Top Classics 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 Monty Python and the Holy Grail on DVD Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Synopsis
The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail. The Black Knight suffers gory dismemberment at the hands of Arthur himself yet maintains that "it's just a scratch."
Cast
Cast
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes
Director
Director
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Cult Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, United Kingdom
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 North by Northwest on DVD North by Northwest
Synopsis
What if everyone around you was suddenly convinced that you were a spy? This classic from master director Alfred Hitchcock stars Cary Grant as an advertising executive who looks a little too much like someone else and is forced to go on the lam (helped along by Eva Marie Saint). Hitchcock's sure-handed comic drama pits Grant against a crop duster and lands him in a fight for his life on Mount Rushmore -- a true cliffhanger if ever there was one.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober, Martin Landau, Adam Williams
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Suspense
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 Graduate on DVD The Graduate
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning classic with an iconic Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, Dustin Hoffman turns in a landmark performance as a naïve college grad who is seduced by middle-aged neighbor Mrs. Robinson but ends up falling in love with her daughter.
Cast
Cast
Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Buck Henry, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Breakfast at Tiffany's on DVD Breakfast at Tiffany's
Synopsis
Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Mickey Rooney, Martin Balsam, Jose Luis de Villalonga, John McGiver, Alan Reed, Dorothy Whitney, Beverly Powers, Stanley Adams, Claude Stroud
Director
Director
Blake Edwards
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Rear Window on DVD Rear Window
Synopsis
As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window and soon fixates on a mysterious man whose behavior has Jefferies convinced a murder has taken place. Meanwhile, other windows reveal the daily lives of a dancer, a lonely woman, a composer, a dog and more. Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Wendell Corey co-star in this Alfred Hitchcock-helmed classic.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Suspense, Mystery, Psychological Thrillers
Rent Dr. Strangelove on DVD Dr. Strangelove
Synopsis
When a fanatical U.S. general launches an air strike against the Soviets, they raise the stakes by threatening to unleash a "doomsday device," setting the stage for Armageddon in this classic black comedy that brilliantly skewers the nuclear age.
Cast
Cast
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Glenn Beck
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Annie Hall on DVD Annie Hall
Synopsis
Winner of four Oscars -- including Best Picture and Best Actress -- director Woody Allen's iconic romantic comedy charts the relationship between neurotic writer Alvy Singer and quirky aspiring singer Annie Hall.
Cast
Cast
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington
Director
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Blockbusters
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 Seven Samurai on DVD Seven Samurai
Synopsis
Akira Kurosawa's heroic tale of honor and duty begins with master samurai Kambei posing as a monk to save a kidnapped child. Impressed by his bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their village from encroaching bandits.
Cast
Cast
Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi, Minoru Chiaki, Daisuke Katô, Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Japan, Foreign Art House, Japanese Language
Rent A Clockwork Orange on DVD A Clockwork Orange
Synopsis
Against a bleak futuristic landscape, young sociopath Alex DeLarge spends his time stealing, raping and beating innocent people in nihilistic orgies of violence, all in an attempt to get his nightly kicks.
Cast
Cast
Malcolm McDowell, James Marcus, Warren Clarke, Michael Tarn, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Michael Bates, Paul Farrell, Miriam Karlin
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom
Rent The Wizard of Oz on DVD The Wizard of Oz
Synopsis
There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys and different-colored horses. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton).
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Book Characters, Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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 Blazing Saddles: Special Edition on DVD Blazing Saddles: Special Edition
Synopsis
Politically incorrect and relentlessly funny, Mel Brooks's take on Hollywood Westerns follows the tortured trail of freed slave Bart, who's elected sheriff of the racist town of Rock Ridge. He must foil a land-grabbing governor (Brooks) with help from a washed-up, pot-smoking gunslinger (Gene Wilder).
Cast
Cast
Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Jack Starrett, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Carol DeLuise, Richard Collier, Charles McGregor, Don Megowan, Dom DeLuise, Count Basie
Director
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Slapstick, Westerns, Late Night Comedies
Rent Vertigo on DVD Vertigo
Synopsis
One of Alfred Hitchcock's darkest and most compelling suspense films tells the story of police detective Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart), who has a crippling fear of heights -- and an all-consuming obsession with a married woman. When an old friend asks him to tail his wife (Kim Novak), Scottie is drawn into a vortex of deceit and murder. But that's only the beginning as a mesmerizing score draws Scottie to the film's haunting final shot.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense
Rent The Sting on DVD The Sting
Synopsis
After rookie grifter Johnny Hooker tracks down veteran flim-flam man Henry Gondorff in 1930s Chicago, the duo plans to fleece a homicidal racketeer through a phony racetrack scam involving a string of double- and triple-crosses.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, John Heffernan, Dana Elcar, Jack Kehoe, Dimitra Arliss, Robert Earl Jones
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies
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 Harold and Maude on DVD Harold and Maude
Synopsis
Hounded by his mother to get out and date, death-obsessed teen Harold would rather attend funerals. But when he meets the feisty Maude, a geriatric widow who's high on life, they form a bond that turns into an unconventional romance.
