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1. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

2. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

Writers: Tom Clancy, Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

3. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Writers: Richard Hatem, John A. Keel | Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

4. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Pender | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

5. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

6. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

7. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Unrated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Mihalis Kakogiannis | Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

8. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as an gladiator A slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.

Writers: Howard Fast, Robert Schenkkan | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra

9. Women in Love (1969)

R | 131 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s. Gerald Crich and Rupert Berkin are best friends who fall in love with a pair of ... See full summary »

Writers: D.H. Lawrence, Larry Kramer | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden

10. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

11. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Writers: Bo Goldman, Bill Kerby | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

12. An Unmarried Woman (1978)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

Writer: Paul Mazursky | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman

13. The Statement (2003)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Brian Moore | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam

14. A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Higgins, Edmund Ward, Martin Lynch | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis

15. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Frederic Raphael | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

16. Arabian Nights (2000 TV Movie)

175 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

7.5
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To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.

Writer: Peter Barnes | Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Mili Avital, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tchéky Karyo

17. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

18. Georgy Girl (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Writers: Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols | Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

19. The Go-Between (1970)

GP | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.

Writers: Harold Pinter, L.P. Hartley | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave

20. 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, Pete Postlethwaite

21. Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Western

5.2
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Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

Writer: Sam Shepard | Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney

22. Mister Frost (1990)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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Frost is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes ... See full summary »

Writers: Derry Hall, Brad Lynch, Philippe Setbon, Louise Vincent | Director: Philippe Setbon | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Kathy Baker, Alan Bates, Jean-Pierre Cassel

23. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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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: Alfred Molina, Geraldine James, Timothy West, Sean Bean

24. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Ne'er-do-well Harry Flashman is coerced by Otto von Bismark into impersonating a prince.

Writer: George MacDonald Fraser | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed

25. The Wicked Lady (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

3.8
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Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Arliss, Gordon Glennon, Magdalen King-Hall, Aimée Stuart, Michael Winner | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott

26. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

4.0
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.

Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Susan Lucci, Penny Marshall

27. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

28. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Writer: David Sherwin | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

29. Love in a Cold Climate (2001 TV Mini-Series)

150 min | Drama

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Stars: Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Javier Alcina, Rosamund Pike, Megan Dodds

30. Quartet (1981)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house.

Writers: Jean Rhys, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Michel Maingois | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins

31. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

7.7
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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway, Anna Massey

32. King of Hearts (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Comedy, War

7.5
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During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Boulanger, Maurice Bessy | Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy

33. Gladiators (1992–2000)

60 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

Stars: Ulrika Jonsson, John Sachs, John Anderson, Kim Betts

34. The Running Man (1963)

103 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Mortimer, Shelley Smith | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Felix Aylmer

35. The Cherry Orchard (1999)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »

Writers: Anton Chekhov, Mihalis Kakogiannis | Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Katrin Cartlidge, Owen Teale

36. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife ... See full summary »

Writer: Nigel Williams | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: James Wilby, Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, Dolly Wells

37. Dr. M (1990)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.9
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In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »

Writers: Norbert Jacques, Thomas Bauermeister, Claude Chabrol, Sollace Mitchell | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler

38. Duet for One (1986)

R | 107 min | Drama

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Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from multiple sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces : her career ends abruptly and her husband betrays her with ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Kempinski, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Jeremy Lipp | Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max von Sydow, Rupert Everett

40. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Writers: John Osborne, Nigel Kneale | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

41. Force majeure (1989)

86 min | Drama

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For whatever reason, Philippe and Daniel choose to vacation in Southeast Asia, where they meet Hans, a resident of the area who acts as their patron and guide. Before they leave to return ... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Jolivet, Olivier Schatzky | Director: Pierre Jolivet | Stars: Patrick Bruel, François Cluzet, Kristin Scott Thomas, Alan Bates

42. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

7.1
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bog, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Writers: Bernard Malamud, Dalton Trumbo | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

43. The Prince and the Pauper (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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The King and a poor boy swap places.

Writers: Mark Twain, Duke Fenady, Dominic Minghella | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates, Jonathan Hyde, Jonathan Timmins

44. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

7.8
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Writers: Mary Hayley Bell, Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

45. Salem Witch Trials (2002 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History

6.3
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Writer: Maria Nation | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Henry Czerny, Gloria Reuben, Jay O. Sanders

46. Three Sisters (1970)

G | 165 min | Drama

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Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching ... See full summary »

Writers: Moura Budberg, Anton Chekhov | Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel | Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi

47. 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

48. Hard Times (1994– )

100 min | Drama

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Stars: Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Alan Bates, Beatie Edney

49. Pack of Lies (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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How well do you know your neighbors, your close friends? What if the FBI asked you if they could use your home to spy on them... See full synopsis »

Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Sammi Davis, Ronald Hines

50. The Shout (1978)

R | 86 min | Horror, Drama

6.8
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A traveler by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Writers: Robert Graves, Michael Austin, Jerzy Skolimowski | Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens