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Films to Rent

HawaiiHawaii (1966)
Dir. George Roy Hill
Feat. Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris
Lush epic of colonial expansion with Harris as an uptight missionary on a crusade to convert the natives of Hawaii, and Andrews his long suffering…
Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde (1967) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman
One of the seminal films of the late 1960s, an artful depiction of the exploits of Depression–era bank–robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde…
BanningBanning (1967)
Dir. Ron Winston
Feat. Robert Wagner, Anjanette Comer, Jill St. John
Biting critique of the country club set with Robert Wagner as a jaded ex–golfer who hustling his way into Los Angeles' high society.
MaroonedMarooned (Space Travelers) (1969)
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Gene Hackman, Richard Crenna, Gregory Peck
An excellent outer space thriller which proffers an APOLLO 13–like situation of NASA astronauts being stuck in orbit, while the Earthbound…
Downhill RacerDownhill Racer (1969)
Dir. Michael Ritchie
Feat. Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv
A pre–HOOSIERS Gene Hackman dons the coach's whistle in this Winter Olympics drama, with Robert Redford providing the film’s clash of…
I Never Sang For My FatherI Never Sang For My Father (1970) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gilbert Cates
Feat. Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney
Gene Hackman plays a widowed college professor in New York wanting to get out from under the thumb of his aging father yet guilty about his plans to…
French Connection, TheFrench Connection, The (1971) Recommended
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider
An influential crime picture based on the largest narcotics seizure of all time. Won the Oscar for Best Picture for its realistic portrait of New…
Hunting Party, TheHunting Party, The (1971)
Dir. Don Medford
Feat. Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman
WILD BUNCH–wannabe with Gene Hackman hunting ruffian Oliver Reed and kidnapped wife Candice Bergan to the ends of the earth. A ridiculously…
Poseidon Adventure, ThePoseidon Adventure, The (1972)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters
One of the better 70s disaster movies has an ocean–liner 'turned turtle' and the survivors trying to find a way out. Often unintentionally…
Prime CutPrime Cut (1972)
Dir. Michael Ritchie
Feat. Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek
Gritty underworld thriller set in the fields and meat–packhouses of Kansas, where mob enforcer Marvin is sent to collect money from local…
ScarecrowScarecrow (1973)
Dir. Jerry Schatzberg
Feat. Gene Hackman, Al Pacino
Modest drama charts the therapeutic relationship between two drifters who seek redemption. Sombre moral tale about ordinary people is the kind rarely…
Young FrankensteinYoung Frankenstein (1974) Recommended
Dir. Mel Brooks
Feat. Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr
One of Mel Brooks' best is this on–target parody of Mary Shelley's gothic legend and especially James Whale's classic 1930s film versions.…
Conversation, TheConversation, The (1974)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield
Absorbing account of a bugging–device expert who develops a conscience and slowly uncovers a political scandal in a seemingly normal…
French Connection 2, TheFrench Connection 2, The (1975)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson
Hackman reprises his role as Lt. Doyle, where unfinished business leads him to perilous encounters on French soil.
Bite the BulletBite the Bullet (1975)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Gene Hackman, James Coburn
Gene Hackman and James Coburn are adversaries who contest a gruelling 700–mile horse race.
Night MovesNight Moves (1975) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith
Underrated private–eye yarn with Gene Hackman tracking down a then very young Melanie Griffith. Intelligent fare that leads to a stunning…
Lucky LadyLucky Lady (1975)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds
Shapeless caper with three rum–runners set during the prohibition whose lives are complicated by the personal relationships. A notorious…
Bridge Too Far, ABridge Too Far, A (1977)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Robert Redford, Sean Connery
Perhaps a battle–scene too far for some, but for afficiandos this epic account of an abortive Allied invasion of Holland is sure to provide…
Domino Principle, TheDomino Principle, The (1977)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark
A thoroughly minor entry in the 1970s cycle of 'conspiracy thrillers', with Hackman playing an ex–Army marksman who is, sprung from prison by…
SupermanSuperman (1978) Recommended
Dir. Richard Donner
Feat. Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman
Christopher Reeve is the Man of Steel in the first and best adventure – from his humble inception through to…
Superman 2Superman 2 (1980)
Dir. Richard Lester
Feat. Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman
Laudable continuation of the super–hero franchise, that adds more action and comic sparks to the familiar characters –The Man of Steel…
EurekaEureka (1981)
Dir. Nicolas Roeg
Feat. Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Nicolas Roeg
Irishman Gene Hackman strikes it rich in Alaska, and retires to his own Carribean island for family fights with flaky son–in–law Rutger…
All Night LongAll Night Long (1981)
Dir. Jean-Claude Tramont
Feat. Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Dennis Quaid
Gene Hackman escapes the druggery of family life by shacking up with nutty Barbra Streisand in this uneven screwball comedy. Totally erratic,…
Under FireUnder Fire (1983) Recommended
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman
A sterling drama concerning journalistic ethics in the mire of the Nicaraguan civil war. Nick Nolte is a photographer who is tempted into taking…
Uncommon ValorUncommon Valor (1983)
Dir. Ted Kotcheff
Feat. Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Reb Brown
Gene Hackman plays an American marine who believes his son is still being held in Laos in the aftermath of The Vietnam War. From the director of the…
HoosiersHoosiers (1986)
Dir. David Anspaugh
Feat. Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
Superior sports drama, with Hackman coaching a high–school basketball team out of their slump. Feelgood message is combined with a bit of…
No Way OutNo Way Out (1987)
Dir. Roger Donaldson
Feat. Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young
Hollywood success for expat Kiwi Donaldson. Well–executed conspiracy thriller stars Kevin Costner.
Superman 4Superman 4 (The Quest for Peace) (1987)
Dir. Sidney J. Furie
Feat. Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper
Final entry in the Christopher Reeve series, this time clashing with implacable foe Lex Luther (Hackman) who has produced a superpowered ally,…
Another WomanAnother Woman (1988)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Gena Rowlands, Gene Hackman, Ian Holm
Gena Rowlands heads a cast of Woody Allen regulars in this absorbing Bergman–esque portrait of a successful professor who is forced to reflect…
Mississippi BurningMississippi Burning (1988) Recommended
Dir. Alan Parker
Feat. Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe
Three boys mysteriously disappear in Ku Klux Klan country in 1964. This film details the FBI investigation based on true events. A…
Bat 21Bat 21 (1988)
Dir. Peter Markle
Feat. Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed
Gene Hackman is shot down over enemy lines deep in war–torn Vietnam; Danny Glover is the Air Force pilot charged with saving his skin. Expect…
Package, ThePackage, The (1989)
Dir. Andrew Davis
Feat. Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy
Sharp geo–political thriller with an anti–nuclear bent. Gene Hackman plays a veteran Army Sgt. assigned to escort a military prisoner…
Class ActionClass Action (1990)
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
A lawyer becomes forced to prosecute a case in which his estranged daughter will act for the defence. Courtroom ethics are violated in style by Gene…
Narrow MarginNarrow Margin (1990)
Dir. Peter Hyams
Feat. Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking
Gene Hackman stars in this remake of the 1952 classic about a protected witness who must testify against a mob killing. All set on a fast moving…
Loose CannonsLoose Cannons (1990)
Dir. Bob Clark
Feat. Dan Aykroyd, Gene Hackman, Dom DeLuise
Clunky buddy cop comedy has Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd teaming up to fight crime, only one of them suffers from split personality disorder.
