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

Family

8.8
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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, Joey Davidson

Votes: 38

2. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,060

3. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Night Flight to Andorra (1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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McGill has assembled a gang of burglars,supposedly to steal an art collection from a fairly inaccessible fortress in the Pyrenees mountains. Whilst they are in an old farm-house testing the... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Bradford, Fred Beauman, Robert Crewdson, Reed De Rouen

Votes: 10

4. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 163,647

5. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 15,502

6. 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: 64,160 | Gross: $6.20M

7. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )

25 min | Mystery

8.0
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Shot in Polish-British co-production series of short stories based on themes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "father" of the world's most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Each episode is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 68

8. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 102,470 | Gross: $26.83M

9. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 19,364

10. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 223

11. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
Episode: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Milos Forman, Marlen Khutsiev, Robert Parrish

Votes: 17

12. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 636

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

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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71 Metascore

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

Votes: 901 | Gross: $0.02M

14. 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: 210

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

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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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

Votes: 37

16. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )
Episode: A Motive for Murder (1979)

Mystery

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Sherlock Holmes receives notice of the commission of the crime; murder of a rich businessman George Markham. The perpetrator is likely to be among his heirs. The game consists of two people... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 6

17. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Essay in Evil (1967)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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In Scotland McGill is engaged as a bodyguard by George Masters whose life has been threatened by three other businessmen,De Burgh,Harris and Peters,whom Masters is blackmailing,though he ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Bradford, Donald Houston, Peter Vaughan, John Cairney

Votes: 8

18. 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: 5,392

19. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 3,615

20. Inside the Fear Factory (2003 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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An overview of the history of Great Britain's Amicus Films, which was a rival of Hammer Studios in the horror field. Included are interviews with company co-founder Max Rosenberg, cameraman... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Ward Baker, Peter Cushing, Freddie Francis, Barbara Parkins

Votes: 6

21. British Film Forever (2007– )
Episode: Magic, Murder and Monsters: The Story of British Horror and Fantasy (2007)

88 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Danny Boyle, Anne Billson

Votes: 14

22. Cast & Crew (2002– )

40 min | Documentary

7.6
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Members of the cast & crew of old movies are reunited to discuss the film retrospectively, and also revisit some original locations.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Alan Sillitoe, Stephen Frears, John Dankworth

Votes: 7

23. The Man in the Moon (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful, smart, and off to Duke in the fall; her mom's pregnant with number four (Dad ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 12,072 | Gross: $2.85M

24. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his yellow Volvo.

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

Votes: 2,817

25. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )

172 min | Documentary

7.5
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Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki... See full synopsis »

Stars: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice

Votes: 61

26. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 13,570

27. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.4
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A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

Votes: 1,976 | Gross: $0.09M

28. 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 Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

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

Votes: 1,338

29. 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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 128,712 | Gross: $79.10M

30. The Executioner's Song (1982 TV Movie)

Unrated | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,275

31. 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 »

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 948

32. Gone to Earth (1950)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

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

Votes: 728

33. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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: 559

34. Twice Upon a Time (1953)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 15

35. The New Lot (1943)

43 min | War, Drama, Short

7.3
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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

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

Votes: 38

36. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )
Episode: Baron Frankenstein (1996)

Unrated | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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100 Years of Horror looks at the Frankenstein franchise after 1950 and focuses on different interpretations of the Baron and his creation.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Veronica Carlson, Hazel Court, Richard E. Cunha

Votes: 11

37. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 3,812

38. Outcast of the Islands (1951)

93 min | Drama, Adventure

7.2
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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.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 573

39. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

7.2
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 48

40. 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: 244

41. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Which Way Did He Go, McGill? (1968)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Five years previously a gang of armed robbers pulled off a gold bullion heist but only one of the, Keith Earle,was caught and sent to prison. Now that he is out he is on the trail of the ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Bradford, Jennifer Jayne, Donald Sutherland, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 9

42. 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 »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Margaret Johnston

Votes: 226

43. Ghosthunter (2000)

20 min | Drama, Short

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 37

44. 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

45. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Gadic Collection (1967)

49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The Gadic collection forms the priceless centre-piece of an art exhibition at the Silbakin Museum in Turkey and several groups of people are out to steal it, most notably the wealthy local ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Roger Moore, Peter Wyngarde, Georgia Brown, Michael Ripper

Votes: 42

46. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
Episode: Who's Mad Now? (1968)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Joan Heinemann,an old flame of McGill,fears that she is being stalked by a mysterious woman though her husband Jason,who is having an affair,tells her that she is imagining things. When her... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Bradford, Robert Hutton, Audine Leith, Philip Madoc

Votes: 7

47. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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 »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

Votes: 9,218

48. 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, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 6,450

49. 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.

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

Votes: 1,591

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

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 59