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1. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Comedy

7.7
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41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Writers: Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin

3. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

4. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.

Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

5. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Douglas McGrath | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

6. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

7. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Writer: Richard LaGravenese | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

8. Becoming Jane (2007)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Writers: Jane Austen, Kevin Hood, Sarah Williams | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

9. A Room with a View (1985)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Writers: E.M. Forster, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

10. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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46 Metascore

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

11. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Writers: Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

12. Killing Me Softly (2002)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.4
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Writers: Sean French, Kara Lindstrom | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen

13. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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84 Metascore

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan

14. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

15. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

16. Pushing Tin (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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47 Metascore

A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

Writers: Darcy Frey, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

17. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Writer: Richard Maltby Jr. | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

18. Othello (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Oliver Parker | Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob, Nathaniel Parker

19. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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The wizards behind The Odyssey (1997) and Merlin (1998) combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a two-hour special that just gets curiouser and curiouser.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Peter Barnes | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

20. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

21. Naked (1993)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama

7.9
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84 Metascore

Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

22. Ripley's Game (2002)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble.

Writers: Charles McKeown, Liliana Cavani, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone

23. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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John Truscott goes to Borneo to work with the Iban. He reports to Henry Bullard, who gives him a "sleeping dictionary"--one of the locals who teaches him the local language and culture. And... See full summary »

Writer: Guy Jenkin | Director: Guy Jenkin | Stars: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins

24. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story.

Writers: Albert Ash, Tom McLoughlin, Ernie Contreras | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

25. In Love and War (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry S. Villard, James Nagel, Allan Scott, Dimitri Villard, Clancy Sigal, Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, Margot Steinberg

26. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado."

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

27. Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

Writer: Joel Hopkins | Director: Joel Hopkins | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins

28. All or Nothing (2002)

R | 128 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Alison Garland

29. Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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49 Metascore

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.

Writers: Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Caan, Burt Young

30. Gulliver's Travels (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.

Writers: Simon Moore, Jonathan Swift | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Ned Beatty

31. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

32. Closing the Ring (2007)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who had crashed onto the Cave Hill outside Belfast in Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944.

Writer: Peter Woodward | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Dylan Roberts, Gene Dinovi

33. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

34. Maybe Baby (2000)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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46 Metascore

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Writer: Ben Elton | Directors: Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester

35. Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

5.9
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40 Metascore

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Writer: Simon Donald | Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jake D'Arcy

36. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Writers: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton | Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

37. Nuremberg (2000 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, History

7.6
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The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Christopher Plummer, Jill Hennessy

38. Lawn Dogs (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama

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Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who... See full summary »

Writer: Naomi Wallace | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kathleen Quinlan, Mischa Barton, Christopher McDonald

39. The MatchMaker (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace ... See full summary »

Writers: Greg Dinner, Karen Janszen, Louis Nowra, Graham Linehan | Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David O'Hara, Milo O'Shea, Jay O. Sanders

40. An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth... See full summary »

Writers: Beryl Bainbridge, Charles Wood | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong

41. The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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58 Metascore

Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

Writer: Paul Hoffman | Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport

42. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Writers: Richard Sapir, Jonas McCord | Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

43. Career Girls (1997)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

44. Loch Ness (1996)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: John Henderson | Stars: Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm, Harris Yulin

45. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Tony Grisoni | Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

46. Captives (1994)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Deasy | Director: Angela Pope | Stars: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth, Keith Allen, Siobhan Redmond

47. Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)

99 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Goldsmith | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

48. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Tim Sullivan, Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren

49. The Dwelling Place (1994 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracy Whitwell, Lucy Cohu, Ray Stevenson, Philip Voss

50. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Writers: Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge, Tim Sullivan, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Anjelica Huston