Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1945-08-16 (76 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

102 Movies · 29 TV shows

Also Known As: Robert Elmer Balaban

Biography

Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, comedian and director. He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park (2001), in which he also appeared. Balaban's other film roles include the drama Midnight Cowboy (1969); the science fiction films Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Altered States (1980), and 2010 (1984); the Christopher Guest comedies Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006); the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006); and the Wes Anderson films Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and Isle of Dogs (2018).Balaban has directed three feature films, in addition to numerous television episodes and films. He is also an author of children's novels.

Personal Life

Balaban is married to Lynn Grossman; they have two daughters, Mariah and Hazel. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Early Life

Balaban was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Eleanor (née Pottasch) and Elmer Balaban, who owned several movie theatres and later was a pioneer in cable television. His mother acted under the name Eleanor Barry. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Russia to Chicago, while his mother's family was from Germany, Russia, and Romania.His uncles were dominant forces in the theatre business; they founded the Balaban and Katz Theatre circuit in Chicago, a chain which included the Chicago and Uptown Theatres. Balaban's father, Elmer, and uncle, Harry, founded the H & E Balaban Corporation in Chicago, which operated its own movie palaces, including the Esquire Theatre in Chicago. They later owned a powerful group of television stations and cable television franchises. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount Pictures for nearly 30 years from 1936 to 1964. His maternal grandmother's second husband, Sam Katz, was a vice president at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer beginning in 1936. Sam had been an early partner of Bob's uncles Abe, Barney, John, and Max in forming Balaban and Katz. Sam served as president of the Publix theatre division of Paramount Pictures.Balaban began his college career at Colgate University where he joined Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and then transferred to New York University. He studied acting at HB Studio under Uta Hagen

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
How Moving

How Moving

2021
They moved in with each other. On top of the expected challenges of move-in day, they're faced with a practical one that puts their relationship to the test.
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The Chair

The Chair

2021
At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the high expectations of a failing English department.
The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch

2021
An artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef are three of the best stories from the last decade.

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle

2019
A documentary about the life of Carl Laemmle, early cinema pioneer and founder of Universal Studios, documenting his life in Hollywood and his efforts in the 1930s to save Jewish families in Nazi Germ...
TV
The Politician

The Politician

5
2019
He knows that he's going to be president. He will have to navigate high school.

2018.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
An L.A. Minute

An L.A. Minute

2018
Best-selling author Ted Gold faces a moral dilemma when Velocity, an avant-garde performance artist and the living embodiment of integrity, rocks his 1% world.
Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

6.18
2018
The mayor of a Japanese city will ban all dogs from an island that's a garbage dump because of an outbreak of canine flu. The misfits must embark on an epic journey when a boy arrives on the island to...
TV
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

2018
Explore the evolution of sci-fi from its beginnings as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon we know today. Each episode introduces one of the "Big Questions" ...
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

6
2018
When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
TV
Condor

Condor

6.45
2018
When Joe Turner learns that the CIA has been using a program he developed to spy on American citizens, he is tested to see if he is still a good analyst. Three days of condor were political thrillers....

2017.

2 Movies
Wormwood

Wormwood

2017
In this genre-bending tale, Errol Morris explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist entangled in a secret Cold War program known as MK-Ultra.
Spielberg

Spielberg

2017
Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential film directors of all time.

2016.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

2016
New York is where Eva Hesse's art was created. She was reacting to something. In addition to a chaotic 1930s Germany, Hesse had a complicated personal life that included illness and the immigrant cult...
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

3
2016
An elderly author lives in a haunted house and a young nurse takes care of her.
Mascots

Mascots

6
2016
The contestants are vying for the title of World's Best Mascot.
Starring Austin Pendleton

Starring Austin Pendleton

2016
A quirky and inspirational documentary film on the philosophical approach to the life and work of character actor, Austin Pendleton.
Mike Nichols: An American Master

Mike Nichols: An American Master

2016
He talks about his life and career as a performer and director.
TV
Graves

Graves

6.83
2016
After leaving the White House 25 years ago, former President Richard Graves embarked on a quest to right the wrongs of his administration. As his enlightenment took place, Margaret Graves decided it w...

