Want to know the best Michael Douglas movies? How about the worst Michael Douglas movies? Curious about Michael Douglas’s box office grosses or which Michael Douglas movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Michael Douglas movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
When trying to figure which movie page to do next, I was getting numerous suggestions for one of the most famous father/son actors in Hollywood history, Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas. So I decided to do both of them. You can check out the Kirk Douglas’ page at this link Kirk Douglas Movies. Before doing this page, I was aware that Michael Douglas’ big break was on the television show, The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1976).
Before writing this page I did not know that Michael Douglas (1966-) was nominated for a Golden Globe® as best newcomer in the 1969 movie Hail, Hero! It would be 15 years before he would become a movie star. In 1984, he starred in the box office smash, Romancing the Stone, co-starring Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.
From 1984-2000, Douglas would become one of the biggest and most bankable movie stars acting in movies. He would appear in the box office hits like….Fatal Attraction (1987), War of the Roses (1989), Basic Instinct (1992), Disclosure (1994) and A Perfect Murder (1998)….and critically acclaimed movies like Wall Street (he won an Oscar® for his role), The American President, and Traffic (won Oscar® for Best Picture).
It was announced on August 16, 2010, that Douglas was suffering from throat cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment. After losing 32 pounds due to the treatment, Douglas went back to work and has been working steadily.
His IMDb page shows 59 acting credits from 1966-2017. This page will rank 42 Michael Douglas movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.
Michael Douglas Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Michael Douglas movies by co-stars of his movies.
- Sort Michael Douglas movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
- Sort Michael Douglas movies by yearly box office rank
- Sort Michael Douglas movies how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Michael Douglas movie received.
- Sort Michael Douglas movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
- Use the sort and search buttons to make this a very interactive table.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Box Office Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Traffic (2000)||Dennis Quaid & Catherine Zeta-Jones||$194.10||15th of 2000||84.50%||05 / 04||75.81|
|Fatal Attraction (1987)||Glenn Close||$337.70||2nd of 1987||73.50%||06 / 00||70.82|
|Romancing the Stone (1984)||Kathleen Turner & Danny DeVito||$192.10||8th of 1984||77.50%||01 / 00||66.51|
|China Syndrome, The (1979)||Jack Lemmon & Jane Fonda||$173.70||12th of 1979||77.50%||04 / 00||65.56|
|Ant-Man (2015)||Michael Douglas||$180.20||14th of 2015||79.50%||00 / 00||65.39|
|War of the Roses, The (1989)||Kathleen Turner & Danny DeVito||$184.50||12th of 1989||74.00%||00 / 00||65.33|
|Basic Instinct (1992)||Sharon Stone||$239.10||9th of 1992||66.00%||02 / 00||62.82|
|Wall Street (1987)||Charlie Sheen||$94.50||26th of 1987||75.50%||01 / 01||60.99|
|American President, The (1995)||Annette Bening & Michael J. Fox||$116.40||29th of 1995||79.00%||01 / 00||57.19|
|Disclosure (1994)||Demi Moore||$171.50||14th of 1994||61.00%||00 / 00||55.39|
|Jewel of the Nile, The (1985)||Kathleen Turner & Danny DeVito||$180.40||7th of 1985||54.00%||00 / 00||52.94|
|Coma (1978)||Richard Widmark||$116.90||19th of 1978||72.00%||00 / 00||51.96|
|Falling Down (1993)||Robert Duvall||$83.30||37th of 1993||75.50%||00 / 00||48.98|
|Game, The (1997)||Sean Penn||$88.80||41st of 1997||73.50%||00 / 00||48.86|
|Perfect Murder, A (1998)||Gwyneth Paltrow||$121.60||31st of 1998||59.50%||00 / 00||46.70|
|Black Rain (1989)||Andy Garcia||$98.10||28th of 1989||61.00%||02 / 00||45.18|
|Wonder Boys (2000)||Robert Downey Jr.||$30.30||99th of 2000||78.00%||03 / 01||45.01|
|Ghost and the Darkness, The (1996)||Val Kilmer||$73.70||38th of 1996||59.00%||01 / 01||40.79|
|Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)||Shia LaBeouf||$56.10||64th of 2010||58.50%||00 / 00||38.15|
|Haywire (2012)||Ewan McGregor||$20.10||110th of 2012||72.50%||00 / 00||37.26|
|Last Vegas (2013)||Robert DeNiro & Morgan Freeman||$66.30||69th of 2013||54.00%||00 / 00||35.65|
|Solitary Man (2010)||Susan Sarandon||$4.70||152nd of 2010||73.00%||00 / 00||35.08|
