Top Classic Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Godfather on DVD The Godfather
Synopsis
When organized-crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge in this Oscar-winning epic.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Abe Vigoda, Richard Castellano, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Gianni Russo, Al Lettieri
Director
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Mobster, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Casablanca on DVD Casablanca
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II ... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart -- to walk through that door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, she and her fugitive husband (Paul Henreid) can escape to America. But the spark that brought the lovers together still burns brightly.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Madeleine LeBeau, Dooley Wilson
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Tearjerkers
Rent Taxi Driver on DVD Taxi Driver
Synopsis
After a cute political campaign worker spurns him, an unhinged New York City cabbie decides to assassinate her candidate. Meanwhile, he tries to protect a child prostitute from a smooth-talking pimp in this gripping tale of urban decay and insanity.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Murray Moston, Richard Higgs, Victor Argo, Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Psychological Thrillers
Rent To Kill a Mockingbird on DVD To Kill a Mockingbird
Synopsis
Southern comforts abound in this big-screen adaptation of Harper Lee's novel as lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, in an Oscar-winning role) defends an innocent black man (Brock Peters) against rape charges but ends up in a maelstrom of hate and prejudice. Meanwhile, with help from a friend (John Megna), Finch's children, Jem (Phillip Alford) and Scout (Mary Badham), set their sights on making contact with a reclusive neighbor (Robert Duvall).
Cast
Cast
Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall, John Megna, Alice Ghostley, Frank Overton, Brock Peters, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Estelle Evans
Director
Director
Robert Mulligan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Courtroom Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Citizen Kane on DVD Citizen Kane
Synopsis
Still considered one of the greatest films ever made, Orson Welles's complex and technically stunning film chronicles newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane's rise from poverty to become one of America's most influential men.
Cast
Cast
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris, Fortunio Bonanova
Director
Director
Orson Welles
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Epics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on DVD One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Synopsis
While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Ratched. Milos Forman's masterpiece won all five major Oscars.
Cast
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif, Sydney Lassick, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Director
Director
Milos Forman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Medical Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Godfather: Part II on DVD The Godfather: Part II
Synopsis
The Corleone family roots are explored, tracing Don Vito's journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. In a parallel story, his grown son Michael extends operations to Cuba and contends with more betrayal and murder.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gazzo, G.D. Spradlin, Richard Bright, Gastone Moschin, Bruno Kirby, Danny Aiello
Director
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Mobster, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Chinatown on DVD Chinatown
Synopsis
With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski's complex neonoir classic.
Cast
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Darrell Zwerling, Diane Ladd, Roy Jenson, Roman Polanski, Richard Bakalyan
Director
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Film Noir, Mystery, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Gandhi on DVD Gandhi
Synopsis
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.
Cast
Cast
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Athol Fugard, Günther Maria Halmer, Saeed Jaffrey, Geraldine James, Alyque Padamsee, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Rohini Hattangadi, Daniel Day-Lewis, John Ratzenberger, Richard Griffiths
Director
Director
Richard Attenborough
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Epics, Political Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Classic Dramas, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Lawrence of Arabia on DVD Lawrence of Arabia
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Wolfit, I.S. Johar, Gamil Ratib, Michel Ray, John Dimech, Zia Mohyeddin
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Epics, Classic Dramas, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Biographies, United Kingdom
Rent The Sound of Music on DVD The Sound of Music
Synopsis
In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them -- and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian locations to transform the popular stage musical into a cinema classic in which the hills truly seemed to come alive.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies-Urich, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Show Tunes
Rent Gone with the Wind on DVD Gone with the Wind
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Ward Bond
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Deliverance on DVD Deliverance
Synopsis
Four city-dwelling friends take a canoeing trip down a Georgia river, but what starts out as a lighthearted adventure becomes a voyage into the heart of darkness when redneck locals descend on the group and force them to kill or be killed.
Cast
Cast
Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Ed Ramey, Billy Redden, Seamon Glass, Randall Deal
Director
Director
John Boorman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Adventures, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on DVD Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Synopsis
Legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid display their gifts for perfect comedic timing as they pull off heist after heist. To evade a posse, the boys flee to Bolivia, but trouble finds the charming pair of desperadoes wherever they go.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars, Donnelly Rhodes
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Midnight Cowboy on DVD Midnight Cowboy
Synopsis
To earn cash as a freelance sex stud and work toward his dream of becoming a kept man, hayseed hustler Joe Buck heads to New York City, where an improbable friendship blossoms when he meets seedy con man Ratso Rizzo.
Cast
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes, Ruth White, Jennifer Salt, Bob Balaban
Director
Director
John Schlesinger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent 12 Angry Men on DVD 12 Angry Men
Synopsis
Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case. Sidney Lumet (Network) made his directorial debut with this Oscar-nominated drama that illuminates all the petty impediments on the path to justice.
