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

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

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

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

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

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 2003

A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Saeed Jaffrey  •  Roshan Seth  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Gordon Warnecke

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)

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

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

Prick Up Your Ears (1987) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

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




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

Gumshoe (1971) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Feb 2009

A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Frank Finlay  •  Janice Rule

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

Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1978)

A day in the life of a timid English literature professor.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Neville Smith  •  Carol MacReady  •  Thora Hird  •  Derek Thompson

Saigon—Year of the Cat (1983)

The year is 1974, and Barbara Dean (Judi Dench), a British assistant manager in a foreign bank in Saigon, begins a relationship with American Bob Chesneau (Frederic Forrest). ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Chic Murray  •  E. G. Marshall

Doris and Doreen (1978)

A series of pink forms has Doris and Doreen fearing for their cushy jobs.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Patricia Routledge  •  Prunella Scales  •  Pete Postlethwaite

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.

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

The Burning (1968) RT 100% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Sep 2007

The Burning is Stephen Frears’ first film, a chilling exploration of racial tensions in Apartheid-era South Africa. On a sweltering summer’ day, a wealthy white matriarch ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gwen Ffrangcon Davies  •  Isobel Muller  •  Maxine Day  •  Cosmo Pieterse

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

DVD release: Mar 2013

A former stripper's talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler 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