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1. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)
Episode: Episode dated 8 November 1996 (1996)

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Stars: Ismail Merchant, Gaël Morel, Vanessa Redgrave, Greta Scacchi

Votes: 15

2. Bollywood Remixed - Das indische Kino erobert den Westen (2004)

77 min | Documentary

9.2
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Director: Herbert Krill | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Gurinder Chadha, Pak Daddy

Votes: 654

3. The Wandering Company (1984 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Director: Humphrey Dixon | Stars: James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Ismail Merchant, Robert Powell

Votes: 42

4. In Ismail's Custody (1994 Video)

50 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Derrick Santini | Stars: Ismail Merchant, Simon Callow, Anthony Hopkins, James Ivory

Votes: 26

5. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

8.3
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,280

6. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 50,935 | Gross: $22.95M

7. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 156

8. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 12,223 | Gross: $3.13M

9. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 740

10. Howards End (1992)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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89 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 23,482 | Gross: $25.97M

11. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Noon Wine (1985)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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On a hot day in Texas in the the 1890s, a stranger shows up at the small dairy farm of Royal and Ellie Thompson. He asks for work and is hired. He's a taciturn, English-speaking Swede from ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Fields | Stars: Fred Ward, Stellan Skarsgård, Pat Hingle, Jon Cryer

Votes: 46

12. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 32,777 | Gross: $20.97M

13. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 13,515 | Gross: $3.41M

14. Street Musicians of Bombay (1994)

59 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Off-camera, a Western traveler tells us of hearing singing from his hotel window in Bombay. He searches for the source, and discovers a caste of street performers, eking out a modest living... See full summary »

Director: Richard Robbins | Stars: Trevor Nichols, Rosemary Martin, Richard Robbins

Votes: 32

15. Funny Turns (1999–2001)

Documentary

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Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Felicity Kendal, John Howard Davies

Votes: 5

16. In Custody (1994)

PG | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man. Deven goes to Bhopal from Mirpur to meet Nur, of whom he is in awe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth

Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.09M

17. The Remains of the Day: The Filmmaker's Journey (2001 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Meg Staahl | Stars: Kazuo Ishiguro, James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, John Calley

Votes: 27

18. Love and Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' (1993 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

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Director: Karina Friend Buck | Stars: James Ivory, Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Ismail Merchant

Votes: 16

19. The Song of the Little Road (2003)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Priyanka Kumar | Stars: Davlat Khudanazarov, Ismail Merchant, Partha Mitter, Michael Pogorzelski

Votes: 17

20. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

Votes: 4,325 | Gross: $1.16M

22. Mrs Dalloway (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

Votes: 3,101 | Gross: $3.26M

23. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Jane Birkin

Votes: 2,132 | Gross: $1.76M

24. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell

Votes: 490 | Gross: $0.00M

25. The Householder (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achala Sachdev

Votes: 285

26. The White Countess (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 5,634 | Gross: $1.67M

27. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,480 | Gross: $7.70M

28. Heat and Dust (1983)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance

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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove, Julian Glover

Votes: 1,273 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Building 'Howards End' (2005 Video)

43 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Stars: Luciana Arrighi, Jenny Beavan, Helena Bonham Carter, James Ivory

Votes: 15

30. The Kumars at No. 42 (2001–2006)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.6
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Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them, but it all falls apart when his family cut in on the action. The celebrity ... See full summary »

Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Vincent Ebrahim, Indira Joshi, Meera Syal

Votes: 457

31. Mata Hari (2016)

Drama | Post-production

6.6
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This film is about the life of the (in)famous Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known as Mata Hari.

Director: David Carradine | Stars: Calista Carradine, David Carradine, Paul Hunt, Nikolai van der Heyde

Votes: 8

32. Merci Docteur Rey (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy

6.6
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22 Metascore

A hot young phone sex addict and his narcissistic opera diva mom. A dangerously agitated hustler and a half-dozen dangerously agitated hustlers who look just like him. A tittering neurotic ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Litvack | Stars: Dianne Wiest, Jane Birkin, Stanislas Merhar, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 431 | Gross: $0.02M

33. The Delhi Way (1964)

50 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary of Delhi, it scans the city's historic past that includes successive Afghan, Moghul, and English invasions, while it reveals its variegated life of the present.

Director: James Ivory | Star: Leo Genn

Votes: 40

34. Quartet (1981)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 1,005

35. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 129

36. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Callow | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger

Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.18M

37. The Courtesans of Bombay (1983 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Roughly structured over 24 hours, we visit Pavan Pool, a compound in Bombay where poor women sing, dance, and engage in prostitution. By day, they practice singing and dancing, both ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Kareem Samar

Votes: 84

38. Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls (1973)

31 min | Short, Documentary, Musical

6.5
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Director: Anthony Korner | Stars: Helen, Anthony Korner

Votes: 32

39. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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55 Metascore

The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

Votes: 6,206 | Gross: $2.00M

40. The Europeans (1979)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate

Votes: 672

41. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $1.01M

42. Feast of July (1995)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Tom Bell, Gemma Jones, James Purefoy

Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.29M

43. The Creation of Woman (1961)

14 min | Short, Musical

6.2
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Director: Charles F. Schwep | Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Dinu, Anjali Devi, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 48

44. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

Votes: 805 | Gross: $0.35M

45. Side Streets (1998)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy

6.1
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gerber | Stars: Valeria Golino, Rosario Dawson, Shabana Azmi, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 200

46. Breakfast Time (1983–1989)

News

6.1
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Frank Bough and Selina Scott present Britain's first ever regular early morning television programme and bring the nation a mix of news, sport, features, weather, aerobics, astrology from Russell Grant and celebrity chat.

Stars: Frank Bough, Francis Wilson, Russell Grant, Selina Scott

Votes: 8

47. The Golden Bowl (2000)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox

Votes: 3,914 | Gross: $3.04M

48. The Perfect Murder (1988)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Thriller, Action

6.0
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Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and ... See full summary »

Directors: Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgård, Amjad Khan, Madhur Jaffrey

Votes: 257

49. Roseland (1977)

104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Don De Natale, Louise Kirtland

Votes: 376

50. Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw (2001 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Director: Meg Staahl | Stars: Kazuo Ishiguro, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Ivory

Votes: 11