Many of Silver's movies have been hugely popular with audiences and have been huge money-makers. Among the movies he has produced are: The Matrix (1999); Die Hard (1988); The Matrix Reloaded (2003); The Matrix Revolutions (2003); Predator (1987); Die Hard 2 (1990); Swordfish (2001); Lethal Weapon (1987); Lethal Weapon 4 (1998); Conspiracy Theory (1997); Demolition Man (1993); Lethal Weapon 2 (1989); Lethal Weapon 3 (1992); Gothika (2003); Commando (1985); Romeo Must Die (2000); The Last Boy Scout (1991); Predator 2 (1990); House on Haunted Hill (1999); Hudson Hawk (1991); 48 Hrs. (1982); Ghost Ship (2002); Xanadu (1980).
From: George Mair, Bette: An Intimate Biography of Bette Midler, Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group: Secaucus, NJ (1995), page 223:
Actress Rachel Ward agrees that it is the male-dominated psyche that determines women' positions in most films. "I've read twenty-five-odd scripts in the last five weeks and in all of them the women were there so they could get [expletive for receiving sexual intercourse] on page 50. . . . Producer Joel Silver said that the only way he wants women in his pictures is either naked or dead. Unfortunately, he reflects a lot of what other people think and is just pig enough to say it."