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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Lawrence of Arabia 2012-11-13 2003-05-05 -

This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I. This lush, timeless classic underscores the clash between cultures that changed the tide of war.

a.k.a. Lawrence d'Arabia
Lawrence d'Arabie
Lawrence von Arabien
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Citizen Kane (1941)

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Citizen Kane 2011-09-13 2001-09-25 -

Ben-Hur (1959)

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Ben-Hur 2012-09-11 2005-09-13 -

Charlton Heston plays Judah Ben-Hur, a proud Jew who runs afoul of ambitious boyhood friend Messala (Stephen Boyd) in this 1959 epic that boasts an unforgettable chariot race and earned 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heston) and Best Director (William Wyler). Condemned to life as a slave, Judah swears vengeance against Messala and escapes, later crossing paths with a gentle prophet named Jesus.

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Gone with the Wind (1939)

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Gone with the Wind 2009-11-17 2004-11-09 2011-04-01
2011-10-01

Director Victor Fleming's 1939 epic adaption of Margaret Mitchell's novel of the same name stars Vivien Leigh as self-absorbed, headstrong Scarlett O'Hara, a Southern Belle who meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.

a.k.a. Autant en emporte le vent
Lo que el viento se llevó
Via col vento
Vom Winde verweht
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Gandhi (1982)

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Gandhi 2009-02-17 2001-08-28 2014-07-01


Gladiator (2000)

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Gladiator 2009-09-01 2000-11-21 -

Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, Roman general Maximus instead finds himself condemned to death by the late ruler's power-hungry son. Escaping execution, Maximus becomes a powerful gladiator, bent on exacting revenge in the ring.

a.k.a. Il gladiatore
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Patton (1970)

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Patton 2008-06-03 1999-11-02 2014-07-01

Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname "Blood and Guts" for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2010-04-06 2003-08-26 2011-11-18
2012-08-18
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This second entry in director Peter Jackson's epic trilogy follows hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) on their trek toward the frightful land of Mordor, while vile sorcerer Saruman (Christopher Lee) and his odious Orcs conduct war against Middle Earth's populace. Elsewhere, Pippin (Billy Boyd) and Merry (Dominic Monaghan) find some new allies. The film's sterling ensemble cast also includes Viggo Mortensen and Ian McKellen.

a.k.a. Il Signore degli Anelli - Le due Torri
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A Night to Remember (1958)

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A Night to Remember - 1998-05-20 -

The Titanic's dramatic final hours are depicted in this film version of Walters Lord's book. On its maiden voyage, the ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912, taking the lives of 1,513 passengers. The vessel's tragic sinking is accurately recounted and filmed in real time; it's only 37 minutes shorter than the real-life event. A documentary on the making of the movie and commentary by Titanic experts are included.

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Giant (1956)

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Giant 2013-11-05 2003-06-10 2012-10-01
2013-01-01

In Oscar-winning director George Stevens's sprawling epic, Texas cattleman Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) journeys to Virginia in the early 1920s, falls in love with aristocratic, independent-minded Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor) and takes her back to his ranch -- setting the stage for an intergenerational saga that spans decades. James Dean (in his last film appearance) co-stars as sulking, nouveau riche Jett Rink -- the root of Bick's worries.

a.k.a. Géant
Giganten
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Fiddler on the Roof 2014-01-07 1998-06-30 -

Director Norman Jewison chronicles the trials of Jewish peasant Tevye, the humble father of three strong-willed daughters and husband to oft-objecting wife Golde in pre-revolutionary Russia.

a.k.a. Un violon sur le toit
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Richard III (1955)

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Richard III - 2004-02-24 -

Laurence Olivier stars as England's storied ruling monarch in one of Shakespeare's greatest historical drama. In a Machiavellian masterstroke, Richard III plays relatives against each other and ascends to the throne amid the War of the Roses. But things start to go bad when he murders two young princes he'd imprisoned in the infamous Tower of London. Cedric Hardwicke, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson co-star.

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The Ten Commandments (1956)

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The Ten Commandments - 1999-03-30 -

The story of Moses comes to life in director Cecil B. DeMille's gigantic retelling. As the Egyptian prince turned Prophet of the Jews, Charlton Heston is Biblical fury incarnate, memorably smashing God's stone tablets in the face of his golden calf-worshipping followers. Yul Brynner is the caustic Pharaoh Rameses, who pursues Moses' followers at his own peril.

a.k.a. Die zehn Gebote
Les Dix Commandements
Los Diez Mandamientos
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Glory (1989)

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Glory 2009-06-02 1998-01-20 -

Loosely based on the letters of Union commander Col. Robert G. Shaw, this Academy Award-winning drama follows the first group of African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War -- and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.

a.k.a. Glory: Uomini si gloria
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The Last Emperor (1987)

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The Last Emperor 2009-01-06 2008-02-26 2012-03-10

Recounting the last years of China's Ching Dynasty through flashbacks and flash-forwards, this Oscar-winning epic charts the life of Pu Yi (John Lone) -- who ascended the throne at age 3 -- from coddled aristocrat to enlightened insurgent to ordinary citizen. Co-starring Peter O'Toole as Pu Yi's Scottish tutor and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, the lavish drama collected nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

a.k.a. Le Dernier empereur
L'ultimo imperatore
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Titanic (1997)

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Titanic - - 2014-04-01
Titanic 2012-09-10 2012-09-10 -

Elizabeth (1998)

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Elizabeth 2010-04-27 1999-05-25 2011-11-25
2012-02-29

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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Doctor Zhivago 2010-05-04 2001-11-06 2012-01-01
2012-07-01

A young physician (Omar Sharif) and his beautiful mistress (Julie Christie) get swept up in the danger and drama of the Bolshevik Revolution in this Oscar-winning epic based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Boris Pasternak. The film earned five Academy Awards in all, including statues for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Score and Best Screenplay. Alec Guinness and Rod Steiger co-star.

a.k.a. Doktor Schiwago
Il dottor Živago
Le Docteur Jivago
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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

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How Green Was My Valley - 2000-03-07 -

Recounted via the memories of the Morgan family's youngest son (Roddy McDowall), director John Ford's gentle masterpiece (which won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director) chronicles 50 years in the lives of a close-knit clan of Welsh coal miners. As the years pass, the Morgans try to survive unionization, a lengthy strike and a mining accident; meanwhile, their hometown and its venerable traditions slowly disintegrate.

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Spartacus (1960)

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Spartacus 2010-05-25 1998-03-31 -

Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-mighty Rome. This film has everything, including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance from Peter Ustinov as the cowardly owner of a gladiator school. Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis co-star.

a.k.a. Espartaco
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The Birth of a Nation (1915)

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The Birth of a Nation - 1998-11-24 2013-08-10

This controversial silent drama recounts the genesis and aftermath of the U.S. Civil War, particularly the ascent of the Ku Klux Klan.

a.k.a. The Clansman
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