Acting

How I rated a particular film and a link to the IMDB profile can be found in the full list.


Great Films featuring Great Dramatic Performances by Performers Not Known for Giving Great Dramatic Performances

  1. Casino – Rickles
  2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Ives
  3. Chinatown – Huston
  4. Copycat – Connick Jr.
  5. Deliverance – Reynolds
  6. A Face in the Crowd – Griffith
  7. The Hustler – Gleason
  8. Inherit the Wind – Kelly
  9. King Rat – Segal
  10. Moonstruck – Cher
  11. On the Beach – Astaire
  12. The Paper Chase – Houseman
  13. Pressure Point – Darin
  14. Requiem for a Heavyweight – Gleason
  15. Rollerball – Houseman
  16. Three Days of the Condor – Houseman

Method in the Madness: Great Films with Memorable “Method” Performances

  1. Carlito’s Way – Penn
  2. The Deer Hunter – De Niro
  3. Girl Interrupted – Jolie
  4. The Godfather – Brando, Pacino
  5. The Godfather II – De Niro, Pacino
  6. The Machinist – Bale
  7. Memento – Pearce
  8. Midnight Cowboy – Hoffman
  9. Monster – Therzon
  10. The Pawnbroker – Steiger
  11. Raging Bull – De Niro
  12. Rescue Dawn – Bale, Zahn, Davies
  13. Romper Stomper – Crowe
  14. A Simple Plan – Thorton
  15. Sophie’s Choice – Streep
  16. Streetcar Named Desire – Brando
  17. Primal Fear – Norton