Search results for "Stephen Frears"


High Fidelity (2000) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

Philomena (2013) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Steve Coogan  •  Michelle Fairley  •  Mare Winningham

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013) RT 38% / Audience 48%

Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Christopher Plummer  •  Danny Glover  •  Frank Langella  •  Ed Begley, Jr.

Lay the Favorite (2012) RT 19% / Audience 19%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A former stripper's (Rebecca Hall) talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler (Bruce Willis) who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Rebecca Hall  •  Bruce Willis  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Joshua Jackson

Tamara Drewe (2010) RT 65% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Feb 2011

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gemma Arterton  •  Roger Allam  •  Bill Camp  •  Dominic Cooper

Chéri (2009)

A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Kathy Bates  •  Rupert Friend  •  Felicity Jones

The Queen (2006) RT 97% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2007

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Michael Sheen  •  James Cromwell  •  Sylvia Syms

Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Will Young  •  Christopher Guest

The Deal (2003) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Jul 2008

It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Foreign • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  David Morrissey  •  Matt Blair  •  Michael Sheen  •  Dexter Fletcher

Dirty Pretty Things (2002) RT 94% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2004

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Audrey Tautou  •  Benedict Wong  •  Sophie Okonedo




Liam (2000) RT 70% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Claire Hackett  •  Anthony Borrows  •  David Hart

Fail Safe (2000) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2007

Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Walter Cronkite  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Noah Wyle  •  Brian Dennehy

The Van (1996) RT 38% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Colm Meaney  •  Donal O'Kelly  •  Ger Ryan  •  Caroline Rothwell

Mary Reilly (1996) RT 26% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Sep 2000

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  John Malkovich  •  George Cole  •  Michael Gambon

The Snapper (1993) RT 97% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Colm Meaney  •  Tina Kellegher  •  Ruth McCabe  •  Eanna MacLiam

Hero (1992) RT 68% / Audience 50%

DVD release: May 1999

Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Geena Davis  •  Andy García  •  Joan Cusack

The Grifters (1990) RT 90% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 1998

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Cusack  •  Annette Bening  •  Jan Munroe

Dangerous Liaisons (1988) RT 93% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Ayub Khan-Din  •  Frances Barber  •  Claire Bloom