To Greece, With Love

by vinsond21 | created - 21 Aug 2013 | updated - 12 Feb 2016 | Public

I just returned from a holiday in Greece, and love the country and her people. So here's a list that's dedicated to them!

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1. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 42,632 | Gross: $28.90M

2. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 19,064

3. Eleni (1985)

PG | 114 min | Drama, War

Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt, Oliver Cotton

Votes: 1,245 | Gross: $0.31M

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Votes: 114,785 | Gross: $241.44M

5. My Life in Ruins (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch, Alexis Georgoulis

Votes: 17,558 | Gross: $8.66M

6. Never on Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

Director: Jules Dassein | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassein, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Votes: 4,762

7. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 198,333 | Gross: $144.13M

8. Z (1969)

M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer

Votes: 21,770 | Gross: $0.08M

9. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,557 | Gross: $25.54M

10. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 1,046

11. Summer Lovers (1982)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen, Barbara Rush

Votes: 3,577 | Gross: $4.97M

12. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (July 20/21, 356 - June 10/11, 323 B.C.), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 3,115

13. The 300 Spartans (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A small Army of Greeks spearheaded by three hundred Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian Army.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Votes: 6,317

14. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

59 Metascore

Perseus must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Votes: 38,233 | Gross: $41.09M

15. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

G | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 21,547

16. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 2,905

17. The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $24.65M

18. The Moon-Spinners (1964)

G | 118 min | Family, Mystery, Romance

Travelling through Crete to collect folk songs for the BBC, a British teen and her aunt stumble upon local criminals who are peddling gems stolen from a London bank.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri, Peter McEnery

Votes: 1,918

19. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

54 Metascore

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Votes: 85,156 | Gross: $62.30M

20. The Beloved (1971)

R | 75 min | Drama

Yanni returns to his homeland, on a Greek island, after several years in London. Soon he is searching for his teenager passion, Elena. She is a married woman now, and adultery leads to ... See full summary »

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Raquel Welch, Richard Johnson, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson

Votes: 138

21. The Two Faces of January (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Romance, Thriller

66 Metascore

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

Director: Hossein Amini | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan

Votes: 27,930 | Gross: $0.51M



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