Check out in which streaming plataform you can see any movie / TV Series.i.e
copy to clipboard

Sophie's Choice

Plugin not supported.
where to watch
Original title
Sophie's Choice
Running time
157 min.
United States United States
Alan J. Pakula (Novel: William Styron)
Marvin Hamlisch
Néstor Almendros
Incorporated Television Company. Distributed by Universal Pictures
Drama. Romance | Holocaust. 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
The year is 1947. Aspiring southern author Stingo (Peter MacNicol) heads to New York to seek his fortune. Moving into a dingy Brooklyn boarding house, Stingo strikes up a friendship with research chemist Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline) and Nathan's girlfriend, Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Oscar-winner Meryl Streep). There is something unsettling about the relationship; Nathan is subject to violent mood swings, while Sophie seems to be harboring a horrible secret. Stingo soons learns that both Nathan and Sophie are strangers to truth; the audience is likewise led down several garden paths by a series of sepia-toned flashbacks, depicting Sophie's ordeal in a wartime concentration camp. The scene in which we discover the facts behind Sophie's "choice" is a gut-wrenching one; it might have been even more powerful had not the film taken so long to get there. It is betraying nothing to reveal that the character of Stingo is the alter ego of William Styron, upon whose best-selling novel the film was based. The film is rated R, due in great part to a disposable scene wherein Stingo tries to put the make on a "liberated" female intellectual. (Hal Erickson: All Movie Guide)
1982: Oscar: Best Actress (Meryl Streep). 5 Nominations
1982: Golden Globes: Best Actress - Drama (Meryl Streep). 3 Nominations
1982: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Cinematography
1982: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
1983: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Streep) & Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Kline)
1982: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
Critics' reviews
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Ranking Lists Position
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit:
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2020 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark