James Mangold

James Mangold (born December 16, 1963) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for the films Cop Land (1997), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), The Wolverine (2013) and Logan (2017), the last of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He then directed and produced the sports drama film Ford v Ferrari (2019), which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Identity (2003)

DarkFast pacedViolentThought provoking

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Kate & Leopold (2001)

RomanticCharmingDramaticFantastical

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spends with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Breckin Meyer

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spends with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Breckin Meyer

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Vanessa Redgrave

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Vanessa Redgrave

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the courage to let her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Christina Applegate  •  Selma Blair  •  Thomas Jane

Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the courage to let her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Christina Applegate  •  Selma Blair  •  Thomas Jane

Walk the Line (2005)

UpliftingRomanticEmotionalMusical

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Ginnifer Goodwin  •  Robert Patrick

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Ginnifer Goodwin  •  Robert Patrick

Heavy (1995)

Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a new waitress and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Pruitt Taylor Vince  •  Shelley Winters  •  Liv Tyler  •  Debbie Harry

Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a new waitress and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Pruitt Taylor Vince  •  Shelley Winters  •  Liv Tyler  •  Debbie Harry

The Wolverine (2013)

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Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Tao Okamoto  •  Rila Fukushima  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Tao Okamoto  •  Rila Fukushima  •  Hiroyuki Sanada

Knight and Day (2010)

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A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Maggie Grace

A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Maggie Grace

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Christian Bale  •  Logan Lerman  •  Dallas Roberts

In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Christian Bale  •  Logan Lerman  •  Dallas Roberts

Logan (2017)

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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Dafne Keen  •  Boyd Holbrook

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Dafne Keen  •  Boyd Holbrook

The Force

A corrupt cop in the NYPD, who is beginning to get squeezed by the Feds, has to decide whether or not to betray his friends, family, and job, while racial tensions increase to a fever pitch in the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Matt Damon

A corrupt cop in the NYPD, who is beginning to get squeezed by the Feds, has to decide whether or not to betray his friends, family, and job, while racial tensions increase to a fever pitch in the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Matt Damon

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

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American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Matt Damon  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Tracy Letts

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Matt Damon  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Tracy Letts

At Sundance (1995)

A group portrait of filmmakers attend the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring Matthew Harrison, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Todd Haynes, Greg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Atom Egoyan, James Gray, Robert Redford, Haskell Wexler, among many others. Co-directed by Amy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda  •  Amy Hobby
CAST:  Michael Almereyda  •  Robert Redford  •  Matthew Harrison  •  James Mangold

A group portrait of filmmakers attend the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring Matthew Harrison, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Todd Haynes, Greg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Atom Egoyan, James Gray, Robert Redford, Haskell Wexler, among many others. Co-directed by Amy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda  •  Amy Hobby
CAST:  Michael Almereyda  •  Robert Redford  •  Matthew Harrison  •  James Mangold

Turning Like Clockwork (2011)

A look back on A Clockwork Orange  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  James Mangold  •  Oliver Stone  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Malcolm McDowell

A look back on A Clockwork Orange  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  James Mangold  •  Oliver Stone  •  Paul Greengrass  •  Malcolm McDowell

Clint Eastwood's West (2011)

An entertaining look at Clint Eastwood's storied career as a Western icon and filmmaker, featuring interviews with Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Frank Darabont, John Lee Hancock and many more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Philip Terrence  •  Clint Eastwood  •  James Mangold  •  Christopher Frayling

An entertaining look at Clint Eastwood's storied career as a Western icon and filmmaker, featuring interviews with Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Frank Darabont, John Lee Hancock and many more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Philip Terrence  •  Clint Eastwood  •  James Mangold  •  Christopher Frayling

The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin (2013)

A nice exploration of the samurai-ninja aspect of the story, including its roots in the actual Marvel comic books. There are the requisite interviews with the principal cast and crew along with copious clips from the film as well as some behind the scenes footage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Chris Claremont  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Famke Janssen

A nice exploration of the samurai-ninja aspect of the story, including its roots in the actual Marvel comic books. There are the requisite interviews with the principal cast and crew along with copious clips from the film as well as some behind the scenes footage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Chris Claremont  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Famke Janssen

Indiana Jones 5 (2023)

Fifth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Phoebe Waller-Bridge  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Boyd Holbrook

Fifth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Phoebe Waller-Bridge  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Boyd Holbrook

Going Electric

Follow Dylan as he rises in fame on his way to become a folk music icon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Timothée Chalamet

Follow Dylan as he rises in fame on his way to become a folk music icon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Timothée Chalamet

Making Logan (2017)

This six-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, which at least give fans the opportunity to clarify that Dafne Keen is not the devil child she appears to be in the film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Len Ciccotello
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  James Mangold  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Scott Frank

This six-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, which at least give fans the opportunity to clarify that Dafne Keen is not the devil child she appears to be in the film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Len Ciccotello
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  James Mangold  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Scott Frank
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