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The Guns of Navarone | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  The Guns of Navarone  158 min,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [22 Jun 1961]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations.
Actors:  Anthony Quinn, David Niven, Gregory Peck, Stanley Baker
Plot:  A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Writer:  Alistair MacLean (novel), Carl Foreman (written for the screen by)
Language:  English, Greek, German    Country:  USA, UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Cape Fear | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Cape Fear  106 min,  [Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [28 Jun 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Metacritic 76/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Gregory Peck, Lori Martin, Polly Bergen, Robert Mitchum
Plot:  A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.
Writer:  John D. MacDonald (novel), James R. Webb (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ice Cold in Alex | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Ice Cold in Alex  130 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, War]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [27 Jun 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, John Mills, Sylvia Syms
Plot:  During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.
Writer:  Christopher Landon (novel), T.J. Morrison (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay)
Language:  English, German    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tiger Bay | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Tiger Bay  105 min,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [14 Dec 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell
Plot:  A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.
Writer:  Noël Calef (short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver"), John Hawkesworth (screenplay), Shelley Smith (screenplay)
Language:  English, Polish, Spanish    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Woman in a Dressing Gown | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Woman in a Dressing Gown  93 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Romance]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [24 Feb 1958]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Andrew Ray, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell
Plot:  A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.
Writer:  Ted Willis (original story), Ted Willis (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
North West Frontier | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  North West Frontier  129 min,  [Adventure, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [20 Nov 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Herbert Lom, Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Plot:  In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.
Writer:  Frank S. Nugent (adapted from a screenplay by), Patrick Ford (original story), Will Price (original story), Robin Estridge (screenplay)
Language:  English, Hindi    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Return from the Ashes | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Return from the Ashes  105 min,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [14 Feb 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Herbert Lom, Ingrid Thulin, Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar
Plot:  In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.
Writer:  Julius J. Epstein, Hubert Monteilhet (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB
Mackenna's Gold | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Mackenna's Gold  128 min,  M,  [Action, Adventure, Romance]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [10 May 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Camilla Sparv, Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Plot:  A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.
Writer:  Heck Allen (novel), Carl Foreman (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  The Reincarnation of Peter Proud  105 min,  R,  [Horror, Mystery]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [29 Oct 1975]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Cornelia Sharpe, Jennifer O'Neill, Margot Kidder, Michael Sarrazin
Plot:  When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly ...
Writer:  Max Ehrlich (screenplay), Max Ehrlich (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Taras Bulba | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Taras Bulba  122 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, History]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [19 Dec 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker, Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner
Plot:  In the 16th century Ukraine, the Polish overlords and the Cossacks fight for control of the land but frequent Turkish invasions force them to unite against the common Turkish foe.
Writer:  Waldo Salt (screenplay), Karl Tunberg (screenplay), Nikolay Gogol (novel)
Language:  English, Latin    Country:  Yugoslavia, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Passage | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  The Passage  99 min,  R,  [Action, Drama, War]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [26 Feb 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Neal
Plot:  During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.
Writer:  Bruce Nicolaysen (novel), Bruce Nicolaysen (screenplay)
Language:  English, German    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kings of the Sun | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  Kings of the Sun  108 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, History]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [18 Dec 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  George Chakiris, Richard Basehart, Shirley Anne Field, Yul Brynner
Plot:  On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam.
Writer:  Elliott Arnold (story), Elliott Arnold (screenplay), James R. Webb (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
I Aim at the Stars | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  I Aim at the Stars  107 min,  [Biography, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [09 Sep 1960]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Curd Jürgens, Gia Scala, Herbert Lom, Victoria Shaw
Plot:  The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.
Writer:  Jay Dratler, George Froeschel (story), H.W. John (story), Udo Wolter (story)
Language:  English    Country:  West Germany, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Eye of the Devil | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Eye of the Devil  92 min,  [Crime, Horror, Mystery]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [01 Jul 1966]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence, Edward Mulhare, Sharon Tate
Plot:  Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in Paris, but they still come ...
Writer:  Robin Estridge (screenplay), Dennis Murphy (screenplay), Robin Estridge (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Evil That Men Do | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  The Evil That Men Do  90 min,  R,  [Action, Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [21 Sep 1984]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer, Theresa Saldana
Plot:  A professional killer comes out of retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.
Writer:  R. Lance Hill (novel), R. Lance Hill (screenplay), John Crowther (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  Mexico, USA, UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Before Winter Comes | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  Before Winter Comes  103 min,  M,  [Comedy, Drama, War]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [08 Aug 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Anna Karina, David Niven, John Hurt, Topol
Plot:  After World War II, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.
