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1. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 9,191

2. Witchfinder General (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.9
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.

Writers: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves, Louis M. Heyward, Ronald Bassett | Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 5,318

3. The BFG (1989)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Hambley | Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 3,201

4. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

5.5
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A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Burridge, Michael Hamlyn, Terry Johnson, Colin MacInnes, Don MacPherson, Christopher Wicking | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,050

5. Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror

4.5
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When a group of people from different walks of life converge in a Hungarian castle situated in Budapest which has been sealed for 500 years, they bring with them a werewolf which slowly ... See full summary »

Writers: Gary Brandner, Freddie Rowe, Clive Turner | Director: Neal Sundstrom | Stars: Philip Davis, Victoria Catlin, Elizabeth Shé, Ben Cole

Votes: 1,440

6. Defense of the Realm (1986)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

6.7
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.

Writer: Martin Stellman | Director: David Drury | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen

Votes: 1,390

7. Max Headroom (1985 TV Movie)

57 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself.

Writers: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton, Steve Roberts, Colin Wilson | Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Matt Frewer, Nickolas Grace, Hilary Tindall, William Morgan Sheppard

Votes: 1,197

8. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.4
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »

Writers: Mervyn Haisman, Henry Lincoln, Jerry Sohl | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Barbara Steele

Votes: 957

9. The Blood Beast Terror (1968)

G | 88 min | Horror

5.0
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A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Bryan | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham, Vanessa Howard

Votes: 700

10. Horror House (1969)

GP | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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Teenagers gathered in an old mansion are being murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before he finishes off everybody.

Writers: Michael Armstrong, Gerry Levy | Director: Michael Armstrong | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Jill Haworth, Dennis Price, Mark Wynter

Votes: 510

11. Voyage (1993 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Thriller

5.3
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Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Montgomery, Khris Baxter | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 502

12. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 427

13. Beauty and the Beast (1987)

G | 94 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself promises to live her life in a lavish castle with a strange beast.

Writers: Carole Lucia Satrina, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve | Director: Eugene Marner | Stars: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider

Votes: 361

14. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 331

15. Killer Net (1998– )

201 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Students get involved in a violent Internet-based game, around the same time as a series of murders - is there a connection?.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: Emily Woof, Zoe Lucker, Jason Orange, Sara Stephens

Votes: 325

16. Kamilla og tyven (1988)

106 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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Writers: Grete Salomonsen, Kari Vinje | Director: Grete Salomonsen | Stars: Veronika Flaat, Dennis Storhøi, Agnete G. Haaland, Morten Harket

Votes: 327

17. The Body Stealers (1969)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.0
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A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover... See full summary »

Writers: Gerry Levy, Michael St. Clair | Director: Gerry Levy | Stars: George Sanders, Maurice Evans, Patrick Allen, Neil Connery

Votes: 224

18. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1997)

240 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A drama of a child murder from the discovery of the crime to police investigation, then through the ensuing trial.

Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, John Abbott, Richard Addison

Votes: 170

19. The Sexplorer (1975)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A young Venusian girl lands on Earth to explore the planet. She lands in Soho in London, UK where she has ample opportunities to research sex on Earth.

Writer: Derek Ford | Director: Derek Ford | Stars: Monika Ringwald, Mark Jones, Andrew Grant, Tony Kenyon

Votes: 102

20. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A serial killer has been viciously attacking women before murdering them. However one victim survives and names the arrogant Damon Morton as her assailant. The case is not helped by the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, Dorian Lough, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 94

21. The Mystery of Men (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy

6.5
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When their friend Donald unexpectedly drops down dead pub landlord Colin proposes that he and his older friends Oscar, Julian and Vernon take out life insurance policies, with the last one ... See full summary »

Writers: Nick Vivian, Guy Bellamy | Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Warren Clarke, Neil Pearson, Robert Daws, Peter Silverleaf

Votes: 88

22. In Deep (2001–2003)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Creator: Peter Jukes | Stars: Nick Berry, Stephen Tompkinson, Fiona Allen, Karianne Henderson

Votes: 68

23. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David Nicholls

Votes: 52

24. Soul Survivors (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 115 min | Music

7.7
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Otis Cooke (Ian McShane) is a British DJ with a late-night American soul music program in Liverpool. His favorite band, The Tallahassees, disbanded years ago, but their biggest hit, "Pickin... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Devlin | Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Ian McShane, Margi Clarke, Isaac Hayes, Derrick O'Connor

Votes: 49

25. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1997)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Dunn's trial does not, initially, go well for the police due to tainted evidence - the washing line that supposedly strangled Julie as planted. Also an alibi turns up and a Not Guilty ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynda La Plante, Vaughan Kinghan | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, Dorian Lough, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 34

26. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #2.2 (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Survivor Marilyn Stark's identification of Morton as her attacker is given credence when the severed breasts of the dead victims are discovered on Morton's business premises and he is sent ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynda La Plante, Vaughan Kinghan | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, Dorian Lough, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 23

27. Supply & Demand (1998 TV Mini-Series)

110 min | Drama

6.1
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Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: Miriam Margolyes, Larry Lamb, Stella Gonet, Martin Kemp

Votes: 22

28. Harbour Lights (1999–2000)

50 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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Stars: Nick Berry, Tim Matthews, Gerard Horan, Freddie Davies

Votes: 21

29. Samson and Delilah (1985)

26 min | Drama, Short

5.8
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Writers: D.H. Lawrence, Mark Peploe, Frederick Seidel | Director: Mark Peploe | Stars: Bernard Hill, Lindsay Duncan, Vicki Masson, Patrick Jordan

Votes: 15

30. It's Getting Harder All the Time (1976)

90 min | Comedy

5.4
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Writers: Gerry Levy, Morton Lewis, Alan Selwyn | Directors: Morton Lewis, Alan Selwyn | Stars: Jonathan Addison, Janet Adler, Andrea Allan, Gabrielle Blunt

Votes: 14

31. Frustrated Wives (1973)

84 min

5.5
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Writers: Arnold L. Miller, Alan Paz | Director: Arnold L. Miller | Stars: Hilary Farr, Amber Kammer, Barry Rhode, Steve Patterson

Votes: 11

32. Where Has Poor Mickey Gone? (1964)

59 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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Things go terribly wrong for four youths, ejected from a London nightclub for rowdiness, after they decide to break into a Magic shop, where they tie up and terrorize the owner. They find ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerry Levy | Director: Gerry Levy | Stars: Warren Mitchell, John Malcolm, Ray Armstrong, John Challis

Votes: 11

33. Spender: The French Collection (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Creators: Ian La Frenais, Jimmy Nail | Director: Matt Forrest | Stars: Jean-François Balmer, Tom Bell, Peter Guinness, Lynn Harrison

Votes: 8

34. Argentina Campeones: 1978 FIFA World Cup Official Film (1978)

91 min | Documentary, Sport

5.7
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The FIFA official film of the 1978 World Cup, held in Argentina and won by the host nation.

Writers: Howard Lanning, Keir Radnedge | Director: Howard Lanning

Votes: 6

35. Love in Our Time (1972)

87 min

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Pseudo-documentary which "examines the British public's most intimate sexual relations and the modern-day permissive society".

Writer: Elkan Allan | Director: Elkan Allan | Stars: Elkan Allan, Katie Allan, Ian Anderson, Declan Cuffe

36. Promenade (1968)

40 min | Short

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Don is a young artist. When he meets Laura, a girl who used to be his model and mistress, but is now married to an older, wealthy man, they almost renew their relationship.

Writer: Donovan Winter | Director: Donovan Winter | Stars: Robert Morris, Kate O'Mara, Margo Cunningham, Richard Leech

37. This Is Malta (1959)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Glenda Baim | Director: Harold Baim | Star: Donald Holmes

38. How Clever Can You Be? No. 3 (1959)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Harold Baim

39. How Clever Can You Be? No. 2 (1959)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Harold Baim

40. Lifeline (1959)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Harold Baim | Director: Harold Baim

41. A Printer's Tale (1960)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Harold Baim | Director: Gerry Levy | Star: Ray Orchard

42. Pig Tales (1962)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Gerry Levy | Director: Gerry Levy | Star: John Slater

43. How Clever Can You Be? No. 1 (1959)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Harold Baim

44. Floating Fortress (1959)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Life on board HMS Victorious, Britain's most modern aircraft carrier.

Director: Harold Baim | Stars: Robert Beatty, Michael Winner

45. Marine Merchants (1976)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Harold Baim | Director: Harold Baim | Star: Lee Peters

46. Heading for Glory (1974)

89 min | Documentary, Sport

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FIFA Official film of the 1970 FIFA World Cup tournament, hosted and won by West Germany.

Writer: Geoffrey Green | Director: Michael Samuelson | Star: Joss Ackland

47. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1995)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Alan Dossor | Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David Nicholls

48. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1995)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Bob Mahoney | Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, Paul Kynman

49. The Governor (1995–1996)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (1996)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Janet McTeer, Pat Laffan, Zacharee Lee, Martin Murphy

50. Supply & Demand (1998– )
Episode: Raw Recruit: Part 1 (1998)

Drama

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Creator: Lynda La Plante | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Miriam Margolyes, Larry Lamb, Eamonn Walker, Stella Gonet