Most Voted Titles With Murray Melvin
- Movies or TV
1. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.
2. Barry Lyndon (1975)
PG | 184 min | Drama
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
3. Torchwood (2006– )
50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Active
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
6. The Devils (1971)
X | 111 min | Drama, History
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
7. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The wizards behind "Merlin" and "The Odyssey" combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a three-hour special that just gets curiouser and curiouser.
9. Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.
11. Let Him Have It (1991)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History
In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »
12. A Taste of Honey (1961)
100 min | Drama
The moving story of a plain young girl who becomes pregnant by a black sailor, befriends a homosexual, and gradually becomes a woman.
13. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed emperor: while the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.
14. Princess Caraboo (1994)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it ... See full summary »
15. The Boy Friend (1971)
G | 137 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Polly Browne) is forced to understudy for the leading lady (Rita) at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood ... See full summary »
16. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
M | 90 min | Comedy, History
Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.
17. Slipstream (1989)
PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by man's pollution and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »
18. Shout at the Devil (1976)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During World War One a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
19. Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »
20. Lisztomania (1975)
R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Fantasy
A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow ... See full summary »
21. The Prince and the Pauper (1977)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A poor boy and the Crown Prince of England exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.
22. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)
Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History
When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.
23. The Fixer (1968)
M | 132 min | Drama
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bog, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
24. Little Dorrit (1988)
G | 357 min | Drama, Romance
Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »
Torchwood (2006– )
Captain Jack Harkness
50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Jack and Tosh investigate when there are reports of music coming out of nowhere in an abandoned dance hall. While in the building, a temporal shift puts them in back in 1941 but they soon ... See full summary »
27. Concrete Jungle (1960)
86 min | Crime, Drama
An ex-con who's taken part in the robbery of a racetrack is caught and sent back to prison, but he won't tell his fellow gang members where he's stashed the loot. The gang kidnaps his ... See full summary »
Torchwood (2006– )
End of Days
50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The Rift is splintering - strange phenomena like UFOs and ancient soldiers are falling through time into various places around the world. These events resemble those in the prophecy of the ... See full summary »
29. Kaleidoscope (1966)
103 min | Comedy, Crime
Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who ... See full summary »
30. Prisoner of Honor (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama
"Prisoner of Honor" documents the French Dreyfus Affair that saw a French Captain sent to Devils' Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. Richard Dreyfuss plays Colonel... See full summary »
31. Christopher Columbus (1985 TV Mini-Series)
360 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition.
32. Comrades (1986)
183 min | Drama
The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
33. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »
34. Joseph Andrews (1977)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of ... See full summary »
35. Starhunter (2000– )
45 min | Sci-Fi
The year is 2275. Bounty Hunter Dante Montana and his ragtag crew are commissioned to track and capture dangerous interplanetary criminals, including an evil force Dante believes kidnapped ... See full summary »
36. Gulliver's Travels (1977)
G | 81 min | Adventure, Animation
Part live-action and part-animated version of Gulliver's travels, especially his meeting with the tiny Lilliputians.
37. Bugs (1995–1998)
50 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.
38. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »
39. Ghost Story (1974)
89 min | Horror
Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Larry Dann, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old ... See full summary »
40. William Tell (1987– )
26 min | Adventure
In this period action series, Wilhelm ('William', several names are anglicized) Tell isn't just a father whose masterly archery saves his boy (Matthew)'s life but more of a Swiss Robin Hood... See full summary »
43. The Village (2010 TV Movie)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Kirsten, a 17 year old girl just before her 18th birthday, leaves for a village called Selmen. All the girls there kill themselves when they turn 18. Kirsten finds out that just before that... See full summary »
44. Testimony (1988)
Not Rated | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.
46. Stanley and Us (1999)
58 min | Documentary
Three hapless directors arrive in England from Italy to make a documentary on their idol. The funny thing is, they have no interviews lined up! Not to worry, these guys have a miracle or ... See full summary »
Writers: Mauro Di Flaviano, Federico Greco, Stefano Landini | Directors: Mauro Di Flaviano, Federico Greco, Stefano Landini, Faisal A. Qureshi | Stars: Ken Adam, Michel Ciment, Mauro Di Flaviano, Nigel Galt
Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)
89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retired female illusionist dies in mysterious circumstances. Maddy and Jonathan are called upon to investigate.