Movies starring Emma Thompson

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Peter's Friends

With his third directorial effort, Kenneth Branagh (who has already done the Shakespearean Henry V and the noir thriller Dead Again) sets his sights a smaller sort of picture. Peter's Friends is a slice-of-life movie that illustrates the reunion o...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 1992-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, ...
Pirate Radio

Despite arriving on North American screens mid-way through the month of November with a cast that features three previous Academy Award nominees (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson) and a similarly honored writer/director (Richa...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Brown, ...
Primary Colors

It would be possible to write pages and pages comparing and contrasting the reality of Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign with the fictional one of Jack Stanton, the candidate in Primary Colors. Likewise, it would be equally possible to dev...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 1998-03-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Adrian Lester, ...
Remains of the Day, The

The cream always rises to the top, and such is the indisputable case with Anthony Hopkins' deeply moving portrayal of the stilted butler of Darlington Hall in the newest offering from Merchant Ivory. Reuniting Howards End co-stars Hopkins and Emma...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 1993-11-05
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: James Ivory
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, ...
Saving Mr. Banks

For an author of long-form fiction, the writing process isn't merely technical. As absurd as it might seem, the writer bonds with his or her characters to the point where they can become as "real" as any flesh-and-blood person. This is especially t...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, ...
Sense and Sensibility

It's a curious thing that the best 1995 adaptation of a Jane Austen book happens to be of her worst novel. Sense and Sensibility was the author's first published work and, as is often the case with early writing efforts, displays an undeniable shal...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1995-12-13
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: DRAMA/ROMANCE
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, ...
Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction does a lot of things exceedingly well and almost none poorly. It takes a great premise and runs with it, neither wasting opportunities nor going off on tangents. It features strong work from both the main and supporting actors...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, ...
Walk in the Woods, A

A couple of old guys taking a walk on the Appalachian Trail - it doesn't sound like a winning motion picture formula and, as it turns out, it isn't. Like all road trip movies, the success (or lack thereof) of A Walk in the Woods relies heavil...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Adventure
Director: Ken Kwapis
Cast: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, ...