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1. Deliverance (1972)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Writer: James Dickey | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

2. Excalibur (1981)

R | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart

Writers: Thomas Malory, Rospo Pallenberg, John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

3. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

4. The Tailor of Panama (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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66 Metascore

A tailor living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent.

Writers: John le Carré, Andrew Davies, John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela

5. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.7
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A girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

Writer: William Goodhart | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

6. Point Blank (1967)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.

Writers: Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse, Rafe Newhouse, Donald E. Westlake | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor

7. Boogie Woogie (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

Writer: Danny Moynihan | Director: Duncan Ward | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston

8. Queen and Country (2014)

Drama

7.9
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An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

9. Long Way Round (2004 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Adventure

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This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Creators: David Alexanian, Charley Boorman, Russ Malkin, Ewan McGregor | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

10. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more... See full summary »

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

11. The General (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Boorman, Paul Williams | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy

12. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Writer: Rospo Pallenberg | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

13. Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

91 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Nichols | Director: John Boorman | Stars: The Dave Clark Five, Barbara Ferris, David Lodge, Robin Bailey

14. The Tiger's Tail (2006)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Kim Cattrall, Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack

15. Beyond Rangoon (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she... See full summary »

Writers: Alex Lasker, Bill Rubenstein | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray

17. Where the Heart Is (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group ... See full summary »

Writers: John Boorman, Telsche Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Dabney Coleman, Uma Thurman, Joanna Cassidy, Crispin Glover

18. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

G | 103 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?

Writers: Alexander Jacobs, Eric Bercovici, Reuben Bercovitch | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune

19. 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

20. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

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44 Metascore

Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators ... See full summary »

Writers: Antjie Krog, Ann Peacock | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

21. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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

22. Blood and Concrete (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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A car thief and a punk rocker fall in love as they become embroiled in deaths attributed to an aphrodisiac.

Writers: Richard LaBrie, Jeffrey Reiner | Director: Jeffrey Reiner | Stars: Billy Zane, Jennifer Beals, Darren McGavin, James Le Gros

23. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

24. Nemo (1984)

97 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.9
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A young boy imagines being in a tale he's about to hear. In this magical world he encounters many famous characters from other tales, aliens and other beings and, of course, a beautiful princess.

Writers: Arnaud Sélignac, Jean-Pierre Esquenazi, Telsche Boorman | Director: Arnaud Sélignac | Stars: Seth Kibel, Jason Connery, Mathilda May, Nipsey Russell

25. The 100 Greatest War Films (2005 TV Movie)

385 min | Documentary

5.3
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The 100 Greatest War Films of all time, as voted for by the public of the UK.

Director: Mark Murray | Stars: Sean Pertwee, David Aaronovitch, Ken Annakin, Jean-Jacques Annaud

26. Two Nudes Bathing (1995)

35 min | Short

7.6
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Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: John Hurt, Charley Boorman, Angeline Ball, Jocelyne West

27. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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

28. Leo the Last (1970)

R | 104 min | Drama, Comedy

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Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's ... See full summary »

Writers: John Boorman, William Stair, George Tabori | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Billie Whitelaw, Calvin Lockhart, Glenna Forster-Jones

29. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

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

30. Broken Dream

Fantasy | Announced

A love story set in a futuristic world.

Writers: John Boorman, Neil Jordan | Director: John Boorman | Stars: John Hurt, Caleb Landry Jones

31. Little Red Riding Hood (I) (2009 Video)

15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

5.6
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A satirized version of the iconic fairy tale retold with more than a few "twists". Little Red Riding Hood is sent out on an errand by her domineering mother to bring her ailing Grandmother ... See full summary »

Writer: J.L. Carrozza | Director: J.L. Carrozza | Stars: Charli Henley, David Luce, Jonathan Daire, Neil Cicierega

32. Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009– )

60 min | Talk-Show

4.0
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In-depth hour-long interviews devoted to just one guest and filmed in front of an audience, with video contributions from friends and family.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins

33. Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means (2008– )

Documentary

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Stars: Charley Boorman, Russ Malkin, Paul Mungeam, Lucy Trujillo

34. The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Chevy Chase, Norma Aleandro, Anne Archer, Frédéric Back

35. The Hard Way (1979 TV Movie)

89 min | Thriller

6.4
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A professional assassin is coerced into taking on one last job.

Writers: Kevin Grogan, Richard Ryan | Director: Michael Dryhurst | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Lee Van Cleef, Edna O'Brien, Donal McCann

36. Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.8
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81 Metascore

The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

Directors: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi | Stars: W.H. Auden, Don Bachardy, Ted Bachardy, James Berg

37. Picture Windows (1994– )

95 min

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Famous paintings come to life to tell a story by renowned authors, directed by world class directors.

Stars: Claire Rankin, Brooke Adams, Peter Bogdanovich, Sally Kirkland

38. Behind the Sword in the Stone (2014)

Documentary | Completed

A documentary about the making of John Boorman's epic film 'Excalibur'.

Directors: Alec Moore, Mark Wright | Stars: Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Gabriel Byrne

39. Me and Me Dad (2012)

67 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.0
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An intimate portrait about the iconic filmmaker John Boorman directed by his daughter Katrine. The story is told through the relationship of father and daughter, it is a journey about film ... See full summary »

Director: Katrine Boorman | Stars: John Boorman, Katrine Boorman, Charley Boorman, Daisy Boorman

40. The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: L.B. Abbott, Eddie Albert, Edward Albert, Julie Andrews

41. The Rock (1967)

9 min | Short

6.6
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In this promotional short for the MGM feature Point Blank (1967), the "rock" of the title is Alcatraz Island, which housed a US federal prison that closed in 1963. Alcatraz is one of the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Boorman, Angie Dickinson, John Giles, Lee Marvin

42. Whaledreamers (2006)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Writer: Kim Kindersley | Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley

43. Angela Mooney Dies Again (1996)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Tommy McArdle | Stars: Nick Benedict, Patrick Bergin, Lesley Conroy, Alan Devine

44. The 100 Greatest Films (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A countdown of the 100 greatest films, as voted by the British public via the Channel 4 website.

Directors: Matthew Cole, Simon Toyne | Stars: Graham Norton, Alessandro Alessandroni, Richard Attenborough, John Badham

45. Dreamers (2012)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Creation was always imagined as a mysterious process. Following these filmmakers, brings to light their passion, their imagination and their magical process.

Director: Noelle Deschamps | Stars: Guillermo Arriaga, Jacques Audiard, John Boorman, Akiva Goldsman

46. TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014 TV Movie)

34 min | Documentary

7.1
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Ben Mankiewicz recounts great moments and memories, on-screen and off, from the twenty-year history of Turner Classic Movies.

Writer: M.A. Glenn-Drew | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Ned Beatty, John Boorman, Arlene Dahl

47. Long Shot (1978)

85 min | Drama

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Writers: Maurice Hatton, Eoin McCann | Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: Charles Gormley, Neville Smith, Ann Zelda, David Stone

48. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

49. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

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Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Fleischer

50. Àngel Casas Show (1984–1988)

Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Àngel Casas, Josep Maria Bardagí, Dyango, Núria Feliu