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Paul Schrader

Director, Actor

Films to Rent

Blue CollarBlue Collar (1977) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Richard Pryor
As one might expect from the writer of TAXI DRIVER, dir. Schrader's debut is a gritty, tough–minded drama of macho ethics, set in the grinding…
HardcoreHardcore (1979)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. George C. Scott, Peter Boyle
Paul Schrader, rehashing his script of TAXI DRIVER, pits a Catholic mid–westerner against the seedy, amoral underworld of California's adult…
American GigoloAmerican Gigolo (1980)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo
Low–key but effective drama. Richard Gere is suspected in a Hollywood murder.
Cat PeopleCat People (1982)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard
Loose remake of the Val Lewton classic fleshes out the innate connection between human sexuality and animal instinct. Nymphette Nastassja Kinski…
Mishima - A Life in Four ChaptersMishima - A Life in Four Chapters (1985) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ken Ogata
Fascinating study of the controversial Japanese author/militarist whose desire to merge life and art led to his ritualistic suicide. A luminous…
Patty HearstPatty Hearst (1988)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames
Intense depiction of Patty Hearst's kidnapping, confinement and brain–washing by 'urban guerillas' the SLA, from that specialist in American…
Comfort of Strangers, TheComfort of Strangers, The (1991)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken
Genuinely unsettling, if not ultimately coherent, tale of an English couple (Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson) in Venice who become the…
Light SleeperLight Sleeper (1992) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany
Writer of TAXI DRIVER delivers a complex, understated character study of an ex–junkie drug–courier (Willem Dafoe) unable to escape the…
Witch HuntWitch Hunt (1995)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper plays P.I. Philip Lovecraft and becomes embroiled in the murder of a Hollywood producer with supernatural side–effects. Pleasing…
TouchTouch (1997)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken
Auteur of urban paranoia Paul Schrader opts for a lighter touch in this satirical roam through the vagaries of contemporary American religion and its…
AfflictionAffliction (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek
A murder–mystery obscured in a snowbound landscape of wrecked relationships and alcoholic longings, this gets right under the skin of its…
Forever MineForever Mine (2001)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol, Joseph Fiennes
The victim of a squelched distribution deal, this film–noir romance from dir. Schrader (AFFLICTION) is one of the most notable films to ever go…
Auto FocusAuto Focus (2002) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe
A savvy true Hollywood story detailing the sordid life of “Hogan’s Heroes” TV star Bob Crane, whose illicit 'sex addiction' led to…
Walker, The Walker, The (2007)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall
Woody Harrelson plays against type as a sharp–witted blueblood socialite who tries to solve the mystery of a murder he's framed for after…
Adam ResurrectedAdam Resurrected (2008)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi
Troubling tale of a former Jewish circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber by serving as the camp commandant's pet dog. Based on…
Canyons, TheCanyons, The (2013)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk
Dir. Paul Schrader and writer Bret Easton Ellis collaborate on this seedy tale of independent film production, set in a washed out L.A. Lindsay Lohan…
Dying of the LightDying of the Light (2014)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim
Curious thriller with Nicolas Cage as a CIA agent in the earl stages of dementia going rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a…
Dog Eat DogDog Eat Dog (2016)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe
Demonstrating that age hasn't tamed him, 70–year–old director Paul Schrader delivers this frenetic, nihilistic black comedy based on the…
First ReformedFirst Reformed (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric The Entertainer
Ethan Hawke plays a 46–year old pastor of a historic First Reformed church in upstate New York whose existential troubles span questions of…

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