Movies starring John Hurt

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Jackie

Feature film biographies like Jackie inhabit difficult terrain. They are servants to two masters: the historical record and the needs of artistry. From time-to-time, a great one like Patton or Lincoln comes along but most are run-of-the-mill affairs ...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Pablo Larrain
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, ...
Journey, The

Films based on historical events come in all shades and colors. On one end of the spectrum are those like Gettysburg, with a meticulous attention to detail and adherence to the written record. Then there are movies like The Journey, which use...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Nick Hamm
Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, ...
Limits of Control, The

The Limits of Control is a modern fable set within the approximation of a thriller. The slow, repetitious nature of the film, as well as the lack of a strong narrative, limits the level of suspense writer/director Jim Jarmusch is capable of genera...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2009-05-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Isaach De Bankolé, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, ...
Man for All Seasons, A

There are times when A Man for All Seasons seems like an older, gentler uncle to George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. (Martin was in part inspired by some of the more salacious and bloody episodes of English history, particularly during th...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: Drama
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, ...
Melancholia

No one could ever accuse Lars von Trier of being uninteresting. Even his most maddening, inaccessible films are compulsively watchable, if only to see what will happen next. Melancholia represents von Trier at his best and worst. Visually and thema...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, ...
Owning Mahowny

Owning Mahowny casts an unflinching gaze into a window of addiction of a sort not often portrayed in movies. Based on the true-life book "Stung" by Gary Stephen Ross, the film chronicles the facts of the case of a Toronto bank vice president who s...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2003-05-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin, ...
Proposition, The

It is said that revenge is a dish best served cold. The Proposition illustrates that, extending the metaphor, revenge is more often bitter than sweet. Gritty to the point of being disturbing, The Proposition examines the revenge thriller not as t...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2006-05-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: WESTERN
Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, ...
Rob Roy

Ultimately, it's of minor import how much of Rob Roy is based upon historical fact and how much has been embellished by the pen of screenwriter Alan Sharp. As a hero of 18th century Scotland, Robert Roy MacGregor is known to have walked through th...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1995-04-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, ...
Skeleton Key, The

The Skeleton Key is the latest of the new breed of PG-13 "horror" movies that emphasize atmosphere and "boo" moments over gore. This film, which is not a re-make of a Japanese production (as many of these pictures are), maintains an internal logic...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2005-08-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, ...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

For decades, the spy thriller has been dominated by one name: Bond. 007's trappings, which include pyrotechnics, high-octane chases, death-defying stunts, gorgeous women, and the like, have come to define the genre. While it's unquestionable that I...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2011-12-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, ...