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1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

3. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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68 Metascore

After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker falls prey to the Sith Lord's lies and makes an enemy of the Jedi and those he loves, concluding his journey to the Dark Side.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

5. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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53 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Writers: George Lucas, Jonathan Hales | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

6. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Writers: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

7. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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68 Metascore

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50.000 first.

Writers: Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

8. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

9. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

10. The Shape of Things (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

Writer: Neil LaBute | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

11. Gorky Park (1983)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

6.7
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An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Cruz Smith, Dennis Potter | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

12. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of a spaniel dear to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rose Tremain, Rupert Walters | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

13. Utopia (2013– )

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Utopia will follow a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of a cult graphic novel. The tome is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last ... See full summary »

Creator: Dennis Kelly | Stars: Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar

14. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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The adventures of the archelogical treasure hunter in his youth.

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Ronny Coutteure

15. Elizabeth I (2005 TV Mini-Series)

223 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

16. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

17. Heart of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Benedict Fitzgerald | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaach De Bankolé, James Fox

18. The Awakening (1980)

R | 101 min | Horror

4.8
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An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her.

Writers: Chris Bryant, Clive Exton, Allan Scott, Bram Stoker | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend, Stephanie Zimbalist

19. Great Expectations (1999 TV Movie)

168 min | Drama

7.3
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Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman. When he meets the mysterious Miss Havisham and her haughty niece ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Tony Marchant | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Laura Aikman

20. The Professionals (1977–1983)

60 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

21. The Last King (2003 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

22. Rebecca (1997 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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Based on the Gothic romance novel by Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca is a classic tale of love and hate. Maxim De Winter marries a woman half his age only a year after his first wife, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Arthur Hopcraft | Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jean Anderson

23. Touching Evil (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

Creator: Paul Abbott | Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall, Michael Feast

24. All the King's Men (1999 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Mystery, War

7.1
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Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into... See full summary »

Writers: Alma Cullen, Nigel McCrery | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: David Jason, Maggie Smith, William Ash, Sonya Walger

25. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama

7.5
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Nunn, William Shakespeare | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown, Susan Dury

26. Cold Lazarus (1996 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour, Grant Masters

27. Hillsborough (1996 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Tracey Wilkinson, Kevin Knapman, Mark Womack, Sarah Graham

28. The Likely Lads (1976)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Rodney Bewes, James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth, Mary Tamm

29. Karaoke (1996 TV Mini-Series)

63 min | Drama

7.9
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Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Roy Hudd, Richard E. Grant, Keeley Hawes

30. Crime and Punishment (2002 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Tony Marchant | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Lara Belmont, Mark Benton, Birgitta Bernhard

31. Star Wars: A Musical Journey (2005 Video)

71 min | Music

8.1
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Actor Ian McDiarmid introduces several music videos featuring the famous Star Wars scores composed by John Williams. There are sixteen chapters in all, and are all perfectly created to show us the great music from the six films.

Writer: Jamie Richardson | Director: Tippy Bushkin | Star: Ian McDiarmid

32. Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995 TV Movie)

G | 92 min | Family, Musical

5.0
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Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Gray, Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, Trish Soodik | Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn, Ian McDiarmid

33. Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)

71 min | Comedy

6.9
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The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.

Writers: Vivian Stanshall, Steve Roberts | Director: Steve Roberts | Stars: Trevor Howard, Patrick Magee, Denise Coffey, J.G. Devlin

34. Margaret (2009 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

7.2
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Margaret Thatcher's final days as Prime Minister of Britain.

Writer: Richard Cottan | Director: James Kent | Stars: Roger Allam, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Charlotte Asprey, Elizabeth Bennett

35. 37 Days (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | History

8.3
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A TV mini-series that unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I.

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

36. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Julian Mitchell | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

37. Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend (2000 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

7.3
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Writer: William Rus | Director: Toby Reisz | Stars: Joel Aron, Tim Burton, Peter Cullen, Steve Dent

38. GMTV (1993– )

205 min | News, Talk-Show

4.4
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Morning news, interviews and entertainment features.

Stars: Andrew Castle, Kate Garraway, Ben Shephard, Lorraine Kelly

39. Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

6.5
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True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.

Writers: Robert Peter Gale, Thomas Hauser, Ernest Kinoy | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Jon Voight, Jason Robards, Sammi Davis, Annette Crosbie

40. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie, Rosemary Leach, Struan Rodger

41. The 60th Annual Tony Awards (2006 TV Special)

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Writer: Dave Boone | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Adam Alexi-Malle, Lauren Ambrose, Julie Andrews, Lucie Arnaz

42. MI-5 (2002– )
Episode: Episode #3.2 (2004)

Drama, Thriller

8.1
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The discovery of a nuclear lab in suburban England prompts Harry to activate a long-quiet sleeper agent, a university professor who must sacrifice, albeit temporarily, his name and maybe ... See full summary »

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Director: Jonny Campbell | Stars: Hannah Bridges, Rebecca Bridges, Peter Firth, Richard Harrington

43. 5 Second Movies (2007– )

Comedy

7.1
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Movies edited into 5 seconds in a comedic fashion.

Creator: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Benjamin Daniel, Rob Walker, Johnny Depp

44. 'Star Wars': Feel the Force (2005 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Stephen Franklin | Stars: Kenny Baker, Daniel Bedingfield, Jeremy Bulloch, Scott Capurro

45. Elizabeth I (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

103 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Approaching middle age, Queen Elizabeth is conscious that she has never produced an heir to continue her line. Her advisers see plots and treachery all around her, most of it centered ... See full summary »

Writer: Nigel Williams | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Patrick Malahide, Toby Jones

46. Elizabeth I (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2005)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Now well into middle age, there is no longer any concern about Queen Elizabeth producing an heir and the focus now shifts to deciding who will ascend to the throne when she dies. The Queen ... See full summary »

Writer: Nigel Williams | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

47. Richard's Things (1980)

R | 104 min | Drama

5.9
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Following her husband s death, a wife discovers and confronts her husband's lover. Their mutual pain, love, envy and jealousy bring them together in an unexpected emotional and physical ... See full summary »

Writer: Frederic Raphael | Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Amanda Redman, Tim Pigott-Smith, Peter Burton

48. It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III (2005 Video)

11 min | Short

6.9
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Director: Tippy Bushkin | Stars: Ben Burtt, Hayden Christensen, Nick Gillard, Samuel L. Jackson

49. Our Hidden Lives (2005 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on the best-selling book by award-winning writer Simon Garfield, four stories from Britain's 'lost decade' (1945 - 1955) are presented from the diaries of four very distinct people. ... See full summary »

Writers: David Eldridge, Simon Garfield | Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Richard Briers, Richard Dillane, Michael Fassbender, Mathew Horne

50. Selected Exits (1993 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

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Writers: Alan Plater, Gwyn Thomas | Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: James Arlon, Gavin Ashcroft, John Grillo, Abigail Hopkins