Movies Directed By Mike Leigh

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List of all movies directed by Mike Leigh, listed alphabetically. These popular films directed by Mike Leigh include trailers of the movies when available. This collection includes some of the best movies directed by Mike Leigh, so use the list to find some movies you haven't already seen. From Mike Leigh's studio films to Mike Leigh's independent films, this Mike Leigh filmography includes movies from all genres.

List is made up of many different movies, including Afternoon and All or Nothing.

Almost all Mike Leigh director credits are included. If you’re wondering, “What movies did Mike Leigh direct?” or “What is the best Mike Leigh movie?” then this list will answer your questions.

Who has Mike Leigh worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, and Will Smith.

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A Light Snack
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Eddie Marsan, Sam Kelly, Lee Ingleby
A Running Jump is a 2012 short comedy film written and directed by Mike Leigh.
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Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Edward Bradley
Sense of History is a 1992 short film written by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh.
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Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, James Corden
All or Nothing is a 2002 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Typical of Leigh's work, the film is set in present-day London, and revolves around three working-class families ...more
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Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, David Bradley
Another Year is a 2010 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, starring Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, and Ruth Sheen. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in ...more
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Bleak Moments Liz Smith, Donald Sumpter, Mike Bradwell
Bleak Moments is a 1971 British film, the first film of Mike Leigh. It began as a 75-minute stage play in March 1970 at the Open Space Theatre. Leigh and Les Blair had formed their own company, ...more
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Andy Serkis, Mark Benton, Katrin Cartlidge
Career Girls is a 1997 British dramatic comedy film written and directed by Mike Leigh which tells the story of two women, who reunite after six years apart. The film stars Katrin Cartlidge and ...more
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Stephen Rea, Paula Hamilton, Bríd Brennan
Four Days in July is a 1985 television film by Mike Leigh. Set and filmed in Belfast, the film explores the Troubles by following the daily lives of two couples on either side of Northern ...more
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Brenda Blethyn, Lindsay Duncan, Sam Kelly
Grown-Ups is a 1980 British BBC television film devised and directed by Mike Leigh. It stars Lesley Manville, Philip Davis, Brenda Blethyn, Janine Duvitski, Lindsay Duncan and Sam Kelly. It was ...more
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Andrea Riseborough, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
Happy-Go-Lucky is a 2008 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. The screenplay focuses on a cheerful and optimistic primary-school teacher and her relationships with those ...more
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Ben Kingsley, Liz Smith, Bernard Hill
The trials of an overworked and underappreciated housecleaner
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Ruth Sheen, Jason Watkins, Lesley Manville
High Hopes is a 1988 film directed by Mike Leigh, focusing on an extended working-class family living in King's Cross, London and elsewhere. The film primarily examines Cyril and Shirley, a ...more
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Frances Barber, Su Elliot, Paul Jesson
A story about the lives of three postal sorters and their families
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David Threlfall, Kay Adshead, Pamela Austin
The Kiss of Death is a 1977 BBC TV film. Mike Leigh directed 'this whimsical, made-for-television tale about Trevor, an unusually bashful mortician's assistant', whose moods and personality ...more
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Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis
Life Is Sweet is a 1990 British comedy-drama film directed by Mike Leigh, starring Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks and Timothy Spall. Leigh's third cinematic film, ...more
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Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Tim Roth
Meantime is a 1983 film directed by Mike Leigh, produced by Central Television for Channel 4. It was shown at the London Film Festival in 1983 and on Channel 4 a few weeks later, on 1 December. ...more
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David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Lesley Sharp
Naked is a 1993 British black comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Before this film, Leigh was known for subtler comedic dissections of middle-class and working-class manners. ...more
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Alison Steadman, Eric Allan Kramer, Roger Sloman
Nuts in May is a television film devised and directed by Mike Leigh, filmed in March 1975, and originally broadcast as part of the BBC's Play for Today series on 13 January 1976. It is the ...more
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Old Chums
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Probation Lally Percy, Theresa Watson, Herbert Norville
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Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Secrets & Lies is a 1996 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Led by an ensemble cast consisting of many Leigh regulars, it stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Hortense, a ...more
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The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 Cup Final
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The Short & Curlies David Thewlis, Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel
The Short and Curlies is a 1987 short film written and directed by Mike Leigh. It stars Alison Steadman, Wendy Nottingham, Sylvestra Le Touzel and David Thewlis. The hairdressers 'Cynthia's' was ...more
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Andy Serkis, Kevin McKidd, Jim Broadbent
Topsy-Turvy is a 1999 musical drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh and stars Allan Corduner as Arthur Sullivan and Jim Broadbent as W. S. Gilbert, along with Timothy Spall and Lesley ...more