Robert Zemeckis has been making movies in the world of Hollywood since the 1970s, and it can be safely said that he has a long and brilliant history in this field. Being a film student at the University of Southern California, he quickly caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who decided to coach him. After making several disappointing films, Zemeckis finally returned to the field with the action-comedy film "Love with a Stone" and finally managed to turn himself into a popular and professional director by making the film "Back to the Future" produced in 1985.
Robert Zemeckis has been making movies in the world of Hollywood since the 1970s, and it can be safely said that he has a long and brilliant history in this field. Being a film student at the University of Southern California, he quickly caught the attention of Steven Spielberg, who decided to coach him. After making several disappointing films, Zemeckis finally returned to the field with the action-comedy film "Love with a Stone" and finally managed to turn himself into a popular and professional director by making the film "Back to the Future" produced in 1985.Throughout his career, Robert Zemeckis has been highly regarded as one of the most important innovators in the field of visual effects. In the 2000s, he was able to pioneer filming techniques with films such as Arctic Express and Beowulf, techniques that are still used in other Hollywood projects and even in the Avatar sequel to provide underwater computer visual effects. The same method has been used. Before that, Zemeckis pioneered other visual effects such as motion-controlled cameras and motion compositing, which he used in Who Drove Roger Rabbit.
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Robert Zemeckis is not only good at using visual effects, he has produced spectacular films and even won the Academy Award for Best Director. In addition, Zemeckis has worked in a wide variety of genres, from comedy to science-fiction and horror. Until today, Zemeckis has always been on the path of progress and even recreated the live-action Pinocchio for Disney, that is, the same film in which Tom Hanks plays the role of Geppetto's father (of course, this film was made with the stop-motion animation of Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro). don't get it wrong).
1. Welcome To Marwen
- Cast : Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Merritt Weaver
- Release Date: 2018
- Rating IMDb To the movie: 6.2 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 34 out of 100
Drama movie Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of the acclaimed documentary Marunkol failed to impress. "Welcome to Maroon" follows the true life story of artist and photographer Mark Hogankamp after he becomes the victim of a crime. which is limited to romance and fantasy genres. The motion capture technology that Zemeckis used for the action sequences of the film did not work very well and in the end not only failed to make the film maintain its uplifting tone but also gave the film scary and unrealistic fronts.
On the other hand, for a film that was supposed to be about women, the female characters had incredibly limited and short roles and, in certain cases, were given very little time. For example, Janelle Monae is only in one scene where she helps Hogankamp to get back to health as a veteran.
2. The Witches
- Actors: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci
- Release Date: 2020
- IMDb Rating Movie: 5.3 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49 out of 100
This movie is not only a disappointing remake of The movie "Wizards" was produced in 1990 and was directed by Nicolas Roeg, but Roald Dahl's original book was also used to make it. Robert Zemeckis used memorable, amazing and terrifying practical effects in the making of this film, which were somewhat stunning. It is more faithful, but his film failed to shake the box office as much as the 1990 production. Warner Brothers officially apologized in response to criticisms that the design of the witches' icons looked like evil characters, but overall, this film failed to gain a positive opinion from the audience.
3. What Lies Beneath
- Cast>: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Remar
- Release date: 2000
- Rating IMDb> Movie: 6.6 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 47 out of 10 100
Robert Zemeckis was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock to direct the film "What Lies Beneath". In fact, this film looks at themes like paranoia from a different perspective and turns them into a complex ghost story. She believes that her neighbor may have been murdered by her second husband, but the audience does not enjoy watching the movie and even the supernatural elements in the movie cannot entertain them as much as they should. However, as the main character of the film, Michelle Pfeiffer gives an attractive performance, and the audience is thrilled that Harrison Ford's character finally comes to life at the end of the film.
4. A Christmas Carol
- Actors: Jim Carey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright
- Release Date: 2009
- Rating IMDb To the movie: 6.8 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 53 out of 100
Disney's "A Christmas Carol" The latest motion capture film is the full animation directed by Robert Zemeckis to date. Although the presence of Jim Carrey is the only highlight of this movie. He is not only the voice of Scrooge, but also the voice of all three Christmas spirits.
These roles gave Jim Carrey the opportunity to reveal his voice acting skills and it turned out that his voice acting is nothing less than He has no acting skills. Unfortunately, this animation overall performed very poorly, especially compared to James Cameron's Avatar, which used similar technology. The characters seem to have been taken from a computer game. However, the changes he made in the story of A Christmas Carol created exciting sequences, such as the chase sequence, which greatly attracted the attention of the audience.
