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1,193 Ratings

Great Expectations

Directed by David Lean
United Kingdom, 1946
Drama, Romance, Adventure


Pip, a good-natured, humble orphan discovers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Later Pip is reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella.

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Great Expectations Directed by David Lean

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1948 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

1948 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1947 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1947 | 2nd place: Best Film

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