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1. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

2. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Writer: David Seidler | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

3. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Writers: Chris Weitz, Philip Pullman | Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

4. Underworld: Evolution (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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36 Metascore

Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selena and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Writers: Danny McBride, Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux | Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran

5. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 71 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

8.9
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan

6. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

7. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

Writers: Adrian Hodges, Colin Clark | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

8. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

9. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

10. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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59 Metascore

Emma Thompson stars as a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Writers: Emma Thompson, Christianna Brand | Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

11. The Borgias (2011– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History | Active

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The saga of a crime family in 1492 Italy.

Creator: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

12. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Writer: John Orloff | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

13. Ironclad (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.2
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42 Metascore

In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

Writers: Jonathan English, Erick Kastel, Stephen McDool | Director: Jonathan English | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox, James Purefoy

14. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

15. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

16. The Secret of NIMH (1982)

G | 82 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.6
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To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Writers: Robert C. O'Brien, Don Bluth, John Pomeroy, Gary Goldman, Will Finn | Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet

17. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

18. Dead Again (1991)

R | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman who he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has ... See full summary »

Writer: Scott Frank | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi

19. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

20. Looking for Richard (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."

Writers: William Shakespeare, Al Pacino, Frederic Kimball | Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Frederic Kimball

21. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross, George Markstein | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

22. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Writers: Richard Sapir, Jonas McCord | Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

23. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

24. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.

Writers: Larry Ramin, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache

25. There Be Dragons (2011)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.9
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33 Metascore

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.

Writer: Roland Joffé | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro

26. Jason and the Argonauts (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »

Writers: Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Jason London, Frank Langella, Natasha Henstridge, Derek Jacobi

27. Strings (2004)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.

Writers: Naja Marie Aidt, Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Stars: James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi

28. The Medusa Touch (1978)

PG | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Writers: John Briley, Peter Van Greenaway | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura, Harry Andrews

29. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

Writers: Yoram Kaniuk, Noah Stollman | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

30. Vicious (2013– )

Comedy | Active

7.8
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Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly 50 years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.

Creators: Gary Janetti, Mark Ravenhill | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

31. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.9
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Charles McDowell

32. Up at the Villa (2000)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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57 Metascore

Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ... See full summary »

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, Belinda Haas | Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, James Fox

33. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Writer: John Maybury | Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

34. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Utopia (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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Soon after bumping into old friend Jack Harkness, Martha and The Doctor head off to Malcassairo, a distant planet where an old professor will do anything he can to keep his people alive...

Writer: Russell T. Davies | Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi

35. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.3
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55 Metascore

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Writers: Robert Harvey, Paula Milne | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

36. The Riddle (2007)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

Writer: Brendan Foley | Director: Brendan Foley | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, Julie Cox, Vanessa Redgrave

37. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

38. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

39. Revelation (2001)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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Dating back to the time of Jesus Christ, an ancient relic known as the Loculus has been fought over by the forces of light and darkness down the centuries. Created in 50 AD, the wood panels... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Falco, Stuart Urban | Director: Stuart Urban | Stars: Natasha Wightman, Udo Kier, Diran Meghreblian, David Urban

40. Basil (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

Writers: Radha Bharadwaj, Wilkie Collins | Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani, Derek Jacobi

41. Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012– )

Drama, History

7.2
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The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.

Stars: Kevin Zegers, Alessandra Mastronardi, Derek Jacobi, Billy Carter

42. The Secret Garden (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Family, Drama

7.2
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When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- ... See full summary »

Writers: Blanche Hanalis, Frances Hodgson Burnett | Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Gennie James, Barret Oliver, Jadrien Steele, Michael Hordern

43. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: Agatha Christie's Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (2004)

94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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No one seems surprised when Colonel Lucius Protheroe, the most disliked person in St. Mary Mead, is found murdered in the local vicarage. Red herrings abound, especially when his widow and her lover both confess to the murder.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Stephen Churchett | Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, John Owens, Jana Carpenter, Tim McInnerny

44. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

45. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )

Drama

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Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on his letter with apology for missing first date and forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker

46. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman

47. The Tenth Man (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material possessions... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Lee Langley | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack

48. Molokai (1999)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Writers: John Briley, Hilde Eynikel | Director: Paul Cox | Stars: David Wenham, Kate Ceberano, Jan Decleir, Chris Haywood

49. Nova (1974– )

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Science documentaries.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Liev Schreiber

50. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Creator: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber