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1. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

2. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

3. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

4. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

5. The Quiet Man (1952)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

6. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins

7. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Osborne, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

8. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin, H.T. Kavanagh | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

9. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

10. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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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

11. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Creator: Anthony Wilson | Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

12. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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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 »

Creator: Monty Berman | Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

13. Age of Consent (1969)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Lindsay, Peter Yeldham | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn

14. My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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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

15. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, John Gielgud, Eric Porter, Jeremy Brett

16. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.

Writers: Patrick Ryan, Charles Wood | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

17. Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

18. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

19. 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

20. Wonderwall (1968)

92 min | Drama

5.6
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The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Guillermo Cabrera Infante | Director: Joe Massot | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis

21. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

Writers: Robert Abel, Allen Adler, Eugène Lourié, Daniel James | Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié | Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, John Turner, Leigh Madison

22. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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

23. King Lear (1971)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama

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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Brook, William Shakespeare | Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel

24. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

25. 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

26. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

27. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Hinds, Barbara S. Harper | Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

28. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Gwen Nelson

29. The Rising of the Moon (1957)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

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Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault... See full summary »

Writers: Lady Augusta Gregory, Michael J. McHugh, Frank S. Nugent, Frank O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack, Jack MacGowran

30. 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

31. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

6.6
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Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.

Writers: Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran

32. Theatre 625 (1964–1968)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Ronald Hines

33. A Day at the Beach (1972)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Heere Heeresma, Roman Polanski | Director: Simon Hesera | Stars: Mark Burns, Beatie Edney, Fiona Lewis, Maurice Roëves

34. Young Cassidy (1965)

110 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Biographical drama based on the early life of playwright Sean O'Casey, depicting his rise from the 1910 Dublin slums to the celebrated openings of his early plays. Johnny Cassidy, an ... See full summary »

Writers: John Whiting, Sean O'Casey | Directors: Jack Cardiff, John Ford | Stars: Rod Taylor, Julie Christie, Maggie Smith, Michael Redgrave

35. Chance Meeting (1959)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime

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Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Leigh Howard, Millard Lampell | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, John Van Eyssen

36. Terror on a Train (1953)

Approved | 72 min | Thriller

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When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

Writer: Kem Bennett | Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham, Harcourt Williams

37. Panic in the Parlor (1956)

81 min | Comedy

6.4
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Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »

Writers: Falkland L. Cary, Philip King | Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Ronald Lewis, Cyril Smith

38. The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go (1970)

PG | 89 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

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Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?

Writers: Burgess Meredith, Joseph Zucchero, Alvin Ostroff | Director: Burgess Meredith | Stars: James Mason, Jack MacGowran, Irene Tsu, Jeff Bridges

39. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

40. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

6.0
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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

41. Sergeant Cork (1963–1968)

60 min | Crime

7.6
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Bob first meets Cork, and follows him on a poisoning case involving a doctor that pursued a vivacious young woman married to an elderly hero.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: John Barrie, William Gaunt, Charles Morgan, Freddie Fowler

42. The Ceremony (1963)

105 min | Crime, Drama

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A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.

Writers: Frédéric Grendel, Ben Barzman | Director: Laurence Harvey | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Sarah Miles, Robert Walker Jr., John Ireland

43. The Gentle Gunman (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

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IRA member Terry modifies his violent views after working undercover in wartime London. When his co-conspirators are arrested, he ensures that his brother Matt escapes back to Ireland. ... See full summary »

Writer: Roger MacDougall | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars

44. The Brain (1962)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

5.2
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A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Robert Stewart, Philip Mackie | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Anne Heywood, Peter van Eyck, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee

45. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

46. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

47. Jacqueline (1956)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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Captivating drama of a lovable little Irish girl and how she helps her tippler father find work.

Writers: Patrick Campbell, Catherine Cookson, Patrick Kirwan, Liam O'Flaherty | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan, Noel Purcell

48. Stowaway Girl (1957)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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A middle-aged steamboat captain who believes in a rigorous self-control when it comes to needs, desires and emotions slowly falls for a pretty female stowaway.

Writers: Ivan Foxwell, Guy Hamilton, William Woods | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Trevor Howard, Leslie Weston, Donald Pleasence, Jack MacGowran

49. Two and Two Make Six (1962)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

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An US airman stationed in the UK strikes down his commanding officer. Believing he killed him, the airman goes on the run with a girl. They run into a couple that looks like them and a mix up happens.

Writer: Monja Danischewsky | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: George Chakiris, Janette Scott, Alfred Lynch, Jocelyn Lane

50. Rooney (1958)

88 min | Comedy

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Writers: Catherine Cookson, Patrick Kirwan | Director: George Pollock | Stars: John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn