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Michael Winterbottom

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Cracker (TV Series)Cracker (TV Series) (1993-1994) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom, Andy Wilson, Julian Jarrold
Feat. Robbie Coltrane, Christopher Eccleston, Adrian Dunbar
Justifiably acclaimed, often grim television drama centred round the forensic exploits of troubled, gambling–addict psychologist Robbie…
Butterfly KissButterfly Kiss (1995) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves
The twisted underbelly of the female–buddy movie. Bewitching and bloody road movie that traverses the wastelands (moral and otherwise) of '90s…
JudeJude (1996)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham
Christopher Eccleston excels in the title role of a common man in relentless pursuit of a higher education and the forbidden love of his cousin (Kate…
Go NowGo Now (1996)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Robert Carlyle, Juliet Aubrey
Scotsman Robert Carlyle faces terminal illness with the support of family, his lover and a rich line in crude male banter from his mates. Not often…
Welcome to SarajevoWelcome to Sarajevo (1998) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei
A moving, disturbing depiction of modern–day conflict, shot on location in Bosnia amid real–life shelling and loss of life. Based on a…
I Want YouI Want You (1999)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola
Determinedly stylish mystery set in a British seaside town explores various permutations of unrequited love and sexual frustration in drawing up to…
WonderlandWonderland (2000) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Shirley Henderson, Ian Hart, Gina McKee
A sobering view of contemporary London life as three sisters, friends and relatives struggle to connect in a stressful urban world. Plot mechanics…
Claim, TheClaim, The (2000)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Peter Mullan, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley
On the mountainous frontier of the 1860s California goldrush, dir. Winterbottom (JUDE, WONDERLAND) reimagines Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Mayor of…
24 Hour Party People24 Hour Party People (2002) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Andy Serkis, Paddy Considine
A serio–comic music industry biopic about one Tony Wilson, founder of the legendary Factory record label and the Hacienda Club, that provides a…
In This WorldIn This World (2002) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
A powerful, simply wrought story of two Afghani brothers who attempt to journey from their Pakistani refugee camp across Asia and Europe to…
Code 46Code 46 (2003) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton
A cerebral, provocative 'future shock' thriller in which Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton try to conduct a forbidden affair in a politically…
9 Songs9 Songs (Nine Songs) (2004)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Margo Stilley, Kieran O'Brien
A controversially explicit sex'n'rock'n' roll drama about two stray souls – an American student and a British bloke – who over a year…
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull StoryTristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes
Postmodern comedy adapted from Laurence Stern's 18th century pre–post–modern novel, has dir. Winterbottom depict a few bare events in the…
Road to Guantanamo, TheRoad to Guantanamo, The (2006) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
A searing, politically pertinent docu–drama from the prolific Michael Winterbottom (w/ co–dir. Whitecross), reenacting with…
Mighty Heart, AMighty Heart, A (2007) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman
Michael Winterbottom's sober, well–acted docudrama covering the 2002 abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl by Pakistani…
GenovaGenova (Summer in Genoa) (2008)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Hope Davis
After the death of his wife, a man (Firth) moves his two daughters to Genova, Italy, in order to overcome his loss and revitalize their lives.
Shock Doctrine, TheShock Doctrine, The (2009)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
A fast and loose overview of Naomi Klein's contentious "alternate history" of Western economics, which argues how "disaster capitalism", in feeding…
Killer Inside Me, TheKiller Inside Me, The (2010)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba
Casey Affleck disturbs as a psychotic small town sheriff struggling to cover his bloody tracks in this grim, stylish neo–noir. Adroitly…
Trip, TheTrip, The (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a jovial restaurant tour of the North of England in this hilarious culinary road trip movie derived…
Trip, The (TV Series)Trip, The (TV Series) (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
The complete, original BBC incarnation of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's culinary romp through the North of England, as popularised by Michael…
TrishnaTrishna (2011)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
Freida Pinto stars in this rich, authentic India–set modernization of Thomas Hardy's tragidrama, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'.
Look of Love, TheLook of Love, The (2013)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel
Steve Coogan plays Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man, in this steamy biopic from prolific dir. Michael…
Trip to Italy, TheTrip to Italy, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
More of the same is not a bad thing when concerning another gastronomic trip with British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Here, the prickly…
Trip to Italy, The (TV Series)Trip to Italy, The (TV Series) (2014)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
The complete, original BBC incarnation of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's culinary romp through the Italy, as popularised by Michael Winterbottom's…
Face of an Angel, TheFace of an Angel, The (2014)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Bruhl
Inspired by the trial of Amanda Knox, Michael Winterbottom directs this tale of journalist and a documentary filmmaker pursuing the story of a murder…
Emperor's New Clothes, TheEmperor's New Clothes, The (2015)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Russell Brand
Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom team up to present this angry, but also blackly funny, examination of the growing disparity between different…
Trip to Spain, TheTrip to Spain, The (2017) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Spoiled–rotten comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan return for the third round of gastronomic tourism and improvised comedy – a tango…
GreedGreed (2019)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield
Satirical comedy about filthy rich people, with Steve Coogan playing a billionaire fashion mogul whose life is explored using non–linear…
Trip to Greece, TheTrip to Greece, The (2020)
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Michael Towns
The fourth and final gastronomic expedition of British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who play fictionalised version of themselves retracing…

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