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1. Blühende Träume (1959 TV Movie)

90 min

9.5
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Writers: Robert Bolt, Kuno Epple, Hermann Stiehl | Director: Gustav Burmester | Stars: Heidemarie Hatheyer, Paul Verhoeven, Michael Verhoeven, Christa Bernhardt

Votes: 6

2. The 39th Annual Academy Awards (1967 TV Special)

8.8
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Anouk Aimée, Ann-Margret

Votes: 108

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 192,014 | Gross: $6.00M

4. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most ... See full summary »

Creator: James Bridges | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 552

5. Der kleine dicke Ritter Oblong Fitz-Oblong (1963– )

180 min | Family

8.1
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Stars: Max Bößl, Manfred Jenning, Heinz Günter Kilian, Günter Knecht

Votes: 24

6. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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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.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 55,696 | Gross: $111.72M

7. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 23,656

8. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

9. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 44,004 | Gross: $17.22M

10. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 6,329

11. A Man for All Seasons (1988 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

7.5
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Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Charlton Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

Votes: 388

12. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Votes: 181,304 | Gross: $30.65M

13. David Lean's Film of Doctor Zhivago (1965)

7 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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After a short biography of author Boris Pasternak, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Doctor Zhivago (1965).

Stars: David Lean, Robert Bolt, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 90

14. 'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic (1995 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Omar Sharif narrates and others discuss the making of Doctor Zhivago.

Writers: Mary Adair Kaiser, John de Groot | Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Omar Sharif, David Lean, Geraldine Chaplin, Olga Iwinskaja

Votes: 81

15. Jake and the Giants (2015)

Animation

7.3
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When Jake sees his mother and father kidnapped by Giants he leaves at once to rescue them.

Writers: Robert Bolt, William Goldman, Brian Stewart | Director: Kent Butterworth | Stars: Nick Delia, Debi Derryberry, Scott Jeffers, Katie Leigh

Votes: 457

16. Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor (1979 TV Short)

40 min | Short

7.2
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Filmmaker David Lean is scouting locations in Tahiti for a feature film about the famous mutiny on the HMS Bounty. His property master, Eddie Fowlie, discovers the whereabouts of an anchor ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Bolt, David Lean, Wayne Tourell | Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Bolt, Eddie Fowlie, David Lean

Votes: 26

17. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

Writers: Richard DeLong Adams, Ennio De Concini, Mikhail Kalatozov, Yuriy Nagibin | Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 1,298

18. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 82

19. Il était une fois... (2003– )

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Serge July, Isabella Rossellini, Jean-Claude Carrière, Caroline Eliacheff

Votes: 11

20. 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

Votes: 17,930 | Gross: $8.60M

21. Film Night (1970–1976)

Family

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Stars: Philip Jenkinson, Sheridan Morley, Tony Bilbow, Frankie Howerd

Votes: 14

22. Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean (1966)

10 min | Short, Documentary

6.5
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In this promotional short for the feature film Doctor Zhivago (1965), director 'David Lean' explains why he chose the performers for the leading roles in the movie.

Stars: David Lean, Robert Bolt, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 61

23. Film Night (1970–1976)
Episode: We're the Last of the Travelling Circuses (1970)

20 min | Family

6.3
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This BBC Film Night documentary on the making of Ryan's Daughter takes us behind the scenes and talks to some of the cast of the epic film.

Director: Barry Brown | Stars: David Lean, Sarah Miles, John Mills, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 19

24. Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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Based on a true story, this film focuses on James Brady, the press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely injured in an attempt on the president's life. When John Hinckley Jr. tries to... See full summary »

Writers: Mollie Dickenson, Robert Bolt | Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Beau Bridges, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Bryan Clark

Votes: 136

25. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

PG | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Robert Bolt | Stars: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills

Votes: 330

26. Theatre Night (1957–1961)

45 min | Drama

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A BBC TV series of 45 minute excerpts from stage plays running in London.

Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Evelyn Laye, Dora Bryan, Hugh Williams

27. A Man for All Seasons (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Sir Thomas More opposes his king, Henry VIII, when the latter wants a divorce.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Peter Dews | Stars: John Baddeley, Joby Blanshard, Laurence Bourne, Leslie Dunn

28. Thursday Theatre (1964–1965)

Drama

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Stars: John Sharp, Paul Rogers, Laurence Hardy, Marjorie Rhodes

29. Thomas More (1964 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama

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Writers: Robert Bolt, Hans Hammelmann, Ruth von Marcard | Director: Gerhard Klingenberg | Stars: Kurt Meisel, Vera Tschechowa, Edda Seippel, Werner Schumacher

30. A Man for All Seasons (1964 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Period drama. Sir Thomas More is caught in the middle when Henry VIII falls in love with Anne Boleyn.

Writers: Robert Bolt, Noel Robinson | Director: William Sterling | Stars: John Gray, Wyn Roberts, Neil Curnow, Hugh Stewart

31. The Films of Robert Bolt (1972)

41 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jack Hazan | Stars: Robert Bolt, Richard Chamberlain, Sarah Miles, Laurence Olivier

32. The Levin Interview (1966–1967)

Documentary

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Stars: Bernard Levin, Sheila Andrews, Frank Cousins, Joost de Blank

33. The Tiger and the Horse (1962 TV Movie)

85 min

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Stella Dean's devotion to her father is sorely tested.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Stars: Andrew Cruickshank, Julian D'Albie, Catherine Lacey, Richard Pasco

34. ...und immer wieder LEBEN (1964 TV Movie)

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Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Wolfgang Luderer | Stars: Doris Abeßer, Marion van de Kamp, Gerlind Ahnert, Arno Wyzniewski

35. De boomgaard (1963 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Dré Poppe | Stars: Els Cornelissen, Jef Demedts, Robert Maes, Dora van der Groen

36. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: A Wounded Hart (1986)

60 min | Drama

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Harriman's absentee boyfriend dumps her, precipitating a brief fling with Hart, who has trouble recovering. Soloway channels Sir Thomas Moore - or does he?

Creator: James Bridges | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

37. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: David Lean and Robert Bolt (1990)

Documentary

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Examining one of the great screen-writing partnerships, Robert Bolt and David Lean. This film follows there completion of an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo.

Directors: Paul Hudson, David Thomas | Stars: Robert Bolt, Melvyn Bragg, David Lean, Sarah Miles

38. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: Flowering Cherry (1960)

Comedy, Drama

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When Jim Cherry is presented with an opportunity to fulfill a lifetime dream project, he finds he lacks the courage to go ahead with it.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Toby Robertson | Stars: Jessica Dunning, Michael Hordern, Susan Maryott, Andrew Ray

39. Theatre Night (1957–1961)
Episode: Flowering Cherry (1958)

Drama

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Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Frith Banbury | Stars: Robert Bolt, Susan Burnet, Celia Johnson, Brewster Mason

40. Il était une fois... (2003– )
Episode: Lawrence d'Arabie (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Writers: Marie Genin, Serge July, Anne Kunvari | Director: Anne Kunvari | Stars: Robert Bolt, Anne V. Coates, Kevin Jackson, Maurice Jarre

41. The Levin Interview (1966–1967)
Episode: Robert Bolt (1967)

Documentary

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Stars: Robert Bolt, Bernard Levin

42. Thursday Theatre (1964–1965)
Episode: The Flowering Cherry (1965)

Drama

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Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Joan Craft | Stars: Bernard Lee, Nicola Pagett, John Paul, Redmond Phillips

43. Theatre Night (1957–1961)
Episode: The Tiger and the Horse (1961)

Drama

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Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Frith Banbury | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Catherine Lacey, Jennifer Wright, Vanessa Redgrave