Search results for "Mike Leigh"
Vera Drake

Vera Drake

Vera Drake
IMDb: 7.5
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
Peterloo

Peterloo

Peterloo
IMDb: 6.5
154

A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.

Genre: Drama, History
Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies
IMDb: 8.0
142

A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All…

Genre: Drama
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
Naked

Naked

Naked
IMDb: 7.9
131

Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending…

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy
IMDb: 7.4
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…

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky
IMDb: 7.0
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, Romance
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.

High Hopes

High Hopes

High Hopes
IMDb: 7.5
112

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
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…

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
A Running Jump

A Running Jump

A Running Jump
IMDb: 8.4
35

Leigh’s comedy short follows Gary’s (Lee Ingleby) attempt to buy a second-hand car. What should be a straightforward task is turned into something of a quest by various people, including…

All or Nothing

All or Nothing

All or Nothing
IMDb: 7.2
128

Penny’s love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket…

Genre: Comedy, Drama