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1. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

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A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

2. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

3. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.

Writer: Beverley Cross | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

4. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

TV-14 | 138 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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When the now famous "star crossed lovers" of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

5. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Musical, War

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Charles Chilton, Len Deighton, Joan Littlewood | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

6. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

7. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

8. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Hough, Robert Bolt | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

9. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Writers: Ira Levin, Heywood Gould | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

10. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

7.9
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The premiere television News magazine.

Creator: Don Hewitt | Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley

11. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

12. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

13. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An American showgirl gets entangled in political intrigue after the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

14. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

15. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle vs. the Nazi Germany Air Force for control of British air space to prevent a Nazi invasion of Britain.

Writers: James Kennaway, Wilfred Greatorex, Derek Dempster, Derek Wood | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

16. Wuthering Heights (1939)

TV-PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Writers: Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, Emily Brontë | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

17. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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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 »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

18. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

19. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Add a Plot

Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

20. Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Writers: Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin, Jane Austen, Helen Jerome | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley, Marten Lamont

21. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

22. Dracula (1979)

R | 109 min | Horror, Romance

6.4
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Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.

Writers: W.D. Richter, Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston, Bram Stoker | Director: John Badham | Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

23. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.6
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of being a pop singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Herbert Baker, Stephen H. Foreman | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

24. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

25. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

26. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Goldman, Robert K. Massie | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

27. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Ardrey | Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

28. A Little Romance (1979)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his story telling. In an ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Klotz, Allan Burns | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

29. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

30. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Writers: William Shakespeare, David Garrick, Colley Cibber | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

31. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Writers: John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer, Marryam Modell | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt

32. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman

33. The Magic Box (1951)

118 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.

Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

34. David Copperfield (1969 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.1
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Jack Pulman | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin

35. Carrie (1952)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodore Dreiser, Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

36. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)

TV-G | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Adaptation of Shakespeare's history play in which the young Henry V seeks to conquer France.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

37. The Betsy (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama

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The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.

Writers: Harold Robbins, William Bast, Walter Bernstein | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones

38. This Happy Breed (1944)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame | Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

39. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.7
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A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.

Writers: Robin Moore, Laird Koenig, Paul Savage | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

40. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

41. Wagner (1983– )

300 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Gemma Craven, Vanessa Redgrave

42. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Thriller, Action

4.7
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Writers: Daniel Carney, Reginald Rose | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier

43. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.1
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The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Writers: John Dighton, Roland Kibbee, George Bernard Shaw | Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

44. The Jigsaw Man (1984)

PG | 94 min | Thriller

5.3
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An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.

Writers: Dorothea Bennett, Jo Eisinger | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell

45. Peter the Great (1986 TV Mini-Series)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard

46. War Requiem (1989)

92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It ... See full summary »

Writer: Derek Jarman | Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

47. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

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Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Writers: John Osborne, Nigel Kneale | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

48. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma who comes for a visit with her mother wouldn't cut the grade with London society but she ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Reisch, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

49. Fire Over England (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.7
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Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Clemence Dane, Sergei Nolbandov | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

50. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

7.6
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jeremy Kemp