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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba
The life story of influential comedian Fanny Brice
The story of Anne Boleyn, brief Queen of England
The story of the struggles of a young Egyptian queen who must resist the imperialist urges of Rome
The life of a married Russian doctor/poet who falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution
The epic story of a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus during World War I
IN World War II, A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun encampment that commands a key sea channel
An African-American detective from Philadelphia is asked to investigate a murder in a racist Mississippi town
A bitter aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other
The true story of the overthrow of Captain WIlliam Bligh on his own ship
A con man comes to a midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan
A man tries to rise in his company by letting letting his executives use his home for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets to close
Two children of feuding families in renaissance Italy fall in love
A matchmaker travels to Yonkers to meet and find a match for a 'well known unmarried half a millionaire'
A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties
An Australian outback family is torn between the father's desire to continue life as a nomadic sheep-herder and the mother and son's desires to settle down in one place
Matt and Christina Drayton are a couples whose attitudes towards race are challenged when their daughter brings home a black fiancee
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an underserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop
A man living in a English mining town dreams of becoming an artist; romance ensues
An English King comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confident, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's
An African-American itinerant worker encounters a group of East German nuns who are convinced he has been sent by God to help them build a new chapel
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials try to cover up their roles
The story of a famous battle in the Texan War of Independence that saw the deaths of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to a Naval officer widower
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when he rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage
Four generations of the Prescott family move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Coast
A veterinarian learns form his pet parrot how to talk to animals
An orphan runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor
Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off the coast of New England, causing the locals to go into a tizzy
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German point of view
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of a notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang
A naive male prostitue and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City
Marius dreams of leaving his boring existence behind him and going out to sea, but that would mean leaving the girl who loves him
The overlapping stories of several passengers on an ocean liner bound to Germany from Vera Cruz in 1933
A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward
The story of a man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life
The adopted son of a British country squire is a lady charmer who lives life bed to bed, while managing to get into enough mischief to come within moments of being hanged
A fast talking, hard drinking con man helps a female evangelist sell religion to small town America
A misogynist and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a bet that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable to high society
A 35 year-old school school teacher who lives with her mother begins to have to make decisions about her life when she begins a summer affair
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love
The story of the director's uncle, a member of the Greek minority in 19th century Turkey who dreams of coming to the United States
A younger man is seduced by an older woman and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter
The story of a rebellious, independent U.S. Navy machinist mate aboard the USS San Pablo in 1920s China
King Henry II's three sons and his wife variously plot to force him to finally choose an heir to the throne
A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single-high stakes match

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