Company BusinessCompany Business (1991)
Dir. Nicholas Meyer
Feat. Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Cold–war era spy thriller where ex–CIA agent Hackman teams up with Soviet spy Baryshnikov after being double–crossed by their own…
UnforgivenUnforgiven (1992) Aro Favourite
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman
Clint Eastwood delivers the film of his acting and directing career with a smoulderingly dark rendering of a smart script about an aging gunfighter…
Firm, TheFirm, The (1993)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman
Tom Cruise ain't bad as a prodigal law graduate offered a six–figure salary with a prestigious but corrupt law firm. A reasonable meal is made…
GeronimoGeronimo (1994)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Wes Studi, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman
Intelligent, if unremarkable, big–budget Western that chronicles the U.S. Army's attempt to bring down the great Apache warrior,…
Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp (1994)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Feat. Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman
Lovingly crafted rendition of an oft–told legend is the first major flop in the careers of Costner and the director. Not a bad film, but the…
Quick and the Dead, TheQuick and the Dead, The (1995)
Dir. Sam Raimi
Feat. Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe
A showdown at a gunfighting competition that plays like a cross between a 'Milky Bar' ad and a WWF pro–wrestling rumble. Director Raimi (EVIL…
Crimson TideCrimson Tide (1995)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen
Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington clash ethics as Captain and deputy on a US submarine entering hostile waters of a Russian renegade. Nuclear war…
Get ShortyGet Shorty (1995)
Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
Feat. John Travolta, Danny De Vito, Gene Hackman
Riding the wave of PULP FICTION, this is the most successful stab at translating Elmore Leonard for the screen. John Travolta is an amiable mobster…
Birdcage, TheBirdcage, The (1996)
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane
Robin Williams lets someone else wear the frocks in this faithful remake of the French hit, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. As the live–in–lover left…
Extreme MeasuresExtreme Measures (1996)
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker
Hugh Grant sniffs out conspiracy in the corridors of medicine. The potential intrigue of scientific ethics is undone by the melodramatic hyperbole…
Chamber, TheChamber, The (1996)
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway
Pedestrian John Grisham adaptation again has a whitebread lawyer involved in truth, justice and moral conundrums in the heartless Deep…
Absolute PowerAbsolute Power (1996)
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Judy Davis
Cat–burglar Clint Eastwood witnesses the US President murder his friend's wife after a bout of infidelity, and is hunted down by a deadly…
Twilight (1997)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman
Star wattage brightens this old–fashioned, autumnal mystery–drama, reuniting NOBODY'S FOOL director Benton with Paul Newman as a…
AntzAntz (1998) Recommended
Dir. Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Feat. Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone
Fully computer–animated family film takes best advantage of current technology, and successfully implants the voice and persona of Woody Allen…
Enemy of the StateEnemy of the State (1998)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Will Smith, Jon Voight, Gene Hackman
Lawyer Will Smith unwittingly receives proof of a high–ranking assassination, and becomes not so much the enemy of the state as of…
Replacements, TheReplacements, The (2000)
Dir. Howard Deutch
Feat. Gene Hackman, Keanu Reeves, Jack Warden
Hard–nosed Gene Hackman is hired to find replacement talent for a striking pro–football team, and Keanu Reeves is the ex–player who…
Behind Enemy LinesBehind Enemy Lines (2001)
Dir. Jason Moore
Feat. Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman
Beyond–credibility gungho actioner which has fighter–pilot Owen Wilson shot down over Bosnia because he’s witnessed a Serb…
HeistHeist (2001)
Dir. David Mamet
Feat. Gene Hackman, Ricky Jay, Delroy Lindo
The heisting of Swiss–Bank bullion by professional thieves Gene Hackman, Ricky Jay and Delroy Lindo is given enjoyably intricate spins by…
Royal Tenenbaums, TheRoyal Tenenbaums, The (2001) Recommended
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow
Spinning another pathologically eccentric comedy, the dir. of BOTTLE ROCKET and RUSHMORE will either have you declining to be amused or else…
Runaway JuryRunaway Jury (2003)
Dir. Gary Fleder
Feat. John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman
It's back to court with John Grisham, in a well–cast, entertaining tale of gun–control issues, jury–manipulation, big business and…

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