|Blue Velvet 1986 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell, Priscilla Pointer, Frances Bay, Brad Dourif, George Dickerson, Jack Harvey, Ken Stovitz, Jack Nance, J. Michael Hunter, Dick Green
This film begins with the discovery of a human ear in a deserted field. The police have no leads, but two young people, Jeffrey Beaumont and Sandy Williams (Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern), become involved when they decide to investigate cabaret singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini). An Oscar nomination was received for Best Director.
|Citizen Ruth 1996 R, 102 min.|
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place, Kelly Preston, M.C. Gainey, Marilyn Tipp, Tippi Hedren, Burt Reynolds, Diane Ladd
When pregnant Ruth (Laura Dern), a glue-sniffer, is ordered by the court to either abort her fetus or be charged with fetus endangerment, abortion rights activists step into the fray.
|Daddy and Them 2001 R, 101 min.|
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Jim Varney, Jeff Bailey, Andy Griffith, Brenda Blethyn, Tuesday Knight, Kelly Preston, Sandra Seacat, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Affleck
There are plenty of oddball, red-neck characters in Billy Bob Thornton's follow-up to his highly successful "Sling Blade." The dysfunctional family of Claude (Thornton) comes together in support of Uncle Hazel (Jim Varney) who is accused of murder. But before long, the family groups are warring with each other.
|Dr. T and the Women 2000 R, 122 min.|
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy
Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." (Richard Gere) is a Dallas gynecologist surrounded by women–kooky wife and daughters, wealthy patients, devoted clinic staff. When his wife (Farrah Fawcett) is institutionalized with little hope for recovery, Dr.T. is drawn to the new golf pro, Bree (Helen Hunt). When Bree, unlike the other women in his life, doesn't want a man who worships her and fulfills her every dream, Dr. T. heads straight into a midlife crisis.
|Fallen Angels, Volume 1 1993 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Tom Cruise
Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, Alan Rickman, Diane Lane, James Woods, Tim Matheson, Peter Gallagher, Gary Busey
This is the first part of a two-part anthology series based on 1940s' literature. All three stories are set in Los Angeles during the World War II era of tough, hard-living characters. In this part of the series, Tom Cruise makes his directorial debut in "The Fighting Frammis." Other stories are "Since I Don't Have You" and "Murder Obliquely."
|Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 PG-13, 125 min.|
Director: Roland Joffe
Cast: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, Natasha Richardson, John C. McGinley, Ron Frazier, Del Close, John Considine, Ron Vawter, Michael Brockman, Allan Corduner, Joe D'Angerio, Jon DeVries
This is the story of the building of the atomic bomb and the interplay between military and science to achieve success.
|Focus 2001 PG-13, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Neal Slavin
Cast: William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer, Meat Loaf, Kay Hewtrey, Michael Copeman, Kenneth Welsh, Joseph Ziegler, Arlene Meadows, Peter Oldring, Robert McCarrol, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Kevin Jubinville, B.J. McQueen, Conrad Bergschneider
Based on Arthur Miller's novel, this story is set during World War II and depicts the precarious position Lawrence Newman (William H. Macy) finds himself in because he physically resembles a Jew. Lawrence tries to ignore the warnings, but he has problems with anti-Semitism at work and in his anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighborhood. When Lawrence marries Gertrude Hart (Laura Dern), the neighbors suspect that they are both Jewish, and Lawrence and Gertrude find themselves in real danger.
|Foxes 1980 R, 106 min.|
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, Kandice Stroh, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, Lois Smith, Laura Dern, Roger Bowen, Adam Faith, Sloan Roberts, Jill Barrie Bogart, Wayne Storm, Mary Margaret Lewis
Four girls–Jeanie (Jodie Foster), Annie (Cherie Currie), Madge (Marilyn Kagan), and Deirdre (Kandice Stroh)–grow up in the San Fernando Valley and have more than their share of problems with sex, drugs, and alcohol. When they throw a party, matters get out of hand, and Annie is hospitalized. She escapes from the hospital, and, now, Jeanie is determined to find her.
