#4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
This historical epic covers the Allies’ mideastern campaign during World War I as seen through the eyes of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence. After a prologue showing us Lawrence’s ultimate fate, we flash back to Cairo in 1917. A bored general staffer, Lawrence talks his way into a transfer to Arabia. Its themes include Lawrence’s emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war. Also this include his own identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army. Finally his new-found comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.