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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

2. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

4. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall

5. The Saint (1962–1969)

48 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

6. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

7. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »

Writer: Mayo Simon | Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

8. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

9. Steptoe and Son (1962–1974)

45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

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

50 min | Drama

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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

11. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Creators: Peter Ling, Hazel Adair | Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

12. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Creators: Monty Berman, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

13. The Final Option (1982)

R | 125 min | Action, Thriller

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A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the ... See full summary »

Writers: George Markstein, James Follett, Reginald Rose | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward

14. A King in New York (1957)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

15. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

16. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Creator: Irving Vendig | Stars: Frances Fisher, Tony Craig, Terry Davis, Margaret Colin

17. The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)

PG | 98 min | Western

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A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

Writers: James Bellah, Martin Goldman, Larry G. Spangler | Director: Martin Goldman | Stars: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, Don Pedro Colley, Thomas Anderson

18. Dark of the Sun (1968)

Approved | 100 min | War, Adventure, Drama

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A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Adrian Spies, Wilbur Smith | Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown

19. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

20. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

Creator: Dennis Spooner | Stars: Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope, Annette Andre, Ivor Dean

21. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

22. Town Without Pity (1961)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

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Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett.

Writers: Manfred Gregor, George Hurdalek, Jan Lustig, Silvia Reinhardt | Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

23. Carry on Cowboy (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Western

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Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

Writer: Talbot Rothwell | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

24. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

25. The Mouse That Roared (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, War

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An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann, Leonard Wibberley | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

26. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Isadora Duncan, Clive Exton, Sewell Stokes | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

27. The Iron Petticoat (1956)

87 min | Comedy

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Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »

Writer: Ben Hecht | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Bob Hope, Katharine Hepburn, Noelle Middleton, James Robertson Justice

28. The Monsters (1962– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

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Zoologist John Brent & his wife Felicity, honeymooning in a small lakeside Northern England village, get involved in the mysterious death of a government agent, possibly caused by strange ... See full summary »

Stars: William E. Greene, Elizabeth Weaver, Mark Dignam, Clifford Cox

29. Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984– )

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

30. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

31. A Prize of Gold (1955)

98 min | Crime, Adventure, Drama

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Writers: Robert Buckner, John Paxton, Max Catto | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Widmark, Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, George Cole

32. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

33. The Magic Box (1951)

118 min | Biography, Drama

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The story of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera.

Writers: Ray Allister, Eric Ambler | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

34. The Mailbag Robbery (1957)

70 min | Crime

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Writers: Norman Hudis, Jan Read, Ralph Smart | Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Lee Patterson, Kay Callard, Alan Gifford, Margaret Withers

35. Mrs Thursday (1966–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Elderly cleaning lady inherits her boss's house, fortune - and butler.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Manning, Richard Caldicot, George Waring

36. Arrivederci, Baby! (1966)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

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Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!

Writers: Richard Deeming, Ronald Harwood, Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Tony Curtis, Rosanna Schiaffino, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor

37. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

38. Across the Bridge (1957)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Corporate executive Carl Schaffner is a German-born British industrialist in New York on business. After he gets word that Scotland Yard is investigating a $3,000,000 embezzlement he has ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Guy Elmes, Denis Freeman | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

39. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

3.8
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An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Writers: Ronald Kinnoch, Charles F. Vetter, Frederick E. Smith | Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

40. Let's Make Up (1954)

72 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

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A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.

Writers: Robert Nesbitt, Harold Purcell | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar, Kathleen Harrison

41. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

43. Somerset (1970–1976)

30 min

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Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years ... See full summary »

Stars: Tina Sloan, Jameson Parker, JoBeth Williams, Philip MacHale

44. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama

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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Medford, Gerd Oswald, Stefan Zweig | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

45. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

46. Where the Spies Are (1966)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

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Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, Val Guest, James Leasor | Director: Val Guest | Stars: David Niven, Françoise Dorléac, John Le Mesurier, Cyril Cusack

47. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

48. Paris Holiday (1958)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Comedian Bob Hunter is aided by his French counterpart Fernydel and two beautiful blondes when he is targeted for death by a powerful European counterfeiting ring.

Writers: Bob Hope, Edmund Beloin, Dean Riesner | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer

49. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Lisa Gastoni, Jack Hawkins

50. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Wing-commander Tim Mason leads a squadron of Lancaster bombers on almost nightly raids from England. Having flown eighty-seven missions he will shortly be retiring from flying, but the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Wooldridge, Robert Westerby | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes