Best Movies of Jack Thompson

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $0.70M

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $25.08M

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.


Original Sin (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 33 | Earnings: $16.25M

A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.


Excess Baggage (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 34 | Earnings: $14.33M

Emily has always been the rich brat who tries to pull every imaginable stunt to get attention. But one day, as she fakes her own kidnapping and locks herself in the trunk of a car, a thief ...


'Breaker' Morant (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.


Don't Tell (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.


High Ground (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

1919. After fighting in WWI as a sniper Travis, now a Policeman in the vast empty spaces of northern Australia, loses control of an operation that results in the massacre of an Indigenous ... See full summary »


The Sum of Us (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.77M

A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."


The Earthling (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ...


Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.


The Club (1980)

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

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.


Flesh+Blood (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction...


Petersen (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's...


A Far Off Place (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $12.89M

The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ...


Ground Zero (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.20M

A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for...


Bad Blood (1981)

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

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.


Wind (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 65 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $5.52M

Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.


Mystery Road (2013)

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

An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.


Caddie (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Sydney, Australia in the mid-1920's. Proud and classy Caddie Marsh is forced to get a job as a barmaid and raise two children on her own after her rich cad husband walks out on her. Despite...


Burke & Wills (1985)

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

A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.



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