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1. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

2. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

3. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History

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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

4. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

5. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

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76 Metascore

Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Writers: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

6. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama, History

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

7. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Writer: Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

8. Arthur (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

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Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Gordon | Director: Steve Gordon | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

9. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Mystery

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In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Writer: Paul Dehn | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

10. DragonHeart (1996)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.

Writers: Patrick Read Johnson, Charles Edward Pogue | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer, Pete Postlethwaite

11. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Writers: Jan Sardi, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

12. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History, Sport

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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Writer: Colin Welland | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

13. First Knight (1995)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Writers: Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, William Nicholson | Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross

14. Quest for Camelot (1998)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

Writers: Vera Chapman, Kirk De Micco, William Schifrin, Jacqueline Feather, David Seidler | Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Andrea Corr, Bryan White

15. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

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The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. ... See full summary »

Writers: Bryce Courtenay, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

16. Merlin (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

17. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History

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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

18. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

19. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Creator: Guy Fraumeni | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

20. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

TV-G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

Writers: James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, Jules Verne | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley

21. Scarlett (1994 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama, Romance

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Atlanta, 1873. It's another day (Melanie's funeral, in fact), and Scarlett is determined to win back Rhett (who's spending a lot of time with Belle Watling). First, she goes to Tara and ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Annabeth Gish, Julie Harris

22. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance

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An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.

Writers: Henry James, Laura Jones | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Martin Donovan

23. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Lovejoy is a loveable rogue and an antiques dealer with an amazing talent for spotting hidden treasures. When not looking for the odd collectible, Lovejoy spends most of his time using his ... See full summary »

Creator: Ian La Frenais | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

24. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

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Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

Writers: Steve Gordon, Andy Breckman | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

25. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

26. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

27. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama

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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

28. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

29. Haunted (1995)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Herbert, Timothy Prager, Bob Kellett, Lewis Gilbert | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud

30. War and Remembrance (1988 TV Mini-Series)

1,620 min | Drama, War

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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

31. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

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An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

32. Gulliver's Travels (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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A Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.

Writers: Simon Moore, Jonathan Swift | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Ned Beatty

33. SCTV (1976–1981)

30 min | Comedy

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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Creator: Andrew Alexander | Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

34. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Musical, War

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A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Chilton, Len Deighton, Joan Littlewood | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

35. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

36. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

37. The Loved One (1965)

122 min | Comedy

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Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, Terry Southern, Christopher Isherwood | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Dana Andrews

38. Julius Caesar (1970)

G | 117 min | Drama, History, War

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All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Furnival, William Shakespeare | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

39. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hopkins, Elwyn Jones, John Lloyd | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

40. Looking for Richard (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama

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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."

Writers: William Shakespeare, Al Pacino, Frederic Kimball | Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Frederic Kimball

41. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Writers: William Shakespeare, David Garrick, Colley Cibber | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

42. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Bernard Hill, Pete Postlethwaite, Patrick Godfrey

43. Secret Agent (1936)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Writers: Campbell Dixon, W. Somerset Maugham, Charles Bennett, Ian Hay, Alma Reville, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Peter Lorre

44. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Fantasy, Musical, Adventure

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This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Kramer, James Hilton | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

45. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

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A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England.

Writer: David Hare | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman

46. The Formula (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

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A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Shagan | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud

47. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

48. Shining Through (1992)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

Writers: Susan Isaacs, David Seltzer | Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson

49. Les Miserables (1978 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History

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Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

Writers: John Gay, Victor Hugo | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Cyril Cusack, Claude Dauphin

50. The Shooting Party (1985)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance

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While Europe stands on the brink of a World War in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.

Writers: Isabel Colegate, Julian Bond | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud