Search results for "Peter Jackson"


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 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 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

Bad Taste (1987) RT 68% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2002

A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Terry Potter  •  Pete O'Herne  •  Craig Smith  •  Mike Minett

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

The Lovely Bones (2009) RT 31% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Apr 2010

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

King Kong (2005) RT 84% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2006

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Jack Black  •  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann

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

The Frighteners (1996) RT 64% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Aug 1998

After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Jeffrey Combs  •  Jake Busey  •  Chi McBride




Forgotten Silver (1995) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 2004

This dryly funny mockumentary about the lost work of a pioneering New Zealand film genius is probably one of the best examples of the faux-documentary genre. In fact, it was ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson  •  Costa Botes
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Johnny Morris  •  Costa Botes  •  Harvey Weinstein

Heavenly Creatures (1994) RT 92% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Sarah Peirse  •  Simon O'Connor

Dead Alive (1992) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 1998

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Tim Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

Meet the Feebles (1989) RT 71% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Donna Akersten  •  Stuart Devenie  •  Mark Hadlow  •  Brian Sergent

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012) RT 91% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2016

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Gilles Peso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

Good Taste made Bad Taste (1988)

A very informative documentary on the making of Peter Jackson's gore classic Bad Taste. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage, detailed explanations of the special ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Tony Hiles
CAST:  Peter Vere-Jones  •  Peter Jackson