Hurt, John 1940-
Most widely held works about John Hurt
Most widely held works by John Hurt
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,059 libraries worldwide
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,976 libraries worldwide
Indy tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy takes you on a breathtaking, action-packed adventure.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 1 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,721 libraries worldwide
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him.
A man for all seasons ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, a respected English statesman, refuses to recognize King Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn and is beheaded.
I, Claudius ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
Rob Roy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's evil henchmen conspire to take the wealth for themselves, they thrust Rob into the most challenging battle of his life ... one that escalates into a bloody, exhilarating climax.
Hellboy II the golden army ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It's up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness.
V for vendetta ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.
Contact ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away.
Hellboy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
In the 1940s, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin, who has used his occult powers to summon up a demon from the depths of Hell. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom. Under Broom's care, Hellboy develops the desire to do good. Sixty years later he takes action as part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapian, an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Hellboy finds himself facing the powerful Rasputin determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness.
Alien ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and German and held by 952 libraries worldwide
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left.
Contact ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway (Foster) receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away.
A man for all seasons ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies.
Perfume the story of a murderer ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
In 1738 in Paris, a baby is born under a fishmonger's bloody table in a marketplace and abandoned. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something about the tiny infant that is unsettling. No one will look after him; he is somehow too demanding and, even more disturbing, something is missing: he doesn't smell the way a baby should; indeed, he has no scent at all. Yet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille clings stubbornly to life, because he possesses an absolute sense of smell, and with it, he can read the world, discovering truths that elude ordinary men. As he leaves childhood behind and comes to understand his terrible uniqueness, his obsession becomes the quest to identify, and then to isolate, the perfect scent--that of life itself. Grenouille embarks on a monstrous quest, until the frenzy of his final triumph explodes in all its horrifying consequences.
The Tigger movie ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
Tigger's friends help him find his family.
Recount ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Explores one of the most dramatic and controversial events in recent U.S. election history, which shook a nation's faith in the ability to stage a fair and open election.
Nineteen eighty-four ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love, ' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts-- and crush his soul"--Container.
V for Vendetta ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society.
The Elephant man ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man", when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.
Captain Corelli's mandolin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
In 1941, on a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion.
Action and adventure films Adventure and adventurers Animated films Astronomers Biographical films City and town life Claudius,--Emperor of Rome,--10 B.C.-54 A.D Cromwell, Thomas,--Earl of Essex,--1485?-1540 Crystals Deception Documentary television programs Drama England Fantasy films Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Great Britain Hellboy (Fictitious character : Mignola) Henry--VIII,--King of England,--1491-1547 Historical films History Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization) Horror films Human-alien encounters Indiana Jones films Jones, Indiana (Fictitious character) Juvenile works Life on other planets Magic Man-woman relationships Monsters More, Thomas,--Sir, Saint,--1478-1535 Murder Parapsychology Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) Rome Science fiction films Thrillers (Motion pictures) Totalitarianism United States Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wizards
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