Best award winning movies with a compelling portrayal from Before 1970

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a compelling portrayal from Before 1970! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a compelling portrayal from Before 1970, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

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1962-12-11 | Adventure / History

Cast

Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 8.001
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #52 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #81 for
    deservedly won awards

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2 A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

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1966-12-13 | Drama / History

Cast

Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller

Rating

rating icon 7.353
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #40 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #52 for
    with marital problems

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3 Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

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1969-05-25 | Drama

Cast

Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #16 for
    scuzzy
  2. Ranked #41 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #76 for
    callow

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4 The Nun's Story (1959)

After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

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1959-06-18 | Drama

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #163 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #170 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #194 for
    redoubtable

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5 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

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1961-12-18 | Drama / War

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster

Rating

rating icon 8.042
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    sad
  2. Ranked #64 for
    Courtroom Drama
  3. Ranked #104 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

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6 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

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1967-08-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.502
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #80 for
    outside the laws
  2. Ranked #87 for
    break new ground
  3. Ranked #100 for
    reinventing the wheel

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7 Hud (1963)

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."

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1963-05-28 | Drama / Western

Cast

Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas

Rating

rating icon 7.242
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #25 for
    devil-may-care
  2. Ranked #30 for
    hubristic
  3. Ranked #54 for
    hard-nosed

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8 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson, the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

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1957-10-11 | Drama / History

Cast

William Holden, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #40 for
    with mercenaries
  3. Ranked #42 for
    deservedly won awards

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9 All the King's Men (1949)

A man of humble beginnings and honest intentions rises to power by nefarious means. Along for the wild ride are an earnest reporter, a heretofore classy society girl, and a too-clever-for-her-own-good political flack.

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1949-11-16 | Drama

Cast

Broderick Crawford, John Ireland

Rating

rating icon 6.93
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #136 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #140 for
    lumberjack
  3. Ranked #208 for
    crusading

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10 Zorba the Greek (1964)

An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

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1964-12-14 | Drama

Cast

Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #85 for
    wallflower
  2. Ranked #108 for
    tetchy
  3. Ranked #134 for
    extrovert

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