Movies with screenplay written by Guillermo Del Toro

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Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak works as an homage to 19th century gothic literature. Beyond that mission statement, however, it has trouble gaining traction. Although the film may hold a certain appeal for those who have spent long hours thumbing through the pages of ...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, ...
Cronos

Reprinted with permission from The Vampire Gazette, Volume 348, Issue 5, May 1994. Throughout the ages, human beings have harbored a not-so-secret fascination about our kind. "Children of the night" they call us, romanticizing the price that we...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, ...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, a re-make of the 1973 made-for-TV movie of the same name, is a haunted house movie whose success lies in the careful manner freshman director Troy Nixey steeps everything in a surfeit of atmosphere. It overflows. It suf...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2011-08-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Troy Nixey
Cast: Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, ...
Hellboy

Hellboy is director Guillermo del Toro's second venture behind the cameras for a comic-book themed motion picture. However, although the hyper-stylized setting and kinetic action sequences share a kinship with those in Blade 2, Hellboy showcases a...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2004-04-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, ...
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, ...
Hobbit, The: An Unexpected Journey

In 2001, only a few months after the fall of the World Trade Center, Peter Jackson swept us away to Middle Earth with The Fellowship of the Ring. It was a wondrous three-hour achievement: the first major attempt at serious, big budget epic fantasy....

Run Time: 2:48
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, ...
Hobbit, The: The Battle of the Five Armies

In 2005, genre fans were able to celebrate the day when the entire six-film Star Wars saga was available for public consumption. Nine and one-half years later, the same can be said of Peter Jackson's Middle Earth epic. As George Lucas learned, th...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 2014-12-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, ...
Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug

Special effects have always played an important role in Peter Jackson's adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books but, with The Desolation of Smaug, the middle chapter of The Hobbit movie trilogy, they take center stage. This isn't necessarily a positi...

Run Time: 2:40
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, ...
Pacific Rim

Call it Godzilla (Toho version) on steroids. Or perhaps Transformers with a heart. Either way, there's no mystery what Pacific Rim is and, more importantly, what it delivers. It's the perfect summer spectacle, with giant robots pounding on monsters...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2013-07-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, ...