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List of all movies directed by Stephen Frears ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Stephen Frears are listed here and include movie posters and Stephen Frears movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Stephen Frears as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Stephen Frears movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Stephen Frears film is can be factored into this list.

From Stephen Frears's studio films to Stephen Frears's independent films, this Stephen Frears filmography keeps tabs on all Stephen Frears movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

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All Stephen Frears director credits are included. This list of every movie that Stephen Frears has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Stephen Frears movie is and which actors starred in the Stephen Frears film.

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Stephen Frears has had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including George Clooney and Bruce Willis.

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Prick Up Your Ears Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave Prick Up Your Ears is a 1987 film, directed by Stephen Frears, about the playwright Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell. The screenplay was written by Alan Bennett, based on the book by ...more

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The Grifters Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese The Grifters is a 1990 neo-noir film directed by Stephen Frears, produced by Martin Scorsese, and stars John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. The screenplay was written by Donald E. ...more

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The Queen Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen ...more

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High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more

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My Beautiful Laundrette Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The film was also one of the first films released by Working Title ...more

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Dangerous Liaisons Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play Les liaisons dangereuses, which in turn was a theatrical adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les ...more

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drkaramaniac added Philomena Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the ...more

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Dirty Pretty Things Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo Dirty Pretty Things is a 2002 British thriller film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Steven Knight, a drama about two illegal immigrants in London. It was produced by BBC Films and ...more

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The Hit John Hurt, Tim Roth, Terence Stamp The Hit is a 1984 British road crime film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Hurt, Terence Stamp and Tim Roth. The Hit was Stamp's first starring role in over a decade and Roth won an ...more

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Afternoon Off Benjamin Whitrow, Angela Morant Afternoon Off is a 1979 television play by Alan Bennett. Broadcast under the umbrella title Six Plays by Alan Bennett, it was produced for London Weekend Television and directed by Stephen ...more

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Hero Chevy Chase, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis Hero is a 1992 comedy-drama film directed by English film director Stephen Frears, written by David Webb Peoples and based on a story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent and David Webb Peoples. The ...more

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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid Shashi Kapoor, Frances Barber, Ayub Khan-Din Sammy and Rosie Get Laid is a 1987 film directed by Stephen Frears, with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.

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The Deal Michael Sheen, Tony Blair, David Morrissey The Deal is a 2003 British television film directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Peter Morgan, based in part upon The Rivals by James Naughtie. The film stars David Morrissey as Gordon ...more

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Mrs Henderson Presents Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest Mrs Henderson Presents is a 2005 British comedy film written by American playwright Martin Sherman and directed by Stephen Frears. It stars Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, and Pop Idol ...more

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Diva: The Video Collection Sarah Brightman Diva: The Video Collection is a video longform.

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Tamara Drewe Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper Tamara Drewe is a 2010 comedy feature film directed by Stephen Frears. The screenplay was written by Moira Buffini, based on the newspaper comic strip of the same name written by Posy Simmonds. ...more

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Mary Reilly Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Glenn Close Mary Reilly is a 1996 American film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. The movie was written by Christopher Hampton and adapted from the novel Mary Reilly ...more

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Lay the Favorite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn Lay the Favorite is a 2012 American comedy film starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joshua Jackson. Based on Beth Raymer's memoir of the same title, the film follows a ...more

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The Hi-Lo Country Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette The Hi-Lo Country is a 1998 classic American Western-drama film directed by Stephen Frears, starring Billy Crudup, Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Cole Hauser, Sam Elliott, Patricia ...more

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Fail Safe George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle Fail Safe is a 2000 televised broadcast play, based on Fail-Safe, the Cold War novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS, starred George ...more

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Gumshoe Albert Finney, Wendy Richard, Billie Whitelaw Gumshoe is a 1971 film, and was the directorial debut of British director Stephen Frears. Written by local author Neville Smith, who appears as Arthur, the film is set in Liverpool with Albert ...more

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A Change of Seasons Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Shirley MacLaine A Change of Seasons is a 1980 American dramedy film directed by Richard Lang. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Shirley MacLaine and Bo Derek.

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Chéri Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones Chéri is a 2009 drama film directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend, it is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by French author Colette. The film ...more

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Liam Ian Hart, Anne Reid, Megan Burns Liam is a 2000 British-German film directed by Stephen Frears and written by novelist/screenwriter Jimmy McGovern. McGovern adapted Joseph Mckeown's novel Back Crack Boy into this emotionally ...more

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The Snapper Brendan Gleeson, Colm Meaney, Stanley Townsend The Snapper is a 1993 Irish television film which was directed by Stephen Frears and starred Tina Kellegher, Colm Meaney and Brendan Gleeson. The film is based on the novel by Irish writer Roddy ...more

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Doris and Doreen Doris and Doreen is a 1978 TV film directed by Stephen Frears.

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Florence Foster Jennings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stephen Frears
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Loving Walter Ian McKellen, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Miles Walter and June is a 1986 drama film directed by Stephen Frears.

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December Flower Jean Simmons, Jim Carter, Bryan Forbes December Flower is a British single drama first broadcast at Christmas 1984. It featured the first acting appearance for 17 years by Bryan Forbes.

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The Van Colm Meaney, Brendan O'Carroll, Rúaidhrí Conroy The Van is a 1996 film, based on the novel The Van by Roddy Doyle. Like The Snapper, it was directed by Stephen Frears. It was entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

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A Kind of Magic Sacha Baron Cohen

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Black Christmas Norman Beaton

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A Day Out is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stephen Frears
A Day Out A Day Out is a 1972 film directed by Stephen Frears.

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Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf Julie Walters, Alan Bennett, Thora Hird Me - I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a 1978 television play by Alan Bennett, produced by London Weekend Television and directed by Stephen Frears. It tells the story of Trevor, a teacher of ...more

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Saigon—Year of the Cat Judi Dench, Wallace Shawn, Roger Rees Saigon: Year of the Cat is a television drama first broadcast in 1983 by Thames Television. It was directed by Stephen Frears; the screenplay was by David Hare. It stars Judi Dench, Frederic ...more

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Skip Tracer Beverly DAngelo, Steffany Huckaby Skip Tracer is a 2008 drama film written by Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess and directed by Stephen Frears.

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Bloody Kids Jack Douglas, Gary Holton, Derrick O'Connor Bloody Kids is a British television film written by Stephen Poliakoff and directed by Stephen Frears, made by Black Lion Films for ATV, and first shown on ITV on 22 March 1980.

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The Burning Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Cosmo Pieterse, Maxine Day The Burning is a short drama film written by Roland Starke and directed by Stephen Frears.