|Happy Endings 2005 R, 128 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Don Roos
Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, David Sutcliffe, Sarah Clarke, Laura Dern, Hallee Hirsh, Eric Jungmann
Ten stories intertwine over a period of 20 years, and the result is an entertaining film.
|I Am Sam 2001 PG-13, 130 min.|
Director: Jessie Nelson
Cast: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Doug Hutchison, Stanley DeSantis, Brad Silverman, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff, Laura Dern, Kit McDonough
Sam (Sean Penn)–a mentally challenged father who has the intellectual ability of a seven year old–runs into legal problems when his daughter (Dakota Fanning) enters school. But there is hope: a high-strung lawyer (Michelle Pfeiffer) comes to Sam's aid despite the efforts of the prosecuting attorney (Richard Schiff). Sean Penn received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
|Inland Empire 2006 R, 179 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Mystery
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Peter J. Lucas, Karolina Gruszka, Jan Hencz, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Grace Zabriskie, Diane Ladd, Julia Ormond, Ian Abercrombie, Karen Baird, Bellina Logan, Amanda Foreman
Hollywood movie star Nikki Grace (Laura Dern) takes on the role of Susan Blue in the film "On High in Blue," directed by Kingsley Stewart (Jeremy Irons). Later, she and her co-star Devon Berk (Justin Theroux) learn that when an earlier Polish version of the story was being filmed, a gypsy curse led to both of the lead players being murdered, but they continue on with the project. A bad decision as they lose their grasps on reality, and their lives spiral downhill into a nightmare.
|Jurassic Park 1993 PG-13, 126 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, B.D. Wong, Joseph Mazzello, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Ariana Richards, Miguel Sandoval, Cameron Thor, Christopher John Fields, Gerald R. Molen
Millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) is ready to open a dinosaur theme park where scientists have used DNA from extinct dinosaurs to create present-day clones. Hammond invites dinosaur experts Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), along with scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Hammond's grandchildren Lex and Joe (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello) to preview the park prior to its opening. While they are touring the park, the security system is broken into, and the man-eating dinosaurs break free turning their delightful day at the park into just the opposite. Plenty of action and thrills with Oscar-winning visual and sound effects.
|Jurassic Park III 2001 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Tea Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter, John Diehl, Bruce A. Young, Laura Dern, Taylor Nichols, Mark Harelik, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Sarah Danielle Madison, Blake Michael Bryan, Linda Park
Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) succumbs to an offer he can't resist from Paul (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Tea Leoni) who want him to be their guide on the remote Isla Sorna where they plan to spend their anniversary watching dinosaurs. But once they land (crash-land!) on the island, Grant learns that all is not what it seems. This is no anniversary party; instead, the Kirbys reveal that they are searching for their son, Eric (Trevor Morgan), who is missing after parasailing over the island. Once again, it is humans vs. Raptors, Pterodactyls, and a giant Spinosaurus.
|Lonely Hearts 2006 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Todd Robinson
Cast: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Laura Dern, Michael Gaston, Bruce MacVittie, Dan Byrd, Andrew Wheeler, Alice Krige, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Doman, Bailee Madison
Based on the "Lonely Hearts Killers" crimes, which were committed in the 1940s, this film shows how New York detectives–Elmer C. Robinson (John Travolta), who was obsessed with the murders, and his partner Charles Hildebrandt (James Gandolfini)–tracked down Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto) and Martha Beck (Salma Hayek). Their scam was to swindle elderly women out of their money and then murder them to destroy any evidence. Fernandez and Beck were finally arrested, confessed to 12 of their murders, and were electrocuted the same day at Sing Sing prison in 1951.
