Brian de Palma is an American film director and producer. He has also directed numerous television productions and commercials, to which he occasionally contributes.

His most popular films include The Untouchables (1987), Carlito’s Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) and Red Dragon (2002).

His notable early hits include the critically acclaimed Obsession (1976); Scarface, the sequel to his own earlier film of the same name; The Untouchables; Home Movies,

which was written by John Sayles; and Hi, Mom! He wrote and directed Passion Fish in 1977 before beginning his film career proper with Body Double in 1981. In 1983 he directed a segment of Martin Scorsese’s anthology film The ‘Shoestring’ Worker.

In 1984 he directed Murder on the Orient Express followed by two sequels in 1990 and 1996 respectively.

In 1988 he directed GoodFellas which was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Joe Pesci who won for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Best Brian De Palma Movies

Brian De Palma is one of the best directors in Hollywood history.

He’s known for his fast-moving and stylistic movies, which are often filled with blood, gore and sex.

Most of his films are thrillers and action films.

1. Scarface (1983)                        

 Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, who was inspired by the life of Cuban refugee Tony Montana. The film is about Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who arrives in Miami with $6,000 cash and a plan to reinvigorate the Cuban economy.

The story of the cocaine-dealer in the title is based on a character created by author Elmore Leonard, who inspired several film adaptations including this one. Scarface is one of a group of iconic gangster films that includes Little Caesar and The Public Enemy as well as Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

It is considered one of the greatest films ever made, but has been banned for its graphic violence and sexual content. The original album for Scarface was released on June 22, 1983 by Jive Records under the title The World Is Yours Original Soundtrack Album.

Pacino won an Academy Award for Best Actor, while Scorsese received an Oscar nomination for Best Director.[2]

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Oliver Stone (Writer) - Martin Bregman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

2. The Untouchables (1987)

 The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1936 novel of the same name by David Mamet. The film stars Sean Connery as Al Capone and Robert De Niro as FBI agent Eliot Ness.

The Untouchables was filmed on location in Chicago and Miami. It follows two different but connected storylines: one follows Ness’ investigation of Capone’s illegal alcohol distillery; the other follows his struggle with corrupt police officers who intend to take over his task force.

The film opens at Capone’s mansion in Cicero, Illinois where he is entertaining guests including gangsters Frankie Yale (Richard Crenna) and Bugs Moran (Charles Durning).

Capone and his wife are overheard giving orders to kill a lawyer who has threatened to expose their illegal activities, which includes tax evasion, prostitution and bootlegging.

Ness arrives at Capone’s estate soon afterward, along with FBI agents Miller (James Woods) and Walsh (Robert Mandan). They arrest both men for tax evasion. While they are being transported to jail, they escape through Niagara Falls by boat before being recaptured by Ness’ men.

Ness then meets with mobster Frank Nitti (Joe Pesci) who has

The Untouchables
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Costner, Charles Smith, Andy Garcia (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Ray Hartwick (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

3. Carlito’s Way (1993)              

 Brian De Palma’s 1993 film Carlito’s Way is an excellent example of the gangster genre. The film tells the story of a man who has spent his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and must now learn to live as a free man.

The movie stars Al Pacino as Carlito Brigante, a former drug dealer who has just been released from prison after serving time for murder. As he tries to adjust to his new freedom, Carlito becomes involved with John “Johnny Boy” Brigante (Sean Penn), his brother’s son and John’s nephew.

Carlito forms an unlikely friendship with Johnny Boy and turns his back on his old life, but Johnny Boy eventually turns out to be an even bigger criminal than Carlito ever was – and then it’s up to Carlito to stop him before it’s too late.

The film was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Actor (Al Pacino), Best Supporting Actress (Rene Russo), Best Original Screenplay (Brian De Palma) and Best Director (Brian De Palma). It won three Oscars: Best Supporting Actor (Sean Penn), Best Writing

Carlito's Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Edwin Torres (Writer) - Martin Bregman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

4. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise is a cult classic that has been called “the best musical ever made.” It’s also one of the most stylistically daring and innovative films ever made, with its soundtrack that features a new song for every scene. This is one of those movies that you can’t help but love no matter how hard you try.

