With National Theatre (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Closer (I) (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

Votes: 198,045 | Gross: $33.99M

2. Frankenstein (2011)

130 min | Drama

8.7
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Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andreea Paduraru, Ella Smith

Votes: 2,890

3. All About Eve (2019)

148 min | Drama

8.2
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Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing and tells Margo and her friends a melancholy life story. Margo takes Eve under her wing, only to have Eve use her and connive against her.

Directors: Ivo van Hove, Nick Wickham | Stars: Lily James, Gillian Anderson, Julian Ovenden, Monica Dolan

Votes: 239

4. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 19,914 | Gross: $2.71M

5. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,202 | Gross: $3.96M

6. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

When King George III (Sir Nigel Hawthorne) goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 14,874 | Gross: $15.24M

7. Richard III (1995)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

7.4
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The classic Shakespearean play about the murderously scheming 15th-century king is reimagined in an alternative setting of 1930s England as clouds of fascism gather.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Christopher Bowen, Edward Jewesbury

Votes: 13,433 | Gross: $2.60M

8. National Theatre Live: Barber Shop Chronicles (2018 Video)

105 min | Comedy

7.6
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Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani, Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to ... See full summary »

Director: Bijan Sheibani | Stars: Fisayo Akinade, Hammed Animashaun, Peter Bankole, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 104

9. Coriolanus (2014)

192 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Jacqueline Boatswain

Votes: 1,458

10. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Votes: 9,770 | Gross: $0.78M

11. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

7.1
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General Othello's marriage is destroyed when vengeful Ensign Iago convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 1,310

12. Angels in America: Part I - Millennium Approaches (2017)

220 min | Drama

8.9
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The National Theatre's live theatrical production of Tony Kushner's play 'Angels in America' about New Yorkers grappling with the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s.

Director: Marianne Elliott | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough

Votes: 391

13. Oklahoma! (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Musical, Romance, Western

7.9
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Cowboy Curly McClain tries to win the heart of a girl in a singing and dancing extravaganza.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, David Shelmerdine

Votes: 1,744

14. National Theatre Live: Julie (2018)

95 min | Drama

5.3
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Director: Carrie Cracknell | Stars: Steven Bush, Tom Kelsey, Vanessa Kirby, Eric Kofi-Abrefa

Votes: 45

15. National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra (2018)

220 min | Drama

7.4
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Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

Director: Simon Godwin | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo, Tim McMullan, Tunji Kasim

Votes: 272

16. Skylight (2014)

135 min | Drama

8.5
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On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard, Michael Bott

Votes: 341

17. National Theatre Live: All My Sons (2019)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama

8.6
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America, 1947, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. But their contented lives are about to shatter. A figure from the past forces long buried truths to the surface lying bare the price of their American dream.

Director: Jeremy Herrin | Stars: Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman, Sally Field, Colin Morgan

Votes: 112

18. Angels in America: Part II - Perestroika (2017)

220 min | Drama

9.0
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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Director: Marianne Elliott | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough

Votes: 317

19. National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (2011)

179 min | Comedy, Musical

8.1
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Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe, a small time East End hood. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubber. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.

Directors: Nicholas Hytner, Robin Lough | Stars: Suzanne Toase, Trevor Laird, Fred Ridgeway, Claire Lams

Votes: 591

20. The Lehman Trilogy (2019)

223 min | Drama

9.1
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The story of Lehman Brothers, from their beginnings as cotton brokers before the Civil War to the company's involvement in the financial crisis of 2008.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles

Votes: 118

21. National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2017)

153 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Joshua McGuire, Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, Louisa Beadel

Votes: 191

22. Treasure Island (2015)

150 min | Adventure

7.1
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It's a theatre adaptation of well known story of Jim Hawkins and his adventures in search of treasure of Treasure Island.

Stars: Patsy Ferran, Arthur Darvill, Raj Bajaj, Oliver Birch

Votes: 231

23. National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge (2015)

115 min | Drama

8.6
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The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when... See full summary »

Director: Ivo van Hove | Stars: Emun Elliott, Phoebe Fox, Michael Gould, Richard Hansell

Votes: 137

24. Three Sisters (1970)

G | 165 min | Drama

6.5
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Olga (Jeanne Watts), Masha (Dame Joan Plowright), and Irina Prozoroff (Louise Purnell) lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who had commanded the local army... See full summary »

Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel | Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 317

25. National Theatre Live: King Lear (2018)

227 min | Drama

8.6
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Two aging fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, and their worlds crumble.... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Munby | Stars: Ian McKellen, Sinéad Cusack, Danny Webb, Kirsty Bushell

Votes: 218

26. War Horse (2014)

Drama

8.5
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Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Stars: Nigel Allen, Derek Arnold, Alex Avery, Alistair Brammer

Votes: 182

27. National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2012 TV Movie)

160 min | Drama

8.5
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Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain - exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Wickham | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Niamh Cusack, Paul Ritter, Nicola Walker

Votes: 254

28. National Theatre Live: Macbeth (2018)

210 min | Drama

7.2
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The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Director: Rufus Norris | Stars: Nadia Albina, Michael Balogun, Stephen Boxer, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 74

29. National Theatre Live: Follies (2017)

152 min | Musical

8.4
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The former Weismann's Follies girls return to their old theatre one last time. At the core of the story are two married couples on the brink of collapse. As the night goes on, egos are unleashed, lies are exposed, and secrets are revealed.

