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1. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

2. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

3. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama

8.6
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Laura Linney, David Bamber, JJ Feild

4. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Grass Arena (1992)

90 min

8.6
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The Grass Arena is the true story of John Healy. Raised in an ultra religious family, with an abusive father, young Johnny soon learns that he has to learn to defend himself. He takes up ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Deasy, John Healy | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Mark Rylance, Pete Postlethwaite, Lynsey Baxter, Marian McLoughlin

5. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994– )
Episode: Episode Six (1994)

53 min | Drama

8.4
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Jonas murders Montague and is exposed, so takes his own life. Old Martin's senility is seen to be a sham and at a family conference young Martin's inheritance is restored and a blessing given to wed Mary, while Pecksniff is punished.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lodge | Director: Pedr James | Stars: Philip Franks, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Emma Chambers, John Padden

6. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Muscle Market (1981)

Drama

8.4
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Writer: Alan Bleasdale | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Pip Donaghy, Mike Donohoe, Steve Faye, Ronald Forfar

7. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)
Episode: A Matter of Taste (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Henry investigates a ram-raid at Ernest Drummond's wine warehouse whilst Margaret acts as caretaker for another wine importer, George Porter, married to her old school friend Rosie, after ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maher, Andrew Payne | Director: Martin Hutchings | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro

8. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Back in Good Old England (1982)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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When Jack 'Oily' Wragg, a villain who has fled the country, returns to London, Terry is in two minds as to whether to welcome him or not. That is, until it transpires that Wragg has come ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Payne, Leon Griffiths | Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Pete Postlethwaite, George Layton

9. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994– )
Episode: Episode Four (1994)

53 min | Drama

8.3
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Jonas seeks to insure Mercy's life, Pecksniff offers Mary a permanent position in his home and Charity plans to leave her father and live in London. Tom Pinch finally recognizes his devotion to Pecksniff is misplaced.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lodge | Director: Pedr James | Stars: Paul Francis, Pete Postlethwaite, David Bradley, Julian Fellowes

10. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

11. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Writers: Gerry Conlon, Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

12. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.1
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A well loved BBC adaptation of one of Charles Dickens lesser read novels. It revolves around some very greedy and selfish relatives who are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewits ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen, Philip Franks

13. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992 TV Mini-Series)

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.

Stars: Alec McCowen, Michael Kitchen, Suzanne Burden, Gerald James

14. Butterfly Collectors (1999 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Whilst the plot centers around a policeman, this is not a police story. In fact John McKeown emphatically dislikes being a policeman. Two teenage boys discover a murdered man at a breakers ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Abbott | Director: Jean Stewart | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jamie Draven, Rachel Davies, Alison Newman

15. Cyrano de Bergerac (1985 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama

8.1
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The Royal Shakespeare Company's stage production of the story about the large-nosed swordsman/poet who writes love letters to Roxane, the woman he adores, to court her for the handsome ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Burgess, Edmond Rostand | Directors: Terry Hands, Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Jimmy Gardner, Richard Clifford, Robert Clare, Philip Dennis

16. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994– )
Episode: Episode Five (1994)

53 min | Drama

8.1
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Tom Pinch finds Mercy has suffered at her husband's hands. Montague attempts to blackmail Jonas. Young Martin and Mark Tapley return home from America. Young Martin hopes to gain forgiveness from his grandfather.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lodge | Director: Pedr James | Stars: Philip Franks, Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Maggie Steed

17. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994– )
Episode: Episode One (1994)

84 min | Drama

8.1
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Old Martin Chuzzlewit is a very rich man, but paranoid that everyone is after his money. His grandson has made the fatal mistake of falling in love with the only person Martin trusts, and finds himself disinherited.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lodge | Director: Pedr James | Stars: Pauline Turner, Tom Wilkinson, Steve Nicolson, Lynda Bellingham

18. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

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

19. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

20. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Writers: Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

21. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Wood, Bernard Cornwell | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

22. The Sins (2000 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Len Green is a bank robber. During his long career as a getaway driver, he has served many sentences and spent a fair proportion of his life behind bars. Now middle-aged, with a very ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Geraldine James, Caroline Hayes, Billie Cook

23. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )
Episode: A Merry Heatwave (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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It's an incredibly warm Christmas season but Nora is very sad - her brother Billy in Australia isn't expected to see another Christmas ... So Foggy decides to send a home movie to him of one

Writer: Roy Clarke | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, John Comer

24. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003– )

40 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Andrew Denton, Steve Irwin, Bryan Seymour, Mark Latham

25. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Coast to Coast (1987)

