Movies starring Peter Sarsgaard

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Batman, The

The Batman, a reboot of DC comics’ most popular character, brings the franchise back into the shadows successfully embraced by Christopher Nolan’s phenomenally popular take but without the fetishism of the Burton/Schumacher years or the excess...

Run Time: 2:56
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-05-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, ...
Boys Don't Cry

On December 30, 1993 in Falls City, Nebraska, two men, John Lotter and Tom Nissen, shot and killed 21-year old Teena Brandon, along with two of her friends, Lisa Lambert and Philip Devine. Brandon, a young woman undergoing hormone therapy in prepa...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1999-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, ...
Jarhead

"Every war is different. Every war is the same." So says the voiceover narration in the closing moments of Sam Mendes' Jarhead. I might add: Every war movie is different. Every war movie is the same. This is Mendes' Gulf War answer to Apocalyp...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2005-11-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Brian Geraghty, ...
Elegy

Elegy, based on Philip Roth's The Dying Animal, provides an incisive perspective of how a person's inability to believe in love destroys a single, fragile chance at happiness. The movie tells the poignant tale of how one man - intelligent, urbane,...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Isabel Coixet
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, ...
Education, An

What happens when you combine a star-making turn by a young actress with a supporting cast of an unimpeachable pedigree and a screenplay by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy)? The result, shepherded to the screen by Danish-born filmmaker Lon...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2009-10-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, ...
Knight and Day

The action/comedy genre has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, but it remains difficult for filmmakers to find a workable balance between the seemingly disparate elements of the recipe. Too much action often results in marginaliz...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2010-06-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/COMEDY
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, ...
Blue Jasmine

It's all about Cate. Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's latest, is a loose reworking of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance. Th...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2013-07-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, ...
Lost Daughter, The

Although not much happens during the course of The Lost Daughter, the film’s tone exerts a powerful spell. A character study of a woman who’s neither as composed nor as affable as she initially seems, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut ex...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Cast: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, ...
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, ...
Garden State

Garden State is one of those movies that fails to stay with the viewer for an extended period of time. It's a forgettable film featuring a throw-away story with unmemorable characters and unremarkable performances. That's not to say it's bad, bec...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Zach Braff
Cast: Zach Braff, Ian Holm, Natalie Portman, ...