My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Summary: Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (imdb)
Dead Cert (1974)
Summary: As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly... (imdb)
J. Edgar (2011)
Summary: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. (imdb)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
Summary: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (imdb)
Summary: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)
Summary: British director Peter Hall's 1968 filmization of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring the Royal Shakespeare Company, is faithful to the text and to the main plot, which involves the "bewitching" of several groups of mortals by a covey of mischievous invisible fairies. So why did critics complain? Hall's handling of Shakespeare's prose and iambic pentameter didn't bother the purists as much as the director's visual choices. (allrovi.com)
Summary: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church. (imdb)
The Third Secret (1964)
Summary: A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood for, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be both surprising and disturbing. (imdb)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Summary: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's valuable resource.
A Handful of Dust (1988)
Summary: We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, lord and lady, live on his enormous estate with their young son. Tony's not much for parties, and Brenda joins London society, on the arm of a penniless man, John Beaver, a hanger-on at Tony's club. John is encouraged by his entrepreneurial mother, who sees a quid in Tony and Brenda... (imdb)
Summary: A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone. (imdb)
Jane Eyre (2011)
Summary: A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Summary: Film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his life, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)
Summary: Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back to his old life, providing for his expensive tastes by executing a series of daring burglaries. (imdb)
- TV Movie
Summary: This is probably "Macbeth" as Shakespeare really saw it produced -- no fancy scenery, no elaborate sets, just stunning actors conveying everything Shakespeare intended to convey by the power of their own speech and actions.
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch... (imdb)
The Winter's Tale (2015)
Summary: ShakespeareÊ¼s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production at The Garrick by Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Summary: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Run for Your Wife (2012)
Summary: John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. Wwhen John unwittingly becomes a have-a-go hero and the Finsbury and Stockwell police forces discover something suspicious in their paperwork, John's happy bubble is about to be burst. (imdb)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Summary: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. (imdb)
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Summary: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. (imdb)
The Vote (2015)
- TV Movie
Summary: Set in a fictional London polling station, The Vote dramatises the final ninety minutes before the polls close in this year's General Election. On that exact day, May 7, at that precise time 8.30 - 10pm, the play will be broadcast live on More4 from the Donmar stage. (channel4.com)
Tulip Fever (2016)
Summary: An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. (imdb)
Summary: Director Stephen Frears (The Queen) teams with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan for this powerful true story of an unmarried Irish-Catholic woman who, decades after being forced by her community to give up her newborn son, embarks on a search to find him with the aid of a BBC reporter. (tiff.net)
Muse of Fire (2013)
Summary: Follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling the greatest writer of them all. Together they have directed and produced an inspiring film that aims to demystify and illuminate Shakespeare's work for everyone: from actors, directors and students of all disciplines, right through to the? man on the street? (museoffirefilm.co.uk)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Summary: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals. (imdb)
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015)
- TV Movie
Summary: A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbor who only shows affection to her pet tortoise. (imdb)
- TV Series
Summary: Cranford is set in a small rural Cheshire town of the same name in 1842 and 1843, which Gaskell based on the real town of Knutsford. The town is dominated by women, and is comfortably settled in its traditional way of life, but the railway is about to arrive, and offers to introduce modern ways and ideas to the town, to the alarm of some of its inhabitants. (imdb)
Four in the Morning (1965)
Summary: Drama which follows the parallel stories of two couples in crisis and their connection to a drowned woman found in a river. (imdb)
A Room with a View (1985)
Summary: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans? (imdb)
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (1997)
Summary: Queen Victoria (Dench) was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown (Connolly) was a lowly servant who looked after her horses. Yet when circumstances brought them together, the result was a passionate friendship that scandalized a nation. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Summary: Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. (Miramax Films)
The Shipping News (2001)
Summary: Based on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the story traces one man's extraordinary journey to self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. (Miramax Films)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Summary: James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Summary: A coming-of-age tale about an illegitimate child who struggles to assert his independence and find his way into a life of art, taken from the autobiography of Franco Zeffirelli. (MGM)
Langrishe, Go Down (1978)
- TV Episode
Summary: The theatrical release of a 1978 BBC film starring Jeremy Irons and Judi Dench in a Harold Pinter adaptation of an Aidan Higgins novel -- the story of a lonely single woman, of gone-to-seed aristocratic origins, who throws herself into a passionate love affair with an unscrupulous intellectual living on her property. (Film Forum)
Summary: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. (imdb)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Summary: Vin Diesel reprises his star-making role of enigmatic anti-hero Richard B. Riddick in this sci-fi action-adventure epic.
