Movies directed by Stephen Frears

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Cheri

Watching Cheri, I felt like someone had turned back the clock by about 15 years. The early-to-mid-1990s were a fertile time for literate, lavish adaptations of period piece literature, with frequent destinations being Europe between the early-1800...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, ...
Dangerous Liaisons

As happens with surprising regularity in the movie industry, at the time when Dangerous Liaisons entered production, it was not the only adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' 18th century French novel on the drawing board. The rival film, Valmont, wa...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 1988-12-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, ...
High Fidelity

Even in his early roles, like a supporting part in John Hughes' Sixteen Candles and the male lead in Rob Reiner's delightful The Sure Thing, there was something idiosyncratic about John Cusack's work. Recently, however, this quality has become mor...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2000-03-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: John Cusack, Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...
Lay the Favorite

Despite the stewardship of director Stephen Frears and the participation of Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lay the Favorite, a would-be breezy comedy set in the world of grifters and gamblers, is as forgettable ...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn, ...
Mrs. Henderson Presents

For all those who think movies don't have enough naked female flesh, welcome to Mrs. Henderson Presents. It would have been interesting to witness the MPAA's deliberations about this film. There's some violence, but not much. There's no sex or sex-...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, ...
Philomena

Part mystery investigation, part mismatched buddy film, and part condemnation of inhumane attitudes in 1950s Ireland and 1980s Washington, Philomena falls into the category of "too unbelievable to be fiction." Faithfully based on the true story tol...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2013-11-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, ...
Queen, The

With The Queen, Stephen Frears has at least two items on his agenda: to humanize the head of the British monarchy while at the same time indicating how far removed she has become from the concerns of her subjects. He also poses questions about the...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Michael Sheen, ...
Snapper, The

Why would a successful director like Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liasons, The Grifters, Hero) go from the relative security of Hollywood to the near-obscurity of Ireland to make a little film like The Snapper? Frears himself supplied the answer by...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 1993-11-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, ...
Van, The

Finally, the entire Barrytown Trilogy has made it to the screen. The process started back in 1991, when Alan Parker made The Commitments. It continued in '93, when Stephen Frears filmed The Snapper. Now, with the addition of 1996's The Va...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Ger Ryan, ...
Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul, based on (mostly) true events as related in Shrabani Basu’s historical chronicle of the same name, is effectively a sequel to the 1997 film, Mrs. Brown. That movie, directed by John Madden, detailed Queen Victoria’s fri...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Olivia Williams, ...