Writer:  Andrew Sinclair (screenplay), Frederick L. Keefe (based on "The Interpreter" by)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Murphy's Law | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Murphy's Law  100 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [18 Apr 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Carrie Snodgress, Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Robert F. Lyons
Plot:  An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.
Writer:  Gail Morgan Hickman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Chairman | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 57%  The Chairman  93 min,  M,  [Action, Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [01 Jul 1969]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alan Dobie, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill, Gregory Peck
Plot:  During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the US government sends a scientist to China to steal the formula for a new agricultural enzyme developed by the Chinese.
Writer:  Jay Richard Kennedy (novel), Ben Maddow (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Messenger of Death | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 55%  Messenger of Death  91 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [21 Oct 1988]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, Daniel Benzali, Laurence Luckinbill, Trish Van Devere
Plot:  Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the...
Writer:  Rex Burns (novel), Paul Jarrico (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!  96 min,  [Comedy]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [24 Mar 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Jim Backus, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Shirley MacLaine
Plot:  During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Peter Ustinov), soon ...
Writer:  William Peter Blatty
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Ambassador | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 52%  The Ambassador  97 min,  R,  [Action, Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [11 Jan 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Ellen Burstyn, Fabio Testi, Robert Mitchum, Rock Hudson
Plot:  An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader.
Writer:  Max Jack, Elmore Leonard (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
10 to Midnight | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 51%  10 to Midnight  101 min,  R,  [Crime, Drama, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [11 Mar 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 40%, External Reviews
Actors:  Andrew Stevens, Charles Bronson, Gene Davis, Lisa Eilbacher
Plot:  A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.
Writer:  William Roberts
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
St. Ives | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 51%  St. Ives  94 min,  PG,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [31 Jul 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 38%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, Jacqueline Bisset, John Houseman, Maximilian Schell
Plot:  Abner Procane, top Los Angeles burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for his next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those ...
Writer:  Ross Thomas (novel), Barry Beckerman (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 51%  Conquest of the Planet of the Apes  88 min,  PG,  [Action, Sci-Fi]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [30 Jun 1972]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 44%, Metacritic 49/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Don Murray, Natalie Trundy, Ricardo Montalban, Roddy McDowall
Plot:  In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Writer:  Paul Dehn, Pierre Boulle (characters)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Happy Birthday to Me | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 44%  Happy Birthday to Me  110 min,  R,  [Horror, Mystery, Thriller]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [15 May 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 27%, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Melissa Sue Anderson, Sharon Acker
Plot:  At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.
Writer:  John C.W. Saxton (screenplay), Peter Jobin (screenplay), Timothy Bond (screenplay), John C.W. Saxton (story)
Language:  English    Country:  Canada    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Battle for the Planet of the Apes | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 43%  Battle for the Planet of the Apes  93 min,  G,  [Action, Sci-Fi]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [15 Jun 1973]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 36%, Metacritic 40/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Roddy McDowall, Severn Darden
Plot:  One decade after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.
Writer:  Pierre Boulle (characters), Paul Dehn (story), John William Corrington (screenplay), Joyce Hooper Corrington (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
What a Way to Go! | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 43%  What a Way to Go!  111 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [02 Jul 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 17%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Dean Martin, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine
Plot:  A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
Writer:  Gwen Davis (story), Betty Comden (screenplay), Adolph Green (screenplay)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The White Buffalo | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 41%  The White Buffalo  97 min,  PG,  [Action, Adventure, Western]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [01 May 1977]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 20%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Kim Novak, Will Sampson
Plot:  At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickcock teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.
Writer:  Richard Sale (novel), Richard Sale (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 37%  Death Wish 4: The Crackdown  99 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [06 Nov 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 14%, Metacritic 46/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, John P. Ryan, Kay Lenz, Perry Lopez
Plot:  Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.
Writer:  Brian Garfield (characters), Gail Morgan Hickman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
King Solomon's Mines | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 30%  King Solomon's Mines  100 min,  PG-13,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [22 Nov 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 8%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone
Plot:  Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.
Writer:  H. Rider Haggard (novel), Gene Quintano (screenplay), James R. Silke (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA, South Africa    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 27%  Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects  97 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [03 Feb 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 0%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Bronson, James Pax, Juan Fernández, Perry Lopez
Plot:  A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.
Writer:  Harold Nebenzal
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Firewalker | Movie Details for Director J. Lee Thompson | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 25%  Firewalker  104 min,  PG,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [J. Lee Thompson]  [21 Nov 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 0%, External Reviews
Actors:  Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson
Plot:  A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.
Writer:  Robert Gosnell (story), Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum (story), Norman Aladjem (story), Robert Gosnell (screenplay)
Language:  English, Hungarian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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