|Mask 1985 PG-13, 120 min.|
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Cast: Eric Stoltz, Cher, Sam Elliott, Estelle Getty, Richard Dysart, Laura Dern, Micole Mercurio, Harry Carey Jr., Dennis Burkley, Ben Piazza, Wayne Grace, Lawrence Monoson, L. Craig King, Alexandra Powers, Kelly Jo Minter
Based on a true story, this heartwarming tale relates the ordeals of teenager Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz) who has the disfiguring disease, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, that has doubled his head size. Rocky keeps a good attitude, and his mother Rusty (Cher) fights for Rocky's rights, but she turns to drugs to ease the pressures she endures when dealing with Rocky's problems. Undaunted, Rocky gets his own life in order and then works to keep Rusty away from her drugs.
|Novocaine 2001 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: David Atkins
Cast: Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Elias Koteas, Scott Caan, Keith David, Lynne Thigpen, Chelcie Ross, Polly Noonan, JoBe Cerny, Kevin Bacon
Successful dentist Frank Sangster (Steve Martin) is enjoying a well-ordered life–engaged to his very capable dental hygienist, Jean (Laura Dern), and planning to live out a normal life. Enter Susan (Helena Bonham Carter) into the picture. Susan arrives for a root canal, and, before it is all over, Frank is up to his eye teeth in sex, narcotics thefts, and murder.
|October Sky 1999 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg, Natalie Canerday, Scott Miles, Randy Stripling, Chris Ellis
"October Sky" is the true story of Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal). Born in a West Virginia coal-mining town, Homer was ready to follow his father into the mines UNTIL the Russians launched Sputnik on 5 October 1957. That single event redirected Homer's future as, undaunted by his mine-superintendent father's (Chris Cooper) reticence, he entered the space age to become a NASA engineer.
|A Perfect World 1993 PG-13, 137 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Kevin Costner, Laura Dern, Clint Eastwood, T.J. Lowther, Keith Szarabajka, Bruce McGill, Leo Burmester, Bradley Whitford, Ray McKinnon, Jennifer Griffin, Paul Hewitt, Darryl Cox, Jay Whiteaker, Taylor Suzanna McBride, James Jeter
It is Halloween, but eight-year-old Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) is staying home because his family's religion forbids celebrating the holiday. Prison escapees Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner) and Terry Pugh (Keith Szarabajka) come into Phillip's home and take him hostage. After Terry tries to molest Phillip, Butch dumps him but continues on his trek with Phillip, and the two form a bond. As Butch tries to elude the law, police Chief Red Garnett (Clint Eastwood) and criminologist Sally Gerber (Laura Dern) are on his trail, and a final confrontation is a certainty.
|The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005 PG-13, 99 min.|
Director: Jane Anderson
Cast: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Trevor Morgan, Ellary Porterfield, Simon Reynolds, Monte Gagne, Robert Clark, Michael Seater, Erik Knudsen
1950s' parents–Evelyn and Kelly (Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson)–are trying to raise 10 children but just cannot seem to make financial ends meet–until Evelyn starts writing advertising jingles that pay for the family's needs.
|Rambling Rose 1991 R, 112 min.|
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Laura Dern, Lukas Haas, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, John Heard, Kevin Conway, Robert John Burke, Lisa Jakub, Evan Lockwood, Matthew Sutherland, D. Anthony Pender, David E. Scarborough, Robin Dale Robertson, General Fermon Judd Jr., Richard K. Olsen
Rose (Laura Dern) moves in with a Southern family to take care of their children. "Daddy" (Robert Duvall) is not prepared for the temptations of Rose, but "Mother" (Diane Ladd) protects and loves her despite a scandal. Dern received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and Ladd was nominated for Supporting Actress.
