Movies starring Ben Whishaw

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Brideshead Revisited

This is a classic example of a novel being condensed and edited to fit within the limited time allowed for a screen adaptation. The 2008 motion picture adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited clocks in at 135 minutes - not short, to be s...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Julian Jarrold
Cast: Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw, ...
Bright Star

It's amazing how many 19th century authors have received motion picture treatments of their lives - in fact, it may be fair to say that more modern-day movie-goers are seeing their screen stories than are reading their printed works. Bright Star c...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2009-09-18
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA/ROMANCE
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, ...
Cloud Atlas

Based on a perusal of reviews for Cloud Atlas, one might be convinced that the sprawling, ambitious, epic adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 novel is either a masterpiece or an unmitigated disaster. The reality is somewhere in between. It's hard t...

Danish Girl, The

There’s an inevitability about The Danish Girl being well received by critics and at awards ceremonies.  This is, after all, a movie with a strong social message about tolerance and inclusivity. Dramatically, however, it’s a mixed ba...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, ...
I'm Not There

Few figures in 20th century music are more deserving of the label "enigma" than Bob Dylan. Reclusive, frequently misunderstood, and never pigeonholed into a niche, Dylan has remained a mercurial figure for the entirety of his long career. So when...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, ...
In the Heart of the Sea

If you go to see Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, you will get two movies for the price of one.  The first is a rousing deep sea adventure about a ship venturing into rarely-traveled waters in search of one of the era’s most val...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Themes)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, ...
Mary Poppins Returns

At the end of the 1964 film Mary Poppins, the character of Bert (played by Dick Van Dyke) offers this final wish: “Goodbye, Mary Poppins, don't stay away too long.” Walt Disney Pictures hopes that 54 years – the longest span between a mot...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, David Warner, Angela Lansbury, ...
Paddington 2

This is one sequel it’s a pleasure to review. Although not as fresh and lively as the first Paddington, the second feature based on the popular children’s book series by Michael Bond offers some of the best family entertainment outside an ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Family/Adventure
Director: Paul King
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, ...
Personal History of David Copperfield, The

As long as there will be movies, new adaptations of beloved classics will follow. The important aspect for every director to remember is to find a unique angle – a change in tone, a different slant to the narrative, a shift in setting, etc. ...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-28
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Armondo Iannucci
Cast: Dev Patel, Darren Boyd, Benedict Wong, ...
Skyfall

Skyfall can take its place alongside From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service as the best Bond can offer. With an Oscar winner at the helm and Oscar winners in two prominent roles, Skyfall overflows with talent but, as...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2012-11-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, ...