The story is about an aspiring musician who teams up with his girlfriend to form a rock band in order to make it big. They get their big break when they meet Andy Warhol, but soon learn that success can be fleeting and must learn to deal with fame and money.

The film was shot on location outside Paris and was based on a French novel by Maurice Druon. It was nominated for four Oscars: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Recording (John L. Russell).

Phantom Of The Paradise
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Michael Arciaga (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

5. Blow Out (1981)      

 Blow Out (1981) is a thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars John Lithgow, Bradford Dillman, Nancy Allen and Tom Bower. The movie was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Herek.

It is notable for being one of the first films in which De Palma’s cinematographer, Salvatore Totino, collaborated with him on his directorial debut.

Blow Out centers on a police chief who must deal with a series of bombings in Washington D.C., which he believes are being carried out by a serial killer whose victims are all women. The chief enlists the help of his former lover to find evidence that could lead him to the perpetrator before he strikes again.

The script was written by De Palma with Richard Jewett and was inspired by real life events that occurred in New York City during late 1970s known as “The Knickerbocker Rape Hoax”.

Blow Out
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dennis Franz, John Lithgow, John Travolta (Actors)
  • Brian DePalma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - George Litto (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

6. Dressed to Kill (1980)

Dressed to Kill is a 1980 American crime thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma. It stars Sean Connery, Nancy Allen, James Woods, and John Lithgow. The film’s screenplay was written by De Palma,

Alvin Sargent, and David Zelag Goodman. The movie was produced by Edward Lewis, Robert Evans and Richard D. Zanuck; it was released on March 5, 1980 by Paramount Pictures. It grossed over $13 million at the box office on its initial release.

The plot follows an FBI agent (Connery) who gets involved in a killing spree that takes place during a fashion show at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House.

The film was inspired by the case of Richard Kuklinski (real name Jules Kuklinski), a Polish-American serial killer who murdered 13 people between 1974 and 1980 under the code name “Ice Man”.

In 2018, IFC Films released an extended version of the film on DVD with three additional scenes not included in the theatrical edition: one featuring Connery’s character telling his wife that he has been having an affair with another woman while they are out together as well as two scenes involving a man with ties to organized crime who

Dressed to Kill
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angie Dickenson, Michael Caine, Nancy Allen (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Sameul Z. Arkoff (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

7. Femme Fatale (2002)

I always love Brian De Palma’s films. He has a way with actors and women that is unparalleled. He will never make a bad film. The film starts off with an old black and white movie reel of actress Gloria Grahame, playing the role of “Femme Fatale” in 1942.

The movie opens with a group of men watching the reel from a screening room at the theater where they work as projectionists. We follow one of them, Philip (John Turturro), as he goes to sleep afterward and dreams about being back in 1942 with Grahame and her character in Femme Fatale.

The next day, Philip is promoted to manager at the theater and given his own office to work in which he is told by his partner (Jon Polito) that they are going to be closing down after losing money for three years in a row because they don’t have any good movies coming out anymore like they used to when they were first opening up shop together 15 years earlier.


Philip goes home upset about this news but then we find out that he’s actually been having an affair with his wife Rita (Rebecca Pidgeon) for years behind her back

Femme Fatale (2002)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Tarak Ben Ammar (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

8. Carrie (1976)

 Brian De Palma is a director who has become known for his films that are both stylish and highly stylized. In the 1970s, De Palma was one of the first directors to bring elements of horror films into mainstream cinema. His films include The Fury (1978) and Carrie (1976).

Carrie – Brian De Palma

The film tells the story of Carrie White, a shy girl who has been bullied by her classmates since she was born. When she discovered she had telekinetic powers, she was humiliated by classmates at school. Years later, after becoming a popular teen idol at school,

Carrie returns home one day to discover that her mother has had an accident. While recovering in the hospital with her mother dying, Carrie becomes even more obsessed with discovering what caused her mother’s death and why there are people coming after her with knives and other weapons in order to kill her.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving (Actors)
  • David Liban (Director) - Lawrence D. Cohen (Writer) - Brian De Palma (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

9. Mission: Impossible (1996) 

 The Mission: Impossible franchise is one of the most popular action series in Hollywood history. The first movie, starring Roger Moore, was released in 1976 and became a worldwide hit.

