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Best Jack Nicholson Movies
Jack Nicholson is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Moreover, he is also notable for being one of two actors (the other being Michael Caine) who has received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s to early 2000s. Here are some of his upcoming movies and movies that he has done in his 65 years in filmmaking.
Jack Nicholson Upcoming Movies
English- Language remake of Toni Erdmann
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Cast: Jack Nicolson
Release Date: 2019
The original German film is nominated for an Oscar for being the best foreign language film this month. This project seems like a perfect fit for Jack Nicholson. The original film was written and directed by Maren Ade and the plot revolves around a practical joking father (played originally by Peter Simonischek) who tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter played by Sandra Hüller.
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Ten Best Jack Nicholson Movies
Best Jack Nicholson Movie – The Shining
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Release Date: 23 May 1980
Jack and his family move into an isolated hotel, where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity by which his family members get affected. While his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
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2nd Best Jack Nicholson Movie – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson
Release Date: 19 November 1975
McMurphy, a criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble and is sentenced to jail by the court. His plan backfires when he is sent to a mental asylum where he tries to liven the place up a bit by playing card games and basketball with his fellow inmates. But, Nurse Ratched becomes his personal cross to bear and gets on his nerves every time.
3rd Best Jack Nicholson Movie – The Departed
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
Release Date: 26 September 2006
The state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime in South Boston. A young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to invade into the organization run by gangland chief Frank Costello. The Departed is one of the best films of Jack Nicholson.
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4rth Best Jack Nicholson Movie – China Town
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Roman Polanski
Release Date: 20 June 1974
Mrs. Mulwray hires detective Jake played by Jack Nicholson to spy on her husband. The detective is a specialist in matrimonial cases and the builder of the city’s water system. Soon the detective finds himself trapped as he realizes that he is in a web of deceit when Mr. Mulwray dies.
5th Best Jack Nicholson Movie – A Few Good Men
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Aaron Sorkin, Demi Moore
Release Date: 9 December 1992
The film is a dramatic courtroom thriller. Lt. Daniel Kaffee played by Tom Cruise has never seen the inside of the courtroom and defends two stubborn Marines who are accused of murdering a colleague.
6th Best Jack Nicholson Movie – The Bucket List
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson
Release Date: 11 January 2008
Two terminally ill men decide to escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a bucket list of things-to-do before they die. The film is emotional and inspirational. They think of doing all the things that they have never done but have always wanted to do. In the process, they end up healing each other and become good friends.
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7th Best Jack Nicholson Movie – Anger Management
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, January Jones
Release Date: 11 April 2003
Dave Buznik who works for a New York pet clothing store is angry with his manager and his girlfriend’s best friend. A misunderstanding on a flight result in him being ordered to undergo anger management with a strict instructor Dr. Buddy Rydell. This film is a must watch.
8th Best Jack Nicholson Movie – About Schmidt
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Kathy Bates, Jack Nicholson, Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis
Release Date: 27 February 2003
A newly retired Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in an insurance company. After the death of his wife, he is led to reflect upon his life and his relationship with his estranged daughter. A hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks upon an unpredictable journey to attend his daughter’s wedding in Denver.
9th Best Jack Nicholson Movie – The Pledge
Director: Sean Penn
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson
Release Date: 19 January 2001
Jerry Black played by Jack Nicholson pledges the mother of a murdered girl that he will find the killer. He doesn’t believe the police that they have arrested the right man. When he further investigates, he discovers that this is the third incident in the area in the recent past with victims being young, blonde and pretty. In the process of finding the killer, he buys an old gas station in the mountains near the crime scenes to search for a tall man who drives a black station wagon.
10th Best Jack Nicholson Movie – The Crossing Guard
Director: Sean Penn
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Angelica Huston, David Morse
Release Date: 6 September 1995
After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale played by Jack has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Freddy visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try to make peace with him and his entourage. But, Freddy whose life is spiraling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity.