Movies starring Sam Riley

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Control

In essence, Control is a standard order biopic of a tormented artist. What makes the film interesting, if not unique, is the style in which director Anton Corbijn has elected to present it. Rather than approaching the picture with the vivid psych...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2007-10-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Joe Anderson, ...
Free Fire

From time-to-time, it can be refreshing to sit back and watch a tautly-made thriller where the characters (and their actions) are constrained by the laws of physics and tension is allowed to ebb and flow as circumstances warrant. If Quentin Ta...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, ...
Maleficent

Maleficent might best be described as an alternate universe re-imagination of Sleeping Beauty. Taking a page from Wicked (the stage show that presents Oz from the witches' perspective), Linda Woolverton's screenplay presents an inverted version of ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2014-05-30
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Fantasy Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Robert Stromberg
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, ...
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

This review contains (oblique) spoilers.When Disney released Maleficent in 2014, it was a fresh approach to the Sleeping Beauty story – a live-action re-interpretation of the fairy tale with the supposed villain recast as a sympathetic figur...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-18
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Joachim Ronning
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, ...
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Watching Pride & Prejudice and Zombies, I was overwhelmed with a desire to re-watch the definitive 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini-series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. That’s because this new horror/romance mashup provides just enou...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Horror/Romance
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, ...
Radioactive

Just because a person’s accomplishments are great, it doesn’t follow that a movie about their life and achievements will be equally as compelling. Many feats and undertakings are not inherently cinematic and, no matter what efforts a filmm...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Simon Russell Beale, ...