Search results for "Richard Griffiths"


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Richard Harris

Chariots of Fire (1981) RT 83% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Aug 1997

The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Ben Cross  •  Ian Charleson  •  Cheryl Campbell  •  Alice Krige

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010)

The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) RT 91% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for a third adventure and magic filled year in this follow-up to the first two Potter blockbusters. Harry comes face to face with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Britannia Hospital (1982) RT 60% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

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

Gorky Park (1983) RT 78% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Lee Marvin  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Joanna Pacuła

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) RT 82% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Everyone's favorite novice wizard, Harry Potter, continues his high-flying adventures at Hogwarts. This time around, Harry ignores warnings not to return to school - that is, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Kenneth Branagh

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Returning for his fifth year of study at the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the ever-maturing Harry Potter is stunned to find that his warnings about ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

King Ralph (1991) RT 20% / Audience 28%

DVD release: Jun 1998

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Hurt  •  Camille Coduri




Ragtime (1981) RT 90% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2004

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Sleepy Hollow (1999) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2000

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

Stage Beauty (2004) RT 64% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Superman II (1980) RT 89% / Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2001

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

The History Boys (2006) RT 65% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2007

The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Samuel Anderson  •  James Corden  •  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Richard Griffiths

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  George Kennedy  •  O. J. Simpson

Withnail and I (1987) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Shanghai Surprise (1986) RT 13% / Audience 15%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Jim Goddard
CAST:  Madonna  •  Sean Penn  •  Paul Freeman  •  Richard Griffiths

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) RT 67% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Ian Holm

Breaking Glass (1980) RT Audience 88%

DVD release: Oct 2011

Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Hazel O'Connor  •  Phil Daniels  •  Jon Finch  •  Jonathan Pryce