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1. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

Biography, Drama, History

9.5
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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.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale

2. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 2 (1977)

Biography, Drama, History

9.3
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Jesus meets Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist and continues to perform miracles among his people.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, James Farentino

3. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983)

Documentary

9.2
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Stars: George Arliss, Richard Barthelmess, Anne Baxter, Humphrey Bogart

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

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.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

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.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

6. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

7. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.8
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Georgine Anderson, Stephanie Bidmead, Michael Blakemore, David Buck

8. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Eleonore (1974)

Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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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?

Writer: Philip Mackie | Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Stephanie Beacham, Peter Blythe

9. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Louise (1974)

Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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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 »

Writer: Philip Mackie | Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Blythe, Peter Bowles

10. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Maria Luisa (1974)

Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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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.

Writer: Philip Mackie | Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Geoffrey Bayldon, Peter Blythe

11. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

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.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

12. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

13. Nova (1974– )

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Science documentaries.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Liev Schreiber

14. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

15. The Wars of the Roses (1965 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.4
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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

Stars: David Warner, Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Boden, Philip Brack

16. Shanghai Vice (1999 TV Mini-Series)

50 min

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Star: Ian Holm

17. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

18. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992– )

24 min | Animation, Family

8.2
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Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Mary Jane Bowe, Jenny Moore

19. Omnibus (1967–2002)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Arts documentary series.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, Kirsty Wark, Eric Morecambe

20. Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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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.

Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Holm, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Anne Baxter

21. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Josephine (1974)

Biography, Drama, History

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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 »

Writer: Philip Mackie | Director: Reginald Collin | Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Wendy Allnutt, Tony Anholt

22. Holocaust (1978 TV Mini-Series)

475 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

23. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Gail Harrison, Anthony Bate

24. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Adolf Hitler, Simon Haslett, Bernard Hill

25. Gooseberries Don't Dance (1999)

13 min | Short

8.1
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Writer: Andrew Kazamia | Director: Andrew Kazamia | Stars: Kate Maberly, Ian Holm, Polly Maberly, Penelope Wilton

26. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

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.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

27. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

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

Writers: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Bob Peterson | Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

28. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

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

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

29. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

30. The Lost Boys (1978 TV Mini-Series)

274 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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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.

Stars: Ian Holm, Anna Cropper, William Hootkins, Maureen O'Brien

31. The Bell (1982– )

50 min

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Stars: Rowena Cooper, Kenneth Cranham, Edward Hardwicke, Patricia Heneghan

32. Performance (1992– )
Episode: King Lear (1998)

150 min | Drama

8.0
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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 »

Writers: Richard Eyre, William Shakespeare | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Paul Rhys, Finbar Lynch, Timothy West, David Burke

33. The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996–2005)
Episode: Murder for Hire (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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Writer: Susan Stewart Potter | Director: Jonathan Hacker | Stars: Ian Holm, Dean Teaster

34. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Flayed (1978)

7.9
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Writer: Don Taylor | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Timothy Bateson, Rowena Cooper, Julian Holloway, Ian Holm

35. Holocaust (1978– )
Episode: Part 4 (1978)

Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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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 »

Writer: Gerald Green | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Tom Bell, Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris

36. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

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

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

37. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

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

38. The Browning Version (1985 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Michael Kitchen, John Woodvine

39. Elizabeth R (1992 TV Movie)

107 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writers: Antony Jay, Edward Mirzoeff | Director: Edward Mirzoeff | Stars: Queen Elizabeth II, Ian Holm

40. Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1985 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama

7.8
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Writers: T.R. Bowen, Noel Coward | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Robert Blythe, Richard Boyle, Andrea Browne, Nihal Dayananda

41. Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writers: Clara Miller, Barry Paine | Director: Tony Miller | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ian Holm, Saeed Jaffrey

42. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )
Episode: Berlin Game: Part 1 (1988)

Drama

7.8
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Writers: Len Deighton, John Howlett | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Ian Holm, Mel Martin, Michael Degen, Michael Culver

43. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
Episode: Georgina (1974)

Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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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.

Writer: Philip Mackie | Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Jeffrey Celebi

44. Holocaust (1978– )
Episode: Part 3 (1978)

Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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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 »

Writer: Gerald Green | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

45. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

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

Writers: Russell Banks, Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

46. The Real Middle Earth (2007 Video)

59 min

7.7
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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

47. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: King Oedipus (1972)

Drama

7.7
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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

7.7
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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 »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Ian Holm, Anthony Bate, Deborah Grant, Robin Wentworth

49. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Most of Our Universe Is Missing (2006)

Documentary, History

7.7
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Writer: Peter Leonard | Director: Peter Leonard | Stars: Ian Holm, Tim Sumner, James Peebles, Jeremiah Ostriker

50. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Last Romantics (1992)

90 min

7.7
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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.

Writer: Nigel Williams | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ian Holm, Leo McKern, Sara Kestelman, Alan Cumming