The best movies with M. Emmet Walsh

List of the 10 best movies starring M. Emmet Walsh, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Slap Shot
10

Slap Shot

Role in movie: Dickie Dunn
F

ormer hockey star Reggie Dunlop goes from living the high life to coaching a minor-league hockey team on the skids. When Dunlop realizes that playing dirty excites the crowds, he turns his team into a goon squad of thugs whose popularity only grows the longer they stew in the penalty box.

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Silkwood
9

Silkwood

Role in movie: Walt Yarborough
T

he story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

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Reds
8

Reds

Role in movie: Speaker - Liberal Club
T

his movie tells the true story of John Reed, a radical American journalist around the time of World War I. He soon meets Louise Bryant, a respectable married woman, who dumps her husband for Reed and becomes an important feminist and radical in her own right. After involvement with labor and political disputes in the US, they go to Russia in time for the October Revolution in 1917, when the Communists siezed power. Inspired, they return to the US, hoping to lead a similar revolution. A particularly fascinating aspect of the movie is the inclusion of interviews with "witnesses", the real-life surviving participants in the events of the movie.

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Calvary
7

Calvary

Role in movie: The Writer
A

fter he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

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Blood Simple (Blood Simple.)
6

Blood Simple (Blood Simple.)

Role in movie: Loren Visser
A

rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

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Ordinary People
5

Ordinary People

Role in movie: Coach Salan
B

eth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

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Serpico
4

Serpico

Role in movie: Gallagher
S

erpico is a 1973 American biopic directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. It's based on Peter Maas' biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the force. The film and its principals were nominated for numerous awards, and together with Scarecrow, which was released the same year, it marked the big breakthrough for Al Pacino. The film was also a commercial success.

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Little Big Man
3

Little Big Man

Role in movie: Shotgun Guard
J

ack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

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The Iron Giant
2

The Iron Giant

Role in movie: Earl Stutz (voice)
A

giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

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Blade Runner
1

Blade Runner

Role in movie: Bryant
I

n the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to kill a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

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M. Emmet Walsh

Michael Emmet Walsh (born March 22, 1935) is an American actor who has appeared in over 100 film and television productions. Description above from the Wikipedia article M. Emmet Walsh , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
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