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

2015
Franois Truffaut wrote the book "Hitchcock/Truffaut" in 1966.
Everything Is Copy

Everything Is Copy

2015
Jacob Bernstein's film is a tribute to his mother, who was the daughter of a screenwriter and a novelist. Her words, her memories, her scenes from her movies, and her own presence come alive in the mo...
TV
Show Me a Hero

Show Me a Hero

6
2015
When federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office during the worst crisis in the city's history.

2014.

3 Movies
The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

7.13
2014
The concierge at a famous European hotel during the wars befriended a young employee who became his trusted aide. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the bat...
The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

4
2014
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, an...
We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss

We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss

2014
Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss....

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

2013
The Supreme Court battle of Muhammad Ali was behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a cont...
TV
Alpha House

Alpha House

6
2013
There are four Republican senators in D.C. House rental, re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties all have a sense of humor.
Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo

2013
As a way of making money, Fioravante decided to become a professional Don Juan. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in love and money.

2012.

5 Movies
Do You Like to Read?

Do You Like to Read?

6
2012
The librarian of the town of New Penzance introduces six animated segments illustrating Suzy's favorite books.
Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

7.16
2012
In the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom was set on an island off the coast of New England and tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together. The p...
Girl Most Likely

Girl Most Likely

2012
A failed New York playwright ends up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother after trying to kill herself in an attempt to win back her ex.
Thin Ice

Thin Ice

2012
A dishonest insurance salesman's life spirals out of control during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin.
Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance

Moonrise Kingdom: Welcome to the Island of New Penzance

2012
Narrator Bob Balaban profiles some people. There are some lovely behind-the-scenes clips here.

2011.

1 Movie
The Five Stages of Grief

The Five Stages of Grief

2011
Daniel's father died yesterday. He seems to be totally fine. Luckily his friends can teach him to be miserable.

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
F--k

F--k

2010
People will do anything to find a location.
Howl

Howl

2010
It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Gin...
TV
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood

2010
From the invention of the first moving pictures to the revolutionary films of the 1960s, each of the installments focuses on a different era of American movie history.

2009.

2 Movies
Rage

Rage

2009
A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. During a week in which an accident on the ru...
Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

2009
A biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband.

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Windmill Movie

The Windmill Movie

2008
Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers wanted to make a documentary about his life. He died in 2001 and his widow commissioned Alexander Olch to make a film out of the pieces. The film weaves Rogers' footage int...
Recount

Recount

2008
The election of the U.S. took place in 2000. A recount in the state of Florida would add "hanging chad" to every American's vocabulary.
TV
Swingtown

Swingtown

2008
This period and relationship drama takes viewers back to the 1970s for a look at suburban households testing the waters of sexual revolution following swingers throughout open marriages, "key parties"...

2007.

4 Movies
Prince of the City: The Real Story

Prince of the City: The Real Story

2007
There is a true story behind the Prince of the City.
No Reservations

No Reservations

2007
Kate is a master chef who runs her life and kitchen with intimidating intensity. A recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece and crosses with the sous-ch...
License to Wed

License to Wed

9
2007
Newlyweds Ben and Sadie can't wait to start their life together and live happily ever after. Reverend Frank of the family church won't bless their union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marri...
Dedication

Dedication

2007
A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend passes away Sometimes you have to ...

2006.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Lady in the Water

Lady in the Water

5
2006
Cleveland Heep rescues a young woman from the pool that he maintains. He works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world when he discov...
Controversy and Acclaim: The Timelessness of a Groundbreaking Film

Controversy and Acclaim: The Timelessness of a Groundbreaking Film

2006
The movie "Midnight Cowboy" won an Oscar for feature film.
For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

2006
Three actors learn that their performances in the film " Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
The Exonerated

