This drama about the Iraq War features Ben Foster as a soldier sent back to America who is given the task of notifying families when their sons have been killed in overseas fighting. He works with an older, more experienced officer (Woody Harrelson). It's a difficult job at best, but becomes more complicated when he becomes infatuated with the widow of a fallen soldier (Samantha Morton). Jena Malone plays his loyal girlfriend. Directed by Oren Moverman. Categories: Drama, Romance, War. Year: 2009.
Samantha Morton in The Messenger
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) moves from the relative anonymity of upstate New York to the high pressure world of Broadway. Backed with a huge grant, Cotard sets out to create his masterpiece, a brutally honest work staged in a life-size replica of New York City built in a theater district warehouse. While the production grows and its development stretches over years, Cotard struggles with the realities of his life and his difficulties with the women in it, including his ex-wife, Adele (Catherine Keener), his daughter, Olive (Sadie Goldstein), his new wife, Claire (Michelle Williams), and his therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis). Directed by Charlie Kaufman. With Tom Noonan, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson and Dianne Wiest. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
Samantha Morton in Synecdoche, New York
With the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Queen Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) finds her rule challenged by King Philip II of Spain (Jordi Mollà). With Spain's powerful army and armada intent on returning England to Catholicism, Queen Elizabeth must prepare to defend her empire, while struggling with her forbidden love with Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). Directed by Shekhar Kapur. With Geoffrey Rush, Samantha Morton and Abbie Cornish. Categories: Drama, History, Biography. Year: 2007.
Samantha Morton in Elizabeth: The Golden Age
In Paris, a young man who works as a Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) meets a young woman who pretends to Marilyn Monroe (Samantha Morton). She invites him to come to the commune in Scotland where she lives, and meet her husband, who impersonates Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, who pretends to be Shirley Temple. He comes and falls in love with Marilyn. He also finds his life changed as he becomes a part of this gentle community. Directed by Harmony Korine. With Werner Herzog, Anita Pallenberg, Denis Lavant and Esme Creed-Miles. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
Samantha Morton in Mister Lonely
While Joe (Daniel Craig) and Claire (Samantha Morton) enjoy their anniversary in the park, an out of control hot air balloon drifts into view. Joe and three other men are unable to save the people in the basket. Weeks later, one of the rescuers, Jed Parry (Rhys Ifans), contacts Joe to reflect on the day. The initial contact soon turns to stalking as Jed torments Joe's life, forcing him to relive and come to terms with the tragic day. Directed by Roger Michell. With Bill Nighy, Susan Lynch and Ben Whishaw. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Samantha Morton in Enduring Love
Aspiring Irish actor Johnny (Paddy Considine), his wife Sarah (Samantha Morton ) and their two daughters (Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger) illegally immigrate to the United States with dreams of a better life. Once they arrive in New York City, the family moves into a run-down apartment and tries to make it their own with little money and a strong will to succeed. While they struggle to fit in their new country, the family finds an unexpected friend in their reclusive, standoffish neighbor, Mateo (Djimon Hounsou). Directed by Jim Sheridan. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2002.
Samantha Morton in In America
Sean Penn stars as Emmet Ray, in this biopic of a fictional jazz guitarist. The arrogant Ray is considered the second-best jazz guitarist in the world, and he is obsessed with improving his reputation. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a mute woman (Samantha Morton) and gets involved with a high-society floozy (Uma Thurman). Directed by Woody Allen. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 1999.
Samantha Morton in Sweet and Lowdown