|10 Things I Hate About You 1999 PG-13, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Gil Junger
Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, Andrew Keegan, Susan May Pratt, Gabrielle Union, Larry Miller, David Leisure, Daryl Mitchell, Allison Janney, Kyle Cease, Greg Jackson, Terence Heuston
This modern-day version of Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," provides lively viewing with Julia Stiles taking on the role of Katarina Stratford–high strung, but persuasive, older sister of the popular Bianca (Larisa Oleynik). The age-old plot follows Shakespeare's in this story about the war between men and women.
|Brokeback Mountain 2005 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western / Romance
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Scott Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Graham Beckel, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie, Tom Carey, David Harbour, John Tench
Wyoming ranch hand Ennes Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) carry on a love affair in 1963 and then go their separate ways only to meet again four years later. Both are now married but find time every year for romantic getaways with each other that ensure their abiding love. Academy Awards were won for Best Director, Musical Score, and Writing; nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Heath Ledger), Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams).
|The Brothers Grimm 2005 PG-13, 118 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Headey, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec, Barbara Lukesova, Anna Rust, Jeremy Robson, Miroslav Taborsky, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Radim Kalvoda, Martin Hofmann, Harry Gilliam
The legendary Grimm brothers–Jake and Will (Heath Ledger and Matt Damon)–travel among the villages of 18th-century Germany where they con the locals into believing that they can protect them from enchanted creatures and even perform exorcisms. The scam works–until they encounter a real curse.
|Candy 2006 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Neil Armfield
Cast: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tony(2) Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, Tom Budge, Roberto Maza-Mont, Holly Austin, Craig Moraghan, John(2) Lee, Tara Morice, Tim McKenzie
The passionate relationship shared by young poet Dan (Heath Ledger) and art student Candy (Abbie Cornish) involves many highs and lows when heroin takes over their lives and becomes more important to them than anything else.
|Casanova 2005 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt, Lena Olin, Stephen Greif, Natalie Dormer, Tim McInnerny, Helen McCrory, Omid Djalili, Charlie Cox, Philip Davis, Ken Stott, Leigh Lawson, Paddy Ward
During the 18th century in Venice, legendary womanizer Lord Jacome Casanova (Heath Ledger) finally meets his match in Francesca Bruni (Sienna Miller) who is engaged to marry another (Oliver Platt). Will Casanova clean up his act, find true love, and get Inquisitor Pucci (Jeremy Irons) off his back?
|The Dark Knight 2008 PG-13, 152 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy, Chin Han, Nestor Carbonell, Eric Roberts, Ritchie Coster, Anthony Michael Hall
In this sequel to "Batman Begins," millionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is still leading his double life as the crusader Batman who is determined to rid Gotham City of organized crime. Batman and his ally, police Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), work with District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), but the psychopathic "Joker" (Heath Ledger) is playing a deadly game with Batman through which he is throwing the city into chaos. The Joker excels at demolishing any and everything in his path and stops at nothing–including a hospital. Just how far will Batman go to stop this dangerous criminal, and how far will The Joker go in his efforts to get rid of Batman? Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose before the film was released. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Ledger), and four other Academy Award nominations were received.
|The Four Feathers 2002 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kris Marshall, Rupert Penry-Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nick Holder, Lucy Gordon, Megan Hall, James Hillier, Alex Jennings, Richard Manlove, Alek Wek
Although not up to previous versions of A.E.W. Mason's adventure tale, this 2002 film is, nevertheless, entertaining. Mason's story revolves around a British officer, Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger), who resigns rather than fight in battle. After friends, including fiancee (Kate Hudson), send him four white feathers–signifying cowardice–Harry seeks to regain his reputation.
|I'm Not There 2007 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julianne Moore, Kris Kristofferson, Don Francks, Roc LaFortune, Michelle Williams, Yolonda Ross, Peter Friedman, Bruce Greenwood
In this impressionistic biography of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, six actors take roles of Dylan's persona as their separate stories shift back and forth. The fictionalized stories begin with 11-year-old music prodigy Woody (Marcus Carl Franklin) and continue with 19-year-old Arthur (Ben Whishaw) who is a poet in Greenwich Village during the 1960s. Then, there is the story about socially conscious Jack (Christian Bale) and another story involves rebel actor Robbie (Heath Ledger). Cate Blanchett shines in her story impersonating Dylan as a folk-singer during his electric rock era. Finally, there is the reclusive Billy (Richard Gere) who finds sanctuary in a tiny Missouri town that is on the verge of being turned into a superhighway. Together, the characters represent roles that Dylan played during his lifetime, and the result is an enjoyable film. Blanchett received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
|A Knight's Tale 2001 PG-13, 132 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Alan Tudyk, Berenice Bejo, James Purefoy, Christopher Cazenove, Scott Handy, Leagh Conwell, Steven O'Donnell, Nick Brimble, Jonathan Slinger
Writer, producer, director Brian Helgeland presents this tale, set in the 14th-century. Knowing that the sport of jousting is reserved for royalty, lowly squire William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) takes on the persona of his dead master Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein and enters a jousting competition. William wins and with help from friends, Wat and Roland (Alan Tudyk and Mark Addy) along with aspiring writer Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), he continues his deception and wins match after match. He even beats the undefeated Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell) and gains the affection of Lady Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon). But, how long will it take before William's deception is exposed?
