Best Movies of Austin Pendleton

Joe the King (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.06M

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.


Short Circuit (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $40.70M

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.


The Sound of Silence (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: null

A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.


Guarding Tess (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 109 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $27.05M

A former U.S. First Lady wants a particular Secret Service agent to head her bodyguard detail, even though he can't stand her.


Black Box (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 82 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A grad student in theatre directs a group of undergrads in an adaptation of a 1980s young adult novel, altering them all in unexpected ways.


Talk to Me (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Richard, a successful New York accountant whose idea of exercise is to go to the movies and to whom Central Park is the great outdoors, hasn't exactly taken life by the horns. He has a ...


'77 (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.


The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for.


Lovely by Surprise (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 65 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A truly unique and visually stunning take on meta-fiction, Lovely By Surprise follows the journey of novelist Marian Walker as she attempts to finish her first novel.


Simon (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 63 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.


Men of Means (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

In a world where two men in close proximity will eventually draw guns, Rico "BULLET" Burke finds himself at a crossroads. Having long ago ruined his brilliant collegiate football career ...


The Fanatics (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The city of Quimby Falls is already going downhill when the owner of the local professional football team, the Buzzards, decides to bail out and move the franchise elsewhere.


The 4th Floor (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 57 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.


The Last of the Cowboys (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 53 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.


Dirty Work (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 52 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A tangled story of three men's lives on the gritty streets of Chicago: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.


Wishcraft (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 52 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A high school student named Brett Bumpers receives a mysterious package one day. He does not know who gave it to him, but after a while he finds out that the totem within the package can ...


Charlie Hoboken (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 49 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An ambitious young man willing to do anything to achieve success and win financial independence feels doomed to the insurance business, Charlie wants more, and becomes a part-time hitman. ...


7 Splinters in Time (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 33 | Imdb: 3 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A detective investigates a murder, only to find that the victim is... himself. Soon, he discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.


The Mimic (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 0 | Imdb: 0 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A comedy where our main character learns that imitation may not be the sincerest form of flattery when he is befriended by a younger neighbor on the town's newspaper staff. The Kid, who is ... See full summary »


The Mimic (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 0 | Imdb: 0 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A comedy where our main character learns that imitation may not be the sincerest form of flattery when he is befriended by a younger neighbor on the town's newspaper staff. The Kid, who is ... See full summary »



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