Tate Taylor

Tate Taylor is an American filmmaker and actor. A frequent collaborator with his friends and prolific character actresses Allison Janney and Octavia Spencer, Taylor is best known for directing The Help, Get on Up, and The Girl on the Train.

Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Taplitz
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Gabrielle Union

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Taplitz
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Gabrielle Union

I Spy (2002)

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Owen Wilson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Keith Dallas

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Owen Wilson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Keith Dallas

Love and Distrust (2010)

This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorraine Bracco  •  Warner Loughlin  •  Eric Kmetz  •  Diana Valentine  •  Daisy Gili  •  Darcy Yuille
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Franco  •  Amy Adams  •  Dawn Anderson

This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorraine Bracco  •  Warner Loughlin  •  Eric Kmetz  •  Diana Valentine  •  Daisy Gili  •  Darcy Yuille
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Franco  •  Amy Adams  •  Dawn Anderson

Get on Up (2014)

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Eversman

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Eversman

The Help (2011)

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Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

Pretty Ugly People (2008)

Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Missi Pyle  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Josh Hopkins  •  Octavia Spencer

Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Missi Pyle  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Josh Hopkins  •  Octavia Spencer

Winter's Bone (2010)

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17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debra Granik
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  John Hawkes  •  Kevin Breznahan  •  Dale Dickey

17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debra Granik
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  John Hawkes  •  Kevin Breznahan  •  Dale Dickey

The Journeyman (2001)

In the Wild West at the turn of the century, two young brothers watch as their Grandpa is gunned down in cold blood. The desperados kidnap the older boy while a priest takes in the younger one. Thirteen years later these two brothers will cross paths again as they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Crowley
CAST:  Willie Nelson  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Brad Hunt  •  Barry Corbin

In the Wild West at the turn of the century, two young brothers watch as their Grandpa is gunned down in cold blood. The desperados kidnap the older boy while a priest takes in the younger one. Thirteen years later these two brothers will cross paths again as they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Crowley
CAST:  Willie Nelson  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Brad Hunt  •  Barry Corbin

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Haley Bennett  •  Rebecca Ferguson  •  Justin Theroux

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Haley Bennett  •  Rebecca Ferguson  •  Justin Theroux

Ma (2019)

Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Juliette Lewis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Missi Pyle  •  Luke Evans

Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Juliette Lewis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Missi Pyle  •  Luke Evans

Ava (2020)

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A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Colin Farrell  •  Common  •  Diana Silvers

A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Colin Farrell  •  Common  •  Diana Silvers

Breaking News in Yuba County (2021)

An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. But she quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Allison Janney  •  Mila Kunis  •  Regina Hall  •  Awkwafina

An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. But she quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Allison Janney  •  Mila Kunis  •  Regina Hall  •  Awkwafina

Chicken Party (2003)

A comedic look at crime, love, tolerance and fried chicken.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Octavia Spencer  •  Allison Janney  •  Tate Taylor  •  Melissa McCarthy

A comedic look at crime, love, tolerance and fried chicken.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Octavia Spencer  •  Allison Janney  •  Tate Taylor  •  Melissa McCarthy

Miss Macy

The true story of a young girl who is plucked from her unhappy home life and set on a path for success by an eccentric woman who sees something special in her  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Jean Smart

The true story of a young girl who is plucked from her unhappy home life and set on a path for success by an eccentric woman who sees something special in her  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Jean Smart