5. Forrest Gump
- Actors: Tom Hanks , Robin Wright, Gary Sinais
- Published: 1994
- Rating IMDb To the movie: 8.8 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 71 out of 100
The movie "Forrest Gump" no It was not only a great success at the box office, but also attracted positive reviews from critics at the time of its release in 1994 and won the Oscar for the best film in competition with "Shawsheng Redemption" and "Popular Story". slow from it In fact, the film "Forrest Gump" represented a dramatic change in the career of Robert Zemeckis, stating that he was abandoning comedies and wanted to make more dramatic films.
However, Forrest Gump in its own way. It is an early film that is not very professionally directed. The film tries to pass itself off as a historical comedy, plus Tom Hanks gives a great performance as Forrest Gump, a man who has relationships with important political and cultural figures of the mid-20th century, but overall the film is not much. There is nothing to say. For example, there is no more important scene in the entire film than Forrest's speech in Washington, D.C. about the Vietnam War, in which his microphone is cut off before the audience has a chance to hear him speak as a war veteran. .
Gump's character, as the central character of the story, could not do that well. In fact, instead of taking control of things, he constantly follows other people's orders and is generally a character that cannot be seen to have personal success. However, in "Forrest Gump" Zemeckis still used groundbreaking innovations to create mesmerizing visual effects and was able to create a film that was head and shoulders above his previous films in terms of visual effects.
- Actors: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich
- Release date: 2007
- IMDb rating for the film : 6.3 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71 out of 100
"Beowulf", Robert Zemeckis' second effort It was in the world of motion capture animation that it became an impressive technical feat. The most important feature of this animation was the presence of the character of Grendel's mother, who looked like the actress who voiced her, Angelina Jolie. Although "Beowulf" is one of Zemeckis' animated films is highly underrated to this day, as this animated film boasts an incredibly dark story and brutal violence. In fact, this film is one of those films that will score high when it comes to bloodshed.
But one of the highlights of this film was that Zemeckis was able to cast top-notch actors such as Julie, Ray Convince Winston, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins and Robin Wright to attend. The screenplay was also written by Neil Gaiman, the author of "Sandman" comics, so we can be sure that the story of the movie is extremely exciting.
7. The Polar Express
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Nona Gay, Peter Scolari Release date: 2004 IMDb rating strong> To the movie: 6.6 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 56 out of 100
The movie "High Speed Train" "Polar" is considered one of Robert Zemeckis' oldest animated films, but it is definitely one of the best films made by this director. This film is worth watching not only because of its groundbreaking animation, but also because of its exciting story that can keep the audience with it.
Robert Zemeckis uses computer special effects in this animation in the best way. used and allowed the camera to move at any point. While very old applied effects are used in this animation and the characters look like dolls and not human beings, but again, this movie has achieved an extremely impressive visual appeal due to the presence of Tom Hanks.
8. Death Becomes Her (Death Becomes Her)
- Actors: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
- Release date: 1992
- Rating IMDb To the movie: 6.6 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 out of 100
"Her death is graceful Starring Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, it is considered another masterpiece of Robert Zemeckis in the field of visual effects. Instead of using CGI to create an animated world, Zemeckis used VFX to depict funny scenes.
A lot happens in this complex comedy about the quest for eternal youth. And many heads are separated from the bodies and many people perish. Additionally, the film features Isabella Rossellini in one of the most beautiful costumes ever designed for a feature film.
- Actors: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
- Release date: 2016
- IMDb rating for the film : 7.1 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 60 out of 100
"Allies" is another Zemeckis film It was greatly underestimated in terms of filming. This movie was inspired by old World War II trailers and is full of spy, bombing and assassination scenes. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard appear in this film exactly like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the stars of the 1940s film. It's like one of Zemeckis' films. However, Robert Zemeckis used his favorite VFX technique in some of its scenes, such as the scene where the sandstorm swallows the car of the two main characters. While the movie "Allies" cannot be compared to classic movies in any way, but overall this movie reminds the audience of the atmosphere of old Hollywood war movies.
10. Romancing the Stone
- Actors: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
- Release date: 1984
- Rating IMDb To the movie: 6.9 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 85 out of 100
Action, romantic movie And the comedy "Love with a Stone" was one of the successful films of Robert Zemeckis in Hollywood. In fact, Zemeckis finally made a bunch of films that had unique stories but failed to achieve much financial success, and finally made the movie "Love with a Stone" which was able to achieve an unparalleled success in Hollywood and at the same time a unique film. be in adventure and exciting genres.
