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1. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 31,822 | Gross: $16.06M

2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 15,711

3. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 7,263

4. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 6,797 | Gross: $4.75M

5. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 5,351

6. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 3,668

7. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 3,053

8. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)

PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery

6.6
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In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 1,769

9. Hands of the Ripper (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.3
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As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell

Votes: 1,669

10. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,617

11. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three... See full summary »

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray

Votes: 1,511

12. The Lost Continent (1968)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters, with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape their troubles. When a violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Carreras, Leslie Norman | Stars: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley

Votes: 1,320

13. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,112

14. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 763

15. Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, History

5.9
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director: Charlton Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter, John Castle

Votes: 592

16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
Episode: The Red Headed League (1985)

TV-PG | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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What seems at first to be a harmless prank played upon a red-headed man is soon revealed to be much more: a sinister scheme devised by the Napoleon of Crime.

Director: John Bruce | Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Roger Hammond, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 583

17. Kaleidoscope (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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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 »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter

Votes: 560

18. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
Episode: The Final Problem (1985)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Holmes and Watson travel to Europe to escape Moriarty's vengeance.

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Eric Porter, Rosalie Williams

Votes: 558

19. Civilisation (1969– )

50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.8
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Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 551

20. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 520

21. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Empty House (1986)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Believed dead after his fatal encounter with Professor Moriarity three years earlier, Sherlock Holmes returns to England to foil a plot to murder him by a former Moriarity gang member.

Director: Howard Baker | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Eric Porter, Patrick Allen

Votes: 498

22. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 210 min | Drama

8.1
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter

Votes: 469

23. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.3
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 446

24. Callan (1974)

PG | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Edward Woodward, Eric Porter, Carl Möhner, Catherine Schell

Votes: 433

25. Hennessy (1975)

PG | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, Richard Johnson, Trevor Howard

Votes: 376

26. Oliver Twist (1985– )

360 min | Drama

7.6
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Michael Attwell, Pip Donaghy

Votes: 249

27. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 218

28. Anna Karenina (1977– )

500 min

8.1
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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

Stars: Nicola Pagett, Stuart Wilson, Eric Porter, Robert Swann

Votes: 204

29. The Belstone Fox (1973)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

Director: James Hill | Stars: Eric Porter, Jeremy Kemp, Bill Travers, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 191

30. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 175

31. The Glittering Prizes (1976– )

75 min | Drama

8.7
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Twenty years in the lives of some Cambridge undergraduates, who all find that the real world of a changing Britain is a hard place.

Stars: Tom Conti, Barbara Kellerman, Mark Wing-Davey, Clive Merrison

Votes: 120

32. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 75

33. Churchill and the Generals (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The complicated relationship between Winston Churchill and the leaders of the British army during World War II.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Timothy West, Eric Porter, Arthur Hill, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 64

34. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 62

35. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 55

36. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 50

37. The Wars of the Roses (I) (1965– )

Drama

8.6
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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

Stars: David Warner, Peggy Ashcroft, Donald Burton, Alan Tucker

Votes: 43

38. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.3
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 42

39. The World at War: A Special Presentation - Secretary to Hitler (1974 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Traudl Junge wanted to dance the ballet and so she went to Berlin. She already knew shorthand and typing, she applied for a vacancy in Hitler's chancellery. She became one of his private ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: Traudl Junge, Michael Darlow, Eva Braun, Magda Goebbels

Votes: 42

40. The Power Game (1965–1969)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Votes: 38

41. The Crucible (1980 TV Movie)

Drama, History

7.2
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An adaptation of the famous play concerning the Salem witch trials.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Michael Harbour, Eric Porter, Sarah Berger, Daniel Massey

Votes: 32

42. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: Regimental Silver (1984)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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With the wedding over and Teddie and Susan safely off on their honeymoon, Merrick once again is harassed and humiliated at the train station. He apologizes to Sarah for all that has ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 30

43. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: Incidents at a Wedding (1984)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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The Layton family has traveled to Mirat but the wedding plans are in disarray. Susan is quite naturally on edge and her aunt Fenny's flitting about doesn't help the situation. Teddy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 29

44. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: Pandora's Box (1984)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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It is now August 1947 and Guy Perron, who has returned to academic life, is in India to observe the transition to independence. His arrival in Mirat was meant to be a joyous occasion with ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Charles Dance, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 28

45. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: The Day of the Scorpion (1984)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Returning to Pankot from her trip to Calcutta, Sarah Layton meets Count Bronowski and Nigel Rowan at the train station in Ranpur. Also accompanied by Ahmed Kassim, they are on their way to ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 28

46. Dee Time (1967–1969)

45 min | Music

8.3
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Stars: Simon Dee, The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra, Leonard Martin, Anita Harris

Votes: 27

47. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: The Division of the Spoils (1984)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Before leaving Mirat, Count Bronowski tells Guy the true circumstances concerning Merrick's death. While traveling on the train to Ranpur, Guy, Sarah, Susan and Fenny come face to face with... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Charles Dance, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 27

48. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: An Evening at the Maharanee's (1984)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Sarah travels to Bombay to meet her father, Colonel John Layton, who has been freed from his prisoner of war camp. Colonel Layton is concerned as to the well-being of a Havildar from his ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Frederick Treves, Charles Dance

Votes: 26

49. The Final Solution (1979– )

Documentary, War

8.2
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Stars: Rita Boas-Koopman, Avraham Kochavi, Eric Porter, Siegmund Weltlinger

Votes: 25

50. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Message for Posterity (1994)

97 min | Drama

8.1
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Cast member Bruce Alexander recalled: "'Message for Posterity' was remade as a tribute to [Dennis Potter] just after his death the original recording of the early 60's having been lost by ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Godfrey, Nicholas Selby, Annette Crosbie, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 24