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1. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Writer: David Seidler | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 441,486

2. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Writers: Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking | Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 199,072

3. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Writers: Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, Patrick Süskind | Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 177,499

4. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Writer: Abi Morgan | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 74,308

5. Penelope (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully."

Writer: Leslie Caveny | Director: Mark Palansky | Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 47,245

6. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 37,618

7. Spice World (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music

3.3
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32 Metascore

World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

Writers: Spice Girls, Kim Fuller, Jamie Curtis | Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell

Votes: 27,280

8. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle Earth.

Writers: Chris Conkling, Peter S. Beagle, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

Votes: 22,916

9. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

Writers: Robert Farrar, Howard Franklin | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Bill Murray, Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, Richard Wilson

Votes: 22,497

10. 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

Votes: 19,447

11. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Hough, Robert Bolt | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 16,720

12. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 TV Mini-Series)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Stockard Channing, Jena Malone, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 15,909

13. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.5
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 14,296

14. 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 County.

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

Votes: 13,687

15. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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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

Votes: 13,485

16. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

29 min | Comedy

8.8
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 10,102

17. Mr Selfridge (2013– )

45 min | Drama

7.7
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Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

Creator: Andrew Davies | Stars: Ron Cook, Amy Beth Hayes, Tom Goodman-Hill, Trystan Gravelle

Votes: 8,309

18. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 7,605

19. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Writers: Farrukh Dhondy, Ranjit Kapoor | Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Votes: 6,724

20. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

Creator: Fred Barron | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 6,204

21. The Bletchley Circle (2012– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 4,628

22. Brideshead Revisited (1981 TV Mini-Series)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 4,488

23. The Singing Detective (1986 TV Mini-Series)

415 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

8.8
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall

Votes: 3,399

24. Stoned (2005)

R | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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41 Metascore

A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade | Director: Stephen Woolley | Stars: Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, Sam Sharwood, David Morrissey

Votes: 3,379

25. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.9
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,237

26. House of Anubis (2011– )

TV-G | 15 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

7.4
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When one of their number disappears on the same day that an American girl joins their ranks, a group of English boarding school students embarks on solving a mystery.

Stars: Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh, Jade Ramsey

Votes: 3,053

27. The Shadow Line (2011 TV Mini-Series)

8.3
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Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 2,737

28. Silk (2011– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, John Macmillan

Votes: 2,677

29. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

Votes: 2,675

30. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 2,551

31. Incognito (1997)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are... See full summary »

Writer: Jordan Katz | Director: John Badham | Stars: Jason Patric, Irène Jacob, Thomas Lockyer, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,511

32. Teachers (2001–2004)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Creator: Tim Loane | Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ellen Thomas

Votes: 2,361

33. Fast Girls (2012)

91 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.

Writers: Noel Clarke, Jay Basu, Roy Williams, Jon Croker | Director: Regan Hall | Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Philip Davis, Jamie Howard, Jahvel Hall

Votes: 2,205

34. Vera (2011– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon, Paul Ritter

Votes: 2,120

35. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.

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

Votes: 1,608

36. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 1,530

37. The Enfield Haunting (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Mystery

7.5
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In August 1977, a series of bizarre and terrifying events begin to take place in a seemingly ordinary house in Enfield, North London.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Juliet Stevenson, Fern Deacon

Votes: 1,299

38. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young harridan MP marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Sally Wainwright | Director: David Richards | Stars: Shirley Henderson, David Mitchell, Simon Chandler, Jaime Murray

Votes: 1,268

39. Lawless Heart (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

Three intersecting stories about people whose lives are affected by the death of a gay restaurateur.

Writers: Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger | Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Clémentine Célarié

Votes: 1,244

40. The Politician's Husband (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama

7.1
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Political drama series about a marriage between two politicians, and what happens when the wife's career starts to overshadow her husband's.

Stars: David Tennant, Emily Watson, Roger Allam, June Bailey

Votes: 959

41. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A modern re-telling of four William Shakespeare stories.

Stars: Nick Malinowski, Shirley Henderson, James McAvoy, Sarah Parish

Votes: 951

42. Hollow Reed (1996)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long... See full summary »

Writers: Neville Bolt, Paula Milne | Director: Angela Pope | Stars: Sam Bould, Martin Donovan, Ian Hart, Joely Richardson

Votes: 937

43. Lace (1984 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.0
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A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates

Votes: 893

44. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Paul Bradley, Rosie Marcel

Votes: 877

45. Land Girls (2009– )

225 min | Drama

7.0
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Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Creator: Roland Moore | Stars: Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton, Mykola Allen

Votes: 849

46. Judge John Deed (2001– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.

Creator: G.F. Newman | Stars: Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn, Simon Chandler

Votes: 664

47. Place of Execution (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. Forty-five years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.

Stars: Lee Ingleby, Emma Cunniffe, Philip Jackson, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 655

48. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart | Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 644

49. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 644

50. Sword of Honour (2001 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Guy Crouchback,heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family returns to England from Italy at the start of World War Two and joins the Royal Corps of Halberdiers,along with various ... See full summary »

Writers: William Boyd, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Nick Bartlett, Christopher Benjamin, Jane Bertish

Votes: 610