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1. LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game (2014 Video Game)

Fantasy

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Relive the adventures of the first two hobbit movies in Lego style.

Writer: Dewi Roberts | Director: James McLoughlin | Stars: Christopher Lee, Richard Armitage, Sarah Beck Mather, John Bell

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

3. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

8.9
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

5. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

6. Premio Donostia a Ian McKellen (2009 TV Movie)

25 min

8.9
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Writer: Edurne Ormazábal | Director: Carlos Rodríguez | Stars: Saffron Burrows, Pilar López de Ayala, Samira Makhmalbaf, Ian McKellen

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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88 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

9. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

10. Extras (2005–2007)
Episode: Sir Ian McKellen (2006)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Andy's school mate Steve Sherwood visits him on set and inspires Darren to ask Maggie out on a date. Wanting to be recognized more for his acting abilities, Andy auditions for a new play directed by Sir Ian McKellen.

Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

11. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

12. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2013)

Comedy

8.7
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Freddie and Stuart plan a small party to celebrate forty-nine years of being together. Violet has returned from Argentina for the event and is shocked when Ash alerts Stuart's mother ... See full summary »

Creator: Gary Janetti | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

13. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Snowmen (2012)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.

Writer: Steven Moffat | Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Tom Ward, Richard E. Grant

14. Extras (2005–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

15. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

16. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.5
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

17. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

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

18. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2013)

Comedy

8.5
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Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend Chloe for dinner. Unfortunately the two older men find her extremely irritating as she is a tee-total vegan who is cloyingly ... See full summary »

Creator: Gary Janetti | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

19. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Episode #9.5 (2002)

Talk-Show

8.5
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Interviewee: Ian McKellen

Stars: James Lipton, Ian McKellen

20. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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74 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Writers: Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

21. The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Three actors who had played Doctor Who, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, are anxious to appear in the 50th anniversary special. A humorous look at the production of the long ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Davison | Director: Peter Davison | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Olivia Colman, Peter Davison, Louis Davison

22. Troldspejlet (1989– )

25 min

8.4
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Jakob Stegelmann reviews upcoming movies, video and dvd releases, video games, comic books, and role playing games.

Stars: Jakob Stegelmann, Carl Giacomello, Loui Giacomello, Christopher Hedegaard Andersen

23. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (2004 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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You play the events of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, both with the Fellowship of the Ring and the larger War of the Ring.

Writers: Nuno Miranda, Mical Pedriana, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Richard Taylor | Stars: Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen

24. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982 TV Movie)

90 min

8.4
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Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.

Writers: Ian McKellen, William Shakespeare | Director: Kirk Browning | Star: Ian McKellen

25. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (2008)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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King Lear decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Ian McKellen, William Gaunt, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes

26. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

27. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.3
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

28. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

29. Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2007 Video)

114 min | Music

8.3
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Director: David Barnard | Stars: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Sylvia Mason-James, Nick Clow

30. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

31. Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Rise of the Witch King (2006 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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Writers: Mical Pedriana, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Jill Donald | Stars: Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen

32. The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006 TV Movie)

125 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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Writers: Jimmy Carr, Jim Pullin, Shaun Pye, Fraser Steele, Dominic English, Frankie Boyle | Directors: Mick Thomas, Mike MacLaine | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Cat Deeley, Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand

33. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Christmas Special (2013)

Comedy

8.2
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Stuart and Ian invite their friends for Christmas. Ash, whose parents are in prison, is very grateful and offers to cook the turkey. Violet announces that she is bringing her latest ... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Janetti, Mark Ravenhill | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

34. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1993)

Unrated | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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After her first night as a volunteer on a Samaritan-type switchboard Mary Ann comes back to be confronted by DeDe, holding the scarf she left in Beauchamp's car, though she successfully ... See full summary »

Writers: Armistead Maupin, Richard Kramer | Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

35. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2013)

Comedy

8.2
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Ash gets a job handing out flyers for a club in Soho and invites Freddie and Stuart and their friends along. Stuart decides it is not for him after a girl makes a pass at him but Freddie ... See full summary »

Creator: Gary Janetti | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

37. E! News Live (1996– )
Episode: Episode dated 26 November 2003 (2003)

News

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Writers: Raymond J. Brune, Jane Loughman, Richard MacDonald | Stars: Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Leesa Severyn, Elijah Wood

38. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Othello (1990)

204 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Michael Grandage, Ian McKellen, Clive Swift, Willard White

39. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

40. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.1
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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

41. Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond (2014 TV Movie)

114 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A retrospective look at the influential work of one of the most popular British rock bands of the 1960s, The Dave Clark Five, featuring interviews, performances and footage from Dave Clark's personal archives.

Director: Dave Clark | Stars: Lucille Ball, Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Whoopi Goldberg

42. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2013)

22 min | Comedy

8.1
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Freddie has no time to comfort Violet,dumped by her Hungarian boyfriend,as he is preparing for his role as 'Cookstaff Number Four' in television's 'Downton Abbey'.Then Ash,on Freddie's ... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Janetti, Mark Ravenhill | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

43. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Hedda Gabler (1972)

Drama

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Writers: Henrik Ibsen, Michael Meyer | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Janet Suzman, Ian McKellen, Tom Bell, Jane Asher

44. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

45. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf and Sam as you battle for the fate of Middle Earth.

Writers: Michael Becker, J.R.R. Tolkien | Directors: Bret Robbins, Chris Tremmel | Stars: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd

46. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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You control Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli fighting across the Plains of Rohan battling evil alike to the ferocious battle at Helms Deep.

Writers: Philippa Boyens, Nuno Miranda, J.R.R. Tolkien | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin

47. Muse of Fire (2013)

83 min | Documentary

8.0
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Two young London actors set out together to face the greatest challenge in the world of acting - Shakespeare.

Writers: Dan Poole, Giles Terera | Directors: Dan Poole, Giles Terera | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Mark Rylance, Ralph Fiennes

48. The London Programme (1975– )

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Stars: Trevor Phillips, Godfrey Hodgson, John Taylor, Andrew Phillips

49. HARDtalk (1997– )

25 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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Politicians and other public figures are asked the tough questions about whether the way they do things is really the best way.

Stars: Tim Sebastian, Stephen Sackur, Sarah Montague, Zeinab Badawi

50. Vicious (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2013)

22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Under protest Freddie allows Stuart to take him to a department store to buy a new coat to wear at a Doctor Who fan club event - Freddie having been voted the tenth most popular villain of ... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Janetti, Mark Ravenhill | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon