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1. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.6

Biography, Drama, History

In Munich, Wagner enjoys a prosperous time under the patronage of the young King of Bavaria. Most of his debts are settled and several of his operas are staged to great success. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, László Gálffi

2. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.7

Biography, Drama, History

Wagner must reconcile with the King of Bavaria and eventually does so. Their friendship grows even stronger while Ludwig's minsters are becoming increasingly suspicious of Wagner and his ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, Arthur Denberg

3. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.8

Biography, Drama, History

Wagner moves to Lucerne, Switzerland with Cosima and her children. He is later joined by King Ludwig who wishes to abdicate in order to become Wagner's assistant. Wagner convinces him to ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Klaus Knuth, Ronald Pickup, Jürgen Cziesla

4. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.9

Biography, Drama, History

Wagner and Cosima are overjoyed by the birth of their son, Siegfried. Meanwhile, Germany continues its war with France, which finally ends months later in January 1871 with a victory for ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Oliver, Ronald Pickup

5. War Requiem (1989)

92 min | Drama, War

6.7
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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

Votes: 476

6. Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (1987)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights ... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Scotty Beckett, Eric Blore, Clara Bow

Votes: 134

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

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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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

Votes: 459

8. Lost Empires (1986 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama

8.0
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from Lost Empires novel re;eased in conjunction with original telecast "In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Firth, Gillian Bevan, John Castle, Mike Edmonds

Votes: 245

9. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Directed by William Wyler (1986)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: A. Scott Berg, Bette Davis, Samantha Eggar, Greer Garson

Votes: 350

10. Lost Empires (1986– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1986)

106 min | Drama

7.3
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New arrival Richard makes an immediate impact on the other members of the act, especially the women. Hired as a stage assistant, he soon begins performing roles. But just as Richard ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Firth, Carmen Du Sautoy, Brian Glover, Gillian Bevan

Votes: 14

11. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 405

12. 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

Votes: 844

13. The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985 TV Special)

160 min | Documentary

5.8
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Writer: Larry Gelbart | Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Jack Lemmon, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Gene Allen

Votes: 112

14. Night of 100 Stars II (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Stars: Debbie Allen, Peter Allen, Harry Anderson, Ann-Margret

Votes: 29

15. 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: 17,730

16. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984 TV Mini-Series)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 371

17. A Voyage Round My Father (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father ... See full summary »

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Jane Asher, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 155

18. A Talent for Murder (1984 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy

6.9
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A famed mystery writer played Angela Lansbury and her doctor ex lover played by Laurence Olivier solve her daughter in law's murder.

Writers: Jerome Chodorov, Norman Panama | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Laurence Olivier, Hildegard Neil, Charles Keating

Votes: 56

19. The Ebony Tower (1984 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

6.6
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A young artist goes to interview an older painter who lives in the south of France with two young women. He gets caught up in the painter's Bohemian lifestyle and begins examining his own ... See full summary »

Writers: John Fowles, John Mortimer | Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Roger Rees, Greta Scacchi, Toyah Willcox

Votes: 122

20. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Episode: Part 1 (1984)

144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 10

21. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Episode: Part 2 (1984)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 11

22. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Episode: Part 3 (1984)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

8.0
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 11

23. The Jigsaw Man (1983)

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

Votes: 1,041

24. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 606

25. Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Towards the end of their lives, two old friends discover that one of them was in love with the other one's wife for more than 30 years.

Writer: Lionel Goldstein | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 66

26. The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Stars: Debbie Allen, Julie Andrews, Susan Anton, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 6

27. The Great Hamlets (1983 TV Mini-Series)

112 min | Documentary

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Stars: Trevor Nunn, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Burton, Vittorio Gassman

28. The 37th Annual Tony Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Richard Burton, Lena Horne, Jack Lemmon, George Abbott

29. Wagner (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1983)

67 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.8
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Construction on the opera house in Bayreuth begins and his epic Der Ring des Nibelungen can finally be premiered. The performance is attended by Ludwig who is slowly losing his mind, while ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Bill Fraser, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 33

30. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Laurence Olivier: A Life (1983)

Biography, Drama, Music

9.0
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A multi-award winning biography covering the life and career of actor/director Laurence Olivier.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Melvyn Bragg, Peggy Ashcroft, Jill Esmond

Votes: 43

31. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

9.6
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Writer: Gary Davis | Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 8

32. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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

Votes: 32,553

33. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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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

Votes: 4,616

34. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.6
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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

Votes: 488

35. Wagner (1981– )

300 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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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, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, John Gielgud

Votes: 347

36. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Brideshead Revisited (1981)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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In the winter of 1939, Lord Marchmain decides to return to Brideshead from Venice in view of the deteriorating international situation. It soon becomes apparent that he is in declining ... See full summary »

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Phoebe Nicholls, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 61

37. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )
Episode: Home and Abroad (1981)

52 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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The aristocratic Sebastian invites his middle-class university friend Charles to spend a glorious summer at the amazing family home, Brideshead.

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Diana Quick, Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Roger Milner

Votes: 55

38. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

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

Votes: 2,902

39. The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Writer: Ken Shapiro | Director: Gene Weed | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Melissa Sue Anderson, Julie Andrews

Votes: 8

40. A New Germany, 1933-1939 (1980 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.6
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Writer: Neal Ascherson | Director: Hugh Raggett | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 7

41. Today (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 February 1980 (1980)

News, Talk-Show

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Star: Laurence Olivier

42. Today (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 5 March 1980 (1980)

News, Talk-Show

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Star: Laurence Olivier

43. Today (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 6 March 1980 (1980)

News, Talk-Show

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Star: Laurence Olivier

44. 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

Votes: 6,827

45. A Little Romance (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.6
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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 storytelling. In an ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,949

47. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #17.145 (1979)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mike Douglas, Terri McGinnis, Carroll O'Connor

48. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #17.150 (1979)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Stan Kann, Al Molinaro, Laurence Olivier

49. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, 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

Votes: 20,400

50. The Betsy (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama

5.0
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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

Votes: 1,162