One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lists: Drama, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1970s, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched."

Overall Ranking: 158 (Rank from 1975: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 13.33%
Half-Popped 6.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
3Guys Scotty100
Thomas Pollock100
Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews95(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca94
CinemaVisitor Erik90
Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch89 - It takes the long way around getting to its point, but, once there, you're left awestruck.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest88
Carrie B88
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews80
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
Annwyn S40

People Involved

  • Jack Nicholson (Randle Patrick McMurphy)
  • Louise Fletcher (Nurse Mildred Ratched)
  • William Redfield (Harding)
  • Michael Berryman (Ellis)
  • Peter Brocco (Colonel Matterson)
  • Dean R. Brooks (Dr. John Spivey)
  • Alonzo Brown (Miller)
  • Scatman Crothers (Orderly Turkle)
  • Mwako Cumbuka (Attendant Warren)
  • Danny DeVito (Martini)
  • William Duell (Jim Sefelt)
  • Josip Elic (Bancini)
  • Lan Fendors (Nurse Itsu)
  • Nathan George (Attendant Washington)
  • Ken Kenny (Beans Garfield)
  • Mel Lambert (Harbormaster)
  • Sydney Lassick (Charlie Cheswick)
  • Kay Lee (Night Nurse)
  • Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit)
  • Christopher Lloyd (Taber)
  • Louisa Moritz (Rose)
  • Will Sampson (Chief Bromden)
  • Vincent Schiavelli (Fredrickson)
  • Anjelica Huston (Woman on Pier)
  • MiloÅ¡ Forman (Director)