MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,176 this week

Angels and Insects (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 January 1996 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 3,714 users  
Reviews: 63 user | 37 critic

In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British aristocrats.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2088 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 162 titles
created 07 Mar 2014
 
a list of 24 titles
created 09 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Angels and Insects (1995)

Angels and Insects (1995) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Angels and Insects.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies. There they meet another couple, Catherine, Hugh and their three ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: Charles Dance, Colin Lane, Sheryl Lee
Intimacy (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.

Director: Patrice Chéreau
Stars: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Susannah Harker
Nocturne III (2009)
Short | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A Surrealist inspired short film focusing on insomnia and its relation to a disturbed psyche.

Director: Nataasha Van Kampen
Stars: Mark Rylance
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Stars: Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John
Twenty-One (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Katie is a free spirited independently minded 21-year-old. The film follows her as she reflects on the men in her life. Along the way we meet her drug addict boyfriend Bobby, her lover Jack, close friend Baldy, and her father.

Director: Don Boyd
Stars: Patsy Kensit, Jack Shepherd, Patrick Ryecart
Tunnel Vision (1995)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A pair of cops investigate a series of art-gallery related murders.

Director: Clive Fleury
Stars: Patsy Kensit, Robert Reynolds, Rebecca Rigg
Fantasy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc
The Government Inspector (TV Movie 2005)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Stars: Mark Rylance, Jonathan Cake, Emma Fielding
Richard II (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
Stars: Andrew Marr, Razia Iqbal, Mark Rylance
Leonardo (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An exploration of the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Che Cartwright, Sherwin Nuland
Loving (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An upper class English family owns a villa in the Irish countryside. When the man of the house leaves to fight in WW2, his mother, wife, dying butler, maid and other staff's life becomes a bit hectic and some love affairs start to bloom.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Stars: Mark Rylance, Georgina Cates, Lucy Cohu
Incident in Judaea (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Paul Bryers
Stars: Frank Baker, Rosalind Bennett, Jason Carter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
William Adamson
...
Matty Crompton
...
Eugenia Alabaster Adamson
...
Sir Harald Alabaster
...
Edgar Alabaster
...
Lady Alabaster
...
Robin
...
Miss Mead
Saskia Wickham ...
Rowena Alabaster
Lindsay Thomas ...
Lady Alabaster's Maid
Michelle Sylvester ...
Margaret Alabaster
Clare Lovell ...
Elaine Alabaster
Jenny Lovell ...
Edith Alabaster
Oona Haas ...
Alice Alabaster
Angus Hodder ...
Guy Alabaster
Edit

Storyline

The movie is a study of an aristocratic family in the Victorian England. William Adamson, a young scientist, is introduced into the aristocratic family Alabaster by reverend Alabaster who is also fascinated by insects. William marries the older daughter of the family and studies the amounts of insects in the garden of the villa. His - for the aristocrats - strange behaviours reveal at the same time their own failures and passions. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An Elegant Seduction. An Erotic Deception. A Stunning Revelation.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des anges et des insectes  »

Box Office

Gross:

$5,304,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In spite of being set in England, we hear the songs and calls of three birds from North America: Red-winged Blackbird, American Robin, and Blue Jay. See more »

Quotes

Matty Crompton: I wish humankind would create such altruistic virtues, but sometimes I think socialism may never be realized.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Stunning acting and subtlety and sexuality
24 November 2004 | by (Marin, California) – See all my reviews

This movie presents a brilliant stage worthy level of acting to the screen. I was stunned by the quality and subtlety of the performances especially the lead and Kristin Thomas. The story is almost painfully slow but that helps create a mood and sexual tension that works perfectly. I was literally on the edge of my seat both with the drama of the characters and just wanting to be closer to their nuanced performances. Jeremy Kemp as the elder Lord of the manor Sir Harald Alabaster displays aristocratic intelligence rarely found in films. The dinner table discussions of the emergence of the radical new approaches to evolution and culture surrounding Darwin's revelations are compelling. Also the role of Edgar, representing the boorish son who clings to the old ways of class hierarchy is finely wrought. Highly recommended. A thoughtful film.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did Edgar having a small penis The-Unit9
How far did it go? sarge_5150
Rowena's situation somophia
Sex scenes nabeelthegr8
Angels? yama12856
FACES TO THE WALL ForumToga-1
Discuss Angels and Insects (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?