Movies starring Kathy Bates

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About Schmidt

When you're young, you live your life looking forward. The future looms larger and more full of promise than the past, and everyone not afflicted with incurable pessimism believes that the best is yet to come. But all things age, and die, and wit...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, ...
Bad Santa 2

2003’s Bad Santa was a milestone in feel-bad black comedy. Directed by Terry Zwigoff, written by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and co-executive produced by the Coen Brothers, it was a holiday movie unlike any previous holiday movie. Although ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, ...
Bee Movie

The press notes for Bee Movie indicate that Jerry Seinfeld came up with the title before he had an inkling what the story might be. Having seen the film, I can believe that. As befits something from Seinfeld's pen, the screenplay contains a smatter...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-02
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Cast: (voices) Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, ...
Blind Side, The

The marketing campaign for The Blind Side plays up the inspirational aspects of the story - that it's based on the real-life rags-to-riches tale of football player Michael Oher and the woman whose fierce love and determination to help him allowed h...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, ...
Charlotte's Web

As family features go, Charlotte's Web may be the best we have seen in a while. Technically adept and surprisingly affecting, the movie translates E.B. White's children's book into a motion picture that will enthrall children and engage their paren...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-15
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: FAMILY
Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Thomas Haden Church, André Benjamin, ...
Cheri

Watching Cheri, I felt like someone had turned back the clock by about 15 years. The early-to-mid-1990s were a fertile time for literate, lavish adaptations of period piece literature, with frequent destinations being Europe between the early-1800...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, ...
Day the Earth Stood Still, The

By all accounts, both the director (Scott Derrickson) and star (Keanu Reeves) of this 2008 film are fans of its 1951 precursor. So what went wrong? At what point did this initially promising remake lose its way? After all, Robert Wise's science ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, ...
Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch fails at more than just launching. It fails at romance and comedy. It fails to make the lead characters interesting and their love affair believable. And it fails to develop a consistent tone that would enable viewers to suspend...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Tom Dey
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, ...
Fred Claus

Making an enjoyable family Christmas comedy must be one of the most difficult things to accomplish in Hollywood, because the late-year presence of a good one in multiplexes is more rare than a White Christmas in New York City. Fred Claus, which fi...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: David Dobkin
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Trevor Peacock, ...
Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes is a thoroughly enjoyable movie-going experience, replete with laughter, tears, triumph, and tragedy. Unfortunately, it has been sanitized and "Hollywoodized", with the relationship between the two 1930 female leads left ambig...

Run Time: 2:19
U.S. Release Date: 1991-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Jon Avnet
Cast: Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates, ...