Of course, this does not mean that the movie "Love with a Stone" was only commercially successful because this movie is a fun and enjoyable movie in its own way. In addition to the presence of stars such as Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and the unique connection between They were established and added to the beauty of the film. Although "Love with a Stone" is usually known as a version of "Raiders of the Lost Chest", its script has managed to go beyond the Indiana Jones movie and take on an extremely attractive comedy tone.
11. Back to the Future Part II
- Actors : Michael J. Fox, James Tolkan, Elizabeth Shaw
- Release date: 1989
- Score IMDb to the movie: 7.8 out of 10 Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63 out of 100 After the huge critical and commercial success of 1985's Back to the Future, it was no surprise that a sequel would be made. However, unfortunately, the movie "Back to the Future Part II" could not shine as well as the first movie and its story went astray. In fact, instead of a simple story that focuses on trying to get back to 1985, Marty McFly spends most of the film in a hurry to avoid the mistake that happened earlier in using the time machine.
One of the The highlights of the second sequel of "Back to the Future" include the presence of Michael J. Fox alongside Lee Thompson and the controversial appearance of Crispin Glover as George McFly. Zemeckis has worked so artistically in filming and moving the cameras that perhaps few films of that time could compete with this film in terms of visual effects, and perhaps this is the reason why the film "Back to the Future Part II" received a good score overall. give.
12. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
- Actors : Bob Gill, Nancy Ellen
- Release Date: 1978
- Rating IMDb> Movie: 6.8 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90 out of 100
"I "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is not only considered one of Zemeckis' first influential films, but also one of the best comedies in the history of cinema. This film beautifully portrays the professional life of Robert Zemeckis. Zemeckis collaborated with Bob Gale in this film and the famous film director Steven Spielberg was also involved in the making of this film. So everything that happened in "I Want to Hold Your Hand" made Zemeckis' professional life take on a new color.
This charming comedy tells the story of a group of teenagers who Seeing a live Beatles band would do anything. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" proves that Zemeckis has always been a great director, even if his film lacks stunning visual effects.
Zemeckis tells the story of six main characters in a unique way in "I Want "I will hold your hand" narrates, in such a way that the story of the film shows his skill in the field of filmmaking. In addition, in this film, he has used visual tricks to communicate between the characters.
Instead of using advanced technology and special computer effects that were used in "Forrest Gump", people like George Wallace and John F. Kennedy can become fictional characters, Zemeckis mostly used archival images and wide shots in this film to create his sequences.
13. Back to the Future Part III
- Actors : Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lee Thompson
- Release date: 1990
- Score IMDb to the movie: 7.4 out of 10 Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80 out of 100 p> "Back to the Future Part III" was a complete experience compared to the first two parts. In fact, this sequel portrays a western comedy compared to the previous films. This film was able to present what the second sequel could not achieve by changing the genre and story. In this movie, Marty McFly's character pursues the same goal as in the first movie. The addition of Mary Steenburgen to the cast as schoolteacher Clara Clayton also improved the film and added to its beauty. The second part" were no longer used in this film, but the third part of this trilogy was able to compensate for the absence of these special effects with its excellent action sequences. Overall, although it is possible that "Back to the Future Part III" is the best film in the "Back to the Future" trilogy It may not be the future, but it is considered one of the most successful films of Robert Zemeckis, which will be worth watching.
14. The Walk
- Actors : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Ben Schwartz
- Release Date: 2015
- Rating IMDb> To the movie: 7.3 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 out of 100
The first adaptation From Robert Zemeckis' successful documentary based on reality, which was turned into a charming and lovable film thanks to the interesting French accent of the lead actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "The Prisoner" is the film that contains the best sequences that Zemeckis has ever created. did When Philippe Petit, played by Gordon Levitt, climbs from the roof of the South Tower of the World Trade Center and begins his tightrope walk towards the North Tower, it creates scenes that you will be shocked to watch.
This sequence of feeling It brings you both surprise and danger and makes you believe in Zemeckis' direction. Although "Bandbaz" is not only unique in terms of story and does not have a coherent structure. Rather, the style of the film is largely inspired by heist films, as Petty has assembled a team of entertaining characters, the most prominent of which is Charlotte LeBen as Annie Alix. The film moves at a breakneck pace and ends with one of the best sequences that Zemeckis has created to date.
