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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Writers: Roald Dahl, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 284,481

2. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 78,666

3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 115,263

4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 122,402

5. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 27,007

6. Four Rooms (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Writers: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Tim Roth, Amanda De Cadenet, David Proval, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 70,830

7. The BFG (2016)

Family, Fantasy | Post-production

The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, Adam Godley

8. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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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.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

Votes: 45,148

9. You Only Live Twice (1967)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Writers: Harold Jack Bloom, Roald Dahl | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 67,188

10. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Allan Scott | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 21,972

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 6,224

12. Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

7.1
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A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbour who only shows affection to her pet tortoise.

Writers: Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Roald Dahl | Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, James Corden, Richard Cordery, Pixie Davies

Votes: 1,579

13. The BFG (1989)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Hambley | Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 3,649

14. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 720

15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

Votes: 953

16. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.1
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 33

17. The Witches

Fantasy | Announced

Based on Roald Dahl's 1973 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!

Writers: Roald Dahl, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro

18. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 168

19. Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)

99 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Goldsmith | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 936

20. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

Votes: 59

21. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 71

22. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

Votes: 223

23. 36 Hours (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Thriller, War

7.3
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Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Writers: George Seaton, Roald Dahl, Carl K. Hittleman, Luis H. Vance | Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

Votes: 2,460

24. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 111

25. The Road Builder (1971)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Effective psychological love story with a macabre twist not found in the original Joy Cowley novel. The dreary existence of middle- aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with ... See full summary »

Writers: Joy Cowley, Roald Dahl | Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Jean Anderson

Votes: 517

26. The Twits

Animation, Comedy | Announced

A pair of wicked pranksters plan an elaborate heist along with their crew of highly-trained animals.

Writers: John Aboud, John Cleese, Michael Colton, Roald Dahl, Kirk De Micco, Pamela Pettler, Conrad Vernon | Director: Conrad Vernon

27. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the Playroom (2012 Video)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

Votes: 10

28. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 54

29. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 21

30. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min

8.0
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Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 50

31. 'Way Out (1961– )

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 77

32. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 45

33. Bang-lure (2012)

14 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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A woman after going through all the 'been there done that' phase in life, witnesses a day which is completely new.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Gowtham Shravan Kumar, Radhika Narayan | Director: Abhishek Iyengar | Stars: Srikanth Bhatracharya, Radhika Chetan, Madhuvanthi Guruprasad, Nagashree Karkone

Votes: 5

34. Breaking Point (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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A remake of "36 Hours", where a high-ranking US officer is kidnapped during WW2 by the Nazis. They want him to reveal the details of D-Day, but he refuses. He awakens in a hospital and is told that the war is over. Truth or deception?

Writers: Roald Dahl, Carl K. Hittleman, Luis H. Vance, Stanley R. Greenberg | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Pacula, John Glover, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 117

35. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 18

36. Lamb to the Slaughter (2002)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

6.7
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In 1940, when Mary Maloney's husband of 10 years (Patrick Maloney) decides to leave her. Mary takes matters into to her own hands...

Writers: Deborah Cohn, Mari Colabelli, Roald Dahl | Director: Nicole Barnette | Stars: Liz Mamana, Brien Varady, Ron Gilbert, Shane Kramer

Votes: 15

37. Le coup du berger (1956)

28 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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When an unfaithful wife receives a fur coat from her lover as a gift, they must figure out a way to keep the husband from discovering the coat's true origins.

Writers: Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Charles L. Bitsch | Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Virginie Vitry, Anne Doat, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 470

38. Genesis and Catastrophe (2000)

8 min | Drama, Short

6.2
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In a squalid German hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Karla. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies, and her husband is pessimistic about the ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, Jamie Ruddy, Jonathan Liebesman | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Isabelle Flachsmann, Connor Collins, Kenya De Rosa, Judith Griegossies

Votes: 111

39. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 34

40. Baa Baa Black Sheep (2013)

14 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

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Guess who's coming to dinner? Two detectives with a nose for murder are sent in to investigate the mysterious murder of John Brown in London Town. Who had the appetite to murder such a nice... See full summary »

Writers: Romana Carén, Roald Dahl, Shoshana Rae Stark | Director: Shoshana Rae Stark | Stars: Sophia Baumgartner, Romana Carén, Leslie Goldsby, David Wurawa

41. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

7.9
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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger, Alan Bergman

Votes: 78

42. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 18

43. Jackanory Junior (2007– )

Family

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Stars: Amanda Abbington, Holly Aird, Martin Clunes, Lee Cornes

Votes: 11

44. Late Night Horror (1968– )

Horror

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Anthology series of horror adaptations.

Stars: Bart Allison, Jean Anderson, Clare Austin, Alex Bannion

45. Three Little Pigs (2008)

7 min | Short, Family

6.6
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Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Enrique Vargas Celis | Stars: Ruy Círigo, Odeth Casanova, Cecilia Castañeda, Aura Marquez

Votes: 10

46. The Bet (I) (2005)

8 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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About an old man who makes a bet with a young hotel valet involving a lighter, a hot convertible, and a finger. Based on the Roald Dahl short story, "Man from the South."

Writers: Jason Antebi, Roald Dahl, Seth Gittlitz, Eric Swan | Director: Eric Swan | Stars: Irene DeBari, Walter Delmar, Hector Elias, Randy Tobin

Votes: 8

47. Read All About It (1974–1979)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Antonia Fraser, Alan Coren, Joanna Lumley

48. Idealnaya para (1992)

Comedy

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Writers: Roald Dahl, Aleksandr Polynnikov | Director: Aleksandr Polynnikov | Stars: B. Chernokulsky, Yuriy Duvanov, Andrey Gradov, Anna Nazareva

Votes: 16

49. Cameo Theatre (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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Live dramatic plays presented in the round with minimal props, scenery and costumes.

Creator: Albert McCleery | Stars: Claire Luce, Ernest Truex, Douglass Montgomery, Judy Parrish

50. Pisvingers! (1995)

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Writers: Roald Dahl, Marc van Uchelen | Director: Marc van Uchelen | Stars: Cas Jansen, Horace Cohen, Edward Stelder, Jak Bakker

Votes: 11