James Woods Filmography

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1. The Visitors (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Patrick McVey, Patricia Joyce, James Woods, Steve Railsback

Votes: 1,015

2. Hickey & Boggs (1972)

PG | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths.

Director: Robert Culp | Stars: Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Ta-Ronce Allen, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 952

3. Footsteps (1972 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Sport

A football coach is hired by a small college to shape up its football team, and he finds himself in trouble with local gamblers who don't want the team to improve.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Forrest Tucker, Clu Gulager

Votes: 75

4. A Great American Tragedy (1972 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

A middle-aged aerospace engineer has his whole life changed when he is suddenly laid off from his job. Unable to find work because of his age and a bad economy, he watches his bills pile up... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: George Kennedy, Vera Miles, William Windom, Sallie Shockley

Votes: 61

5. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 21,008

6. The Gambler (1974)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,692

7. Night Moves (1975)

R | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

82 Metascore

Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns, Harris Yulin

Votes: 10,901

8. Alex & the Gypsy (1976)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Alexander Main, a bail bondsman, falls for one of his "customers", a pretty gypsy girl, Maritza, who's been accused of murder.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Geneviève Bujold, James Woods, Gino Ardito

Votes: 170

9. The Disappearance of Aimee (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Bette Davis, James Sloyan, James Woods

Votes: 502

10. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

Votes: 2,869

11. The Choirboys (1977)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after hours debauchery.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu

Votes: 1,412

12. Holocaust (1978)

Not Rated | 475 min | Drama, History, Romance

The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 4,322

13. The Gift of Love (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

This is the story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status. The boy is a Swiss immigrant working to help his impoverished family, and the girl comes from an ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms, Bethel Leslie, June Lockhart

Votes: 154

14. The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson. Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel is worried about the damage that the judge ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Jane Wyman, Andrew Duggan, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 157

15. ...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

A couple whose son had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not intellectually disabled.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller, Titos Vandis

Votes: 326

16. The Onion Field (1979)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Votes: 4,311 | Gross: $9.89M

17. The Black Marble (1980)

PG | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Comedy

A romantic comedy which explores the pressures on police officers.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock

Votes: 483

18. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 4,023 | Gross: $6.40M

19. Fast-Walking (1982)

R | 115 min | Drama

A corrupt prison guard becomes involved in a plot to murder a black revolutionary serving time in his prison.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: James Woods, Tim McIntire, Kay Lenz, Robert Hooks

Votes: 564

20. Split Image (1982)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A rootless young man's drawn into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl. Every moment with the group causes him to become increasingly under the control of the cult's leader. After ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, James Woods

Votes: 637 | Gross: $0.26M

21. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 78,338 | Gross: $2.12M

22. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 291,222 | Gross: $5.32M

23. Against All Odds (1984)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

42 Metascore

A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $25.10M

24. Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 21,693 | Gross: $13.09M

25. Joshua Then and Now (1985)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Alan Arkin, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 511 | Gross: $0.54M

26. Badge of the Assassin (1985 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: James Woods, Yaphet Kotto, Alex Rocco, David Harris

Votes: 255

27. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 18,301

28. Promise (1986 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Family

When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: James Garner, James Woods, Piper Laurie, Peter Michael Goetz

Votes: 373

29. In Love and War (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Jane Alexander, James Woods, Concetta Tomei, Richard McKenzie

Votes: 132

30. Best Seller (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson

Votes: 4,390 | Gross: $4.28M

31. Cop (1988)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

Votes: 4,115 | Gross: $1.88M

32. The Boost (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

Votes: 1,831 | Gross: $0.78M

33. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

Votes: 4,200 | Gross: $8.74M

34. My Name Is Bill W. (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson, a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: James Woods, JoBeth Williams, James Garner, Gary Sinise

Votes: 974

35. Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 1,382 | Gross: $5.93M

36. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Romance, Drama

Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman ... See full summary »

Directors: Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson, Ken Russell | Stars: Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Carmen Segarra, Felipe García Vélez

Votes: 272

37. The Hard Way (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 17,542 | Gross: $25.90M

38. Straight Talk (1992)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen

Votes: 3,235 | Gross: $21.20M

39. Diggstown (1992)

R | 98 min | Drama, Sport

A con man bets a shady small-town businessman that his middle-aged boxer can defeat any ten men willing to enter the ring. With Heather Graham, Oliver Platt.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt

Votes: 6,644 | Gross: $4.84M

40. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,270

41. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 51,163 | Gross: $9.49M

42. The Getaway (1994)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

51 Metascore

An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods

Votes: 16,353 | Gross: $16.10M

43. Next Door (1994 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbors whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud erupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Woods, Randy Quaid, Kate Capshaw, Lucinda Jenney

Votes: 622

44. Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

R | 102 min | Drama

Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk, and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

Director: J. Michael McClary | Stars: James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid, Henry Thomas

Votes: 2,366

45. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

Votes: 60,146 | Gross: $57.36M

46. For Better or Worse (1995)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Drama