List of the best John Hurt movies: The Elephant Man(1980), Love at First Sight(2010), Vincent -- The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh(1987), An Englishman in New York(2009), 1984(1984), All the Little Animals(1998), Love and Death on Long Island(1997), Lapse of Memory(1991), Night Crossing(1981), Scandal(1989), Night Train(1998), Little Sweetheart(1988) ... ...
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.
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This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.
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In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Bobby Platt (Christian Bale) is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange... See full summary »
Giles De'Ath (Sir John Hurt) is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with movie star Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestly). He then investigates ... See full summary »
Mystery & Thriller
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After a terrible accident, a psychiatrist has to help Bruce to regain his memory. In flashbacks, we learn that his family had to flee from New York City, after his father uncovered a large ... See full summary »
True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
Trains, romance, a mysterious past. Michael Poole (Sir John Hurt) is an ex-conman, whose cons have finally caught up with him. Unaware of his past, Alice (Brenda Blethyn) joins him in a dramatic escape on the Orient Express.
Mystery & Thriller
A criminal couple, hiding out in a remote property become the unwitting victims of a plot to blackmail them by the most unlikely of conspirators.
Mystery & Thriller
An out-of-favor British politician is sent to Brussels as the new European Commissioner for Industry. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a series of ... See full summary »
Ten short films by ten different directors with nearly no speech but set to arias by different composers.
The humorous adventures of the notorious Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart during the 1820s in Britain.
Mystery & Thriller, Drama
A reclusive Briton (John Hurt) uses a young woman (Rachael Stirling) who looks like his daughter to set a trap and find her killer.
Flamboyant Quentin Crisp (John Hurt) risks imprisonment by publicly declaring his homosexuality in conservative England.
An aging writer who is terminally ill tries to reconcile with his son before he dies. When the man he hires to painlessly end his life double crosses him, he is given a second chance to right his wrongs before he passes.
History, War, Drama
In 1994 Rwanda, a priest (John Hurt) and a teacher (Hugh Dancy) at a secondary school get caught up in the genocidal conflict between the Hutu and the Tutsi.
A bullied boy (Gregory Smith) befriends a gruff neighbor (John Hurt) who helps him prove himself by ascending a radio tower.
When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.
Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.
Mystery & Thriller
During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.
A modern day adaptation of Dostoyevsky's classic novel about a young student who is forever haunted by the murder he has committed.
A former Priest named Dr. Lawrence harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage ... See full summary »
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Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman) is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the ... See full summary »
Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
A graduate student (Elijah Wood) and a professor (John Hurt) try to put their philosophical differences aside to solve an elderly woman's apparent murder.
Engineer G.W. Kane
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Timothy John Evans
Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
John Graham, Marquis of Montrose
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Romance, War, Drama
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When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
Mystery & Thriller, Drama
Old Man Peanut
A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.
Young Catherine Morelli (Julie Christie), who lives in Rome, goes to Geneva to find romance at her father's wedding. There she begins a nearly nymphomaniacal pursuit of a mystery-fantasy man called Gregory (Michael Sarrazin).
Action, Mystery & Thriller
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.
Western, Drama, History
During the Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, a sheriff born into wealth does his best to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.
This drama documentary for cinema explores the pacifism that was such a powerful influence on composer Benjamin Britten's life and work. The story begins in 1929 at Gresham's School in ... See full summary »
In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied piper (Donovan) to lure rats away with his magic pipe, but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town's children away.
The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.
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After World War II, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.
Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.