The Exonerated

2006
People tell their stories about how they were wrongly sentenced to death.
TV
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

2006
Twothirty-something women's willful ignorance, fleeting confidence, poor judgement and self-loathing constantly get in the way of their success.
Bernard and Doris

Bernard and Doris

2006
Sympathetic look is based on the relationship between a tobacco heiress and her butler. The Duke fired her butler for serving a cantaloupe chilled and the agency sent the household staff to Liz Taylor...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Hopeless Pictures

Hopeless Pictures

2005
Hopeless Pictures is an American animated comedy series starring the voice of Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, Seinfeld guest actor Bob Balaban, and produced and broadcast by the IFC. The cartoon follows ...
Capote

Capote

3.75
2005
In Cold Blood is a non-fiction book written by Truman Capote.

2004.

1 Movie
Marie and Bruce

Marie and Bruce

2004
A day in the life of a couple. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation becomes a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate a...

2003.

1 Movie
A Mighty Wind

A Mighty Wind

1
2003
In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their for...

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Making of 'Gosford Park'

The Making of 'Gosford Park'

2002
A documentary giving film fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Robert Altman's film about a murder at an English country estate. Interviews with the cast and crew, who relate some of their e...
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

2002
A 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone, with actor Forest Whittaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host.
The Tuxedo

The Tuxedo

5
2002
There is only one rule when you work for Clark Devlin, and that is never touch his prized tuxedo. When Jimmy puts on the tuxedo, he discovers that the suit may be more black belt than black tie. Jimmy...

2001.

6 Movies
Gosford Park

Gosford Park

8
2001
In 1930's England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. Each one of these characters becomes a suspect when a murder occurs.
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

2001
A film about the making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.
The Mexican

The Mexican

1
2001
The first ultimatum is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican". Or be affected by the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend. Jer...
Plan B

Plan B

2001
A woman who believes she killed three mobsters was promoted by her boss to be a hitman.
The Majestic

The Majestic

2001
In 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long- lost son.
Ghost World

Ghost World

7.5
2001
Two girls are trying to figure out what to do with their lives after high school. After they play a prank on a middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls...

2000.

2 Movies
Tex, the Passive/Aggressive Gunslinger

Tex, the Passive/Aggressive Gunslinger

2000
The legend of Tex, who never lost a gunfight.
Best in Show

Best in Show

5
2000
The scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives. The owners of the dog...

1999.

5 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
TV
Now and Again

Now and Again

5.67
1999
In the US, CBS aired Now and Again from 1999 to 2000. The story is about the United States government engineering the perfect human body for use in espionage, but not being able to perfect the brain. ...
Three to Tango

Three to Tango

1999
Oscar and Peter were chosen to compete for the design of a cultural center by a Chicago tycoon. The tycoon thinks Oscar is gay and has a spy for him. Oscar fell in love with Amy after he went along wi...
Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar

1999
In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out. While waiting for the German Kommondant, he heard a radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. There...
Swing Vote

Swing Vote

1999
A newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice needs to resolve a controversial moral and legal dilemma with his tie-breaking decision which could have serious implications on his own family's harmony.
Cradle Will Rock

Cradle Will Rock

1999
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
TV
Strangers with Candy

Strangers with Candy

6
1999
"Strangers with Candy" is a show on Comedy Central. The final seasons aired in 1999. Sundays at 10:00 p.m. The show was ranked one of the top cult shows of all time by TV Guide.
The Monster Hunter

The Monster Hunter

1999
People in a small town react strangely when a serial killer shows up.

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

1998
The widow's deep grief helps to awaken her husband's ghost after he died jogging in the park. The ghost wants her to take her own life. While the young woman is making up her mind about suicide, her h...
TV
LateLine

LateLine

1998
LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken,...

1997.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

1997
The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from sto...
Conversation with the Beast

Conversation with the Beast

1997
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TV
Oz

Oz

5.88
1997
The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where in groups of Muslims, Latinos, Italians, and Aryans stick close to their friends and enem...
The Definite Maybe

The Definite Maybe

1997
Eric was kicked out of his apartment when he was fired. His best friend shows up. From the Peace Corps, he goes to the swank for Easter weekend in search of betterment and understanding. They confront...
Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry

6
1997
This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes c...
Clockwatchers

Clockwatchers

1997
The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.

1996.

