Best Movies of Stephen Frears

The Queen (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 174 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: $56.44M

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.


High Fidelity (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $27.28M

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.


Philomena (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $37.71M

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.


Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $34.70M

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.


The Grifters (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $13.45M

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.


Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $8.11M

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.


Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $27.37M

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.


Liam (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $1.01M

A family falls into poverty during the Depression.


Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $11.03M

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.


Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $22.25M

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.


Tamara Drewe (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.56M

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.


Chéri (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $2.71M

The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.


The Program (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: null

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.


Mary Reilly (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 104 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: $5.60M

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.


Lay the Favorite (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 87 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 38 | Earnings: $0.02M

Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.


Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.65M

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ...


The Hit (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.


My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.


The Van (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.62M

The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper', depicts the hilarious yet poignant adventures of Bimbo. Upon being ...


Hero (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $19.49M

A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.



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