The Beguiled

Lists: Female Director

Brief Synopsis: "During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events."

Overall Ranking: 652 (Rank from 2017: # 24)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Keith Noakes95(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)
David Ehrlich of IndieWire85(full review)
Zach Murphy80(full review)
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/780(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine70 - Coppola says she didn’t want to deal with issues of race, that she didn’t feel qualified, which I understand; and I feel even though the movie takes place during the Civil War, there can still be stories told about people affected by the war, but it not be directly about the issue of slavery. The trouble is, when she said she wanted to focus on the "gender dynamics” rather than “the racial ones.” that made some black pundits upset because it implies to her way of thinking, gender dynamics can only be explored between white males and white females...
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Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Colin Farrell (John McBurney)
  • Nicole Kidman (Martha Farnsworth)
  • Kirsten Dunst (Edwina Dabney)
  • Elle Fanning (Alicia)
  • Angourie Rice (Jane)
  • Oona Laurence (Amy)
  • Addison Riecke (Marie)
  • Wayne Pére (Captain)
  • Emma Howard (Emily)
  • Eric Ian (Confederate Soldier)
  • Matt Story (Confederate Soldier)
  • Rod J. Pierce (Confederate Soldier)
  • (Director)
  • Sofia Coppola (Director)