Cast
Cast
Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Classics, Courtroom Dramas, Classic Dramas, The Criterion Collection
Rent On the Waterfront on DVD On the Waterfront
Synopsis
Winner of eight Oscars, director Elia Kazan's classic morality tale stars Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, a has-been boxer who experiences a crisis of conscience while working for mobbed-up union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). Terry turns a blind eye when Friendly's thugs kill a fellow dockworker to keep him from testifying in a corruption case, but he has second thoughts when the victim's sister (Eva Marie Saint) urges him to take a stand.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Ben Wagner
Director
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas
Rent A Streetcar Named Desire on DVD A Streetcar Named Desire
Synopsis
After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter). Instead, she goes toe-to-toe with Stella's brute of a husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando). Leigh, Hunter and Karl Malden all took home Oscars for their work in this sizzling adaptation of Tennessee Williams's classic rumination on carnal attraction and faded gentility.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis, Peg Hillias
Director
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Bridge on the River Kwai on DVD The Bridge on the River Kwai
Synopsis
Director David Lean's sweeping epic -- best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary -- is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise.
Cast
Cast
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, André Morell , Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Cool Hand Luke on DVD Cool Hand Luke
Synopsis
"What we have here is a failure to communicate." Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a man who likes to do things his own way, which leads to a world of hurt when he ends up in a Southern prison camp -- and on the wrong side of its warden (Strother Martin). George Kennedy copped an Oscar as a fellow prisoner who tries to break Luke and later comes to revere him. The cast also includes a young Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton and Joe Don Baker.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Joe Don Baker, James Gammon, Wayne Rogers
Director
Director
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Bicycle Thief on DVD The Bicycle Thief
Synopsis
Poverty-stricken Antonio needs his bicycle to do his new job. But the same day he buys it back from a pawnshop, someone steals it, prompting him to search the city in vain with his young son.
Cast
Cast
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Michele Sakara, Emma Druetti, Fausto Guerzoni
Director
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, Italy, The Criterion Collection
Rent Roman Holiday on DVD Roman Holiday
Synopsis
Princess Ann leaves her guardians, and while in Rome, she's taken under the wing of tabloid writer Joe and his photographer sidekick. She thinks the boys don't know who she really is, but they're onto her -- and sense a sensational story.
Cast
Cast
Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli, Paola Borboni, Alfredo Rizzo
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Comedies
Rent Doctor Zhivago on DVD Doctor Zhivago
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Géraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Jeffrey Rockland
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, Classic Dramas, Epics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent The Maltese Falcon on DVD The Maltese Falcon
Synopsis
Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner (Jerome Cowan) takes the case -- but he winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's subsequent hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double-crossing, as a trio of criminals searches for a priceless statue known as the Maltese Falcon.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr., James Burke, Murray Alper, John Hamilton
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Film Noir, Classic Dramas, Classic Thrillers, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Das Boot: Director's Cut on DVD Das Boot: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Nominated for six Oscars, this edge-of-your-seat dramatic triumph follows the trials of a German U-boat crew during World War II. Upon its restored re-release in 1997, an hour was added to the original film, which further augmented its impact. It also played as a six-hour German miniseries. In all its forms, the realistic and gripping battle scenes and palpable human struggle make Das Boot a critical hit.
Cast
Cast
Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann, Herbert Gronemeyer, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Jan Fedder, Ralf Richter, Joachim Bernhard, Oliver Stritzel
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Classic Dramas, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent It's a Wonderful Life on DVD It's a Wonderful Life
Synopsis
It's a wonderful film. Frank Capra's inverted take on A Christmas Carol stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would've been like had he never been born.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Mary Treen, Argentina Brunetti, Sheldon Leonard, Charles Lane
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Family Classics, Winter Holidays, Christmas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Fiddler on the Roof on DVD Fiddler on the Roof
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Michael Glaser, Ray Lovelock
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Judaica, Musicals, Period Pieces
Rent Sunset Boulevard on DVD Sunset Boulevard
Synopsis
Running from debt collectors, screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of former silent-film star Norma Desmond. As he begins penning a comeback screenplay for her, their professional relationship evolves into something more.
Cast
Cast
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Film Noir, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Easy Rider on DVD Easy Rider
Synopsis
With cash from a cocaine sale, two freewheeling hippies hop on their motorcycles and ride across America toward New Orleans, clashing with rednecks and picking up a boozy lawyer along the way in this counterculture classic.
Cast
Cast
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector, Mac Mashourian, Warren Finnerty, Tita Colorado, Robert Walker Jr., Toni Basil, Karen Black
Director
Director
Dennis Hopper
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Indie Classics
Rent A Room with a View on DVD A Room with a View
Synopsis
In this adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel, Lucy travels to Florence with her chaperone in tow. There, she falls for a fellow countryman's moody son. But like any proper Englishwoman of that era, she must fight her feelings, and it's a losing battle.
Cast
Cast
Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliott, Rupert Graves, Simon Callow
Director
Director
James Ivory
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Classic Dramas, The Criterion Collection
Rent La Dolce Vita on DVD La Dolce Vita
Synopsis
Marcello, a gossip writer, finds himself among the fleeting excesses and decadence of life and sex. He sleeps with Maddalena, his fiancée is suicidal, and his intellectual friend may not be who he thinks he is.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux, Magali Noel, Alain Cuny, Annibale Ninchi, Walter Santesso
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Italy
Rent The Manchurian Candidate on DVD The Manchurian Candidate
Synopsis
Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by the communist Chinese. With one phone call, the Reds can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) can stop them first. Some thrillers remain as suspenseful -- and timely -- as when they were first released, and this classic from director John Frankenheimer is one of the best.
Cast
Cast
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver
Director
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Political Dramas, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent A Man for All Seasons on DVD A Man for All Seasons
Synopsis
When Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) seeks approval from the English aristocracy to divorce his wife and marry commoner Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) finds himself caught between a murderous king and the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Richly crafted with a fine supporting cast, director Fred Zinnemann's period drama swept the 1966 Oscars, winning six golden statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Cast
Cast
Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave
Director
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent The Way We Were on DVD The Way We Were
Synopsis
Sociopolitical opposites attract in director Sydney Pollack's wistful, Oscar-winning tearjerker about an outspoken political crusader named Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) who finds herself drawn to glib golden boy Hubbell Gardner (Robert Redford). Despite their differences, the improbable couple eventually ties the knot, but a move to Tinseltown and the firestorm surrounding the 1950s blacklist unravel the marriage.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Murray Hamilton, Viveca Lindfors, Lois Chiles, Herb Edelman, Patrick O'Neal, Susan Blakely, James Woods
Director
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas
Rent The Great Escape on DVD The Great Escape
Synopsis
Based on a true story, this tension-filled epic adventure centers on an audacious plan by Allied officers who've escaped their Nazi captors time and again to stage a massive breakout, this time from an ostensibly escape-proof German prison camp.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson
Director
Director
John Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Military & War Dramas, Classic Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Mission on DVD The Mission
Synopsis
In the 18th century, a Jesuit missionary establishes a church in the hostile jungles of Brazil, but finds his work converting the indigenous Indians threatened by his superiors. Meanwhile, a slave hunter converts and joins the Father on his mission.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Liam Neeson, Ronald Pickup, Chuck Low, Bercelio Moya
Director
Director
Roland Joffé
Genres
Genres
Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Classic Dramas
Rent The Treasure of the Sierra Madre on DVD The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Synopsis
Wrapped in a classic tale of adventure, this Academy Award winner helmed by John Huston follows a trio of gold prospectors who set out to strike it rich and agree to split the take until paranoia and greed consumes one of them. Delivering superb performances as the three miners are Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston, who copped a Best Supporting Actor Oscar while son John scored statuettes for his direction and screenplay.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Arturo Soto Rangel, Manuel Donde, Jose Torvay, Margarito Luna
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Classic Dramas, Adventures
Rent All About Eve on DVD All About Eve
Synopsis
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders).
Cast
Cast
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Walter Hampden
Director
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Anatomy of a Murder on DVD Anatomy of a Murder
Synopsis
Nominated for seven Oscars, this legal thriller profiles the attempts of country lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart) to exonerate Frederick Manion (Ben Gazzara), who's charged with a local barkeep's murder but claims the victim raped his wife (Lee Remick). Employing a temporary insanity defense, Biegler tries to outmaneuver slick celebrity prosecutor Claude Dancer (George C. Scott) but discovers there's more to the case than meets the eye.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton
Director
Director
Otto Preminger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Thrillers, Courtroom Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Grapes of Wrath on DVD The Grapes of Wrath
Synopsis
Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel.
Cast
Cast
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Doris Bowden, Russell Simpson, O.Z. Whitehead, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan, Zeffie Tilbury
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Jeremiah Johnson on DVD Jeremiah Johnson
Synopsis
In a quiet performance (he speaks perhaps 30 lines of dialogue in the whole film), loner Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) seeks isolation in the mountains, but he's forced to battle nature's inconstancy and nearly every American Indian in the vicinity to survive. Redford persuaded director Sydney Pollack to film in Utah, ensuring that the movie -- based on Vardis Fisher's novel -- would have a breathtaking backdrop.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Will Geer, Stefan Gierasch, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee, Joaquin Martinez, Danny Bonaduce, Allyn Ann McLerie, Charles Tyner
Director
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Westerns, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on DVD Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Synopsis
When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings -- qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who helps him navigate his way through Congress, in this Academy Award-winning classic from director Frank Capra.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Harry Carey Sr.
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Political Dramas
Rent The Lion in Winter on DVD The Lion in Winter
Synopsis
In this stylish costume drama, England's King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his dysfunctional family gather on Christmas Eve to decide who will inherit the throne. What ensues is a bitter battle of wills that strains every family bond of love and trust. Henry fancies youngest son John (Nigel Terry), but his iron-willed spouse (Katharine Hepburn) thinks the crown should go to eldest son Richard the Lionhearted (Anthony Hopkins, in his film debut).
Cast
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle, Nigel Terry, Timothy Dalton, Jane Merrow, Nigel Stock, Kenneth Ives, O.Z. Whitehead, Fran Stafford, Ella More, Kenneth Griffith, Henry Woolf, Karol Hagar, Mark Griffith
Director
Director
Anthony Harvey
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Dog Day Afternoon on DVD Dog Day Afternoon
Synopsis
To get money for his gay lover's sex-change operation, Sonny (Al Pacino) -- who's married with kids -- teams up with Sal (John Cazale) to rob a New York bank on a scorching-hot summer day. The stickup goes awry when the press gets wind of the circus sideshow-esque story. Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning and James Broderick co-star in this classic Sidney Lumet-directed film based on an actual event from the 1970s.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, Penelope Allen, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Carol Kane, Lance Henriksen
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Classics, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Classic Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Serpico on DVD Serpico
Synopsis
Undercover cop Frank Serpico is an honest man who is threatened and wounded for refusing to take part in corruption. Based on a real-life story, this engrossing biopic is a testament to one man's effort to reform the New York City Police Department.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Barbara Eda-Young, Cornelia Sharpe, Tony Roberts, Norman Ornellas, M. Emmet Walsh, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Biographies, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent From Here to Eternity on DVD From Here to Eternity
Synopsis
This gripping adaptation of James Jones's novel about Army life in Hawaii in the idyllic days just before Dec. 7, 1941, follows the stories of three soldiers and the women who love them.
Cast
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Philip Ober, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden, Claude Akins, Willis Bouchey, John L. Cason, James Jones, George Reeves, Joseph Sargent, Robert J. Wilke, Jean Willes, Carleton Young
Director
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Classic War Stories, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Last Tango in Paris on DVD Last Tango in Paris
Synopsis
An American expatriate living in Paris is still reeling from his estranged wife's suicide. While searching for an apartment, he encounters an equally despondent Frenchwoman, and the couple embarks on an anonymous, no-strings-attached sexual liaison.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Massimo Girotti, Gitt Magrini, Catherine Allégret, Luce Marquand, Marie-Hélène Breillat
Director
Director
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Steamy Romance, Foreign Steamy Romance, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, French Language, France
Rent 8 1/2 on DVD 8 1/2
Synopsis
Dog-tired movie director Guido Anselmi retreats to thoughts of yesteryear when his producers, his wife and his mistress all pressure him to start making another movie in director Federico Fellini's rumination on the joys and rigors of filmmaking.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Rossella Falk, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele, Caterina Boratto, Edra Gale, Guido Alberti
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, The Criterion Collection
Rent Double Indemnity on DVD Double Indemnity
Synopsis
Smitten insurance man Walter Neff plots the perfect murder with femme fatale client Phyllis Dietrichson: staging her husband's "accidental" death to collect double indemnity on his life insurance and absconding with the loot.
Cast
Cast
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Film Noir, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas
Rent Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on DVD Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Synopsis
On a serene New England campus, emasculated professor George (Richard Burton) and his rancorous wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor), turn an evening of cocktails into an unrelenting onslaught of wrenching disclosures and bellowed epithets. Soon, the couple's guests -- junior professor Nick (George Segal) and his wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis) -- get sucked into the vortex of the warring duo's unbounded fury. Taylor nabbed an Oscar for her role.
Cast
Cast
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Strangers on a Train on DVD Strangers on a Train
Synopsis
When Bruno meets tennis star Guy aboard a train, he confesses he wants his rich father dead, prompting Guy to reveal that he wants to divorce his shrewish wife -- so Bruno suggests that they "trade" murders in this Alfred Hitchcock classic.
Cast
Cast
Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Kasey Rogers, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Howard St. John, John Brown, Norma Varden, Robert Gist
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Suspense, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Shadow of a Doubt on DVD Shadow of a Doubt
Synopsis
In trademark style, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock directs this taut and chilling tale about Charlie (Teresa Wright), a small-town girl consumed with finding out whether her unhinged Uncle (Joseph Cotten) is a serial killer or not. The arrival of detectives and a suspicious neighbor (Hume Cronyn) only increase Charlie's paranoia. But tension builds as she draws closer to the truth, culminating in a nail-biting scene aboard a speeding train.
Cast
Cast
Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Hume Cronyn, Wallace Ford, Edna May Wonacott, Charles Bates, Irving Bacon
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Thrillers, Film Noir
Rent The Best Years of Our Lives on DVD The Best Years of Our Lives
Synopsis
Winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this classic drama follows three World War II veterans -- Homer, Al and Fred, as they return to small-town America and try to come to terms with their experiences.
Cast
Cast
Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Steve Cochran
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romance Classics
Rent Bonnie and Clyde on DVD Bonnie and Clyde
Synopsis
Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered the mold when it came to crime pictures, layering comedy onto mayhem and youthful criminality. Gene Wilder makes his big-screen debut.
Cast
Cast
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Evans Evans, Gene Wilder
Director
Director
Arthur Penn
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Crime Dramas, Biographies, Classic Dramas, Heist Films
Rent The Last Picture Show on DVD The Last Picture Show
Synopsis
There's not much to do in the windswept Texas hamlet of Anarene, where the town's only cinema is about to close forever. So high schoolers Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges) lust after incorrigible flirt Jacy Farrow (Cybill Shepherd) while trying to chart their uncertain futures. When Duane heads for Korea after joining the service and Jacy gets shipped off to college, Sonny is left behind in a veritable ghost town.
Cast
Cast
Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms, Sharon Ullrick, Randy Quaid
Director
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Rocky on DVD Rocky
Synopsis
When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed announces he'll give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
Cast
Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Jimmy Gambina, Jodi Letizia, Tony Burton
Director
Director
John G. Avildsen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Classic Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Boxing, Blockbusters
Rent Ben-Hur on DVD Ben-Hur
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Faith & Spirituality, Classic Dramas, Epics, Religious & Mythic Epics, Action Classics, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Lolita on DVD Lolita
Synopsis
Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is uncontrollably attracted to jailbait teen Lolita (Sue Lyon) and knows no good can come of his pursuit. But, driven by passion and desire, he continues his dangerous seduction -- despite overwhelming reasons to stop. Peter Sellers co-stars as Humbert's nemesis, Clare Quilty, in director Stanley Kubrick's artful adaptation of the controversial novel by Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov.
Cast
Cast
Peter Sellers, James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell, Jerry Stovin, Diana Decker, Lois Maxwell, Cec Linder, Roberta Shore
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent To Have and Have Not on DVD To Have and Have Not
Synopsis
Dynamic duo William Faulkner and Jules Furthman scripted this Howard Hawks classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (who, rumor has it, fell in love on the set) that's supposedly based on an Ernest Hemingway tome. Bogie is Harry Morgan, a charter boat owner who falls for Bacall's seductive petty thief, Marie Browning. Can't-miss scenes include the now-legendary "You know how to whistle, don't you?" exchange between Bogie and Bacall.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Romantic Dramas
Rent Cabaret on DVD Cabaret
Synopsis
A British scribe (Michael York) and his comrades -- including a flamboyant American nightclub entertainer named Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) -- chronicle the debauchery and turbulence of prewar Berlin in director Bob Fosse's big-screen adaptation of a musical classic. Existing in a morally ambiguous void, the characters doggedly maintain their facades as the world outside the cabaret gears for war.
Cast
Cast
Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Helen Vita, Sigrid von Richthofen, Gerd Vespermann
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Witness for the Prosecution on DVD Witness for the Prosecution
Synopsis
Based on an Agatha Christie play, this Oscar-nominated mystery directed and co-written by Billy Wilder concerns an esteemed and aging lawyer. On the eve of retiring, he takes on the defense of an alleged murderer accused of killing a wealthy widow.
Cast
Cast
Billy Wilder, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Courtroom Dramas, Classic Dramas, Mystery, Crime Dramas
Rent Anne of the Thousand Days on DVD Anne of the Thousand Days
Synopsis
When King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) decides to divorce his first wife, Katherine of Aragon (Irene Papas), and marry the beautiful Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), he ignites religious and political drama that stretches from London all the way to Rome. This acclaimed film (which won an Oscar for Costume Design) focuses on the woman at the center of the affair to tell the story of one of the most dramatic chapters in English royal history.
Cast
Cast
Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Peter Jeffrey, Joseph O'Conor
Director
Director
Charles Jarrott
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, Political Dramas, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent Rebel Without a Cause: Special Edition on DVD Rebel Without a Cause: Special Edition
Synopsis
When Jim Stark (James Dean) arrives in a new town with his troubled past firmly in tow, he quickly falls for the girl next door (Natalie Wood) and befriends the vulnerable Plato (Sal Mineo), forming a surrogate family fueled by alienation. From a deadly game of chicken to the spectacular climax at Los Angeles's Griffith Park Observatory, director Nicholas Ray's Oscar-nominated portrait of teen angst provided a jolt to 1950s America.
Cast
Cast
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Edward Platt, Marietta Canty, Virginia Brissac, Ian Wolfe
Director
Director
Nicholas Ray
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics
Rent Kramer vs. Kramer on DVD Kramer vs. Kramer
Synopsis
Ted (Dustin Hoffman) is a career-driven yuppie -- until he finds out his dissatisfied wife (Meryl Streep) is leaving him and their 6-year-old son. But just as Ted begins to love being a full-time parent, his wife reappears to reclaim the boy. Poignant and beautifully acted, this cinematic tearjerker swept the 1979 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Hoffman and Streep in addition to Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay honors.
Cast
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Joe Seneca, Bill Moor, Howland Chamberlain
Director
Director
Robert Benton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Courtroom Dramas, Tearjerkers, Blockbusters
Rent In the Heat of the Night on DVD In the Heat of the Night
Synopsis
Black Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs helps a redneck Southern sheriff solve a murder in this riveting study in racism that still strikes a chord. Rod Steiger won a Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the put-upon lawman who comes to respect Tibbs.
Cast
Cast
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Peter Whitney, Kermit Murdock, Larry D. Mann, Matt Clark
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Mystery, Social Issue Dramas, Classic Thrillers
Rent The Hustler on DVD The Hustler
Synopsis
Paul Newman scores as pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, who tours the country hustling games -- even challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats -- in this brooding drama that explores the synergies between good and evil, love and desperation.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch
Director
Director
Robert Rossen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Gambling Dramas, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Great Gatsby on DVD The Great Gatsby
Synopsis
Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby is obsessed with Daisy Buchanan in this 1974 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Beyond Gatsby's grasp, Daisy is married to unfaithful Tom, making for a love triangle that ends with broken hearts.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, Edward Herrmann
Director
Director
Jack Clayton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Romance Classics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on DVD Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Synopsis
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as wealthy Californians who consider themselves progressive until their only daughter (Katharine Houghton) brings home her African American fiancé (Sidney Poitier) in this snapshot of race relations in the late 1960s. The film earned two Academy Awards (for Hepburn's performance and William Rose's screenplay) and eight other nominations. Stanley Kramer directs.
Cast
Cast
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Isabel Sanford, Roy Glenn, Virginia Christine
Director
Director
Stanley Kramer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Romance Classics, African-American Dramas
Rent Mean Streets on DVD Mean Streets
Synopsis
In director Martin Scorsese's look at New York City's Little Italy, a small-time hood deals with the pressures of working his way up the ranks of a local mob, while coping with his family's disapproval of his epileptic girlfriend.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Danova, Victor Argo, George Memmoli
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Classics
Rent The Ten Commandments on DVD The Ten Commandments
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Douglass Dumbrille
Director
Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Genres
Genres
Classics, Faith & Spirituality, Classic Dramas, Epics, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Becket on DVD Becket
Synopsis
When King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) names his former drinking partner Thomas à Becket (Richard Burton) the new Archbishop of Canterbury, he counts on his friend's unbending loyalty when it comes to religious matters. But he doesn't expect Becket to take his job so seriously. O'Toole, Burton and co-star John Gielgud turn in a trio of Oscar-nominated performances in this critically acclaimed drama rooted deep in English history.
Cast
Cast
Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Siân Phillips, Felix Aylmer, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa, David Weston
Director
Director
Peter Glenville
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Biographies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Badlands on DVD Badlands
Synopsis
Young garbageman Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen) and his girlfriend, Holly (Sissy Spacek), kill Holly's father in South Dakota and hit the road on the run from the law. Writer-director Terrence Malick's script (for his feature film debut), based on real murders committed by a couple in 1958, does not judge its characters as they make their way to the Badlands of Montana, leaving a trail of senseless and random murders in their wake.
Cast
Cast
Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Alan Vint, Gary Littlejohn, John Carter, Bryan Montgomery
Director
Director
Terrence Malick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Classics, Period Pieces
Rent East of Eden: Special Edition on DVD East of Eden: Special Edition
Synopsis
Set in California's Salinas Valley, Elia Kazan's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel centers on Cal Trask (James Dean), the black sheep son of a stern farmer(Raymond Massey). Tired of being compared to his perfect brother, troublemaker Cal tries in vain to please his father. The two finally face off when Cal confronts his dad with the truth about his allegedly dead mother. Julie Harris, Jo Van Fleet and Burl Ives co-star.
Cast
Cast
Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Dekker, Lois Smith, Harold Gordon, Nick Dennis
Director
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Quiet Man on DVD The Quiet Man
Synopsis
John Wayne hangs up his spurs to star as bachelor ex-boxer Sean Thornton in this endearing classic. Back in his native Ireland, the Duke's thoughts turn to domestic tranquility after courting the lovely Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara). But her brother (Victor McLaglen) may need to have some common sense knocked into him -- literally -- before the deal is done. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Director (John Ford).
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics
Rent Inherit the Wind on DVD Inherit the Wind
Synopsis
Spencer Tracy (in an Oscar-nominated role) and Fredric March square off as opposing attorneys Henry Drummond and Matthew Harrison Brady, respectively, in this blistering courtroom drama about the famed 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial," in which a Tennessee teacher was taken to task for teaching Darwinism in the classroom. The film also earned Oscar nods for its editing, screenplay and cinematography. Gene Kelly co-stars as a newspaper reporter.
Cast
Cast
Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Fredric March, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Elliott Reid
Director
Director
Stanley Kramer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Courtroom Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Barry Lyndon on DVD Barry Lyndon
Synopsis
Based on William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, this gorgeously painted tale yields a slow-moving portrait of a young Irishman (Ryan O'Neal) who moves up the social ladder through soldiering, spying and a marriage to a wealthy countess (Marisa Berenson). Although this Stanley Kubrick-directed film was a box office flop, it was eventually recognized as a masterpiece, winning four Academy Awards (including Best Cinematography).
Cast
Cast
Marisa Berenson, Diana Koerner, Hardy Kruger, Patrick Magee, Ryan O'Neal, Leon Vitali
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Regions
Rent Network on DVD Network
Synopsis
When a network news anchor loses his mind on the air, his outrageous rants reach viewers at home, boost the ratings and intrigue a pair of cutthroat network executives in this Oscar-winning masterpiece that predicted today's rash of trash television.
Cast
Cast
Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight, Jordan Charney, Lane Smith
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Wild Strawberries on DVD Wild Strawberries
Synopsis
Aging physician Isak Borg, begins to reflect on his life while en route to to receive an honorary degree. Along the way, a string of encounters causes him to experience hallucinations that expose his darkest fears, and he realizes that the choices he's made have rendered a life devoid of meaning.
Cast
Cast
Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jullan Kindahl, Folke Sundquist, Bjorn Bjelfvenstam, Max von Sydow
Director
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Scandinavia, Swedish Language
Rent Judgment at Nuremberg on DVD Judgment at Nuremberg
Synopsis
This Academy Award-winning film by Stanley Kramer stars Spencer Tracy as American judge Dan Haywood, who's chosen to guide a 1948 tribunal that's trying Germans suspected of engaging in atrocities during World War II. Against the backdrop of the Cold War, Haywood must obtain justice in a case with raised stakes and mixed emotions. Maximilian Schell co-stars in an Oscar-lauded performance as defense counsel for the Nazi prisoners.
Cast
Cast
Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Maximilian Schell, Montgomery Clift, William Shatner, Edward Binns, Kenneth MacKenna
Director
Director
Stanley Kramer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Courtroom Dramas, Classic Dramas, Political Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
Rent Key Largo on DVD Key Largo
Synopsis
As a destructive hurricane wreaks havoc outside, Army veteran Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), war-widow Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall) and her invalid father-in-law face a worse storm inside the Temples' tumbledown Florida hotel in Key Largo. Frank merely stopped by to pay his respects to Nora, only to find the hotel commandeered by exiled gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). Will the war-weary Frank step up to fight again?
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Thrillers, Classic Dramas
Rent Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on DVD Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Synopsis
Members of an avaricious Southern clan scramble to curry favor with dying, wealthy patriarch Harvey "Big Daddy" Pollitt (Burl Ives) in this Oscar-nominated adaptation of playwright Tennessee Williams's sizzling stage drama. Paul Newman stars as alcoholic ex-football star Brick Pollitt, whose self-pity and drunken malice jeopardize not only his inheritance, but also his marriage to the seductive Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor).
Cast
Cast
Jack Carson, Larry Gates, Vaughn Taylor, Paul Newman, Madeleine Sherwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives
Director
Director
Richard Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Throne of Blood on DVD Throne of Blood
Synopsis
Director Akira Kurosawa's magnificent rumination on Shakespeare's tragic "Macbeth" is a dark samurai drama set in feudal Japan, in which two soldiers -- Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) -- find themselves lost in a dense forest during a powerful thunderstorm. When they encounter a ghostly old woman who predicts Washizu will soon rise to power, the soldier embarks on a murderously ambitious path and quickly fulfills the prophecy.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Akira Kubo, Takamaru Sasaki, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Naniwa, Kokuten Kodo, Kichijiro Ueda, Eiko Miyoshi
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Japanese Language, Japan
Rent War and Peace on DVD War and Peace
Synopsis
With great attention to detail and historical accuracy, personal stories, love affairs and philosophies are woven throughout this massive, intricate tapestry of Russia during Napoleon's invasion at the turn of the 19th century. A decade of preparation and two years of filming went into the making of this engaging version of Leo Tolstoy's 20th-century masterpiece, an epic drama starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman, Herbert Lom, Oskar Homolka, Anita Ekberg, Helmut Dantine, Tullio Carminati, Barry Jones, Milly Vitale, Wilfrid Lawson, John Mills, Lea Seidl
Director
Director
King Vidor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Epics, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Classic War Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent All Quiet on the Western Front on DVD All Quiet on the Western Front
Synopsis
Teenage German soldiers pass from idealism to despair in this poignant, Oscar-winning depiction of survival on the front lines, adapted from an anti-war novel by Erich Maria Remarque and banned in a number of countries during wartime. Awarded Best Picture in 1930, the film has lost little of its original impact, with brutal imagery and a peaceful message that also earned director Lewis Milestone an Academy Award for Best Director.
Cast
Cast
Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres , John Wray, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis Jr., Walter Rogers, William Bakewell, Slim Summerville
Director
Director
Lewis Milestone
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Nashville on DVD Nashville
Synopsis
Countless characters -- from a bored housewife to a pompously patriotic country singer -- get caught up in a political rally that takes over Nashville in director Robert Altman's sprawling satirical masterpiece about politics and country music.
Cast
Cast
David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Timothy Brown, Keith Carradine, Géraldine Chaplin, Robert DoQui, Shelley Duvall, Allen Garfield, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, David Hayward, Michael Murphy, Allan F. Nicholls, Dave Peel, Cristina Raines, Bert Remsen, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles, Keenan Wynn
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Political Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Saturday Night Fever on DVD Saturday Night Fever
Synopsis
Director John Badham's musical ushered in the disco craze with the character of 19-year-old Tony Manero. By day, Tony's a paint store clerk, but at night, he's a polyester-clad stallion who rules a Brooklyn nightspot with his partner, Stephanie.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Bruce Ornstein, Julie Bovasso, Fran Drescher, Martin Shakar, Sam Coppola
Director
Director
John Badham
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Disco, Blockbusters
Rent Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore on DVD Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Synopsis
Ellen Burstyn won an Oscar playing Alice Hyatt, a destitute widow who must find the strength to go on for her young son (Alfred Lutter) in the face of loneliness and fear, in this classic slice of 1970s cinema from director Martin Scorsese. When the pair lands in Tucson, Ariz., Alice takes a job at a diner and meets a customer (Kris Kristofferson) who helps mend her fractured heart. The film spawned the popular TV sitcom "Alice."
