Highest Rated Titles With Ian Holm

1. The Real Middle Earth (2007 Video)
59 min
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This fascinating documentary takes us in Tolkien's footsteps and investigates the landscapes and buildings, the places and names that helped shape Middle Earth. Sir Ian Holm narrates this fascinating exploration into an imaginary world.

Star: Ian Holm
2. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)
382 min | Biography, Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  

After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

3. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 2 (1977)
382 min | Biography, Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Jesus meets Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist and continues to perform miracles among his people.

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Metascore: 92/100 (34 reviews)

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Metascore: 94/100 (41 reviews)

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

7. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)
382 min | Biography, Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
9. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Eleonore (1974)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Napoleon is the emperor of France but still has no heir. Is he infertile, or is Josephine too old? Napoleon's sister Caroline arranges a new mistress for him, Eleonore, who soon becomes pregnant. But is the child really his?

10. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Louise (1974)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Napoleon weds Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria, a young woman with large sexual appetites. Before long, she is pregnant. Following a difficult labor, she delivers a son and immediately ... See full summary »

11. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Maria Luisa (1974)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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Napoleon needs a son and knows that Josephine can never give him one. Josephine's final desperate ploy--spreading rumors of Napoleon's impotence--fails. Napoleon divorces her and demands the hand of the Austrian emperor's daughter.

12. Alien (1979)
117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Metascore: 83/100 (22 reviews)

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

13. Arena (1975– )
Documentary
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

14. The Power Game (1965–1969)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
15. The Wars of the Roses (1965 TV Mini-Series)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

16. Shanghai Vice (1999 TV Mini-Series)
50 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Star: Ian Holm
17. Omnibus (1967–2002)
Documentary, Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Arts documentary series.

18. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Josephine (1974)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
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While Napoleon wages a brilliant campaign in Italy, Josephine conducts an affair with a handsome captain in Paris. When Napoleon demands that she join him in Milan, she replies that she ... See full summary »

19. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
169 min | Adventure, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Metascore: 58/100 (40 reviews)

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

20. Holocaust (1978 TV Mini-Series)
475 min | Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

21. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992– )
24 min | Animation, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
22. Timewatch (1982– )
50 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

23. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adaption of Len Deghton's trilogy, "Berlin Game," "Mexico Set," "London Match." Bernard Samson, Played by Ian Holm, is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central. His wife, Fiona, played... See full summary »

24. Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.

25. Gooseberries Don't Dance (1999)
13 min | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
26. Ratatouille (2007)
111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Metascore: 96/100 (37 reviews)

A rat, who can also cook, makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

27. Brazil (1985)
132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Metascore: 88/100 (12 reviews)

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

28. The Lost Boys (1978 TV Mini-Series)
274 min | Biography, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie writes PETER PAN for the five boys, and later adopts George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas.

29. The Bell (1982– )
50 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
30. Performance (1992– )
Episode: King Lear (1998)
150 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

31. The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996–2005)
Episode: Murder for Hire (2002)
60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Writer: Susan Stewart Potter |  Director: Jonathan Hacker |  Stars: Ian Holm, Dean Teaster
32. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
33. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Flayed (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
34. Holocaust (1978– )
Episode: Part 3 (1978)
475 min | Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Rudi and Helena escape from a long procession of Jews being marched into Babi Yar. They are eventually rescued from a hayloft by a group of Jewish partisans. Erik Dorf attends a top-level ... See full summary »

35. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
112 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Metascore: 90/100 (23 reviews)

This film documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town.

36. Henry V (1989)
137 min | Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Metascore: 83/100 (17 reviews)

The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

37. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
25 min | Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

38. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »

39. Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1985 TV Movie)
82 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
40. Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom (1994 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
41. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )
Episode: Berlin Game: Part 1 (1988)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
42. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Georgina (1974)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Now first consul of France and on the brink of becoming emperor, Napoleon takes a series of mistresses. The greatest threat to Josephine is an ambitious young actress, Mademoiselle George, whom Napoleon calls Georgina.

43. Holocaust (1978– )
Episode: Part 4 (1978)
475 min | Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Erik Dorf complains to the other S.S. leaders that the executions of the Jews are not being efficiently done. An order is placed by Erik for Zyklon B (a lethal gas) for use at Auschwitz and... See full summary »

44. Garden State (2004)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (37 reviews)

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

45. The Return of the Borrowers (1993– )
166 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The borrowers leave their new home and find a model village just the right size for them. They find George but the village's owner also finds out about the borrowers.

46. The Browning Version (1985 TV Movie)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
47. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: King Oedipus (1972)
120 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Writer: Sophocles |  Director: Alan Bridges |  Stars: Ian Holm, Sheila Allen, Alan Webb, Anthony Bate
48. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Moonlight on the Highway (1969)
52 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Writing for ITV's SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE series, Dennis Potterintroduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, ... See full summary »

49. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Last Romantics (1992)
90 min
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of writer F.R. Leavis, his mentor Arthur Quiller Couch, and Leavis's own students at Cambridge University.

50. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Uncle Vanya (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X