Search results for "Ian McKellen"


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) RT 64% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Andy Serkis

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) RT 74% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2014

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Golden Compass (2007) RT 43% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2008

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) RT 91% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) RT 59% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2015

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Apt Pupil (1998)

Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden (Renfro) discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker (Mackellan) is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bruce Davison  •  David Schwimmer

Asylum (2005) RT 36% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Jan 2006

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ian McKellen  •  Joss Ackland

Flushed Away (2006) RT 72% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2007

London high-society mouse Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Bowers  •  Sam Fell
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Winslet  •  Ian McKellen  •  Jean Reno

Gods and Monsters (1998) RT 95% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 1999

It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Lolita Davidovich

I'll Do Anything (1994) RT 61% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Whittni Wright  •  Albert Brooks




Last Action Hero (1993) RT 37% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996)

Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Ian McKellen  •  David Warner

Richard III (1995) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Annette Bening  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Kristin Scott Thomas

Scandal (1989) RT 91% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Sep 2000

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Ian McKellen

Stardust (2007) RT 76% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Dec 2007

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

The Da Vinci Code (2006) RT 25% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Nov 2006

When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor Robert Langdon and cryptographer Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Ian McKellen  •  Paul Bettany

The Keep (1983) RT 36% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Nazis take over an ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Alberta Watson  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Robert Prosky

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2004

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler