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1. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: A Blade of Grass (2016)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.3
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With the help of Dr. Seward, Vanessa undergoes hypnosis to relive her time in the Banning Clinic.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,219

2. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: The Nightcomers (2015)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.2
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Vanessa learns how to harness her powers from The Cut-Wife in a flashback.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,421

3. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: And They Were Enemies (2015)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.1
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Vanessa must rely on her strength in order to defeat the demon.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,750

4. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: And Hell Itself My Only Foe (2015)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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Vanessa goes alone to battle Evelyn in order to save Sir Malcolm.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,456

5. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Possession (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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 »

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

Votes: 2,308

6. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: The Day Tennyson Died (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.9
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In the season 3 premiere of Penny Dreadful; Ethan is a prisoner under Inspector Rusk's watch heading through America. Sir Malcolm meets a mysterious native american while in Africa. ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,527

7. Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Documentary celebrating the life and career of the veteran actress, looking back at the high points of her 60-year career on stage and screen. With clips of her greatest performances and tributes from those she has worked with.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: Samantha Bond, Pierce Brosnan, Billy Connolly, Daniel Craig

Votes: 12

8. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Closer Than Sisters (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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A flashback in the mysterious and dramatic life of Vanessa Ives reveals her bond with Mina Murray-Harker.

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

Votes: 2,537

9. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Memento Mori (2015)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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The Creature unleashes his rage; Sir Malcolm confronts Evelyn.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,436

10. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Ebb Tide (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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Lily sends her legion of women on a gruesome mission, Vanessa makes an ominous choice, and Kaetenay's visions drive Ethan toward his destiny.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,077

11. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Perpetual Night (2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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While an apocalyptic pestilence enshrouds London, Victor decides Lily's fate and Ethan comes face-to-face with the evil that seduces Vanessa.

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,086

12. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Richard III (2016)

130 min | Drama, History

8.7
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Evil Richard plots his path to rule and layers that path with bodies of friend and foe alike.

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Josef Altin, Isaac Andrews, Paul Bazely, Geoff Bell

Votes: 299

13. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Glorious Horrors (2015)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Sir Malcolm receives tragic news; a glorious night turns horrible for Vanessa.

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

Votes: 1,369

14. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Grand Guignol (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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.

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

Votes: 1,865

15. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Predators Far and Near (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Lily and Dorian, rescue a young woman. Sir Malcolm continues on his journey with the enigmatic Kaetenay. Meanwhile, Ethan gets some unexpected help from Hecate. Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,208

16. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.5
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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: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 4,088

17. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Fresh Hell (2015)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Sir Malcolm returns to find a new evil hunting Vanessa.

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

Votes: 1,759

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

139 min | 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 »

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Edward Akrout, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Brooke, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 847

19. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry VI Part 2 (2016)

123 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Five years on the country in is in the midst of civil war with Suffolk and Buckingham among the casualties at the battle of St Albans and the triumphant Plantagenet claiming the throne for ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Simon Armstrong, Jamie Ballard, Archie Bradfield, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 257

20. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Little Scorpion (2015)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Vanessa and Ethan flee London for the Cut-Wife's cottage; a figure from the past resurfaces.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,365

21. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: No Beast So Fierce (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Vanessa contacts her old friend Ferdinand Lyle for help. Lyle introduces her to Catriona Hartdegen. Lily, Dorian and Justine put their plan in motion. Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at Talbot's ranch.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,054

22. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Séance (2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,592

23. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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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.

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

Votes: 891,681 | Gross: $130.06M

24. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places (2015)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Lyle reveals how the story of the Verbis Diablo affects Vanessa.

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,379

25. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Good and Evil Braided Be (2016)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Vanessa Ives is confronted by a familiar face who will reveal a clue to her past.

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,116

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

120 min | Drama, History

8.4
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1403: Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry "Hotspur" Percy, son of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, angry with the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 998

27. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: The Blessed Dark (2016)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Sir Malcolm and his allies battle the fiend laying claim to Vanessa, the Creature faces a baleful demand, and Ethan makes a heartrending choice.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,628

28. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Verbis Diablo (2015)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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Ferdinand Lyle reveals Verbis Diablo's disturbing backstory.

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

Votes: 1,582

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

149 min | Drama, History

8.3
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The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: David Bradley, Richard Bremmer, Daniel Boyd, Peter De Jersey

Votes: 1,172

30. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Music

8.2
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86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 89,830 | Gross: $100.03M

31. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 88,445

32. Toast of London (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Steven Toast, an eccentric middle aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it

Stars: Matt Berry, Shazad Latif, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 2,148

33. Semper Fi (2006 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Jason Alameda, Sam Mendes, Alex Ryabov, Angel Serrano

Votes: 13

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

121 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Northumberland swears revenge for his son's death and gathers his allies to fight the ailing king. Meanwhile, the Lord Chief Justice having rebuked Falstaff for being a bad influence on Hal... See full summary »

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

Votes: 755

35. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Night Work (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Ethan is hired by Vanessa to do a job and introduced to a world of supernatural beings. Sir Malcolm recruits doctor Frankenstein, who brings someone back to life.

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

Votes: 3,038

36. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: This World Is Our Hell (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Hounded through the desert by Kaetenay and others, Ethan faces a reckoning. In London, Victor makes a dire modification to Jekyll's cure for madness.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,070

37. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: What Death Can Join Together (2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,771

38. Background (2006 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Shane Anglin, Chris Beault, George W. Brooks III, Gabriel Chavez

Votes: 13

39. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Above the Vaulted Sky (2015)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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Vanessa, Ethan and Sir Malcolm protect the mansion.

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 1,428

40. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Resurrection (2014)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,136

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

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama

8.0
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A writer takes a backwards look at the life of his unlikely friend Stuart, a homeless alcoholic who experienced a traumatic event in his childhood.

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

Votes: 6,168

42. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry VI Part 1 (2016)

111 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Tom Beard, Max Bennett, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Purbeck

Votes: 291

43. The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009 TV Special)

7.9
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The 66th annual golden globe awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, 2009.

Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Brooke Adams, Christina Applegate

Votes: 1,063

44. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

Votes: 553,170 | Gross: $304.36M

45. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 708

46. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Demimonde (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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 »

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

Votes: 2,110

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

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Director: George Clooney | Stars: Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall, Frank Langella

Votes: 12

48. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 212,598 | Gross: $104.05M

49. Cabaret (1993 TV Movie)

106 min | Musical, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Stars: Jane Horrocks, Alan Cumming, Sara Kestelman, George Raistrick

Votes: 176

50. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

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

Votes: 386