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1. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Writers: John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb, Wesley Strick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

2. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Writers: Frank Herbert, David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

3. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, Gill Dennis, Walter Murch | Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

4. Moby Dick (1956)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Writers: Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

5. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

6. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »

Writers: John Fowles, Harold Pinter | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

7. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

7.8
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Writers: Henry James, John Mortimer, William Archibald, Truman Capote | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

8. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Writers: Pierre La Mure, Anthony Veiller, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon

9. The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind... See full summary »

Writers: Bernard Gordon, Philip Yordan, John Wyndham | Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

10. Beat the Devil (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

Writers: Claud Cockburn, Truman Capote, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

11. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Writer: Alan Sillitoe | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

12. Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

6.3
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David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Olshan, Mark Medoff | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

13. Sons and Lovers (1960)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, D.H. Lawrence | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

14. The Jigsaw Man (1984)

PG | 94 min | Thriller

5.3
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An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.

Writers: Dorothea Bennett, Jo Eisinger | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell

15. 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 1943 England, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

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

16. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Writers: Neil Paterson, John Braine | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

17. Girly (1970)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.7
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A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

Writers: Brian Comport, Maisie Mosco | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Michael Bryant, Ursula Howells, Pat Heywood, Howard Trevor

18. Gone to Earth (1950)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

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

19. Paranoiac (1963)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham

20. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Writers: Milton Subotsky, Joseph Millard | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

21. Craze (1974)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Writers: Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel, Henry Seymour | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege, Edith Evans

22. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late 19th Century rural England who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his ... See full summary »

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

23. Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz, Helmut Berger

24. Hell in Korea (1956)

80 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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In 1951 during the Korean War retreat a small British re-con group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

Writers: Max Catto, Ian Dalrymple, Ronald Spencer, Anthony Squire | Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker, Harry Andrews

25. The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

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

26. Golden Rendezvous (1977)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship SS Campari somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Bryant, Stanley Price, Allan Scott | Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon

27. Outcast of the Islands (1951)

93 min | Drama, Adventure

7.3
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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, William Fairchild | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller

28. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.2
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Writers: Robert Bloch, Anthony Marriott, Gerald Heard | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

29. Golden Salamander (1950)

96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.

Writers: Victor Canning, Lesley Storm, Ronald Neame | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimée, Herbert Lom, Walter Rilla

30. Our Virgin Island (1959)

84 min | Drama

6.8
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Evan and Tina want to live their lives differently. They go to live on an island. Tina's mother is concerned about her daughter's future. There is smuggling going on on the island.

Writers: Pat Jackson, Ring Lardner Jr., Robb White | Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: John Cassavetes, Virginia Maskell, Sidney Poitier, Isabel Dean

31. The Brain (1962)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

5.3
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A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

Writers: Robert Stewart, Philip Mackie, Curt Siodmak | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Anne Heywood, Peter van Eyck, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee

32. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Mary Webb, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

33. Mine Own Executioner (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »

Writer: Nigel Balchin | Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley, Christine Norden

34. Memed My Hawk (1984)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1920s Turkey, young peasant Memed elopes with beautiful Hatche who was promised in an arranged marriage to the local potentate Abdi Aga's son and later joins a group of bandits.

Writers: Yasar Kemal, Peter Ustinov | Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Herbert Lom, Denis Quilley, Michael Elphick

35. Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

5.0
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A writer tells a crowd in a café about a woman he knows, who once feel deeply in love with a desperate, compulsive gambler.

Writers: Stefan Zweig, Warren Chetham Strode | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Merle Oberon, Richard Todd, Leo Genn, Stephen Murray

36. Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Hémon, Hugh Mills, René Clément, Raymond Queneau | Director: René Clément | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Margaret Johnston

37. Das Verrätertor (1964)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A businessman organises a caper to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Edgar Wallace | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Albert Lieven, Gary Raymond, Margot Trooger, Catherine Schell

38. Twice Upon a Time (1953)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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A pair of twin girls are separated when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident when they are both sent to the same Summer camp and they start to hatch a plot to get back ... See full summary »

Writers: Erich Kästner, Emeric Pressburger | Director: Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Hugh Williams, Elizabeth Allan, Jack Hawkins, Yolande Larthe

39. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A 16-week course in horsemanship has a group of students learning the finer points of sportsmanship, jumping, horsecare, dressage and riding to hounds under stern and exacting teachers.

Writers: William Fairchild, Don Stanford, Ted Willis | Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Tony Britton