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1. A Most Wanted Man (2014)

R | 122 min | Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Writers: Andrew Bovell, John le Carré, Stephen Cornwell | Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright

2. 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

3. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

Writers: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock, Giles Foden | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

4. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.1
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79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Writers: John Logan, William Shakespeare | Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

5. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of ... See full summary »

Writers: José Saramago, Don McKellar | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

6. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Creator: Leon Griffiths | Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

11. Shrooms (2007)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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3 couples go to Ireland woods to collect magic mushrooms and trip out. On their way they meet some strange inhabitants of the woods and it doesn't take long until a creepy story is being ... See full summary »

Writer: Pearse Elliott | Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Kasch, Maya Hazen

12. 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

13. 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

14. De-Lovely (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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53 Metascore

Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.

Writer: Jay Cocks | Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally

15. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne, Michael Austin | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

20. Jack & Sarah (1995)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.

Writer: Tim Sullivan | Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins

21. High Hopes (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson

22. 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

23. Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001)

87 min | Drama

6.3
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Charlie is a London youngster who,with his friends,indulges in streaking and petty crime. However he aspires to better himself though his reckless friend Justin ruins his chances of working... See full summary »

Writers: Nick Love, Dominic Eames | Director: Nick Love | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, Phil Daniels, Jamie Foreman

24. 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

25. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

26. Man About Dog (2004)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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Man About dog is an irreverent, witty and fast paced comedy caper about a tale of 3 losers who leave their quaint town with a debt of $50k to a bookie, only to embark on a journey of ... See full summary »

Writer: Pearse Elliott | Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Allen Leech, Tom Murphy, Ciaran Nolan, Sean McGinley

27. Wagner (1983– )

300 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Gemma Craven, Vanessa Redgrave

28. Flannel Pajamas (2006)

R | 124 min | Romance

5.8
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49 Metascore

A story of one couple falling in and out of love.

Writer: Jeff Lipsky | Director: Jeff Lipsky | Stars: Justin Kirk, Julianne Nicholson, Rebecca Schull, Jamie Harrold

29. New Year's Day (2000)

Drama

6.6
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Two 17-year-old boys mark the new year by doing twelve dangerous but exciting tasks set for them by their friends.

Writer: Ralph Brown | Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Bobby Barry, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anastasia Hille

30. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

31. Three Men in a Boat (1975 TV Movie)

64 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome K. Jerome, Tom Stoppard | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen Moore, Bill Stewart

32. When the Whales Came (1989)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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A pair of children befriend an accentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Morpurgo | Director: Clive Rees | Stars: Paul Scofield, David Threlfall, Helen Mirren, Helen Pearce

33. Lecture 21 (2008)

92 min | Drama

6.1
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A student takes a bizarre trip through the Italian Alps after being inspired by a professor's lecture on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his Ninth Symphony.

Writer: Alessandro Baricco | Director: Alessandro Baricco | Stars: John Hurt, Noah Taylor, Leonor Watling, Clive Russell

34. A Sense of History (1992 TV Short)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Writer: Jim Broadbent | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley, Edward Bradley

35. Accelerator (2000)

86 min

6.5
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A Belfast man, who steals cars for a living, dreams of retiring to Barcelona. Suddenly he finds himself in conflict with a crazed gangster, who desires the first man's girl friend. The two ... See full summary »

Writers: Vinny Murphy, Mark Stewart | Director: Vinny Murphy | Stars: Stuart Sinclair Blyth, Gavin Kelty, Aisling O'Neill, Sorcha Gleadhill

36. The Short & Curlies (1988 TV Short)

17 min | Short

6.7
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A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Thewlis, Wendy Nottingham

37. Widows 2 (1985 TV Mini-Series)

301 min

8.2
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Having successfully robbed a security van [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_], Shirley Miller, Linda Pirelli and Bella O'Reilly have escaped to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Dolly Rawlins in London to... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Debby Bishop, Maurice O'Connell

38. The Great Kandinsky (1995 TV Movie)

82 min | Comedy

7.7
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The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater... See full summary »

Writers: Julian Dyer, Terry Winsor | Director: Terry Winsor | Stars: Richard Harris, Tom Bell, Dorothy Tutin, Tim McInnerny

39. Puccini (1984 TV Movie)

113 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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In Torre del Lago, by Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini is writing "The Girl of the Golden West" when his wife Elvira accuses him of a dalliance with their maid, Doria Manfredi, a young women ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Robert Stephens, Virginia McKenna, Judith Howarth, Robert Urquhart

40. Miss Morison's Ghosts (1981 TV Movie)

Thriller

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The film is based on a purportedly true story, which has since become one of the most famous "time slips". The two ladies' real names were Annie Charlotte Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Ian Curteis | Director: John Bruce | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Hannah Gordon, Bosco Hogan, Niall Toibin

41. TECX (1990– )

50 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Rob Spendlove, Urbano Barberini, Ulrike Schwarz, Jenny Agutter

42. Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (1993)

Documentary

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Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rhonda Britton, Jim Broadbent, Laurie Metcalf

43. Creating a Classic: The Making of 'Nicholas Nickleby' (2003 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Stars: Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Simon Channing Williams, Alan Cumming

44. Vera Drake: Cast and Crew Documentary (2005 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Simon Channing Williams, Philip Davis, Mike Leigh, Daniel Mays

45. The Question Mark Inside (2009)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Roger Penny

46. The Constant Gardener: Embracing Africa - Filming in Kenya (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The film The Constant Gardener was filmed in Kenya, and this short documentary looks at how the landscape affected the actors, the production and the film itself.

Stars: Simon Channing Williams, John Chavanga, Emily Mabonga, Fernando Meirelles

47. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: A Well Fashioned Fit-Up (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Terry is engaged to act as minder for the fashion collection of buyer Ronald Shyver, guarding his warehouse overnight but as he has another appointment Arthur agrees to take his place. Next... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Purchese, Leon Griffiths | Director: Jim Hill | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Sara Sugarman, Stanley Meadows

48. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Arthur Is Dead, Long Live Arthur (1985)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.6
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Faced with a huge tax bill, Arthur fakes his own death by drowning and hides out in a hotel but Chisholm is suspicious as there is no body, Arthur's creditors steal what he owes them, his ... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Hoare, Leon Griffiths | Director: Terry Green | Stars: Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Patrick Malahide

49. Wagner (1983– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

9.2
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Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, John Gielgud

50. Widows 2 (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

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Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Ann Mitchell, Maureen O'Farrell, Fiona Hendley, Debby Bishop