The Films of Michael Crichton

by AlienatorX | created - 13 Nov 2015 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

This is a complete list of movies either based on novels written by Michael Crichton or written & directed by him. Because Michael Crichton is awesome.

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1. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 30,916

Based on the novel by

2. Pursuit (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Ben Gazzara, E.G. Marshall, William Windom, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 237

Based on the novel by, Writer & Director

3. The Carey Treatment (1972)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 1,162

Based on the novel by,

4. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 47,609 | Gross: $16.06M

Writer & Director

5. Extreme Close-Up (1973)

R | 80 min | Drama

While doing a story on the intrusion of surreptitious surveillance in peoples' private lives, a television reporter rents some surveillance equipment to get a feel for what it's like to spy... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Jim McMullan, Katherine Woodville, James A. Watson Jr., Bara Byrnes

Votes: 99

Writer

6. The Terminal Man (1974)

PG | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat

Votes: 1,723

Based on the novel by,

7. Coma (1978)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 16,037

Writer & Director

8. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 14,644 | Gross: $13.03M

Based on the novel by, Writer & Director

9. Looker (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

20 Metascore

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young

Votes: 4,306 | Gross: $3.28M

Writer & Director

10. Runaway (I) (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 10,805 | Gross: $6.77M

Writer & Director

11. Physical Evidence (1989)

R | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $3.56M

Director

12. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 798,599 | Gross: $402.45M

Based on the novel by, Writer,

13. Rising Sun (1993)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 40,021 | Gross: $63.10M

Based on the novel by, Writer,

14. Disclosure (1994)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 43,317 | Gross: $83.02M

Based on the novel by

15. Congo (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

22 Metascore

When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 39,795 | Gross: $81.02M

Based on the novel by

16. Twister (I) (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

68 Metascore

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Votes: 164,522 | Gross: $241.72M

Writer

17. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 352,275 | Gross: $229.09M

Based on the novel by,

18. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 94,822 | Gross: $37.02M

Based on the novel by,

19. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 111,691 | Gross: $32.70M

Based on the novel by, Directed reshoots,

20. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 279,374 | Gross: $181.17M

Based on the original novel by,

21. Timeline (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 57,953 | Gross: $19.48M

Based on the novel by,

22. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 548,108 | Gross: $652.27M

Based on the original novel by.

23. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 230,851 | Gross: $417.72M

Based on the original novel by.

24. Jurassic World 3 (2021)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot kept under wraps.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Sam Neill, BD Wong

Based on the original novel by.



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