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1. Only God Forgives (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown

2. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.4
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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Creator: Steven Knight | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle

3. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )

Drama

8.3
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Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on his letter with apology for missing first date and forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker

4. Valhalla Rising (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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61 Metascore

1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicolas Winding Refn, Roy Jacobsen, Matthew Read | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Alexander Morton, Stewart Porter

5. The Escape Artist (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Revolves around Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he ... See full summary »

Stars: David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Gus Barry, Brid Brennan

6. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Greg Bennett

7. Wallander (2008– )

90 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark

8. Hammer of the Gods (2013)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, History

4.5
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A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.

Writer: Matthew Read | Director: Farren Blackburn | Stars: Charlie Bewley, Alexandra Dowling, Clive Standen, James Cosmo

9. Lip Service (2010– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Lives, loves & lusts of Lipstick Lesbians in Scotland.

Creator: Harriet Braun | Stars: Fiona Button, Heather Peace, James Anthony Pearson, Natasha O'Keeffe

10. Outcasts (2010– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed.

Creator: Ben Richards | Stars: Hermione Norris, Daniel Mays, Amy Manson, Ashley Walters

11. Case Histories (2011– )

Crime, Drama | Active

8.0
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Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton, Millie Innes

12. Pusher (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

5.5
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52 Metascore

In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.

Writer: Matthew Read | Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn, Zlatko Buric

13. Holy Flying Circus (2011 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Tells the story of the outraged, and sometimes violent, response to 'The Life of Brian' the Monty Python movie that satirized the life of Jesus.

Writer: Tony Roche | Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Ben Crispin, Steve Punt, Charles Edwards, Rufus Jones

14. Restless (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Writer: William Boyd | Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon

15. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2014– )

60 min | Fantasy, History | Pre-production

Set in 19th-century during the Napoleonic Wars, tells us about magic once existing which would return again with two men.

Stars: Pamela Ashton, Ariyon Bakare, Tetchena Bellange, Peter Bowles

16. Zen (2011 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Stanley Townsend, Ben Miles

17. The Best of Men (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography

8.0
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Towards the end of the second world war Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially ... See full summary »

Writer: Lucy Gannon | Director: Tim Whitby | Stars: George MacKay, Bee Bee Sanders, Leigh Quinn, Eddie Marsan

19. Apparitions (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Horror

7.9
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Creator: Joe Ahearne | Stars: Martin Shaw, Rick Warden, Siobhan Finneran, John Shrapnel

20. The Wolves of Kromer (1998)

82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

6.0
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38 Metascore

Once upon a time in the village of Kromer lived two beautiful young wolves. Cocksure Gabriel takes newcomer Seth under his paw and helps reconcile him to the vilification associated with ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lambert, Matthew Read | Director: Will Gould | Stars: Boy George, James Layton, Lee Williams, Margaret Towner

21. That Day We Sang (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical | Post-production

Musical set in 1969, with flashbacks to 1929. A middle-aged couple find love after meeting on a TV programme about a choir they both sang in as children.

Writer: Victoria Wood | Director: Victoria Wood | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Michael Ball, Conleth Hill, Sophie Thompson

22. Fiona's Story (2008 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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Fiona fights to hold her family together after husband is accused of owning child pornography.

Writer: Kate Gabriel | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Gina McKee, Jimi Mistry, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Palmer

23. Phoo Action (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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The year is 2012 and only Buddhist kung-fu cop Terry Phoo and teenage ne'er-do-well Whitey Action can save London and the Nation as a whole from mutant criminals who are taking over.

Writers: Jamie Hewlett, Mat Wakeham, Peter Martin | Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Eddie Shin, Jaime Winstone, Talulah Riley, Robert Craigs

24. Fallen (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

6.3
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Jason Shepherd awakens in hospital in an amnesiac state. Discovering that he is a police detective he tries to solve the mystery of how he came to lose his memory and uncovers some shocking truths.

Writer: Steve Griffiths | Director: Omar Madha | Stars: Jonathan Cake, Simone Lahbib, Kerrie Taylor, Gary Love

25. The Making of 'Pusher' (2012)

89 min | Action

6.2
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Writer: Matthew Read | Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Zlatko Buric, Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Mem Ferda

26. The Abominable Snowman

Horror | Announced

An expedition sets off on a restricted trek and stumbles upon an ancient Yeti.

