Directed by David Lean. Starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif.
Even today, this film stands as a benchmark for directorial ambition, with a grand historical sweep, huge crowd scenes, and spectacular desert vistas. Yet the greatness of Lean's film is that, upon reflection, it's a character study about a strange and singular man, British officer T.E. Lawrence (played by O'Toole).