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1. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Go Down, Moses!: Songs of War and Protest (1977)

Music, Documentary

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Writer: Charles Chilton | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Joan Baez, Vera Brodsky Lawrence, Leonard Cohen

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

3. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama

8.2
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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Writers: Irvine Welsh, John Hodge | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

4. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A photographer is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

5. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.8
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington

6. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: Introduction (1977)

Music, Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Murray the 'K', Joan Baez, Sylvie Barton, The Beatles

7. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Jay Wolpert | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

8. Rupert and the Frog Song (1985)

13 min | Short, Music, Animation

7.7
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Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.

Writers: Geoff Dunbar, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Mary Tourtel | Director: Geoff Dunbar | Stars: Windsor Davies, Paul McCartney, June Whitfield

9. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

10. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Horror

7.6
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Writer: Alex Garland | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

11. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Writers: Michael Cunningham, David Hare | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris

12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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64 Metascore

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

13. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

14. The Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Walter Kelley, James Hamilton, Willi Heinrich | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

15. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Writer: Bill Forsyth | Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

16. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

7.4
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67 Metascore

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Writer: John Hodge | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

17. The Space Movie (1980)

G | 78 min | Documentary

7.4
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The Space Movie is a musical journey through our solar system to the far reaches of the universe. Features breathtaking images and cutting edge moving music!

Writer: Tony Palmer | Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Ed Bishop, John F. Kennedy

18. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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63 Metascore

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

19. The Land Before Time (1988)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival.

Writers: Stu Krieger, Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss | Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

20. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Writer: Colin Welland | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

21. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Writers: William Wharton, Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

22. Hilary and Jackie (1998)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Writers: Hilary du Pré, Piers du Pré, Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

23. A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Cartland, Terence Feely | Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar

24. Daumier's Law (1992)

15 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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Writers: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney | Director: Geoff Dunbar

25. Lady Jane (1986)

PG-13 | 142 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Bryant, David Edgar | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

26. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Writer: Julian Mitchell | Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

27. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

28. Mansfield Park (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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71 Metascore

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Patricia Rozema | Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Hannah Taylor Gordon

29. Bitter Moon (1992)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's ... See full summary »

Writers: Pascal Bruckner, Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn, Jeff Gross | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote

30. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Writer: Robert Getchell | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

31. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Writer: Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

32. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, Rick Parks | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

33. Little Voice (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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68 Metascore

The pathetically shy LV lives the life of a recluse listening to her late father's old records in her room and in the process driving her abusive, loud-mouthed mother, Mari Hoff, to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Cartwright, Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor

34. Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' (2013)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Howard Berry | Stars: Paul Welsh, Howard Berry, G.D. Jayalakshmi, Brian W. Cook

35. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Writers: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, David Kirschner | Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

36. Memphis Belle (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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It's May 1943 at a US Army Air Corps base in England. The four officers and six enlisted men of the Memphis Belle - a B-17 bomber so nicknamed for the girlfriend of its stern and stoic ... See full summary »

Writer: Monte Merrick | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

37. Greenfingers (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

Writer: Joel Hershman | Director: Joel Hershman | Stars: Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Warren Clarke

38. 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 »

Writers: Barbara Cartland, Terence Feely | Director: John Hough | Stars: Alison Doody, Michael York, Geraldine Chaplin, Benedict Taylor

39. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Writer: David Cronenberg | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

40. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, Michael Holroyd | Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

41. Eleni (1985)

PG | 114 min | Drama, War

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Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Gage, Steve Tesich | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt, Oliver Cotton

42. Meeting Venus (1991)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor (Arestrup) attempts to mount a bold new production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" ... See full summary »

Writers: István Szabó, Michael Hirst | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Kiri Te Kanawa, René Kollo

43. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Writers: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis | Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

44. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, Gill Dennis, Walter Murch | Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

45. Cal (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

6.7
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

Writer: Bernard MacLaverty | Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann, John Kavanagh

46. Purely Belter (2000)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

Writers: Mark Herman, Jonathan Tulloch | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Chris Beattie, Greg McLane, Charlie Hardwick, Roy Hudd

47. The Beach (I) (2000)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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43 Metascore

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Writers: John Hodge, Alex Garland | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen

48. Yentl (1983)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Writers: Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, Isaac Bashevis Singer | Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

49. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

6.6
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The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Davis, Michael Thomas, Whitley Strieber | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

50. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Writers: Robert T. Megginson, Gregory Fleeman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young