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 | 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.
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 shake off of the dark side of the Force.
4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.
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)
PG | 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. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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 »
11. 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 »
12. Great Expectations (1946)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
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. 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 »
19. 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.
20. Our Man in Havana (1959)
111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jim Wormold is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly. He owns a vacuum cleaner shop but isn't very successful so he accepts an offer ... See full summary »
21. 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 »
22. 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 »
23. 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.
24. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)
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 »
25. 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.
26. The Comedians (1967)
Approved | 150 min | Drama
Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic Welsh hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism and poverty. ... See full summary »
27. 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 Eifel Towers.
28. 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.
29. 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 »
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. Little Dorrit (1988)
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 »
33. 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 »
34. 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.
35. 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.
37. Hotel Paradiso (1966)
98 min | Comedy
Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the ... See full summary »
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. Mute Witness (1994)
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 »
43. 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 »
44. 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 »
46. Tunes of Glory (1960)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
50. A Majority of One (1961)
156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama
A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.