Search results for "Richard Attenborough"


A Bridge Too Far (1977) RT 73% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2001

Tells the story of operation Market Garden. A failed attempt by the allies in the latter stages of WWII to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland allowing ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

A Chorus Line (1985) RT 39% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Vicki Frederick  •  Janet Jones  •  Yamil Borges

Closing the Ring (2007) RT 31% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Jan 2009

During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann (Mischa Barton), who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Dylan Roberts  •  Gene Dinovi

Grey Owl (1999) RT 18% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Foreign • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Stewart Bick  •  Vlasta Vrána  •  Annie Galipeau

In Love and War (1996) RT 11% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 1999

After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Mackenzie Astin  •  Margot Steinberg

Shadowlands (1993)

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Debra Winger  •  John Wood  •  Julian Fellowes

Chaplin (1992) RT 57% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2000

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Paul Rhys

Cry Freedom (1987) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Kevin Kline  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Kate Hardie

Gandhi (1982) RT 88% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2001

In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians ...  (more)

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

Magic (1978)

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ann-Margret  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Ed Lauter




Young Winston (1972) RT 44% / Audience 51%

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

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

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Powell  •  Emeric Pressburger
CAST:  David Niven  •  Kim Hunter  •  Kathleen Byron  •  Richard Attenborough

The Great Escape (1963) RT 93% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  James Garner  •  Richard Attenborough  •  James Donald

Jurassic Park (1993) RT 93% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Laura Dern  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Richard Attenborough

Charlie : The Life And Art Of Charles Chaplin (2003)

Brilliant, long in-the-works story of the life and art of the world's greatest comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Sydney Pollack  •  Woody Allen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Jeanine Basinger

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Feb 2002

Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him - no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Brian Henson
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Mia Sara  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Daryl Hannah

The Railway Children (2000) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Set at the turn of the 20th century, The Railway Children tells the story of three Edwardian children and their mother who move to a country house in Yorkshire after their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Catherine Morshead
CAST:  Clare Thomas  •  Jack Blumenau  •  Jemima Rooper  •  Jenny Agutter

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2000

A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Donny Osmond  •  Maria Friedman  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Joan Collins

Elizabeth (1998) RT 82% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 1999

This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Joseph Fiennes