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1. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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76 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 100,354

2. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 26,138

3. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 6,637 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.02M

5. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,679

6. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.4
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 1,467

7. 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.

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

Votes: 943

8. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.0
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 479

9. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 313

10. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 285

11. Saraband (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 271

12. My Learned Friend (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

7.5
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list, and co-opts Claude Hulbert to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end. This black ... See full summary »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Laurence Hanray

Votes: 267

13. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.8
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

Votes: 237

14. The Goose Steps Out (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.9
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A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the ... See full summary »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Croft, Barry Morse

Votes: 221

15. Season of Passion (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Anne Baxter, John Mills, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 194

16. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

7.0
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Will Hay plays a Professor teaching at a correspondence school who discovers that a Nazi agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent ... See full summary »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 192

17. Champagne Charlie (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Jean Kent

Votes: 179

18. Folly to Be Wise (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.6
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Newly arrived Army chaplin Captain Paris (Alastair Sim) attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon

Votes: 151

19. To Hell with Hitler (1940)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.9
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Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) takes the wrong boat and finds himself in (still uninvaded) Norway. He is mistaken for a fellow British intelligence agent... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Phyllis Calvert, Garry Marsh, Romney Brent

Votes: 146

20. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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George Pearson, who works for a underwear firm that is 20 years out of date, invests his own money in a new type of thread. The company are not interested in changes, and he is fired. Later... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Peggy Bryan, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman

Votes: 111

21. The Next of Kin (1942)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, Reginald Tate

Votes: 98

22. Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.9
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A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

Director: John Eldridge | Stars: James Donald, Kenneth More, Jean Lodge, Frederick Piper

Votes: 84

23. Saloon Bar (1940)

76 min | Thriller

7.4
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Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns, Joyce Barbour

Votes: 63

24. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Carla Lehmann, Michael Wilding

Votes: 48

25. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 44

26. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

27. Underground Guerrillas (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, War

6.0
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A 1943 British war movie that portrays the Yugoslav guerrilla resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia.

Director: Sergei Nolbandov | Stars: John Clements, Tom Walls, Rachel Thomas, Stephen Murray

Votes: 27

28. The Passionate Sentry (1952)

85 min | Comedy

6.7
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"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might be a better title for this film that the two it has. A private in the Guards is forced to leave his girl friend in the (... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Valerie Hobson, Peggy Cummins, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 21

29. Hoots Mon (1940)

77 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Florence Desmond, Hal Walters, Davina Craig

Votes: 17

30. The Briggs Family (1940)

68 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Edward Chapman, Jane Baxter, Oliver Wakefield, Mary Clare

Votes: 6

31. That's the Ticket (1940)

63 min | Comedy

6.5
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Cloakroom attendants have to dress up in outlandish disguises to foil spies in Paris.

Director: Redd Davis | Stars: Sid Field, Hal Walters, Betty Lynne, Gus McNaughton

Votes: 6

32. The Story of William Tell (1953)

Adventure, Short

A short that follows the legend of Wilhelm Gorkeit of Tellikon (William Tell), the legendary archer and hero, from Switzerland.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Errol Flynn, Waltraut Haas, Silvio Bagolini, Mimo Billi

33. The Good Old Days (1940)

79 min | Comedy

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A noble child is kidnapped by a chimney sweep and saved by strolling players.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Hal Walters, Kathleen Gibson, H.F. Maltby

34. It's in the Blood (1938)

56 min | Comedy

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Director: Gene Gerrard | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Lesley Brook, Max Leeds, James Stephenson

35. Hail and Farewell (1936)

74 min | Drama

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Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Reginald Purdell, Joyce Kennedy, Nicholas Hannen

36. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1947 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Nigel Stock, Richard Turner, Brian Oulton, Richard Goolden

37. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1949 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Hermione Baddeley, Denys Blakelock, Charles Cullum, Hilda Davies

38. The Compulsory Wife (1937)

57 min | Comedy

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Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Henry Kendall, Joyce Kirby, Margaret Yarde, Robert Hale

39. Many Tanks Mr. Atkins (1938)

68 min | Comedy

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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Reginald Purdell, Barbara Greene, Davy Burnaby

40. Everything Happens to Me (1938)

82 min | Comedy

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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Chili Bouchier, H.F. Maltby, Frederick Burtwell

41. Ship's Concert (1937)

44 min | Short, Musical

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Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Joyce Kirby, Henry Kendall, Enid Trevor

42. Thank Evans (1938)

78 min | Comedy

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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Max Miller, Hal Walters, Polly Ward, Albert Whelan

43. The Viper (1938)

75 min | Comedy, Crime

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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Betty Lynne, Hal Walters, Lesley Brook

44. The Vulture (1937)

67 min | Comedy, Crime

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Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Claude Hulbert, Lesley Brook, Hal Walters, Frederick Burtwell

45. Man Alive! (1956 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: William Chappell | Stars: Elizabeth Addeyman, Joan Benham, Wilfred Boyle, Wendy Craig

46. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Episode: The Happiest Days of Your Life (1962)

75 min | Drama

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Through a clerical error, a boys' school and a girls' school are billeted on the same premises.

Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Eric Barker, Fabia Drake, Terence Alexander, Moyra Fraser

47. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Who Goes There! (1956)

Drama

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Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Michael Brill, Faith Brook, Barbara Clegg