Movies starring John Travolta

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Be Cool

Be Cool, the belated sequel to 1995's Get Shorty, has moments when we think it's going to work. It occasionally tantalizes with witty dialogue and sharp supporting performances. Alas, those are only teases - the film is priming us for something t...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2005-03-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: John Travolta, The Rock, Harvey Keitel, ...
Broken Arrow

By another name, Broken Arrow is Speed gone nuclear. Yet, despite all the explosions, violence, special effects, and other choreographed excesses, this film doesn't have quite the same impact. It's fun, to be sure, and the wild ride doesn't let u...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 1996-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: John Woo
Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, ...
Civil Action, A

Let me begin this review by stating that I am weary of courtroom dramas. This is in large part because of John Grisham, whose popularity has encouraged screenwriters exploring this genre to fall into familiar, predictable patterns. Seen in retros...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1998-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Zaillian
Cast: John Travolta, Stephen Fry, Kathleen Quinlan, ...
Face/Off

Face/Off, the third English-language feature from acclaimed Hong Kong director John Woo, isn't the best movie of the summer, but it certainly features some of the best action. Woo, who is known and appreciated for his unique stylistic approach to ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 1997-06-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION
Director: John Woo
Cast: John Travolta, Colm Feore, Harve Presnell, ...
From Paris with Love

Sometimes, movies aren't about plot and character. Art films can be more about how they look and feel than whether they tell a coherent or engaging story. Musicals can be all about song and dance. And action films can be gauged by how well they ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2010-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION
Director: Pierre Morel
Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kasia Smutniak
Get Shorty

The better you know movies, the more appreciation you'll have for the wit and energy of Barry Sonnenfeld's Get Shorty. While it's quite possible for the cinematically unaware to enjoy this film -- it's got a fair amount of readily-accessible comed...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 1995-10-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, ...
Grease

Grease is a perfect way to become immersed in the recent past. Not only was it one of the top box office draws in 1978, but it capped off a decade of '50s frenzy (that began, ironically, with the off-Broadway opening of the play Grease in 1972). ...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: MUSICAL
Director: Randal Kleiser
Cast: John Travolta, Eve Arden, Dinah Manoff, ...
Hairspray

Hairspray follows in the footsteps of Little Shop of Horrors and The Producers as campy movies that became even more campy stage musicals before returning to the screen in lavish song-and-dance productions. (Spamalot may be the next title to follo...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2007-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: MUSICAL
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, ...
Michael

Undeterred by the universally hostile reaction to her previous holiday picture, Mixed Nuts, director Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle) is back at it again this year with Michael, the second angel-comes-to-Earth feature of the month. While this ma...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 1996-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Nora Ephron
Cast: John Travolta, William Hurt, Andie MacDowell, ...
Old Dogs

Here's a primer for how to endure Old Dogs if an unfortunate series of circumstances should place you where seeing it is unavoidable. Arrive late and leave early. In between, visit the concession stand as frequently as possible and stand in the lo...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Walt Becker
Cast: John Travolta, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, ...