If you like Jack Nicholson you should definitely watch our picks for his best movies.

John Joseph Nicholson, born on April 22, 1937 is an american actor and filmmaker who performed for over fifty years. He received twelve Academy Award nominations which makes him the most nominated male actor in the Academy’s history and he is also one of three male actors to win three Academy Awards.

 

10. The Bucket List (2007)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 2Edward is a billionaire and forced to share his hospital room with working class mechanic Carter, with whom he nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. The Bucket List is a 2007 buddy comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. While sharing a hospital room, they decide to escape and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. One by one, they cross items off their bucket list create new memories.

Comedy, Drama | Director: Rob Reiner

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9. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 3An American Drama film, Five Easy Pieces, follows the life of Bobby Dupea, an oil rig worker who is estranged from his upper-class family of musicians. When Bobby hears that his father has suffered a stroke, he decides to drive to Washington to visit his family. Released in 1970, the film stars Jack Nicholson and Karen Black in lead roles. Nominated for four Academy Awards and preserved in the National Film Registry, the classic was directed by Bob Rafelson.

Drama | Director: Bob Rafelson

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8. Batman (1989)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 4A billionaire orphan, Bruce Wayne, decides to fight crime and protect his city as he picks up the mantle and transforms into his alter ego, Batman. But he soon comes face-to-face with his greatest enemy, the Joker, a homicidal maniac whose only mission is to wreak havoc in Gotham City. Directed by Tim Burton and released in 1989, the classic superhero action film stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, and Kim Basinger in lead roles.

Action | Director: Tim Burton

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7. The Passenger (1975)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 5Tired of his boring life, a journalist swaps identities with a dead Englishman in hopes of starting anew. However, he soon realizes his mistake when the dead man turns out to be an arms dealer. Director Michelangelo Antonioni manages to impress the critics with his fresh cinematic techniques and minimalist dialogue. Shot in the exotic and mysterious North African desert and released in 1975, the thriller drama stars Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider in lead roles.

Thriller, Drama | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

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6. A Few Good Men (1992)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 6Tom Cruise manages to knock it out of the park with his outstanding performance as Daniel Kaffee in the legal drama, A Few Good Men. When two U.S Marine officers are accused of murder, they claim that they were acting under orders. The task of defending them falls on Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, an unenthusiastic military lawyer who has never seen the inside of a courtroom. Directed by Rob Reiner and released in 1992, the film stars Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in lead roles.

Drama | Director: Rob Reiner

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5. As Good as It Gets (1997)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 7As Good as it Gets follows the lives of Melvin Udail, an antisocial bestselling author, Simon Bishop, a gay artist, and Carol Connelly, a waitress with a very ill son. The heartwarming movie manages to impress the audience with its brilliant screenplay and phenomenal acting. Released in 1997, it stars Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear in lead roles. It was directed by the brilliant James L. Brooks and won two Academy Awards, for Best Actor and Best Actress.

Comedy, Drama | Director: James L. Brooks

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4. Chinatown (1974)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 8A woman hires a private investigator, Jake Gittes, to follow her husband, whom she suspects is cheating. However, the case soon turns dark when the detective finds himself caught in a web of lies, conspiracy, deceit, and murder. Director Roman Polanski mesmerizes the audience with his impeccable screenplay and stunning display of mystery. Released in 1974, the thriller mystery stars Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in lead roles and is definitely worth watching, especially if you’re a Jack Nicholson fan.

Mistery, Thriller | Director: Roman Polanski

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3. The Shining (1980)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 9The Shining follows the story of Jack Torrance, an ambitious writer who agrees to be a hotel caretaker during winters. Things start to unravel when Jack begins to lose his mind and threatens his wife and their son while possessed by a sinister presence that inhibits the hotel. Stanley Kubrick manages to deliver a majestic horror classic with his chilling screenplay and impeccable direction. Released in 1980, the classic psychological horror stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in lead roles.

Horror | Director: Stanley Kubrick

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2. The Departed (2006)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 10Martin Scorsese is no less than a genius when it comes to gangster and crime drama films. Released in 2006, The Departed is an official remake of a 2002 Hong Kong Movie entitled Internal Affairs. The movie is remembered for its star cast that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. The story is about Irish Mob boss Francis Costello who plants Colin Sullivan as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police and how simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William Costigan to infiltrate Costello’s crew.

Crime, Drama | Director: Martin Scorsese

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1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Top 10 Jack Nicholson Movies 11Directed by Miloš Forman, the comedy-drama follows the life of McMurphy, a repeat offender who gets into trouble with the law one more time and is sentenced to imprisonment by the court. To avoid jail, he pleads guilty and is instead transferred to a mental hospital for the criminally insane. Once there, he meets the oppressive nurse Ratched and starts a rebellion against her by rallying up mistreated patients. Released in 1975, the classic and masterpiece stars Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher in lead roles.

Comedy, Drama | Director: Miloš Forman

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