Movies directed by Jonathan Demme

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Beloved

Beloved, Jonathan Demme's much-anticipated adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel, is a powerful and disturbing motion picture that is likely to leave many movie-goers unsettled as they file out of the theater. Although the movie probably runs a litt...

Run Time: 2:55
U.S. Release Date: 1998-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, ...
Manchurian Candidate, The

As remakes go, The Manchurian Candidate is better than most. It remains faithful to the premise and themes of the original, but, by avoiding a slavish re-interpretation, it offers some surprises to those who are familiar with the 1962 version. Ye...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, ...
Philadelphia

Some will argue that a film, being essentially a means of entertainment, can do little to change a national consciousness. Others, citing the power of the medium, will claim that motion pictures possess this rare and extraordinary ability. These ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 1993-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, ...
Rachel Getting Married

Filmmakers love weddings. The reasons are obvious: so many characters, so much potential for drama and romance, so many things that can go wrong. Weddings are also events that most people, in one way or another (whether as a guest or a participan...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2008-10-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mather Zickel, ...
Ricki and the Flash

A considerable amount of talent was assembled to make what has turned into a throw-away late summer film. Academy Award winning actors Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline headline the cast while Oscar winners Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody handle the direct...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Maime Gummer, ...
Silence of the Lambs, The

When The Silence of the Lambs took the Academy Awards ceremony by storm in 1992, winning in five major categories (Best Picture, Best Director - Jonathan Demme, Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins, Best Actress - Jodie Foster, and Best Adapted Screenplay ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 1991-02-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Vilence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, ...
Stop Making Sense

Upon its release in 1984, Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense was hailed by many critics as the "greatest concert film of all time." The picture, which captured a live concert performance given by the Talking Heads, used state-of-the-art direct-to-...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 1984-10-09
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: MUSICAL
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, ...
Truth About Charlie, The

Remaking movies is always a risky endeavor, and remaking a classic can border on the foolhardy. Taken on its own terms, however, Jonathan Demme's The Truth About Charlie, a '00s re-interpretation of the 1963 thriller Charade, is a decent – and e...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2002-10-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins, ...