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1. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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66 Metascore

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 44,399 | Gross: $55.47M

2. 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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 336,406 | Gross: $206.46M

3. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, 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.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 93,390 | Gross: $33.08M

4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

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

Votes: 136,398

5. 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.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 146,755 | Gross: $21.00M

6. 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.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tamba

Votes: 78,089 | Gross: $43.10M

7. 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.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 32,053

8. Four Rooms (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 80,949 | Gross: $4.30M

9. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 26,053 | Gross: $10.36M

10. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

Votes: 51,175 | Gross: $28.93M

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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: 10,097

12. 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: 929

13. The BFG (1989 TV Movie)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 5,332

14. Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.0
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A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbour who only shows affection to her pet tortoise.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: James Corden, Salo Gardner, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Cordery

Votes: 3,129

15. Revolting Rhymes Part One (2016 TV Movie)

29 min | Animation

8.2
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Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh, Bin-Han To | Stars: Rob Brydon, Bertie Carvel, Gemma Chan, Amelie Forester-Evans

Votes: 72

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,268

17. 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 »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 1,035

18. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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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 »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 45

19. 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.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 202

20. Revolting Rhymes Part Two (2016 TV Short)

29 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.0
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Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh, Bin-Han To | Stars: Rob Brydon, Bertie Carvel, Gemma Chan, Amelie Forester-Evans

Votes: 52

21. James and the Giant Peach

Adventure | Announced

Live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of a boy who sails to New York with the help of some insect friends inside a giant peach.

Director: Sam Mendes

22. 36 Hours (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Thriller, War

7.4
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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.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

Votes: 2,791

23. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 67

24. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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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: 119

25. 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!

Director: Guillermo del Toro

26. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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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, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 248

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

7 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

Votes: 10

28. The Twits

Animation, Comedy | Announced

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

Director: Conrad Vernon

29. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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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: 93

30. 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: 61

31. The Night Digger (1971)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Jean Anderson

Votes: 627

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

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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Gordon Anderson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger

Votes: 86

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

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 59

34. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 24

35. 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: 41

36. Breaking Point (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

5.4
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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?

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Pacula, John Glover, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 121

37. Lamb to the Slaughter (2002)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

7.5
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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...

Director: Nicole Barnette | Stars: Liz Mamana, Brien Varady, Ron Gilbert, Shane Kramer

Votes: 12

38. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min

7.7
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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: 69

39. Genesis and Catastrophe (2000)

8 min | Drama, Short

6.3
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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 »

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Isabelle Flachsmann, Connor Collins, Kenya De Rosa, Judith Griegossies

Votes: 109

40. Le coup du berger (1956)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Virginie Vitry, Anne Doat, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 569

41. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 16

42. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 26

43. The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook, Eddie Albert

Votes: 13

44. Lamb to the Slaughter (2016)

9 min | Short, Crime

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Based on the short story by Roald Dahl, Lamb to the Slaughter describes the order of events of the murder of Patrick Maloney.

Director: Simon Throssell | Stars: Alexander Butterworth, Adam Jest, Jonathan Kirby, Matilda Maglio

45. In the Ruins (2016)

5 min | Short, Horror

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When Ayden (Bruno Eyron) arrives at a deserted church in the forest, he meets the strange Doctor Faber (David Gant) who offers him some food, if Ayden promises to provide the next meal. ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Frerichs | Stars: Bruno Eyron, David Gant, Xenia Assenza

46. Dirty Beasts (1990 TV Movie)

Animation

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Director: Jo Pullen | Stars: Prunella Scales, Timothy West

47. Teatterituokio (1962– )

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Stars: Katriina Rinne, Martti Kuisma, Arja Pessa, Asta Backman

48. Cameo Theatre (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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

Stars: Claire Luce, Ernest Truex, Douglass Montgomery, Judy Parrish

49. Late Night Horror (1968– )

Horror

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Anthology series of horror adaptations.

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

50. Danny and the Dirty Dog: The Making of 'Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World' (1989 TV Movie)

20 min | Documentary

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An overview of the making of _Danny the Champion of the World (1989) (TV)_

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Cyril Cusack, Roald Dahl, Jeremy Irons