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Breaking the WavesBreaking the Waves (1996) Recommended
Dir. Lars Von Trier
Feat. Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge
Significant art–house hit about obsessive faith and self–sacrifice, set in a puritanical village on the Scottish coast. A naive young…
Mill On the FlossMill On the Floss (1997)
Dir. Graham Theakston
Feat. Emily Watson
The incandescent Emily Watson justifies this Masterpiece Theatre version of George Eliot's Victorian novel (considerably simplified), bringing some…
Boxer, TheBoxer, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Jim Sheridan
Feat. Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson
Former IRA man Daniel Day–Lewis is released from 14 years behind bars to set up a non–sectarian community boxing club while private wars…
Hilary and JackieHilary and Jackie (1998) Recommended
Dir. Anand Tucker
Feat. Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths
Musical biopic buoyed by a quite fascinating subject – prodigious English Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre – adapted from the controversial…
Angela's AshesAngela's Ashes (1999)
Dir. Alan Parker
Feat. Emily Watson, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens
Lovingly–detailed adaptation of Frank McCourt's best–selling memoir of the worst kind of childhood – the deprived Irish Catholic…
Cradle Will RockCradle Will Rock (1999)
Dir. Tim Robbins
Feat. John Cusack, Bill Murray, John Turturro
Caught between government paranoia and unionist principles in depression–era New York, a theatre troupe voice their dissent by attempting to…
TrixieTrixie (2000)
Dir. Alan Rudolph
Feat. Emily Watson, Nick Nolte, Dermot Mulroney
Uneven attempt at a film–noir spoof by cult dir. Rudolph (who did it better in LOVE AT LARGE) with Emily Watson as a low–wattage…
Luzhin Defence, TheLuzhin Defence, The (2000)
Dir. Marleen Gorris
Feat. John Turturro, Emily Watson
Combining the intricacies of the chessboard with manoeuvres of the heart, this Nabakov adaptation opens its game at a chess tournament in 1920s…
Gosford ParkGosford Park (2001) Recommended
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith
A handsome recital of Agatha Christie–style whodunnit and ‘upstairs–downstairs’ class–drama set in the confines of an English…
Red DragonRed Dragon (2002) Recommended
Dir. Brett Ratner
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes
Betraying the odds after the lackluster “Hannibal”, this accomplished ‘prequel’ based on Thomas Harris’ novel of the same name more than…

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