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1. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 22,449

2. Man with a Million (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Two rich British men offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000, and this in the form of a single banknote.

Writers: Mark Twain, Jill Craigie | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 1,991

3. The Spy in Black (1939)

Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War

7.0
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Writers: J. Storer Clouston, Emeric Pressburger, Roland Pertwee | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 944

4. I Became a Criminal (1947)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jackson Budd, Noel Langley | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, René Ray

Votes: 705

5. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Howard Emmett Rogers, John C. Higgins | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns

Votes: 488

6. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary style film of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Brunel, Ian Dalrymple, E.V.H. Emmett | Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

Votes: 300

7. Secret People (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.

Writers: Thorold Dickinson, Joyce Cary, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 257

8. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

6.0
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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 179

9. Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Writers: Christopher Massie, Rudolph Cartier, Edana Romney | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 163

10. A Voice in the Night (1941)

95 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps. His wife is courted by the party and ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolfgang Wilhelm, George Campbell, Louis Golding, Gordon Wellesley, Roland Pertwee, Bridget Boland, Jeffrey Dell, Basil Woon, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard, Raymond Huntley, Derek Farr

Votes: 119

11. The Shadow Man (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Small-time Soho hustler gets caught up in the murder of an ex-girl friend, evades the police and finally helps them to corner the real murderer.

Writers: Richard Vernon, Laurence Meynell | Director: Richard Vernon | Stars: Cesar Romero, Kay Kendall, Edward Underdown, Victor Maddern

Votes: 89

12. Hell Is Sold Out (1951)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Lom", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real "Lom" turns up & meets the new authoress using his name.

Writers: Moie Charles, Maurice Dekobra, Guy Morgan, Nick Salamon | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Herbert Lom, Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 38

13. Man in Hiding (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A mystery made mysterious by the writers via misleading clues, lack of cohesion and glaring loopholes begins when Speight escapes after being found guilty of murder, and his wife, Thelma, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Tabori, Terence Fisher, Trevor Dudley Smith | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell, Kieron Moore, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 30

14. Traveller's Joy (1950)

78 min | Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Allan MacKinnon, Arthur Macrae | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Googie Withers, John McCallum, Yolande Donlan, Maurice Denham

Votes: 29

15. The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel (1949)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A police constable goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of violent thieves.

Writers: Vernon Harris, Alan Stranks | Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Hugh Latimer, John Penrose, Annette D. Simmonds, Pat Nye

Votes: 20

16. Undercover Agent (1953)

68 min | Drama

6.0
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An auditor comes into possession of an envelope containing prints and drawings which the British government is anxious to obtain and also a great many other people, all of whom try to get ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Elmes, Gaston Lazare, Julian Symons | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hermione Baddeley, James Vivian

Votes: 11

17. Idol of Paris (1948)

106 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Stafford Dickens, Norman Lee, H. Ostrer, Alfred Schirokauer | Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Michael Rennie, Beryl Baxter, Christine Norden, Miles Malleson

Votes: 10

18. Murder Anonymous (1955)

31 min | Crime, Short

7.4
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A Scotland Yard detective investigates the murder of a man who the lover of a blind man's wife.

Writers: James Eastwood, Roy H. Lewis | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Peter Arne, Jill Bennett, Ewen Solon

Votes: 5

19. Hot Ice (1952)

65 min | Comedy, Crime

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Writers: Kenneth Hume, Alan Melville | Director: Kenneth Hume | Stars: John Justin, Barbara Murray, Ivor Barnard, John Penrose

20. Breakfast (2000– )
Episode: Episode dated 16 July 2011 (2011)

240 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Stayt, Louise Minchin, Liam Dutton, Ben Ando