|Blood Diamond 2006 R, 138 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, Kagiso Kuypers, David Harewood, Basil Wallace, Ntare Mwine, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Jimi Mistry, Marius Weyers, Stephen Collins, Ato Essandoh
During Sierra Leone's civil war in the 1990s, South African diamond smuggler Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mende fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) get help from crusading journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) enabling them to journey through rebel territory in search of a rare pink diamond that Solomon has buried near his village. If they succeed, Solomon will be reunited with his family, and Danny just might get the chance to change his life. Extreme violence. Five Oscar nominations were received, including Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou).
|Bright Young Things 2003 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Stephen Fry
Cast: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, David Tennant, Fenella Woolgar, James McAvoy, Julia McKenzie, Stockard Channing, Alex Barclay, Simon Callow, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Paterson, Imelda Staunton, Michael Sheen, Adrian Scarborough, Jim Carter
Adapted from Evelyn Waugh's "Vile Bodies," this tale satirizes the lifestyles of upper-crust Londoners during the late 1930s.
|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.
|Frost/Nixon 2008 R, 122 min.|
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Patty McCormack, Andy Milder, Kate Jennings Grant, Geoffrey Blake, Gabriel Jarret, Jim Meskimen, Clint Howard
This film analyzes events before, during, and after the 1977 television interview of Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) by David Frost (Michael Sheen) during which they dealt with questions about the Watergate scandal that brought down Nixon's presidency. Nixon chose Frost as the man to interview him, and the result, as is demonstrated in this film, was a battle of wits. The film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Actor (Langella), and Director
|Heartlands 2002 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Damien O'Donnell
Cast: Michael Sheen, Mark Addy, Jim Carter, Jane Robbins, Celia Imrie, Ruth Jones, Phillipa Peak, Jade Rhodes, Paul Shane, Mark Strong, Paul Popplewell, Raymond Waring
Nice guy Colin (Michael Sheen) jumps on his Honda to track down his wife, Mandy (Ruth Jones), who has run off with a local policeman (Jim Carter). Along the way, Colin meets more than a few characters–some of whom help, many don't.
|Kingdom of Heaven 2005 R, 145 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Eva Green, Brendan Gleeson, Edward Norton, Ghassan Massoud, Marton Csokas, Alexander Siddig, Velibor Topic, Iain Glen, Michael Sheen, Nathalie Cox, Bronson Webb
In this battle epic set in the 12th century, noble knight Godfrey (Liam Neeson) invites his illegitimate, blacksmith son, Balian (Orlando Bloom), to join him on a trek to Jerusalem. When Godfrey is killed in a battle along the way, Balian joins the Christian soldiers battling the Islamic forces for control of the city of Jerusalem.
|Laws of Attraction 2004 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Peter Howitt
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn, Johnny Myers, Mike Doyle, Annie Ryan, Vincent Marzello, Sara James, David Wilmot, Heather Ann Nurnberg, Allan Houston, Annika Pergament
Successful lawyers Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) and Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) oppose each other in a divorce case involving rock star Thorne Jamison (Michael Sheen) and dress designer Serena (Parker Posey). Possession of the couple's Irish castle hangs in the balance. While visiting Ireland to check out the castle, Daniel and Audrey go to a party, drink too much, and get married. Now they must put on a public face of being happily married–not an easy feat.
|Mary Reilly 1996 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Glenn Close, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Kathy Staff, Bronagh Gallagher, Ciaran Hinds, Michael Sheen, Linda Bassett
Mary (Julia Roberts) is the chambermaid of Dr. Jekyll (John Malkovich), and this version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is told through Mary's perspective. As a young woman who has endured cruel treatment from a drunken father, Mary loves the kind Dr. Jekyll in her present circumstances, while Mr. Hyde represents her past life with her father.
