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1. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Writers: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

2. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Writers: Michael Cunningham, David Hare | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris

3. Calendar Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

Writers: Juliette Towhidi, Tim Firth | Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, John Alderton

4. East Is East (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought... See full summary »

Writer: Ayub Khan-Din | Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi

5. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

6. Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Writers: Geoff Deane, Tim Firth | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

7. Mary Reilly (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.8
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44 Metascore

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

Writers: Valerie Martin, Christopher Hampton | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon

8. Color Me Kubrick (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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57 Metascore

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Writer: Anthony Frewin | Director: Brian W. Cook | Stars: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Tom Allen

9. Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

In mid-1800's England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Carey, Laura Jones | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson

10. Sense & Sensibility (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, David Morrissey, Janet McTeer

11. Haunted (1995)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Herbert, Timothy Prager, Bob Kellett, Lewis Gilbert | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud

12. Cass (2008)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story.

Writers: Jon S. Baird, Cass Pennant, Mike Ridley | Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: Nonso Anozie, Gavin Brocker, Leo Gregory, Natalie Press

13. Separate Lies (2005)

R | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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71 Metascore

A couple's marriage is complicated by the introduction of a third party.

Writers: Nigel Balchin, Julian Fellowes | Director: Julian Fellowes | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Hermione Norris, John Warnaby

14. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008– )

Drama

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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale

15. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

16. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

17. Beautiful People (1999)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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79 Metascore

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. ... See full summary »

Writer: Jasmin Dizdar | Director: Jasmin Dizdar | Stars: Thomas Goodridge, Faruk Pruti, Tony Peters, Dado Jehan

18. West Is West (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

Writer: Ayub Khan-Din | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Robert Pugh

19. Our Mutual Friend (1998 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

8.3
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

20. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A British police constable and his doctor wife, weary of the turmoil in contemporary London, decide to move and work in a quiet village where life is livelier than they anticipated.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

21. Traffik (1989 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 315 min | Drama, Crime

8.4
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The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan. While he's on trial, his trophy wife, a former Olympic swimmer, discovers steely ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Paterson, Lindsay Duncan, Fritz Müller-Scherz, Jamal Shah

22. Don Quixote (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Writers: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, John Mortimer | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins, Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams

23. Spies of Warsaw (2013 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

Stars: David Tennant, Janet Montgomery, Marcin Dorocinski, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz

24. The Martins (2001)

87 min | Comedy

5.4
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Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Grounds | Director: Tony Grounds | Stars: Lee Evans, Kathy Burke, Linda Bassett, Eric Byrne

25. Grandma's House (2010– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

8.0
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A successful television presenter has doubts about the direction of his career in the business and decides to quit to start searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.

Stars: Simon Amstell, Linda Bassett, Rebecca Front, Samantha Spiro

26. Dinnerladies (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati

27. Alive and Kicking (1996)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.

Writer: Martin Sherman | Director: Nancy Meckler | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher, Dorothy Tutin, Anthony Higgins

28. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama

7.6
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A vain pretty girl has recently taken over her uncles farm. Her independent, naive personality leaves her torn between three men who wish to marry her.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Philomena McDonagh | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Paloma Baeza, Nigel Terry, Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Firth

29. Bramwell (1995 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

8.0
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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Creators: Lucy Gannon, Harriet Davison, Tim Whitby | Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

30. A Village Affair (1995 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Alice has married the rich but boring Martin. When they move to a small village Martin starts flirting with Clodagh, but she is more interested in his wife Alice...

Writers: Alma Cullen, Joanna Trollope | Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Sophie Ward, Kerry Fox, Nathaniel Parker, Jeremy Northam

31. Spivs (2004)

95 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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Jack, Steve and Goat are East-End Spivs. They spend their time wheeling and dealing wherever and whenever they can. It's not until Jack and the others get involved with a guy called Villa, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mike Loveday, Colin Teague, Gary Young | Director: Colin Teague | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Linda Bassett, Chooye Bay, Elizabeth Berrington

32. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

33. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.6
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Hill, Bill Stair | Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

34. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Animal Within (2007)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Faith's unannounced visit to her wealthy Uncle Rex's estate turns into quite a surprise. When Rex's body turns up, his would-be heirs engage in a battle of wills that exposes plenty of motives for murder.

