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An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927. He ... See full bio

David Lean movies and series available to watch on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu : 1st ratings based on IMDB, 2nd rating - Netflix / Rotten Tomatos users:
* Movie Title (sort) Year Genres (sort) Director / CreatorsLeading Actors Netflix
8.5 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 Adventure Biography Drama Drama History War UK David Lean Peter O'Toole Alec Guinness Anthony Quinn * 4.0/5
8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 Adventure Drama War David Lean William Holden Alec Guinness Jack Hawkins * 4.0/5
6.8 The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 Biography Drama History George Stevens, David Lean(uncredited) Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston * 3.7/5
8.4 v Brief Encounter 1945 Drama Romance UK David Lean Celia Johnson Trevor Howard Stanley Holloway * 3.6/5
8.3 Doctor Zhivago 1965 Drama Romance War David Lean Omar Sharif Julie Christie Geraldine Chaplin * 3.9/5
8.2 Great Expectations 1946 Adventure Drama Mystery Mystery Romance UK David Lean John Mills Valerie Hobson Tony Wager * 3.7/5
8.1 v Oliver Twist 1948 Drama UK David Lean Robert Newton Alec Guinness Kay Walsh * 3.7/5
7.6 A Passage to India 1984 Adventure Drama History David Lean Judy Davis Victor Banerjee Peggy Ashcroft * 3.5/5
7.4 The Passionate Friends 1949 Drama UK David Lean Ann Todd Trevor Howard Claude Rains - 6.6/10
7.3 Summertime 1955 Drama Romance David Lean Katharine Hepburn Rossano Brazzi Isa Miranda * 3.4/5
7.3 v This Happy Breed 1944 Comedy Drama UK David Lean Robert Newton Celia Johnson Amy Veness - 7.8/10
7.1 Blithe Spirit 1945 Comedy Fantasy UK David Lean Rex Harrison Constance Cummings Kay Hammond - 7.6/10
7.3 49th Parallel 1941 Drama Thriller War UK Michael Powell Leslie Howard Laurence Olivier Raymond Massey * 3.4/5
7.2 In Which We Serve 1942 Drama War UK Noël Coward Noel Coward John Mills Bernard Miles * 3.3/5
8.1 Pygmalion 1938 Comedy Drama Romance Anthony Asquith Leslie Howard Wendy Hiller Wilfrid Lawson * 3.7/5
7.9 Hobson s Choice 1954 Comedy Drama Romance UK David Lean Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie * 3.7/5
7.8 Ryan s Daughter 1970 Drama Romance David Lean Robert Mitchum Trevor Howard John Mills * 4.1/5

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