Search results for "Riz Ahmed"

Daytimer (2014)

1999, Naseem gives school and home the slip to attend his first daytime rave.  (more)

CAST:  Jordan O'Donegan  •  Mim Shaikh  •  Ali Barouti  •  Dillon Mitra

The Road to Guantanamo (2006) RT 86% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom  •  Mat Whitecross
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Farhad Harun  •  Waqar Siddiqui  •  Afran Usman

Trishna (2011) RT 66% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles, ‘Trishna’ tells the story of one woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Freida Pinto  •  Riz Ahmed  •  Roshan Seth  •  Kalki Koechlin

Out of Darkness (2013)

A unique story told by nine different actors which explores the haunting of a conscience by lost souls that won't let go.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manjinder Virk
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Asheq Akhtar  •  Jimmy Akingbola  •  Christine Bottomley

Nightcrawler (2014) RT 95% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2015

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dan Gilroy
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Bill Paxton  •  Rene Russo  •  Kevin Rahm

Closed Circuit (2013) RT 43% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Jan 2014

A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Jim Broadbent

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) RT 54% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Aug 2013

In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Kate Hudson  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Liev Schreiber

Black Gold (2011) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 2005

On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Annaud
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Freida Pinto  •  Tahar Rahim

Ill Manors (2012) RT 79% / Audience 71%

Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Ed Skrein  •  Natalie Press  •  Anouska Mond

Freefall (2009) RT Audience 69%

Freefall is the first drama to tackle the extraordinary financial crisis Britons are living through. Helmed by multiple BAFTA-winning director Dominic Savage, the film takes a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Savage
CAST:  Dominic Cooper  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Joseph Mawle  •  Riz Ahmed

Four Lions (2010) RT 82% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2011

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Chris Morris
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Nigel Lindsay  •  Kayvan Novak  •  Adeel Akhtar

Centurion (2010) RT 59% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Nov 2010

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Andreas Wisniewski  •  Dave Legeno  •  Axelle Carolyn

Shifty (2009) RT 96% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Aug 2009

Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eran Creevy
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Daniel Mays  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Francesca Annis

Rage (2009) RT Audience 17%

A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sally Potter
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Patrick J. Adams  •  Riz Ahmed  •  Bob Balaban

Britz (2007) RT Audience 92%

Sohail is an ambitious law undergraduate who signs up with MI5 and, eager to play a part in protecting British security, begins an investigation into a terrorist cell. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Manjinder Virk  •  Riz Ahmed  •  Ravin J. Ganatra  •  Mary Stockley

Una (2016)

When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man’s workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benedict Andrews
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Indira Varma  •  Riz Ahmed

Jason Bourne (2016)

The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Vincent Cassel

The Night Of (2016)

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian  •  Richard Price
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Riz Ahmed  •  Michael K. Williams  •  Bill Camp