Julianne Moore is a prolific American actress, whose portrayal of emotionally troubled women in mainstream and independent films has earned her many prestigious awards, including an Oscar. Starting her career in the mid-1980s, she gained attention for her portrayal of a dual role in ‘As the World Turns’ (1985-88), for which she received a ‘Daytime Emmy’.
She debuted on the big screen with ‘Tales from the Darkside: The Movie’ (1990) and then appeared in a small role in the thriller ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’ (1992). The list her movies that earned critical acclaim starts with the 1993 comedy ‘Short Cuts’, followed by ‘Vanya on 42nd Street’ (1994) and ‘Safe’ (1995). The best of her films came in the late 1990s and early 2000s: ‘Boogie Nights’ (1997), ‘The End of the Affair’ (1999), ‘Far from Heaven’ (2002) and ‘The Hours’ (2002) – all of which earned her ‘Academy Award’ nominations.
In 2014, she earned her first 'Academy Award' for portraying an Alzheimer's patient in ‘Still Alice’. That year, she also became part of the top grossing ‘Hunger Games’ franchise. Other notable movies in her filmography include ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘Children of Men’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’.
Soon after her fiftieth birthday, Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor who is happily married with three children, is diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer's disease. As her memories begin to fade and she loses her job, she prepares a series of questions for herself to answer regularly and sets an ultimatum should she fails.
The movie revolves around the lives of three women of three different generations, Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf. Their lives are interconnected by Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway. The movie unfolds the personal struggles of each woman in the span of a single day in different decades ending with transcendent revelations.
When a middle-aged bachelor, Jeffrey The Dude Lebowski, is attacked due to mistaken identity, he seeks compensation from the other Jeffrey The Big Lebowski who is a millionaire. Soon the latter wants Dude to deliver a ransom to secure the release of his wife Bunny; however, Dude’s friend Walter plans to keep the money.
The film narrates the significance of chance and coincidence in the different yet intertwined stories of nine characters on a rainy day in Los Angeles: a dying game-show host, his estranged drug-addicted daughter, dying former producer, his trophy wife and estranged misogynist son, an ex-quiz-champion and a boy genius, a caring nurse and a police officer in love.
The life of a suburban housewife in 1950s America is turned upside down when the police detain her husband for visiting gay bars. She catches him in the embrace of another man soon enough. Her new friendship with a black man becomes town gossip as she questions her new realities.
A period drama film that focuses on the life of a young nightclub employee who enters the pornographic film industry and becomes a popular star before eventually suffering a downfall, Boogie Nights is an expansion of Paul Thomas Anderson's mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story.
Cal Weaver is leading a life he loves. He is married to his high school sweetheart for almost 25 years, has two kids and a great job. However, his life takes a turn when he learns that his wife has been cheating on him and wants a divorce. He meets Jacob Palmer and learns how to pick up girls. But can this makeover really change his feelings?
Children of Men takes us to a dystopian future in the year 2027, where human beings are no longer able to procreate, as a result of infertility. The film revolves around Theo Faron, who helps a woman found mysteriously pregnant, in transporting her to safety.
Telly Paretta is devastated after the death of her nine-year-old son Sam in plane crash. But her psychiatrist and husband insist that she never had a son, and Sam’s memories are only her imagination. Shockingly, there is no evidence of Sam’s existence. After meeting another man with same experience, Telly is determined to prove that Sam existed and she is not delusional.
Shortcuts is a comedy-drama film, which revolves around the day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents, whose lives are loosely connected.
Benny & Joon is a psychological romantic comedy film which is about a mentally ill young woman who finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton, a great silent movie comedian.
What Maisie Knew is an American drama film which tells the story of a young girl in New York City whose parents are going through a difficult divorce. Her self-absorbed parents try to use her as a pawn in their bitter custody battle. This results in her getting damaged psychologically.
Audrey and Daniel are two divorce lawyers based in New York. Although they often find themselves against each other, they eventually decide to get married. However, things get complicated as they find it difficult to draw lines between their personal and professional lives.
Respected Chicago surgeon Richard Kimble is wrongly convicted of killing his wife, but escapes from captivity while being transported to death row. Now, with veteran U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard's team on his trail, he must avoid a nation-wide manhunt to clear his name and expose his wife's actual killer, a one-armed man.
Dr. Catherine Stewart hires call girl Chloe Sweeney to seduce her husband David after she suspects he has been unfaithful. When Chloe starts discussing her moments with David in intimate details, Catherine gets seduced. She starts having an affair with Chloe while Chloe also seduces Catherine’s son Michael. Everything is revealed in a final confrontation.
Nic and Jules are a lesbian couple raising their two children Laser and Joni together. When the children contact the sperm donor Paul, to get to know him better, he becomes a part of their family and even starts having an affair with Jules. Complications arise leading the family to a confrontation.
