Directors: James Ivory

by angelikafauve | created - 13 Feb 2011 | updated - 08 Nov 2016 | Public

American-born, Academic style, director

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1. The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

Twenty-eight-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Omar Metwally, Anthony Hopkins, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nicholas Blandullo

Votes: 2,484

2. The White Countess (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 5,635 | Gross: $1.67M

3. Le divorce (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.9
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51 Metascore

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Jean-Marie Lhomme

Votes: 10,218 | Gross: $9.07M

4. The Golden Bowl (2000)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox

Votes: 3,914 | Gross: $3.04M

5. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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55 Metascore

The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

Votes: 6,207 | Gross: $2.00M

6. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $2.47M

7. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 50,954 | Gross: $22.95M

8. Howards End (1992)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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89 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 23,489 | Gross: $25.97M

9. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,480 | Gross: $7.70M

10. Slaves of New York (1989)

R | 124 min | Drama

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Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt

Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.46M

11. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 12,228 | Gross: $3.13M

12. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 32,788 | Gross: $20.97M

13. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $1.01M

14. The Courtesans of Bombay (1983 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Roughly structured over 24 hours, we visit Pavan Pool, a compound in Bombay where poor women sing, dance, and engage in prostitution. By day, they practice singing and dancing, both ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Kareem Samar

Votes: 84

by Ismail Merchant, (close collaborator) - documentary

15. Heat and Dust (1983)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance

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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove, Julian Glover

Votes: 1,273 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Quartet (1981)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 1,005

17. Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

108 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, Michael Wager, Tim Choate

Votes: 199

18. The Europeans (1979)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate

Votes: 672

19. The Delhi Way (1964)

50 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary of Delhi, it scans the city's historic past that includes successive Afghan, Moghul, and English invasions, while it reveals its variegated life of the present.

Director: James Ivory | Star: Leo Genn

Votes: 40

20. The Householder (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achala Sachdev

Votes: 285

21. The Sword and the Flute (1959)

24 min | Short, Documentary

5.9
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The visual images consist entirely of Indian miniature paintings, while an off-screen narrator traces the rise of this art form within the courts of Akbar (1542-1605), who united what is ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Star: Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 29

22. Venice: Themes and Variations (1957)

28 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Director: James Ivory | Star: Alexander Scourby

Votes: 12