Search results for "Roman Polanski"

Bitter Moon (1992) RT 63% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jun 2003

An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Peter Coyote

Chinatown (1974) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Faye Dunaway  •  John Huston  •  Perry Lopez

Cul-de-sac (1966) RT 85% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2011

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Françoise Dorléac  •  Lionel Stander  •  Iain Quarrier

Frantic (1988) RT 78% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Jun 2004

An American doctor visits Paris with his wife but then she suddenly vanishes. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Betty Buckley  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  John Mahoney

Knife in the Water (1962) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2003

On their way to an afternoon on the lake, husband and wife Andrzej and Krystyna nearly run over a young hitchhiker. Inviting the young man onto the boat with them, Andrzej ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Leon Niemczyk  •  Jolanta Umecka  •  Roman Polanski  •  Zygmunt Malanowicz

Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (1964)

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GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Hiromichi Horikawa  •  Ugo Gregoretti
CAST:  Mie Hama  •  Ken Mitsuda  •  Nicole Karen  •  Arnold Gelderman

Macbeth (1971) RT 86% / Audience 72%

DVD release: May 2002

A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Terence Bayler

Oliver Twist (2005) RT 60% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Barney Clark  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Jamie Foreman  •  Harry Eden

Repulsion (1965) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2005

In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Ian Hendry  •  John Fraser  •  Yvonne Furneaux

Tess (1979) RT 85% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Firth  •  Leigh Lawson  •  John Collin

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) RT 67% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Oct 2004

A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jack MacGowran  •  Roman Polanski  •  Alfie Bass  •  Jessie Robins

The Ninth Gate (1999) RT 41% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Jul 2000

An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Frank Langella  •  Lena Olin  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

The Pianist (2002) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: May 2003

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Frank Finlay  •  Maureen Lipman

The Tenant (1976) RT 90% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Bernard Fresson

What? (1972)

A young American woman traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sydne Rome  •  Hugh Griffith  •  Guido Alberti

Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)

A short Polish black and white silent movie directed by Roman Polański. The film features two men who emerge from the sea carrying a large wardrobe, which they proceed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jakub Goldberg  •  Henryk Kluba  •  Andrzej Kondratiuk  •  Barbara Lass

Pirates (1986) RT 33% / Audience 52%

Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Cris Campion  •  Damien Thomas  •  Olu Jacobs

Death and the Maiden (1994) RT 84% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jun 2003

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Stuart Wilson  •  Krystia Mova

Carnage (2011) RT 71% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 2012

After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Jodie Foster  •  Christoph Waltz  •  John C. Reilly