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1. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 67,214 | Gross: $6.20M

2. The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Votes: 5,906

3. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Horror

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene

Votes: 6,894

4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 5,827

5. Brenda Starr (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.6
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Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 850

6. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Max Adrian, Ann Bell

Votes: 3,615

7. Dark Tower (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.1
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The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.

Directors: Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 383

8. Torture Garden (1967)

Approved | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,733

9. The Jigsaw Man (1983)

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.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell

Votes: 1,112

10. 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.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Michael Bryant, Ursula Howells, Pat Heywood, Howard Trevor

Votes: 807

11. The Creeping Flesh (1973)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Lorna Heilbron, George Benson

Votes: 2,387

12. Next to No Time (1958)

93 min | Comedy

6.2
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An unassuming planning engineer must negotiate an important loan while aboard the Queen Elizabeth en route to New York City, but his lack of confidence threatens to foil his plans.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Kenneth More, Betsy Drake, Harry Green, Patrick Barr

Votes: 74

13. 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 »

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon

Votes: 351

14. The Ghoul (1975)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo, Gwen Watford

Votes: 1,073

15. Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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A psychiatrist tells stories of four special cases to a colleague.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Kim Novak, Georgia Brown

Votes: 918

16. What Waits Below (1984)

PG | 88 min | Action, Horror

4.8
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The U.S. government has been using deep caves in Central America as bases for a special type of radio transmitter used for communicating with submaries. When the signal from one of these ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, Timothy Bottoms, Lisa Blount, Richard Johnson

Votes: 333

17. The Psychopath (1966)

82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of the Second World War are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing, Alexander Knox

Votes: 442

18. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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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.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

Votes: 987

19. Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

85 min | Horror

5.6
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A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ron Moody, Hugh Griffith, Roy Castle

Votes: 558

20. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )

Unrated | 343 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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Clips from Horror Films.

Stars: Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, Hugh M. Hefner, Fred Olen Ray

Votes: 254

21. Son of Dracula (1974)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

4.8
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Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Freddie Jones, Suzanna Leigh

Votes: 256

22. Rainbow (1995)

98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.2
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Four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the end of the Rainbow. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Hoskins | Stars: Willy Lavendel, Bob Hoskins, Jack Fisher, Jacob Tierney

Votes: 269

23. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 626

24. Memed My Hawk (1984)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

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

Votes: 144

25. Two and Two Make Six (1962)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An US airman stationed in the UK strikes down his commanding officer. Believing he killed him, the airman goes on the run with a girl. They run into a couple that looks like them and a mix up happens.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: George Chakiris, Janette Scott, Alfred Lynch, Jocelyn Lane

Votes: 35

26. Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Horror

7.8
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The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Ward Baker, James Bernard

Votes: 213

27. Diary of a Bachelor (1964)

90 min | Comedy

5.4
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A wealthy young woman about to marry a noted playboy comes across his diary, and as she reads it, she begins to discover that her intended husband isn't quite what he seems to be.

Director: Sandy Howard | Stars: Joe Silver, Dagne Crane, Denise Lor, Jan Crockett

Votes: 74

28. Cinemaker (2004 Video)

300 min | Documentary

7.1
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Four one-hour DVD documentaries giving practical details of pre-production and planning, production, post-production and marketing, narrated by Charles Band, whose companies have produced ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: David Allen, Charles Band, Richard Band, Brian Benison

Votes: 18

29. Calliope (1994)

15 min | Short

6.8
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Phil Collins plays a writer who creates a femme fatale character that eventually comes to life in the real world.

Director: Alun Harris | Stars: Phil Collins, Martin Jarvis, Richard E. Grant, Michael Winner

Votes: 21