Movies with music written by Patrick Doyle

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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, ...
Brave

At first glance, Brave seems much like an old-fashioned animated Disney princess film done using new-fangled technology. Most of the elements are in place: the plucky heroine, the faithful animal companion, a mysterious wizard, and a character-buil...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2012-06-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews
Cast: (voices) Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, ...
Bridget Jones' Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary is, quite simply, the finest motion picture released by Miramax Films since 1999's The Cider House Rules. Based on the novel by Helen Fielding, the screenplay for Bridget Jones's Diary (written by Four Weddings and a Funeral ...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2001-04-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity,Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Sharon Maguire
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, ...
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, ...
Donnie Brasco

Al Pacino in a Mafia movie feels as natural as peanut butter with jelly. Mike Newell, the director of such popular British comedies as Enchanted April and Four Weddings and a Funeral, is another matter altogether. When you think of a director...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1997-02-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mike Newell
Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, ...
Emoji Movie, The

When reviewing The Emoji Movie, “poop” is definitely appropriate. Or a frowny face. Or both.Oh, I suppose it’s not as bad as all that. After all, if one considers that this was made with the 7-10-year old group in mind, it passes muster....

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-28
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Tony Leondis
Cast: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, ...
Eragon

The creative and financial successes of two franchises - Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings - have changed the way in which fantasy is viewed by movie-goers. Once a genre pigeonholed as fit only for Dungeons & Dragons nerds, fantasy has gone m...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY
Director: Stefan Fangmeier
Cast: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, ...
Exit to Eden

Break out the whips and chains! We're going on a trip to an island called Eden, where the dominatrix Mistress Lisa holds court and just about anything (supposedly) goes. And, judging from the actual journey, if author Anne Rice has any complaints...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 1994-10-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Garry Marshall
Cast: Dana Delany, Paul Mercurio, Rosie O'Donnell, ...
Great Expectations

You have to give a film maker credit for exhibiting the necessary chutzpah to take one of the most beloved classics in the English language, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, and transform it into a modern-day morality play/romance. Viewers...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 1998-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft, ...