Search results for "Emma Thompson"


Saving Mr. Banks (2013) RT 78% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2014

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for a third adventure and magic filled year in this follow-up to the first two Potter blockbusters. Harry comes face to face with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Brave (2012) RT 78% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews  •  Steve Purcell
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the ever-maturing Harry Potter is stunned to find that his warnings about ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Henry V (1989) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Brian Blessed  •  James Larkin

Howards End (1992) RT 92% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jun 2001

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emma Thompson  •  Anthony Hopkins

Imagining Argentina (2003) RT 33% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Accomplished British screenwriter Christopher Hampton directs the political drama Imagining Argentina, based on the novel by Lawrence Thornton. Set during the unsettling ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Hampton
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Emma Thompson

Impromptu (1991) RT 76% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2002

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

In the Name of the Father (1993) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Jul 1998

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Emma Thompson  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  John Lynch

Love Actually (2003) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in, and out, of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory




Much Ado About Nothing (1993) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 1998

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Sean Leonard

Nanny McPhee (2005) RT 73% / Audience 63%

DVD release: May 2006

Widower Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Colin Firth  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Thomas Sangster

Peter's Friends (1992) RT 71% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2008

It is New Year's weekend and the friends of Peter (Fry) gather at his newly inherited country house. Ten years ago, they all acted together in a Cambridge University student ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

Sense and Sensibility (1995) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Emma Thompson  •  Hugh Grant  •  Tom Wilkinson

Stranger than Fiction (2006) RT 72% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Queen Latifah

The Remains of the Day (1993) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2001

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

The Tall Guy (1989) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2002

An American actor in England tries to find love and work.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Emma Thompson  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Geraldine James

Treasure Planet (2002) RT 69% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2003

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

Dead Again (1991) RT 83% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2000

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Andy García  •  Robin Williams

The Winter Guest (1997) RT 64% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2005

It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alan Rickman
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Phyllida Law  •  Sheila Reid  •  Sandra Voe