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Ben-Hur

Charlton Heston stars in this William Wyler epic.

 

A Bridge too far

The Allies attempt to capture several strategic bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Robert Redford star in Richard Attenborough's war classic.

Die Hard

Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) inadvertently becomes embroiled in a hostage situation when his wife's office is taken over by German terrorists, lead by the devilish Hans Gruber. (Alan Rickman)

Lawrence of Arabia

David Lean's classic depicts T.E. Lawrence's experiences in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I, starring Peter O'Toole, with Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif.

Lethal weapon

A veteran policeman (Danny Glover) is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer (Mel Gibson).

Marathon man

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Stalag 17

William Holden stars as a cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp who has to prove he's not an informer.

The Taking of Pelham one two three

Gunmen hold a New York subway train and its passengers for ransom. With Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, and  Martin Balsam.

The Terminator

A deadly robot from the future travels back in time to kill a woman whose son will one day defeat its masters.

Top gun

A hotheaded pilot struggles to survive an exclusive training program.

Twelve o'clock high

Gregory Peck stars as a hard-as-nails general who takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Zulu

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. A Michael Caine classic.