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Domino (2005)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of Lawrence Harvey who became a successful bounty hunter. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Gelroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Mena Suvari, Macy Gray, Jaqueline Bisset, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken,  Dale Dickey, Jerry … Continue reading

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) X Source of story A Life Magazine article “The Boys in the Bank” by P.F. Kluge, about a real bank robbery which took place in 1972. Director Sidney Lumet Writers/Script Frank Pierson Starring John Cazale, Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Lance Henriksen, Dominic Chianese, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, Elevator Pitch: Three … Continue reading

Dark Skies (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Scott Stewart Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, J.K. Simmons Elevator Pitch: A husband and wife with two young sons face some fimancial difficulties as the husband tries to find work, but soon their problems become unimportant as strange things … Continue reading

Dr Zhivago (1965)

Duration 3h 13m Rating (UK) A Source of story A book of the same name by Boris Pasternak publiched in the West in 1955. Director David Lean Writers/Script Robert Bolt Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guiness, Tyom Courtney, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Klaus Kinski, Geoffrey Keen, Ingrid Pitt Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Deadfall (2012)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Stefan Ruzowitzky Writers/Script Zach Dean Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Elevator Pitch: Lisa, a young woman in a mini-dress is freezing to death in a snowstorm on the road to Canada when … Continue reading

Den of Thieves (2018)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Christian Gudegast Writers/Script Christian Gudegast (story Paul Scheuring) Starring Gerard Butler. Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr, 50 Cent, Dawn Olivieri Elevator Pitch: A gang of former marines with massive firepower available have a plan to rob the Federal Reserve Bank, an apparently … Continue reading

Dark Waters (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The New York Times magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich. Director Todd Haynes Writers/Script Mario Correa, Matthew Michael Carnahan Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins. Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Elevator Pitch: A backwoods farmer from West Virginia … Continue reading

Did You Hear About the Morgans (2009)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Lawrence Writers/Script Marc Lawrence Starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, Sam Elliot, Mary Steenburger, Kim Shaw, Wilford Brimley Elevator Pitch: Paul Morgan and Meryl Morgan are a separated couple, due to his infidelity. They are both busy … Continue reading

The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A book of the same name by Jacquelyn Mitchard Director Ulu Grosbard Writers/Script Stephen Schiff Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, John Kapelos Elevator Pitch: Beth Cappadora goes to a college reunion in a large hotel, briefly leaving her eldest son Vincent with his younger … Continue reading

Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Same idea as the previous film, just a change of location. Director Roel Reiné Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Story Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio) Starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Tanya van Graan Elevator Pitch: Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is one race … Continue reading

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel “58 Minutes” by Walter Wager Director Renny Harlin Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson Starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Wiliam Atherton, Regineld VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Robert Patrick, John Leguizamo, Colm Meaney Elevator Ptch: At snowy Washington Airport … Continue reading

Batman 7: The Dark Knight (2008)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters developed by Bob Kane in the DC comics, and a relationship with the first Christopher Nolan film. Director Christopher Nolan Writers/Script Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan (Story Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer) Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, … Continue reading

Downton Abbey (2019)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) Source of story The TV series of the same name Director Michael Engler Writers/Script Julian Fellows Starring Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Imelda Staunton, Phyllis Logan, Hugh Bonneville, Geraldine James, Penelope Wilton, Mark Addy, David Haig, Jonathan Cheetham Elevator Pitch: It is 1927. … Continue reading

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto Elevator Pitch: A trio of young people who have been robbing houses in Detroit, using keys held by the father of one who is a security … Continue reading

Death Proof (2007)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Quenton Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Elevator Pitch: A group of young women meet in a bar where they become acquainted with Stuntman Mike unaware … Continue reading

Duel (1971)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) AA Source of story Based on a short story by Richard Matheson, originally published in Playboy Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script Richard Matheson Starring Dennis Weaver Elevator Pitch: A commercial salesman, David Mann, in a red Plymouth is driving along Califorian desert roads when he comes up on a rusty Peterbilt … Continue reading

Daybreakers (2009)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Director The Spierig Brothers Writers/Script The Spierig Brothers Starring Ethen Hawke, William Dafoe, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan Elevator Pitch: It is 2019 (yes it is) and the virtually the whole human race have become vampires, the remaining humans being solely a … Continue reading

Dracula Untold (2014)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly unusual take on the Dracula story Director Gary Shore Writers/Script Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless (Characters by Bram Stoker) Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh Elevator Pitch: When a Turkish army arrives at his door and demands 1000 boys to … Continue reading

Die Hard (1988)

Elevator Pitch When terrorists take over the Nakatomi building in downtown Los Angeles they have a meticulous plan which will enable them to fulfil their wishes, despite the intervention of the LA police and then the FBI. There are twelve of them, all heavily armed, but they have not reckoned with the presence of New … Continue reading

Doctor Strange (2016)

Elevator Pitch Dr Stephen Strange is an arrogant  New York neurosurgeon who, examining an X-Ray photo while driving (serves him right, you might say), has an accident which makes him unable to continue with his work. In his search for a cure he ends up in Nepal being tutored in the magic arts by the … Continue reading

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