Darkest Hour

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Historical, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill 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."

Overall Ranking: 883 (Rank from 2017: # 29)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill70(full review)
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People Involved

  • Gary Oldman (Winston Churchill)
  • Ben Mendelsohn (King George VI)
  • Kristin Scott Thomas (Clementine Churchill)
  • Lily James (Elizabeth Layton)
  • Stephen Dillane (Viscount Halifax)
  • Richard Lumsden (General Ismay)
  • Samuel West (Sir Anthony Eden)
  • Ronald Pickup (Neville Chamberlain)
  • Charley Palmer Rothwell (Miles Aldridge)
  • Hannah Steele (Abigail Walker)
  • Nicholas Jones (Sir John Simon)
  • Philip Martin Brown (Sawyers)
  • Brian Pettifer (Lord Kingsley Wood)
  • Hilton McRae (Arthur Greenwood)
  • David Strathairn (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Jeremy Child (Lord Stanhope)
  • David Schofield (Clement Atlee)
  • Nia Gwynne (Alice Simpson)
  • Faye Marsay (Sybil)
  • Jordan Waller (Randolph Churchill)
  • Mary Antony (Mary Churchill)
  • Bethany Muir (Sarah Churchill)
  • Anna Burnett (Pamela Churchill)
  • James Eeles (Maurice Baker)
  • Roisin ONeill (Agnes Dillon)
  • Adrian Rawlins (Air Chief Marshall Dowding)
  • Malcolm Storry (General Ironside)
  • David Bamber (Admiral Ramsey)
  • Joanna Neary (Jerome Margaret)
  • Flora Nicholson (Jessie Sutton)
  • Richard Glover (Brigadier Nicholson)
  • Paul Leonard (Admiral Dudley Pound)
  • Eric MacLennan (Tom Leonard)
  • Tom Ashley (Ramsay Staffer)
  • Pip Torrens (BBC Producer)
  • (Director)