Movies starring Judi Dench

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Artemis Fowl

What is it about fantasy novels that makes them so difficult to translate effectively to the silver screen? It’s not impossible – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings adaptations are proof that i...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, ...
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one of those pleasant, inoffensive British movies that offers a passably entertaining two hours without providing material that could be construed as edgy or stimulating. The problem may be that it's a little too p...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2012-05-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: John Madden
Cast: Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy Penelope Wilson, ...
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, ...
Cats

For 2019’s Big Holiday Musical Extravaganza, Hollywood has gone all the way back to 1981 to choose the source material. The concept of making a motion picture version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s immensely successful stage play, Cats, has both...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan, ...
Chronicles of Riddick, The

With a title like The Chronicles of Riddick, one can assume that David Twohy's movie comes with lofty aspirations. Indeed, there are hints of a complex, involving story here. Unfortunately, too many of the nuances are drowned out by incessant, re...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2004-06-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: David Twohy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, ...
Die Another Day

Imagine, if you will, the dispiriting experience of listening to an awful cover of one of your favorite songs. That's how I felt sitting through Die Another Day, the 20th official outing for Ian Fleming's super-spy. This is a train wreck of an ac...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2002-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, ...
Importance of Being Earnest, The

The chief pleasure to be found in any version of Oscar Wilde's play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is the dialogue, and Oliver Parker's re-interpretation is no different. All of the great lines are here: "The very essence of romance is uncertai...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2002-05-24
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Oliver Parker
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, ...
J. Edgar

Who knew the life story of J. Edgar Hoover could be so arid? Actually, that's unfair, but there are stretches of J. Edgar when the proceedings seem to drag. Counterbalancing the occasional bursts of tedium, however, are a tremendous lead performanc...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, ...
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is like Hamlet: a version arrives every few years without regard to whether a new adaptation is wanted or needed. It's not only a classic, but a staple as well, and many serious directors are itching to put their imprint upon it. The 2011...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2011-03-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, ...
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from Ransom Riggs’ popular YA novel, offers a different flavor of teen-oriented fantasy. A mash-up of X-Men-influenced superhero material and more traditional fantasy elements (with tim...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disturbing Images, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Eva Green, ...