The following year, Brian De Palma directed the second installment of the franchise. This time around, Tom Cruise played IMF agent Ethan Hunt who went after a terrorist organization called Syndicate. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success.

In 1996, Paramount Pictures released Mission: Impossible 2 and it became one of the highest-grossing movies in that year’s summer season with an estimated worldwide gross of almost $200 million dollars.

In 1999, Paramount released Mission: Impossible 3 which once again brought Cruise back to the big screen as he starred alongside Thandie Newton as IMF agents assigned to track down renegade computer genius Luther Stickell (Antonio Banderas).

Paramount released Mission: Impossible 4 on July 25th, 2006 with Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt while director J. J. Abrams helmed this installment alongside Oscar winner John Mcternan taking over for Brad Bird who originally wrote this screenplay back in 1998 when he was hired by

Mission: Impossible
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - David Koepp (Writer) - Tom Cruise (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

10. Casualties of War (1989)

Casualties of War is one of the most bleak and somber war films ever made, and was directed by Brian De Palma. Set in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive,

it follows a squad of U.S. Marines as they are ordered to search homes for Viet Cong (VC) sympathizers, who are then executed on the spot. The film’s title refers to the photographs that were taken of dead American soldiers and handed out to the families of those killed in action.

It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (De Palma), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall), Best Original Screenplay (Michelangelo Antonioni), Best Cinematography (John Alcott).

Casualties of War is a difficult film to watch; its events take place over a relatively short period of time, but most characters are involved for much longer periods than that.

Casualties Of War (Extended Cut)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, Don Harvey (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Daniel Lang (Writer) - Fred C. Caruso (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

11. Sisters (1972)            

Brian De Palma’s first film is not an easy one to watch. It’s a suspenseful, gripping exploration of family relationships. But it’s also a movie that has a hard time trusting its audience, which can be frustrating when you’re trying to parse its emotional subtleties.

Sisters takes place in the 1960s and follows the lives of two sisters, one who chooses to leave behind her family and live in New York City, and one who stays behind to care for her mother throughout her illness.

It’s a nice setup for a drama, but De Palma has more in mind than simple domestic melodrama: He wants to explore how women are treated in the world around them, and how those expectations affect their relationships with other women.

He does this through flashbacks that alternate between past and present sometimes within the same scene which let him show how each sister has been affected by society at large.

Sisters (The Criterion Collection)
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)

12. Hi, Mom! (1970)      

 Hi, Mom! is a 1970 American comedy film written by Melvin Frank and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Kirk Douglas as a man who takes his mother out of retirement to see the world. It was released on December 12, 1970, by Paramount Pictures.

The film was based on a story by Frank that had originally been titled My Mother’s Ghost; it was changed because the studio felt it might be confused with My Mother’s House, which had already been released with similar themes (and shared its title).

The film has been described as “a comically melancholy romance about two men and their mothers” and “a comedic exploration of what it means to grow up.”

The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the acting performances and chemistry between Douglas and Gene Wilder, who plays his mother.[2]

Hi, Mom
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charles Durning, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Salt (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Charles Hirsch (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

13.Body Double (1984)

 Body Double is a 1984 American crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Donald Sutherland, Nancy Allen and John Amos. The film was written by Donald E. Westlake and the music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. It was released in the United States on August 31, 1984.

The film opens with the murder of fashion photographer Gwen Conroy (Nancy Allen) in New York City. She is killed by an unknown assailant using a gun with a silencer, and her body is quickly dumped into a river near the Brooklyn Bridge.

Her husband, television executive Charlie Conroy (John Amos), hires private investigator Mike Chapman (Donald Sutherland) to find out who killed his wife.

After questioning several suspects, including his own estranged brother Frank (Robert Loggia), Charlie learns that Gwen had been spying on him for years and discovered he was having an affair with her secretary Tara (Cathy Moriarty).

He hires Mike to tail Tara at work to confirm that she has been linked to the murder before it can be traced back to him.

Body Double
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry (Actors)
  • Brian Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Brian Palma (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

14. Snake Eyes (1998)   

By the time Brian De Palma was directing Snake Eyes, he’d already spent three decades as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors. His resume is deep with films that have become classics, including Dressed to Kill, Carrie and Mission: Impossible.

