Movies starring Gary Oldman

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Basquiat

Basquiat, the fictionalized biography of graffiti artist-turned-international sensation, Jean Michael Basquiat, is the latest in a long line of "suffering artist" motion pictures, following closely on the heels of last year's controversial Tota...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 1996-08-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, ...
Batman Begins

Of all the major comic book characters to transition to a less static visual media, none has been more mistreated than the Bat-Man. As originally envisioned by creator Bob Kane in 1939, Batman was a dark character who walked the tightrope between ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, ...
Book of Eli, The

Arguably, the international fascination with the apocalypse has never been bigger than it is today, and it has resulted in films like Knowing, The Road, 2012, and The Book of Eli arriving in theaters within a 12-month window. The movies have differ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2010-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ADVENTURE/DRAMA
Director: The Hughes Brothers
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...
Child 44

There's a skill to adapting a novel that not all filmmakers have. This is especially evident if a book is not inherently cinematic and requires more "massaging" to shape it into a form capable of fitting comfortably into a two-hour time...

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, ...
Contender, The

For his sophomore effort, filmmaker Rod Lurie turned his attention to the Oval Office. The Contender, a low-key political thriller that relies primarily on character interaction to develop tension, is a close cousin to Lurie's debut cinematic ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2000-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Rod Lurie
Cast: Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Gary Oldman, ...
Criminal

Criminal is an action-thriller with a science fiction twist. To the extent that its purpose is to energize and involve an audience, it succeeds. The premise, however, which involves transplanting the memories of a dead man into the mind of a living o...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2016-04-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Ariel Vromen
Cast: Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman, ...
Crisis

Seemingly taking inspiration from Traffic, writer/director Nicholas Jarecki attempts to use a thematic connection (rather than a narrative one) to tie together three separate stories. (Although two of the segments intersect at the climax.) The...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-04-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Cast: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, ...
Dark Knight Rises, The

For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam...

Run Time: 2:44
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, ...
Dark Knight, The

Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However,...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, ...
Darkest Hour

It has been a good year for movies related to the 1940 evacuation from Dunkirk. Combined with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (about the actual events) and Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest (about a clumsy propaganda film made about the situation), ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, ...