|It's My Turn (1980)||Jill Clayburgh||$44.10||81st of 1980||59.50%||00 / 00||34.80|
|Star Chamber, The (1983)||Hal Holbrook||$14.90||97th of 1983||66.50%||00 / 00||33.61|
|Don't Say a Word (2001)||Sean Bean||$82.10||46th of 2001||42.50%||00 / 00||33.29|
|You, Me and Dupree (2006)||Owen Wilson & Matt Dillon||$96.90||30th of 2006||38.50%||00 / 00||32.97|
|Summertree (1971)||Jack Warden||$10.80||126th of 1971||62.50%||00 / 00||31.05|
|King of California (2007)||Evan Rachel Wood||$0.30||298th of 2007||65.00%||00 / 00||30.61|
|Running (1979)||Susan Anspach||$20.20||71st of 1979||57.50%||00 / 00||30.15|
|Chorus Line, A (1985)||Terrence Mann||$33.70||60th of 1985||49.00%||03 / 00||30.03|
|Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)||Matthew McConaughey||$62.10||58th of 2009||42.00%||00 / 00||29.56|
|Adam At Six A.M. (1970)||Lee Purcell||$7.00||145th of 1970||60.00%||00 / 00||29.28|
|Sentinel, The (2006)||Keifer Sutherland||$46.50||88th of 2006||46.50%||00 / 00||29.17|
|Napoleon and Samantha (1972)||Jodie Foster & Johnny Whitaker||$25.50||53rd of 1972||52.00%||01 / 00||28.79|
|Shining Through (1992)||Liam Neeson||$43.90||58th of 1992||45.50%||00 / 00||28.29|
|In-Laws, The (2003)||Albert Brooks||$28.60||111th of 2003||45.50%||00 / 00||25.87|
|One Night at McCool's (2001)||Matt Dillon||$9.40||140th of 2001||47.50%||00 / 00||23.82|
|It Runs in the Family (2003)||Kirk Douglas||$10.50||145th of 2003||41.50%||00 / 00||21.19|
|Beyond The Reach (2014)||Jeremy Irvine||$0.01||444th of 2014||44.50%||00 / 00||20.94|
|Hail, Hero! (1969)||Arthur Kennedy||$6.80||136th of 1969||38.50%||00 / 00||20.40|
|And So It Goes (2014)||Diane Keaton||$15.60||117th of 2014||36.50%||00 / 00||19.61|
|Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)||Jesse Metcalfe||$0.01||390th of 2009||32.00%||00 / 00||15.06|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Michael Douglas Table
- Twelve Michael Douglas movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 28.27% of his movies listed. Fatal Attraction (1987) is his biggest box office hit.
- An average Michael Douglas movie grosses $74.82 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 20 of Michael Douglas’s movies are rated as good movies…or 47.61% of his movies. Traffic (2000) is his highest rated movie while Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) was his lowest rated movie.
- Twelve Michael Douglas movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 28.27% of his movies.
- Four Michael Douglas movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 9.52% of his movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 18 Michael Douglas movies scored higher than that average….or 42.85% of his movies. Traffic (2000) got the the highest UMR Score while Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) got the lowest UMR Score.
10 Possibly Interesting Facts on Michael Douglas
1. Michael Douglas has won two Academy Awards, his first Oscar® came as the producer of the 1975’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, which won the Oscar® for Best Picture. Twelve years later he won the Best Actor Oscar for 1987’s Wall Street.
2. Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones both share the same birthday…September 25th……just 25 years apart.
3. Douglas has co-starred with Kathleen Turner in three box office hits…..Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile and The War of the Roses…..Danny Devito costars in all three movies and directed their third and final pairing.
4. He has been a major supporter of gun control since John Lennon was murdered in 1980.
5. Douglas got the part of Jack T. Colton in Romancing the Stone only after Sylvester Stallone and Christopher Reeve passed on the part.
6. His character from Wall Street, Gordon Gekko, is on the list of 50 greatest villians in movie history.
7. Douglas originally declined the role of Robert Wakefield in Traffic, and it was offered to Harrison Ford, who accepted. Ford worked with director to improve the character, but then decided not to do the movie. Douglas liked the change in the character so much, he accepted the revamped part.
8. Robert Redford was originally cast in the lead role in The American President, but was replaced with Douglas after falling out with director Rob Reiner.
9. Michael Douglas turned downed the following roles….Ocean’s Eleven (Clooney part), Sin City (Willis part), Misery (Caan part), Love Story, Yentl, and Starman (Bridges part).
10. Check out Michael Douglas’s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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