|Lords of Dogtown 2005 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: John Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Rebecca De Mornay, Victor Rasuk, Heath Ledger, William Mapother, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Michael Angarano, Johnny Knoxville, Nikki Reed, Vincent Laresca, Brian Zarate
Venice, California, skateboarders–The Z-Boys–reinvent their sport by practicing in drained, suburban swimming pools.
|Monster's Ball 2001 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Peter Boyle, Heath Ledger, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Mos Def, Coronji Calhoun, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher, Amber Rules, Charles Cowan Jr., Taylor LaGrange, Anthony Bean, Francine Segal, John McConnell
Racism is uncovered when Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) falls for Leticia (Halle Berry) whose husband (Sean "Diddy" Combs) was executed in a "monster ball" (no lawyer or minister was present). Hank has quit his job as a death row prison guard, but he can't deal with the fact that he was part of the team that executed the husband of the woman he now loves. Halle Berry received an Oscar for Best Actress.
|Ned Kelly 2003 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: Gregor Jordan
Cast: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Laurence Kinlan, Phil Barantini, Kerry Condon, Kris McQuade, Emily Browning, Rachel Griffiths, Kiri Paramore, Geoff Morrell, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Saskia Burmeister
In this film adaptation of Robert Drew's historical novel, the "iron outlaw" Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) and his relatives rob banks. When a large reward is offered for their capture, the Kellys try to stay hidden, but their mother, Ellen (Kris McQuade), is arrested. Police Superintendent Frances Hare (Geoffrey Rush) is on their trail, a last stand takes place, and the Kelly family becomes heroes in late-19th-century Australia.
|The Order 2003 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Action / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
aka: The Sin Eater
Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Furmann, Mark Addy, Peter Weller, Francesco Carnelutti, Mattia Sbragia, Mirko Casaburo, Giulia Lombardi, Richard Bremmer, Cristina Macca, Paola Emilia Villa, Rosalinda Celentano, Alessandra Costanzo, Paolo Lorimer
In this religious thriller, Alex Bernier (Heath Ledger) is a member of a Catholic order of priests, the Carolingians. After the head of the order, Dominic (Francesco Carnelutti), dies, Alex is called to investigate and suspects that Dominic had used the services of a "Sin Eater" (one who believes he has the power to cleanse souls). Alex calls his friend, Father Thomas (Mark Addy), and an artist, Mara Sinclair (Shannyn Sossamon), and asks for their help. As the investigation proceeds, Alex appears to be at the center of the mystery.
|The Patriot 2000 R, 160 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, Donal Logue, Leon Rippy, Adam Baldwin, Jay Arlen Jones, Gregory Smith, Mika Boorem
In 1780 the British thought they had a stronghold on South Carolina, but guerilla activities helped to confuse Cornwallis as he squandered his strength chasing American forces across the area. The famous "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion understood the role of a guerilla force and proceeded to snap up, one by one, the British posts that Cornwallis had carefully set up in South Carolina. In this rewrite of history, "Swamp Fox" is transformed into the "Ghost," Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), widower and father of seven children. Another history rewrite takes place in the perception of slavery: slaves seem happy to serve their masters. In reality, in the South more than 10,000 African Americans supported the British forces and were relocated to Nova Scotia, Florida, Jamaica, and Africa at the end of the war. But if you are looking for rousing action and great special effects–and are willing to go along with the premise that the American Revolution was won because Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) led the guerrillas against the evil British (especially Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs))–then this movie will prove entertaining.
|Two Hands 1999 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Gregor Jordan
Cast: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Rose Byrne, Tom Long, Susie Porter, Steven Vidler, Tony Forrow, Mariel McClorey, Kiri Paramore, Kieran Darcy-Smith
While Jimmy (Heath Ledger) is making a $10,000 delivery for local gangster Pando (Bryan Brown), the cash is stolen. To recover the money, Jimmy gets involved in a bank heist and along the way meets Alex (Rose Byrne) who encourages him to change his ways. But, will Jimmy listen?
|1. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)|
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
3. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
4. Candy (2006)
5. Casanova (2005)
6. The Dark Knight (2008)
7. The Four Feathers (2002)
8. I'm Not There (2007)
9. A Knight's Tale (2001)
10. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
11. Monster's Ball (2001)
12. Ned Kelly (2003)
13. The Order (2003)
aka: The Sin Eater
14. The Patriot (2000)
15. Two Hands (1999)
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