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1. Utopia (2013–2014)
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2014)

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.9
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With the revelation that her father is alive, Jessica and Milner set off to find him. Arby takes Grant and Anton to a place from his past, a remote mountainside where he came as a child.

Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Geraldine James, Neil Maskell

Votes: 411

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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 921,884 | Gross: $290.16M

3. Utopia (2013–2014)
Episode: Episode #2.2 (2014)

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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3 months after the destruction of the manuscript, things have been quiet for Ian, Becky and Grant. Believing the Network to be finished, they each try to resume some semblance of normality, but the Network's plan is only just beginning.

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 448

4. Utopia (2013–2014)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2014)

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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The gang are on the run and find a precocious young hacker, who uncovers the key to The Network's new plan: a real global outbreak of weaponised Russian flu that will prompt the entire world to take up their vaccine on V Day.

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Geraldine James, Neil Maskell

Votes: 397

5. Utopia (2013–2014)
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2014)

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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A shocked Dugdale reluctantly agrees to harbour Jessica. Jessica is searching for Ian, as is Milner who is convinced he will lead her to Carvel.

Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Geraldine James, Neil Maskell

Votes: 382

6. Utopia (2013–2014)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2014)

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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The gang face a race against time to work out who is going to release the flu, and stop them in order to prevent global disaster.

Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 411

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

71 min | Music

8.6
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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.

Director: Tippy Bushkin | Star: Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 388

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

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 448

9. Utopia (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 30,356

10. Cold Lazarus (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1996)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Leon Greene, Henry Goodman, Frances de la Tour

Votes: 6

11. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Thursday (1996)

Drama

8.5
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Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Kate O'Toole, Roy Hudd, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 6

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

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 755,698 | Gross: $309.13M

13. The Making of 'Charles II' (2003 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

8.4
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A documentary charting the making of BBC TV mini-series, Charles II: The Passion and the Power, including cast interviews.

Director: Sven Arnstein | Stars: Christian Coulson, Rupert Graves, Shirley Henderson, Helen McCrory

Votes: 14

14. MI-5 (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #3.2 (2004)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 146

15. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

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

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 12,447

16. Karaoke (1996– )

63 min | Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 452

17. 37 Days (2014– )
Episode: One Long Weekend (2014)

52 min | History

8.3
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Learning that Grey had advised Germany of French neutrality without the knowledge of France George V informs Wilhelm that there has been a 'misunderstanding', a statement that fuels the ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 40

18. 37 Days (2014– )

60 min | History

8.2
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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

Votes: 999

19. Star Wars Celebration 2017 (2017)

Reality-TV, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Stars: Anthony Carboni, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Andi Gutierrez

Votes: 17

20. Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988– )

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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This documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann... See full summary »

Stars: Eileen Atkins, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Hodge, Hermione Lee

Votes: 23

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

TV-MA | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 93

22. 37 Days (2014– )
Episode: One Month in Summer (2014)

52 min | History

8.2
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June 28, 1914:- Young Foreign Office clerk Alec recounts his delivering a telegram to his German-born boss, assistant under secretary Eyre Crowe, informing that the Austrian archduke Franz ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 51

23. 37 Days (2014– )
Episode: One Week in July (2014)

52 min | History

8.2
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The Foreign Office is perturbed to learn that Austria wants war in the Balkans with an impossible ultimatum backed by Germany. Grey summons the Austrian ambassador to no avail and his peace... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 46

24. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 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

Votes: 7,241

25. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,896

26. Elizabeth I (2005– )

TV-MA | 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

Votes: 5,427

27. Touching Evil (1997– )

Not Rated | 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.

Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall, Michael Feast

Votes: 1,189

28. Hillsborough (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 643

29. Star Wars Celebration 2015 (2015– )

Reality-TV, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Stars: Anthony Carboni, Corey Vidal, Andi Gutierrez, Anthony Daniels

Votes: 14

30. Touching Evil (1997– )
Episode: Through the Clouds: Part 2 (1997)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Although Hinks is released Creegan is convinced of his guilt and arranges another interview wherein he gives Hinks a nose-bleed. He uses the tissue that was used to clean up the blood and ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Michael Feast, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 41

31. City of Vice (2008– )

Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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Welcome to eighteenth century London - a world filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, Henry Fielding (Star Wars... See full summary »

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Francis Magee, Steve Speirs, Alice O'Connell

Votes: 363

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

TV-MA | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 105

33. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997– )
Episode: Sacrifice (1997)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Cordelia Gray inherits Pryde's Detective Agency when her mentor and partner commits suicide. Her first solo assignment is to determine why a young man committed suicide.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Helen Baxendale, Jeff Nuttall, Nadio Fortune, Dickon Tolson

Votes: 34

34. Cold Lazarus (1996– )

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

Votes: 558

35. The Odds (2009)

12 min | Short, Thriller

7.8
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You know the odds. But not the truth.

Director: Paloma Baeza | Stars: Mark Strong, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 22

36. Touching Evil (1997– )
Episode: Through the Clouds: Part 1 (1997)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Dave Creegan is shot and,whilst unconscious,has a near death experience which,on recovery,leaves him with the ability to sense criminals. Joining the Organized and Serial Crime Unit with... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Michael Feast, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 48

37. Crime and Punishment (2002 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Living in squalor, a former student and loner (Raskolnikov) murders an old pawnbroker woman in order to confirm his hypothesis that certain individuals can pretermit morality in the pursuit of something greater.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: John Simm, Ian McDiarmid, Shaun Dingwall, Geraldine James

Votes: 576

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

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

7.6
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68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

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

Votes: 566,584 | Gross: $380.26M

39. The Last King (2003– )

188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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

Votes: 1,267

40. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown, Susan Dury

Votes: 679

41. City of Vice (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2008)

Crime, Drama, History

7.6
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A break-in at a sugar merchant's Mayfair home brings the Bow Street Runners into conflict with their patron, Lord Newcastle. He reminds the Fielding brothers that their prime duty is to ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Nigel Harman, Ian McDiarmid, Sean Francis, Francis Magee

Votes: 20

42. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: The Madness of Mickey Hamilton (1979)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Ex-soldier Mickey Hamilton shoots and kills doctors in the local hospital, believing them to be responsible for the death of his wife and for the brain damage of his little girl, who is ... See full summary »

Director: William Brayne | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 45

43. Selected Exits (1993 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

7.5
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Dramatization of the memoirs of Gwyn Thomas, Welsh author, raconteur and British TV personality.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: James Arlon, Gavin Ashcroft, John Grillo, Abigail Hopkins

Votes: 38

44. Rebecca (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1997)

93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 6

45. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: Paris, October 1916 (1993)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.5
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While flipping through a gossip magazine at the supermarket, 93 year old Indiana Jones recounts his love affair with Mata Hari while visiting Paris on leave from the front in 1916. Unaware ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolas Roeg, Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, George Hall, Domiziana Giordano

Votes: 55

46. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 283,167 | Gross: $101.07M

47. Rebecca (1997– )

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

Stars: Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 985

48. Our Hidden Lives (2005 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Richard Briers, Richard Dillane, Michael Fassbender, Mathew Horne

Votes: 47

49. Summer Season (1985– )
Episode: Pity in History (1985)

Drama

7.4
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Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Paul Dalton, Patrick Field, Roger Frost, Paul Jesson

Votes: 9

50. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Wednesday (1996)

Drama

7.4
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Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Roy Hudd, Liz Smith, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 8