In 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix happens upon old friend Henry Miles, bringing him back in contact with Henry’s wife, Sarah, with whom Maurice shared a passionate affair in 1939 which she ended abruptly without explanation. Unaware, Henry confides in Maurice his suspicion about Sarah currently having an affair. Feeling jealous, Maurice hires a detective to learn more……especially her reason for ending their affair.
The iconic horror thriller is a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. The movie sees child molester Mason Verger, also cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal’s only surviving victim, forming an elaborate plan to seek revenge by using Clarice Starling. Hannibal has a weakness for her. He almost succeeds but is ultimately killed.
I’m Not There is a 2007 musical drama film, in which six diverse characters inspired by the life and music of Bob Dylan, portray different aspects of his life.
An Ideal Husband is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Sir Robert Chiltern, a bureaucrat, who is also a loving husband, and is living a happy life with his wife. His life takes a turn and becomes quite complicated, when Laura, an old acquaintance reappears in his life and ends up creating trouble.
Cookie’s Fortune is a black comedy film which revolves around a dysfunctional family in a small town and their various responses to the suicide of their elderly wealthy aunt. One of them, Camille, hatches a plan with her sister to hide evidence and make the death seem like suicide.
A research team comprising Dr Ian Malcolm and Sarah Harding arrives at Isla Sorna to study the dinosaurs in their natural environment. There is another team from InGen that wants to take dinosaurs to mainland San Diego. When the dinosaurs wreak havoc and the situation becomes dangerous, the two team are forced to work together to survive.
Poppy Adams, the world’s most powerful drug cartel leader destroys the Kingsman headquarters killing almost everybody. Eggsy survives along with Merlin and travels to America to team up with the American counterpart of Kingsman, Statesman. They also find Harry alive but Merlin sacrifices himself before they can stop Poppy and a corrupt US President.
Laurel Hester, a New Jersey detective, wishes to leave her pension benefits to Stacie Andree, her domestic partner, after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. However, it is not as easy as it seems. The couple has to fight for equality and for that they earn support from activist Steven Goldstein and a hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells.
Based on Suzanne Collins’s final novel – Mockingjay – in the trilogy The Hunger Games, the movie follows Katniss Everdeen as she reaches District 13 and unwillingly agrees to become a symbol of rebellion under the command of President Coin to save Peeta and the nation.
When multiple women come forward accusing Dr Motts of sexual assault, he commits suicide to avoid being arrested, leaving behind his pregnant widow who loses her baby and home. Swearing revenge on the woman who first reported her husband, Mrs Motts turns up at their home as a nanny.
Set in the 1960s, the film follows George Falconer, a British professor working in Los Angeles. After losing his gay partner of 16 years in a car accident, the shattered professor who has no interest left, decides to end his life. After arranging everything meticulously, he spends his last day with his students, and friends, which make him rethink about his plan.
Jon Martello, an Italian American bartender living in New Jersey, is addicted to porn. He meets and begins an affair with Barbara but is still dissatisfied and cannot leave his old habit. However, when he meets Esther, he begins to understand the true meaning of love and relationship.
When a sudden epidemic that causes white blindness starts spreading, the government decides to put harsh measures into place and quarantines everyone in a derelict asylum without proper resources. Everything descends into chaos and the powerful prey on the weak. However, a doctor’s wife who remained unaffected by the epidemic leads the survivors to salvation.
Nick Flynn is an aspiring writer who works at a homeless shelter. He soon learns that his estranged father, with whom he doesn’t share a good relationship with, is staying at the shelter. His father had left his mother earlier, which led to her suicide, for which Nick still hasn’t forgiven him. His father causes trouble at the shelter, and also gets into an argument with him, and Nick eventually thinks of getting him thrown out.
An emotionally beaten man, who is a struggling writer, moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland with his young daughter. After he finds a job as a reporter for a local newspaper, he also starts to uncover some dark family secrets.
Elite assassin Robert Rath is on assignment when his target is taken down by rival assassin Miguel Bain, who wants to kill Rath and become number one. However, when Rath falls in love with Electra, his final target, the two try to survive Bain and whoever hired them both to kill Electra.
Based on a novel of the same name, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a romantic comedy film which chronicles the life of Pippa Lee, who is the youngest child and the only girl in her large Christian family. The film shows how she deals with several of her hardships in life.
In this final movie of The Hunger Games franchise, Katniss Everdeen escapes the clutches of President Coin to join the ‘Star Squad’. The squad infiltrates the Capitol and brings down President Snow and the Capitol. Unfortunately, Coin’s betrayal ends up killing Prim and Katniss executes Coin who plans to bring the Hunger Games back.
