10 Best Mike Nichols Movies, Ranked

By Meena

Politics and scandals intertwine in this biting satire. Nichols captures the essence of political drama with wit and insight.

10. 'Primary Colors' (1998)

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Empowerment in the corporate world! A tale of ambition, love, and office politics, Nichols adds his magical touch.

9. 'Working Girl' (1988)

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Cherished by critics, this gripping tale of a nuclear plant whistleblower, starring Streep, is a testament to Nichols' prowess.

8. 'Silkwood' (1983)

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Hollywood's underbelly! Streep and MacLaine shine in this tumultuous mother-daughter journey, masterfully directed by Nichols.

7. 'Postcards from the Edge' (1990)

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Exploring male psyche, relationships, and vulnerability, Nichols delves deep into human intricacies, making it a classic.

6. 'Carnal Knowledge' (1971)

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Comedy at its best! A drag club owner, a conservative politician, and an engagement – Nichols' comedic genius shines.

5. 'The Birdcage' (1996)

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Intimate, raw, real. Nichols' tale of love, betrayal, and desire, with an impeccable star cast, is heart-wrenchingly poignant.

4. 'Closer' (2004)

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A masterpiece miniseries! Nichols captures the AIDS epidemic and spiritual awakening in a gripping and humane manner.

3. 'Angels in America' (2003)

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Iconic and intense. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's performances, under Nichols' direction, is cinematic gold.

2. 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1966)

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Timeless! Dustin Hoffman's breakout role. Nichols’ exploration of love, rebellion, and coming-of-age remains unmatched.

1. 'The Graduate' (1967)

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