Description:An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
, Alec Guinness
, Anthony Quinn
, Jack Hawkins
Tags:National Film RegistryViolenceWorld War OneBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineBritish MilitaryAfiInsanityPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
, Candice Bergen
, Edward Fox
, John Gielgud
Tags:ViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoCult FilmBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelinePolice BrutalityRacismPolitics
Languages:English | German | Dutch | Polish | Latin
Description: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.
, Marlies van Alcmaer
, Erik van 't Wout
, Wolfgang Preiss
Tags:War CrimeViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoCult FilmBased On NovelBritish MilitaryU.S. ArmyMartial ArtsMixed Martial Arts
Description:General Clive Candy lives through four decades of war and peace - from the Boer War to World War II - trying to stay true to his belief that "right will always defeat might" and trying to stay relevant while the world changes irrevocably around him.
, Emeric Pressburger
, Neville Mapp
, Vincent Holman
, Roger Livesey
Tags:Concentration CampWorld War TwoWorld War OneFamily RelationshipsFriendship
Description:After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW 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.
Description:A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Director:J. Lee Thompson
, David Niven
, Anthony Quinn
, Stanley Baker
Description:World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.
Director:Brian G. Hutton
, Clint Eastwood
, Mary Ure
, Patrick Wymark
Tags:ViolenceSurprise EndingTough GuyWorld War TwoBased On NovelPrisoner Of WarRescue MissionMartial Arts
Description:The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
, Emilia Fox
, Michal Zebrowski
, Ed Stoppard
Tags:War CrimeSurvivalViolenceNazi OccupationWorld War TwoBased On True StoryPolice BrutalityPrisoner Of WarMotivationalHolocaust
Description:King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas à Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.
, Peter O'Toole
, John Gielgud
, Gino Cervi
Tags:Friendship Between MenNonlinear TimelineBased On PlayBetrayalFriendship
Description:Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
, Eva Green
, Mads Mikkelsen
, Judi Dench
Tags:Plot TwistViolenceTough GuyAction HeroCult FilmBased On NovelMartial ArtsBlockbuster
20. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)
Release Date:31 May 2004
Description:It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Description:The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries.
, Patrick Magee
, Michael Bates
, Warren Clarke
Tags:Black ComedyComing Of AgeBased On BookViolenceWorld War TwoCult FilmPolice BrutalityDystopiaFamily RelationshipsSatireRevengeBetrayalInsanityFriendshipPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Description:Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.
, Guy Pearce
, Richard Harris
, James Frain
Tags:1800SBased On NovelPrison EscapeRevengeMartial ArtsBetrayalFriendship
Description:A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
, Michael Caine
, Christopher Plummer
, Saeed Jaffrey
Description:The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
, Colin Firth
, Mark Strong
, Jonno Davies
Tags:Black ComedyViolenceTough GuyAction HeroOne Against ManyCult FilmMarvel ComicsRevengeMixed Martial ArtsBetrayalBased On Comic Book
Description:Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Description:A wartime drama about the 1920’s Irish revolution against the British. The Irish medical student Damian is about to start his new job in London as he is witness to the mercenary atrocities of the British and decides to join his brother in the resistance group I.R.A to fight for Irish independence.
Description:Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Description:During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
, Gary Oldman
, Ben Mendelsohn
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags:World War TwoBased On True StoryPoliticsBased On Real PersonPeriod Piece
Description:This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
, Geoffrey Rush
, Christopher Eccleston
, Joseph Fiennes
Tags:Female ProtagonistRise To PowerFamily RelationshipsBetrayalPolitics
Description:At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
, Rachel McAdams
, Bill Nighy
, Lydia Wilson
Tags:Black ComedyComing Of AgeTime TravelFamily RelationshipsChristmasTime LoopFriendshipVoice Over Narration