Movies directed by Mike Leigh
High Hopes (1988)
112 mins Comedy, Drama
I am sure that when "High Hopes" came out it was more of a movie about the socialist struggle in the conservative 80s. But over 25 years later the entertainment of "High Hopes" is simply summed up by saying nothing is as quee...
Life Is Sweet (1990)
103 mins Comedy, Drama
If performances made a movie "Life is Sweet" would have swept the board and won every award under the sun. But a movie is more than just about the performances and this is where "Life is Sweet" comes undone as it doesn't real...
126 mins Drama
I don't get it, I don't understand what is so great about Mike Leigh's "Naked" that some see it as a 5 out of 5 movie. To me, who admittedly, prefers simple entertainment what I got in "Naked" was a lot of pretentious nonsens...
Secrets & Lies (1996)
142 mins Drama
If you read that synopsis and many others which have been written about "Secrets & Lies" you would believe that this is a movie about the curious situation of Hortense discovering that she has a white mother. And there are pa...
118 mins Comedy, Drama
Happy-Go-Lucky: Sally Hawkins is the permanently positive Poppy who naturally enjoys everything in life even having her bike stolen, going to the chiropractor and learning to drive...
Mr. Turner (2014)
150 mins Biography, Drama
"Mr. Turner" is a look at the later years of British painter J.M.W. Turner. We see his closeness to his father and how his death affected him. We see how his loyal maid was in love with him but all he did was to use her. We s...
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