15. Cast Away
- Actors: Tom Hanks , Helen Hunt
- Release date: 2000
- IMDb rating for the movie: 7.8 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: out of 100
"Distant" not only from the existence of almost It uses no words and no music, but also has a coherent structure. The film was shot in two separate parts so Tom Hanks could lose a significant amount of weight and grow his hair. The story is that Tom Hanks' character, Chuck, is stuck on an island for four years and only has a few packages of FedEx products at his disposal. Because for most of the movie, he is the only actor who plays on the stage. Although another character is present on the stage. Wilson's iconic character, a volleyball with blood on his face that Hanks talks to so he doesn't go crazy from loneliness. Hanks was able to take over the stage with his powerful performance, and the film "Far Away" allowed Robert Zemeckis to make the best use of what he had learned in the filming of "What's Below".
16 . Used Cars
- Actors: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Deborah Harmon
- Published: 1980
- Rating IMDb To the movie: 6.7 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 77 out of 100
The movie "Used Cars" It is one of the most underrated gems in Robert Zemeckis' career. This film was made during the early and tumultuous period of Robert Zemeckis' professional life. At the time, "I Want to Hold Your Hands" had not done well commercially, despite great reviews from critics, and Steven Spielberg's first war feature film, 1941, written by Gale and Zemeckis, was also not well received by critics. And it was criticized by the public.
Fortunately, the movie "Used Cars" was able to with its dark and perfect comedy and Kurt Russell's brilliant and unique performance as a clumsy car salesman who dreams of is about to become a senator, resurrecting Zemeckis' career, at least for a while. "The Blues Brothers" or "Mad Max 2: Road Warrior" are eligible. In fact, in no other movie can you see Kurt Russell standing on the hood of a car and driving a nervous student. The movie "Used Cars" was released only one week after the very popular and hyped movie "Airplane" and therefore failed again at the box office.
17. Flight (Flight)
- Actors: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo Release date: 2012 :
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77 out of 100
"Flight" was the movie that Robert Zemeckis Due to its production, after something like 12 years, he turned to live action films again, although this film is so It was not promising. In this film, Denzel Washington gave one of the best and most iconic performances of his career as an alcoholic pilot who managed to save almost everyone on his plane after a mechanical failure that could have caused the plane to crash.
The plane crash sequence can be considered one of the scariest sequences in Robert Zemeckis' career. In this sequence, he depicted the plane flying upside down before passing through the church and other buildings and hitting the ground. In fact, this film is a drama film that beautifully shows the consequences of alcohol abuse to the audience. In addition, John Goodman's unique role as a drug dealer made the film take on a distinctive structure.
- Actors: Jodie Foster, James Woods, Tom Skritt
- Release date: 1997
- IMDbRating for the film : 7.5 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 68 out of 100
The movie "Tamas" which is in the drama genre Made was able to become what "Forrest Gump" could not achieve. This film contains some of the most unique sequences ever shot by Robert Zemeckis. The opening sequence of the film, which starts from near the earth and then goes into space, not only looks expertly professional, but also contains the theme and the overall story of the film. It uses a similar approach to the 2016 movie "Arrival", which tells the story of the first contact between humans and aliens. This film benefits from a violent scenario that can be seen in many science-fiction films and it almost always works in favor of the film's story.
In fact, Contact can be considered a science film that challenges the faith of the audience. kills and reveals many secrets. Robert Zemeckis has been able to face the powerful themes in the film and present one of his best directorial achievements.
19. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- Actors : Bob Hoskins, Charlie Fleischer, Christopher Lloyd
- Release date: 1988
- Rating IMDb Movie: 7.7 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83 out of 100
20. Back to the Future
- Actors : Michael J. Fox, Thomas Wilson, Lee Thompson
- Release Date: 1985
- Rating IMDb> To the movie: 8.5 out of 10
- Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 out of 100
What a movie Who else but Back to the Future could top our list? This comedy and sci-fi film showcases the greatest strengths of Robert Zemeckis as a director in its very first sequence. The opening sequence opens as we see Doc Brown's lab, with news reports about the plutonium theft, newspaper clippings about Hill Valley's history, and various scientific equipment that Doc Brown has collected over the years to build his time machine.
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in the role of Marty McFly and Doc Brown were able to establish an incredible relationship in this film in such a way that the audience definitely could not imagine someone else in these roles. Although originally Eric Stoltz was cast as Marty for six He appeared on the set of the film for a week and then was fired.
This film has so many symbolic scenes that it is definitely not possible to mention all of them. In fact, the film "Back to the Future" is considered not only the most lasting legacy of Robert Zemeckis and shows that he was a pioneer in the use of VFX techniques, but also shows that he is an incredible director who has a great command of the comedy genre.