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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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Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

Released: 1992

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench

Released: 1985

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

Released: 1993

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1987

Directed by: James 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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Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor

Released: 1983

Directed by: James 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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones

Released: 1995

Directed by: James 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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Kate Beckinsale, Uma Thurman, Nick Nolte

Released: 2000

Directed by: James 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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Michael York, Madhur Jaffrey, Saeed Jaffrey

Released: 1969

Directed by: James Ivory

The Guru is a 1969 film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory.
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Rahul Bose, Thilakan, Indrajith Sukumaran

Released: 2007

Directed by: Santosh 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 ...more
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James Purefoy, Embeth Davidtz, Ben Chaplin

Released: 1995

Directed by: Christopher 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.
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Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Kareem Samar

Released: 1983

Directed by: Ismail 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 ...more
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Sorting It Out at Ocho Rios

Released: 2010

Directed by: Vijay Sekhon

Sorting It Out at Ocho Rios is a 2010 short documentary film directed by Vijay Sekhon.
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Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close

Released: 2003

Directed by: James 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.
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Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Released: 2009

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Sean Young, Anne Baxter, Robert Powell

Released: 1980

Directed by: James 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 ...more