3 Movies
The Late Shift

The Late Shift

1996
David Letterman is competing with Jay Leno and his manager to be the next "Tonight Show" host.
Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

1996
Pie in the Sky is a 1996 American romantic comedy film about a young man obsessed with traffic and falling in love with an avant-garde dancer.
Waiting for Guffman

Waiting for Guffman

6.55
1996
There is a street called Corky St. In Missouri, she is a director, actor and dancer. The house is going to be brought down in Broadway style when it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

1995.

1 TV show
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Legend

Legend

1995
Legend is a science fiction Western television show that ran on UPN from April 18, 1995 until August 22, 1995, with one final re-airing of the pilot on July 3, 1996. It was Richard Dean Anderson's fir...

1994.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Friends

Friends

6.6
1994
The mis adventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
The Last Good Time

The Last Good Time

1994
A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

6.5
1994
Robbins' 40th birthday is when he returns home. He is going to celebrate his birthday with his wife. Curly's father lived in the desert of Arizona.
Greedy

Greedy

8
1994
Meet the McTeagues. They came to claim a piece of their uncle's will.

1993.

3 Movies
Amos & Andrew

Amos & Andrew

1993
The police mistake a successful black writer for a criminal when he buys a vacation home in New England. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realized his mistake and offered a th...
For Love or Money

For Love or Money

6
1993
New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself, but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agreed to help Christian hide his af...
My Boyfriend's Back

My Boyfriend's Back

1993
Johnny Dingle has been in love with the most beautiful girl in school, Missy McCloud. Johnny was killed trying to win her over, but he came back from the dead and won her heart.

1992.

1 Movie
Bob Roberts

Bob Roberts

2
1992
A documentary about a candidate. Tim Robbins directed the Senate. Bob Roberts has tunes that protest welfare chiselers. Robbins gives insight into how candidates manipulate the media.

1991.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Eerie, Indiana

Eerie, Indiana

6
1991
Eerie, Indiana was on NBC from 1991 to 1992. The nineteen episodes had a creative consultant named Joe Dante. The Disney Channel aired the final episode. The show gained a cult following when it aired...
Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate

1991
Dede is the sole parent of Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that he has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by peop...

1990.

2 Movies
The Face of Fear

The Face of Fear

1990
Graham Harris was once one of the world's foremost mountain climbers, until a fall five years earlier left him without a leg, a fear of heights, and a frightening psychic ability in which he can see m...
Alice

Alice

4
1990
Alice Tate, a mother of two with a marriage of 16 years, is falling in love with a sax player. She has a backache. Her problems were not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Alice's pow...

1989.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Funny

Funny

1989
People are asked to tell their favorite jokes.
Parents

Parents

1989
A young boy is living in a 1950s suburbanite home. His frightening nightmares and continued uneasiness with his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburge...
TV
The Simpsons

The Simpsons

6.23
1989
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
Dead Bang

Dead Bang

1989
Beck is looking for the murderer of the police officer. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack even more ...
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.

1987.