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Gary Raymond, Liz Ewing, Philip Quast

Votes: 162

30. National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler (2016)

145 min | Drama

8.0
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Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Directors: Ivo van Hove, Nick Wickham | Stars: Kate Duchêne, Chukwudi Iwuji, Éva Magyar, Sinead Matthews

Votes: 114

31. National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre (2015)

200 min | Drama

8.0
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Sally Cookson | Stars: Benji Bower, Will Bower, Elly Condron, Craig Edwards

Votes: 248

32. Phèdre (2009)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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A new English adaptation of the classic French tragedy Phèdre by Jean Racine (1639-1699). It retells the ancient Greek tale of the wife of the Athenian King Theseus, who conceived a ... See full summary »

Stars: Portia Booroff, Chipo Chung, Dominic Cooper, Alexander D'Andrea

Votes: 46

33. National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (2015)

220 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic.

Director: Simon Godwin | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Corey Johnson, Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Votes: 133

35. The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.2
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Antonio's (Anthony Nicholls') friend Bassanio (Jeremy Brett) is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock (Sir Laurence Olivier)... See full summary »

Director: John Sichel | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston

Votes: 218

36. She Stoops to Conquer (2012)

Drama

8.6
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Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal's son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he's mistaken by his prospective ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Lloyd | Stars: Amy Booth-Steel, Stavros Demetraki, Terry Doe, David Fynn

Votes: 12

37. National Theatre Live: London Assurance (2010)

160 min | Comedy

8.3
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Grace has agreed to marry Sir Harcourt in return for his financial support of her family. At a house party in her father's place, Harcourt's son Charles also falls in love with Grace. When ... See full summary »

Stars: Nick Sampson, Richard Frame, Paul Ready, Matt Cross

Votes: 19

38. National Theatre Live: The Kitchen (2011)

155 min | Drama

7.1
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Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe - English, Irish, German, Jewish - argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook... See full summary »

Director: Bijan Sheibani | Stars: Mike Aherne, Neal Barry, Tom Brooke, Ian Burfield

Votes: 8

39. National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running (2019)

160 min | Drama

7.4
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Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Sian Brooke, Owen Findlay, Alex Hassell, Harry Long

Votes: 43

40. National Theatre Live: Small Island (2019)

210 min | Drama

8.5
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A journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

Stars: Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Jacqueline Boatswain, Andrew Rothney, Amy Forrest

Votes: 32

41. National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art (2010)

Comedy, Drama

8.4
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National Theatre Live's 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett's acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings, Adrian Scarborough, Stephen Wight

Votes: 49

42. National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)

Drama

7.9
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Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Michael Hadley, Paul Jesson, Alec Newman, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 29

43. National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors (2012)

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Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Unfortunately, Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Marcus Adolphy, Tom Anderson, Paul Bentall, Claudie Blakley

Votes: 13

44. National Theatre Live: People (2012)

152 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Franc Ashman, Linda Bassett, Ellie Burrow, Selina Cadell

Votes: 8

45. Primo (2005 Video)

89 min | Drama

7.5
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Known for his haunting work on the holocaust, Italian chemist and author Primo Levi had his book IF THIS IS A MAN brought to the stage in September 2004. In 1944, Levi was imprisoned in ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough | Star: Antony Sher

Votes: 142

46. No Man's Land (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.9
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In this television adaptation of the Harold Pinter classic, a seedy poet (Sir John Gielgud) shows up at the house of a rich writer (Sir Ralph Richardson) and they start reminiscing about the "past".

Directors: Julian Aymes, Peter Hall | Stars: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Terence Rigby

Votes: 50

47. Timon of Athens (2012)

180 min | Drama

7.8
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Timon of Athens is a play unique to Shakespeare as it offers a central character without family or partner; the story of a rich and liberal Athenian whose generosity is exploited until he learns the full extent of man's greed.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Paul Bentall, Charlie Blackwood, Martin Chamberlain

Votes: 18

48. On the Razzle (1983 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.5
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When their boss goes off to Vienna to dine with his fiancé, his clerks decide this may be their last chance for an adventure (razzle) and head for the Big City. Zangler must cancel his ... See full summary »

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Alfred Lynch, Dinsdale Landen, Peter Bourke

Votes: 35

49. The Cat in the Hat (2010)

30 min | Short, Family

4.3
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The National Theatre's production of The Cat in the Hat is a lively, engaging theatre experience for children of all ages. Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss, this tale is colorfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.

Director: Katie Mitchell | Stars: Mark Arends, Luisa Guerreiro, Sandra Guerreiro, Helena Lymbery

Votes: 10

50. National Theatre Live: Collaborators (2011)

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Stars: Alex Jennings, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Addy, Sarah Annis

Votes: 12


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