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The Truman Show | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  The Truman Show  103 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi]  [Peter Weir]  [05 Jun 1998]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, Metacritic 90/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 65 nominations.
Actors:  Ed Harris, Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone, Noah Emmerich
Plot:  An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.
Writer:  Andrew Niccol
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Picnic at Hanging Rock | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  Picnic at Hanging Rock  115 min,  PG,  [Drama, Mystery]  [Peter Weir]  [02 Feb 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Actors:  Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, Kirsty Child, Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray
Plot:  During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.
Writer:  Joan Lindsay (novel), Cliff Green (screenplay)
Language:  English, French    Country:  Australia    More Info:  IMDB
Dead Poets Society | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 82%  Dead Poets Society  128 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Peter Weir]  [09 Jun 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, Metacritic 79/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 18 nominations.
Actors:  Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Robert Sean Leonard, Robin Williams
Plot:  English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Writer:  Tom Schulman
Language:  English, Latin    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Last Wave | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  The Last Wave  106 min,  PG,  [Drama, Fantasy, Mystery]  [Peter Weir]  [01 Jan 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%, Metacritic 85/100, External Reviews
Awards:  4 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Olivia Hamnett, Richard Chamberlain
Plot:  A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
Writer:  Peter Weir (screenplay), Tony Morphett (screenplay), Petru Popescu (screenplay)
Language:  English, Italian, Aboriginal    Country:  Australia    More Info:  IMDB
Witness | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Witness  112 min,  R,  [Crime, Drama, Romance]  [Peter Weir]  [08 Feb 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, Metacritic 76/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 25 nominations.
Actors:  Harrison Ford, Josef Sommer, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas
Plot:  A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
Writer:  William Kelley (story by), Pamela Wallace (story by), Earl W. Wallace (story by), Earl W. Wallace (screenplay by), William Kelley (screenplay by)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World  138 min,  PG-13,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [Peter Weir]  [14 Nov 2003]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 84%, Metacritic 81/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 90 nominations.
Actors:  Billy Boyd, Edward Woodall, James D'Arcy, Paul Bettany, Russell Crowe
Plot:  During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Writer:  Patrick O'Brian (novels), Peter Weir (screenplay), John Collee (screenplay)
Language:  English, French, Portuguese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Fearless | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Fearless  122 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Peter Weir]  [05 Nov 1993]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Isabella Rossellini, Jeff Bridges, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce
Plot:  A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.
Writer:  Rafael Yglesias (novel), Rafael Yglesias (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Gallipoli | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Gallipoli  110 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama, History]  [Peter Weir]  [28 Aug 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%, Metacritic 65/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Bill Kerr, Charles Lathalu Yunipingu, Harold Hopkins, Mark Lee, Mel Gibson
Plot:  Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Writer:  David Williamson (screenplay), Peter Weir (story)
Language:  English    Country:  Australia    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Year of Living Dangerously | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  The Year of Living Dangerously  115 min,  PG,  [Drama, Romance, War]  [Peter Weir]  [18 Feb 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, Metacritic 65/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations.
Actors:  Bembol Roco, Domingo Landicho, Linda Hunt, Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver
Plot:  A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.
Writer:  David Williamson (screenplay), Peter Weir (screenplay), C.J. Koch (screenplay), C.J. Koch (novel)
Language:  English, Tagalog, Filipino, Indonesian    Country:  Australia, USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Plumber | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  The Plumber  76 min,  [Horror, Thriller]  [Peter Weir]  [01 Nov 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Candy Raymond, Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby
Plot:  A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.
Writer:  Peter Weir, Harold Lander (story editor)
Language:  English    Country:  Australia    More Info:  IMDB
The Mosquito Coast | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  The Mosquito Coast  117 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama, Thriller]  [Peter Weir]  [26 Nov 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 76%, Metacritic 49/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Jadrien Steele, River Phoenix
Plot:  An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.
Writer:  Paul Theroux (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Green Card | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  Green Card  103 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Peter Weir]  [01 Feb 1991]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 56%, Metacritic 58/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman, GĂ©rard Depardieu
Plot:  A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.
Writer:  Peter Weir
Language:  English, French, Spanish    Country:  France, Australia, USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Cars That Ate Paris | Movie Details for Director Peter Weir | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 56%  The Cars That Ate Paris  91 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Horror]  [Peter Weir]  [11 Jun 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 56%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  John Meillon, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully, Terry Camilleri
Plot:  The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.
Writer:  Peter Weir (screenplay), Peter Weir (story), Keith Gow (story), Piers Davies (story)
Language:  English    Country:  Australia    More Info:  IMDB

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