Michael Crichton Movies by Year

Movies Written by or Based on Books by Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton's books translate well into movies, but that doesn't mean all Michael Crichton's movies are based on books. Crichton has written unique screenplays as well. Here is a list of all Michael Crichton's movies by year.

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1971 - 'The Andromeda Strain'

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The Andromeda Strain is a science fiction movie based on Crichton's novel with the same title about a team of scientists who are investigating a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that rapidly and fatally clots human blood.

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1972 - 'Pursuit'

Pursuit, a made-for-TV movie, was an ABC Movie of the Week.

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1972 - 'Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues'

Dealing is based on a novel that Crichton co-wrote with his brother and published under the pen name "Michael Douglas."

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1972 - 'The Carey Treatment'

The Carey Treatment is based on Crichton's 1968 novel, A Case of Need. A Case of Need was published under the name Jeffrey Hudson. It is a medical thriller about a pathologist.
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1973 - 'Westworld'

Crichton wrote and directed the science fiction thriller Westworld. Westworld is about an amusement park filled with androids who humans can partake in fantasies with -- including killing the androids in Wild West duels and having sex with them. There are measures in place to keep humans from getting hurt, but problems arise as those break down.

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1974 - 'The Terminal Man'

Based on Crichton's 1972 novel by the same title, The Terminal Man is a thriller about mind control. The main character, Henry Benson, is scheduled for an operation to have electrodes and a mini-computer implanted in his brain to control his seizures. But what does that really mean for Henry?

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1978 - 'Coma'

Crichton directed Coma, which was based on a book by Robin Cook. Coma is the story of a young doctor at Boston Medical who tries to find out why so many patients are comatose after surgery there.

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1979 - 'The First Great Train Robbery'

Crichton directed The First Great Train Robbery and wrote the screenplay, which was based on his 1975 book with the same title. The First Great Train Robbery is about the Great Gold Robbery of 1855 and takes place in London.

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1981 - 'Looker'

Michael Crichton wrote and directed Looker. It is a story about models who request minor plastic surgery and then mysteriously die shortly afterward. The surgeon, who is a suspect, starts investigating the advertising research firm that employed the models. This is a science fiction thriller.

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1984 - 'Runaway'

Crichton wrote and directed Runaway, a film about a veteran police officer who tracks runaway robots.

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1989 - 'Physical Evidence'

Physical Evidence is about a detective who is accused of murder. Although it appears to be an open and shut case, things may not be that simple.

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1993 - 'Jurassic Park'

Based on Crichton's 1990 novel with the same title, Jurassic Park is a science fiction thriller about dinosaurs who are recreated through DNA to populate an amusement park. Unfortunately, some of the safety measures fail, and people find themselves in danger.

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1994 - 'Disclosure'

Based on a novel Crichton published the same year, Disclosure is about Tom Sanders, who works in a high-tech company just before the beginning of the dot-com economic boom and is wrongly accused of sexual harassment.

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1995 - 'Congo'

Based on Crichton's 1980 novel, Congo is about a diamond expedition in the rain forest of Congo that is attacked by killer gorillas.

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1996 - 'Twister'

Crichton co-wrote the screenplay for Twister, a thriller about storm chasers who research tornadoes.

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1997 - 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'

The Lost World is the sequel to Jurassic Park. It takes place six years after the original story and involves the search for "Site B," the place where the dinosaurs for Jurassic Park were hatched. The movie is based on Crichton's 1995 book with the same title.

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1998 - 'Sphere'

Sphere, which was based on Crichton's 1987 novel with the same title, is the story of a psychologist who is called by U.S. Navy to join a team of scientists to examine an enormous spacecraft discovered on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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1999 - 'The 13th Warrior'

Based on Crichton's 1976 novel Eaters of the Dead, The 13th Warrior is about a Muslim in the 10th century who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement. It is largely a retelling of Beowulf.

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2003 - 'Timeline'

Based on Crichton's 1999 novel, Timeline is about a team of historians that travels to the Middle Ages to retrieve a fellow historian who is trapped there.

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2008 - 'The Andromeda Strain'

The 2008 TV mini-series of The Andromeda Strain is a remake of the 1971 movie with the same title. Both are based on Crichton's novel about a team of scientists who are investigating a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that rapidly and fatally clots human blood.