Movies directed by Michael Apted

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42 Up

42 Up is the latest, and perhaps final, installment in Michael Apted's long-running Up series. When the filmmaker began this project in 1964, he came armed with a simple concept: interview 14 British children, all age seven, representing a wide ra...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1999-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: 11 of 14 Original Interview Subjects
49 Up

49 Up continues Michael Apted's extraordinary Up Series, which began 42 years ago in 1964 with Seven Up and has continued every seven years since. The latest (and hopefully not the last) installment progresses as expected, with updates on the live...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2006-10-06
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: 12 of 14 original interview subjects
63 Up

“Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” This Jesuit motto became the driving force behind The Up Series, a nine-volume (thus far) documentary that has spanned fifty-six years. Begun in 1964 under the direction of P...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-27
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Apted
Cast:
Amazing Grace

As a history lesson, Amazing Grace is okay. It stays reasonably true to the established record with minimal embellishment. However, as motion picture, the film is lacking in several key areas. The presentation is choppy, with lengthy sections dev...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2007-02-23
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Rufus Sewell, ...
Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks feels like two completely different movies that have been mashed together. The first, a derivative and unsatisfying coming-of-age story about a Santa Cruz boy and his adopted father figure, seems uncharacteristically weak for the ...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2012-10-26
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA/ADVENTURE
Director: Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted
Cast: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, ...
Chronicles of Narnia, The: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is fantasy-lite. With its PG rating and aversion to anything shocking or overly grotesque, it's the bastard stepchild of The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. A dull, meandering storyline an...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2010-12-10
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter, ...
Enough

Michael Apted is one of those rare, versatile filmmakers who can make mindless Hollywood blockbusters and thoughtful independent productions with equal aplomb. Apted's resume is as impressive as it is diverse, and has included a handful of critica...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2002-05-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, ...
Gorillas in the Mist

It's possible that Michael Apted may be the greatest documentarian currently working (although Errol Morris' followers might disagree). His Up Series stands as a cinematic hallmark - something that will probably never be equaled if only because of...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 1988-09-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, ...
Nell

Nell, Jodie Foster's return to dramatic acting following a flirtation with Maverick's action-comedy, is an entirely human movie. In this lush, green world of rolling hills and crystal pools, technology is an unwelcome intruder; civilization, a thr...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1994-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, ...
Up Series, The

"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Michael Apted's The Up Series is not only documentary filmmaking at its finest, but it is an important sociological study. How many movies can make that claim? Starting in 1964,...

Run Time: 9:49
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Director: Michael Apted, Paul Almond (Seven Up)
Cast: 14 British Individuals