Most Popular Titles With Simon Callow

1. Doctor Who (2005– )
71 min | Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi | Active
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

2. Rome (2005–2007)
90 min | Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

4. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Metascore: 40/100 (39 reviews)

A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.

5. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

6. Outlander (2014– )
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Active

Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

7. Amadeus (1984)
160 min | Biography, Drama, Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Metascore: 93/100 (12 reviews)

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

8. Notting Hill (1999)
124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Metascore: 66/100 (33 reviews)

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

9. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 87/100 (33 reviews)

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

10. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

11. Flushed Away (2006)
85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Metascore: 74/100 (28 reviews)

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

12. Inspector Lewis (2007– )
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

13. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.

14. Street Fighter (1994)
102 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

15. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Metascore: 81/100 (19 reviews)

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

16. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
93 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

17. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
90 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Metascore: 45/100 (17 reviews)

Pet detective Ace Ventura comes out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe.

18. A Room with a View (1985)
117 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Metascore: 80/100 (12 reviews)

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

19. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)
352 min | Drama, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

20. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)
60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

21. Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

22. Howards End (1992)
140 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Metascore: 87/100 (9 reviews)

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

23. Postcards from the Edge (1990)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Metascore: 71/100 (18 reviews)

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her... See full summary »

24. The Company (2007 TV Mini-Series)
286 min | Drama, History, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.

25. The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006 TV Movie)
170 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life no one knows the secrets of his death. But all is about to change. In 1922 Cairo, ... See full summary »

26. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Crime, Drama, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
27. Bright Young Things (2003)
106 min | Comedy, Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Metascore: 64/100 (32 reviews)

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

28. Love's Kitchen (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef ... See full summary »

29. Thunderpants (2002)
87 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.

30. Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)
60 min | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures of a housewife and a spy whom she fell in with.

31. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

British police series which revolutionised the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s. Jack Regan (see also 'Regan' (1974)) played by John Thaw is a hard edged detective in the Flying ... See full summary »

32. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
98 min | Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Metascore: 84/100 (29 reviews)

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

34. Loose Women (1999– )
45 min | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

35. George and the Dragon (2004)
93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.

36. Bob the Butler (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tom Green stars as a bumbling buffoon, who lands at Butling after working his way through all other 'A' and 'B' jobs.

37. Jefferson in Paris (1995)
139 min | Biography, Drama, History, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Metascore: 45/100 (22 reviews)

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

38. Nova (1974– )
Documentary, Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Science documentaries.

39. This Is Jinsy (2010– )
30 min | Comedy, Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
40. Maurice (1987)
140 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Metascore: 74/100 (13 reviews)

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

41. Arn (2010 TV Mini-Series)
264 min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Arn has to endure so much before he can get the love of his life Cecilie, who has been put away in a monastery.

42. The Best Man (2005)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.

43. Ripley Under Ground (2005)
101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and... See full summary »

44. Screen Two (1985–2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

45. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
94 min | Crime, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dolly Bantry calls upon her old friend Miss Marple when the strangled corpse of an unknown blonde girl is found in the library of her home, Gossington Hall.

46. Miss in Her Teens (2014)
70 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his ... See full summary »

47. Play for Today (1970–1984)
75 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
48. Late Bloomers (2011)
95 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Metascore: 53/100 (10 reviews)

The struggles of Mary and her husband adjusting to retirement.

49. In Love with Dickens (2012 TV Movie)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
50. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.