Cast and Crew: T.E. Lawrence (Writings); Michael Wilson and Robert Bolt (Screenplay); Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer, Claude Rains
What It’s About: During the Great War, T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is sent by British Intelligence to investigate the Arab revolt against the Turks and ends up organizing and leading guerrilla forces to great success.
Why Watch it Today?: Lawrence’s forces captured Akaba today in 1917. David Lean’s greatest historical epic, Lawrence of Arabia is a magnificent, enthralling and sprawling epic with beautiful scenery, a huge scale, and great performances.