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Michael Winterbottom
Not to be confused with the classical scholar Michael Winterbottom (academic).
Michael Winterbottom (born 29 March 1961) is an English filmmaker. He began his career working in British television before moving into features. Three of his films—Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People—have competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Winterbottom often works with the... full bio
Greed
[2019]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
Satire about the world of the super-rich.
The Killer Inside Me
[2010]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 49min
A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.
The Trip to Italy
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 48min
Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.
A Mighty Heart
[2007]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 48min
Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.
The Trip
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 52min
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
24 Hour Party People
[2002]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 57min
In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
9 Songs
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 11min
In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and an English glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.
Code 46
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 33min
A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
The Wedding Guest
[2018]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 36min
A story centered on a mysterious British Muslim man (Dev Patel) on his journey across Pakistan and India.
The Look of Love
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.
The Road to Guantanamo
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, War | 1h 35min
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman."
The Face of an Angel
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
A Summer in Genoa
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 33min
A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genova changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality.
The Trip to Spain
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 48min
Actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part episodic road trip through Europe. This time they're in Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.
Jude
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 3min
A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.
Trishna
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner.
The Claim
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 2h
A prospector who sold his wife and infant daughter in exchange for a mining claim, tries desperately to win them back as he helps to build the Pacific Railroad with a group of pioneer friends.
Welcome to Sarajevo
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 43min
Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports they find an orphanage run by devoted Mrs. Savic near the front line. Henderson gets so involved in kids' problems that he decides to take on the children, Emira, illegally back to England. He is assisted by American aid worker Nina.
The Emperor's New Clothes
[2015]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 41min
A look at the growing disparity between different economic classes.
In This World
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union invasion and 2001 with the USA bombing and invasion of Afghanistan. The family of the Afghan Enayat and his cousin Jamal decides to send them illegally to London to have a better life. They hire coyotes to smuggle... see more
The Shock Doctrine
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 19min
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
Wonderland
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair salon after hours; her son spends part of the weekend with her ex, a man with a hair-trigger temper. Molly is expecting her first baby and its father acts as if the... see more
I Want You
[1998]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Music | 1h 27min
A young boy and his sister are drawn into one man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover.
Everyday
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Butterfly Kiss
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 28min
Eunice is walking along the highways of northern England from one filling station to another. She is searching for Judith, the woman, she says to be in love with. It's bad luck for the women at the cash desk not to be Judith, because Eunice is eccentric, angry and extreme dangerous. One day she meets Miriam, hard of hearing and a little ingenuous, who feels sympathy for Eunice and takes her home. Miriam... see more
Go Now
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1h 21min
Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a wide sweep of jagged emotions, and in the process gives himself and those who love him the strength to carry on.
With or Without You
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 33min
Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn't like her job, he isn't too pleased working with her dad. They're trying to have a baby. One morning Benoit, a Frenchman and former pen pal of Rosie, whom she never met, comes to visit. Did Rosie love him? Does she love him now?
Under the Sun
[1992]
 
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Movie | 1h 17min
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