PG

7.9
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Two guys meet, one American, a deserter from the US army, one Brit, and they are drawn together by their mutual love of Soul music. Neither being gainfully employed they decide to start a ... See full summary »

Writer: Stan Hey | Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Lenny Henry, John Shea, Peter Vaughan, George Baker

26. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994– )
Episode: Episode Two (1994)

52 min | Drama

7.9
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Pecksniff returns to Wiltshire to carry out Old Martin's orders. After a tender parting from Mrs. Lupin, Mark Tapley helps Young Martin to a secret rendezvous with Mary Graham, before seeking his fortune in America.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lodge | Director: Pedr James | Stars: Emma Chambers, Keith Allen, Julia Sawalha, Paul Scofield

27. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Needle (1990)

Comedy

7.9
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Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Sean McKee, Emma Bird, Pete Postlethwaite, Anna Keaveney

28. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Writers: James Fenimore Cooper, John L. Balderston, Paul Perez, Daniel Moore, Philip Dunne, Michael Mann, Christopher Crowe | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

29. Criminal Justice (2008 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Ben Whishaw, Bill Paterson, Con O'Neill, Juliet Aubrey

30. Blind Justice (1988 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Jack Shepherd, Julian Wadham, Jane Lapotaire, Caroline Hutchison

31. Criminal Justice (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2008)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Things look very bleak indeed for Ben as his Not Guilty trial proceeds and the prosecution lawyer tears him to shreds in the court. Trainee barrister Frances Kapoor now has his defence but ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Moffat | Director: Luke Watson | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Pete Postlethwaite, Bill Paterson, Con O'Neill

32. Going Straight (1978– )
Episode: Going Going Gone (1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Fletch is well-regarded at the hotel though he is not too well off as his wages go on repaying Ingrid and Godber,now engaged for loans. An old lady called Mrs. Appleby comes to the hotel ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake, David Swift

33. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Creator: Andrew Payne | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

34. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs Overall and a regular advice slot from Agony ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston

35. Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000 TV Special)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.

Writer: Victoria Wood | Director: John Birkin | Stars: Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Susie Blake, James Bolam

36. Criminal Justice (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2008)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Charged with the murder of the girl he slept with, Ben is remanded in custody to await his trial. He is a fragile boy in a very brutal world. Fortunately he is sharing a cell with kindly ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Moffat | Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Pete Postlethwaite, Bill Paterson, Con O'Neill

37. Criminal Justice (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2008)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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In preparation for his trial Ben's case is given to a hot shot feminist barrister, Alison Slaughter, but the naive youngster is concerned that her only concern in getting him off the murder... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Moffat | Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Pete Postlethwaite, Bill Paterson, Con O'Neill

38. Between the Lines (1992–1994)
Episode: Out of the Game (1992)

Crime, Drama

7.7
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Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Director: Alan Dossor | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

39. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Writers: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

40. Tumbledown (1988 TV Movie)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.6
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Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, M.C..

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Colin Firth, Paul Rhys, David Calder, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

41. Lost for Words (1999 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the ... See full summary »

Writer: Deric Longden | Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Thora Hird, Pete Postlethwaite, Penny Downie, Jennifer Luckraft

42. Clough (2009)

70 min | Documentary

7.6
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30 years since his first European Cup success, 15 years since his retirement and 5 years after his death; Brian Clough continues to fascinate. The Afterlife of Brian continues a pace; ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna, James Williams | Stars: Geoffrey Boycott, Kenny Burns, Barbara Clough, Brian Clough

43. Zorro (1990–2011)
Episode: The Marked Man (1990)

22 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

7.6
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Out fishing, Felipe finds Carillo and three other fiends who plan a raid on Los Angeles and the alcalde's murder for revenge, is caught, believed deaf, left bound. Diego finds and liberates... See full summary »

Writers: Johnston McCulley, Greg Collins O'Neill | Director: Robert McCullough | Stars: Duncan Regehr, Patrice Martinez, James Victor, Michael Tylo

44. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

45. The Duellists (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D'Hubert and Feraud, cross swords ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Vaughan-Hughes, Joseph Conrad | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

46. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

47. 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, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

48. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

7.5
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The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on ... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Davies | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

49. Afternoon Off (1979 TV Movie)

75 min

7.5
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Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Henry Man, Benjamin Whitrow, Angela Morant, Pasquale Perrino

50. Mitch (1984– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Mitch is a newspaper reporter with a difference, he cares about the people he reports.

Creators: Roger Marshall, Donald Zec | Stars: John Thaw, David Calder, Clare Higgins, Gawn Grainger