Impressionable Charles Ryder becomes enthralled with the lifestyle of effete Oxford schoolmate Sebastian Flyte after spending the summer holiday at his patrician family's well-appointed estate, Brideshead Castle.
Dutiful butler Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) dedicates himself wholly to tending Lord Darlington's (James Fox) house, turning a blind eye to Darlington's Nazi sympathies. When housekeeper Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson) tries to coax Stevens out of his staid shell, his reluctance may cost him dearly. He finally seeks out Miss Kenton later in life, but is it too late? This Merchant-Ivory period drama was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.
Returning to America after living abroad many years, aging travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) decides to focus on his native land by hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail. Emma Thompson plays his wife, Catherine, who will only allow it on the condition that he not hike alone. After a hard bout of searching for someone that doesn't think the idea is crazy, he reunites with his long-estranged pal Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte) – a tottering, wisecracking ex-alcoholic.
Adapted from Jane Austen's classic 19th-century novel of manners, this eloquent drama follows the dramatic lives of the three Dashwood sisters. Facing poverty after their father's death, the sisters are obliged to rely on the generosity of others.
When Nanny McPhee arrives at the Green farm, she uses her blend of magic and discipline to help frazzled Mrs. Green run things while her husband's off fighting in World War II -- and to help the Green kids deal with their nasty cousins.
When fiery Scottish princess Merida accidentally angers the ancient land's three powerful lords and is granted a poorly conceived wish by a witch, she must go on a quest to repair the damage. Emma Thompson voices Queen Elinor, Merida's mother.
The recently widowed Mr. Brown and his domineering aunt can't seem to control the numerous and naughty Brown children until Nanny McPhee comes to stay. Now, with the help of some magic and a little discipline, their household runs like clockwork.
In 1966, hard-partying British DJs have the time of their lives running a radio station on a ship in the North Sea, broadcasting generation-defining (but banned) music to millions. But they face getting shut down by a government minister.
Jenny's teen life is a bore in 1961 London until she's immersed in the beguiling world of a much-older man. Even Jenny's parents are intrigued by the charismatic David, but her unimpressed teacher (Emma Thompson) works to keep Jenny's future and dream of attending Oxford from crumbling under David's influence.
When Earth comes under the threat of an alien attack, Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to join forces with a much-younger Agent K (Josh Brolin) and change the course of history. But if they fail, the future of the world is at stake.
When Walt Disney sets his sights on obtaining the rights to the children's classic "Mary Poppins," he reaches out to the book's author, P.L. Travers, only to find that she proves a tough nut to crack.
In his third year at Hogwart's, Harry faces extreme danger yet again when Voldemort sympathizer Sirius Black escapes from prison to hunt down Harry. In a bid for help, Harry turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin -- but will it be enough?
A struggling jingle writer risks losing his job to attend his daughter's London wedding, only to discover that he's not exactly welcome. While in the airport bar, he meets a lonely statistician and finds himself thrust into an unexpected romance.
Writer-director Richard Curtis's charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.
Heartbreaking note: in this scene, Emma was tapping into the pain she had actually felt from the real-life experience of her ex-husband's infidelity.
As best-selling novelist Kay Eiffel struggles with how to kill off her main character, IRS auditor Harold Crick begins hearing her voice in his head and slowly realizes that he must stop his own death.