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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)

7.8/10
Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Starring: Narrated by, Judi Dench

In the months before WW2, an extraordinary rescue operation aided the youngest victims of Nazi terror. Ten thousand Jewish and other children were tra... Read more

Philomena (2013)

7.6/10
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby... Read more

Her Majesty Mrs Brown (1997)

Director: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer

Dame Judi Dench is flawless as the morose Queen Victoria mourning the death of spouse Albert. Billy Connelly plays the plain-speaking John Brown, the... Read more

84 Charing Cross Road (1986)

7.5/10
Director: David Jones
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench

A charming adult drama about a 20 year correspondence between a budding New York writer and an English dealer in Antiquarian books. Anne Bancroft and... Read more

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2014)

7.3/10
Director: Dearbhla Walsh
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench, James Corden

An utterly, completely, inescapably beguiling adaptation of Roald Dahl's book by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. A slow, wrinkly Mr Hoppy (Dus... Read more

Langrishe, Go Down (1978)

Director: David Jones
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Judi Dench, Harold Pinter

In 1930s Dublin, German scholar Otto Peck (Jeremy Irons) is writing his precious thesis with excrutiating preciousness and cynicism. He plunges into a... Read more

Jack and Sarah (1995)

Director: Tim Sullivan
Starring: Richard E Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench

A recently widowed London attorney (Richard E Grant) impulsively hires an American waitress (Samantha Mathis) as nanny to his infant daughter. This le... Read more

Iris (2001)

7.1/10
Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville

This compassionate true-life story centres on Iris Murdoch, the gifted British novelist and philosopher, whose latter years were ravaged by Alzheimer'... Read more

Luther (1974)

6.8/10
Director: Guy Green
Starring: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Judi Dench

It seems fitting that theatre's protesting, angry young man John Osborne ("Look Back in Anger", "The Entertainer") should write a play about one of hi... Read more

Red Joan (2018)

6.3/10
Director: Trevor Nunn
Starring: Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Judi Dench

Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge:... Read more