The movie follows a small-time magician Chris Johnson who has the ability to see into the future, but can only see two minutes ahead. With the impending threat of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb, he is hunted both by the terrorists and the FBI who want to use him to stop the threat.
This horror anthology film tells the story of Timmy, a young boy who is captured by a modern-day witch, who is about to eat him. To distract her from eating him up, he decides to tell her three horror stories from a book.
Maggie Hardin, who works at a university, wants to have a baby on her own. However, her plan gets derailed when she falls for John, a married man. John reciprocates her feelings too, and therefore he is forced to end his relationship with his wife.
During a flight, alcoholic and weary U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives message on his secure number demanding $150 million from the airline and threatening one death every 20 minute otherwise. He gets further entangled into the vile plot when he inadvertently kills the first victim and finds out that the offshore account is registered in his name.
Evolution is a science fiction film with comedic undertones that revolves around two community college professors, a fireman-in-training and a beautiful government scientist trying to save the world from a fast-evolving organism that landed on earth in a meteor from outer space. Starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore and Seam William Scott, it has comedy, drama and action too.
Carrie White, a misfit teenage girl who is regularly bullied in school and abused at home by her religious fanatic mother, discovers that she has telekinetic powers following a fateful experience. On Prom Night, she is subjected to a particularly devilish prank that takes the life of her partner, causing her to unleash devastating terror on her oppressors.
A home invasion leads to disastrous consequences for a seemingly normal family, after Rose, the matriarch, passes away. However, things take a turn after her twin sister enters their lives and attempts to take her late sister’s place.
Linda, an English Teacher finds her life disrupted when Jason, a former student returns to her small town, after he fails to find success as a playwright in New York. Linda and a drama teacher named Carl, convince Jason to produce his play for the school instead. Things get complicated when Linda and Jason feel attracted to one another and end up having sex on her classroom desk.
Rebecca is an actress living in New York who is shattered to learn that her marriage with Tom is falling apart. Meanwhile, Tom is upset because he was forced to give up his lucrative job to care for their young daughter. Eventually, this leads him to having an affair with a divorced mother.
Dr Cara Harding is a psychiatrist who comes across a patient named Adam, introduced to her by her father. Adam suffers from multiple personality disorder and interestingly he assumes the personalities of multiple murder victims. Cara puts her life at risk, in order to investigate what’s going on.
Centuries ago, the knight Gregory imprisoned the malevolent witch Mother Malkin underground. But she has escaped now and Gregory has only a few days to teach his new apprentice, Tom Ward, everything about magic to defeat Malkin. On their way Tom and the witch Alice fall in love with each other, complicating matters.
Nine Months is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around a child psychologist who finds out that his long-time girlfriend is pregnant. However, he is a commitment-phobic person, and finds it hard to change his lifestyle.
One of the most memorable American tragedies, the film examines a popular scandal from the 1970s. A lonely social climber Barbara is unhappily married to Brooks Baekeland and has a homosexual son, Antony. While Barbara tries to cure his son's sexuality, life takes them to tragic extremes.
Freedomland is a mystery crime film which tells the story of an African American man who is accused by a woman of being involved in the disappearance of her child. A detective feels that the woman seems to be hiding something.
A multi-millionnaire child star is trying to bag a comeback after his return from rehab when his estranged sister turns up with dark family secrets. Meanwhile, an ageing actress is trying to return to the big screen with a remake of her deceased film star mother's movie.
After going too far during one of his broadcasts, Leon is fired from his job. However, he receives a note from a woman who states that she wants him to come back to her. However, problem is that she hasn’t revealed her name.
A remake of the 1960 film of the same name, Psycho is a mystery horror film which tells the story of Marion, who arrives at the Bates Motel, after stealing money from her employer. She meets and gets friendly with Norman Bates, who is the owner of the motel. However, unknown to her, Norman has terrible secrets of his own.
Body of Evidence is an erotic drama thriller film which tells the story of Frank Dulaney, a lawyer who represents a woman named Rebecca who has been suspected of killing her older lover. Despite the fact that Frank is married, he falls for Rebecca and ends up having a sexual encounter with her, where she dominates him in bed. Soon Frank starts feeling that Rebecca may not be innocent, and he also comes to know that she has a manipulative nature.
Soon after college dropout Jerry finds out that his Air Force officer twin brother is dead, he receives a large sum of money, illicit items and a call from a mysterious woman, who tells him that he is being hunted by the FBI and arranges for his escape by coercing a stranger, Rachel, to help him.
Julianne Moore Awards
|Still Alice||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||2015|
|Still Alice||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||2015|
|Game Change||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2013|
|Winner||Short Cuts (1993)||1994|
|Game Change||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||2012|
|Still Alice||Best Leading Actress||2015|