Search results for "Mike Leigh"
A Sense of History

A Sense of History

A Sense of History
IMDb: N/A
26

Jim Broadbent wrote and starred in this short film directed by none other than Mike Leigh. As a member of the landed gentry, the 23rd Earl of Leete has a…

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky
IMDb: 7
118

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Meantime

Meantime

Meantime
IMDb: 7.2
102

A working-class family in London’s East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and…

High Hopes

High Hopes

High Hopes
IMDb: 7.4
108

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who’s aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum’s ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril’s pretentious sister and philandering…

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet
IMDb: 7.5
103

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees…

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Naked

Naked

Naked
IMDb: 7.8
131

An unemployed Brit vents his rage on unsuspecting strangers as he embarks on a nocturnal London odyssey.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies
IMDb: 8
142

With both her adoptive parents now dead, a Black optometrist decides to make contact with her white working-class birth mother.

Genre: Drama
Vera Drake

Vera Drake

Vera Drake
IMDb: 7.6
117

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Genre: Crime, Drama
Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner
IMDb: 6.8
150

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.

Genre: Drama, History
Peterloo

Peterloo

Peterloo
IMDb: 6.4
154

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and…

Genre: Drama, History
Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy

Topsy-Turvy
IMDb: 7.3
160

After their production “Princess Ida” meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Another Year

Another Year

Another Year
IMDb: 7.3
129

Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.

Genre: Comedy, Drama