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The Best Merchant Ivory Productions Movies List

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List of Merchant Ivory Productions movies, ranked from best to worst, including trailers, genres, and release dates. Merchant Ivory Productions produced and/or distributed these films, which are listed in alphabetical order and sortable by any column. This is a list of all notable and most famous Merchant Ivory Productions films, including movie posters when available. It answers the questions, "What movies did Merchant Ivory Productions produce?" and "What films did Merchant Ivory Productions distribute?" The list you're viewing is made up of movies like The Guru and A Room with a View. This best Merchant Ivory Productions movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by Merchant Ivory Productions, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV Merchant Ivory Productions movies. You can also manipulate this list of movies by this production company. (15 Movies)
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    The Remains of the Day

    Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1993

    Directed byJames Ivory

    The Remains of the Day is a 1993 Merchant Ivory film adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, Mike Nichols and...  more

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    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England. The film—produced by Merchant Ivory Productions as...  more

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    Heat and Dust

    Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi

    Released1983

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Heat and Dust is a 1983 romantic drama film with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala based upon her novel, Heat and Dust. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant. Ivory...  more
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    A Room with a View

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1985

    Directed byJames Ivory

    A Room with a View is a British romance drama film directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant of E. M. Forster's 1908 novel of the same name. The film follows closely the novel by use of...  more

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    Jefferson in Paris

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Nick Nolte

    Released1995

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Jefferson in Paris is a 1995 Franco-American historical drama film, directed by James Ivory, and previously entitled Head and Heart. The screenplay, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, is a semi-fictional...  more
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    Maurice

    Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Maurice is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same title by E. M. Forster. It is a tale of homosexual love in early 20th century England, following its main character...  more

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    The Golden Bowl

    Kate Beckinsale, Uma Thurman

    Released2000

    Directed byJames Ivory

    The Golden Bowl is a 2000 drama film directed by James Ivory. The screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is based on the 1904 novel of the same name by Henry James, who considered the work his...  more
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    The Guru

    Michael York, Madhur Jaffrey

    Released1969

    Directed byJames Ivory

    The Guru is a 1969 film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory....  more
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    The City of Your Final Destination

    Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Ivory

    The City of Your Final Destination is a novel by American writer Peter Cameron. Most of the story takes place in a small town in Uruguay. The novel's beginning and ending chapters taking place in...  more
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    Before the Rains

    Rahul Bose, Thilakan

    Released2007

    Directed bySantosh Sivan

    Before the Rains is a 2007 Indian-British period drama film directed by Santosh Sivan. The film is adapted from a story from the 2001 anthology Israeli film Asphalt Zahov. It was filmed on location...  more
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    Feast of July

    James Purefoy, Embeth Davidtz

    Released1995

    Directed byChristopher Menaul

    Feast of July is a 1995 UK film produced by Merchant Ivory Productions, based on the 1954 novel by H. E. Bates, starring Embeth Davidtz and Ben Chaplin....  more
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    The Courtesans of Bombay

    Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal

    Released1983

    Directed byIsmail Merchant

    The Courtesans of Bombay is a 1983 British docudrama directed by Ismail Merchant. A collaboration by Merchant, James Ivory, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The film focuses on a Bombay compound known as...  more
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    Sorting It Out at Ocho Rios

    Sorting It Out at Ocho Rios is a 2010 short documentary film directed by Vijay Sekhon....
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    Le Divorce

    Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts

    Released2003

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Le Divorce is a 2003 Merchant Ivory Productions film directed by James Ivory from a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Ivory, based on Diane Johnson's best-selling novel....  more
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    Jane Austen in Manhattan

    Sean Young, Anne Baxter

    Released1980

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Jane Austen in Manhattan is a Merchant Ivory Film made for LWT in 1980, but released for theatrical in UK and USA. It was the last film appearance of Anne Baxter and the début film of Sean Young. The...  more