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1. Sliding Doors (1998)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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59 Metascore

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 53,797 | Gross: $11.88M

2. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 6,101

3. Born Free (1966)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have longed lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hill, Tom McGowan | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye

Votes: 4,795

4. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,108

5. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

Votes: 3,006

6. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,059

7. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 1,811

8. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

119 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,261

9. Big Time Operators (1957)

80 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,182

10. Ring of Bright Water (1969)

G | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that... See full summary »

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark

Votes: 1,168

11. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: A Murder Is Announced (2005)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

Director: John Strickland | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Christian Coulson, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Pugh

Votes: 1,093

12. A Town Like Alice (1956)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 981

13. Holocaust 2000 (1977)

R | 105 min | Horror

5.3
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An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 784

14. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

2.7
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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Coleen Nolan, Andrea McLean, Sherrie Hewson

Votes: 753

15. Ethel & Ernest (2016)

94 min | Animation, Drama, History

8.1
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This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Director: Roger Mainwood | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris

Votes: 713

16. Swallows and Amazons (1974)

92 min | Adventure, Family

6.5
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On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser, Simon West, Suzanna Hamilton

Votes: 636

17. The Camomile Lawn (1992 TV Mini-Series)

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funereal.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 606

18. Staggered (1994)

95 min | Comedy

5.9
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Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his... See full summary »

Director: Martin Clunes | Stars: Martin Clunes, Michael Praed, Michele Winstanley, Kate Byers

Votes: 590

19. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 400

20. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 384

21. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984 TV Mini-Series)

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.7
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 332

22. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

4.9
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Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes

Votes: 321

23. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 317

24. Beauty and the Beast (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee

Votes: 305

25. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 301

26. The Disappearance (1977)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, David Hemmings, John Hurt

Votes: 294

27. Simba (1955)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney, Donald Sinden

Votes: 265

28. PT Raiders (1955)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 263

29. Duel of Hearts (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent, and takes a... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Alison Doody, Michael York, Geraldine Chaplin, Benedict Taylor

Votes: 242

30. The Lion Who Thought He Was People (1971)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.2
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The lion who thought he was people

Director: Bill Travers | Stars: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, George Adamson, Terence Adamson

Votes: 224

31. Blood Link (1982)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror

5.7
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Haunted by psychic visions of murder, an American man travels to Europe where he learns that a rash of murders are being committed by someone who looks exactly like him.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Penelope Milford, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 218

32. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.9
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

Votes: 217

33. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 207

34. The Scold's Bridle (1998– )

74 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.

Stars: Bob Peck, Miranda Richardson, Douglas Hodge, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 186

35. Golden Years (I) (2016)

96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. ... See full summary »

Director: John Miller | Stars: Bernard Hill, Simon Callow, Phil Davis, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 170

36. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 154

37. The Whistle-Blower (2001 TV Movie)

160 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

7.7
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A bank employee, Laura Tracey, places herself and her family in mortal danger after reporting irregularities in the firm's overseas accounts to the National Criminal Intelligence Service. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Nealson Barry, Robert Bowman, Amanda Burton, Emma Cunniffe

Votes: 145

38. September (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama

6.1
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Verena Steynton is holding a party for her daughter. All the aristocratic families of Strathcroy in the Scottish Highlands are attending, with all their guilty secrets ... Lord Archie ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Edward Fox, Michael York, Mariel Hemingway

Votes: 130

39. Peter Pan (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 128

40. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 118

41. The Gathering Storm (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 118

42. Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009– )

60 min | Biography, Talk-Show

3.5
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In-depth hour-long interviews devoted to just one guest and filmed in front of an audience, with video contributions from friends and family.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins

Votes: 114

43. The Lion Cub from Harrods (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.1
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This documentary tells the heart warming story of Christian, a lion cub purchased from a London department store in the late 60's and successfully released into the African wild three years... See full summary »

Directors: Suemay Oram, Jackie Osei Tutu | Stars: George Adamson, Anthony Bourke, Boy, Christian

Votes: 104

44. An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

5.9
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Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Vinay Inambar, Joab Collins

Votes: 100

45. Untamed & Uncut (2008– )

Documentary

7.0
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A collection of incredible animal incedents

Stars: George Burgess, Scott Lope, Charlie Sammut, Willie Theison

Votes: 97

46. The 100 Greatest War Films (2005 TV Movie)

385 min | Documentary

5.4
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The 100 Greatest War Films of all time, as voted for by the public of the UK.

Director: Mark Murray | Stars: Sean Pertwee, David Aaronovitch, Ken Annakin, Jean-Jacques Annaud

Votes: 89

47. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

6.9
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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

Votes: 80

48. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 67

49. Treasure Hunt (1982–1989)

60 min | Game-Show

8.2
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Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues.

Stars: Kenneth Kendall, Anneka Rice, Wincey Willis, Annabel Croft

Votes: 67

50. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 60