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1. The Art of Directing: David Lean (2019)

60 min | Documentary

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Considered by many to be the greatest director of the 20th century, David Lean knew filmmaking and the art of film directing. If David were alive today, he would be celebrating his 100th ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: David Lean, Charlton Heston

2. A Little Bit Zombie (2012)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

Director: Casey Walker | Stars: Kristopher Turner, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager

Votes: 2,605

3. Crossroad (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

5.0
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A father and husband tries to come to terms and forgiveness with the murderer of his family. When his attempt to meet with the murderer after his released from prison is thwarted by a ... See full summary »

Director: Shervin Youssefian | Stars: Philip Bulcock, Kim Estes, Sean Galuszka, Amy Weber

Votes: 193

4. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean (1990 TV Special)

6.9
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Anjelica Huston, David Lean

Votes: 66

5. 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

6. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)
Episode: Omar Sharif (1989)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Archer, Karen Black, James Coburn

7. Film 2017 (1971– )
Episode: Sir David Lean (1988)

Talk-Show

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Sir David Lean was 80 this week. He's one of Britain's most distinguished film directors. His credits include Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), The Bridge on the River Kwai... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Norman, David Lean

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

160 min | News

5.9
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Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Jack Lemmon, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Gene Allen

Votes: 124

9. The Golden Gong (1985 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

6.2
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People who have seen enough British films likely recall a shirtless hunk beating a huge gong during the opening credits, but many may not know that this was the symbol of Rank Studios, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gutteridge | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Betty E. Box, Albert R. Broccoli

Votes: 33

10. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: David Lean: A Life in Film (1985)

Documentary

9.4
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Steven Spielberg, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif appear in this tribute to the great British filmmaker, David Lean. Clips from many of his films, such as "Brief Encounter," "Hobson's Choice,... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Wattis | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Victor Banerjee, John Box, Eddie Fowlie

Votes: 15

11. Apropos Film (1967–2002)
Episode: Episode dated 18 April 1985 (1985)

Documentary

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Stars: Terry Gilliam, David Lean, Robert Mitchum, Philippe Noiret

12. The Moviemakers (1983– )
Episode: More Best of Britain (1985)

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Stars: Richard Attenborough, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ann Todd

13. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 15,850 | Gross: $27.19M

14. The Moviemakers (1983– )

30 min

6.5
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Stars: Elwy Yost, Henry King, Stanley Kramer, Richard Widmark

Votes: 12

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

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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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 »

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Bolt, Eddie Fowlie, David Lean

Votes: 34

16. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Lenny Henry, Alan Bennett

Votes: 115

17. Film 2017 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 406

18. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: David Lean (1971)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Star: David Lean

19. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)
Episode: David Lean and John Mills (1971)

Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, David Lean, John Mills

Votes: 6

20. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 7,994 | Gross: $30.85M

21. Film Night (1970–1976)

Family

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

Votes: 19

22. The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970 TV Special)

Family

6.3
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Directors: Jack Haley Jr., Richard Dunlap | Stars: Fred Astaire, Burt Bacharach, Candice Bergen, Ingmar Bergman

Votes: 108

23. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)
Episode: Episode #3.45 (1970)

Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Jean Kerr, David Lean

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

20 min | Family

6.2
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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: 20

25. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

26. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 543

27. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 143

28. Apropos Film (1967–2002)

45 min | Documentary

8.2
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Speaking of film was a movie show that was produced by ORF.

Stars: Dietmar Schönherr, Helmut Dimko, Peter Hajek, Peter Kubelka

Votes: 5

29. 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: 71

30. Reflets de Cannes (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 20 May 1966 (1966)

Documentary

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Stars: François Chalais, France Anglade, Antoine, Martine Carol

31. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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

8.0
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69 Metascore

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 World War I and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 65,390 | Gross: $111.72M

32. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 8,084 | Gross: $15.47M

33. 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: 94

34. Pasternak (1965)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.7
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This short film, a mini-biography of of writer and Nobelist Boris Pasternakserves as something of a promotional film for the upcoming film version of his novel Doctor Zhivago (1965). ... See full summary »

Stars: David Lean, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 74

35. Moscow in Madrid (1965)

4 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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When David Lean made his film Doctor Zhivago (1965), he realized that it would be impossible to do location shooting in Moscow. Instead, he found a location on the plains outside Madrid, ... See full summary »

Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, David Lean

Votes: 71

36. The 35th Annual Academy Awards (1963 TV Special)

News

3.8
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, Mary Badham, Ed Begley

Votes: 120

37. The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards (1963 TV Special)

9.5
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Stars: Edie Adams, June Allyson, Red Buttons, Corinne Calvet

Votes: 17

38. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

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

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 248,081 | Gross: $44.82M

40. The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson, Fred Astaire, Ann Blyth

Votes: 122

41. The Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant (1958)

7 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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A behind-the-scenes look at the building of the bridge in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and the preparations for its destruction.

Stars: William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sam Spiegel, David Lean

Votes: 12

42. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. 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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 189,389 | Gross: $44.91M

43. Alexander Korda, Kt (1956 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Documentary about Alexander Korda, made just after his death.

Stars: Robert Donat, Charles Laughton, David Lean, Vivien Leigh

44. Korda Interviews (1956 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Alan Sleath | Stars: Robert Donat, David Lean, Vivien Leigh, Muir Mathieson

45. Summertime (1955)

Not Rated | 100 min | Romance, Drama

7.2
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin

Votes: 7,076

46. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 154

47. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson

Votes: 6,005

48. The Sound Barrier (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin

Votes: 1,544

49. Reflets de Cannes (1952– )

Documentary

8.9
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Stars: François Chalais, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Hossein, Marcel Achard

Votes: 51

50. Madeleine (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks

Votes: 1,312



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