Movies starring Imelda Staunton

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Arthur Christmas

When it comes to Christmas movies, although most are quickly forgotten, a select few go on to become touchstones, beloved and re-watched by families year after year after year. Arthur Christmas may have what it takes to join the latter category. Wi...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Sarah Smith
Cast: (voices) James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, ...
Chicken Run

Many fans of Nick Park have been wondering what the animated filmmaker has been doing recently. Known to millions across the globe as the creator of the characters Wallace & Gromit (a British inventor with a penchant for Rube Goldberg devices and ...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2000-06-16
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Nick Park, Peter Lord
Cast: (voices) Mel Gibson, Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, ...
Downton Abbey

If you don’t know who the Earl of Grantham is, you can probably stop here. If you don’t know Lady Mary’s tragic history, this movie may not be for you. And if you aren’t breathlessly awaiting the next cutting quip from Lady Violet, the...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, ...
Finding Your Feet

At times, Finding Your Feet tries too hard to be crowd-pleasing. The romantic comedy from director Richard Longcraine offers all the highs and lows demanded by the genre. The “twist”, to the extent it can be named as such, is that the char...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, ...
Freedom Writers

The key to making a successful formula motion picture is to infuse it with energy and add a few original elements. The overall product might seem familiar but that doesn't mean it can't be an enjoyable viewing experience. This is true regardless ...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2007-01-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, ...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I

From a purely business standpoint, the decision to bifurcate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a winner. Instead of cashing in about $300 million at the domestic box office, Warner Brothers can now count on at least $600 million (bigger worl...

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Release Date: 2010-11-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rhys Ifans, Tom Felton, ...
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, ...
Maleficent

Maleficent might best be described as an alternate universe re-imagination of Sleeping Beauty. Taking a page from Wicked (the stage show that presents Oz from the witches' perspective), Linda Woolverton's screenplay presents an inverted version of ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2014-05-30
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Fantasy Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Robert Stromberg
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, ...
Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee is an excellent movie… if you're a seven-year old girl. That's less a negative evaluation than it is a statement of fact. This isn't a "family film;" it's a "children's film." What's more, it's for girls who are old enough to unde...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2006-01-27
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: FAMILY/ADVENTURE
Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, ...
Pirates! Band of Misfits, The

Any movie emerging from Aardman Animation Studios comes with a set of expectations, the majority of which are satisfied The Pirates! Band of Misfits, an affectionate parody of the pirate genre. Suffused with satire, wit, and the dry, tongue-in-chee...

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 2012-04-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Peter Lord
Cast: (voices) Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Martin Freeman, ...