Search results for "Alan Bates"


Evelyn (2002) RT 64% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Vavasseur  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianna Margulies

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

Duet for One (1987) RT Audience 91%

When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Alan Bates  •  Max von Sydow  •  Rupert Everett

Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) RT 72% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Terence Stamp  •  Alan Bates  •  Peter Finch

Gosford Park (2001) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Hamlet (1990) RT 76% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

King of Hearts (1966) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Michel Serrault

Quartet (1981) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Quartet is the story of a girl who, adrift with her feckless husband amidst the literati of glittering Paris in the 1920s, becomes entrapped by a rich and sybaritic English ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Maggie Smith  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Anthony Higgins

Royal Flash (1975) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

The Entertainer (1960) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Roger Livesey  •  Joan Plowright




The Mothman Prophecies (2002) RT 52% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Mark Pellington
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  Will Patton  •  Bob Tracey

The Rose (1979) RT 86% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Alan Bates  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  David Keith

The Sum of All Fears (2002) RT 59% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Oct 2002

When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Morgan Freeman  •  James Cromwell  •  Ken Jenkins

Three Sisters (1970)

Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Jeanne Watts  •  Joan Plowright  •  Louise Purnell  •  Derek Jacobi

Women in Love (1969) RT 91% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Oliver Reed  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Jennie Linden

Zorba the Greek (1964) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Aug 2004

An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mihalis Kakogiannis
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Alan Bates  •  Irene Papas  •  Lila Kedrova

An Unmarried Woman (1978) RT 89% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2006

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Alan Bates  •  Michael Murphy  •  Cliff Gorman

Georgy Girl (1966) RT 90% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2005

Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Silvio Narizzano
CAST:  James Mason  •  Alan Bates  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Charlotte Rampling

The Statement (2003) RT 24% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Apr 2004

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Alan Bates

An Englishman Abroad (1983)

Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Coral Browne  •  Charles Gray  •  Harold Innocent