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1. Cleopatra (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Carlo Mario Franzero | Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 18,159

2. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-G | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Noel Langley | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 12,919

3. 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

Votes: 12,016

4. 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

Votes: 10,843

5. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)

TV-G | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Adaptation of Shakespeare's history play in which the young Henry V seeks to conquer France.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 4,071

6. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich a remote area of late 18th century Gemany.

Writers: Sheridan Le Fanu, Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, Michael Style | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Madeline Smith, Peter Cushing

Votes: 3,103

7. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 2,539

8. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

91 min | Comedy

7.0
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine, Ronald Searle | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 1,499

9. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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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

Votes: 1,446

10. An Inspector Calls (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has ... See full summary »

Writers: Desmond Davis, J.B. Priestley | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Olga Lindo, Brian Worth

Votes: 1,425

11. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 1,350

12. UFO (1969–1973)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Creators: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson | Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Votes: 1,230

13. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

Votes: 987

14. 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

Votes: 861

15. 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, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

Votes: 845

16. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 798

17. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Miss Marple and her nephew, novelist Raymond West, embark on a coach tour of historic English houses with an eclectic group of characters at the behest of a late friend who had knowledge of an unsolved murder.

Writers: Stephen Churchett, Agatha Christie | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Laura Michelle Kelly, Dan Stevens, Graeme Garden

Votes: 785

18. Fright (1971)

PG | 87 min | Thriller

5.8
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Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old... See full summary »

Writer: Tudor Gates | Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Honor Blackman, Susan George, Ian Bannen, John Gregson

Votes: 770

19. The Green Man (1956)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 763

20. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.6
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Writers: John Dighton, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

Votes: 747

21. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

93 min | Comedy

7.2
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Writers: Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 666

22. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

86 min | Comedy

6.5
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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ronald Searle, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim

Votes: 664

23. The Blue Bird (1976)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.4
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Maeterlinck, Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 661

24. Quentin Durward (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.

Writers: Robert Ardrey, George Froeschel | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, George Cole

Votes: 631

25. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey Kerr, Anatole de Grunwald, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 624

26. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.8
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Leslie Gilliat, Ivor Herbert, Ronald Searle | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney

Votes: 623

27. Gone to Earth (1950)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

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

Votes: 599

28. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh: Part 1 (1963)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Dr. Syn, a country priest leads a rebel band against the King's naval press gangs. Press gangs (impressment) roam the country side beating young men into submission or unconsciousness, ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell Thorndike, Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 529

29. Too Many Crooks (1959)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Christiane Rochefort, Jean Nery, Michael Pertwee | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 515

30. Quartet (1948)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, R.C. Sherriff | Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming

Votes: 440

31. The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

94 min | Comedy

6.2
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The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ronald Searle, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker

Votes: 435

32. Operation Disaster (1950)

97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Writers: W.E. Fairchild, Kenneth Woollard | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 417

33. Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: Pan's People, Lulu Cartwright, Legs & Co, Rosie Hetherington

Votes: 318

34. Adventure for Two (1943)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and ... See full summary »

Writer: Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 244

35. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

Votes: 219

36. The ONE Show (2006– )

News

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Stars: Christine Bleakley, Adrian Chiles, Alex Jones, Matt Baker

Votes: 209

37. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Shot at Dawn (2008)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A 90 years long feud between two families, the Hicks and the Hammonds, appears to have escalated to murder.

Writers: Michael Aitkens, Caroline Graham | Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 209

38. Blott on the Landscape (1985 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Comedy

7.7
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Bawdy adaption of Tom Sharpe's comic tale. A landowning MP attempts to have a motorway built through the grounds of his wife's ancestral home.

Stars: David Suchet, Geraldine James, George Cole, Julia McKenzie

Votes: 191

39. The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000)

88 min | Family, Mystery

5.6
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A modern day ghost story for the whole family! Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Wilde, Niall Johnson | Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Jon Newman, Prunella Scales, Marc Danbury, George Cole

Votes: 182

40. Station Jim (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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It is the 1890s. Bob Gregson is a young lad who works as a porter at a rural railway station. He is keen to impress the stationmaster who is looking for a successor because he is about to ... See full summary »

Writers: Joanne Reay, Mark Wallington | Director: John Roberts | Stars: George Cole, Charlie Creed-Miles, Martin Savage, John Thomson

Votes: 179

41. The Bridal Path (1959)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Tranter, Frank Launder, Geoffrey Willans | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 164

42. Marriage a la Mode (1955)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, Cecil Parker, Sally Lahee

Votes: 163

43. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)

60 min | Adventure, Crime

7.0
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Simon Templar is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He steals from rich criminals and keeps the loot for himself (usually in such a way as to put the rich criminals behind bars). He's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Norman Eshley, Edward Brayshaw, John Hallam

Votes: 160

44. Tonight's the Night (1954)

88 min | Comedy

6.3
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The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Davies, Michael Pertwee, L.A.G. Strong | Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: David Niven, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald, George Cole

Votes: 157

45. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 152

46. Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963)

98 min | Adventure

7.3
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In 18th century England, the mysterious masked rider known as the Scarecrow leads a rebel band to save the town of Romney Marsh from the King's oppression and Naval press gangs.

Writers: William Buchanan, Russell Thorndike, Robert Westerby | Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 150

47. Diamond Geezer (2005– )

Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Creator: Caleb Ranson | Stars: David Jason, Stephen Wight, Gary Whelan, Jan Francis

Votes: 145

48. Minder (1979–1994)
Episode: Minder on the Orient Express (1985)

106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Feature-length special from the popular TV series "Minder". Saving deceased gangster Jack South's daughter Nikki from an attack by hired thugs earns "minder" Terry McCann a trip for two ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Payne, Leon Griffiths | Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Glynn Edwards, Peter Childs

Votes: 134

49. Folly to Be Wise (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.7
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Army chaplin Captain Paris attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.

Writers: James Bridie, John Dighton, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon

Votes: 128

50. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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

Votes: 127