ReelViews for movies directed by 'Mike Leigh'

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Happy-Go-Lucky

Mike Leigh has often been referred to as a prince of misery. His films, grounded in working class reality, are often downbeat. It's hard to argue with their quality or authenticity, but one typically doesn't walk out of a Mike Leigh film with a r...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2008-10-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, ...
Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh's chronicle of the last 25 years in the life of painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall), is most notable not for its slow pacing, outstanding acting, or accurate period detail, but for the cinematography by Dick Pope. Pope, w...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2014-12-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, ...
Naked

Mike Leigh has always been known as a creator of exceptional, insightful character studies. Often, his films do little more than trace activities in the life of a person or persons over a several-day period. However, whereas comedies such as Life...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, ...
Peterloo

Most of us living in the United States have never heard of “Peterloo” so Mike Leigh’s recreation of the events leading up to the infamous August 16, 1819 massacre represents a history lesson as well as an effectively crafted (albeit too ...

Run Time: 2:34
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, ...
Secrets and Lies

By wedding comedy with tragedy in intricate, realistic unions, Mike Leigh has become one of the foremost film making voices for the British working class. Yet, even though his movies bring a certain social viewpoint to the screen, this in no way l...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mature Themes, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall, ...
Vera Drake

Although Vera Drake is about the downfall of an abortionist working during a time when the law in England decreed that it was unlawful to perform an "unauthorized" operation, this isn't really an "abortion movie." That's the context, but the tale ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2004-10-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Mature Themes, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, ...