|Smooth Talk 1985 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Joyce Chopra
Cast: Laura Dern, Treat Williams, Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Berridge, Levon Helm, Sarah Inglis, Margaret Welch, William Ragsdale, Geoff Hoyle, David Berridge, Cab Covay, Michael French, Joy Carlin, Mark McKay, Carl Mueller
A girl coming of age and maturing into a woman is skillfully portrayed by Laura Dern in this touching story. Her mother (Mary Kay Place) must live and put up with all the problems associated with being the mother of a teenager.
|The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1989 TV, 55 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Cast: Anthony Andrews, George Murdock, Laura Dern, Nicholas Guest, Denholm Elliott, Gregory Cooke, I.M. Hobson, Lisa Langlois, Mary Kohnert, Elizabeth Gacen, Rue McClanahan, Heather Halley
In this version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, the change of Dr. Jekyll (Anthony Andrews) into the evil Mr. Hyde (Anthony Andrews) is performed from the psychological perspective with a drastic personality change as the focus.
|Teachers 1984 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Arthur Hill
Cast: Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio, Allen Garfield, Lee Grant, Richard Mulligan, Royal Dano, Zohra Lampert, Morgan Freeman, William Schallert, Art Metrano, Laura Dern, Crispin Glover
Alex (Nick Nolte) is a burned-out high-school teacher who is fed up with wimpy principal Horn (William Schallert) and arrogant vice-principal Roger (Judd Hirsch). Now, a recent graduate sues the school because he remains illiterate, and Alex's efforts to change school policies throw him into a conflict with school superintendent Dr. Burke (Lee Grant). Lots of subplots make up this story–including Alex's love interest: an attractive lawyer, Lisa (JoBeth Williams).
|We Don't Live Here Anymore 2004 R, 104 min.|
Director: John Curran
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause, Naomi Watts, Sam Charles, Haili Page, Jennifer Bishop, Jennifer Mawhinney, Amber Rothwell, Jim Francis
In this negative view on marriage, two couples–Jack and Terry (Mark Ruffalo and Laura Dern) and Hank and Edith (Peter Krause and Naomi Watts)–are good friends, but their lifestyles are about to ruin their marriages and their children's security as well.
|Wild at Heart 1990 R, 127 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Crispin Glover, Grace Zabriskie, J.E. Freeman, Calvin Lockhart, Marvin Kamplin, William Morgan Sheppard, Freddie Jones, David Patrick Kelly, Sherilyn Fenn
When ex-con, Elvis worshipper Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) elopes with Lula Pace Fortune (Laura Dern), her mother Marietta (Diane Ladd) will stop at almost nothing to get her daughter back. Sailor and Lula take off on a sex-filled road trip, and Marietta hires one of her cronies to pursue them. Along the way, Sailor meets ex-Marine Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe) who tries to talk Sailor into helping him rob a bank. Will Sailor agree to participate in the heist, or will he heed Lula's objections?
|Year of the Dog 2007 PG-13, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Mike White
Cast: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Thomas McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Amy and Zoe Schlagel, Dale Godboldo, Inara George, Liza Weil, Jon Shere, Brenda Canela
Lonely Peggy (Molly Shannon) relies on animals for her friends. When she loses her beagle friend Pencil, her previous fascination turns into an obsession, and she turns into an animal-rights activist pressuring those around her to adopt orphaned animals.
|1. Blue Velvet (1986)|
2. Citizen Ruth (1996)
3. Daddy and Them (2001)
4. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
5. Fallen Angels, Volume 1 (1993)
6. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
7. Focus (2001)
8. Foxes (1980)
9. Happy Endings (2005)
10. I Am Sam (2001)
11. Inland Empire (2006)
12. Jurassic Park (1993)
13. Jurassic Park III (2001)
14. Lonely Hearts (2006)
15. Mask (1985)
16. Novocaine (2001)
17. October Sky (1999)
18. A Perfect World (1993)
19. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
20. Rambling Rose (1991)
21. Smooth Talk (1985)
22. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1989)
23. Teachers (1984)
24. We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
25. Wild at Heart (1990)
26. Year of the Dog (2007)
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