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

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.0
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As Terrence, ostensibly a fast food worker, prepares to send the packages of the virus to the pilots Jessica, with her hostage Milner, goes after Arby, who has taken Anton and Grant to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Aldridge, Dennis Kelly | Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Micah Balfour, Tom Burke, Ruth Gemmell

Votes: 223

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

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.9
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Jessica is the prisoner of Milner - the real Mr Rabbit - who tells her that a sample of Janus has been extracted from her but she needs to know any adjustment made by Philip. Arby is hoping... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Aldridge, Dennis Kelly | Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Allan Corduner, Pixie Davies, Kevin Eldon

Votes: 263

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

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.9
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After Lee frames Ian for his boss's murder Arby takes the group to meet Ben, a precocious young hacker who deciphers a mysterious phrase heard by Donaldson and links it to an artificial ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Aldridge, John Donnelly, Dennis Kelly | Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Will Attenborough, Allan Corduner, Juliet Cowan

Votes: 223

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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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

Votes: 669,327

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

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Jessica gets Arby to hospital, successfully foiling Lee's attempt to kill him. They are visited by Becky, Ian and Wilson, the latter explaining about the suicide pilots, only one of whom is... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Aldridge, Dennis Kelly | Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, David Calder, Sacha Dhawan, Ruth Gemmell

Votes: 218

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

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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In exchange for new identities for his partner and her daughter Arby delivers Donaldson to Lee, who promptly shoots him. Ian discovers more about the synthesized virus and goes to Dugdale's... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Aldridge, John Donnelly, Dennis Kelly | Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Julia Montgomery Brown, Hollie Cunliffe, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 212

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

Drama

8.7
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Kate O'Toole, Roy Hudd, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 6

8. Utopia (2013– )

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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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 but a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

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

Votes: 16,323

9. 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.

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

Votes: 376

10. 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 struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

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

Votes: 531,395

11. 37 Days (2014– )
Episode: One Long Weekend (2014)

History | Completed

8.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 22

12. 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

Votes: 10,606

13. Karaoke (1996 TV Mini-Series)

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: 422

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

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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

Votes: 264

15. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, 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

Votes: 1,413

16. 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 »

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

Votes: 84

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

Drama, Thriller

8.2
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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

Votes: 127

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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.

Writers: William Humble, P.D. James | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Helen Baxendale, Jeff Nuttall, Nadio Fortune, Dickon Tolson

Votes: 31

19. 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

Votes: 5,193

20. Elizabeth I (2005 TV Mini-Series)

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: 4,814

21. 37 Days (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | History

8.1
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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: 594

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

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

8.1
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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

Votes: 91

23. 37 Days (2014– )
Episode: One Month in Summer (2014)

History | Completed

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 27

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

Drama

8.1
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Roy Hudd, Liz Smith, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 7

25. 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

Votes: 850

26. Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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: 17

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

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Leon Greene, Henry Goodman, Frances de la Tour

Votes: 5

28. 37 Days (2014– )
Episode: One Week in July (2014)

History | Completed

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 23

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

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 »

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

Votes: 26

30. Hillsborough (1996 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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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

Votes: 499

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 28

32. Karaoke (1996– )
Episode: Tuesday (1996)

Drama

7.9
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Hywel Bennett, Niven Boyd, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 7

33. 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

Votes: 504

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

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

7.7
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68 Metascore

As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, at which time Anakin succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader and putting his relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme at risk.

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

Votes: 418,544

35. Crime and Punishment (2002 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Tony Marchant | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: John Simm, Ian McDiarmid, Shaun Dingwall, Geraldine James

Votes: 462

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

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: 1,145

37. 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 »

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

Votes: 586

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

Drama

7.6
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Writer: Howard Barker | Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Paul Dalton, Patrick Field, Roger Frost, Paul Jesson

Votes: 7

39. Selected Exits (1993 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

7.5
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Writers: Alan Plater, Gwyn Thomas | Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: James Arlon, Gavin Ashcroft, John Grillo, Abigail Hopkins

Votes: 32

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

29 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 15

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 33

42. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, 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.

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

Votes: 237,801

43. Rebecca (1997 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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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

Votes: 807

44. 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

Votes: 179

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

Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 33

46. 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

Votes: 5,021

47. 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

Votes: 46,028

48. 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

Votes: 1,300

49. The Odds (2009)

12 min | Short, Thriller

7.3
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You know the odds. But not the truth.

Writer: Richard Fisher | Director: Paloma Baeza | Stars: Mark Strong, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 25

50. 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

Votes: 208