Director Sam Mendes (1965)

Sam Mendes
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1917
1917

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
George MacKay
George MacKay
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
On 6 April 1917, aerial reconnaissance has observed that the German army, which has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in northern France, is not in retreat but has made a strategic withdrawal to the new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the British with artillery. In the British trenches, with field telephone lines cut, two young British lance corporals, William Schofield, a veteran of the Somme, and Tom Blake, are ordered by General Erinmore to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie of the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off a scheduled attack the next morning that would jeopardise the lives of 1,600 men, including Blake’s ...
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Spectre
Spectre

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
A posthumous message from the previous M leads MI6 agent James Bond to carry out an unauthorised mission in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, where he stops a terrorist bombing plot. Bond kills Marco Sciarra, the terrorist leader, and takes his ring, which is emblazoned with a stylised octopus. Upon his return to London, Bond is suspended from field duty by Gareth Mallory, the current M, who is engaged in a power struggle with Max Denbigh (whom Bond dubs “C”), the Director-General of the new, privately backed Joint Intelligence Service formed by the merger of MI5 and MI6. C campaigns for Britain to join the global surveillance and intelligence initiative “Nine ...
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Skyfall
Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Albert Finney
Albert Finney
Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
In Istanbul, MI6 agents James Bond and Eve Moneypenny pursue mercenary Patrice, who has stolen a hard drive containing details of undercover agents. As Bond and Patrice fight atop a moving train, M orders Moneypenny to shoot Patrice, despite not having a clear shot; Moneypenny inadvertently hits Bond, who falls into a river. Bond is presumed dead and Patrice escapes with the hard drive. Three months later, due to a public inquiry into M’s handling of the stolen hard drive, she is pressured to retire by Gareth Mallory, the chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament and a former SAS officer. Although she claims she is still useful, MI6’s servers are ...
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Away We Go
Away We Go

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
John Krasinski
John Krasinski
Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph
Verona De Tessant and Burt Farlander, in their early thirties in the Denver area and struggling to meet daily needs and build fulfilling lives. Learning they will soon become parents, they are confronted with the challenge of how – and where – to raise a child and build a happy family. Six months into Verona’s pregnancy, they visit their only family in the area, Burt’s parents, Gloria and Jerry, only to find that they have decided to move to Antwerp, Belgium, a month before the baby is due. They will be gone for two years and they have already rented their place to another couple, despite Burt’s and Verona’s situation. Frustrated with their selfishness and ...
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Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
David Harbour
David Harbour
Jay O. Sanders
Jay O. Sanders
In 1948, Frank Wheeler meets April at a party. He is a longshoreman and a night cashier; she wants to be an actress. Frank later secures a sales position with Knox Machines, and he and April marry. The Wheelers move to 115 Revolutionary Road in suburban Connecticut when April becomes pregnant. The couple become close friends with their realtor Helen Givings and her husband Howard Givings, and neighbor Milly Campbell and her husband Shep. To their friends, the Wheelers are the perfect couple, but their relationship is troubled. April fails to make a career out of acting, while Frank hates the tedium of his work. On his 30th birthday, Frank invites a secretary at work to have a drink ...
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Jarhead
Jarhead

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Lucas Black
Lucas Black
In 1989, Anthony “Swoff” Swofford, whose father served in the earlier Vietnam War (1961-1975), attends United States Marine Corps recruit training before being stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. Claiming that he joined the military because he “got lost on the way to college”, Swofford finds his time at Camp Pendleton difficult, and struggles to make friends. While Swofford feigns illness to avoid his responsibilities, a “lifer”, Staff Sergeant Sykes, takes note of his potential and orders Swofford to attend his Scout Sniper course. After gruelling training, the Scout Sniper course is left with eight ...
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Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
In 1931, during the Great Depression, Michael Sullivan, Sr. is an enforcer for Irish mob boss John Rooney in Rock Island, Illinois. Rooney raised the orphan Sullivan and has come to love him more than his own biological son, the rash and unpredictable Connor. Rooney holds a wake in his home for the brother of an associate, Finn McGovern. McGovern is clearly agitated and insinuates that the Rooney family is responsible. Rooney sends Connor with Sullivan to meet with McGovern, under orders just to talk, but, after an altercation, Connor fatally shoots him, resulting in Sullivan gunning down McGovern’s men. Sullivan’s twelve-year-old son Michael Jr. had secretly stowed away ...
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American Beauty
American Beauty

Director: Sam Mendes
Cast:
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Allison Janney
Allison Janney
Annette Bening
Annette Bening
Lester Burnham is a middle-aged magazine executive who despises his job and is unhappily married to Carolyn, a neurotic and ambitious real estate broker. Their 16-year-old daughter, Jane, abhors her parents and is a cheerleader despite low self esteem. The Burnhams’ new neighbors are retired US Marine colonel Frank Fitts, his near-catatonic wife, Barbara, and their teenage son, Ricky, who obsessively films his surroundings with a camcorder, collecting hundreds of recordings on video tapes in his bedroom, while using his part-time job as a waiter to serve as a front for dealing cannabis. Frank is a strict disciplinarian who has previously forced Ricky into a military academy and ...
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