Writers: David Hoskins, Caroline Graham | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

35. Loved Up (1995 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Tells the story of a girl who, while working in a London cafe, meets a "raver" who introduces her to the drug Ecstasy and the whole British drugs scene. The girl falls in love with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ol Parker | Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Lena Headey, Ian Hart, Linda Bassett, Milly Gregory

36. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Waiting for the Moon (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Sundance prizewinner. Fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Stein & Toklas. Summer 1930s France, Alice tends to ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jill Godmilow, Mark Magill | Director: Jill Godmilow | Stars: Linda Hunt, Linda Bassett, Jacques Boudet, Andrew McCarthy

37. Daybreak (2010– )

PG | 150 min | News, Talk-Show

3.2
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Morning Breakfast Show - Featuring News, guests, gossip, news every half hour. The final hour of the show is with Lorraine Kelly with guests and looks at fashion, paper reviews and cooking ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Garraway, Steve Hargrave, Lorraine Kelly, Dan Lobb

38. This Little Life (2003 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Rosemary Kay | Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Kate Ashfield, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Anthony Borrows

39. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Nothing to Hide (1994)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Although DCI Frost is initially advised that a young addict found in a public toilet died by choking on his own vomit, he later learns that he was beaten to death.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Richard Harris | Director: John Glenister | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Neil Dudgeon, David McKail

40. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

41. The Brief (2004– )

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Alan Davies, Steven Alvey, Linda Bassett, Christopher Fulford

42. Paris by Night (1988)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Writer: David Hare | Director: David Hare | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Iain Glen, Robert Hardy

43. The English Harem (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Martine McCutcheon plays a young working class girl, Tracy, who - against the wishes of her parents and racist ex-boyfriend - becomes one of three wives of West London Persian restaurateur, Sam (Art Malik).

Writer: Anthony McCarten | Director: Robin Shepperd | Stars: Martine McCutcheon, Art Malik, Tom Georgeson, Linda Bassett

44. Love Hurts (1992–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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When Tessa Piggott goes through a messier breakup than most (her married ex-lover and ex-boss left her for a younger mistress), she looks for a new job. Deciding to leave the rat-race, she ... See full summary »

Creators: Maurice Gran, Laurence Marks | Stars: Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker, Tony Selby, Jane Lapotaire

45. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family

7.5
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

46. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Bernard Hill, Pete Postlethwaite, Patrick Godfrey

47. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Mute of Malice (1997)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An army chaplain is accused of killing his brother after returning home from duty in Bosnia, but he will or cannot speak in his own defense.

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Mac Andrews, Robert Ashby, Linda Bassett

48. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

Drama

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When a new baby is born into the family, eldest daughter Laura Timmins is told by her parents that she will have to make her own way in the world. Arrangements have been made for her to ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompson | Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: Linda Bassett, Claudie Blakley, Brendan Coyle, John Dagleish

49. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Skallagrigg (1994)

87 min

8.2
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Back in the 'bad old days' when the physically and mentally disabled were locked away in institutions a legend grew of someone who could stand up to the authorities and help them. This ... See full summary »

Writers: William Horwood, Nigel Williams | Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Bernard Hill, Kerry Noble, Karl Purden, Tom Tomalin

50. Spies of Warsaw (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2013)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Widowed Jean-Francois Mercier is a spy posing as a military atttache in the French embassy in Warsaw in 1937. Leading a double life he may escort League of Nations lawyer Anna Skarbek,... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Alan Furst, Ian La Frenais | Directors: Coky Giedroyc, Weronika Migon, Kiaran Murray-Smith | Stars: David Tennant, Janet Montgomery, Marcin Dorocinski, Marcin Walewski