Best Movies of Gene Hackman

Superman (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 212 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $134.22M

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Unforgiven (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $101.16M

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 199 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: null

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

The French Connection (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 189 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

The Conversation (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 174 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $52.35M

A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry.

Superman II (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $108.20M

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Enemy of the State (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $111.54M

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Hoosiers (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $28.61M

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Get Shorty (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $72.08M

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Downhill Racer (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: null

Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.

The Birdcage (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $123.99M

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $34.60M

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

No Way Out (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 153 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $35.51M

A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Antz (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $90.65M

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Scarecrow (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: null

Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.

Crimson Tide (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $91.40M

On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.

Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $37.96M

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Runaway Jury (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $49.44M

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

The Firm (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $158.35M

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.