Top Movies in Classics

The Sound Of Music

Classics
Rodgers & Hammerstein's® cinematic treasure, "The Sound of Music" is the winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp's (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children -- and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

Philadelphia

Classics
Emotional powerhouse stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington as competing lawyers who sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. © 1993 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Drama
Set during the Civil War, three disparate drifters...(the pancho-clad, cigar-chewing, silent but supremely self-confident 'Man with No Name'--the Good; the evil bounty hunter--the Bad; and a renegade Mexican bandit--the Ugly)...search for a Confederate cash box containing $200,000 which is hidden in a distant cemetery in an unmarked grave. The journey to the cemetery will carry them through the ferocity of the Civil War landscape. Sometimes they will masquerade as Yankees, sometimes as Confederates. They will taunt and ridicule each other. They will arrive at the cemetery. They will find the treasure. They will disagree and it will be time for the real violence to begin... Sergio Leone's epic Western masterpiece and the third film in the 'Dollars' trilogy. Music by Ennio Morricone.

Gandhi

Classics
Sir Ben Kingsley stars as Mohandas Gandhi in Lord Richard Attenborough's riveting biography of the man who rose from simple lawyer to worldwide symbol of peace and understanding. A critical masterpiece, GANDHI is an intriguing story about activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom. But at the center of it all is an extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence, and set an entire nation free. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough) and Best Actor (Sir Ben Kingsley), GANDHI's highly acclaimed cast also includes Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, Sir John Gielgud, Roshan Seth and Martin Sheen. (Original Title - Gandhi) © 1982 Carolina Bank Ltd. and National Film Development Corporation Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Oklahoma!

Classics
Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is he menacing Jud, who tries to comes between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award® winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."

Glory

Classics
Winner of three Academy Awards®, Glory tells the story of the Union Army's first black fighting unit in the American Civil War. The 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was made up of black soldiers-some Northern freemen, some escaped slaves-and led by whites, including Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), the son of Boston abolitionists. The unit faced virulent racism, not only from their Southern adversaries but from Northern whites who resisted arming black soldiers and doubted their ability to fight effectively. But in the bloody attack on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina, the members of the 54th distinguished themselves in an almost suicidal battle. Their heroic actions helped throw open the gates of the Union Army to 180,000 blacks who risked their lives for emancipation and citizenship, and may have helped turn the tide of the war. © 1989 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cleopatra (1963)

Drama
This epic masterpiece has never been more glorious. Meticulously restored with a stunningly vivid picture and breathtaking sound, this legendary winner of 4 Academy Awards® stars Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, the cunning queen of Egypt, who seduces Rome's rulers, only to meet her match in Mark Antony (Richard Burton). Their passionate romance could decide the fate of the world's greatest empires.

The Bible

Drama
The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation, his fall, his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. From the film's opening amidst cosmic chaos, to its lingering message of hope and salvation, The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement. Legendary director John Huston lends his talents to create a movie of epic proportions.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Easter Collection

Classics
Hold on to your Easter Bonnets! Alvin is convinced there's something fishy going on at the Happy Farms Resort! He manages to put his brothers, Simon and Theodore, into a tailspin as they try to solve an Easter mystery - is their Grandpa truly the orginial Easter Chipmunk? Get to the bottom of this scrambled caper that's laced with music and mischief - and have some egg-citing Easter Chipmunk fun! This Easter episode, plus five more dynamic adventures, will bring laughter and smiles to your Easter celebration.

West Side Story

Classics
Westside story is the award winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliette. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Skarks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climatic and heartbreaking ending.

A Fistful of Dollars

Drama
A pancho-clad, cigar-chewing, mysterious 'Man with No Name' rides into a small frontier town which is embroiled in a struggle for power between two families. He hires himself out as a mercenary, first to one faction and then to the other, with no regard for honor or morality. He plays both sides against the middle, collecting his money, until he eventually destroys both, leaving the town to the bartender, coffin-maker and bell ringer as he rides off into the desert from whence he came. Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film YOJIMBO.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Classics
Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins star in director Francis Ford Coppola's visually stunning, passionately seductive version of the classic Dracula legend. In BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman's metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula's devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him. Opulent, dazzling and utterly irresistible, this is Dracula as you've never seen him. And once you've seen BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, you'llnever forget it. (Original Title - Bram Stoker's Dracula) © 1992 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Magnificent Seven

Classics
A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of over 100 bandits who will arrive wanting food. An Americanization of the film, The Seven Samurai

The King and I

Classics
This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award®-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.

