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1. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Writer: Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

2. St. Trinian's (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

5.8
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39 Metascore

St Trinian's, a school for "young ladies" with its anarchic doctrine of free expression, brings together a motley crew of ungovernable girls who, using their wit and ingenuity, save the school from bankruptcy.

Writers: Piers Ashworth, Jamie Minoprio, Nick Moorcroft, Ronald Searle, Jonathan M. Stern | Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson | Stars: Talulah Riley, Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton, Jodie Whittaker

3. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.

Writer: Clive Barker | Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

4. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

5. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Writers: Billy Hayes, William Hoffer, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

6. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Drama, Musical

8.0
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A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Writer: Roger Waters | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

7. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple, and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that, amongst the period ... See full summary »

Writers: William Hjortsberg, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

8. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

9. Evita (1996)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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45 Metascore

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Writers: Tim Rice, Alan Parker, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail

10. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Writer: Christopher Gore | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

11. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Writers: Roddy Doyle, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

12. Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | 145 min | Drama

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54 Metascore

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank McCourt, Laura Jones, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

13. Bugsy Malone (1976)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.8
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all child cast.

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi

14. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks.

Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace | Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

15. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Writers: William Wharton, Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

16. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.7
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Writer: Christopher Kenneally | Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

17. The Road to Wellville (1994)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

Writers: T. Coraghessan Boyle, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

18. Shoot the Moon (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama

6.9
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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

Writer: Bo Goldman | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

19. S.W.A.L.K. (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

20. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

21. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Series looking at changes in British society employing BBC archive footage.

Stars: Matthew Sweet, Andrew Collins, Peter York, Kim Newman

22. I Really Hate My Job (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is ... See full summary »

Writer: Jennifer Higgie | Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Neve Campbell, Shirley Henderson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Anna Maxwell Martin

23. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

24. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

25. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

26. Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009–2014)

26 min | Biography

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Creators: Mark Kaplan, Martin Saint Charles, David Freydt | Stars: Chris Columbus, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrew Davis, George Lucas

27. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Tom Cruise, Ken Adam

28. Xposé (2007– )

30 min | Music, News, Talk-Show

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A daily look at celebrity life in Ireland, Hollywood and beyond - covering all the big home events including the top awards ceremonies, film premieres, rock and pop concerts, fashion shows ... See full summary »

Stars: Aisling O'Loughlin, Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon, Glenda Gilson

29. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Leigh, Barry Norman

30. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

31. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

32. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

6.7
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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

33. The Man Who Married Himself (2010)

13 min | Short, Comedy

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Oliver has a mid-life crisis, and decides to get married - to himself. This is the story of his relationship, and how he discovers some truths about life and love on the way.

Writers: Charlie Fish, Garrick Hamm | Director: Garrick Hamm | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Warren Clarke, Emilia Fox, Celia Imrie

34. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

6.9
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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Kirsty Wark, Gavin Esler, Emily Maitlis

35. Wanda Whips Wall Street (1981)

X | 82 min | Adult, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Wanda overtakes the ailing Tyler Industries, and climbs to the very top of the corporate ladder using her seductive ways toward men.

Writer: Rick Marx | Director: Larry Revene | Stars: Veronica Hart, Leigh Wood, Jamie Gillis, Samantha Fox

36. Cinema mil (2005– )

30 min

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Pedro Almodóvar

37. There's Only One Madonna (2001 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Music

4.6
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The Documentary looks at Madonna from her earlier years in 1984 to her Drowned World tour in 2001. Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and other fans pay a tribute to the material girl as they ... See full summary »

Director: Jo Shinner | Stars: Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Jenny Eclair, Melanie Chisholm

38. Living the Life (2011– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Two well-known but very different personalities ad-lib questions to one another, resulting in the unique situation of both being interviewer and interviewee.

Stars: Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Bill Wyman, David A. Stewart

40. Kelly (1989– )

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

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90 minute chat show hosted by Gerry Kelly who has interviewed hundreds of the biggest names in showbusiness, film and television, music, sport and politics, as well as giving many local ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily

41. 36 Steps (2006)

98 min | Horror

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Writers: Ramiro García Bogliano, Adrián García Bogliano, Honorio Galarza | Director: Adrián García Bogliano | Stars: Noelia Balbo, Ines Sbarra, Melisa Fernandez, Ariana Marchioni

42. The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money (1998 TV Movie)

170 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Hermann Vaske | Director: Hermann Vaske | Stars: Jon Amiel, Rowan Atkinson, Sandra Bernhard, David Bowie

43. The Commitments: Looking Back (2004 Video)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Marc Ostrick | Stars: Michael Aherne, Robert Arkins, Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle

44. The Evacuees (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

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The experiences of two young Jewish boys evacuated from Manchester to Blackpool during the Blitz.

Writer: Jack Rosenthal | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Margery Withers, Ian East, Gary Carp, Aubrey Edwards

45. The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003 TV Movie)

270 min | Documentary, Music

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A countdown of the "100 greatest musicals" of stage and screen, as voted by the UK public through Channel 4's website and readers of The Mail newspaper. Each entry is represented by clips ... See full summary »

Writers: Robin Ince, Stewart Williams | Stars: Denise Van Outen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Scott Baio

46. The EE British Academy Film Awards (2013 TV Movie)

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Director: Nikki Parsons | Stars: Stephen Fry, Claudia Winkleman, Paloma Faith, Urban Voices Collective

47. Moviewatch (1993–1998)

25 min | Documentary

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Quirky movie reviews and interivews from the team plus members of the public.

Stars: Alex McLeod, Johnny Vaughan, Sally Gray, Sylvester Stallone

48. Movie Connections (2007–2009)

40 min | Documentary

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Series looking at the history of favourite films.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Bill Forsyth, Julie Walters, John Gordon Sinclair

49. Film Night (1970–1976)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Sheridan Morley, Philip Jenkinson, Tony Bilbow, Frankie Howerd

50. The 100 Greatest TV Ads (2000 TV Special)

165 min

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The greatest advertisements ever shown in Britain.

Writer: Matt Brito | Stars: Graham Norton, Cliff Adams, Mark Arden, Leslie Ash