What are the best Robert Zemeckis movies?

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    #1Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. It follows the adventures of a teenager and his friend, as a scientist creates a time machine with a car.


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    Ye Wu
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Robert Zemeckis has helmed a lot of good films including Cast Away and Forrest Gump but Back to the Future is easily my favorite one. Just the concept of time travel alone would have done the trick, but man, Marty and Doc Brown really made fall in love with this film because they were just so believable. And in turn, it made Back to the Future believable for me. So glad that this is included in this list and I am even happier to find a good copy on this site!"
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    #2Cast Away

    Cast Away

    Cast Away is an epic survival drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Released in 2000, the movie revolves around a man marooned on an uninhabited island following a plane crash. It starred Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy.


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    Tiffany Xu
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "For me, Cast Away is the best movie that Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis have ever worked on together. While some would argue that Forrest Gump is better, I would still say that Cast Away truly captures the human psyche if one is put in Chuck Noland's predicament. This is a test of character and endurance at its finest."
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    #3The Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    The Polar Express is a 3D computer-animated Christmas fantasy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis. Released in 2004, it was based on the children's book with the same title. It featured the voices of Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, and Nona Gaye.


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    Edison Meng
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Robert Zemeckis has often been hailed as an innovator in visual effects and his 3D computer-animated film The Polar Express is a proof of that. Combining visual aesthetics with a great storyline from a children's book, the result is a masterpiece that is as enjoyable to watch as any animated movies out there. Oh, and Tom Hanks doing at least 5-6 voices? What else could anyone want from an animated flick?"
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    #4Romancing the Stone

    Romancing the Stone

    Romancing the Stone is a comedic adventurous action motion picture that stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis and was written by Diane Thomas. The film premiered on March 24, 1984.


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    Leo Huang
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Romancing the Stone is one of the earliest films directed by Robert Zemeckis. It was critically acclaimed and has relative commercial success. It starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. "
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    #5What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind. What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis.


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    Claire Chang
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I was looking for supernatural films and What Lies Beneath was suggested by this site. I have watched this before but has forgotten about this film completely. Despite the mixed reviews, I personally feel that Robert Zemeckis has done a marvelous job with this movie. It doesn't hurt that he has great actors for this film too. It's still a good movie all in all and it hits the right spots."
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    Allied is a historical war movie directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steve Knight. It was released in 2016 and starred Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, and Lizzy Caplan.


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    Xiang Pan
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Brad Pitt has done war films before but nothing with this kind of material. A Canadian intelligence officer and French Resistance fighter and collaborator fall in love during World War II. They'll be engulfed in a world of intrigue and suspicion where they could trust no one. Not even each other. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie masterfully helmed by Robert Zemeckis, arguably one of the greatest directors of all time."
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    #7Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    A toon hating detective is a rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. 


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    Andy Ma
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Christopher Lloyd and Robert Zemeckis are back at it again. In my opinion, Who Framed Roger Rabit is one of the greatest animated films of all time. It has a great plot with a 'toon' being accused of murder. It was critically acclaimed while being a massive commercial success."
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    Contact is a gripping story, starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, that follows a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth.


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    Wei Zhang
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Contact is one of the most underrated films of all time. I enjoyed Jodie Foster's performance as the bright lead scientist who discovered the signal sent by the ETs. I liked the human dynamics the film portrayed as I think this is how most of us would behave if we are contacted by beings from another world. I would watch Contact over and over."


Best What are the best Robert Zemeckis movies
1Back to the FutureMovies 13 Paid
2Cast AwayMovies 11 Paid
3The Polar ExpressMovies 9 Paid
4Romancing the StoneMovies 7 Paid
5What Lies BeneathMovies 5 Paid
6AlliedMovies 4 Paid
7Who Framed Roger Rabbit?Movies 2 Paid
8ContactMovies 1 Paid

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