7.4/10
15,484
166 user 225 critic

Darkest Hour (2017)

Trailer
1:03 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 24 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
8 ( 16)

Through the Lens of 'Darkest Hour' Director Joe Wright

See how director Joe Wright uses his signature tracking shots to set up a visual narrative for his films, including Atonement, The Soloist, and Hanna.

Watch the video

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 26 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Molly's Game (2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg
The Post (2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
I, Tonya (2017)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
Hostiles (2017)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Director: Scott Cooper
Stars: Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Lady Bird (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
The Commuter (2018)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Downsizing (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sir John Simon
...
...
Clement Atlee
...
General Ismay
...
General Ironside
Hilton McRae ...
Arthur Greenwood
...
Sir Samuel Hoare
...
John Evans
...
Air Chief Marshall Dowding (as Adrian Rawlings)
Edit

Storyline

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A man with the heart of a nation. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die dunkelste Stunde  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$175,006, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,596,167, 17 January 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gary Oldman told the BBC in an interview that he felt playing Churchill had to be more of a creation than an impersonation and he tried not to be influenced by previous acclaimed screen versions of him, citing in particular those by Albert Finney and Robert Hardy. See more »

Goofs

Churchill says Edward Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax would never have turned down the offer to be prime minister as he was the fourth son of an earl. However, Halifax was the son of a viscount, not an earl, a mistake that Winston Churchill would not have made. Edward Wood was made 1st Earl of Halifax in 1944. Though he was indeed the youngest of four sons, all his brothers died young. From the age of 8 years old, he was his father's sole heir, and thus he would not have grown up feeling deprived of a dignity by order of birth, as is implied in the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"This is a film about resistance."
16 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

At the Paris Theater premiere in NYC last night, Joe Wright concluded his introduction by saying, "This is a film about resistance." That brought immediate and enthusiastic response from the crowd. Oldman gives a stunning performance, but the entire ensemble is clearly caught up in the relevance of the work, not a false note anywhere. Powerful film celebrating Churchill as in touch with the resilience and grit of working class commoners. The villains here are the snobbish pacifist appeasers. Hard to say what American audiences will make of this. It could go either way. There's enough populist ammunition here to leave a huge chunk of the American political landscape as devastated as the castle in Calais.


39 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 166 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page