Movies starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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Avengers: Infinity War

Minimal spoilers. There are some vague references to things that happen and the usual discussion about plot elements available via trailers and pre-release clips, but I have tried to remain as “spoiler-lite” as possible. As always, however...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, ...
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave, sure to be a heavy hitter when the 2014 Oscar nominations are announced, is a powerful and compelling adaptation of Solomon Northup's autobiographical account of the dozen years he spent as a slave on Louisiana plantations from 18...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2013-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbander, Lupita Nyong'o, ...
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, ...
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, ...
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, ...
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, ...
Courier, The

To this day, there remains uncertainty as to the value of the intelligence information provided by Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Was he, as the official narrative asserts, the highest-ranking Sov...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, ...
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, ...
August: Osage County

August: Osage County is all about the acting. That makes sense because the storyline doesn't offer much that could be considered new or remarkable. It's as big a downer as the pills popped by matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) but the quality ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2014-01-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Wells
Cast: Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, ...
Black Mass

For Black Mass, Johnny Depp has dusted off his A-game, which has lain dormant for far too long. The actor's transformative portrayal of Whitey Bulger reminds us that Depp, when motivated, can do impressive work. By inhabiting the character rather...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...