Jack Nicholson is a well-known actor who has won three Oscar awards and has received nominations to over twelve Oscar categories. Despite some rumors circulating that Jack is quitting films, we have sampled ten of the best films by the star, as an honor to his long time acting career. It is not easy to narrow down to just ten of the best films, but we have managed to sample the finest to start with, have a look.
List of Top 10 Movies By Jack Nicholson of All Time until 2017
10. ‘The Pledge.’
The film called ‘The Pledge’ is about the same title, nothing different from that happens in the movie. I know many of us have made various promises in life, but I doubt if anyone has ever made one the is similar to ‘The Pledge.’ A young child is killed at a time when a senior police office is almost going for retirement. The officer makes a promise to follow and arrest the perpetrators of the act. The movie directed by Sean Pen is 124 minutes long.
9. ‘The Witches of Eastwick.’
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ is not a Nigerian witchcraft film, do not be confused by the title of the same. It is a movie with three women whose wishes are granted as they reside in their village. However, the same comes with a cost, and their lives change when a flamboyant and mysterious man gets into their lives. George Miller directs ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ a film that you will watch for 118 minutes.
‘Batman’ is a film that almost every movie lover has watched, once if not twice or thrice. In the movie, the ‘Dark Knight of Gotham City’ starts fighting crime with his first main enemy being the notorious ‘Clownishly Homicidal Joker.’ Actors who make the film what it includes Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Robert Wuhl and Kin Basinger. Tim Burton is the director and brains behind the ‘Batman’ movie.
7. ‘The Last Detail.’
‘The Last Detail’ is a movie with a title that makes people suggest what the whole film could be about. Maybe it is an individual with the last detail about a murder or a state secret. However, let us now cross in at the facts, the film is about the confrontation between law enforcers and a prisoner. Two men from the Navy receive orders to escort a young offender to the prison. Along the way, the Navy men show the guy ‘one last good time.’
6. ‘About Schmidt.’
‘About Schmidt’ is a heart touching film in many ways. In the movie, a man retires from work and decides to attend the wedding of his longtime estranged daughter. The journey seems interesting at first, but it later turns out that he has more to discover about both life and himself than he thought initially. The 125 minutes’ film is directed by Alexander Payne and features Hope Davis, Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates and Dermot Mulroney.
5. ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’
Movies about criminals and insane people seem to be the best that Jack Nicholson acts. ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is a film about a criminal who pleads to the judge that he is insane. After the criminal gets into trouble with the law, it seems like the guy has no other choice but to confuse the judge for survival. When he is admitted to the mental station, he turns rebellious about the health professionals and succeeds to rally the scared patients.
4. ‘As Good as It Gets.’
The movie is what the title says, and it is ‘as good as it gets.’ In the film, a single mother who happens to be a waitress, a gay artist and a reclusive author become friends in a mysterious way after the assault of the actor in a robbery. The movie plays for 139 minutes and is directed by James L. Brooks. Individuals who make the film a thriller include Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinnear, Helen Hunt and Cuba Gooding Jr.
3. ‘The Shining.’
‘The Shining’ is a sad and exciting film at the same time, which makes it one of the best. In the movie, a family goes to an isolated hotel during the winter to have fun together. Unfortunately, they find that the hotel has some religious and evil influences, and the father becomes a victim of the same powers. He turns violent as his only son becomes psychic and sees horrific events from the past as well as in the future. Stanley Kubrick directs the film.
2. ‘Five Easy Pieces.’
In the film called ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ a dropout from an upper class in the United States picks work along the way. Instead of spending his life in motels, bars, and other interesting points, he decides to take the work and involve in the same. Bob Rafelson directs the 98 minutes’ movie that is acted by Karen Black, Jack Nicholson, Fannie Flagg and Billy Green Bush.
1. ‘China Town.’
In ‘China Town,’ a private investigator is hired by a partner to expose an adulterer. However, the work is not easy for the detective because he finds himself caught up in a web that involves murder, corruption, and deceit. Roman Polanski directs ‘China Town,’ and he makes sure it goes for 130 minutes. Actors in the film include Jack Nicholson, John Huston, Faye Dunaway and Perry Lopez.
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1. ‘The Departed’
The Departed’ is a film about two individuals, one a mole in the police service and the other being an undercover cop. As they infiltrate an Irish gang based in the Southern part of Boston, they try to identify each other. The William Scorsese directed film is acted by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Matt Damon.
These above are the Top 10 Movies By Jack Nicholson of All Time until 2017. Jack Nicholson is a talented actor who happens to have done movies with other amazing stars such as DiCaprio and Matt Damon. Watch any of the videos in celebration of his incredible acting career.