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Sleuth (1972)

8/10
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine

Mystery tour-de-force based on Anthony Shaffer's play starring Laurence Olivier as an eccentric writer of mystery novels coercing his wife's lover Mic... Read more

The World at War: Volume 4 (1973)

9.2/10
Director: John Pett, Ted Childs
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From victory in Italy and Burma to the beginning o... Read more

The World at War: Volume 6 (1973)

9.2/10
Director: Hugh Raggett, John Pett, Martin Smith, Michael Darlow
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From Hitler's demise to MacArthur's victories, 'Th... Read more

The World at War: Volume 1 (1973)

9.2/10
Director: David Elstein, Hugh Raggett
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From the rise of Nazi Germany to the dramatic resc... Read more

The World at War: Volume 7 (1973)

9.2/10
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From the bomb to the Nuremberg trials, 'The World... Read more

The World at War: Volume 3 (1973)

9.2/10
Director: Hugh Raggett, Martin Smith, Ted Childs
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From the Germans' first major defeat at Stalingrad... Read more

The World at War: Volume 5 (1973)

9.2/10
Director: John Pett, Michael Darlow
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From D-Day to the liberation of Paris, 'The World... Read more

As You Like It (1936)

6/10
Director: Paul Czinner
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner

Filmed in 1936 when Olivier was still considered a promising young actor rather than one of the finest thespians ever, this is his first filmed perfor... Read more

The World at War: Volume 2 (1973)

9.2/10
Director: David Elstein
Starring: Narrated by, Laurence Olivier

The definitive story of the Second World War in seven volumes and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. From Russia to America, 'The World at War' present... Read more

Rebecca (1940)

8.1/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Hitchcock's first American film, based on a Du Maurier gothic romance. With Laurence Olivier and a fine performance by Joan Fontaine as a shy young wo... Read more

Hamlet (Olivier) (1948)

7.8/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney

A brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the Danish prince 'who just couldn't make up his mind'. Hauntingly photographed in Elsinore, Denmar... Read more

Wuthering Heights (1939)

7.7/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

An internationally acclaimed version of Emily Bronte's classic story of passion, hatred and revenge. Laurence Olivier claimed that William Wyler taugh... Read more

Hamlet (Olivier) ( Blu-ray ) (1948)

7.8/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Eileen Herlie, Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney

A brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare's play about the Danish prince 'who just couldn't make up his mind'. Hauntingly photographed in Elsinore, Denmar... Read more

That Hamilton Woman (1941)

7.3/10
Director: Alexander Korda
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray

AKA 'Lady Hamilton'. An excellent film about Nelson's lifelong relationship with Emma Hamilton that is somewhat glamorised and stiff but generally ex... Read more

A Voyage Round My Father (1983)

7.9/10
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Jane Asher

This is John Mortimer's warm, witty portrait of his father and the rest of the family. Filmed in the places where the events actually occurred. The sc... Read more

The Prince And The Showgirl (1957)

6.7/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike

A handsomely mounted romantic comedy of a suave European prince and a simple chorus girl who meet in London during the 1911 Coronation. Fascinating pe... Read more

King Lear (Olivier) (1984)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Elliott
Starring: Laurence Olivier, John Hurt, Robert Lindsay, Diana Rigg

Laurence Olivier stars in and produces this adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, made exclusively for television. The ageing King Lear (Olivier... Read more

The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection ( Fire Over England / Dark Journey / Storm in a Teacup / Sidewalks of London ) (1937)

Director: William Howard, Victor Saville, Ian Dalrymple, Tim Whelan
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison

Four classic Vivien Leigh films made prior to her legendary performance as Scarlett O'Hara in 'Gone With the Wind'. In celebration of the 100th annive... Read more

The Jazz Singer (1980)

5.8/10
Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Lucie Arnaz, Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Catlin Adams

Neil Diamond, in his first film role, is a powerhouse of emotion and song in this remake of the successful sound film from the late 1920s. Laurence Ol... Read more

The Boys From Brazil ( Blu-ray ) (1978)

7/10
Director: Franklin J Schaffner
Starring: Gregory Peck, James Mason, Laurence Olivier, Lilli Palmer

Laurence Olivier stars in this high-tension political thriller as Ezra Lieberman, a Nazi-hunter who uncovers the existence of war criminal Dr. Josef M... Read more

Khartoum (1966)

6.9/10
Director: Basil Dearden
Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

A historical epic about 'Chinese' Gordon and his famous defeat by Arab tribesmen in the 317 day siege. The cast of thousands include Charlton Heston,... Read more

The Collection ( Harold Pinter ) (1976)

6.1/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Alan Bates, Helen Mirren, Laurence Olivier, Malcolm McDowell

Set in the rarefied world of West End boutique owners and fashion designers, The Collection takes as its departure point, the moment when four elegant... Read more

Twenty One Days (1938)

Director: Basil Dean
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Francis L Sullivan

Laurence Olivier plays a young Londoner implicated in a brutal murder. According to the rules of British law, he is permitted twenty-one days of compa... Read more

Fire Over England (1937)

