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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 950,347

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 924,168

3. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Votes: 23,160

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 17,073

5. 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: 11,909

6. Foyle's War (2002– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 6,138

7. Parade's End (2012 TV Mini-Series)

287 min | Action, Drama, Romance | Active

7.8
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Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 5,633

8. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German troops to produce an atomic bomb component during WW2. Based on a true story.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Ben Barzman | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 4,254

9. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,896

10. The Americanization of Emily (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Writers: Paddy Chayefsky, William Bradford Huie | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn

Votes: 3,277

11. Victim (1961)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Writers: Janet Green, John McCormick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 2,555

12. The V.I.P.s (1963)

119 min | Drama

6.3
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 2,088

13. The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort.... See full summary »

Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Alexandre Dumas père | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 2,063

14. Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.1
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A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Writer: Robert Boris | Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,049

15. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.2
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Goldsmith | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

Votes: 741

16. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Race for the Double Helix (1987)

97 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind Franklin can find the key to unlocking the secret.

Writers: William Nicholson, James Watson | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Tim Pigott-Smith, Alan Howard, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 618

17. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 565

18. A Perfect Spy (1987 TV Mini-Series)

374 min | Thriller

7.6
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This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Rüdiger Weigang, Alan Howard, Peter Egan

Votes: 442

19. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: The Dream (1989)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.8
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A famous pie manufacturer tells Poirot that he has dreamt of his own suicide, then dies under the same circumstances he dreamt about the very next day.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 391

20. Death in Holy Orders (2003 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary. He was killed when a sand dune collapsed and ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Robert Hardy, Alan Howard, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 302

21. Strapless (1989)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.

Writer: David Hare | Director: David Hare | Stars: Blair Brown, Bruno Ganz, Bridget Fonda, Alan Howard

Votes: 300

22. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986– )
Episode: The Priory School (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The headmaster of a prestigious prep school calls on Holmes for help when the ten year old only son of powerful but publicity-shy duke disappears.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hawkesworth, T.R. Bowen | Director: John Madden | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Alan Howard, Christopher Benjamin

Votes: 248

23. Foyle's War (2002– )
Episode: War Games (2003)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a British food corporation signs a secret agreement with the Nazis to provide essential food services to the enemy during wartime, murders result.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Ian Redford, Tim Preece, Caroline Faber, Laurence Fox

Votes: 246

24. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Dark Autumn (2001)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The near decapitation of the local postman, whose hyperactive libido also makes him the village lothario, leads to a series of grisly murders involving other promiscuous villagers.

Writers: Peter Hammond, Caroline Graham | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Fleur Bennett

Votes: 235

25. Parade's End (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2012)

Action, Drama, Romance

7.6
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In 1908 civil servant Christopher Tietjens marries the pregnant Sylvia Satterthwaite though the father is probably her married lover Gerald Drake,as Christopher's brother Mark points out. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Stoppard, Ford Madox Ford | Director: Susanna White | Stars: Lucinda Raikes, Rebecca Hall, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham

Votes: 165

26. Parade's End (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2012)

Action, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Sylvia returns to Christopher,largely for the financial security and attends his mother's funeral,where her showy appearance shocks the mourners. Realising she is reviled she goes to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Stoppard, Ford Madox Ford | Director: Susanna White | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Benedict Cumberbatch, Janet McTeer, Ned Dennehy

Votes: 131

27. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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

Votes: 125

28. Playing Shakespeare (1982 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.1
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John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.

Stars: John Barton, David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard

Votes: 124

29. Parade's End (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2012)

Action, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Despite receiving a white feather for cowardice Vincent becomes a very influential author and marries Edith after Duchemin kills himself. They are the subject of gossip and scandal which ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Stoppard, Ford Madox Ford | Director: Susanna White | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Dominic Coleman

Votes: 116

30. The Secret Rapture (1993)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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Katherine is a basically miserable and mentally unstable woman who is married to even-aged Isobel's father, who is the only one willing to give Katherine the unconditional love that she ... See full summary »

Writer: David Hare | Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Joanne Whalley, Penelope Wilton, Neil Pearson

