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Altered States (1980)

6.9/10
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

William Hurt stars in a dazzling debut as a research scientist on an incredible journey into the inner space of the mind. He tries everything from ps... Read more

Absence Of Malice (1981)

6.9/10
Director: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Luther Adler

Paul Newman and Sally Field's first-rate performances distinguish this absorbing social drama about Newman's efforts to clear his name after reporter... Read more

2010 ( Blu-ray ) (1984)

6.8/10
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: Bob Balaban, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Keir Dullea, Roy Scheider

The odyssey continues in this solid sequel to the landmark science-fiction film of 1968. A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to locate the Discover... Read more

Dead Bang (1989)

6.1/10
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban, Tim Reid

L.A. detective Jerry Beck (Don Johnson) must buck his superiors as he investigates the killing of a fellow officer and a shopkeeper, leading to a life... Read more

The Mexican (2001)

6.1/10
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, Bob Balaban, Gene Hackman

Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts actually spend very little screen time together in this low-key road comedy which sees Pitt pursuing a legendary pistol, t... Read more

Howl (2010)

6.8/10
Director: Jeffrey Friedman
Starring: Bob Balaban, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Treat Williams, James Franco,...

James Franco stars as famed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this moving drama, centered on his iconic poem "Howl" and the 1957 obscenity trial that follow... Read more

Jakob the Liar (1999)

6.5/10
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Starring: Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lie...

In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War Ii, poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob Heym (Robin Williams) accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin... Read more

Waiting For Guffman (1996)

7.6/10
Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Catherine O'Hara, Par...

This deadpan mockumentary spoofs amateur theatre productions, Middle American values and celebrates tackiness; all centered around the mounting of a m... Read more

Capote (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Cooper, Bru...

In 1959 author Truman Capote read an article about the home invasion and slaying of a Kansas family that led to his personal investigation and subsequ... Read more

The Monuments Men (2014)

6.1/10
Director: George Clooney
Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Hugh Bonneville, John...

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, "The Monuments Men" focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with... Read more

Show Me a Hero (2015)

8.1/10
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Bob Balaban, James Belushi, Jon Bernthal, LaTanya Richardson, Cathe...

Generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, a young mayor of a mid- sized American city is faced with a federal court o... Read more

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

7.8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason...

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson's charming comedy/drama is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965 and tells the story of... Read more

The Majestic (2001)

6.9/10
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Amanda Detmer, Hal Holbro...

In the tradition of the films of Frank Capra comes this 1950s fable featuring Jim Carrey as a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter who, left with amnesi... Read more

Marie and Bruce (2004)

4.7/10
Director: Tom Cairns
Starring: Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Bob Balaban, Tom Riis Farrell, Julie Hagerty,...

Marie (Julianne Moore) and Bruce (Matthew Broderick) are embarking on the end of their marriage. And it's not going to be pretty. Based on a play by... Read more

Trust the Man (2005)

5.7/10
Director: Bart Freundlich
Starring: Bob Balaban, Ellen Barkin, Billy Crudup, David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Eva...

Breaking up is hard to do in this romantic comedy/drama with Julianne Moore and David Duchovny as an outwardly happy New York couple, while in actuali... Read more

Moonrise Kingdom ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason...

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson's charming comedy/drama is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965 and tells the story of... Read more

Lady in the Water (2006)

5.6/10
Director: M Night Shyamalan
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhur...

M Night Shyamalan's 'grown-up bedtime story' stars Paul Giamatti as a depressed building superintendant who inadvertently discovers there is a water n... Read more

A Mighty Wind (2003)

7.3/10
Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, M...

When folk music icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he had shepherded to folk stardom. To... Read more

Rage (2009)

6.5/10
Director: Sally Potter
Starring: Bob Balaban, John Leguizamo, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Izzard,...

Director Sally Potter follows a young blogger named Michelangelo as he interviews a series of eccentric subjects over the course of seven days. In a p... Read more

Greedy (1994)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Starring: Michael J Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia D'abo, Phil Hartman, Ed Begley...

Kirk Douglas plays old Uncle Joe a millionaire close to death's door and with a sudden influx of close relatives. The family are worried the new biki... Read more

For Your Consideration (2006)

6.3/10
Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Fred Willard,...

Christopher Guest turns his satirical mockumentary eye on the film industry, following the fortunes of a small independent drama that has attracted 'O... Read more

Gosford Park (2001)

7.3/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Gambon, Bob Balaban, Jeremy Northam, Stephen Fry,...

Robert Altman's acclaimed mix of British period drama and Agatha Christie-styled mystery is set at an English estate in 1932, where home owner Michael... Read more

Isle of Dogs (2018)

8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Akira Takayama, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Courtney B Vance, Edw...

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alon... Read more

Isle of Dogs (Blu-ray) (2018)

8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Akira Takayama, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Courtney B Vance, Edw...

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alon... Read more

The French Dispatch (2021)

7.2/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Lea...

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection... Read more