Emily Watson

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

IMDb: 6.5
2018
105min

THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, transporting him to other times and places.

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King Lear

King Lear

King Lear

IMDb: 6.3
2018
115min

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

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Separate Lies

Separate Lies

Separate Lies

IMDb: 6.5
2005
85min

A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire playboy who has moved back to the village. William, pressed by James, confesses to the hit and run. But the confession is clouded by Anne’s admission of her affair with William.

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Angela’s Ashes

Angela’s Ashes

Angela’s Ashes

IMDb: 7.3
1999
145min

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie’s siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie’s Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

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Little Women

Little Women

Little Women

IMDb: 8
2017
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Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.

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Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard

IMDb: 5.9
2017
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What starts out as a simple, reckless mid-life affair between a genetic scientist named Yvonne and a Westminster paper pusher takes an intriguing turn when she realizes he’s a spook – then suddenly gets very dark indeed. A provocative study of obsession, longing and just how far down a criminal path desire can take you.

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A Royal Night Out

A Royal Night Out

A Royal Night Out

IMDb: 6.5
2015
97min

The re-imagining of VE Day in 1945, when Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Margaret were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night to join in the celebrations, and encounter romance and danger.

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Little Boy

Little Boy

Little Boy

IMDb: 7.4
2015
106min

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

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War Horse

War Horse

War Horse

IMDb: 7.2
2011
146min

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

IMDb: 7.3
2014
129min

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

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Belle

Belle

Belle

IMDb: 7.4
2013
105min

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

IMDb: 7.6
2013
131min

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Red Dragon

IMDb: 7.2
2002
124min

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal ‘The Cannibal’ Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.

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Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

IMDb: 7.9
1996
159min

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman’s paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

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Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love

IMDb: 7.3
2002
95min

A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.

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Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

IMDb: 5.4
2015
98min

An orphan who practices hypnosis faces off against a bank robber who wants her book on the art form.

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The Dresser

The Dresser

The Dresser

IMDb: 6.8
2015
105min

One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeares King Lear. Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser Norman must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night? The Dresser is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain.

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Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

IMDb: 7.4
2005
77min

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

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Some Girl(s)

Some Girl(s)

Some Girl(s)

IMDb: 4.6
2013
90min

On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels around the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for his wrongdoings.

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Wah-Wah

Wah-Wah

Wah-Wah

IMDb: 6.9
2005
120min

Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents’ traumatic separation, till he’s 14. The film is largely based on Richard E. Grant’s own experiences as a teenager in Swaziland, where his father was head of education for the British government administration.

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Miss Potter

Miss Potter

Miss Potter

IMDb: 7.0
2006
92min

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children’s book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

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Fireflies In The Garden

Fireflies In The Garden

Fireflies In The Garden

IMDb: 6.5
2008
108min

The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.

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Happy Family

Happy Family

Happy Family

IMDb: 4.6
2017
93min

The Wishbone family is far from happy. With a struggling bookshop, an overworked husband, and two misunderstood teenagers, Emma is at her wit’s end trying to be the perfect mom. After dragging her family to a costume party on Halloween night, they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into a Vampire, a Mummy, a Werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster. Now Emma will fight to keep her Monster Family together and uncover the secret of their curse… eventually leading them to the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula!

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On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

IMDb: 6.3
2017
105min

In 1962 England, a young couple finds their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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