Uma Thurman made her screen debut in the 1987 American neo-noir psychological thriller film ‘Kiss Daddy Goodnight’ directed by Peter Ily Huemer. Following her debut, she went on to star in films like ‘Johnny Be Good’ (1988), ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ (1988), ‘Where the Heart Is’ (1990), ‘Henry & June’ (1990), ‘Robin Hood’ (1991), ‘Final Analysis’ (1992), ‘Jennifer 8’ (1992), ‘Mad Dog and Glory’ (1993), and ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’ (1993). In 1994, she portrayed Mia Wallace in the American black comedy crime film ‘Pulp Fiction’ directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film was widely praised by critics with many later describing it as one of the greatest films ever made. It was also a massive commercial success, grossing over $213.9 million on a budget of $8–8.5 million. Thurman received several award nominations, including the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, for her performance in the film. She next starred in films like ‘A Month by the Lake’ (1995), ‘Beautiful Girls’ (1996), ‘Batman & Robin’ (1997), ‘Gattaca’ (1997), ‘Les Misérables’ (1998), ‘The Avengers’ (1998), ‘Sweet and Lowdown’ (1999), ‘The Golden Bowl’ (2000), ‘Tape’ (2001), and ‘Chelsea Walls’ (2001). She became a recipient of the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her performance as ‘Debby Miller’ in the 2002 American television drama film ‘Hysterical Blindness’ directed by Mira Nair.
In 2003, she portrayed Beatrix Kiddo / The Bride in the American martial arts film ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’ directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film received a positive response from critics and was a major commercial success, grossing over $180.9 million on a $30 million budget. She reprised her role as ‘Beatrix Kiddo / The Bride’ in ‘Kill Bill: Volume 2’ which was released in 2004. The film was a critical and commercial success. She was next seen in films like ‘Be Cool’ (2005), ‘Prime’ (2005), ‘My Super Ex-Girlfriend’ (2006), ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’ (2007), ‘The Accidental Husband’ (2008), ‘Motherhood’ (2009), ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ (2010), ‘Bel Ami’ (2012), ‘Playing for Keeps’ (2012), ‘Movie 43’ (2013), ‘Burnt’ (2015), ‘The Con Is On’ (2018), ‘The House That Jack Built’ (2018), and ‘The War with Grandpa’ (2020). She was last seen in the American anthology drama television series ‘Super Pumped’ in 2022. She will be next seen in the upcoming American teen romantic drama film ‘Hollywood Stargirl.’
This independent neo-noir crime film is widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Peppered with pitch-black humor and strong violence, Pulp Fiction follows four interrelated stories—involving a boxer, a gangster and his wife—told out of chronological order.
The Bride, a former assassin, is severely wounded on her wedding day following an attack by her jealous ex-lover and father of her unborn child, accompanied by her former associates, members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She wakes up from coma four years later and embarks on a deadly journey to avenge her lost child.
The second movie of the Kill Bill series sees the Bride carrying on with her vengeful pursuit of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad including Budd, Elle and her ex-lover and boss Bill. They had attempted to murder her and her unborn child. However, she is unaware that the child she presumes to be dead is alive and with Bill.
In a futuristic society, genetically engineered individuals are preferred over those born traditionally. Vincent Freeman, born naturally, is therefore at disadvantage. To fulfil his desire of joining space mission to one of Saturn’s moons, he assumes the identity of a superior Valid. However, when a murder threatens to reveal his real identity, he must find a way to protect himself.
In Paris, the Marquise de Merteui plans revenge against her ex-lover the Comte de Bastide, by planning to seduce and dishonor his virgin fiancée Cécile de Volanges. Merteui enlists the help of the disreputable Vicomte de Valmont, who is planning his own seduction of the religious Madame de Tourvel. Meanwhile, Cécile falls in love with Chevalier Raphael Danceny.
A Bishop’s act of kindness transforms ex-con Jean Valjean into a new man. He starts a factory and soon becomes Mayor of small French town. But a policeman, Javert, who was the prison guard during Valjean’s term, recognizes him and relentlessly pursues him to return him to prison. Moving to Paris with his adopted daughter, Valjean gets drawn in the French revolution.
After ten years, three high school friends meet up in a Michigan motel room in order to discuss some of the unresolved issues from their past.
Beautiful Girls is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story of a few small-town friends who meet at their high-school reunion, and discuss their lives and their relationships.
Based on the wartime tales of the fictional German nobleman Baron Munchausen, the film depicts a large Ottoman army pounding at the gate of an unnamed European city in the “Age of Reason” , while a theatre production about the life and adventure of the baron being held inside. In the midst of the play, a man steps forward, claiming he is the baron.
Emmett Ray is a famed jazz guitarist, who believes that love is a hindrance to his musical career. His views start to change after he develops affection for a shy and mute woman. However, shortly after he gains fame, he gets married to a wealthy socialite on a whim.
A young woman Joe, badly injured from a beating, is found unconscious in a dark lane by a man named Seligman. She refuses his offer to call an ambulance and police and he ultimately takes her to his apartment. While he takes care of her, she reveals that she is a nymphomaniac and tells him about her erotic experiences since adolescence.
