JTB Jonathan Demme - 33 Classic Movies (Documentary/Music/Comedy/Drama/Thriller)by johntbakken | created - 08 Mar 2018 | updated - 08 Mar 2018 | Public
Robert Jonathan Demme was born February 22, 1944 and sadly passed away April 26, 2017. He was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), and Married to the Mob (1988), as well as the critically acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense (1984), in collaboration with the band Talking Heads. He became best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. He later directed Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008).
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1. Caged Heat (1974)
R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden and the corrupt prison doctor.
Votes: 2,341 | Gross: $0.10M
2. Crazy Mama (1975)
PG | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A family of three women, and their male companions, enter a life of crime in a desperate attempt to buy back their family farm, which was taken off of them by corrupt bankers a couple of decades before.
3. Fighting Mad (1976)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama
An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.
4. Citizens Band (1977)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else... See full summary »
Votes: 695 | Gross: $0.82M
6. Melvin and Howard (1980)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Votes: 4,529 | Gross: $4.31M
10. Something Wild (1986)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.
Votes: 16,529 | Gross: $8.36M
11. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Votes: 2,061 | Gross: $1.09M
13. Married to the Mob (1988)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A mobster's wife hates her lifestyle, but gets a chance to change it when her husband is killed - if the Long Island mob and the FBI let her.
Votes: 16,355 | Gross: $21.49M
14. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,303,117 | Gross: $130.74M
16. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Votes: 228,510 | Gross: $77.32M
19. The Truth About Charlie (2002)
PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.
Votes: 10,034 | Gross: $5.35M
23. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)
PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
Votes: 869 | Gross: $0.11M
24. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Votes: 47,734 | Gross: $12.80M
30. A Master Builder (2013)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Votes: 801 | Gross: $0.05M
31. Line of Sight (2014 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board (Ntsb) investigator, survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident's cause.
32. Ricki and the Flash (2015)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.
Votes: 22,694 | Gross: $26.82M
33. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Music
The final performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.