(Fred Zinnemann, UK 1966, 120 min., 35mm)
Academy Awards at 90. The late Paul Scofield re-creates his stage role as Sir Thomas More in this finely realized retelling of the clash between the spiritually unyielding More and his adulterous king in 16th-century England. Robert Shaw’s tempestuous portrayal of Henry VIII leads a powerful supporting cast that includes Orson Welles, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Susannah York, and John Hurt. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.