Movies starring Jeffrey Wright

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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, ...
Broken City

Broken City? More appropriately, Broken Movie. There's an old multiplex proverb that goes something like this: "Beware ye movies opening in January that star A-list actors." Broken City illustrates the wisdom of those words. This mess of a moti...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2013-01-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Allen Hughes
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...
Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers shows the kind of offbeat spin that a quirky independent director like Jim Jarmusch can put on a Hollywood standby: the road picture. Using equal parts understated drama and comedy, Jarmusch takes us on a trip through the present to...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2005-08-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Bill Murray, Christopher McDonald, Alexis Dziena, ...
Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records, while not a "musical" in the traditional sense, is close to 50% musical content and 50% drama. Accordingly, it's about 50% good and 50% bad. The re-creations of some of the most noteworthy blues and early rock tunes from the '50...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Darnell Martin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, ...
Casino Royale

When Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond for Goldeneye, much was made about how the franchise was being "modernized." In reality, the only apparent changes were cosmetic. Brosnan's 007 was easily connected to the character previously p...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, ...
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

For one reason or another, there have been few quality movies made about 9/11. Maybe it's because the event is too recent and the wound too fresh. Or perhaps it's because filmmakers are keenly aware that a misstep could lead to charges of exploitat...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2011-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, ...
Goldfinch, The

If one was to judge The Goldfinch on the basis of John Crowley’s motion picture adaptation, confusion would be understandable about why the novel is so beloved and acclaimed. Even given ideal circumstances, Donna Tartt’s book, which relies...

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Willa Fitzgerald, Ashleigh Cummings, ...
Good Dinosaur, The

The Good Dinosaur, although an adequate family film, lacks qualities that have made many of Pixar’s previous productions classics. Less a major animated effort than a late-autumn “filler”, the movie offers enough to enthrall childre...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Peter Sohn
Cast: (voices) Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, ...
Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire

Have we reached a point where the term "young adult literature" has become pejorative? Have books like Twilight and its ilk promulgated a negative connotation? If Stephenie Meyer's scribblings represent an exhibition for the prosecution, perhaps Su...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2013-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeffrey Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay - Part 1

Apologists will no doubt argue that bifurcating Suzanne Collins' final novel in The Hunger Games cycle, Mockingjay, is the right way to go. There's no doubt that stretching it over 4+ hours allows for a more complete adaptation, but movies are diff...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2014-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeffrey Wright, Elizabeth Banks, ...