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1. Too Many Crooks (1930)

38 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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One of BFI's '75 Most Wanted,' this (currently) lost film is about a man who tries to burgle his safe the same night as a group of professionals plan to do the same.

Director: George King | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Boyd, A. Bromley Davenport, Arthur Stratton

Votes: 15

2. The Temporary Widow (1930)

84 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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Director: Gustav Ucicky | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Laurence Olivier, Athole Stewart, Gillian Dean

Votes: 20

3. Potiphar's Wife (1931)

79 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Nora Swinburne, Laurence Olivier, Norman McKinnel, Guy Newall

Votes: 11

4. Friends and Lovers (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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British Army captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Lili Damita, Laurence Olivier, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 287

5. The Yellow Ticket (1931)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

6.5
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A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Walter Byron

Votes: 100

6. Westward Passage (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

5.6
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A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.

Director: Robert Milton | Stars: Ann Harding, Laurence Olivier, Zasu Pitts, Irving Pichel

Votes: 194

7. Perfect Understanding (1933)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.

Director: Cyril Gardner | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Nigel Playfair

Votes: 547

8. No Funny Business (1933)

76 min | Comedy

5.2
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Directors: Victor Hanbury, John Stafford | Stars: Gertrude Lawrence, Laurence Olivier, Jill Esmond, Edmund Breon

Votes: 16

9. I Stand Condemned (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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During the First World War, the Russian officer Captain Ivan Ignatoff falls in love with his nurse, Natasha Kovrin. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Harry Baur, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Laurence Olivier, Athene Seyler

Votes: 55

10. As You Like It (1936)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Czinner | Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley

Votes: 539

11. The Conquest of the Air (1936)

71 min | Drama, History

6.3
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This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.

Directors: Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda, John Monk Saunders, Alexander Shaw, Donald Taylor | Stars: Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor

Votes: 158

12. 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 »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,293

13. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 996

14. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

Directors: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon

Votes: 572

15. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 13,744

16. 21 Days Together (1940)

72 min | Drama

6.2
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 652

17. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 97,731

18. Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley, Marten Lamont

Votes: 6,462

19. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

Votes: 3,202

20. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

Votes: 4,691

21. Adventure for Two (1943)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 310

22. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

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

Votes: 4,836

23. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 12,837

24. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 948

25. Carrie (1952)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,739

26. The Beggar's Opera (1953)

94 min | Crime, History, Musical

6.2
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When the composer of an opera about a swashbuckling, wenching highwayman meets his hero's real life counterpart he's disappointed with his lack of dash.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Hugh Griffith, George Rose, Stuart Burge

Votes: 252

27. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,405

28. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 6,355

29. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.3
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 1,680

30. The Moon and Sixpence (1959 TV Movie)

Drama

7.7
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A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Hume Cronyn, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 26

31. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 2,294

32. Spartacus (1960)

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

7.9
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87 Metascore

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

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 105,684 | Gross: $30.00M

33. The Power and the Glory (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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A cynical catholic priest is sent to Mexico to preach. It's the 30's and Mexican government sees the church as competition. They send a secret agent to assassinate the priest.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Julie Harris, George C. Scott, Martin Gabel

Votes: 39

34. Term of Trial (1962)

130 min | Drama

7.2
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Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles, Terence Stamp

Votes: 530

35. Uncle Vanya (1963)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Lang, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson

Votes: 104

36. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt

Votes: 5,964

37. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

7.3
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 1,141

38. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.

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

Votes: 5,497

39. The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)

G | 162 min | Drama

7.2
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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen

Votes: 2,757

40. Male of the Species (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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Directors: Charles Jarrott, Anthony Page | Stars: Paul Scofield, Michael Caine, Anna Calder-Marshall, Sean Connery

Votes: 71

41. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.2
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The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

Votes: 2,226

42. The Dance of Death (1969)

G | 149 min | Drama

7.1
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An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress off the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang, Janina Faye

Votes: 69

43. 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 to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 17,505

44. David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.0
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 399

45. Three Sisters (1970)

G | 165 min | Drama

6.7
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Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching ... See full summary »

Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel | Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 276

46. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 3,665

47. 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.

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

Votes: 39,403

48. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

PG | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.5
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

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

Votes: 357

49. The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment ... See full summary »

Director: John Sichel | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston

Votes: 192

50. The Rehearsal (1974)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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A recreation of how the Greek military junta that started in 1967 tragically affected university students.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Mikis Theodorakis, Olympia Dukakis, Jules Dassin

Votes: 105

51. Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.1
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson

Votes: 702

52. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, 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.

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

Votes: 48,698 | Gross: $21.71M

53. 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.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

Votes: 3,618

54. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley, Robert Wagner

Votes: 219

55. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

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

Votes: 14,977

56. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

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

Votes: 43,665 | Gross: $50.80M

57. Come Back, Little Sheba (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joanne Woodward, Carrie Fisher, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 47

58. Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.7
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One Saturday evening Rosa Priore is preparing a magnificent Sunday lunch for her family and their friends. By Sunday afternoon her life and marriage are in ruins.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Caroline Blakiston, Nicholas Clay, John Duttine, Michael Elphick

Votes: 19

59. Daphne Laureola (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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A young man becomes infatuated with the exotic Lady Pitts - whose much older husband is not pleased.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Joan Plowright, Arthur Lowe, Grégoire Aslan, Clive Arrindell

Votes: 32

60. 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.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 1,241 | Gross: $17.69M

61. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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40 Metascore

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

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 22,124 | Gross: $19.00M

62. A Little Romance (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, 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 storytelling. In an ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Votes: 4,372

63. Dracula (1979)

R | 109 min | Horror, Romance

6.5
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In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 7,525 | Gross: $20.16M

64. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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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.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 3,187 | Gross: $27.12M

65. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.8
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 541 | Gross: $5.20M

66. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

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

Votes: 35,348 | Gross: $41.09M

67. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

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

Votes: 5,115

68. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

7.7
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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, Robert Lindsay, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 654

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

55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 68

70. A Talent for Murder (1984 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy

6.7
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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.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Laurence Olivier, Hildegard Neil, Charles Keating

Votes: 75

71. A Voyage Round My Father (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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 »

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

Votes: 163

72. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

Fed up with their captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 19,819 | Gross: $8.60M

73. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

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: 414

74. 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.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell

Votes: 1,135

75. 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 »

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Roger Rees, Greta Scacchi, Toyah Willcox

Votes: 130

76. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Thriller, Action

4.8
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 976

77. Peter the Great (1986)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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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: 500

78. Lost Empires (1986)

420 min | Drama

7.9
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Adapted from the novel Lost Empires' released in conjunction with original telecast. In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 266

79. War Requiem (1989)

Not Rated | 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 »

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

Votes: 548