Most Popular Titles With John Gielgud
- Movies or TV
1. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
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.
2. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
3. Caligula (1979)
Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
6. Hamlet (1996)
PG-13 | 242 min | Drama, History
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
7. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
8. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
9. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
PG | 128 min | Mystery
In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
10. DragonHeart (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.
11. Shine (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
12. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 124 min | Drama, History, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
13. First Knight (1995)
PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
14. Quest for Camelot (1998)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.
15. The Power of One (1992)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama
The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. ... See full summary »
17. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History
The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.
19. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.
20. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
TV-G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.
21. Scarlett (1994 TV Mini-Series)
PG-13 | 360 min | Drama, Romance
Atlanta, 1873. It's another day (Melanie's funeral, in fact), and Scarlett is determined to win back Rhett (who's spending a lot of time with Belle Watling). First, she goes to Tara and ... See full summary »
22. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.
23. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Lovejoy is a loveable rogue and an antiques dealer with an amazing talent for spotting hidden treasures. When not looking for the odd collectible, Lovejoy spends most of his time using his ... See full summary »
27. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)
659 min | Drama
Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
29. Haunted (1995)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a ... See full summary »
31. Becket (1964)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History
An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.
32. Gulliver's Travels (1996 TV Movie)
PG | 186 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.
34. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
G | 144 min | Musical, War
A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to ... See full summary »
37. The Loved One (1965)
122 min | Comedy
Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.
38. Julius Caesar (1970)
G | 117 min | Drama, History, War
All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the ... See full summary »
39. Murder by Decree (1979)
PG | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.
40. Looking for Richard (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
41. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
42. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »
43. Secret Agent (1936)
Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.
44. Lost Horizon (1973)
G | 150 min | Fantasy, Musical, Adventure
This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of... See full summary »
45. Plenty (1985)
R | 121 min | Drama
A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England.
46. The Formula (1980)
R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller
A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil ... See full summary »
48. Shining Through (1992)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.
49. Les Miserables (1978 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama, History
Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
50. The Shooting Party (1985)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance
While Europe stands on the brink of a World War in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.