De Palma’s style hasn’t changed much since then he still favors tight closeups and long takes but the films themselves have taken on new relevance in the era of streaming services.

In particular, Ryan Gosling’s performance as an assassin in Snake Eyes feels like a throwback to his work with De Palma on Mission: Impossible.

Gosling plays Sean Archer, a man who has spent his whole life as an assassin for the CIA. When he learns that they’re going to kill him by sending him on a mission that will only end in death,

he decides to take matters into his own hands by using an old friend (Christian Slater) who is also an assassin for the CIA. Archer ends up teaming up with Slater and another agent (Jonny Lee Miller) to stop the plot against them before it’s too late.

Snake Eyes
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Brian De Palma (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

15. Obsession (1976)    

 In the film Obsession (1976), Brian De Palma tells a story about the nature of obsession. In the film, John Cusack plays an obsessive compulsive who becomes obsessed with a woman who seems to be able to read his mind.

The story is told through flashback as we see how this man’s life has been affected by his obsession.

The main character is played by John Cusack. He is an eccentric man who is obsessed with a woman named Sara. He can’t get her out of his head or off his mind.

He stalks her and follows her at every turn, even after he discovers she is married and has children. As time goes on, he becomes more and more obsessed with her, until one day he actually kills someone over her.

The film makes some interesting points about relationships between men and women and how they can affect each other over time. It also explores the idea that sometimes people will do things they wouldn’t normally do just because they are obsessed with something; in this case,

it was Sara’s husband or someone else in her life who could have let her down or hurt her in some way that made him want revenge against them or them alone

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cliff Robertson, Genevieve Bujold, John Lithgow (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - George Litto (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

16. Passion (2012)                          

 Passion is a 2012 erotic thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Julianne Moore and Rachel McAdams. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and received a limited theatrical release in the United States on January 15, 2013.

The film is a remake of the 1980 film Passion.

In 18th century France, Marie Léonie (Moore) is a young woman who has been sold into marriage to Joseph de Bologna (Dane DeHaan). She is brought to live with him in his castle, where she becomes pregnant after their first night together. He then forces her to tell him that she is not pregnant.

They live together for several years, but she does not consummate their marriage until after his wife dies in childbirth. When Marie becomes pregnant again, Joseph tells her he will kill the child if it is born dead or alive but not if it is born alive.

However, when Marie gives birth to a healthy boy named Joseph, Joseph kills him with a knife while they are alone in their bedroom.

Marie then flees back to Paris where she meets with an old friend named Lucienne Le Blaire (McAdams). Lucienne helps Marie escape from Joseph’s men and takes her

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Saïd Ben Saïd (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)

17. Raising Cain (1992) 

 Raising Cain (1992) is the story of a young man who is sentenced to five years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. While in prison, he meets two other men who are there for similarly questionable reasons.

When they form a loose-knit group that calls itself “The Family,” they plan to carry out revenge on those who wronged them by kidnapping their families and friends.

The film was directed by Brian De Palma, who would later direct one of my favorite films: Carlito’s Way (1993). The film received some critical acclaim but wasn’t a big success at the box office, which made it difficult for De Palma to get funding for many other projects.

The film has some interesting themes and characters, but it also has some real problems with its pacing and structure. Despite those issues though, I thought it was still worth watching because it’s just so goddamn bizarre.

The first thing that strikes you about Raising Cain is how absolutely bizarre it is. This movie feels like an example of what would happen if someone gave David Lynch $20 million and told him to make a movie about post-apocalyptic

Raising Cain
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Brian De Palma (Writer) - Gale Anne Hurd (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

18. Wise Guys (1986)    

 Wise Guys, released in 1986 and directed by Brian De Palma, stars Robert De Niro and John Lithgow as two men whose lives are changed by a night at a bar. The movie brought together two actors who had worked with each other on several occasions and whose characters here were modeled after them.

The story begins in the late 1950s when De Niro is playing a young man who marries his high school sweetheart (Carroll Baker). A few years later he gets into trouble with the law for stealing cars for his stepfather’s business,

but he eventually gets out of jail and gets married again. Meanwhile, Lithgow plays an aging gangster who has been betrayed by one of his associates and is now struggling to survive in middle age.

Wise Guys is based on an original screenplay written by De Palma himself. While the film was shot in Los Angeles, it was actually shot at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel during an apartment fire that occurred while filming was taking place there.

Wise Guys
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joe Piscopo, Danny DeVito, Dan Hedaya (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - George Gallo (Writer) - Aaron Russo (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

19. Mission to Mars (2000)

This is a very good movie about NASA’s mission to Mars and the problems that occur on their way there. The movie has a good plot, with a lot of action and suspense, but also some drama and romance.

The acting is pretty good, especially by Denzel Washington who plays the main character in this film.

This film shows how hard it is to be an astronaut in space, especially when you are going to another planet without any previous experience or training. It also shows how important it is for astronauts to have trust in each other because they might need help from other people during bad situations or emergencies.

It also shows how difficult it is for them to work together because they cannot see each other at all times when they are far away from Earth.

Mission To Mars
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Jim Thomas (Writer) - Tom Jacobson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

20. The Black Dahlia (2006)        

The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson and Alec Baldwin. The film is a re-imagining of the real-life case of Elizabeth Short (1922–47), who was killed in 1947 in Los Angeles,

California; her murder remains unsolved. The film stars Josh Hartnett as detective Jim Vadas, who investigates the case.

It also stars Aaron Eckhart as homicide detective Steve Saunders and Scarlett Johansson as Elizabeth Short’s mother Lois Long.

The film premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2006 with one screening at each of the three theaters at the festival.[3] After initially being rejected by the Weinstein Company because they did not believe it would do well at box office,[4] The Black Dahlia was released in North America on August 8, 2006 by Sony Pictures Releasing.[5][6][7]

The Black Dahlia
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Josh Friedman (Writer) - Rudy Cohen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

21. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

The movie opens with a powerful image: a fire burning on a beach. The smoke is so thick that everything behind it is obscured by darkness. The camera pans down to reveal a burning car, its wheels churning in the flames.

This is meant to be an image of destruction, but it also speaks to the idea that all things are made of combustible material, and that everything eventually burns away.

This notion is important throughout the film as it relates to wealth, success and ambition. As we see at the beginning of this film, everyone has something they want to burn–everyone except for Tom Hagen (Harvey Keitel),

who likes his job as a lawyer and doesn’t want to change it for any reason whatsoever. That’s why he hires Bruce Riner (Albert Finney), who represents people with financial problems who want their money back from rich people like Lord Sidney Falco (Alec Baldwin).

Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Michael Cristofer (Writer) - Brian De Palma (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

22. Redacted (2007)      

 Brian De Palma is a director who has had a very interesting career. Starting as an actor, he made his way into directing with Dressed to Kill (1980). Then came the film Scarface (1983),

which was a huge success and also earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. His next few films were not as well received, but he bounced back with Raising Cain (1992), which won him another Oscar nomination for Best Director.

He has directed some really good movies throughout his career. Some of them like Blow Out (1981) and Mission: Impossible III (2006) have been considered among the best in their respective genres. Others like Passion of the Christ (2004) have not received much critical acclaim at all, but they are still very good movies nonetheless.

Redacted is one of his lesser known films that didn’t get much attention when it came out. It tells the story of a young man who joins the police academy after being accused of rape by his girlfriend’s parents.

He ultimately ends up killing one of his fellow cadets while trying to cover up what happened during training. The rest of the movie follows his attempts to evade suspicion while he tries to prove his innocence

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz (Actors)
  • Brian De Palma (Director) - Magnolia Pictures (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Characteristics of Brian De Palma Movies

 Brian De Palma is a director who is known for his unique style of filmmaking. His films are influenced by the Hollywood genres of crime, horror and thriller. He is known as one of the most respected directors in the world.

De Palma’s movies have a strong visual style and great soundtracks that elevate the film to another level. He uses music to help tell his story, which gives it a very distinctive feel. The music can be used to help build suspense or build tension so that the audience becomes anxious about what will happen next.

De Palma’s work has often been compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s because both directors use music as one of their main parts of their films. Each director has his own way of using music in their movies and each one knows how to use it effectively.

Best Brian De Palma Movies – Wrapping Up

Brian De Palma is a master of suspense and tension. From his early days in New York City, as an assistant director for Martin Scorsese, to his days with Francis Ford Coppola, he has always been able to create some of the most intense experiences possible.


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