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1. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 175,700

2. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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At the end of the 1960's, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Votes: 32,832 | Gross: $1.54M

3. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

Votes: 24,831

4. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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79 Metascore

London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' ... See full summary »

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Votes: 13,892

5. The Great Train Robbery (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 12,466

6. Richard III (1995)

R | 110 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Christopher Bowen, Edward Jewesbury

Votes: 12,148 | Gross: $2.60M

7. Gorky Park (1983)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 10,137 | Gross: $15.90M

8. The Element of Crime (1984)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai, Jerold Wells

Votes: 7,649

9. Pirates (1986)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs

Votes: 6,530 | Gross: $1.64M

10. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 6,419

11. The Krays (1990)

R | 115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell

Votes: 6,345 | Gross: $2.06M

12. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, Wendy Richard

Votes: 6,265

13. Astérix et le coup du menhir (1989)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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The druid is accidentally hit by a menhir thrown by Obelix and loses his mind and memory.

Director: Philippe Grimond | Stars: Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 5,707

14. Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

4.3
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Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 4,579

15. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,809

16. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,484

17. 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 »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 2,901

18. Smiley's People (1982– )

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 2,790

19. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,136

20. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,109

21. See No Evil (1971)

GP | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson

Votes: 1,991

22. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,872

23. Masada (1981– )

394 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 1,755

24. Valhalla (1986)

89 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Through Loki's treachery, two children in the Viking age find themselves spirited away into the world of Norse Mythology.

Directors: Peter Madsen, Jeffrey James Varab | Stars: Dick Kaysø, Preben Kristensen, Laura Bro, Marie Ingerslev

Votes: 1,606

25. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 1,603

26. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,383

27. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television 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.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,232

28. Little Dorrit (1987)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 879 | Gross: $1.03M

29. Privates on Parade (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

4.7
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The members of SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) fall in and out of love while trying to dodge Malayan Communist bullets in the late 1940s. Not only that, they have to contend ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blakemore | Stars: Patrick Pearson, Michael Elphick, Joe Melia, John Standing

Votes: 730

30. I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact ... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Campbell | Stars: Neil Morrissey, Amanda Noar, Michael Elphick, Anthony Daniels

Votes: 666

31. Hamlet (1969)

G | 117 min | Drama

7.1
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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother's remarriage to Claudius... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 610

32. Ordeal by Innocence (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder.

Directors: Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Miles

Votes: 604

33. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 564

34. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 529

35. The Supergrass (1985)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Richardson, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 482

36. The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid

Votes: 375

37. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 352

38. Fräulein Doktor (1969)

M | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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During the First World War, a female German spy Fraulein Doktor and her team of saboteurs plan to kill Lord Kitchener, obtain the Allied defense plans and steal the new French mustard gas formula.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Kenneth More, Nigel Green, Alexander Knox

Votes: 322

39. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy

7.8
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 314

40. Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly (1985 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Billy Connolly delivers his special brand of stand-up comedy and abrasive humour in front of a celebrity audience.

Director: Alasdair Macmillan | Stars: Billy Connolly, Barry McGuigan, Chris Quentin, Alan Wells

Votes: 311

41. Department S (1969–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols, Dennis Alaba Peters

Votes: 293

42. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.4
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The adventures of a superpowered grannie who fights crime in her commuity.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Votes: 291

43. Out of Bounds (2003)

90 min | Drama

4.8
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18-year-old Louise is stuck in a run-down girls' boarding school in the heart of the English countryside. Her only consolation, during the long cold nights, is Matthew, the American art ... See full summary »

Director: Merlin Ward | Stars: Sophie Ward, Sophia Myles, George Asprey, Michael Elphick

Votes: 272

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

64 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen Moore, Bill Stewart

Votes: 252

45. Buddy's Song (1991)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

5.0
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Buddy is an aspiring teenager who is a very good musician and has pressure to go further than his Dad's teddy boy rocker days. However when his father is sent away for a year for covering ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Chesney Hawkes, Sharon Duce, Michael Elphick

Votes: 251

46. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Blue Remembered Hills (1979)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The title is taken from A.E. Housman's 1896 poem: "Into my heart an air that kills; From yon far country blows; What are those blue remembered hills..." It's 1943 on a summer's afternoon ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Colin Welland, Michael Elphick, Robin Ellis, John Bird

Votes: 224

47. Shoestring (1979–1980)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective

Stars: Trevor Eve, Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Liz Crowther

Votes: 199

48. The Odd Job (1978)

87 min | Comedy

6.6
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Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Graham Chapman, David Jason, Diana Quick, Simon Williams

Votes: 185

49. The Knowledge (1979 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Four men attempt "The Knowledge" examination to qualify as London taxi drivers.

Director: Bob Brooks | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Mick Ford, Kim Taylforth, Jonathan Lynn

Votes: 174

50. Much Ado About Nothing (1984 TV Movie)

148 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend, Claudio, Benedick has to choose which side he's on... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Lee Montague, Tim Faulkner, Cherie Lunghi, Katharine Levy

Votes: 174