Search results for "John Mills"


Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Bean (1997)

Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Bright Young Things (2003) RT 65% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Feb 2005

in the 1930’s a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things.” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Simon McBurney  •  Michael Sheen  •  Emily Mortimer  •  James McAvoy

Gandhi (1982) RT 88% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2001

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

A shy British teacher looks back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people touched his life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Greer Garson  •  Terry Kilburn  •  John Mills

Great Expectations (1946) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  John Mills  •  Anthony Wager  •  Valerie Hobson  •  Jean Simmons

Hamlet (1996) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

Hobson's Choice (1954) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  John Mills  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Daphne Anderson

In Which We Serve (1942) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2007

This is the story of a British Naval ship, the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ships first and only ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  Noël Coward
CAST:  Noël Coward  •  Derek Elphinstone  •  Michael Wilding  •  John Mills

Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

DVD release: Dec 2007

Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Bolt
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Jon Finch  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  John Mills




Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) RT 75% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2006

A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign • Music
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Ryan's Daughter (1970) RT 50% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2006

World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Sarah Miles  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Trevor Howard  •  Christopher Jones

Scott of the Antarctic (1948) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2006

The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  John Mills  •  Derek Bond  •  Kenneth More  •  James Robertson Justice

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  John Mills  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  James MacArthur  •  Janet Munro

The Colditz Story (1955) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Allied prisoners attempt to excape from an "escape-proof" German POW camp - Colditz Castle, during WWII. Classic British War drama.  (more)

GENRES: War
DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  John Mills  •  Christopher Rhodes  •  Eric Portman  •  Ian Carmichael

The Long Memory (1953) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Aug 2012

1953 British noir thriller, starring John Mills. An innocent man is released from prison after 12 years and tracks down the witnesses who lied about him in court. Based on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  Robert Hamer
CAST:  John Mills  •  John McCallum  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Eva Bergh

The Thirty Nine Steps (1978) RT Audience 51%

The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Robert Powell  •  David Warner  •  John Mills  •  Karen Dotrice

The Wrong Box (1966) RT 88% / Audience 72%

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  John Mills  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Michael Caine  •  Nanette Newman

Tunes of Glory (1960) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  John Mills  •  Dennis Price  •  Kay Walsh

War and Peace (1956) RT 33% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Henry Fonda  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Vittorio Gassman