One and done.by yrnej | created - 13 Jul 2016 | updated - 13 Jul 2016 | Public
The following films are the only full-length films their directors ever made (up to 2016).* Based on this one film, which filmmaker do you wish had (or will) made/make more films?
Discuss the list here
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1. The Apartment (1996)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A recently engaged man sees a former lover and becomes obsessed with meeting her again.
written and directed by Gilles Mimouni
2. Bopha! (1993)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »
Votes: 780 | Gross: $0.21M
directed by Morgan Freeman
3. Bright Young Things (2003)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies", is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.
Votes: 4,900 | Gross: $0.93M
directed by Stephen Fry
4. Carnival of Souls (1962)
PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
directed by Herk Harvey
5. Chapter 27 (2007)
R | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.
Votes: 9,980 | Gross: $0.06M
directed by J.P. Schaefer
6. Down in the Delta (1998)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,410 | Gross: $5.66M
directed by Maya Angelou
7. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Bored with his highway traffic duties, Arizona motorcycle patrolman John Wintergreen is assigned to Homicide where his polite investigative style irks his macho boss.
directed by James William Guercio
8. Eragon (2006)
PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family
In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Votes: 118,330 | Gross: $75.03M
directed by Stefen Fangmeier
9. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Votes: 55,350 | Gross: $1.71M
directed by Liev Schreiber
10. Harlem Nights (1989)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.
Votes: 18,713 | Gross: $60.86M
written and directed by Eddie Murphy
11. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.
written and directed by Leonard Kastle
12. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
R | 111 min | Drama, War
In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.
written and directed by Dalton Trumbo
13. Kotch (1971)
GP | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
Wanting to avoid settling in a nursing home, Joseph Kotcher, a retired salesman, is obliged to leave his son's family. He embarks on a road trip during which he strikes up a friendship with... See full summary »
directed by Jack Lemmon
14. The Love Guru (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Pitka, an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge is to settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.
Votes: 48,502 | Gross: $32.24M
directed by Marco Schnabel
15. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 34,052 | Gross: $0.21M
16. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
written and directed by Adam Elliot
17. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Votes: 76,747 | Gross: $0.65M
directed by Charles Laughton
18. Nil by Mouth (1997)
R | 128 min | Drama
A rough, short-tempered patriarch of a working class family has his life and the relationships around him slowly unravel.
written and directed by Gary Oldman
19. None But the Brave (1965)
Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit.
directed by Frank Sinatra
20. Nothing But Trouble (1991)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.
Votes: 21,314 | Gross: $8.48M
directed by Dan Aykroyd
21. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Western
After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.
directed by Marlon Brando
22. Parting Glances (1986)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,564 | Gross: $0.54M
written and directed by Bill Sherwood
23. Phase IV (1974)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them.
directed by Saul Bass
24. Quartet (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
Votes: 18,229 | Gross: $18.39M
directed by Dustin Hoffman
25. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
directed by Walter Murch
26. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Votes: 19,857 | Gross: $0.74M
written and directed by Tom Stoppard
27. The Seven-Ups (1973)
PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
directed by Philip D'Antoni
28. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
Votes: 79,509 | Gross: $37.76M
written and directed by Kerry Conran
29. The Telephone Book (1971)
X | 80 min | Comedy
Victim of an obscene caller becomes obsessed with her fantasy of ?him and attempts to track down IRL.
written and directed by Nelson Lyon
30. True Stories (1986)
PG | 89 min | Musical, Comedy
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
Votes: 5,119 | Gross: $2.55M
directed by David Byrne
31. Der Verlorene (1951)
98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.
written and directed by Peter Lorre
32. Waiting... (I) (2005)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.
Votes: 85,155 | Gross: $16.12M
written and directed by Rob McKittrick
33. Wanda (1970)
GP | 102 min | Crime, Drama
Wanda, a lonely housewife, drifts through mining country until she meets a petty thief who takes her in.
Votes: 2,684 | Gross: $0.05M
written and directed by Barbara Loden
34. The War Zone (1999)
R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Votes: 9,178 | Gross: $0.25M
directed by Tim Roth
35. Whip It (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Votes: 61,791 | Gross: $13.04M
directed by Drew Barrymore