Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
The Elephant Man
8.1 Rating
(1276 ratings)
8.2 IMDB rating
Your Rating:

Add to favorites
Directed by


Starring (View all)
Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
Frederick Treves
John Hurt John Hurt
John Merrick
Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft
Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud John Gielgud
Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller
Mothershead
Michael Elphick Michael Elphick
Night Porter
Hannah Gordon Hannah Gordon
Mrs. Treves


Written by (View all)
Christopher De Vore Christopher De Vore
(screenplay)
Eric Bergren Eric Bergren
(screenplay)


Lists

438 votes
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 items)
list by upidipi
Published 7 years, 5 months ago 868 comments
224 votes
IMDb Top 250 [Official] (252 items)
list by Prelude
Published 9 years, 4 months ago 28 comments
212 votes
It's a private emotion. (235 items)
list by AgentLexi
Published 6 years, 5 months ago 18 comments
189 votes
The Most Iconic Images in Cinema History (111 items)
list by propelas
Published 5 years ago 27 comments
182 votes
The most depressing movies (39 items)
list by propelas
Published 5 years, 10 months ago 39 comments

View all The Elephant Man lists (433 more)

The Elephant Man Videos

The Elephant Man Movie Trailer

398 Views

Added 7 years ago


1980 The elephant man - Trailer

258 Views

Added 7 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

11 votes
9 votes
9 votes
9 votes
8 votes

View all The Elephant Man pictures (71 more)

Reviews

''My life is full, I know I'm loved."

6 years, 10 months ago at Nov 17 23:23
4 votes
''I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!'' A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.Anthony Hopkins: Frederick Treves''My life is full because I know I am loved.'' If one was to turn on David Lynch's ... read more

It will leave you speechless...

8 years, 5 months ago at Apr 21 11:35
1 vote
"I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!"

Based on a true story, The Elephant Man is a drama that unconditionally blew me away.

The film is a dramatisation of the life of Englishman Joseph Merrick (Hurt), known as John in the film, who was born with a grotesque physical deformity. Due to the nature and severity of the man's malformat... read more

Review

1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 23 17:51
1 vote
Probably never has been a better movie to illustrate man's inhumanity to man. John Hurt never ceases to amaze me.
View all The Elephant Man reviews (2 more)
Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a 19th-century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a side-show freak.
Release date: 10 October 1980
UPC: 097360134742
Tags: Drama (44), Biography (26), 1980s (26), 1980 (20), Black And White (14), Based On A True Story (13), Prejudice (11), Illness (11), True Story (11), Disfigurement (10), Doctor (10), UK (10), Dignity (9), Biopic (7), (7), Black & White (7), Hospital (7), Usa (7), Surgery (6), Channel Crossing (6)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review
Picture
Video

  
English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

Exclusive added this to a list 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Exclusive's Next Top 100 Favorite Movies of All Ti (100 movies items)

" "I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!" Director: David Lynch Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves and Ashley Montagu Cinematographer: Freddie Francis Composer: John Morris Cast: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, Helen Ryan, John Standing and Dexter Fletcher "


dhove added this to a list 1 month ago
Best Pictures (531 movies items)
SleepyHollowFan5 added this to a list 1 month ago
Most Wanted Movies! (50 movies items)
Holy Godiva voted for 11 images [View All] 1 month, 1 week ago

Kandi added this to a list 2 months ago
Physically Disabled (Character) - Movies (46 movies items)

"Helen Ryan, Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt John Hurt "The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick (whom the script calls John Merrick), a severely deformed man in 19th century London." (Wikip├ędia)"


Winters added this to a list 2 months, 1 week ago
moviebuff added this to a list 2 months, 2 weeks ago
SwornShadow added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
YAHEMMI added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
My DVD COLLECTION (3388 dvds items)
Rasvaimu voted for an image 3 months ago

milica added this to a list 3 months ago
Hide added this to a list 3 months, 1 week ago
Directors I Admire (40 movies items)
darthjoker12 added this to a list 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Oscars 1981 Winners (My Version) (20 movies items)

"Best Costume Design! Winner: The Elephant Man! Nominees: My Brilliant Career Somewhere in Time Tess When Time Ran Out"


johanlefourbe posted a review 3 months, 3 weeks ago

A classic

“I have to admit it, it has been a while since I saw this one but I will definitely re-watch it as soon I get the opportunity. When talking about Lynch's career, it seems that this movie has been a little bit forgotten. Indeed, if you compare it to the movies more faithful to his directing style such as 'Blue Velvet' or 'Mulholland Dr.', it seems to be like a rather straightforward drama. Indeed, it is rather straightforward but still quite fascinating to watch in my opinion and after directing only 2 movies, David Lynch was already regarded as one of the most promising American directors at work. The best thing in this movie was that even though the story was rather predictable, Lynch preserved his own rather dark directing style and it made the whole thing quite sinister but so spellbindi” read more

Paloma1996 voted for an image 6 months, 1 week ago

Exclusive added this to a list 7 months ago
My Blu-Ray Collection (877 movies items)

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block