A dream-like movie set in contemporary Spain, this film stars Isaach De Bankolé as a mysterious high-level criminal who is very much a loner. But several women, played by Tilda Swinton, Paz de la Huerta and Hiam Abbass try to win his favor, while Bill Murray is a threatening crime boss. Gael García Bernal is a drifter who tries to befriend him. The film was directed by Jim Jarmusch, who made the films "Broken Flowers," "Down By Law" and "Stranger than Paradise." Directed by Jim Jarmusch. With John Hurt and Youki Kudoh. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2009.
John Hurt in The Limits of Control
When an ancient truce is broken, threatening to bring hell on Earth, Hellboy (Ron Perlman), the tough-talking demon superhero, returns to defend the human race. Together with his team (Selma Blair and Doug Jones), Hellboy must face off against the evil Prince Nuada (Luke Goss) and the grotesque creatures of his undefeatable Golden Army. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. With Jeffrey Tambor, Anna Walton and John Hurt. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
John Hurt in Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Years after fighting against the Nazis and freeing kidnapped children in India, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) returns to action in order to thwart a Soviet plot intent on utilizing the awesome power of a mysterious set of relics known as the Crystal Skulls. Joining him on his journey deep into South America is Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf), a young, street-tough biker, who informs Indy that his old colleague, Prof. Oxley (John Hurt) has disappeared after discovering a crystal skull in Peru. As Indy and Mutt battle against Col. Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) and a host of Russian soldiers, they must unlock the secret to an ancient force before it falls into the wrong hands. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Karen Allen, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 2008.
John Hurt in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
When Hutu militias begin to slaughter the Tutsi in Rwanda, Joe Connor (Hugh Dancy) and Father Christopher (John Hurt) welcome the refugees into their school. Under the protection of UN forces, the priest and the teacher do their best to protect the people from the genocide that is sweeping across the country. But, when the protective forces flee, Joe and Father Christopher must decide whether to save themselves or stay to help the people who have nowhere else to go. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. With Claire-Hope Ashitey. Categories: Drama. Year: 2005.
John Hurt in Beyond the Gates
When Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) captures Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce), a notorious outlaw, he makes him an offer. Either he tracks down and kills his older brother (Danny Huston), or his younger brother (Richard Wilson) will be executed in nine days. Directed by John Hillcoat. With David Wenham, Emily Watson and John Hurt. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Western, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
John Hurt in The Proposition
V (Hugo Weaving), a masked freedom fighter, takes up arms against a totalitarian government in futuristic Great Britain. At once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, V is also bitter, lonely and driven by a personal need for revenge. After rescuing her from an attack by a group of corrupt policemen, V finds an unlikely ally in the form of Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman). With her help, V persuades the citizens of his country to oppose the state's oppression with magnificent violence. Directed by James McTeigue. With Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry and John Hurt. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
John Hurt in V for Vendetta
Born in hell and brought to Earth by the Nazis and Russian mystic Girgori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetuate evil, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) is rescue by the US Army and raised to be a hero by the kind Professor Bruttenholm (John Hurt). Hidden from the world he protects for sixty years, Hellboy now works for the ultra-secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, alongside a telepathic, fishlike psychic named Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz (Selma Blair), a woman with unwieldy pyrokinetic powers with whom Hellboy is in love. When Rasputin returns from the grave to complete his plot to destroy the planet, Hellboy is forced to face off with a powerful, self-replicating demon, and fights for control of his destiny. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. With Rupert Evans and Jeffrey Tambor. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2004.
John Hurt in Hellboy
Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a citizen of Oceania, one of the three superpowers left after nuclear war destroys much of the planet. In a tightly controlled society, Big Brother, the watchful eyes of a totalitarian regime, is willing to kill individuals or even rewrite history in order to maintain its power. After a chance meeting with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), a proletariat worker, Winston begins to question the horrors of his government's actions with the help of O'Brien (Richard Burton), a top level member of the ruling party. Directed by Michael Radford. With Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher and Andrew Wilde. Categories: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Based on a Novel. Year: 1984.
John Hurt in Nineteen Eighty-Four
In deep space, the crew of the mining ship Nostromo investigates a suspected SOS signal being sent from a moon orbiting a nearby planet. Discovering a derelict ship on the moon's surface, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Kane (John Hurt) and Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) enter and come upon a chamber filled with large, forboding eggs. When Kane is suddenly attacked by a mysterious parasite that attaches itself to his face, Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) initially refuses them re-entrance to the ship, siting quarantine protocol. But, Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) disregards her order and lets them in. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1979.
John Hurt in Alien