Movies starring Jeffrey Wright

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Syriana

You may have to look long and hard to find a 2005 movie with as cynical an outlook on global politics as Syriana. Sadly, this is a situation when the cynicism is understandable. In addition to painting a bleak picture, Syriana makes no concessions...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2005-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Cast: George Clooney, Jeffrey Wright, Matt Damon, ...
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, ...
Ides of March, The

"Et tu, Brute?" The Ides of March illustrates the universally acknowledged truism that nothing can corrupt idealism more completely than politics. The sad thing about this American tragedy is that not a single twist, turn, or betrayal is difficu...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2011-10-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: George Clooney
Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
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, ...
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, ...
Laundromat, The

If you were paying attention to the news in 2015, the phrase “Panama Papers” will mean something. The Laundromat is Steven Soderbergh’s expose about the release of those documents, which provided details of more than 200,000 offshore acc...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, ...
Ali

Ali, Michael Mann's attempt to chronicle ten pivotal years in the life of former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali, suffers from the most common ailment of motion picture biographies – trying to do too much in a limited time. While Al...

Run Time: 2:35
U.S. Release Date: 2001-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Will Smith, Michael Michele, Nona M. Gaye, ...
Ride with the Devil

Most Civil War films - and there have been quite a few over the years - have a tendency to skew their perspective towards the Northern viewpoint. It's not hard to understand why - the old South may have been North America's final refuge for a gent...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1999-11-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: WESTERN
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel, ...
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, ...
Source Code

Source Code is what might happen if one cross-bred Groundhog Day with 24 and The Matrix. The resultant offspring is not as trippy or successful as any of its parents, but it fits nicely into the growing niche of mind-bending virtual reality experi...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2011-04-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/THRILLER
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, ...