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Rebel RousersRebel Rousers (1967)
Dir. Martin B Cohen
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Harry Dean Stanton
An utterly shameless fistful of 60s exploitation, this has a biker gang tearing up a quiet little town and having races for winner's 'trophy' Diane…
Rancho DeluxeRancho Deluxe (1974)
Dir. Frank Perry
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Harry Dean Stanton
An admired oddball comedy with a young Jeff Bridges as one of a pair of drifters whose disdain for the establishment leads them to trouble with an…
Cockfighter, TheCockfighter, The (1974) Recommended
Dir. Monte Hellman
Feat. Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton, Patricia Pearcy
A typically raw–boned performance by Warren Oates centres this cult gem of 1970s American cinema, playing a cockfighting specialist who refuses…
Straight TimeStraight Time (1978) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ulu Grosbard
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, M. Emmet Walsh, Harry Dean Stanton
Dustin Hoffman is brilliantly convincing as a convicted felon fighting a losing battle to go straight after a six year jail term, as are most aspects…
AlienAlien (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ridley Scott
Feat. Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt
One of the best films of modern cinema, this classic combines nail–shredding suspense with H.R. Giger's awesome production design. This film…
DeathwatchDeathwatch (1980)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton
Cerebral drama set in the future about a media group who attempt to film the deaths of the terminally ill for public consumption.
Uforia (1980)
Dir. John Binder
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton, Fred Ward
Quirky comedy about a kooky check–out operator who believes that aliens are about to dock on their doorstep. Harry Dean Stanton and Fred Ward…
Private BenjaminPrivate Benjamin (1980)
Dir. Howard Zieff
Feat. Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante
Well–fashioned vehicle for Hawn's natural comic talents, she here plays a swanky socialite who joins the army on the spur of the…
Escape from New YorkEscape from New York (1981) Recommended
Dir. John Carpenter
Feat. Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
1997 New York is a huge maximum–security prison where the President's plane just happens to crash! Futuristic actioner notable for its sardonic…
Repo ManRepo Man (1984) Recommended
Dir. Alex Cox
Feat. Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton
Young punk Emilio Estevez unwittingly becomes involved in the car re–possession business in this curious cocktail of action, sci–fi and…
Paris, TexasParis, Texas (1984) Recommended
Dir. Wim Wenders
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski
The German director takes his enigmatic, dilatory style Stateside for this intoxicating work about a mysterious mute loner in search of his missing…
Red DawnRed Dawn (1984)
Dir. John Milius
Feat. Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Harry Dean Stanton
Playing out the US fear/fantasy of Commie invasion, this sees a high–school football team (led by Patrick Swayze) make for the hills and wage…
Fool for LoveFool for Love (1985)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton
One of dir. Altman's ambitious stageplay adaptations, this largely succeeds in bringing Sam Shepard's brand of 'surreal Americana' to life. This…
Pretty in PinkPretty in Pink (1986) Recommended
Dir. John Hughes
Feat. Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton
Molly Ringwald faces some tricky teenage dilemmas in John Hughes' quintessentially '80s rite–of–passage.
Slamdance (1987)
Dir. Wayne Wang
Feat. Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen
Quirky, stylishly–shot thriller, with graphic artist Tom Hulce framed for murder.
TwisterTwister (1988)
Dir. Michael Almereyda
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton, Crispin Glover, Suzy Amis
Minor cult item about bizzare family headed by Harry Dean Stanton.a
Last Temptation of Christ, TheLast Temptation of Christ, The (1988) Recommended
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey
Brave, earnest film controversial for its assumption that Christ suffered from mortal doubt when chosen to carry God's message. Willem Dafoe plays…
Wild at HeartWild at Heart (1990)
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd
Disturbing, provocative and always stylish, the director parodies himself and many other great film–makers in this mother of all road movies.…
Fourth War, TheFourth War, The (1990)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow, Harry Dean Stanton
Cold War thriller set during the early days of detente has Scheider and Prochnow as two border commanders whose friendly rivalry on the…
Against the WallAgainst the Wall (1994)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Frederic Forrest
Gruelling true story of the uprising at Attica Prison in 1971 in which a new recruit to the prison service, along with several of his colleagues get…
Pledge, ThePledge, The (2000) Recommended
Dir. Sean Penn
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren
Sean Penn as director's pledge to the stuff of raw drama pays off with a thriller/parable centred round a powerhouse turn from Jack Nicholson. As…
SonnySonny (2002)
Dir. Nicolas Cage
Feat. James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Harry Dean Stanton
Brave directorial debut for Nicolas Cage, proffering the tale of a dischargee from the army (Franco) who has been handraised as a gigolo by his…
Big Bounce, TheBig Bounce, The (2003)
Dir. George Armitage
Feat. Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen
Adapted from a cheerily hardboiled novel by Elmore Leonard, this sees petty–crim Wilson washing up in Hawaii, when a tempting swindle lands in…
Inland EmpireInland Empire (2006)
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux
Warped and optically haunting suspense starring Lynch regular Laura Dern as a focused actress ecstatic about receiving a part in a new film, until…
Good Life, The Good Life, The (2007)
Dir. Stephen Berra
Feat. Bill Paxton, Chris Klein, Zooey Deschanel
Professional skateboarder Stephen Berra directs this gloomy indie drama centering on a young outsider who finds solace in old movies while living in…
Open Road, TheOpen Road, The (2009)
Dir. Michael Meredith
Feat. Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson
Pleasant road movie finds Justin Timberlake looking inward as an out–of–form minor–leaguer resigned to seeking out his estranged…
Alice (TV Mini-Series)Alice (TV Mini-Series) (2009)
Dir. Nick Willing
Feat. Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer
Modernist re–imagining of the Lewis Carroll classic with wonderland portrayed as a dystopian netherworld that sucks the emotions from the 'real…
This Must Be the PlaceThis Must Be the Place (2011)
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Feat. Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch
Sean Penn is all affectation as a retired, depressed glam rocker who sets off on an American road trip in search of a Nazi war criminal in this…
Seven PsychopathsSeven Psychopaths (2012)
Dir. Martin McDonagh
Feat. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson
Three Hollywood deadbeats incur the wrath of a violent gangster after kidnapping his beloved shih zhu in this stinging black comedy from IN BRUGES…
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly FictionHarry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
Dir. Sophie Huber
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton
An appropriately enigmatic portrait of cult character actor Harry Dean Stanton through his own words and the recollections of David Lynch, Wim…
Last Stand, TheLast Stand, The (2013)
Dir. Ji-woon Kim
Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to his first love – blowing shit up – in this explosive comeback vehicle for the former action star, in…
Twin Peaks (TV Series)Twin Peaks (TV Series) (Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Twin Peaks: The Return) (2017) Recommended
Dir. David Lynch
Feat. Kyle MacLachlan, Catherine E. Coulson, Madchen Amick
Revival of the cult TV series with most of the same cast (plus many, many more), which rivals and occasionally surpasses the terrifying brilliance of…
LuckyLucky (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Carroll Lynch
Feat. Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Harry Dean Stanton plays an eccentric and fiercely independent veteran called Lucky, who lives in a small Arizona desert town. A gentle exploration…

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