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1. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

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

Votes: 23,703 | Gross: $0.08M

2. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 134 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.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

Votes: 21,747

3. 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.

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

Votes: 16,954

4. Stairway to Heaven (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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

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

Votes: 14,718

5. 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 Gotham tales.

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

Votes: 14,556 | Gross: $10.76M

6. Orlando (1992)

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

7.2
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74 Metascore

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 »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 10,734 | Gross: $5.29M

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

Passed | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 10,623

8. 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.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 9,743

9. Blackmail (1929)

85 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 7,656

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

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

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

Votes: 6,372

11. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

Votes: 4,615

12. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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 »

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

Votes: 4,334

13. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 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 »

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

Votes: 4,006

14. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,141

15. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.4
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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.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

Votes: 2,146 | Gross: $0.09M

16. 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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 2,004

17. 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 off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn

Votes: 1,927

18. Champagne (1928)

86 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Ferdinand von Alten, Gordon Harker

Votes: 1,499

19. Hour of Glory (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

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

Votes: 1,486

20. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

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

Votes: 1,484

21. 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.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,450

22. 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.

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

Votes: 1,348

23. Night Ambush (1957)

Unrated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 1,158

24. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,003

25. 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.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

Votes: 835

26. Gone to Earth (1950)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

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

Votes: 773

27. 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 »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Walter Chiari, Claire Dunne, Chips Rafferty, Alida Chelli

Votes: 648

28. Perfect Understanding (1933)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Director: Cyril Gardner | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Nigel Playfair

Votes: 540

29. 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.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Alice Terry, Paul Wegener, Firmin Gémier, Iván Petrovich

Votes: 394

30. Sebastian (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Lilli Palmer, John Gielgud

Votes: 392

31. 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 »

Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

Votes: 391

32. The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

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

Votes: 375

33. The Phantom Light (1935)

76 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation a Phantom Light keeps appearing at the scene of his death.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Donald Calthrop, Milton Rosmer

Votes: 340

34. 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 »

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

Votes: 320

35. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 268

36. Mare Nostrum (1926)

Passed | 102 min | War

7.0
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The story of a female German spy who willingly sacrifices her life for her country.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Apollon Uni, Álex Nova, Kada-Abd-el-Kader, Hughie Mack

Votes: 244

37. Something Always Happens (1934)

TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Unemployed car salesman Peter is encouraged by his girlfriend Cynthia to approach the head of a petrol company with his plan for making petrol stations more attractive to customers. When ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Ian Hunter, Nancy O'Neil, Peter Gawthorne, John Singer

Votes: 197

38. Strike! (1934)

69 min | Drama

6.0
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David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Banks, Carol Goodner, Frank Vosper, Alfred Drayton

Votes: 191

39. 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 »

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

Votes: 181

40. Crown v. Stevens (1936)

TV-G | 66 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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When an ex-dancer marries a man for his money she is suprised find he is a real skinflint. She owes a lot of money to a loan-shark who is after her. However, her husband does carry a lot of... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Beatrix Thomson, Patric Knowles, Glennis Lorimer, Reginald Purdell

Votes: 180

41. Anna Pavlova (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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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 »

Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Lina Buldakova, Sergey Shakurov, Vsevolod Larionov

Votes: 179

42. Return to the Edge of the World (1978)

85 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Essentially a rerelease of Michael Powell's 'The Edge of the World' (1937), but with color book-ends in which director and actors revisit the island of Foula forty years later and talk about their experiences.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Michael Powell, John Laurie, Frankie Reidy, Sydney Streeter

Votes: 137

43. The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

55 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 132

44. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 126

45. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, John Mills

Votes: 124

46. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1955)

13 min | Short

6.8
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In one of the biggest Mickey Mouse's classic, a young inexperienced apprentice of a powerful wizard tries to use magic to get threw is chores.

Director: Michael Powell | Star: Sonia Arova

Votes: 109

47. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 106

48. The Volunteer (1944)

45 min | War

6.3
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After a masterful performance as Othello in a London theater, Ralph Richardson is asked for an autograph by Fred, his dresser. A short while later, Fred has joined the Fleet Air Arm (Fly ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Pat McGrath, Anna Neagle, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 106

49. The Fire Raisers (1934)

77 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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Jim Bronton is an insurance investigator, but he's unhappy with his work and gets involved with a gang of arsonists. His conscience is troubling him ...

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Banks, Anne Grey, Carol Goodner, Frank Cellier

Votes: 102

50. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

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

Votes: 97