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A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea of publishing them in a novel--thus Pride of the ... See full bio

John Sayles movies and series available to watch on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu : 1st ratings based on IMDB, 2nd rating - Netflix / Rotten Tomatos users:
* Movie Title (sort) Year Genres (sort) Director / CreatorsLeading Actors Netflix
7.5 Eight Men Out 1988 Drama History Sport John Sayles John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner * 3.7/5
7.3 City of Hope 1991 Crime Drama John Sayles Vincent Spano Tony Lo Bianco Stephen Mendillo - 7.6/10
7.3 Honeydripper 2007 Crime Drama History History Music Musical John Sayles Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta * 3.4/5
7.9 Lone Star 1996 Drama Mystery John Sayles Chris Cooper Elizabeth Pena Stephen Mendillo * 3.6/5
7.6 The Secret of Roan Inish 1994 Drama Family Fantasy John Sayles Jeni Courtney Eileen Colgan Mick Lally * 3.7/5
7.5 Passion Fish 1992 Drama John Sayles Mary McDonnell Alfre Woodard Angela Bassett * 3.6/5
6.8 The Brother from Another Planet 1984 Comedy Sci-Fi John Sayles Joe Morton Daryl Edwards Rosanna Carter * 3.2/5
8.1 Secondhand Lions 2003 Comedy Drama Family Tim McCanlies Haley Joel Osment Michael Caine Robert Duvall * 4.0/5
8.0 Malcolm X 1992 Biography Drama History History Romance Spike Lee Denzel Washington Angela Bassett Delroy Lindo * 3.7/5
7.9 Apollo 13 1995 Adventure Drama History Ron Howard Tom Hanks Bill Paxton Kevin Bacon * 4.0/5
7.6 v American Dream 1990 Documentary Barbara Kopple Jesse Jackson Juan Munoz Ray Rogers * 3.4/5
7.2 v Something Wild 1986 Comedy Crime Romance Romance Thriller Jonathan Demme Jeff Daniels Melanie Griffith Ray Liotta * 3.3/5
7.0 The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 Action Adventure Drama Drama Family Fantasy Mark Waters Freddie Highmore Sarah Bolger David Strathairn * 3.7/5
6.9 Howling 1981 Horror Joe Dante Dee Wallace Patrick Macnee Dennis Dugan * 3.4/5
6.8 Matinee 1993 Comedy Drama Joe Dante John Goodman Cathy Moriarty Simon Fenton * 3.2/5
6.8 That Guy Dick Miller 2014 Biography Documentary Elijah Drenner Dick Miller Lainie Miller Gilbert Adler - 8.2/10
6.7 Richard Linklater Dream is Destiny 2016 Documentary Louis Black Sandra Adair Patricia Arquette Michael Barker - 6/10
6.5 v Unnatural Causes 1986 Drama Lamont Johnson John Ritter Alfre Woodard Patti LaBelle
6.4 We Are One 2017 Documentary History News News War Kevin Mukherji Forest Whitaker Harold Ramis Jimmy Carter
6.2 My Mexican Shivah 2007 Comedy Alejandro Springall Blanca Guerra Martha Roth Sergio Kleiner * 3.0/5
6.1 The Newton Boys 1998 Action Crime Drama Drama History Western Richard Linklater Matthew McConaughey Ethan Hawke Skeet Ulrich * 3.6/5
8.1 Matewan 1987 Drama History John Sayles Chris Cooper James Earl Jones Mary McDonnell * 3.8/5
6.0 Straight Talk 1992 Comedy Drama Romance Barnet Kellman Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne * 3.4/5

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