Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969 in Miami Beach) is an American filmmaker. He directed several music videos and the action comedy Money Talks (1997), before reaching commercial success with the action-comedy Rush Hour (1998), starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, both of whom reunited with Ratner for two sequels.

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After the Sunset (2004)

An FBI agent is suspicious of two master thieves, quietly enjoying their retirement near what may - or may not - be the biggest score of their careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Salma Hayek  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Troy Garity

An FBI agent is suspicious of two master thieves, quietly enjoying their retirement near what may - or may not - be the biggest score of their careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Salma Hayek  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Troy Garity

Money Talks (1997)

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Heather Locklear  •  Paul Sorvino

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Heather Locklear  •  Paul Sorvino

Red Dragon (2002)

ViolentSuspensefulDisturbingDark

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Edward Norton  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Harvey Keitel

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Edward Norton  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Harvey Keitel

Rush Hour (1998)

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Chris Tucker  •  Ken Leung  •  Tom Wilkinson

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Chris Tucker  •  Ken Leung  •  Tom Wilkinson

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Action-packedAdventurous

It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Roselyn Sánchez

It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Roselyn Sánchez

Scarface (1983)

ViolentAction-packedClassicEnjoyable

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

The Family Man (2000)

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Téa Leoni  •  Don Cheadle  •  Saul Rubinek

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Téa Leoni  •  Don Cheadle  •  Saul Rubinek

The N Word (2006)

The film explores the history of the word throughout its inception to present day. Woven into the narrative are poetry, music, and commentary from celebrities about their personal experiences with the word and their viewpoints. Each perspective is unique, as is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Williams
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Bryant Gumbel  •  Michael Irvin

The film explores the history of the word throughout its inception to present day. Woven into the narrative are poetry, music, and commentary from celebrities about their personal experiences with the word and their viewpoints. Each perspective is unique, as is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Williams
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Bryant Gumbel  •  Michael Irvin

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

Black and White (1999)

Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker Sam Donager, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scott Caan  •  Stacy Edwards  •  Allan Houston

Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker Sam Donager, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scott Caan  •  Stacy Edwards  •  Allan Houston

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

Action-packedAdventurous

After a botched assassination attempt, the mismatched duo finds themselves in Paris, struggling to retrieve a precious list of names, as the murderous crime syndicate's henchmen try their best to stop them. Once more, Lee and Carter must fight their way through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow

After a botched assassination attempt, the mismatched duo finds themselves in Paris, struggling to retrieve a precious list of names, as the murderous crime syndicate's henchmen try their best to stop them. Once more, Lee and Carter must fight their way through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Jackie Chan  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Max von Sydow

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

Brainy

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Peter Berg  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Paul Brennan  •  Ralph Nader

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Spurlock
CAST:  Peter Berg  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Paul Brennan  •  Ralph Nader

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

At 89 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on more than one BILLION comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Dougas  •  Nikki Frakes  •  Will Hess
CAST:  Stan Lee  •  Sean Astin  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Michael Chiklis

At 89 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on more than one BILLION comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Dougas  •  Nikki Frakes  •  Will Hess
CAST:  Stan Lee  •  Sean Astin  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Michael Chiklis

Tower Heist (2011)

Thought provokingFast pacedComplexFuturistic

A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty crook Slide to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Casey Affleck  •  Alan Alda

A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty crook Slide to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Casey Affleck  •  Alan Alda

Movie 43 (2013)

Fifteen directors and an all-star cast created this twisted comedy that follows three teens on the hunt for the world's most banned film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Peter Farrelly  •  Brett Ratner  •  Griffin Dunne  •  James Gunn  •  Steven Brill  •  Steve Carr  •  James Duffy  •  Patrik Forsberg  •  Rusty Cundieff  •  Jonathan van Tulleken  •  Will Graham
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Common  •  Charlie Saxton

Fifteen directors and an all-star cast created this twisted comedy that follows three teens on the hunt for the world's most banned film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Peter Farrelly  •  Brett Ratner  •  Griffin Dunne  •  James Gunn  •  Steven Brill  •  Steve Carr  •  James Duffy  •  Patrik Forsberg  •  Rusty Cundieff  •  Jonathan van Tulleken  •  Will Graham
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Common  •  Charlie Saxton

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather - Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Shepard
CAST:  John Cazale  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Robert De Niro

John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather - Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Shepard
CAST:  John Cazale  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Robert De Niro

How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009)

More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video games and philosophy. A journey across the United States, Asia and Europe, takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Webb
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Bruce Lee  •  Donnie Yen  •  Charles Parnell

More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video games and philosophy. A journey across the United States, Asia and Europe, takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Webb
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Bruce Lee  •  Donnie Yen  •  Charles Parnell

Class Act (2006)

Morgan Spurlock, Joe Morley and Heather Winters -- the same group of filmmakers that exposed the greasy truth about fast-food "supersizing" -- team with director Sara Sackner for this eye-opening documentary that looks under the hood of America's public school ...  (more)

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CAST:  Andy García  •  Brett Ratner  •  Adam Jay Epstein  •  Desmond Child

Morgan Spurlock, Joe Morley and Heather Winters -- the same group of filmmakers that exposed the greasy truth about fast-food "supersizing" -- team with director Sara Sackner for this eye-opening documentary that looks under the hood of America's public school ...  (more)

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CAST:  Andy García  •  Brett Ratner  •  Adam Jay Epstein  •  Desmond Child

New York, I Love You (2008)

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, into Tribeca, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akın  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer  •  Jiang Wen
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, into Tribeca, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akın  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer  •  Jiang Wen
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

The Grand (2007)

The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes tournament, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zak Penn
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Werner Herzog  •  Dennis Farina  •  David Cross

The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes tournament, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zak Penn
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Werner Herzog  •  Dennis Farina  •  David Cross
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