A renowned chef with two Michelin stars destroys his career with his addictions. After a self-imposed exile, he returns to London, determined to make a comeback and win three Michelin stars. After few rejections, he gets his second chance and partners with an old associate. But all is not well as yet. He must now overcome the demon within himself if he wants to succeed and win his love.
This is the second volume of a two part erotic art film created by Lars von Trie. In this volume, Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, continues to recount her erotic experiences to Seligman, a bachelor who has brought her home after she was assaulted. In this volume, she delves deeper into her adulthood before recounting how she came to be assaulted, which finally helps her to find peace.
John is a policeman in Los Angeles who moves to a small town after his marriage falls apart. He soon falls for a visually impaired woman named Helena, but at the same time, he finds evidence of a serial killer on the loose who is targeting blind women. However, the other police officers refuse to believe him.
Henry and June is a biographical drama film which revolves around Anaïs Nin, a woman, who wants more out of life, although she is in a stable relationship with her husband, Hugo. Things take a turn, when she meets a couple going through problems, and she starts having an affair with the husband, as well as with his bisexual wife.
Reverse-engineer Michael Jennings is routinely hired to break-up rival company’s technology, after which he has his short-term memory erased. After completing a 3-year job with promises of millions, he is left without money and the authorities are chasing him for treason and murder. He has only limited time and few apparently unrelated items to solve the mystery of his erased 3 years.
The Producers is a musical comedy drama film, which tells the story of Max Bialystock, a theatre producer, who pairs up with an accountant to raise a huge amount to produce a show that they are sure will flop.
A 37-year-old divorced businesswoman, Rafi, falls for a young man, David, who is 14 years younger than her. In order to overcome her insecurities and to accept the age difference between them, she talks to her therapist Lisa. However, when Lisa realizes that David is her son, she tries her best to separate them.
Diana Mcfee is a mother and a wife who is tormented by an event fifteen years ago, that occurred when she was still in school. She struggles with herself as she is unable to let go of the horrific shooting incident.
Wayne is a shy detective living in Chicago who saves the life of Frank Milo, a gangster. As a token of thanks, Milo offers Wayne the services of a woman named Glory for one week. However, things take an interesting turn when Wayne falls in love with Glory, and thinks of freeing her.
16-year-old Percy Jackson finds out that he is Poseidon's demigod son after being accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, and loses his mother to Hades on his way to a training camp for demigods. Along with his friends, he embarks on a perilous journey to catch the real thief to appease warring Gods and to save his mother.
Isaac is a psychiatrist who gets romantically involved with Heather, the sister of one of his patients. However, their lives get complicated because of their affair, since Heather is married to an influential gangster.
Filmmaker Chili Palmer decides to enter the music industry to help his murdered friend, music producer Tommy Athens’ widow Edie and pay the US $300K owed to hip-hop producer LaSalle. However, when rival producers decide to kill Chili and the Russian mob gets involved, Chili has to find a way to triumph.
In order to bond with his son, former soccer star George Dryer starts to coach a boys’ football team. However, this proves difficult as the attractive mothers of his students try to pursue him at every turn.
The Accidental Husband is a romantic comedy film which revolves around Emma Lloyd, a radio host, who advises one of her listeners Sophia to break up with her fiancé Patrick. After Sophia breaks up with Patrick, Patrick decides to enter Emma’s life and teach her a lesson. He plans to end the relationship between Emma and her perfect gentleman fiancé Richard.
Matthew Saunders starts a relationship with the beautiful Jenny Johnson not knowing that she is the blonde superheroine G-Girl. As Jenny becomes more demanding and jealous and reveals her identity to Matthew, he breaks up with her. But he might live to regret his decision, as G-Girl promises to wreck his life.
A young man travels to Paris and manipulates some of the most wealthiest and influential women to rise to power.
An unsuccessful screenwriter, pitches in shockingly outrageous story ideas to a studio executive in this anthology comprising fourteen interlinked short films. It is directed by twelve different directors and stars famous Hollywood names.
Two British Agents John Steed and Dr Emma Peel are assigned to stop Sir August de Wynter, an evil but brilliant scientist who wants to destroy the world with a weather-changing machine.
The partnership between Batman and Robin is challenged when the latter is seduced by the beautiful Poison Ivy, while the evil Mr. Freeze plans to take over Gotham City by freezing it. At the same time, Batman's trusted butler Alfred is dying, and his young niece Barbara joins forces with the dynamic duo to save her uncle.
Kaze no tani no Naushika is a Japanese anime fantasy film that centres around Princess Nausicaä of Valley of the Wind kingdom who must save humanity from the destruction being planned by the Tolmekian kingdom whilst keeping her lands safe from the toxic jungle of the post-apocalyptic earth. Full of drama and adventure, this film was adapted from an eponymous manga comic.
Uma Thurman Awards
|Hysterical Blindness||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television||2003|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 2||Best Hero||2005|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 2||Best Fight||2005|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 1||Best Female Performance||2004|
|Kill Bill: Vol. 1||Best Fight||2004|
|Pulp Fiction||Best Dance Sequence||1995|