Search results for "Mike Newell"


Dance with a Stranger (1985) RT 90% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Donnie Brasco (1997) RT 87% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 1998

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Michael Madsen  •  Bruno Kirby  •  James Russo

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) RT 95% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Young wizard Harry Potter starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Friends Ron and Hermione help ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

Into the West (1992) RT 80% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Ciarán Fitzgerald  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy

Mona Lisa Smile (2003) RT 35% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Mar 2004

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Pushing Tin (1999) RT 48% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Two air traffic controllers (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton) who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Angelina Jolie

Enchanted April (1991) RT 82% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2009

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Josie Lawrence  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Joan Plowright  •  Polly Walker

Birth of a Nation (1983) RT Audience 50%

A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Robert Stephens  •  Bruce Myers  •  Richard Butler

Soursweet (1988)

Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Sylvia Chang  •  Danny Dun  •  Jodi Long  •  Soon-Tek Oh




Great Expectations (2012) RT Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Robbie Coltrane

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (1998) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Istanbul, September 1918. Posing as neutral Swedish journalist 'Nils Anderson', Indiana Jones is trying to convince Turkish general Mustafa Kemal to form a separate peace with ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Horror • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell  •  Dick Maas
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Katherine Butler  •  Keith Szarabajka  •  Peter Firth

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (2000) RT Audience 37%

Henry Jones Sr. takes his wife, son and the boy's tutor to the world's first psycho-analytical conference in Viena, Austria in November 1908. Young Indy meets Princess Sophie ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Bille August  •  Mike Newell
CAST: 

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) RT 36% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Sep 2010

A rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Alfred Molina

An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) RT 33% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Hugh Grant  •  Georgina Cates  •  Rita Tushingham

The Awakening (1980) RT Audience 23%

DVD release: Jun 2012

When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Susannah York  •  Jill Townsend  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) RT 29% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2011

Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Joshua Zuehlke  •  Alex English  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  William Petersen

Bad Blood (1982)

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people. The police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Carol Burns  •  Dennis Lill  •  Donna Akersten

The Good Father (1985) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: Jul 2005

Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Harriet Walter  •  Frances Viner