Cast
Cast
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer, Eric Christmas, G. Wood, Judy Engles, Tom Skerritt
Director
Director
Hal Ashby
Genres
Genres
Classics, Cult Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Classic Comedies
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
Rent Some Like It Hot on DVD Some Like It Hot
Synopsis
When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how -- dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde who plays the ukulele.
Cast
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Notorious on DVD Notorious
Synopsis
Government agent T.R. Devlin recruits American beauty Alicia Huberman to spy on her father's influential Nazi friends in this Alfred Hitchcock espionage thriller. As part of her cover, Alicia marries one of her father's associates.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin , Reinhold Schünzel, Moroni Olsen, Ivan Triesault
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Suspense, Romance Classics
Rent Young Frankenstein on DVD Young Frankenstein
Synopsis
A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast that includes Marty Feldman as bug-eyed assistant Igor, Madeline Kahn as Frankenstein's frosty fiancée and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster.
Cast
Cast
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, Liam Dunn, Danny Goldman, Oscar Beregi, Arthur Malet
Director
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Slapstick, Halloween
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 Singin' in the Rain on DVD Singin' in the Rain
Synopsis
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno
Director
Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals
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 To Catch a Thief on DVD To Catch a Thief
Synopsis
Suspected in a series of gem heists in the French Riviera, reformed thief John Robie sets out to catch the real culprit with the help of pampered heiress Frances Stevens. Robie's plan backfires, but Frances, who believes him guilty, plots an escape.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Romance Classics, Mystery
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 Rashomon on DVD Rashomon
Synopsis
Considered one of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's masterpieces, this Oscar-winning crime drama unfolds as four witnesses to a rape and murder report their versions of the attack, leaving the viewer to decide what really happened.
Cast
Cast
Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Noriko Honma, Daisuke Katô
Director
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Crime Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Japanese Language, Japan
Rent The Philadelphia Story on DVD The Philadelphia Story
Synopsis
Socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) prepares to remarry, but her ex (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner James Stewart) have other ideas as they converge on her home for a fateful visit. The three stars form an incomparable trio in one of the most tantalizing screwball romances ever. And under the direction of George Cukor, this once-urbane Broadway comedy springs to life with precision and wit.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent 2001: A Space Odyssey on DVD 2001: A Space Odyssey
Synopsis
Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000.
Cast
Cast
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Sci-Fi Dramas
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
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
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In this classic cinematic version of the Broadway smash, Audrey Hepburn is at her most radiant as Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl transformed into a poised duchess by Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison, reprising his Broadway role). The restored and remastered special edition includes an audio commentary with crew members and Doolittle's singing voice, Marni Nixon. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland, Alan Napier, Marni Nixon
Director
Director
George Cukor
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Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
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Robert Redford stars as Joe Turner, a New York-based CIA researcher who returns from lunch to find all his co-workers murdered. In the next 72 hours, everyone Turner trusts will try to kill him, in this conspiracy thriller by director Sydney Pollack. Double-crossed and forced to go underground, Turner kidnaps a young woman (Faye Dunaway) and holds her hostage as he unravels the mystery. Max von Sydow and Cliff Robertson co-star.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, John Houseman, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, Addison Powell, Tina Chen, Michael Kane, Don McHenry, Michael B. Miller, Russell Johnson
Director
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Maltese Falcon on DVD The Maltese Falcon
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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
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Genres
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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
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Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
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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
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Tough-as-nails narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle and his partner, Russo, are in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a multimillion-dollar heroin-smuggling operation in this classic crime thriller inspired by true events.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frederic de Pasquale, Bill Hickman, Ann Rebbot, Harold Gary, Arlene Farber
Director
Director
William Friedkin
Genres
Genres
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Showcasing then-Hollywood-newcomers Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, director George Lucas weaves together the stories of a disparate group of teenagers as they struggle with adolescent rites of passage in 1962.
Cast
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Manuel Padilla Jr., Beau Gentry, Harrison Ford, Jim Bohan, Jana Bellan, Deby Celiz, Suzanne Somers
Director
Director
George Lucas
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Genres
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Rent Fiddler on the Roof on DVD Fiddler on the Roof
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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
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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
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Director
Billy Wilder
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Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Film Noir, Showbiz Dramas
Rent The Conversation on DVD The Conversation
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Francis Ford Coppola follows The Godfather with this intimate film about an audio surveillance expert who faces a moral quandary when he suspects that a couple whose conversation he's been hired to record will be murdered.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Williams, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth MacRae, Teri Garr, Harrison Ford, Mark Wheeler, Robert Shields, Phoebe Alexander, Robert Duvall
Director
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
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Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense
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Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka ignites a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary.
