Edward Zwick

Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker and film producer noted for his sprawling war films. He has been described as a "throwback to an earlier era, an extremely cerebral director whose movies consistently feature fully rounded characters, difficult moral issues, and plots that thrive on the ambiguity of authority." Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Zwick, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Courage Under Fire (1996)

Dramatic

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Matt Damon

Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

Blood Diamond (2006)

ViolentAction-packedDramaticEmotional

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Kagiso Kuypers

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Kagiso Kuypers

The Last Samurai (2003)

BeautifulEpicDramaticEmotional

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

The Siege (1998)

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist from his Middle East homeland leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York. An FBI senior agent and his team attempt to locate and decommission the enemy cells, but must also deal with an Army General gone rogue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Annette Bening  •  Bruce Willis  •  Tony Shalhoub

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist from his Middle East homeland leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York. An FBI senior agent and his team attempt to locate and decommission the enemy cells, but must also deal with an Army General gone rogue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Annette Bening  •  Bruce Willis  •  Tony Shalhoub

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Fantastical

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

Special Bulletin (1983)

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to detonate a nuclear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Ed Flanders  •  Kathryn Walker  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Christopher Allport

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to detonate a nuclear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Ed Flanders  •  Kathryn Walker  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Christopher Allport

About Last Night... (1986)

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Rob Lowe  •  Jim Belushi  •  Elizabeth Perkins

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Rob Lowe  •  Jim Belushi  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Paper Dolls (1982)

Pilot for the TV series introduces the mothers of teenage fashion models who market their daughters for a powerful agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Joan Hackett  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Joan Collins  •  Daryl Hannah

Pilot for the TV series introduces the mothers of teenage fashion models who market their daughters for a powerful agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Joan Hackett  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Joan Collins  •  Daryl Hannah

Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)

A documentary looking at the life and career of film director Frank Capra. Hosted by Ron Howard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Robert Altman  •  Frank Capra, Jr.  •  Tom Capra

A documentary looking at the life and career of film director Frank Capra. Hosted by Ron Howard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Robert Altman  •  Frank Capra, Jr.  •  Tom Capra

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Crude

Maggie is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Oliver Platt  •  Hank Azaria

Maggie is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Oliver Platt  •  Hank Azaria

Leaving Normal (1992)

A female buddy story in which Meg Tilly plays a child-like 20-something who has just walked out on her abusive husband. Darly (Christine Lahti) is fleeing a life as a waitress and stripper and is on her way to Alaska to claim a home and family she abandoned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Christine Lahti  •  Meg Tilly  •  Patrika Darbo  •  Lenny Von Dohlen

A female buddy story in which Meg Tilly plays a child-like 20-something who has just walked out on her abusive husband. Darly (Christine Lahti) is fleeing a life as a waitress and stripper and is on her way to Alaska to claim a home and family she abandoned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Christine Lahti  •  Meg Tilly  •  Patrika Darbo  •  Lenny Von Dohlen

Defiance (2008)

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Jamie Bell  •  Mia Wasikowska

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Jamie Bell  •  Mia Wasikowska

Pawn Sacrifice (2015)

EpicGrippingAction-packedReal

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Lily Rabe  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Liev Schreiber

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Lily Rabe  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Liev Schreiber

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Danika Yarosh

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Danika Yarosh

Trial by Fire (2019)

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Emily Meade  •  Laura Dern  •  Jack O'Connell  •  Carlos Gómez

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Emily Meade  •  Laura Dern  •  Jack O'Connell  •  Carlos Gómez

Having It All (1982)

Thera Baylin is a fashion designer with a husband in New York and another one in California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Barry Newman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Melanie Chartoff

Thera Baylin is a fashion designer with a husband in New York and another one in California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Barry Newman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Melanie Chartoff