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

Drama, History

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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

2. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

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

3. 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

4. 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

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

Drama, History

8.3
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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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, 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.

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

11. 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, Paul Newman

12. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

13. Background (2006 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Shane Anglin, Chris Beault, George W. Brooks III, Gabriel Chavez

14. 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

15. 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

16. Company (1996 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Comedy

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. The Secrets of Skyfall (2012 TV Movie)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.5
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Stars: Javier Bardem, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench

20. 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

21. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min

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

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

44 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Paul Joyce | Stars: William Boyd, Anthony Burgess, Robin Duval, Mary Harron

23. 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

24. Cabaret (1993 TV Movie)

106 min | Musical, Drama

7.2
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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

25. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

7.2
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Monts Llussà, Crisol Tuà, Àlex Gorina

26. 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

27. 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

28. Out of the Ashes (2010)

86 min | Documentary

7.1
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Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young, Afghan men, as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding new light on a... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Albone, Lucy Martens, Leslie Knott | Stars: Hasti Gul Abid, Taj Malik Aleem, Harsha Bhogle, Geoffrey Boycott

29. 2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards (2005 Video)

7.1
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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

30. A Discussion About 'Things We Lost in the Fire' (2008 Video)

Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stars: Susanne Bier, Allan Loeb, Sam Mendes, Sam Mercer

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

7.1
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Director: Bex Palmer | Stars: Jonathan Ross, Andrea Arnold, Christian Bale, Patricia Clarkson

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

25 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Danny Miller | Stars: Jimmy Hodson, Sam Mendes, Tom Hanks, Dean Zanuck

33. 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

34. 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

35. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.9
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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

36. 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

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

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Writer: Tim Postins | Director: Dan Storey | Stars: Maud Adams, Michael Apted, Javier Bardem, Honor Blackman

38. Semper Fi (2006 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Jason Alameda, Sam Mendes, Alex Ryabov, Angel Serrano

39. 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

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

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

41. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | News, Talk-Show

6.6
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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Tom Dyckhoff

42. The Making of 'Road to Perdition' (2002 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.6
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This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Road to Perdition, about a mafia hit man who must deal with the toll his job takes on his family. Included ... See full summary »

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

43. The Anniversary Party (2001)

R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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56 Metascore

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming | Directors: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Stars: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline

44. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.3
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

45. 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005 TV Special)

120 min | News

6.3
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The Screen Actors Guild Awards are where the actors call the shots. With 13 categories, the voting is done all by actors. With both television and film categories, the best performances of the year are recognized.

Writer: Stephen Pouliot | Director: Alan Carter | Stars: Alan Alda, Lauren Ambrose, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett

46. Jarhead Diaries (2006 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Laz Alonso, Lucas Black, Nick Dash, Roger Deakins

47. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show | Active

6.1
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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper

48. Blood (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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44 Metascore

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

Writer: Bill Gallagher | Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox, Stephen Graham

50. American Beauty: Look Closer... (2000 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Barbara Toennies | Stars: Scott Bakula, Alan Ball, Annette Bening, Wes Bentley