Filmography

 
Madonna - Music Video Box Documentary (2005)

Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna


The career of Madonna is a great example of the American dream becoming reality. Having risen from humble beginnings, the tough, unflappable future-star found her niche in the New York City club scene of the 1980s, from which she rose to enormous fame across the planet. This documentary in the MUSIC BOX series offers a chance to catch up with the full story of Madonna's life, with rarely seen material, and interviews with many of the people who have surrounded her over the years.

 

 

Live Aid - 4 Disc Set (2004)

Cast and Credits
Starring:
Sting, David Bowie, Madonna, U2, Neil Young

 

Experience one of the largest musical events in history. The LIVE AID concert was jam-packed with performances by the biggest rock and pop icons; originally broadcast on television on July 13th 1985, it was viewed by more than 1.5 billion fans around the world. The bill includes many hugely influential musicians, including David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Elton John, Neil Young, the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, Sting, Bryan Adams, and many more. This release features more than ten hours of performances and a documentary called FOOD, TRUCKS & ROCK N' ROLL. Proceeds earned from this release go to the Band Aid Trust, which provides food to hungry people in Africa.

 

 

Madonna - Sex Bomb Unauthorized (2004)

Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna

 

Despite beginning her career in the small clubs of New York City, it didn't take long for Madonna to achieve the fame she desperately craved. This documentary takes a look at the early days of the superstar in the making, and draws on the experiences of former producers, ex-classmates, journalists, and many other people who made a fleeting acquaintance with the pop diva.

 

 

Die Another Day (2002)

Genres: Action/Adventure
Release Date: November 22, 2002
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Rosamund Pike
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Distributor: MGM

James Bond returns with the twentieth installment in the superspy series of adventures. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a catastrophic war. On his way, he crosses paths with Jinx (Berry) and Miranda Frost (Pike), who will play vital roles in the adventure.

 

 

Swept Away (2002)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release Date: October 11th, 2002
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Jeanne Tripplehorn, David Thornton
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Guy Ritchie directs Madonna in this remake of the 1975 Italian comedy, where a slovenly sailor (played by Adriano Giannini, son of Giancarlo Giannini from the original film) is cast adrift on an island with his employer, a rich, self-centered woman who is used to having her own way. Cut off from society, he reverses their roles, stripping her of pride and vanity and controlling her completely. Until, that is, she falls in love with him.

 

 

Madonna - The Drowned World Tour (2001)

Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna

She is arguably the most famous entertainer in the world--a genius at changing her image and music in order to stay on top of and innovate the latest trends. The Detroit-born phenomenon's 2001 DROWNED WORLD TOUR was her first in years, and sold out quickly all over America. Broadcast as a special HBO event, the concert featured Madonna's typically elaborate choreography, sets, and lighting. Filmed near her hometown of Detroit, at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan, this special captures the Material Girl singing and dancing to new and old hits, including "Candy Perfume Girl," "Beautiful Stranger," and "La Isla Bonita."

 

 

The Next Best Thing (2000)

Genres: Drama
Release Date: March 3, 2000 Nationwide.
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Rupert Everett, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas
Directed by: John Schlesinger

Abbie and Robert are best friends with so much in common - a joyful, unconventional approach to life; quick wit and intelligence; an endearing impulsiveness...and miserable luck in love. They would make the perfect couple, but one thing prevents them from looking to each other for romance - Robert is gay. A day comes, however, when too many cocktails and a twist of fate takes them to a new level of intimacy... and turns them into parents. A whole new world has opened up for them, and for the sake of Sam, their child, Abbie and Robert decide to live together as a family. Theirs may not be the perfect family - but it is the next best thing.

 

 

Evita (1996)

Genres: Musical
Running Time: 2 hrs. 15 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Juan Peron
Directed by: Alan Parker

Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Perón. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce); and her tragic death from cancer at age 33.