|Othello 1995 R, 125 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Oliver Parker
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Nathaniel Parker, Kenneth Branagh, Irene Jacob, Michael Maloney, Anna Patrick, Nicholas Farrell, Indra Ove, Michael Sheen, Andre Oumansky, Philip Locke, John Savident, Gabriele Ferzetti, Pierre Vaneck
Shakespeare's famous play is again brought to the screen; this time Laurence Fishburne plays the title role of the Moor who is manipulated by the evil Iago (Kenneth Branagh) until he believes that his new wife, Desdemona (Irene Jacob), has been unfaithful.
|The Queen 2006 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Mark Bazeley, Helen McCrory, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Tim McMullan, Robin Soans, Lola Peploe, Douglas Reith, Joyce Henderson, Pat Laffan
This inside look at the struggle between HM Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and recently elected Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) chronicles decisions made in the compromise between public mourning and private snubbing following Diana's tragic death that resulted in a state funeral. Helen Mirren won an Oscar for Best Actress, and the film received five other Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Director.
|Timeline 2003 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Ethan Embry, Anna Friel, Marton Csokas, Michael Sheen, Lambert Wilson, Matt Craven, David La Haye, David Thewlis, Neal McDonough, Rossif Sutherland, Steve Kahan
A teleportation machine, developed by the International Technology Corporation, sends a group of archaeologists back in time to medieval France where a war between England and France is raging. Will the scientists survive the battle, and, if so, will they be able to return to the 21st century?
|Underworld 2003 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Action / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Len Wiseman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Erwin Leder, Sophia Myles, Robbie Gee, Wentworth Miller, Kevin Grevioux, Zita Gorog, Scott McElroy, Dennis J. Kozeluh, Todd Schneider, Sandor Bolla
During the long war between vampires and werewolves, vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) falls in love with a mere mortal–until he is bitten by werewolf Michael (Scott Speedman) who appears to hold the key to end the war.
|Underworld: Evolution 2006 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror / Thriller / Fantasy
Director: Len Wiseman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen, Scott McElroy, Brian Steele, Zita Gorog, John Mann, Sophia Myles, Richard Cetrone, Mike Mukatis
In this sequel to 2003's "Underworld," vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Lycan warrior Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) look into the onset of the war between the Death Dealers (vampires) and the Lycans (werewolves) in an effort to uncover the secrets of their bloodlines. Fans of "Underworld" will enjoy this one.
|Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror / Thriller / Fantasy
Director: Patrick Tatopoulos
Cast: Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux, David Ashton, Geraldine Brophy, Leighton Cardno, Alexander Carroll, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Jason Hood, Craig Parker, Tania Nolan, Mark Mitchinson, Timothy Raby
Lucian (Michael Sheen) is a Lycan (werewolf) who, despite the fact that love affairs between Death Dealers (vampires) and werewolves are strictly forbidden, falls in love with Sonja (Rona Mitra) who happens to be the daughter of Death Dealer king Viktor (Bill Nighy). The vampires have persecuted the werewolves for centuries, and Lucian now leads his fellow Lycans in a revolt against Viktor in an all-out effort to gain their freedom from slavery.
|Wilde 1997 R, 117 min.|
Director: Brian Gilbert
Cast: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Gemma Jones, Judy Parfitt, Michael Sheen, Zoe Wanamaker, Tom Wilkinson, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Mills, Jason Morell, Peter Barkworth, Robert Lang, Philip Locke
Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry)–poet, genius, and homosexual–was willing to stand his ground and not flee England when he was sentenced to two years of hard labor as a result of his love affair with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Jude Law). This film covers that aspect of his life.
|1. Blood Diamond (2006)|
2. Bright Young Things (2003)
3. The Four Feathers (2002)
4. Frost/Nixon (2008)
5. Heartlands (2002)
6. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
7. Laws of Attraction (2004)
8. Mary Reilly (1996)
9. Othello (1995)
10. The Queen (2006)
11. Timeline (2003)
12. Underworld (2003)
13. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
14. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
15. Wilde (1997)
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