Now, Voyager

Classics
A tender love story, a taut psychological drama, an inspiring tale of physical and spiritual transformation. Now, Voyager is all three, as well as a Bette Davis career milestone, resulting in her sixth Best Actress Oscar nomination. She magically plays Charlotte Vale, a spinster who defies her domineering mother (fellow Oscar nominee Gladys Cooper) to discover love, heartbreak and eventual contentment.

More magic is generated by a top-notch ensemble, Max Steiner?s Academy Award-winning score and an improvised moment by Paul Henreid that became an instant classic: he lights two cigarettes at once and hands one to Davis. For the ultimate in romantic melodrama, it?s Now Voyager now, then and forever.

All The King's Men (1949)

Classics
In a bravura performance, Broderick Crawford won the 1949 Academy Award(r) for Best Actor with his stunning portrayal of bull-headed, backwoods lawyer Willie Stark, in this powerful drama about political and personal corruption. A somber but realistic chronicle of raw, brutal power in force, ALL THE KING'S MEN is based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It was brought to the screen in 1949 by producer Robert Rossen who also wrote the screenplay and directed thefilm. The story was inspired by the rise and fall of southern bigwig Huey Pierce Long, the infamous"Kingfish" who was Louisiana's governor and one-time senator. Long's cunning tactics of building public works during the depression to serve his own needs more than those of his constituents eventually brought about his own assassination in 1935. A compelling story of a self-made, self-styled politician, it was politics that almost prevented Rossen from making ALL THE KING'S MEN in the first place when he was named by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities in 1947 for having Communist sympathies. Rossen's denial of this to Columbia chief Harry Cohn enables him to continue work on the film; but his earlier radicalism eventually surfaced and Rossen made only one film (The Brave Bulls) in the next five years. Nonetheless, ALL THE KING'S MEN remains a hallmark political film with superbperformances throughout. John Ireland garnered an Academy Award(r) nomination for his role as Stark'stortured right-hand man, while Mercedes McCambridge won an Academy Award(r) for Best Supporting Actress as Sadie Burke, Stark's callous, conniving political aide. In addition, the film won an Academy Award(r) for Best Picture along with nominations for Directing, Writing and Film Editing. (Original Title - All The King's Men (1949)) © 1949, renewed 1977 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Drama
Relive the drama, conflict and power of one of the most influential anti-war films ever made - All Quiet on the Western Front. Universal's first Best Picture Academy Award® winner is now available in its original glory completely restored by the Library of Congress. Follow a group of idealistic young men as they join the German Army during World War I and are assigned to the Western Front, where their patriotism is destroyed by the harsh realities of combat. The hard-hitting, timeless masterpiece returns with stunning visual enhancement to its deserving place in film history! "****! Time hasn't dimmed its power, or poignancy, one bit." (Leonard Maltin)

The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)

Drama
Oscar and Golden Globe-winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story about a mysterious young man whose painted portrait ages through the years while he remains young. Starring Oscar-winner George Sands ("All About Eve"), multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominee Angela Lansbury ("Gaslight," TV's "Murder, She Wrote") and Oscar-winner Donna Reed ("From Here to Eternity").

All About Eve

Classics
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Ann Baxter) is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), her playwright (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (Oscar® winner George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe co-star in this acclaimed classic, which won six Academy Awards® and received the most nominations in film history.

The Decade You Were Born: 1960s

Independent
If you were born in the '60s, your decade opened with John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States ... Over 850,000 "war baby" students entered college as freshman ... the cartoon The Flintstones appeared on Television for the first time ... Chubby Checker started a new dance craze with the sensational Twist ... the U.S. men's ice hockey team won gold in the winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, California ... and Alan Shepard made the first U.S. space fight.

Lucy's Really Lost Moments

Classics
The legendary Lucille Ball as you have never seen her before! Laugh along with Lucy and Desi in these extremely rare television appearances, beautifully restored and in color! Included in this film is a rare appearance of the I Love Lucy cast on The Bob Hope Show and the lost Lucy pilot. This is a must-see about the first lady and queen of comedy! The film compilation has been beautifully restored and is presented here in color!

The Class

Drama
François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods... (Original Title - The Class) © 2008 Haut et Court and France 2 Cinema. All Rights Reserved.

South Pacific

Classics
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Academy Award®-winning "South Pacific" is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naive young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French Plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. The breathtaking score is highlighted by some of the most romantic songs ever written: "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Younger Than Springtime" and more. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, South Pacific ranks among the most celebrated of Rodgers and Hammerstein's acclaimed musicals.

The Complete Metropolis

Independent
Fritz Lang's Sci-Fi Masterpiece
With 25 Minutes of Restored Footage

One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history...For the first time, Lang's vision... which has influenced contemporary films
like "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars," seems complete. — The New York Times

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang's science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz's 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film's dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them
both.