Banderas, a surprisingly moving singer, and the inimitable Madonna, who took voice lessons before filming commenced to expand her vocal range, provide the emotional bedrock for the eminently enjoyable film with their charismatic screen presences. The music, including the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me," weaves an entrancing web, and the sets and costumes are awe inspiring. Parker does a fine job of adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical for the big screen. The director's vision shines clearly here: Like PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, EVITA is an enchanting mixture of epic fairy tale and sociopolitical psychodrama.

 

 

Four Rooms (1995)

Genres: Comedy
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Tim Roth, Sammi Davis, Valeria Golino, Madonna, Ione Skye
Directed by: Allison Anders, Quentin Tarantino, Alexandre Rockwell

A hapless Los Angeles bellhop struggles to survive New Year's Eve in this quartet of episodes each directed by a rising independent film auteur. "The Missing Ingredient" (Allison Anders) involves a coven of witches who lack a necessary life fluid; "The Wrong Man" (Alexandre Rockwell) centers on an abusive S&M couple; "The Misbehavers" (Robert Rodriguez) offers the bratty kids of a dangerous gangster; and "The Man From Hollywood" (Quentin Tarantino) re-creates a gruesome Hitchcock bet.

 

 

Dangerous Game (1993)

Genres: Drama
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Madonna, James Russo, Nancy Ferrara, Victor Argo
Directed by: Abel Ferrara

The film-within-a-film stars Sarah Jennings (Madonna) and Francis Burns (James Russo) as a married couple whose shared life of cocaine, booze, and group sex has come to an end now that she has renounced her past in favor of God. Drinking heavily and snorting coke to get into his role, Francis finds the violent behavior of his character is taking over his reality, as he starts abusing Sarah off the set as well as on. Eddie meanwhile starts his own affair with Sarah, leading to confrontation with his wife (played by Nancy Ferrara, Abel's real-life wife) and his own moral dissolution. Shot on a variety of film stocks, this search for spiritual redemption--drenched in violence, drugs, and sex--makes for a heavy viewing experience. Regardless of opinion about the film itself, there is no denying the sheer bravery of this unflinching mirror of Ferrara's own life and art.

 

 

Body of Evidence (1993)

Genres: Drama
Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore
Directed by: Uli Edel

Rebecca Carlson (Madonna) is on trial for the murder of her wealthy, older lover, whom the D.A. (Joe Mantegna) is convinced died as a result of an intense lovemaking session. It is up to her attorney (Willem Dafoe) to prove Rebecca's innocence, but when he becomes entangled in her web of erotic game-playing, he too is endangered by her passion.

 

 

A League of Their Own (1992)

Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 2 hrs. 8 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz
Directed by: Penny Marshall

In 1943 when the ranks of professional male baseball players were leaving for the war, a group of ladies left their homes to become part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and kept baseball alive for a grateful nation. This is their story. Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) is the team's most gifted player,and the camaraderie and jealousy with her sister (Lori Petty) is part of this film's charm and complexity. Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) is the drunken ex-player and slob manager who eventually brings the team to success. Directed by Penny Marshall (BIG, AWAKENINGS) and also starring Madonna, Jon Lovitz and Bill Pullman.

 

 

Shadows and Fog (1992)

Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 23 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Woody Allen, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Kathy Bates, John Cusack
Directed by: Woody Allen

A killer lurks in the dark corners of an odd little European town--a mysterious stranger who brutally strangles his victims. When the circus comes to visit, the madman steps up his pace, commencing a ghastly murder spree. Meanwhile, a nondescript local man named Kleinman finds himself accused of the crimes by an angry mob. And every effort Kleinman makes to clear himself ends up making him look more and more guilty. Woody Allen's black-and-white mood piece is dark and eerie and very funny, with new twists and turns lurking behind each shadow. Once again he has amassed a stellar, eclectic cast, including John Cusack, Kathy Bates, Jodie Foster, Donald Pleasence, John Malkovich, Fred Gwynne, Lily Tomlin, and Madonna, among others.

