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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.

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

Votes: 321,751 | Gross: $206.46M

2. 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: 139,852 | Gross: $21.00M

3. 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: 129,319

4. 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: 88,337 | Gross: $33.08M

5. 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: 78,483 | Gross: $4.30M

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 Tanba

Votes: 75,529 | Gross: $43.10M

7. 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 human-like 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: 49,798 | Gross: $28.93M

8. 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: 30,568

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: 24,656 | Gross: $10.36M

10. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 14,951 | Gross: $54.32M

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: 9,206

12. 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: 4,896

13. 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: 2,725

14. 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: 2,704

15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

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

Votes: 1,162

16. 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: 1,004

17. 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: 855

18. 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 »

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

Votes: 587

19. 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: 540

20. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone, Allan Lane

Votes: 463

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 418

22. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 238

23. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Pilot (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Four episodes are remakes of the original episodes from the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" series. In the first, "Incident in a Small Jail", a mild-mannered traveling businessman is ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve De Jarnatt, Randa Haines, Joel Oliansky, Fred Walton | Stars: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin

Votes: 227

24. 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: 193

25. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Poison (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Harry Pope is lying in bed and discovers that there is a sleeping snake on his stomach.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendell Corey, James Donald, Arnold Moss

Votes: 182

26. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Man from the South (1979)

24 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A young American couple on holiday meet a mysterious old gentleman who makes them a macabre wager.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Roald Dahl, José Ferrer, Katy Jurado, Michael Ontkean

Votes: 169

27. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Dip in the Pool (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of twenty four hours. William gains some ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Keenan Wynn, Fay Wray, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 162

28. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Meadows, Les Tremayne, Stephen Chase

Votes: 150

29. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Landlady (1979)

Horror, Thriller

7.4
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Arriving in Bath to take up his first job away from home young Billy Weaver decides to take a room with a charmingly maternal if eccentric landlady. Her dog and cat are both stuffed and the... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Roald Dahl, Siobhan McKenna, Leonard Preston, Anthony Dawes

Votes: 135

30. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Flypaper (1980)

Horror, Thriller

8.2
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The police are dragging the marshes for a missing school-girl and a sinister man is approaching other young girls. When he tries to accost young Sylvia on a bus, Sylvia is relieved when a ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Roald Dahl, Alfred Burke, Pat Keen, Lorna Yabsley

Votes: 133

31. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1979)

Horror, Thriller

7.3
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When her policeman husband Patrick callously announces that he is leaving her, Mary Marney hits and kills him with the frozen leg of lamb she has bought for their dinner. Thinking quickly, ... See full summary »

Director: John Davies | Stars: Roald Dahl, Susan George, Brian Blessed, Michael Byrne

Votes: 123

32. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1979)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Unable to show her dentist husband Cyril the fur coat her lover has given her Mrs. Bixby pawns it and pretends that she found the ticket. She gives it to Cyril to redeem on her behalf but ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Roald Dahl, Julie Harris, Michael Hordern, Richard Greene

Votes: 121

33. 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: 120

34. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Royal Jelly (1980)

Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Bee-keeper Albert Taylor and his wife Mabel are concerned that their baby daughter is underweight and seems reluctant to take any nourishment until, that is, Albert decides to feed her on ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Roald Dahl, Timothy West, Susan George, Andrew Ray

Votes: 116

35. 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: 113

36. 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

37. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: William and Mary (1979)

Horror, Thriller

6.3
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When her husband William dies Mary Pearl is shocked that his will stipulates that his brain should be kept alive and observing her from the lounge sideboard. She determines that, even though he is dead, she will continue to annoy him.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Roald Dahl, Elaine Stritch, Marius Goring, Richard Hampton

Votes: 108

38. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Neck (1979)

Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Invited to a weekend house party by Sir Basil Turton and his younger wife Natalia, John Bannister is struck by the lady's infidelity. She tries to undo his pyjamas and is plainly having an ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Roald Dahl, Joan Collins, Michael Aldridge, Peter Bowles

Votes: 106

39. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Galloping Foxley (1980)

Horror, Thriller

7.1
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On a train journey William Perkins is convinced that the passenger seated opposite him is 'Galloping' Foxley, who made his life a misery when they were at school together and relives the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Roald Dahl, John Mills, Anthony Steel, Paul Spurrier

Votes: 94

40. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Hitch-Hiker (1980)

Horror, Thriller

7.3
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Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Roald Dahl, Rod Taylor, Cyril Cusack, John Forgeham

Votes: 94

41. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Way Up to Heaven (1979)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Mrs. Foster has a plane to catch in order to visit her daughter and first grand-child. Her husband is an inveterate and somewhat sadistic dawdler, who appears to do it on purpose in order ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Roald Dahl, Julie Harris, Roland Culver, Angus MacKay

Votes: 89

42. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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: 86

43. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Edward the Conqueror (1979)

30 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Elderly marrieds Edward and Louisa discover a stray cat in their garden. It reacts so positively to Louisa's classical piano playing that she is convinced the cat is the reincarnation of ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Roald Dahl, Wendy Hiller, Joseph Cotten, Phil Brown

Votes: 86

44. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Skin (1980)

Horror, Thriller

6.4
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In post-war Paris Drioli, an elderly down-and-out, sees a painting for sale by his old friend Soutine, who is now a best-selling artist. Thirty years earlier Soutine tattooed a portrait of ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Roald Dahl, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Gutteridge, Boris Isarov

Votes: 86

45. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: A Dip in the Pool (1979)

Horror, Thriller

6.9
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An American gambler on a trans-Atlantic liner goes into the pool that bets on how far ship sails each day. Expecting bad weather, he bets a low distance, but then the weather fines up. He must come up with a plan to slow the ship down.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Roald Dahl, Jack Weston, Gladys Spencer, Don Fellows

Votes: 84

46. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Landlady (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Stockwell, Patricia Collinge, Laurie Main

Votes: 83

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

8.3
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 80

48. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Taste (1980)

Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Richard Pratt, a pretentious wine expert, is one of several dinner party guests at the home of stockbroker Mike Schofield. Pratt claims to be able to identify any wine from its bouquet but ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Roald Dahl, Ron Moody, Anthony Carrick, Mercia Glossop

Votes: 80

49. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: The Umbrella Man (1980)

Horror, Thriller

6.9
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An elderly con-man works a scam whereby he steals an umbrella from a rack in a public building and sells it to another person, who needs it to shield them from the rain. In the process, a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Roald Dahl, John Mills, John Carson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 76

50. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Georgy Porgy (1980)

Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Following an unconventional upbringing by his mother George Duckworth, now a vicar, has an odd attitude to women. He visualizes his female parishioners undressed but is scared of physical ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Roald Dahl, Joan Collins, John Alderton, Lally Bowers

Votes: 75