Movies directed by Sam Mendes

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1917

When it comes to 20th century wars, World War I, the so-called “Great War” or “War to End All Wars,” is poorly represented in motion pictures. With the exception of All Quiet on the Western Front, stand-outs about the first conflict of...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: War
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
American Beauty

Over the years, many films have taken a dark look at the supposedly perfect ideal of a white picket fence, a little house, and a nuclear family. For many, the suburban life is the American dream. For others, however, it can turn into a twisted ni...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 1999-09-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Scott Bakula, Chris Cooper, ...
Away We Go

It may be fair to consider Away We Go as Sam Mendes' penance for Revolutionary Road. The director's late-2008 Winslet/DiCaprio reunion was an immersion in bile - an acidic trip underneath the placid exterior of mid-20th century suburbia to a rot t...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: John Krasinski, Melanie Lynskey, Chris Messina, ...
Jarhead

"Every war is different. Every war is the same." So says the voiceover narration in the closing moments of Sam Mendes' Jarhead. I might add: Every war movie is different. Every war movie is the same. This is Mendes' Gulf War answer to Apocalyp...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2005-11-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Brian Geraghty, ...
Revolutionary Road

Since 1997, Titanic fans have been yearning for a re-teaming of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Revolutionary Road is the opportunity they have awaited, but the results may cause as much distress as joy. Directed by Winslet's husband, Sam Men...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, ...
Road to Perdition, The

Tom Hanks as a cold-blooded hit man? Say it ain't so, Forrest! Over the course of his illustrious career, which is well into its third decade, Hanks has played a cross-dresser, a man infatuated by a mermaid, the manager of a women's baseball te...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2002-07-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Paul Newman, ...
Skyfall

Skyfall can take its place alongside From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service as the best Bond can offer. With an Oscar winner at the helm and Oscar winners in two prominent roles, Skyfall overflows with talent but, as...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2012-11-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, ...
Spectre

Warning: Oblique spoilers. An “average” James Bond movie can be described using three words: “satisfying but flawed.” To the extent that’s true, Spectre fills the mold. Overplotted and at least 20 minutes too long, t...

Run Time: 2:28
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller/Action
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, ...