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1. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Possession (2014)

Drama, Horror

9.0
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Vanessa starts having "unnatural" fits and mentions that she is trying to fight the "thing inside me". Malcolm tells Ethan that she might be possessed by "the devil" or "a devil" and wants ... See full summary »

Creator: John Logan | Director: James Hawes | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

2. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Closer Than Sisters (2014)

Drama, Horror

8.9
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A flashback in the mysterious and dramatic life of Vanessa Ives reveals her bond with Mina Murray-Harker.

Creator: John Logan | Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

3. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Grand Guignol (2014)

Drama, Horror

8.6
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Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene explore an empty theater - only to be confronted by their worst nightmares.

Creator: John Logan | Director: James Hawes | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

4. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry IV, Part 1 (2012)

Drama, History

8.6
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1403:- Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry Hotspur,son of the Duke of Northumberland,angry with the king for not paying... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Eyre, William Shakespeare | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Joe Armstrong, John Ashton, Will Attenborough

5. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Séance (2014)

Drama, Horror

8.6
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Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend the party at Ferdinand Lyle's home in the hopes of learning more about the the Egyptian hieroglyphs found on the dead creature. Vanessa meets the ever young ... See full summary »

Creator: John Logan | Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

6. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

7. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry V (2012)

Drama, History

8.5
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Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V,his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death. Told by courtiers that,through Edward III,he has a claim to the French throne he makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Power, William Shakespeare, Thea Sharrock | Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Edward Akrout, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Brooke, Geraldine Chaplin

8. The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

8.4
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson, James Laurenson

9. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Richard II (2012)

Drama, History

8.4
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Fey,vain and foolish,young Richard initiates his downfall by banishing Henry Bolingbroke and the Earl of Mowbray as a resolution to their feud and then confiscating the lands of his uncle,... See full summary »

Writers: Rupert Goold, Ben Power, William Shakespeare | Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: David Bradley, Richard Bremmer, Daniel Boyd, Peter De Jersey

10. Penny Dreadful (2014– )

60 min | Drama, Horror

8.3
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Creator: John Logan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Simon Russell Beale

11. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)

Drama, History

8.3
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As Northumberland swears revenge for his son's death and gathers his allies to fight the ailing king,the Lord Chief Justice,having rebuked Falstaff for being a bad influence on Hal,charges ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Eyre, William Shakespeare | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Will Attenborough, Conrad Asquith, David Bamber

12. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: What Death Can Join Together (2014)

Drama, Horror

8.3
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Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene follow their vampire lead to a quarantined ship to find Mina only to see her taken away again. Vanessa has a violent sexual escapade with Dorian, where she is... See full summary »

Creator: John Logan | Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

13. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Night Work (2014)

Drama, Horror

8.2
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London 1891. As the police investigate a series of gruesome murders, renowned explorer Sir Malcolm Murray and the strangely beautiful Vanessa Ives know there's something darker at play. In ... See full summary »

Creator: John Logan | Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

14. National Theatre Live (2009– )

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Stars: Nick Sampson, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Helen Mirren

15. Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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A writer (Cumberbatch) takes a backwards look at the life of his unlikely friend Stuart (Hardy), a homeless alcoholic who experienced a traumatic event in his childhood.

Writer: Alexander Masters | Director: David Attwood | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Nicola Duffett, Claire-Louise Cordwell

16. The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009 TV Movie)

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Writers: Barry Adelman, Ken Shapiro, Jon Macks | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Brooke Adams, Christina Applegate

17. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Resurrection (2014)

Drama, Horror

8.0
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A flashback reveals Victor Frankenstein's motivation for delving into the questions of life and death. Flashbacks also show the history of Victor's "first-born". The Creature was born in a ... See full summary »

Creator: John Logan | Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

18. Unscripted (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2005)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Director: George Clooney | Stars: Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall, Frank Langella

19. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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81 Metascore

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

20. The Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Writers: Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner, David Self | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

