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The Eagle Has Landed
Action-packed adventure from the Jack Higgins' book about a Nazi plot to kidnap Winston Churchill. There's never a dull moment in this twist-laden story. With Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, and Robert Duvall.
Edge of Darkness
Errol Flynn stars in this thrilling tale of the underground movement in Norway during the Nazi occupation in WW II. Dazzling camera work and great acting make this one of the best films about the war. With Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, and Ruth Gordon.
Edison the Man
The inventor's life and accomplishments from young adulthood to 82.
84 Charing Cross Road
Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft), a writer, and Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) are lifelong friends who never meet in this unique comedy-drama based on a true story.
Eleanor and Franklin: The Early Years
This excellent biography examines the personal lives of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt. Told mostly in flashback, the film features Edward Herrmann and Jane Alexander, whose performances in the title roles are uncanny.
Cate Blanchett's Oscar-nominated performance as the naive and vibrant princess who becomes the stubborn and knowing queen is both severe and sympathetic.
A delightfully witty comedy about love and matchmaking. Based on a Jane Austen novel. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Austen's benign busybody, Emma Woodhouse--so busy trying to arrange the lives of others that she is sidestepping her own.
The Emperor Jones
A pullman porter becomes an emperor. From Eugene O'Neill.
Empire of the Sun
Christian Bale stars in Steven Spielberg's ambitious film about a British boy, living a sheltered life in Shanghai, who is separated from his parents when Japanese troops invade China at the beginning of WW II. The kid then has to fend for himself in a prison camp among adults. Talk about a coming-of-age story! This film is terrific, with wonderful music, acting, camera work, and images. Tom Stoppard adapted J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, and John Williams provided the music. Starring John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Ben Stiller. This is how Hollywood used to make movies.
The Enemy Below
This suspenseful World War II movie, one of the best naval war films made, follows an American submarine in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Starring Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens.
Walter Matthau and company provide lots of laughs in this sequel to Mr. Roberts. With Larry Hagman, Jack Nicholson, James Coco, and Diana Sands.
Escape from Sobibor
Rutger Hauer and Alan Arkin star as Nazi concentration camp prisoners who mastermind the largest escape ever attempted. The wonderful script was written by Reginald Rose, based on Richard Rashkes book.
A tale of a tragic love triangle in rural New England in the early 20th Century. From Edith Wharton.
Eye of the Needle
A cold-hearted German spy becomes interested in a love-starved woman on a deserted British island. From Ken Folletts novel. Starring Donald Sutherland.