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51. Son of Dracula (1974)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

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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 »

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

52. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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

53. The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure

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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Hemingway, Seymour Bennett, Frank Arnold, Casey Robinson | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny

54. 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

55. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.1
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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

56. Rainbow (1995)

98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Four kids 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, finding and ... See full summary »

Writers: Ashley Sidaway, Robert Sidaway | Director: Bob Hoskins | Stars: Willy Lavendel, Bob Hoskins, Jack Fisher, Jacob Tierney

57. Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

85 min | Horror, Mystery

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 »

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

58. Star Maidens (1976– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

6.9
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TV series of British/German origin, and set in the "present" Earth of the 1970s. A planet from another solar system drifts into Earth's system and is detected by some Earth scientists who ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Harrow, Christian Quadflieg, Christiane Krüger, Judy Geeson

59. Angels One Five (1952)

98 min | Drama, War

6.5
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'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe ... See full summary »

Writers: Derek N. Twist, Pelham Groom | Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

60. Dark Tower (1989)

R | 91 min | Thriller, Horror

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

Writers: Robert J. Avrech, Ken Blackwell, Ken Wiederhorn | Directors: Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel

61. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )

25 min | Mystery

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Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Kay Walsh

62. Nightmare (1964)

83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce

63. Outcast of the Islands (1951)

93 min | Drama, Adventure

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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in a Far East port. When he is discovered stealing he is sacked, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post. In HD.

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

64. Craze (1974)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

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

65. Night Must Fall (1964)

101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.

Writers: Emlyn Williams, Clive Exton | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Susan Hampshire, Mona Washbourne, Sheila Hancock

66. Diary of a Bachelor (1964)

90 min | Comedy

5.3
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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.

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

67. What Waits Below (1985)

PG | 88 min | Action, Horror

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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 »

Writers: Freddie Francis, Christy Marx, Robert Vincent O'Neill | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, Timothy Bottoms, Lisa Blount, Richard Johnson

68. Time Without Pity (1957)

85 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's ... See full summary »

Writer: Ben Barzman | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman

69. The Battle of the Sexes (1959)

84 min | Comedy

6.8
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Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to... See full summary »

Writers: James Thurber, Monja Danischewsky | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark

70. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

71. Hysteria (1965)

85 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham

72. 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

73. The Psychopath (1966)

82 min | Horror, Mystery

5.9
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Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

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

74. Gebissen wird nur nachts (1971)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Writers: Karl-Heinz Hummel, August Rieger | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thomas Hunter, Yvor Murillo, Ingrid van Bergen

75. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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

76. 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

77. Mine Own Executioner (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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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

78. Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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

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

80. 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

81. Memed My Hawk (1984)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor. When ... See full summary »

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

82. Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

5.1
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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

83. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Linda Robson

84. A Life in the Theater (1993 TV Movie)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A veteran actor who's seen it all and a young, up-and-comer join for a season of reperatory theatre.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Gregory Mosher | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jack Lemmon

85. Strange Affection (1957)

87 min | Crime, Drama

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Tod is a motherless boy, who is mistreated by his violent father. He eventually finds happiness with kindly foster parents.

Writers: Charlotte Hastings, Wolf Rilla | Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Dorothy Alison, Colin Petersen, Terence Morgan

86. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

87. Twice Upon a Time (1953)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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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

88. 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

89. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Marty Farrell, Ernest Lehman, Melville Shavelson, Robert Wuhl | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Paula Abdul, Isabelle Adjani, Danny Aiello

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

100 min | Documentary, Horror

7.4
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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.

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

91. Two and Two Make Six (1962)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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They Swapped Partners ... Switched Romances ... And Stole Each Other's Hearts!

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

92. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1955)

13 min | Short

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Writers: Dennis Arundell, Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Director: Michael Powell | Star: Sonia Arova

93. Next to No Time (1958)

93 min | Comedy

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Unassuming planning engineer David Webb finds himself on the Queen Elizabeth to New York with instructions to negotiate a high-powered loan. His lack of confidence means he is completely ... See full summary »

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

94. The New Lot (1943)

43 min | War, Drama, Short

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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

Writers: Eric Ambler, Peter Ustinov | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Eric Ambler, Ivor Barnard, Robert Donat, Ian Fleming

95. Ghosthunter (2000)

20 min | Drama, Short

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Two lonely figures are drawn together, Charlie (the ghosthunter) and Sarah (the researcher), to uncover the mysterious ghostly disturbances in an abandoned church in a quiet English village.

Writers: Alison Reddihough, Simon Corris | Director: Simon Corris | Stars: Frank Finlay, Alison Reddihough, June Watson, Jacqueline Phillips

96. Destination Dune (1984 TV Movie)

6 min | Documentary

6.4
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Writer: Paul Sammon | Director: Paul Sammon | Stars: Percy Rodrigues, Frank Herbert, David Lynch, Raffaella De Laurentiis

97. Calliope (1994)

15 min | Short

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

98. Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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An interview with Legendary Actor Peter Cushing and clips from some of his best films.

Director: Alan Bell | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dick Vosburgh, Francis De Wolff, Edward Evans

99. The Vampire Interviews (1994 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Horror

4.4
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In-depth look at vampires of the movies and in real life.

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Roy Ward Baker, Nick Bougas, Veronica Carlson, John Carradine

100. Night Beat (1947)

91 min | Drama

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After the war is over, two army pals take opposite paths in civvy street. One becomes a petty criminal, the other becomes a policeman.

Writers: Guy Morgan, T.J. Morrison, Roland Pertwee, Robert Westerby | Director: Harold Huth | Stars: Anne Crawford, Maxwell Reed, Ronald Howard, Christine Norden