Votes: 83

31. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

Votes: 74

32. 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

Votes: 72

33. The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Paul Jesson, Ray Roberts, Leon Lissek, Jon Rumney

Votes: 72

34. Work Is a 4-Letter Word (1968)

93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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Writers: Jeremy Brooks, Henry Livings | Director: Peter Hall | Stars: David Warner, Cilla Black, Zia Mohyeddin, David Waller

Votes: 71

35. Frederick Forsyth Presents (1989– )

PG | 96 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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In response to American attacks on his personal headquarters, Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi seeks revenge. The America planes flew out of British bases, so Ghaddafi provides the IRA with a... See full summary »

Stars: David Threlfall, Shelley Hack, Amanda Burton, Richard Hope

Votes: 63

36. Just Another Secret (1989 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.7
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An American intelligence agent uncovers a plot to assassinate Soviet Premier Gorbachev just at the time when glasnost is coming into place. The Russian old-guard, however, has captured five... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Murray Smith | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Beau Bridges, Kenneth Cranham, James Faulkner, Erich Hallhuber

Votes: 60

37. Anna Lee: Headcase (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime

7.3
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A bright, pretty and determined young girl named Anna Lee quits the police department in search of adventure, and joins a small and somewhat stuffy detective agency, whose members don't ... See full summary »

Writers: Liza Cody, Andrew Davies | Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Imogen Stubbs, Alan Howard, Michael Bryant, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 59

38. Notorious Woman (1974 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Rosemary Harris, Marina McConnell, Lewis Fiander, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 59

39. Screen Two (1985–2002)

7.5
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 58

40. Pride and Extreme Prejudice (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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The CIA and the KGB both pursue a former operative (Dennehy) who seemingly has become unstable.

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Murray Smith | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Simon Cadell, Lisa Eichhorn, Leonie Mellinger

Votes: 58

41. A Little Piece of Sunshine (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

6.0
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Sunshine, an idyllic and almost forgotten island under British rule, is shortly to become independent. But a few days before this event is to take place, the British governor of the island ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Murray Smith | Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Larry Lamb, Chris Cooper, Philip Michael Thomas, Kitty Aldridge

Votes: 50

42. Dakota Road (1992)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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A sensitive drama about a farm labourer's abused daughter who fantasises about the officers of the local U.S. Air Base to escape the guilt and hypocrisy of everyday life. But her dreams of ... See full summary »

Writer: Nick Ward | Director: Nick Ward | Stars: David Bamber, Amelda Brown, Jason Carter, Charlotte Chatton

Votes: 42

43. Antigone/Rites of Passion (1990)

85 min | Drama

2.2
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Writers: Sophocles, Amy Greenfield | Director: Amy Greenfield | Stars: Bertram Ross, Janet Eilber, Amy Greenfield, Sean McElroy

Votes: 37

44. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

Votes: 36

45. Death Has a Bad Reputation (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Thriller

5.9
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A British agent is chasing after famous terrorist Carlos when he resurfaces in Europe.

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Murray Smith | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Pamela Villoresi, Elizabeth Hurley, Gottfried John

Votes: 33

46. Witchcraft (1992 TV Mini-Series)

Horror, Mystery

6.1
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Drama series about a crew making a film about witchcraft. The director gets rather carried away and endangers the lives of his cast.

Stars: Peter McEnery, Lisa Harrow, Alan Howard, Judy Campbell

Votes: 28

47. The Price of the Bride (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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After a KGB agent defects to the US, the CIA has the job of not only taking from him his dowry of information (ie. the price of the bride), but also making sure he isn't a 'plant' to ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Murray Smith | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Mike Farrell, Peter Egan, Robert Foxworth, Diana Quick

Votes: 27

48. No Bananas (1996 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Drama

7.9
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Creator: Ginnie Hole | Stars: Alison Steadman, Michael Elwyn, Rachel Power, Tim Matthews

Votes: 25

49. The Dog It Was That Died (1989 TV Movie)

64 min | Comedy

7.8
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In Stoppard's "LeCarrecature, Rupert Purvis jumps off a bridge onto a dog, and causes problems for Blair, his superior at MI5. And Blair must convince Hogbin, the agent who's been tailing ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Stoppard | Director: Peter Wood | Stars: Alan Bates, Alan Howard, Simon Cadell, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Votes: 23

50. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Desmond Carrington, Frederick Bartman

Votes: 21