Movies directed by Kenneth Branagh

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Artemis Fowl

What is it about fantasy novels that makes them so difficult to translate effectively to the silver screen? It’s not impossible – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings adaptations are proof that i...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, ...
Cinderella

The re-interpretation of an animated film into a live-action version is a tricky and difficult process - one made more uncertain when the movie in question is one of the classics. Cinderella, released by Disney in 1951, has been beloved by three gene...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2015-03-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: FANTASY/ROMANCE
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Lily James, ...
Dead Again

Of the eight movies committed to celluloid by director Kenneth Branagh, five of them have been either adapted from one of Shakespeare's plays (Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost) or have made significant use of the Bard's...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 1991-08-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, ...
Hamlet

"Presenting the play uncut has allowed the characters to reveal even more, and we discover extra details about them which are usually lost on stage. The political situation becomes clearer, and Hamlet is revealed as a knowledgeable man of the thea...

Run Time: 4:02
U.S. Release Date: 1996-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Timothy Spall, Rufus Sewell, Kate Winslet, ...
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Probably the best way to approach a Jack Ryan movie is to look at it like a James Bond film. The lead actor keeps changing, the supporting actors are rarely the same, and the time period varies. Bond is Bond, whether he's played by Sean Connery, Ge...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2014-01-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Pine, Kiera Knightley, Kevin Costner, ...
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost has always been regarded as one of the most enigmatic of Shakespeare's plays. In modern times, it is almost never performed, and, unlike the text of the Bard's major works, it fails to come alive on the printed page. In an in...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2000-06-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: MUSICAL/DRAMA
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Briers, Emily Mortimer, ...
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

"In the last 20, 30 years, [Frankenstein has] been claimed by a whole generation of academics and scholars as a seminal piece of literature of that time. [It's] something which now, post-Freud, they feel reveals so many observations about family l...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 1994-11-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/HORROR
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, ...
Midwinter's Tale, A

Following the spectacular failure of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Kenneth Branagh returned to England to make the kind of film he was most familiar with: a very British, low-budget production rooted deeply in the works of William Shakespeare. Howe...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 1996-02-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Michael Maloney, Joan Collins, Gerald Horan, ...
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing is Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of one of Shakespeare's better-known comedies. Centered around two romances - Hero (Kate Beckinsale) and Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard), and Benedick (Kenneth Branagh) and Beatrice (Emma Thomps...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 1993-05-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Nudity, Mature Themes)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, ...
Murder on the Orient Express

Like most Agatha Christie stories, Murder on the Orient Express is all about the “whodunnit?” Once that question has been answered, there’s little reason to revisit the story. Christie never cared much about character development and her ...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, ...