Search results for "Robert Zemeckis"


The Polar Express (2004) RT 55% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Nov 2005

This is the story of a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Jeter  •  Chris Coppola  •  Eddie Deezen

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) RT 97% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 1999

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Crime • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

Back to the Future (1985) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Lea Thompson  •  Crispin Glover

Back to the Future Part II (1989) RT 63% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Lea Thompson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Back to the Future Part III (1990) RT 74% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 2002

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking up Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Thomas F. Wilson

Forrest Gump (1994) RT 72% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Sally Field  •  Robin Wright  •  Mykelti Williamson

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Valentine  •  Daryl Sabara

Cast Away (2000) RT 90% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Helen Hunt  •  Chris Noth  •  Paul Sanchez

Flight (2012)

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Don Cheadle  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Kelly Reilly

Beowulf (2007) RT 71% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Feb 2007

An epic tale concerning a 6th-century Scandinavian warrior named Beowulf and his mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Robin Wright




What Lies Beneath (2000) RT 46% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jan 2001

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Diana Scarwid  •  James Remar

Contact (1997) RT 62% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Death Becomes Her (1992) RT 48% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Bruce Willis  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Isabella Rossellini

Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

The foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush introduces three adventure tales based on the EC comics of the 1950's. A 1992 star-studded made-for-tv film which was an attempt ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis  •  Richard Donner  •  Tom Holland
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  William Sadler  •  David Morse  •  Kirk Douglas

Romancing the Stone (1984) RT 87% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Used Cars (1980)

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Jack Warden  •  Frank McRae  •  Gerrit Graham

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) RT 83% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Sep 2004

If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Nancy Allen  •  Bobby Di Cicco  •  Wendie Jo Sperber  •  Susan Kendall Newman

The Walk (2015) RT 84% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2016

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Charlotte Lebon  •  Ben Schwartz

Milius (2013) RT 94% / Audience 88%

The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Joey Figueroa  •  Zak Knutson
CAST:  John Milius  •  Steven Spielberg  •  George Lucas  •  Harrison Ford

Persistence Of Vision (2012) RT 83% / Audience 100%

It was to be the greatest animated film of all time. Not just an eye-opener, but a game-changer. Richard Williams demanded nothing less, investing nearly three decades into ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Kevin Schreck
CAST:  Richard Williams  •  Omar Ali-Shah  •  Charles Fleischer  •  Robin Williams