Most Popular Titles With Alec Guinness
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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
5. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Approved | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
7. Murder by Death (1976)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
8. A Passage to India (1984)
PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.
9. Oliver Twist (1948)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »
10. The Ladykillers (1955)
91 min | Comedy, Crime
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
11. Great Expectations (1946)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
12. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Unrated | 188 min | Drama, History, War
Action-packed look at the beginnings of the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the glory, the greed and grandeur that was Rome. Here is the story of personal lust for power, and the ... See full summary »
13. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi ... See full summary »
15. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
16. Kafka (1991)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Writer Franz Kafka works during the day at an insurance company where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.
17. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 TV Mini-Series)
290 min | Drama, Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
18. Scrooge (1970)
G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
19. The Swan (1956)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »
20. Raise the Titanic (1980)
PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.
21. Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »
22. Smiley's People (1982 TV Mini-Series)
360 min | Drama, Mystery
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »
23. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.
26. Cromwell (1970)
G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »
27. Our Man in Havana (1959)
111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.
28. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric that resists wear and stain as boon to humanity but both capital and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
29. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2013)
60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »
30. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)
103 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little... See full summary »
31. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.
32. Mute Witness (1995)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must first escape ... See full summary »
33. Tunes of Glory (1960)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the ... See full summary »
34. A Run for Your Money (1949)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.
35. Little Dorrit (1987)
G | 357 min | Drama, Romance
Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »
36. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
37. The Comedians (1967)
Approved | 150 min | Drama
A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
39. Screen One (1985–2002)
Comedy, Crime, Drama
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 »
40. The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy
A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.
41. Lovesick (1983)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.
42. A Handful of Dust (1988)
PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance
The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.
44. Malta Story (1953)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, History, War
In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic ... See full summary »
45. The Detective (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
46. The Captain's Paradise (1953)
94 min | Comedy
The bigamist captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.
47. Last Holiday (1950)
88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort.
49. The Scapegoat (1959)
Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A French count schemes to kill his wife and implicate a mild-mannered English schoolteacher whom he resembles
50. Startime (I) (1959–1961)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.