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1. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 158,418

2. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Writers: Patrick O'Brian, Peter Weir, John Collee | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 144,829

3. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

Votes: 95,203

4. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb, Amanda Foreman | Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 46,898

5. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Writers: Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 15,506

6. 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: 11,400

7. Jane Eyre (2006 TV Mini-Series)

202 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 10,567

8. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 9,785

9. Persuasion (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Nick Dear | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave

Votes: 7,605

10. 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: 5,850

11. Wallander (2008– )

90 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark

Votes: 5,224

12. Inspector Lewis (2007– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 4,163

13. Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A look at the evolution of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to understand his ideas.

Writer: Peter Moffat | Director: Philip Martin | Stars: David Tennant, Richard McCabe, Patrick Kennedy, Ben Uttley

Votes: 3,334

14. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.2
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75 Metascore

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Writers: Abi Morgan, Claire Tomalin | Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

Votes: 3,268

15. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 3,176

16. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Drama | Active

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Creator: Tom Fontana | Stars: John Doman, Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes

Votes: 2,579

17. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 2,053

18. Nightwatching (2007)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting THE NIGHT WATCH

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May

Votes: 1,946

19. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Creator: Geoff McQueen | Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,441

20. To the Ends of the Earth (2005 TV Mini-Series)

267 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives, Richard McCabe

Votes: 993

21. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: Sidetracked (2008)

89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Kurt Wallander is a police inspector in the Swedish town of Ystad. Shortly after he has seen a young girl kill herself by self-immolation, he is called to investigate the murder of ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Cottan, Henning Mankell | Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Sadie Shimmin, Tom Beard

Votes: 689

22. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: Firewall (2008)

88 min | Crime, Thriller

7.4
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Eighteen-year-old Sonia admits to the vicious knifing and robbery of a taxi-driver, but she is an unhelpful interviewee, claiming 'it doesn't matter anymore', before escaping custody during... See full summary »

Writers: Richard McBrien, Richard Cottan, Henning Mankell | Director: Niall MacCormick | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Sadie Shimmin, Tom Beard

Votes: 550

23. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: One Step Behind (2008)

89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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Three youngsters are shot dead whilst having a woodland picnic in fancy dress. One girl's mother reports her as missing but postcards from Paris supposedly sent by the daughter negate any ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Cottan, Henning Mankell | Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Sadie Shimmin, Tom Beard

Votes: 511

24. National Theatre Live (2009– )

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Stars: Nick Sampson, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Helen Mirren

Votes: 427

25. Bramwell (1995 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

8.0
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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Creators: Lucy Gannon, Harriet Davison, Tim Whitby | Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

Votes: 407

26. The Best of Men (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography

8.0
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Towards the end of the second world war Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially ... See full summary »

Writer: Lucy Gannon | Director: Tim Whitby | Stars: George MacKay, Bee Bee Sanders, Leigh Quinn, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 388

27. Heat of the Sun (1998 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Mystery

7.7
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Set in the 1930s, a former Scotland Yard detective is sent to colonial Kenya to head the new criminal investigation unit.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Freddie Annobil-Dodoo, Michael Byrne, Sean Gallagher

Votes: 381

28. The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2004)

108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.1
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Tulse Luper is a 20th century everyman whose collection of 92 suitcases intersects with every person, event and movement in history. Here in the second of a three part story, we find him ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: JJ Feild, Raymond J. Barry, Valentina Cervi, Marcel Iures

Votes: 369

29. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

8.3
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 356

30. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: Faceless Killers (2010)

89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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An elderly couple, the Lovgrens, are murdered at their isolated farmstead and Mrs. Lovgren's last word to Wallander seems to be "Foreigners." When this is leaked to the press a migrant ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Cottan, Henning Mankell | Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Karin Bertling, Rune Bergman, Kenneth Branagh, Jeany Spark

Votes: 340

31. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: The Man Who Smiled (2010)

Crime, Thriller

7.2
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Lawyer Sten Tostensson tells Wallander he believes his old father's death in a car crash was homicide but Wallander is reluctant to act until Sten is found hanged and the pathologist claims... See full summary »

Writers: Simon Donald, Richard Cottan, Henning Mankell | Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Roland Hedlund, David Sibley, Kenneth Branagh, Sally Hurst

Votes: 337

32. 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: 322

33. 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: 321

34. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: The Fifth Woman (2010)

89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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Three elderly men, Holger Eriksson, Gosta Runfeldt and Eugen Blomberg, are murdered in seemingly unrelated incidents. The smell of perfume on Runfeldt's suitcase suggests a woman's ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Cottan, Henning Mankell | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Claire Cox, Howard Swinson, Kenneth Branagh, David Warner

Votes: 311

35. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: An Event in Autumn (2012)

Crime, Thriller

7.5
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Whilst investigating the death of a pregnant girl,pushed off a ferry,Wallander discovers a ten-year old skeleton in the garden of the house where he lives with girl-friend Vanja. Elderly ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Harness, Henning Mankell | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Paula Videniece, Georg Nikoloff, Harry Kershaw, Matthew Hickey

Votes: 303

36. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Creator: J.C. Wilsher | Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 258

37. The Vice (1999–2003)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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The veteran Inspector Chappel heads up the Metropolitan vice squad as he and his team investigate prostitution and pornography in the London sex trade.

Creators: Barry Simner, Rob Pursey | Stars: Caroline Catz, David Harewood, Ken Stott, Rosie Marcel

Votes: 234

38. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: The Dogs of Riga (2012)

90 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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The discovery of two slain youths in a dinghy which washes into Ystad brings hard-drinking Latvian detective Karlis Liepa from Riga. He tells Wallander they were his informants in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Harness, Henning Mankell | Director: Esther Campbell | Stars: Ciarán Owens, Jim Bywater, Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart

Votes: 223

39. Foyle's War (2002– )
Episode: The Funk Hole (2003)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Foyle's investigation of the death of a young black marketeer and stolen food is interrupted by his suspension on charges of sedition.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Jonathan Moore, Tom Bennett, Bill Moody

Votes: 206

40. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: Before the Frost (2012)

Crime, Thriller

7.1
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An elderly woman is murdered in a wood by a man she saw setting fire to swans. He buries her corpse with a bible annotating the book of Revelations and from his finger-prints he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Harness, Henning Mankell | Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Paul Andrew Williams, Cecilia Hjalmarsson, Rebekah Staton, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 200

41. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Four Funerals and a Wedding (2006)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A 90-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Midsomer Broughton, with casualties on both sides.

Writers: Elizabeth-Anne Wheal, Caroline Graham | Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 187

42. Inspector Lewis (2007– )
Episode: The Great and the Good (2008)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Lewis and Hathaway become involved in the drugging and rape of a schoolgirl and discover that it is connected to several bizarre murders.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Paul Rutman | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Laura Rees, Richard McCabe, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Jason Watkins

Votes: 177

43. Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past.

Writers: Alan Judd, Paula Milne | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Charlie Cox, Romola Garai, Andrew Scott, Geraldine James

Votes: 171

44. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001– )
Episode: A Traitor to Memory (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Lynley and Havers (who plans to resign from the force in a month) are assigned to the hit and run (and hit and run again) of a woman.

Writers: Kevin Clarke, Elizabeth George | Director: Brian Stirner | Stars: Patrick Kennedy, David Calder, Rosalind Jones, Mandy More

Votes: 169

45. Heroes and Villains (2007–2008)

Documentary, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Rob Brydon, Kevin Eldon, Anthony Flanagan, Brian McCardie

Votes: 126

46. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

Votes: 116

47. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #4.1 (2000)

220 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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DI Pat North is assigned to look into case that may clear a man convicted of murder eight years ago.

Writer: Lynda La Plante | Director: Michael Whyte | Stars: James Wilby, Megan De Wolf, Rosy De Wolf, Steven Hartley

Votes: 96

48. Heroes and Villains (2007–2008)
Episode: Napoleon (2007)

59 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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The little known story of how Napoleon Bonaparte first emerged from obscurity and entered the national consciousness. A life and death struggle both on and off off the battlefield.

Writer: Nick Murphy | Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rob Brydon, Richard McCabe, Tom Burke, Laura Greenwood

Votes: 86

49. Jane Eyre (2006– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2006)

Drama, Romance

8.4
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Jane Eyre, an orphaned girl, is sent to Lowood School by her uncaring aunt Mrs Reed, who no longer wants the child in her house where Jane was ill-treated by cousins and aunt. Jane remains ... See full summary »

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Sandy Welch | Director: Susanna White | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 78

50. MI-5 (2002– )
Episode: Episode #8.2 (2009)

Drama, Thriller

7.8
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When an industrial accident put a liquid natural gas plant out of commission for six months, the UK must quickly arrange for an alternate source of supply or face an energy crisis that will... See full summary »

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Nicola Walker, Peter Firth, Lucy le Messurier, Geoffrey Newland

Votes: 78