Chinatown (1974): It's all about the water. And Faye Dunaway.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Oscars for Louise Fletcher, Nicholson, director Milos Forman, Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Batman (1989): He insisted on a portion of the box office profits to portray the Joker. A B-movie actor from Minnesota provided the soundtrack.
A Few Good Men (1992): The good ol' days of Gitmo. When Tom Cruise drank Yoo-hoo and Demi Moore buttoned her top button.
As Good As It Gets (1997): Once again, Jack portrays a writer. Will it go better than it did in The Shining?