Movies starring Emma Thompson

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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures is the latest attempt by a Hollywood studio to cash in on the popularity of a YA (Young Adult) series. In this case, instead of vampires and werewolves, it's witches and warlocks. When it comes to romance and interpersonal inter...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2013-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ROMANCE
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, ...
Beauty and the Beast

Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager wrote “No need to remember when, 'Cause everything old is new again.” Lately, that has become the Disney way: take a classic animated film and remake it into something that, although shiny and eye-po...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-17
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, ...
Brave

At first glance, Brave seems much like an old-fashioned animated Disney princess film done using new-fangled technology. Most of the elements are in place: the plucky heroine, the faithful animal companion, a mysterious wizard, and a character-buil...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2012-06-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews
Cast: (voices) Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, ...
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, ...
Carrington

Love comes in many forms -- platonic, romantic, and sexual -- and this is the issue at the heart of Carrington, a cinematic biography of artist Dora Carrington and her near-lover, writer Lytton Strachey. Though Dora, a heterosexual woman who didn'...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 1995-11-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Violence, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Christopher Hampton
Cast: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, ...
Dead Again

Of the eight movies committed to celluloid by director Kenneth Branagh, five of them have been either adapted from one of Shakespeare's plays (Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost) or have made significant use of the Bard's...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 1991-08-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, ...
Education, An

What happens when you combine a star-making turn by a young actress with a supporting cast of an unimpeachable pedigree and a screenplay by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy)? The result, shepherded to the screen by Danish-born filmmaker Lon...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2009-10-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, ...
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

With its fifth cinematic outing, the Harry Potter film series has ascended to another level. In addition to providing a self-contained, well-paced adventure, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix also begins to coalesce the epic ether that has...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2007-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Evanna Lynch, Katie Leung, ...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It's interesting to note that, of the three Harry Potter novels thus far filmed, the longest on the written page has turned into the shortest on screen. This is a good thing, because it means that the filmmakers are becoming less literal and more ...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2004-06-04
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman, ...
In the Name of the Father

Sometimes it's only through the greatest of tragedies and the gravest of injustices that human beings learn to relate to each other honestly and openly. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Jim Sheridan's searing In the Name of the Father, where ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 1994-01-14
MPAA Rating: "R " (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, ...