Cast
Cast
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Ursula Reit, Diana Sowle, Aubrey Woods, David Battley, Peter Stuart, Marcus Powell
Director
Director
Mel Stuart
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Genres
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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
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Director
Dennis Hopper
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Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Indie Classics
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Synopsis
Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente
Director
Director
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Producers on DVD The Producers
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Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett, Andréas Voutsinas, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, David Patch
Director
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals
Rent Papillon on DVD Papillon
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Caged for a murder he didn't commit, petty thief Henri "Papillon" Charriere (Steve McQueen) finds himself trapped within the walls of a French penal colony, determined to escape, in this film adaptation of Charriere's true story. Joining forces with fellow convict and quirky counterfeiter Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) and armed with dogged persistence, Papillon makes a daring bid for freedom. Franklin J. Schaffner directs.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy
Director
Director
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Crime Action, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Battle of Algiers on DVD The Battle of Algiers
Synopsis
Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, this film vividly re-creates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in 1957. The violence soon escalates on both sides in this war drama that remains relevant.
Cast
Cast
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader
Director
Director
Gillo Pontecorvo
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Political Dramas, Africa, French Language
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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 Once Upon a Time in the West on DVD Once Upon a Time in the West
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Directed by Sergio Leone, this classic spaghetti Western stars Henry Fonda as a sadistic gunslinger hired by a cutthroat railroad tycoon to kill anyone who stands in the way of his trans-American iron horse.
Cast
Cast
Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Gabriele Ferzetti, Paolo Stoppa, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, Keenan Wynn, Frank Wolff, Lionel Stander
Director
Director
Sergio Leone
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Italy
Rent Bullitt on DVD Bullitt
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Lt. Frank Bullitt must baby-sit a Chicago gangster for 48 hours before he testifies against his brother. But when hit men snuff the witness, Bullitt won't be stopped in his quest for vengeance.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Georg Stanford Brown, Felice Orlandi, Vic Tayback, Robert Lipton, John Aprea
Director
Director
Peter Yates
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Action Thrillers, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
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 It Happened One Night on DVD It Happened One Night
Synopsis
Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is en route to the Big Apple to elope and along the way she meets a crusty newspaperman (Clark Gable). But a string of zany misadventures leads them to realize they're madly if reluctantly in love.
Cast
Cast
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball, Romantic Comedies
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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
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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 Apartment on DVD The Apartment
Synopsis
With furthering his career in mind, an insurance clerk lends his apartment to his adulterous higher-ups for their amorous affairs. But his fast track to an executive suite gets derailed when he becomes involved with his boss's latest conquest.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies
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 Big Sleep on DVD The Big Sleep
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A dangerous blackmailer has targeted the Sternwoods, a wealthy family once tucked away in the safety of their Los Angeles mansion. But while private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) works on the case, he ends up falling for the clan's fiery daughter (Lauren Bacall). Crackling dialogue and the perfect pairing of Bogart and Bacall make this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel a timeless classic. Howard Hawks directs.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook Jr., Louis Jean Heydt
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Film Noir, Classic Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Crime Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
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Synopsis
Teenage tomboy Mattie Ross enlists the help of crusty lawman Rooster Cogburn to track down the hired hand who murdered her father. Joining them is Texas Ranger La Boeuf, who's after the killer for a different crime.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey
Director
Director
Henry Hathaway
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
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Set in a polluted, congested New York City in 2022, this sci-fi thriller stars Charlton Heston as Robert Thorn, a gumshoe looking into the murder of a corporate executive (Joseph Cotten) whose company makes a nutritious synthetic food called Soylent Green. But in the process of tracking down the killer, Thorn unearths shocking information about the product's ingredients. The cast also includes the great Edward G. Robinson in his last film role.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Edward G. Robinson, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Roy Jenson, Leonard Stone, Whit Bissell
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Manhattan on DVD Manhattan
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In this insightful slice of life, television writer Isaac Davis -- who's in the throes of a midlife crisis -- finds himself torn between an adoring high schooler and his best friend's high-maintenance mistress.
Cast
Cast
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne
Director
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie Romance, Indie Classics, Blockbusters
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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 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
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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.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Tony Curtis, Woody Strode
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Epics, Action Classics, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
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Synopsis
In this gritty Oscar-nominated Western, ex-Confederate soldier Josey Wales is on the run from both his former unit and the U.S. Army regiment that killed his family when he comes to rest in a quiet community and falls for pretty settler Laura Lee.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Action Classics, Westerns, Blockbusters
Rent Rebecca on DVD Rebecca
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The only Alfred Hitchcock film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, this mystery stars Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, a widower whose hapless second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion only to find the memory of his first wife still governs the household. Intimidated by the home's hostile staff, the living Mrs. de Winter begins to go mad in Hitchcock's eerie adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's Gothic classic.
Cast
Cast
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Gladys Cooper, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Mystery, Romantic Dramas, Romance Classics, Dramas Based on the Book, Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
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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 Raise the Red Lantern on DVD Raise the Red Lantern
Synopsis
After her father's death, 19-year-old Songlian marries the much older Chen Zuoqian, becoming the latest concubine in Chen's burgeoning harem and finding herself at the bottom of an oppressive hierarchy in 1920s China.
Cast
Cast
Li Gong, Cao Zhengyin, Cuifen Cao, Jingwu Ma, Jin Shuyuan, Ding Weimin, Chu Xiao, Qi Zhao, Caifei He, Cui Zhihgang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
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Genres
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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 The Man Who Would Be King on DVD The Man Who Would Be King
Synopsis
Legendary director John Huston adapts Rudyard Kipling's short story about Daniel Dravot (Sean Connery) and Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine), two bored British soldiers stationed in India who travel to a mountainous Middle Eastern kingdom in search of riches and power. Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, they con their way into becoming deities in Kafiristan before losing it all. The film earned four Oscar nominations.
Cast
Cast
Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi, Jack May, Karroom Ben Bouih, Mohammad Shamsi, Albert Moses, Paul Antrim
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Adventures
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
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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
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Synopsis
Stellar performances highlight this delightfully witty adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two dotty spinsters (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. But the jig is up when the ladies' newlywed nephew, Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), discovers his aunts' "benevolent" deeds. Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre also star.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Screwball
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Synopsis
The first installment of one of the most successful detective serials in film history introduces stylish sleuthing spouses Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), who -- between martinis -- investigate the disappearance of a wealthy inventor. Powell and Loy's quick-witted repartee in their crackling debut set a Hollywood tradition, but the film's rapid-fire mystery plot still delights modern viewers.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero, Natalie Moorhead, Edward Brophy, Edward Ellis
Director
Director
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Classic Comedies, Mystery, Screwball
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Synopsis
When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine until Marion decides to take a shower. Director Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-nominated shocker has been terrifying viewers for decades -- and for good reason.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Horror Classics, Classic Thrillers, Slashers and Serial Killers, Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, Halloween
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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
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Synopsis
Director Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of double-cross and intrigue stars Ray Milland as former tennis champ Tony Wendice, who concocts a plan to kill his rich but unfaithful wife (Grace Kelly), who's embroiled in a liaison with a writer (Robert Cummings). When Tony's plans go awry, he improvises a second act of deceit, but the entire bloody affair turns out to be far messier than he expected. John Williams plays a sly Scotland Yard inspector.
Cast
Cast
Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Antonio Margheriti, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Thrillers
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Synopsis
Director Steven Spielberg virtually invented the summer blockbuster with this white-knuckle adaptation of Peter Benchley's novel about an insatiable great white shark that terrorizes the townspeople of fictional Amity Island. John Williams's legendary score punctuates the tension as the police chief (Roy Scheider), an oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Cast
Cast
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Ted Grossman, Chris Rebello
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
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Genres
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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
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Sidney Lumet
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Synopsis
While vacationing in Morocco, American tourist Ben McKenna (James Stewart) learns of an assassination plot but can't turn to the police without endangering his young son, who's been kidnapped to ensure McKenna's silence. Director Alfred Hitchcock's suspenseful remake of his 1934 thriller features a rare dramatic turn by Doris Day as Ben's wife and makes legendary use of the Oscar-winning tune "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)."
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles, Ralph Truman, Daniel Gélin, Alan Mowbray, Hillary Brooke, Christopher Olsen
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Suspense
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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
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Synopsis
Richard Hannay is vacationing in England when a terrified woman begs him to help her. He's certain she's crazy -- until she appears at his flat with a map in hand and a knife in her back, muttering something about 39 steps.
Cast
Cast
Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Helen Haye, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson, Peggy Simpson
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
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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
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Synopsis
World War II is raging, and a captured American general is being held hostage in Schloss Adler, a Bavarian citadel 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. But can they pull off the dangerous mission? This 1968 classic pairs the enigmatic Richard Burton with the iconic Clint Eastwood in a tale of wartime bravery and treachery.
Cast
Cast
Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Peter Barkworth, William Squire, Robert Beatty, Brook Williams, Neil McCarthy
Director
Director
Brian G. Hutton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic War Stories, Military & War Action, Foreign Regions
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