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The Lion in Winter

1968 Rated PG 2hr 15m

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).

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Movie Details

1969 BAFTA®
1969 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1969 Academy Award®
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; trailer