Movies with music written by Danny Elfman

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Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie is Tim Burton's animated remake of his live-action 1984 short of the same name. With its unabashed affection for classic monster movies and nods to Universal horror staples, Frankenweenie is almost certain to be beloved by fans of the...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 2012-10-05
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: (voices) Charlie Tahan, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, ...
Freeway

What happens when you cross The Brothers Grimm with David Lynch, and throw in a little Quentin Tarantino for good measure? The result, or something very much like it, can be found in Matthew Bright's brilliant, incisive satire, Freeway, which upda...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 1996-08-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: Matthew Bright
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke Shields, ...
Frighteners, The

The Frighteners isn't a bad film, but it is a disappointment. Following director Peter Jackson's powerful, true-life matricide tale, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners falls short of expectations by being just one of many in the long line of 19...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 1996-07-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, ...
Girl on the Train, The

Spoilers follow, although those who have read the book won’t be bothered by them. Although The Girl on the Train is a serviceable thriller, it’s hard not to see it as something of a disappointment. As a B-movie whodunnit designed for f...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, ...
Good Will Hunting

In essence, Good Will Hunting is an ordinary story told well. Taken as a whole, there's little that's special about this tale -- it follows a traditional narrative path, leaves the audience with a warm, fuzzy feeling, and never really challenges o...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1997-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, ...
Goosebumps

At a guess, I'd say that Goosebumps will satisfy its core audience - fans of R.L. Stine's popular children's books - and bore pretty much everyone else. The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, ...
Grinch, The

The 1966 animated TV Christmas special, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” is as perfect an adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book as one is likely to find. Featuring an iconic vocal performance by Boris Karloff (doing double-duty as the narrator...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, ...
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The temptation is to remark that if Hellboy was the appetizer, then Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the main course. To an extent, that's true. The second film is more assured, better paced, and has a stronger emotional component. It takes chances...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ADVENTURE/FANTASY
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, ...
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Spoilers)

Warning! You have reached the SPOILER version of the Hellboy II review. To re-direct to the non-spoiler version, click here. The temptation is to remark that if Hellboy was the appetizer, then Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the main course. To...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ADVENTURE/FANTASY
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, ...
Hitchcock

Hitchcock could be construed as a misleading title for this motion picture. A better name might have been The Making of Psycho, although that might have led to confusion with a DVD supplemental feature. Director Sacha Gervasi's film looks at the li...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2012-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, ...