21. Company (1996 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Comedy

7.8
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Writer: George Furth | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Adrian Lester, Rebecca Front, Clive Rowe, Clare Burt

22. The Secrets of Skyfall (2012 TV Movie)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.8
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Stars: Javier Bardem, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench

23. Penny Dreadful (2014– )
Episode: Demimonde (2014)

Drama, Horror

7.8
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Frankenstein consults a hematologist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, who finds the blood contains an unique property that prevents complete coagulation. He believes it assists in the eating... See full summary »

Creator: John Logan | Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

24. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: King Lear (2014)

7.9
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Saif Al-Warith, Waj Ali, Nathan Ampofo, Stephen Boxer

25. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

26. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Writers: David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

27. Everything or Nothing (2012)

98 min | Documentary

7.6
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A history of the James Bond franchise.

Writers: Stevan Riley, Peter Ettedgui | Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Ken Adam, Maud Adams, John Barry, Shirley Bassey

28. A Cinematic Life: The Art & Influence of Conrad Hall (2010 Video)

27 min | Short

7.6
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Director: Michael Brosnan | Stars: Byron Levy, Haskell Wexler, Conrad W. Hall, Janusz Kaminski

29. Unscripted (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

Stars: Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall, Frank Langella

30. NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.6
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55 Metascore

Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III.

Director: Jeremy Whelehan | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb

31. Shooting Bond (2013 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Charlie Adcock, Javier Bardem, Nicola Berwick, Barbara Broccoli

32. Revolutionary Road (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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69 Metascore

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Richard Yates | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Roumie

33. Cabaret (1993 TV Movie)

106 min | Musical, Drama

7.4
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A straight film of the stage show which as far as I know was only shown once. Young American writer goes to Berlin at a time Nazis were emerging. Meets Sally Bowles at the Kit Kat club... ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Masteroff, John Van Druten, Christopher Isherwood | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jane Horrocks, Alan Cumming, Sara Kestelman, George Raistrick

34. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Leigh, Barry Norman

35. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Writer: Allan Loeb | Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman, David Duchovny

36. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

37. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Writers: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

38. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

7.1
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

39. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.1
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

40. Background (2006 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Shane Anglin, Chris Beault, George W. Brooks III, Gabriel Chavez

41. Bond's Greatest Moments (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Tim Postins | Director: Dan Storey | Stars: Maud Adams, Michael Apted, Javier Bardem, Honor Blackman

42. Still Tickin': The Return of A Clockwork Orange (2000 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Paul Joyce | Stars: William Boyd, Anthony Burgess, Robin Duval, Mary Harron

43. 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards (2005 Video)

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The 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards and Interviews backstage with the recipients, honorees and presenters of the Awards Show 2005. The Lifetime Achievement Award ... See full summary »

Directors: Sian Busby, Josef d'Bache-Kane, Colin Wilson | Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Cliff Bestall, Nick Broomfield, Frank Budgen

44. Film 2014 (1971– )
Episode: Episode dated 23 October 2006 (2006)

Talk-Show

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Director: Bex Palmer | Stars: Jonathan Ross, Andrea Arnold, Christian Bale, Patricia Clarkson

45. Little Voice (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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68 Metascore

The pathetically shy LV lives the life of a recluse listening to her late father's old records in her room and in the process driving her abusive, loud-mouthed mother, Mari Hoff, to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Cartwright, Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor

46. The 11 O'Clock Show (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Iain Lee, Tommy Vance, Daisy Donovan, Ricky Gervais

47. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'Road to Perdition' (2002)

25 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Danny Miller | Stars: Jimmy Hodson, Sam Mendes, Tom Hanks, Dean Zanuck

48. Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: David Agus, Netta Bank, Annette Bening, Gilbert Cates

49. Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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69 Metascore

Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

Writer: David Nicholls | Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Joseph Friend

50. The Laurence Olivier Awards 2003 (2003 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Valentine | Stars: Clive Anderson, Noel Clarke, Alan Davies, Judi Dench