Batman (1989)Jack Nicholson was the Original Joker in this ClassicBefore Heath Ledger’s dark and manic take on Bruce Wayne’s “why so serious” nemesis, we had Jack Nicholson’s masterful performance of the ‘evil clown’, The Joker. Batman (1989) is Tim Burton’s witty and comically surreal version of this classic Superhero tale with a distinctive 1980s feel.

At the time of its release, Nicholson’s Joker was a mind blowing performance which was later made buycanadagoose a bit less epic when Ledger transformed the role in The Dark Knight. Jack Nicholson’s portrayal was wholly unique and came with a sinister laugh that was unmistakably Jack. Michael Keaton provided a strong rendition of the Cape Crusader, but it was really Jack Nicholson that made this original Batman movie shine.

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Canada Goose Parka Easy Rider is one of the legendary counter culture films of the late 1960s. This movie paved the way for the ‘Second Golden Age of American Cinema’ that took place in the 1970s. As a teenager, I remember reading an article about 1970s cinema that discussed how Easy Rider and other 60s counter culture canada goose coats films, canada goose black friday sale influenced later movies of the 70s, such as as Two Lane Blacktop, Don’t Look Now, Badlands, The Godfather, Taxi Driver and The Deer Hunter. So for me, this Jack Nicholson film is most important for the influence it had on the auteur film making of the 1970s. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose clearance Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) are counter canada goose outlet culture bikers traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. In classic Jack Kerouac style, they end up with many misadventures along the way. One of the people they meet is George Hanson (Jack Nicholson), an ACLU lawyer and drunk, who bails them out of a small town Jail. canada goose clearance

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6. The Bucket ListAn Unlikely Pair of Terminally Ill Patients Become Deep FriendsThis is not my favorite Jack Nicholson film and I was surprised to see it in the top ten for the composite ranking. I would not rank it above other great Jack Nicholson movies that did not make the list, such as Carnal Knowledge, The Last Detail, Reds and The Pledge. Yet, this is the beauty of the composite rankings at Rankography, they are a blended average of all members’ rankings so everyone’s vote counts.

Edward (Jack Nicholson) is a cynical billionaire who has chased money at the expense of all the relationships in his life. Carter (Morgan Freeman) is a mechanic who has always valued relationships over money. They both start out scared and lonely in their terminal diagnosis, but together they are able to grow as people and prepare themselves for the inevitable.

Because of Edward’s wealth, they are able to escape the hospital, spare no expense and travel the world in pursuit of checking off their ‘bucket lists’ (things they want to do before they Kick the Bucket). Carter’s simple, but astute, philosophy of life, helps Edward to repair some of the relationships in his life. This is a film about personal growth and bridging relationships that seem beyond repair. It is a message that we can all benefit from hearing.

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5. A Few Good Men (1992)A Gripping Courtroom with Nicholson and CruiseAdapted for screen by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Rob Reiner, A Few Good Men is a compelling courtroom drama starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. Nicholson delivers a canada goose clearance sale stunning performance as a high powered Col. Nathan Jessep who believes he is above the law because he is preparing men for war.

uk canada goose When a few of his Marines commit an accidental murder while hazing a young private, Jessep defends his men and his Marine methods. Jessep ends up on the stand with Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) performing the cross examination. Ultimately, Kaffee is able to bait Jessep into losing his temper and blurting out a damning line that seals his conviction. uk canada goose

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canada goose factory sale 4. The Departed (2006)A Great Gangster Film Full of Intrigue and Plot TwistsIn one of my favorite movies of all time, Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) is a morally corrupt Irish mobster operating in South Boston. Credit is due to Jack Nicholson for helping Scorsese land his first Oscar in this terrific crime thriller. Alongside Nicholson, The Departed features an all star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen. canada goose factory sale

One of the more complex crime dramas, DiCaprio is a young police cadet who goes undercover to infiltrate Costello’s mafia. At the same time, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is a hardened criminal that Costello has infiltrated into the Special Investigations Unit of the Boston Police. These two parallel stories unwind in a strange parallel universe juxtaposition.

Canada Goose Outlet Throughout the film, Nicholson delivers one of his best performances canada goose store as the flamboyant and ruthless gangleader. It’s a role that is canada goose simultaneously funny and frightening. Most consider this one of the best gangster movies ever and definitely a crowning jewel for Nicholson Canada Goose Outlet.

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