Movies starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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Grinch, The

The 1966 animated TV Christmas special, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” is as perfect an adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book as one is likely to find. Featuring an iconic vocal performance by Boris Karloff (doing double-duty as the narrator...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, ...
Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug

Special effects have always played an important role in Peter Jackson's adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books but, with The Desolation of Smaug, the middle chapter of The Hobbit movie trilogy, they take center stage. This isn't necessarily a positi...

Run Time: 2:40
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, ...
Imitation Game, The

We as a society tear down what we do not understand. We vilify and destroy people who are "different" because their differences make us uncomfortable. That message more than any other rings clear in the account of the life of Alan Turing (B...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2014-11-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Keira Knightley, ...
Power of the Dog, The

Powerful and bruising at its best, The Power of the Dog excels at character development – something that has always been in director Jane Campion’s wheelhouse. The pacing, however, is uneven. The movie is slow to start and ends on a note that ...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Disturbing Images, Nudity)
Genre: Western/Drama
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, ...
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Note: This review contains no overt spoilers beyond what can be found in the trailers and other officially sanctioned publicity material. However, if you read between the lines, you may sniff out a few things. Proceed with caution. Spider-Man: No ...

Run Time: 2:28
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-04-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, J.K. Simmons, ...
Star Trek Into Darkness

Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers. Not earthshattering plot revelations, but hints that might dampen the virgin's pristine viewing experience. Proceed with caution if this sort of thing concerns you. In moving to the future, J.J. Abra...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2013-05-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Chris Pine, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood, ...
Starter for Ten

Starter for 10 is a mildly enjoyable romantic comedy that stays within the safe bounds of the genre's formula. This is a British film, which may make it feel a little quirky to American viewers. The problem with it, to the extent that there is a pr...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2007-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANTIC COMEDY
Director: Tom Vaughan
Cast: James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, ...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

For decades, the spy thriller has been dominated by one name: Bond. 007's trappings, which include pyrotechnics, high-octane chases, death-defying stunts, gorgeous women, and the like, have come to define the genre. While it's unquestionable that I...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2011-12-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, ...
War Horse

Over the last 20 years of his career, Steven Spielberg has often coupled a crowd-pleasing would-be blockbuster with a more serious-minded project. Thus, in 1993, he released Jurassic Park in tandem with Schindler's List. In 1997, there were The Los...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2011-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson, ...