Summary: When Vianne (Binoche), a mysterious stranger, and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, nobody could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on this community stubbornly rooted in tradition. (Miramax Films)
Die Another Day (2002)
Summary: James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
Home on the Range (2004)
Summary: When a greedy outlaw named Alameda Slim (Quaid) schemes to take possession of the "Patch of Heaven" dairy farm, three determined cows (Barr, Dench, Tilly), a karate-kicking stallion named Buck (Gooding Jr.), and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save the farm in a wild quest full of high-spirited adventure. (Disney)
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)
Summary: In 1938 and 1939, about 10,000 children, most of them Jews, were sent by their parents from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to the safety of England where foster families took most of them in for the duration of the war. Years later, eleven kinder, one child's mother, an English foster mother, a survivor of Auschwitz who didn't go to England, and two of the kindertransport organizers remember... (imdb)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Summary: A film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's hilarious play about two young gents living in 1890's England who have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. (Miramax)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Summary: Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, a terrorist who can't feel pain.
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Summary: The dull lives of two elderly sisters on the coast of Cornwall are interrupted by a shipwrecked Polish sailor who rekindles old sibling rivalries, jealousies and unfulfilled dreams. (Roadside Attractions)
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Summary: Based on the novel by Zoe Heller, this psychological thriller portrays two women caught up in a drama of need and betrayal. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Casino Royale (2006)
Summary: In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Jack & Sarah (1995)
Summary: Jack always lands on his feet. He lands on his feet when he marries the beautiful Sarah. He lands on his feet when he buys a luxurious new home. However, when Sarah goes into labour, he takes a tumble down the stairs and lands on his head. When he comes around he discovers he is the proud father of a baby girl, but deficient in the spouse department to the tune of 1. The hires the help of a novice nanny, but at the end of the day, it's Jack who's left holding the baby. (imdb)
A Study in Terror (1965)
Summary: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail... (imdb)
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Summary: An unseen woman recites Shakespeare's sonnets - fourteen in all - as a man wordlessly seeks his heart's desire. (imdb)
Summary: A young man (McInnerny) appears at Jean Travers' doorstep whilst she's hosting a dinner party and invites himself in. No one knows who he is, and after a short time, he shoots himself in her kitchen. Jean is left to deal with the consequences of his actions, which unknowingly provoke a confrontation with her own repressed memories.
Henry V (1989)
Summary: The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France. (imdb)
Summary: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (imdb)
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Summary: Mrs. Laura Henderson (Dench) may be a widow but she is by no means going to spend the rest of her days playing bridge. The Windmill Theater becomes ger game and the infamous showman Vivian Van Dam (Hoskins) becomes her partner and fiercest opponent. The Germans are bombing London but the roar of the Windmill is all that can be heard as Laura convinces Lord Cromer (Guest) to allow her actresses to be the one thing no one could ever imagine: Nude. Brought to its knees by war, what Mrs. Henderson Presents brings a nation to its feet in applause. (The Weinstein Company)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Summary: Keira Knightly stars as Elizabeth Bennet in this classic tale of love and misunderstanding which unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century. (Focus Features)
Summary: Legend tells of three magic diamonds that, if in the wrong hands, can be united to create a force powerful enough to freeze the sun. When the evil sorcerer Zeebad (Stewart) escapes from his ancient prison, he vows to exact revenge by deep-freezing the earth forever. Determined to save the world, a fellowship of four unlikely heroes band together to foil Zeebad's villainous plot. Led by the candy-loving mutt Doogal (Tay), friends Dylan (Fallon), Brian (Macy) and Ermintrude (Goldberg) all embark on an epic adventure to save the world. (Weinstein Company)
Summary: 007 must investigate the mysterious destruction of a Russian computer research facility and its connection to the years-old murder of a fellow agent.
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Summary: True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
- Short Film
Summary: A film about the various insects in Borneo's rainforest. (imdb)