Best Movies of John Schlesinger

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 207 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: null

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.


Billy Liar (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $0.04M

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.


Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: null

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.


Marathon Man (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 84 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.


Darling (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.


A Kind of Loving (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.00M

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.


Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ...


The Next Best Thing (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 25 | Earnings: $14.98M

Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.


The Day of the Locust (1975)

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

An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.


The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $17.10M

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.


Madame Sousatzka (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $3.55M

Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.


Pacific Heights (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $29.38M

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.


Yanks (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ...


Eye for an Eye (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 63 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $53.15M

When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.


The Believers (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $18.75M

A New York psychiatrist finds that a satanic cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.


The Innocent (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 57 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.55M

A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love ...


Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 50 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The ...