Most Popular Titles With Ken Russell
3. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 26,560 | Gross: $19.85M
5. The Devils (1971)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
7. The Russia House (1990)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
Votes: 12,484 | Gross: $23.00M
9. Aria (1987)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »
Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt
Votes: 2,272 | Gross: $1.03M
10. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Votes: 8,117 | Gross: $1.19M
11. Crimes of Passion (1984)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day, prostitute by night, and accused of murder, is hounded by two men: a married father of two, and a sexually repressed preacher.
Votes: 5,244 | Gross: $2.91M
12. Whore (1991)
NC-17 | 85 min | Drama
The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,976 | Gross: $1.01M
14. The Devil's Violinist (2013)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
15. Valentino (1977)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »
18. Lisztomania (1975)
R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music
Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner.
19. Lady Chatterley (1993– )
Unrated | 205 min | Drama, Romance
Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance (Connie) meets ... See full summary »
20. The Boy Friend (1971)
G | 137 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When the leading lady of a low-budget musical revue sprains her ankle, the assistant stage manager is forced to understudy and perform in her place, becoming a star and finding love in the process.
24. Salome's Last Dance (1988)
R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Set in France Oscar Wilde (so it appears) visits a local theatre and is surprised by their retelling of his own work ""Salome'" the story line then digresses in to a VERY twisted portrayal ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,144 | Gross: $0.33M
26. The Music Lovers (1971)
R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.
28. Color Me Kubrick (2005)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Votes: 5,873 | Gross: $0.07M
29. Brothers of the Head (2005)
R | 93 min | Drama, Music
In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.
Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $0.04M
32. Trapped Ashes (2006)
R | 105 min | Horror
Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.
33. The Kids Are Alright (1979)
PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
34. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990 TV Movie)
R | 83 min | Romance, Drama
Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman ... See full summary »
35. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)
134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »
37. Prisoner of Honor (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama
"Prisoner of Honor" documents the French Dreyfus Affair that saw a French Captain sent to Devils' Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. Richard Dreyfuss plays Colonel... See full summary »
39. Spidarlings (2016)
120 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days, but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.
40. French Dressing (1964)
86 min | Comedy, Drama
A drab little English seaside town tries to improve its image - and increase its revenues - by holding a film festival. When a famous continental star agrees to attend, things get out of hand.
41. X-Rated (2004– )
60 min | Documentary
A history of movies which have been certified with adult ratings by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) from 1951 when the 'X' Certificate was invented, right up until the present day of '18' and 'R18'.
Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production
In 1978 a deadly virus is contained... Thirty years later the virus is released on an unsuspecting island off the coast of England in this very unique take on the Zombie genre.
83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Rock star Roddy Usher's wife is murdered and Rod is sent to a lunatic asylum in this gothic-comedy-horror-musical.
49. Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966 TV Movie)
65 min | Documentary, Biography
The outrageous life of the American dancer of the 1920s, Isadora Duncan, whom Ken Russell described as "part genius and part charlatan".
50. Wonderland (2011)
Unrated | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A new drug grants its users the ability to place their consciousness into the bodies of other people. Soon, a serial killer begins to use the drug as a way to live and die as other people by forcing his victims to kill themselves.
51. Sanitarium (2001 Video)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects ... See full summary »
52. 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003 TV Movie)
180 min | Documentary
Documentary, based on a British poll, listing the 100 sexiest movie and TV moments, topped by Ursula Andress emerging from the ocean in the James Bond film "Dr. No" (1962), followed at #2 ... See full summary »
55. Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (2006 Video)
133 min | Music
A collection of Sarah Brightman's music videos.
Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher, Paul Boyd, Simon Fowler, Stephen Frears, Michael Geoghagan, Howard Greenhalgh, Alexander Hemming, Hugh Hudson, Joachim Kirschstein, David Mallet, Frank Papenbroock, Ken Russell, Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, Violet Brightman, José Carreras
56. The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003 TV Movie)
270 min | Documentary, Music
A countdown of the "100 greatest musicals" of stage and screen, as voted by the UK public through Channel 4's website and readers of The Mail newspaper. Each entry is represented by clips ... See full summary »
57. Mindbender (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sci-Fi
Mindbender is the story of Uri Geller, probably the world's most famous psychic. The film shows his rise to fame from small shows in the middle east where he amazed audiences with his ... See full summary »
59. A House in Bayswater (1960)
28 min | Documentary, Short
A personal and nostalgic film about an apartment building in Bayswater, where Russell once lived, and about the residents who inhabited it. The building is demolished to make way for an ... See full summary »
60. Treasure Island (1995 TV Movie)
63 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
This is a re-working of the Treasure Island theme with Long Jane Silver instead of Long John Silver. Hetty Baynes plays this role in the style of Marilyn Monroe.
64. The Insatiable Mrs. Kirsch (1995)
29 min | Short
A writer taking a rest in a country hotel is obsessed with a strange woman in the same hotel. The woman seems to observe him in provocative ways, but he does not dare to approach her. One ... See full summary »
65. The Real Blue Nuns (2006 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
An investigation into nunsploitation, and why men find images of nuns involved in sexual situations erotic. The programme also controversially covers the Muslim hibab and burka.
67. Amelia and the Angel (1958)
26 min | Short
A young girl (Amelia) is distressed and feeling guilty about losing the wings she was to wear in her school play. Then she notices an angel and follows the angel into a dark building. ... See full summary »
77. Hell on Earth (2002 TV Movie)
51 min | Documentary
Hell on Earth is an hour-long documentary presented by Mark Kermode. It's about Ken Russell's 1971 film, The Devils which is one of the most controversial films ever made. Kermode chats to ... See full summary »
80. The Mystery of Dr Martinu (1993 TV Movie)
61 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A biographical film of Czech composer Martinu is in two parts: the first part a recurring dream, the second a Freudian analysis of the dream.
82. Il Mefistofele (1989 TV Movie)
137 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Arrigo Boito's Il Mefestefele was first performed in 1868 and his most known work. In Ken Russell's modern interpretation presented by the Genoese Opera, it has Faust as an ageing hippy. He... See full summary »
50 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary begins with Ken Russell posing the question: "What is a true English folk song, if there is such a thing?" After recieving an indifferent response from his dog, Ken ... See full summary »
84. For the Love of... (1997–1998)
60 min | Talk-Show
Late night panel/table discussion which journalist Jon Ronson hosts on strange, and occasionally not so strange, topics. Many of the guests are people who claim to participate in or study ... See full summary »
87. Rossetti: Sex, Drugs and Oil Paint (2003)
30 min | Documentary
Andrew Graham-Dixon uncovers the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the painter and poet who reinvented the Victorian ideal of female beauty - and who dug up his wife's coffin to retrieve poems he had buried with her.
90. In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009–2011)
Put two legendary Hollywood insiders like Peter Bart and Peter Guber together and you get smart, insider opinions, sparkling conversation and real insights from friends and colleagues. "In ... See full synopsis »
93. The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993)
59 min | Documentary, Music
Through interviews and archive footage, this video details the history of the rock opera TOMMY, including the album, the movie and the broadway musical.
98. Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (1993– )
This series takes a look inside the mind of comic author, prankster, and journalist Victor Lewis-Smith as he lies immobilized in a "comic coma" in a BBC hospital for distressed broadcasters... See full summary »