6.7/10
Director: William Howard
Starring: Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Fiora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

Superb British historical drama as Elizabethan England is under attack by the Spanish Armada. Flora Robson is magnificent as Queen Elizabeth, who send... Read more

Uncle Vanya (1962)

7.2/10
Director: Stuart Burge
Starring: Joan Plowright, Laurence Olivier, Max Adrian, Michael Redgrave, Sybil Thorndike

The film of the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Anton Chekhov's play. Chekhov's portrayal of the frustrations and disillusi... Read more

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

6.8/10
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier, Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Vanessa Redgrave

Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna in order to place him in the care of Sigmund Freud after his abuse of cocaine starts to sp... Read more

Othello (Olivier) (1965)

6.9/10
Director: Stuart Burge
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay, Derek Jacobi

Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring his downfall, has never been more movingly nor dramat... Read more

Dracula (1979)

6.5/10
Director: John Badham
Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Sylvester McC...

Dracula returns in the 1979 retelling of the classic tale as directed by John Badham. This rendition, which was similarly adapted from the Broadway pl... Read more

49th Parallel (1941)

7.4/10
Director: Michael Powell
Starring: Leslie Howard, Eric Portman, Anton Walbrook, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey

A powerful and important piece of World War 2 propaganda, which controversially was filmed from the point of view of a group of German soldiers. Asked... Read more

The Jigsaw Man (1984)

5.3/10
Director: Terence Young
Starring: Michael Caine, Susan George, Laurence Olivier, Robert Powell, Charles Gray

Cold war spy thriller in which in return for betraying his country, a former Russian agent is provided with a completely new identity. However, there... Read more

Marathon Man ( Blu-ray ) (1976)

7.5/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Marthe Keller, Roy Scheider, William Devane

A nail-biting thriller with Dustin Hoffman as a university student who unwittingly becomes involved with the C.I.A., Nazi war criminals and the beauti... Read more

Marathon Man (1976)

7.5/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller

A nail-biting thriller with Dustin Hoffman as a university student who unwittingly becomes involved with the C.I.A., Nazi war criminals and the beauti... Read more

The Beggar's Opera (1953)

6.2/10
Director: Peter Brook
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Stanley Holloway, Hugh Griffith, Athene Seyler, Dorothy Tutin

Based on the first-ever English musical, written by John Gay, this authentic, cynical satire on 18th century London life boasts glorious sets and outr... Read more

A Little Romance (1979)

7.5/10
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Arthur Hill, Sally Kellerman, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard

A real charmer about two lonely, gifted children who find romance and adventure on a trek through Europe. Whimsical and winning - excellent for the en... Read more

The Betsy (1978)

5/10
Director: Daniel Petrie
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones, Jane Alexander

Within the Hardeman family that runs the Bethlehem Motors auto empire, Angelo Perino's (Tommy Lee Jones) an outsider. But this won't stop him from bri... Read more

Pride and Prejudice (1940)

7.4/10
Director: Robert Z Leonard
Starring: Greer Garson, Edna May Oliver, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mary Boland...

An outstanding adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about five husband-hunting sisters in 19th Century England. Laurence Olivier stars as Mr Darcy (afte... Read more

The Bounty (1984)

7.1/10
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Edward Fox, Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis

This version of the classic seafaring saga features Anthony Hopkins as the stubborn Captain Bligh and Mel Gibson as mutinous first-mate Fletcher Chris... Read more

Richard III (Olivier) ( Blu-ray ) (1954)

7.5/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Stanley Baker, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Cedric Hardwicke, R...

Shakespeare's tragic, twisted king is brilliantly portrayed by Laurence Olivier, who also produced and directed. With Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richards... Read more

Love Among the Ruins (1975)

8.1/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson, Joan Sims,...

In the prim, proper world of upper class England, an aging beauty is accused of having seduced and abandoned a man young enough to be her grandson - a... Read more

Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

7.3/10
Director: Otto Preminger
Starring: Keir Dullea, Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward, Martita Hunt, Carol Lynley, The Zomb...

Director Otto Preminger's unusual psychological thriller stars Carol Lynley as an American woman living in London who drops her young daughter off at... Read more

Richard III (Olivier) (1954)

7.5/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke...

Shakespeare's tragic, twisted king is brilliantly portrayed by Laurence Olivier, who also produced and directed. With Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richards... Read more

Henry V (Olivier) ( Blu-ray ) (1944)

7.7/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Robert Newton, Esmond Knight, Renee Asherson, Fe...

'Henry V' is one of Shakespeare's most compelling historical plays. Laurence Olivier won a special Oscar for outstanding achievement as an actor, prod... Read more

The Entertainer (1960)

7.1/10
Director: Tony Richardson
Starring: Brenda De Banzie, Alan Bates, Shirley Anne Field, Laurence Olivier, Roger Livese...

Laurence Olivier shocked audiences accustomed to seeing him in Shakespeare or period romances when he joined forces with the two defining figures of G... Read more

Henry V (Olivier) (1944)

7.7/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Robert Newton, Esmond Knight, Renee Asherson, Fe...

'Henry V' is one of Shakespeare's most compelling historical plays. Laurence Olivier won a special Oscar for outstanding achievement as an actor, prod... Read more

Three Sisters (1970)

6.7/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Sheila Reid, Alan Ba...

In a remote little town in turn of the century Russia, three sisters - Olga (Jeanne Watts), Irina (Louise Purnell), and Masha (Joan Plowright) - and t... Read more

Spartacus ( Blu-ray ) (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, T...

Director Stanley Kubrick directed this tale of the slave rebellion that took place in 71 B.C., led by the famous and indomitable gladiator, Spartacus,... Read more

Spartacus (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, T...

Director Stanley Kubrick directed this tale of the slave rebellion that took place in 71 B.C., led by the famous and indomitable gladiator, Spartacus,... Read more

The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

7.2/10
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, John G...

From Morris L. West's bestseller, this is both an urgent tale of geopolitical intrigue and a fascinating look at Vatican procedure. Anthony Quinn play... Read more

Silver Screen Collection: The Battle of the River Plate / Above Us the Waves / 49th Parallel (1956)

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Ralph Thomas
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, John Gregson, Peter Finch, John Mills, Anton Wa...

A triple feature set. 'The Battle of the River Plate' (1956) - Ten days before the outbreak of WWII, a powerful German battleship sails around the Sou... Read more

David Copperfield / Jane Eyre (1970)

Director: Daniel Mann
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Ron Moody, Richard Attenborough...

'David Copperfield' (1970): Delbert Mann's adaptation of the Dickens classic stars much of the royalty of the British 20th Century stage. Framed in fl... Read more

The Signal (2014)

6.1/10
Director: William Eubank
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye, Rober...

Nic (Brenton Thwaites), his girlfriend, Haley (Olivia Cooke), and his buddy, Jonah (Beau Knapp), take an unexpected detour from an idyllic cross-count... Read more

De Gaulle (2020)

6/10
Director: Gabriel Le Bomin
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Carre, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Sophie Quint...

Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne,... Read more

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)

Director: John Herzfeld
Starring: Paul Walker, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Lewis, Jason Flemyng, Keith Carradine, Ol...

Paul Walker is an ex-Marine with a knack for getting himself in trouble. Currently serving a stretch for assault, he manages to kill off a prison gan... Read more

Clash of the Titans (1981)

6.9/10
Director: Desmond Davis
Starring: Burgess Meredith, Claire Bloom, Flora Robson, Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Laurenc...

Dazzling Ray Harryhausen creatures highlight this spectacular adventure epic based on the Greek myth of the hero Perseus. Harry Hamlin stars as Perseu... Read more

Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

5.5/10
Director: Robert Bolt
Starring: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills, Margaret Leighton, Pame...

She was the darling of English society in 1805 when she married the country's most distinguished peer. Then she rocked the gentry and threatened her h... Read more

The Bounty (Blu-Ray) (1984)

7.1/10
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Bernard Hill, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dexter Fletcher, Edward Fox, La...

Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) struggles to restore discipline among the crew of the HMS Bounty after the ship has an extended furlough in Tahiti. Af... Read more

Jesus of Nazareth (Blu-Ray) (1977)

8.5/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Quinn, Christopher Plummer, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Ple...

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the... Read more

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

8.5/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale,...

Franco Zeffirelli's highly acclaimed version of the life of Jesus. This epic, moving drama, filmed in Tunisia and Morocco, features a stellar internat... Read more

The Answer Man (2009)

6.4/10
Director: John Hindman
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Olivia Thirlby, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Kat Dennings

Though the title of his bestselling book "Me and God" might imply an intimate and reliable relationship, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) finds himself lack... Read more

Brideshead Revisited (1981)

8.7/10
Director: Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Step...

When Oxford under-graduate Charles Ryder (Jeremy Irons) meets the charismatic Sebastian Flyte (Anthony Andrews) it is the beginning of a devoted frien... Read more

Battle Of Britain (1969)

7/10
Director: Guy Hamilton
Starring: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Trevor Howard...

Featuring a stellar cast, including Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw and Susannah Yo... Read more

Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)

7.2/10
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Kenneth More, Jack H...

Based on a 1963 stage show by Charles Chilton, lampooning World War I and war in general, and focused on the Smith family who have five sons to send o... Read more

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

7.4/10
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Robert Redford, James Caan, Edward Fo...

In September 1944, flush with the success after the Normandy invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a bold plan to drop 35... Read more

X-Men: Apocalypse ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

7/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Lucas...

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the p... Read more

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

7/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Lucas...

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the p... Read more

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

7.3/10
Director: Franklin J Schaffner
Starring: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Harry Andrews, Tom Baker, Michael Bryant, Maurice...

The epic, lavish, yet ultimately tragic true story of Tsar Nicholas II (Michael Jayston), a man who lost an empire because he couldn't say 'no' to his... Read more

Paris (2008)

6.9/10
Director: Cedric Klapisch
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, Francois Cluze...

Love and life pose dilemmas for a handful of friends in the City of Lights in this romantic drama with interweaving narratives. Pierre (Romain Duris)... Read more