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1. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Writers: Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózsa | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

2. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.3
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

3. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.8
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Writer: Leo Marks | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

4. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, John Bott

5. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

8.0
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.

Writers: Rumer Godden, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

6. New York Stories (1989)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three stories.

Writers: Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola | Directors: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Marvin Chatinover

7. Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

8. Blackmail (1929)

85 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Alice White is the daughter of a shopkeeper in 1920's London. Her boyfriend, Frank Webber is a Scotland Yard detective who seems more interested in police work than in her. Frank takes ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Bennett, Alfred Hitchcock, Benn W. Levy | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

9. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Comedy

7.3
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Writers: Aki Kaurismäki, Peter von Bagh | Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, T.R. Bowen

10. Age of Consent (1969)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Lindsay, Peter Yeldham | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn

11. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.5
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A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

Writers: Dennis Arundell, Jules Barbier, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

12. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

13. Hour of Glory (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on 1943 England, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

Writers: Nigel Balchin, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Kathleen Byron, Leslie Banks

14. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver

15. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis, J.D. Cannon

16. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Bobby Charlton

17. Night Ambush (1957)

Unrated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.

Writers: W. Stanley Moss, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas

18. Sebastian (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.

Writers: Leo Marks, Gerald Vaughan-Hughes | Director: David Greene | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Lilli Palmer, John Gielgud

19. Gone to Earth (1950)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

Writers: Mary Webb, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

20. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

82 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

21. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

22. The Manxman (1929)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

Writers: Hall Caine, Eliot Stannard | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Randle Ayrton

23. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.5
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A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

24. Champagne (1928)

86 min | Comedy

5.8
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A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. But Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Writers: Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C. Mycroft, Eliot Stannard | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Ferdinand von Alten, Gordon Harker

25. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

26. They're a Weird Mob (1966)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded,... See full summary »

Writers: John O'Grady, Emeric Pressburger | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Walter Chiari, Claire Dunne, Chips Rafferty, Alida Chelli

27. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

28. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

29. The Edge of the World (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Writer: Michael Powell | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

30. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

31. The Spy in Black (1939)

Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War

7.0
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Writers: J. Storer Clouston, Emeric Pressburger, Roland Pertwee | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

32. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

33. Blackout (1940)

80 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Brock Williams | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

34. The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

Writers: Baroness Emmuska Orczy, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins

35. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Webb, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

36. The Silver Fleet (1943)

88 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Jaap van Leyden is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later a child's rhyme reminds him... See full summary »

Writers: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley | Directors: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight, Beresford Egan

37. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983)

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »

Writer: Emil Loteanu | Director: Emil Loteanu | Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Lina Buldakova, Sergey Shakurov, Vsevolod Larionov

38. The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.5
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John and his class go on a school trip to the Tower of London. While he is there he loses his pet mouse and vows to return and find her later. Back in school, he is not very attentive and ... See full summary »

Writer: Emeric Pressburger | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth

39. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary style film of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Brunel, Ian Dalrymple, E.V.H. Emmett | Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

40. The Queen's Guards (1961)

110 min | Drama

6.9
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Captains John Fellows and Henry Wynne-Walton finish their Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy and are sent to the Middle-East. John is to lead a parachute battalion while Henry is ... See full summary »

Writers: Simon Harcourt-Smith, Roger Milner | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Daniel Massey, Robert Stephens, Raymond Massey, Ursula Jeans

41. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Dana Elcar, Hilda Simms

42. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

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Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, David Lynch, Souleymane Cissé

43. The Magician (I) (1926)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pick out the right girl.

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, Rex Ingram | Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Paul Wegener, Iván Petrovich, Firmin Gémier

44. Honeymoon (1959)

109 min | Drama, Music

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Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ... See full summary »

Writers: Luis Escobar, Gregorio Martínez Sierra, Michael Powell | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Anthony Steel, Ludmilla Tchérina, Antonio, Léonide Massine

45. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

46. Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

101 min | Musical

6.9
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Anton Walbrook, Dennis Price, Ludmilla Tchérina

47. Mare Nostrum (1926)

Passed | 102 min | War

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The story of a female German spy who willingly sacrifices her life for her country.

Writers: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Willis Goldbeck | Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Apollon Uni, Álex Nova, Kada-Abd-el-Kader, Hughie Mack

48. Perfect Understanding (1933)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.

Writers: Miles Malleson, Garrett Graham | Director: Cyril Gardner | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Nigel Playfair

49. The End of the River (1947)

80 min | Drama

5.8
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A South American Indian is taken from his jungle home into the world of the White Man where he is forced to stand trial for murder. The story of how this happened and how he got into ... See full summary »

Writers: Desmond Holdridge, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Sabu, Bibi Ferreira, Esmond Knight, Antoinette Cellier

50. The White Devil (1930)

110 min | Drama

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Writers: Michel Linsky, Leo Tolstoy, Alexandre Volkoff | Director: Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Lil Dagover, Betty Amann, Fritz Alberti