Cast
Cast
Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Valerie Curtin, Lelia Goldoni, Lane Bradbury, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Billy Green Bush, Alfred Lutter
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent In a Lonely Place on DVD In a Lonely Place
Synopsis
Just when Hollywood screenwriter Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) sparks up a romance with his neighbor Laurel (Gloria Grahame), the police begin to suspect him of murdering a former lover. Laurel believes Dixon's innocent, but his alibi doesn't wash with the police. As they continue to pressure Dixon, the lovebirds' relationship suffers -- and after witnessing Dixon's increasing hot-tempered behavior, Laurel suspects the police may be right.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, William Ching, Steven Geray
Director
Director
Nicholas Ray
Genres
Genres
Classics, Film Noir, Classic Dramas, Mystery, The Criterion Collection, Crime Dramas
Rent Exodus on DVD Exodus
Synopsis
Find a comfy seat for this epic (nearly 4-hour) tale about the founding of Israel. Directed by Otto Preminger and starring Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb and Sal Mineo, Exodus is based on the Leon Uris novel of the same name. Israeli resistance fighter Newman attempts to bring 600 European Jews from British-blockaded Cyprus into newly partitioned Palestine after World War II.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, John Derek, Hugh Griffith, Gregory Ratoff, Felix Aylmer, David Opatoshu, Jill Haworth, Alexandra Stewart
Director
Director
Otto Preminger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Action Classics, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Epics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers
Rent Battle of Britain on DVD Battle of Britain
Synopsis
This star-studded epic re-creates the 1940 air battle that took place in the skies over England. Surprised and outgunned, Britain's R.A.F. used determination and guile to fend off a ferocious Nazi Luftwaffe attack in the early days of World War II.
Cast
Cast
Harry Andrews, Trevor Howard, Michael Caine, Curd Jürgens, Ralph Richardson, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth More, Michael Redgrave, Nigel Patrick, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Patrick Wymark, Susannah York, Michael Bates, James Cosmo, Robert Flemyng, Barry Foster, Edward Fox, W.G. Foxley
Director
Director
Guy Hamilton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, United Kingdom
Rent Mildred Pierce on DVD Mildred Pierce
Synopsis
This potent mixture of melodrama and film noir was nominated for six Oscars and features a standout performance by Joan Crawford. When police interrogate restaurateur Mildred Pierce (Crawford) after finding her second husband dead, will her obsession with her selfish oldest daughter Veda (Ann Blyth), cause Mildred to sacrifice herself to protect her child?
Cast
Cast
Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Lee Patrick, Bruce Bennett, Moroni Olsen, Jo Ann Marlowe, Butterfly McQueen
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Film Noir, Crime Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent La Strada: Special Edition on DVD La Strada: Special Edition
Synopsis
In this restored special edition of Italian auteur Federico Fellini's powerful rumination on love and hate, gentle Gelsomina is sold by her mother to a bullying circus performer, only to have a clown win her heart and ignite a doomed love triangle.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani, Marcella Rovere, Livia Venturini
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Italian Language, Italy
Rent How Green Was My Valley on DVD How Green Was My Valley
Synopsis
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.
Cast
Cast
Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, John Loder, Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, Morton Lowry, Arthur Shields
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Epics
Rent City Lights on DVD City Lights
Synopsis
Charlie Chaplin makes the acquaintance of a blind girl who, because she can't see him, believes he is a millionaire. The Little Tramp tries to raise money for the girl to have an eye operation, knowing she'll eventually discover his true identity.
Cast
Cast
Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann
Director
Director
Charles Chaplin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Silent Films, Classic Dramas
Rent To Sir, with Love on DVD To Sir, with Love
Synopsis
Sidney Poitier stars as Mark Thackeray, an engineer by training who reluctantly takes a teaching job in a working-class London high school. His unruly students (played by an impressive group of unknowns) assume they'll easily gain the upper hand. Poitier, of course, has other ideas. Eventually he wins the students over, changing their lives -- and his -- in the process.
Cast
Cast
Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, Ann Bell, Geoffrey Bayldon, Faith Brook, Patricia Routledge, Chris Chittell, Lulu
Director
Director
James Clavell
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Regions
Rent Cromwell on DVD Cromwell
Synopsis
Richard Harris stars as heroic commoner Oliver Cromwell, who single-handedly waged bloody battle against King Charles I in a civil war that pitted the Puritan middle class against the decadent English aristocracy during the 17th century. Cromwell, against daunting odds, eventually emerged victorious, while King Charles I suffered the loss of his head. Timothy Dalton, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley and Dorothy Tutin co-star.
Cast
Cast
Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Magee, Patrick Wymark, Nigel Stock, Charles Gray, Michael Jayston, Anna Cropper, Michael Goodliffe
Director
Director
Ken Hughes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Military & War Dramas, Period Pieces, Classic Dramas, Epics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
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