The best Anna Massey’s movies

Anna Massey

Anna Massey

11/08/1937- 03/07/2011
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The Machinist

The Machinist
7.6/10
The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is suffering from insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom
7.6/10
Loner Mark Lewis works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen, the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making.

Possession

Possession
6.3/10
Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. When Maud and Roland discover a cache of love letters that appear to be from Ash to La Motte, they follow a trail of clues across England, echoing the journey of the couple over a century earlier.

Frenzy

Frenzy
7.4/10
After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.

Impromptu

Impromptu
6.8/10
In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Haunted

Haunted
6.2/10
  • Genre: HorrorMystery
  • Release: 27/10/1995
  • Character: Nanny Tess Webb
Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its residents does not make his task any easier. In time, he finds there's more to Edbrook than even he can debunk.

The Tall Guy

The Tall Guy
6.2/10
An American actor in England tries to find love and work.

Another Country

Another Country
7/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 01/06/1984
  • Character: Imogen Bennett
In Moscow in 1983, an American journalist interviews Guy Bennett, who recalls his last year at public school, fifty years before, and how it contributed to him becoming a spy.

Affinity

Affinity
6.2/10
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
6.8/10
Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...

The Vault of Horror

The Vault of Horror
6.5/10
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release: 16/03/1973
  • Character: Donna Rogers (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
The sequel to Tales from the Crypt. Five strangers trapped in a basement vault converse about their recurring nightmares. Their stories include vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his victims' deaths.

The Oxford Murders

The Oxford Murders
6.1/10
At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols

Bunny Lake Is Missing

Bunny Lake Is Missing
7.3/10
A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

A Little Romance

A Little Romance
7.4/10
A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.

Angels and Insects

Angels and Insects
6.8/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 10/09/1995
  • Character: Miss Mead
In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and Eugenia begin a torrid romance, but as the couple become closer, the young scientist begins to realize that dark, disturbing things are happening behind the closed doors of the Alabaster manor.

Killing Dad

Killing Dad
4.3/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 14/06/1990
  • Character: Edith
A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

Dark Blue World

Dark Blue World
7.1/10
  • Genre: ActionDramaWar
  • Release: 17/05/2001
  • Character: English Teacher
Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new leaders and escape to England where they join other Czech exiles in the RAF. While flying a mission over England, Karel crash lands and happens upon the farmhouse of Susan, a young woman whose husband is in the Navy. Karel soon falls head over heels for Susan but, while they enjoy a brief fling, in time Susan decides she prefers the company of the older and more worldly Franta. As Franta and Karel struggle to maintain their friendship despite their romantic rivalry.

A Hazard of Hearts

A Hazard of Hearts
6.8/10
When compulsive gambler Sir Giles Staverley has lost his estate and all his money playing dice, he realises that he only has one thing left of value: his daughter Serena. In a final game, he stakes his daughter's hand in marriage, convinced that this time he will not lose. Unfortunately, however, he does lose; to the evil Lord Wrotham. Unable to return home and tell his daughter that he has lost her in a game of dice, Sir Giles kills himself there and then. Lord Vulcan, who has witnessed the events, takes pity on Serena Staverley, although they have never met. He challenges Lord Wrotham to a game of dice in which the winner takes both Staverley Court and Miss Serena.

Belonging

Belonging
7/10
Jess (Brenda Blethyn) and town handyman Jacob (Kevin Whately) have been happily married 20 years, recently taking in a trio of Jacob's elderly relatives, including his mother (Rosemary Harris). Though the relations are demanding, kindhearted Jess -- who selflessly quit her job -- enjoys looking after them. But when Jacob disappears one day, Jess' life falls apart, and she must learn to cope with things on her own in this touching drama.

Tears in the Rain

Tears in the Rain
5.8/10
When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother.

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