2 Movies
Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread

Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread

1987
Penn Jillette and Teller are called upon to display their unique brand of humor to save civilization from strange extraterrestrial beings who have invaded Earth and who, disgruntled and bored with the...
End of the Line

End of the Line

1987
Employees are on their way to corporate headquarters when a railway closes.

1985.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Stephen King's Golden Tales

Stephen King's Golden Tales

1985
Vampires, strange objects and sinister humor are included in a collection of horror stories. The five tales were strung together as a video feature and were all taken from the Tales from the Darkside ...
TV
Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

5.33
1985
The anthology series was presented by Steven Spielberg with guest appearances by many famous actors, actresses and directors.
Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

1985
The '80s horror anthology TV series "Tales From The Darkside" can be found on the VHS market.

1984.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
In Our Hands

In Our Hands

1984
One million people. The nuclear arms race needs to be stopped. The police were on the side of the marchers on the largest peace demonstration in history.
2010

2010

5.39
1984
While planet Earth teeters on the verge of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft an...
TV
Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

5.38
1984
George A created Tales from the Darkside. Each episode had a plot twist. The series' episodes ranged from horror, science fiction, and fantasy to black comedy and more lighthearted themes.
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...

1983.

1 Movie
The Brass Ring

The Brass Ring

1983
A mother afflicted with depression comes into conflict with own mother and children when she refuses to seek professional health care.

1981.

3 Movies
Absence of Malice

Absence of Malice

4
1981
Megan Carter is a reporter who was tricked into reporting an untrue story about Michael Gallagher. He has an alibi for the time his crime was committed. Carter is forced to face up to her responsibili...
Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

1981
Ken Harrison is an artist. He was paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident. All he can do is talk. He befriends some of the staff in the hospital and they support him when he goes to trial to be...
Prince of the City

Prince of the City

1981
The United States Department of Justice will help eliminate corruption in the police department if Daniel Ciello doesn't have to turn in any friends. Ciello discovered a conspiracy within the force to...

1980.

1 Movie
Altered States

Altered States

4.33
1980
The frontiers of consciousness are explored by a research scientist. He explores altered states of consciousness using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic combinations from native American shamans....

1978.

1 Movie
Girlfriends

Girlfriends

1978
A photographer and her best friend are living together. She has small- change jobs. She had to learn how to live alone after her roommate left.

1977.

1 Movie
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

6.02
1977
A line worker feels drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen after having an encounter with ufologists.

1975.

1 Movie
Report to the Commissioner

Report to the Commissioner

1975
The live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson is a police officer. Detective Bo Lockley was told to find her, not knowing she was also a cop.

1974.

1 Movie
Bank Shot

Bank Shot

1974
A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built looks like an easy target to break into. Wouldn't it be better to steal the whole bank and rob it in a safer location?

1972.

1 TV show
TV
Maude

Maude

6
1972
The prototypical feminist of her generation is well-educated and middle class. She lives in New York with her fourth husband, Walter, their divorced daughter, Carol, and grandson Phillip.

1971.

2 Movies
Making It

Making It

1971
In this coming of age comedy, a cocky high school student thinks nothing of using the people around him to satisfy his self-centered needs, until someone in his life gets pregnant.
Marriage: Year One

Marriage: Year One

1971
A medical student married a millionaire's daughter and insists they live on his money.

1970.

2 Movies
The Strawberry Statement

The Strawberry Statement

1970
Simon, a student at a fictional university in San Francisco, is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman in his dormitory roommate's bed. Simon wanted his room...
Catch-22

Catch-22

1.5
1970
The bombardier tried to escape the insanity of the war. Sometimes insanity is the only sane way to deal with crazy situations.

1969.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
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Room 222

Room 222

6
1969
Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969 until January 11, 1974. The show was br...
Me, Natalie

Me, Natalie

1969
Natalie Miller has always thought she was ugly. Natalie has never believed that she will grow up to be pretty despite her mother's encouragement. She got a job at the Topless Bottom Club after renting...
Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

6.4
1969
Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas who wants to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fanta...

1968.

1 TV show
TV
The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad

6
1968
The Mod Squad ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It had Michael Cole as Pete Cochren, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer. The counter-cultu...

1965.

1 TV show
TV
Hank

Hank

1965
Hank is an American situation comedy which is an early example of a program with a true series finale, in which the underlying premise of the series reaches a natural conclusion with its final episode...
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