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1. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.3
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

2. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern | Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

3. The Four Feathers (1939)

Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ... See full summary »

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, R.C. Sherriff, Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

4. Jamaica Inn (1939)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Crime

6.3
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In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, J.B. Priestley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

5. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Writers: Graham Greene, Lesley Storm, William Templeton | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

6. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Writers: Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózsa | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

7. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

8. 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

9. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey Kerr, Anatole de Grunwald, J.O.C. Orton | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

10. Rembrandt (1936)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Zuckmayer, June Head | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

11. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

12. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys, Alexander Pushkin | Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

13. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

82 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

14. The Ghost Goes West (1935)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »

Writers: René Clair, Eric Keown, Geoffrey Kerr, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: René Clair | Stars: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester

15. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Lighthearted romp of a pre-war spy story: quirky British secret service man finds out who's using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

Writers: Brock Williams, Jack Whittingham, Arthur Wimperis, Ian Dalrymple | Directors: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon

16. 21 Days Together (1940)

72 min | Drama

6.4
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together ... See full summary »

Writers: John Galsworthy, Graham Greene, Basil Dean | Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Francis L. Sullivan

17. Blackout (1940)

80 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Brock Williams | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

18. Knight Without Armor (1937)

107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Writers: James Hilton, Frances Marion, Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

19. The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry Bataille, Frederick Lonsdale, Lajos Biró | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Bruce Winston, Benita Hume

20. On Approval (1944)

80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin.

Writers: Frederick Lonsdale, Clive Brook, Terence Young | Director: Clive Brook | Stars: Clive Brook, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Roland Culver

21. The Silk Noose (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury, an American newspaper reporter, learns about him and his operation. She ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Llewellyn | Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Carole Landis, Joseph Calleia, Derek Farr, Stanley Holloway

22. Convoy (1940)

78 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.

Writers: Patrick Kirwan, Pen Tennyson | Director: Pen Tennyson | Stars: Clive Brook, John Clements, Edward Chapman, Judy Campbell

23. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

Writers: Angus MacPhail, John Dighton | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

24. The Conquest of the Air (1936)

71 min | Drama, History

6.3
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This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.

Writers: Peter Bezencenet, Hugh Gray, John Monk Saunders, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Directors: Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda, John Monk Saunders, Alexander Shaw, Donald Taylor | Stars: Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor

25. The Outsider (1948)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War Two experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Chetham Strode, Bernard Miles, Roy Boulting | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Cecil Trouncer

26. Crimes at the Dark House (1940)

69 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A madman kills a man who has just inherited a large estate, then impersonates his victim to gain entrance to the estate so he can murder his enemies.

Writers: Wilkie Collins, Edward Dryhurst, Frederick Hayward, H.F. Maltby | Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott, Hilary Eaves, Geoffrey Wardwell

27. Night Birds (1930)

97 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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(1930) Jameson Thomas, Muriel Angelus, Jack Rain. Early British thriller about a master criminal named 'Flash Jack', who heads a gang of top-hatted thieves that rob the wealthy. A detective tracks the crimes to a posh night club.

Writers: Victor Kendall, Miles Malleson | Director: Richard Eichberg | Stars: Jack Raine, Muriel Angelus, Jameson Thomas, Eve Gray

28. I Stand Condemned (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.7
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During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff, wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Benoît, Erich Seipmann, Anthony Asquith | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Harry Baur, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Laurence Olivier, Athene Seyler

29. A Voice in the Night (1941)

95 min | Drama, War

6.1
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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

30. The Monkey's Paw (1948)

64 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

Writers: W.W. Jacobs, Norman Lee, Barbara Toy | Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey, Eric Micklewood

31. The Spell of Amy Nugent (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.4
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A young man's fiancé dies after contracting a terminal illness, and in his efforts to contact her he gets involved with a group of spiritualists.

Writers: Miles Malleson, Hugh Benson, Robert Benson | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Derek Farr, Vera Lindsay, Hay Petrie, Felix Aylmer

32. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Gilbert, Basil Bartlett, Anatole de Grunwald, Victor MacLure, Miles Malleson, James Seymour | Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

33. Turned Out Nice Again (1941)

81 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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George Pearson, who works for a underwear firm that is 20 years out of date, invests his own money in a new type of thread. The company are not interested in changes, and he is fired. Later... See full summary »

Writers: Basil Dearden, John Dighton, Austin Melford, Hugh Mills, Wells Root | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Peggy Bryan, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman

34. The Wandering Jew (I) (1933)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Writers: E. Temple Thurston, H. Fowler Mear | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Marie Ney, Basil Gill, Cicely Oates

35. The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

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An elderly shop-keeper and his grand-daughter are threatened by the rich, mean-spirited dwarf Quilp, and decide to flee across England to escape him. They are pursued both by Quilp and by ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Ralph Neale, Margaret Kennedy | Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Elaine Benson, Ben Webster, Hay Petrie, Beatrix Thomson

36. The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

Writers: Gerald Elliott, Victor MacLure, L. du Garde Peach | Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Elizabeth Allan, Malcolm Keen, Michael Shepley

37. Quiet Wedding (1941)

80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Esther McCracken, Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, Marjorie Fielding, A.E. Matthews

38. Forever Yours (1936)

73 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A young British woman, tricked into believing she was used during a whirlwind romance, marries a gentle widowed Italian opera star, whose songs she and her first love shared.

Writers: Hugh Gray, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Beniamino Gigli, Joan Gardner, Ivan Brandt, Jeanne Stuart

39. Red Wagon (1933)

107 min | Drama

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Writers: Roger Burford, Edward Knoblock, Eleanor Smith, Arthur B. Woods | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Charles Bickford, Anthony Bushell, Greta Nissen, Raquel Torres

40. Crime on the Hill (1933)

69 min | Crime

6.5
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Writers: Vera Allinson, Jack Celestin, Jack DeLeon, E.M. Delafield, Michael Hankinson, Bernard Vorhaus | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Sally Blane, Nigel Playfair, Lewis Casson, Anthony Bushell

41. Crimson Dynasty (1935)

96 min | Drama, History

5.7
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Writers: André-Paul Antoine, Pierre Benoît, René Champigny, Mrs. Dreyfus, Léonce Perret | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Elissa Landi, John Lodge, Antonin Artaud

42. Smiling Along (I) (1938)

83 min | Comedy, Musical

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Entertainer quits a crooked London theater and sets up her troupe on her uncle's farm. A famous musician joins the group and helps them get a legitimate booking.

Writers: Rodney Ackland, William M. Conselman, Val Valentine | Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Gracie Fields, Roger Livesey, Mary Maguire, Peter Coke

43. Peg of Old Drury (1935)

75 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Writers: Miles Malleson, Charles Reade, Tom Taylor | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke, Margaretta Scott, Maire O'Neill

44. Night Boat to Dublin (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Thriller

5.7
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The allies plan to rescue a Swedish atomic scientist from under the noses of the Nazis.

Writers: Robert Hall, Lawrence Huntington | Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Robert Newton, Raymond Lovell, Guy Middleton, Muriel Pavlow

45. The Lucky Number (1932)

72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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Writers: Anthony Asquith, Douglas Furber, Franz Schulz | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Clifford Mollison, Gordon Harker, Joan Wyndham, Frank Pettingell

46. I Married a Spy (1937)

59 min | Drama

6.2
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Writers: Jeffrey Dell, Edmond T. Gréville, Basil Mason, Hugh Perceval, Paul de Sainte Colombe | Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Brigitte Horney, Gyles Isham, Ivor Barnard

47. Matinee Idol (1933)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Writers: Charles Bennett, John Quin | Director: George King | Stars: Camilla Horn, Miles Mander, Marguerite Allan, Viola Keats

48. Inquest (1939)

60 min | Crime, Mystery

5.2
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Writers: Michael Barringer, Francis Miller | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Elizabeth Allan, Herbert Lomas, Hay Petrie, Barbara Everest

49. Nell Gwyn (1934)

Approved | 85 min | History

6.9
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King Charles II first meets Nell Gwyn after seeing her do a turn at Drury Lane. They soon become close, the King preferring her feisty irreverent company to that of the aristocratic French ... See full summary »

Writer: Miles Malleson | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke, Jeanne De Casalis, Muriel George

50. Hamlet (1947 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.2
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A live, early television version of the play

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Basil Adams | Stars: John Byron, Muriel Pavlow, Margaret Rawlings, Sebastian Shaw