Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Philadelphia is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jonathan Demme released in USA on 22 december 1993 with Tom Hanks

Philadelphia (1993)

Philadelphia
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 22 december 1993
Length 2h5
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama
Rating76% 3.849933.849933.849933.849933.84993

Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Andrew Beckett in the film, while the song "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Nyswaner was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, but lost to Jane Campion for The Piano.

Synopsis

Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a Senior Associate at the largest corporate law firm in Philadelphia. Beckett hides his homosexuality and his status as an AIDS patient from the other members of the law firm. On the day Beckett is assigned the firm's newest and most important case, a partner in the firm notices a lesion on Beckett's forehead. Although Beckett attributes the lesion to a racquetball injury, it is actually due to Kaposi's Sarcoma, a form of cancer marked by multiple tumors on the lymph nodes and skin.

Actors

Trailer of Philadelphia

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Philadelphia

There are 330 films with the same actors, 26 films with the same director, 47459 with the same cinematographic genres, 9531 films with the same themes (including 14 films with the same 7 themes than Philadelphia), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Philadelphia, you will probably like those similar films :
The Manchurian Candidate, 2h10
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga
Rating65% 3.2992353.2992353.2992353.2992353.299235
Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the commanding officer. Shaw became a war hero and was awarded the Medal of Honor, launching his political career.
The Silence of the Lambs, 1h58
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Évasion, Tiré d'une œuvre de Thomas Harris, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Charles Napier, Anthony Heald
Rating83% 4.165254.165254.165254.165254.16525
Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is pulled from her training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia by Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He assigns her to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, whose insight might prove useful in the pursuit of a serial killer nicknamed "Buffalo Bill", who skins his female victims' corpses.
Rachel Getting Married, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about marriage
Actors Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Anna Deaver Smith, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger
Rating66% 3.348283.348283.348283.348283.34828
Kym (Anne Hathaway) is released from drug rehab for a few days so she can go home to attend the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt). At home, the atmosphere is strained between Kym and her family members as they struggle to reconcile themselves with her past and present. Kym's father (Bill Irwin) shows intense concern for her well-being and whereabouts, which Kym interprets as mistrust. She also resents her sister's choice of her best friend Emma (Anisa George), rather than Kym, to be her maid of honor. Rachel, for her part, resents the attention her sister's drug addiction is drawing away from her wedding, a resentment that comes to a head at the rehearsal dinner, where Kym, amid toasts from friends and family, takes the microphone to offer an apology for her past actions, as part of her twelve-step program.
Beloved
Beloved (1998)
, 2h52
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Beah Richards, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Rating58% 2.9496552.9496552.9496552.9496552.949655
Sethe is a former slave living on the outskirts of Cincinnati shortly after the Civil War. An angry poltergeist terrorizes Sethe and her three children, causing her two sons to run away forever. Eight years later, Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) lives alone with her daughter, Denver (Kimberly Elise). Paul D. (Danny Glover), an old friend from Sweet Home, the plantation Sethe had escaped from years earlier, finds Sethe's home, where he drives off the angry spirit. Afterwards, Paul D. proposes that he should stay and Sethe responds favorably. Shortly after Paul D. moves in, a clean, mentally handicapped young woman (Thandie Newton) named Beloved stumbles into Sethe's yard and also stays with them.
Melvin and Howard, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen, Pamela Reed, Jason Robards, Michael J. Pollard, Charles Napier
Rating68% 3.4481253.4481253.4481253.4481253.448125
In the opening scene, Howard Hughes loses control of and crashes his motorcycle in the Nevada desert. That night, he's discovered lying on the side of a stretch of U.S. Highway 95 where Melvin Dummar stops his pickup truck so he can relieve himself. The disheveled stranger, refusing to allow the Good Samaritan to take him for medical help, asks him to drive him to Las Vegas. En route, the two engage in stilted conversation until Dummar cajoles his passenger into joining him in singing a Christmas song he wrote. Hughes then suggests they sing his favorite song Bye Bye Blackbird, and they do. The man warms up to his rescuer and before he's dropped off at the Desert Inn (which Hughes owns and therein resides), he identifies himself as the reclusive billionaire.
Caged Heat
Caged Heat (1974)
, 1h23
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Action
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, Women in prison films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Barbara Steele, Carmen Argenziano, Cheryl Smith, Joe Viola
Rating53% 2.6531952.6531952.6531952.6531952.653195
Trois femmes s'évadent d'un pénitencier. Au péril de leur vie, elles montent une opération de commando pour délivrer leur amie restée aux mains de geoliers sadiques...
Married to the Mob, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Mercedes Ruehl, Alec Baldwin, Charles Napier
Rating60% 3.048983.048983.048983.048983.04898
Angela de Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the wife of mafia up-and-comer Frank "The Cucumber" de Marco (Alec Baldwin), who gets violently dispatched by Mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo (Dean Stockwell) when he is discovered in a compromising situation with the latter's mistress Karen (Nancy Travis). Angela wants to escape the mafia scene with her son, but is harassed by Tony who puts the moves on her at Frank's funeral. This clinch earns her the suspicion of FBI agents Mike Downey (Matthew Modine) and Ed Benitez (Oliver Platt), and also of Tony's wife Connie (Mercedes Ruehl), who repeatedly confronts Angela with accusations of stealing her husband. To further complicate things, Mike Downey is assigned to monitor all of Angela's movements as part of an undercover surveillance operation, but cannot resist becoming romantically involved with Angela himself. Angela's attempts to break away from the Mob result in comic mayhem and a climactic showdown in a honeymoon suite in Miami.
Dirty Girl
Dirty Girl (2010)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Maeve Quinlan
Rating64% 3.2488453.2488453.2488453.2488453.248845
1987 Oklahoma: Danielle Edmondston (Juno Temple) is a troubled and promiscuous high school student. She argues with her mother, Sue-Ann (Milla Jovovich), who is about to marry a Mormon, Ray (William H. Macy), and amidst the chaos she befriends Clarke Walters (Jeremy Dozier), a shy, gay classmate. Together, they flee in a car owned by Clarke's homophobic father, Joseph (Dwight Yoakam), and embark on a road trip to Fresno, where Danielle expects to find her birth father, Danny Briggs. Meanwhile, Sue-Ann and Clarke's mother, Peggy (Mary Steenburgen), chase after them.
Cloud Atlas, 2h52
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Films about slavery, Seafaring films, Philosophie, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Götz Otto, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess
Rating73% 3.695853.695853.695853.695853.69585
Adam Ewing, an American lawyer, has come to the Chatham Islands to conclude a business arrangement with Reverend Horrox and his father-in-law. While in Horrox's plantation, he witnesses the whipping of a Moriori slave, Autua, who later stows away on the ship. Autua confronts Ewing and convinces him to advocate for Autua to join the crew as a free man. Dr Henry Goose slowly poisons Ewing, claiming it to be the cure for a parasitic worm, to steal Ewing's valuables. As Goose administers the fatal dose, Autua saves Ewing. Returning to the United States, Ewing and his wife Tilda denounce her father's complicity in slavery and leave to join the abolition movement.
The Skin I Live In, 1h57
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández
Rating75% 3.799293.799293.799293.799293.79929
Plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard was successful in cultivating an artificial skin resistant to burns and insect bites, which he calls "GAL", that he says he has been testing on athymic mice. He presents his results in a medical symposium but when he privately discloses he has also conducted illegal transgenic experiments on humans, he is forbidden to continue with his research.