 

 

Bloodhounds of Broadway (1990)

Genres: Comedy
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Julie Hagerty, Rutger Hauer
Directed by: Howard Brookner

This film, which incorporates the plots of four Damon Runyon stories, takes place in and around a grand New Year's Eve party in 1928. The guests, many of whose lives intertwine during the evening, include Harriet (Julie Hagerty), the rich society doll throwing the bash; the aptly named Feet Samuels (Randy Quaid), who is about to sell those body parts to a doctor; and Hortense (Madonna), the ballsy, money-hungry showgirl Feet has a crush on. There's also "The Brain" (Rutger Hauer), a mob boss with many girlfriends -- who's walking around with a knife in his stomach; Regret (Matt Dillon), so named for his chronic inability to pick a winning racehorse; and many other colorful characters, all of whom will make this one night to remember.

 

 

Dick Tracy (1990)

Genres: Action/Adventure and Crime/Gangster
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Madonna, Glenne Headly
Directed by: Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty directs and stars in this lavish adaptation of Chester Gould's famous comic strip. Against a stylized and solid color backdrop of 1930s Chicago, straight-laced, square-jawed, detective hero Dick Tracy battles gangster Big Boy Caprice -- and temptation in the form of blonde bombshell Breathless Mahoney. Dick's long-time girlfriend Tess Trueheart and a feisty street urchin are on hand to offer support. With songs by Stephen Sondheim, Madonna as Breathless Mahoney, and a vast array of cartoon villains -- Mumbles, Pruneface, Lips, Flattop -- brought to life by a glittering cast of stars.

 

 

Who's That Girl (1987)

Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Haviland Morris, John Mills, John McMartin, Pamella D'Pella
Directed by: James Foley

Upon her release, a streetwise parolee innocent of the crime for which she was jailed is to be driven to the bus station by an ambitious, straight-laced corporate attorney. But she has other ideas--and the hapless lawyer must face the fact that his tidy world is about to dissolve into chaos.

 

 

Women in Rock (1986)

Genres: Musical/Performing Arts
Cast and Credits
Starring:
The Pretenders, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Brenda Lee, Carole King

This entertaining musical survey, produced by the minds behind the great Beatles documentary THE COMPLEAT BEATLES, not only highlights how diverse rock's female artists are, but also just how diverse the genre of rock music is itself. WOMEN IN ROCK uses rare historical footage, musical videos, live concert performances, and personal interviews to showcase such legendary women of rock and roll as soul diva Aretha Franklin, Spanish-influenced Linda Ronstadt, 60's rock goddess Janis Joplin, pop star Madonna, and 1980's rockers The Bangles.

 

 

Shanghai Surprise (1986)

Genres: Action/Adventure
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Clyde Kusatsu, George Harrison
Directed by: Jim Goddard

This adventure set in 1930's China traces the exploits of a handsome fortune hunter looking for boatfare out of the country, and a beautiful missionary looking for opium to help her patients. Stars Madonna and Sean Penn.

 

 

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 44 min.
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, John Turturro, Mark Blum, Laurie Metcalf
Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Arquette is Roberta Glass, a bored New Jersey yuppie housewife who finds escapism from her mundane life in the New York personal ad exploits of a flighty bohemian named Susan (Madonna). When Roberta travels to the city to witness an ad-inspired meeting between Susan and her lover Jimmy, she bumps her head, loses her memory, and for all intensive purposes, becomes Susan, thanks to a case of mistaken identity. As a result, she is pursued by crooks and other shady characters through the funky East Village of the early 80's. Quinn is the confused film protectionist who stumbles into the role of Roberta/Susan's protector. Madonna, not quite a superstar when this was filmed, uses this small role to show the sort of charisma she would soon shower upon the world in larger doses. Steven Wright, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Hell, Ann Magnuson, John Lurie and Arto Lindsay also turn up in small roles in this fun, screwball 80's love letter to the downtown scene.

 

 

A Certain Sacrifice (1980)

Genres: Drama
Cast and Credits
Starring:
Madonna, Jeremy Pattnosh
Directed by: Stephen Lewicki

With the help of her boyfriend, a punk drifter who was raped avenges herself on the man who molested her. She murders him in a bizarre sacrificial ritual which takes place under the Brooklyn Bridge. Madonna was 19 years old when she starred in this film.

 

 

 

 

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