Writers: Jon Croker, Matthew Read

27. Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Marple (2005 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Liz Elkington | Stars: Niamh Cusack, Ben Daniels, Jack Davenport, Jenni Falconer

28. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: A Murder Is Announced (2005)

94 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating an evening of murder games. But things become all too real when an intruder is shot dead.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Stewart Harcourt | Director: John Strickland | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Christian Coulson, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Pugh

29. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: An Event in Autumn (2012)

Crime, Thriller

7.5
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Whilst investigating the death of a pregnant girl,pushed off a ferry,Wallander discovers a ten-year old skeleton in the garden of the house where he lives with girl-friend Vanja. Elderly ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Harness, Henning Mankell | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Paula Videniece, Georg Nikoloff, Harry Kershaw, Matthew Hickey

30. Wallander (2008– )
Episode: Before the Frost (2012)

Crime, Thriller

7.1
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An elderly woman is murdered in a wood by a man she saw setting fire to swans. He buries her corpse with a bible annotating the book of Revelations and from his finger-prints he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Harness, Henning Mankell | Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Paul Andrew Williams, Cecilia Hjalmarsson, Rebekah Staton, Kenneth Branagh

31. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Miss Marple joins forces with Tommy and Tuppence Beresford to find the murderer of Tommy's Aunt Ada.

Writers: Stewart Harcourt, Agatha Christie | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Chloe Pennington, Oliver Jordan, Anthony Andrews

32. Zen (2011– )
Episode: Cabal (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Playboy Umberto Ruspanti falls from a bridge, an apparent suicide but minister Colonna asks Zen to investigate and he finds the dead man's flat was ransacked. His last diary entry read AOC ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dibdin, Simon Burke | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Ben Miles, Stanley Townsend

33. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2012)

Drama

8.6
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Alan, on farm, re-unites with childhood sweetheart "glamorous" Celia, learns his late wife kept them apart. Celia's daughter Caroline insults Alan's Gillian and lets husband John move back in.

Writer: Sally Wainwright | Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Ashley, Nicola Walker

34. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2013)

58 min | Drama

8.1
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In Birmingham just after the Great War trenches veteran Thomas Shelby leads his gang, the Peaky Blinders, so named as they carry lethal razors in their peaked caps, who make money from ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven Knight | Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

35. Apparitions (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

59 min | Drama, Horror

8.1
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Father Jacob is approached for help with an exorcism by a young girl who believes her father is possessed. Meawhile, one of Jacob's students who was once cured of leprosy by Mother Theresa is expelled by the Church for his homosexuality and falls victim to a larger demonic conspiracy.

Writers: Joe Ahearne, Nick Collins | Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: Martin Shaw, Shaun Dooley, Elyes Gabel, Michelle Joseph

36. Lip Service (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

Drama

7.6
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Gay photographer Frankie Alan returns to her native Glasgow after a two year absence to be met by straight best friend Jay. Carol, the aunt who brought her up on her parents' deaths, has ... See full summary »

Writer: Harriet Braun | Director: John McKay | Stars: Ruta Gedmintas, India Wadsworth, Emun Elliott, Laura Fraser

37. Outcasts (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2011)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Carpathia awaits the arrival of a transporter from Earth. A leader amongst the Expeditionaries wants to break away from the settlement. And a secret lies beyond the gates of Forthaven.

Creator: Ben Richards | Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Daniel Mays, Amy Manson

38. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2014)

Fantasy, History | Post-production

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Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Alice Englert, Charlotte Riley, Paul Kaye

39. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2012)

Drama

8.5
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Alan and Celia test sportscar and hold engagement party. Gillian tells son Raff secret of his dad's fatal accident, and copes with amorous Paul. Caroline faces rumors of kissing teacher Kate; husband John faces visit of lover Judith.

Writer: Sally Wainwright | Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Anne Reid, Nicola Walker, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire

40. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2013)

58 min | Drama

8.2
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Thomas continues dating Grace, barmaid at the Garrison pub, unaware that she has been planted by Campbell to spy on his activities. At a country fair outside the city Thomas gets into a ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven Knight | Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

41. Lip Service (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2010)

Drama

8.0
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After a night of passion Lou gets Tess a job as a runner on her show but asks her to keep their affair a secret. Tess asks her to dinner to meet Cat and Cat's brother Ed but Lou fails to ... See full summary »

Writer: Harriet Braun | Director: John McKay | Stars: Roxanne McKee, Fiona Button, Ruta Gedmintas, Laura Fraser

42. Apparitions (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2008)

59 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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Father Jacob realizes that his work is putting his friends in danger and decides to confront the possessed homeless man that murdered and skinned his student. Meanwhile, Cardinal Bukovak ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Ahearne, Nick Collins | Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: Martin Shaw, Shaun Dooley, Rick Warden, Luigi Diberti

43. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2013)

56 min | Drama

8.1
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Thomas is approached by two IRA members anxious to buy the guns, though he is careful not to commit himself. Grace, who has overheard, follows the Irishmen and ends up shooting one in ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven Knight | Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

44. Apparitions (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2008)

59 min | Drama, Horror

8.1
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Father Jacob is called by Father Daniel to investigate a report of a possession in a prison. He wonders whether it is a case of demonic possession or possession by a saint. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Ahearne, Nick Collins | Director: John Strickland | Stars: Martin Shaw, Siobhan Finneran, Rick Warden, Neil Pearson

45. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2012)

Drama

8.1
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Raff is released but refuses to talk to Gillian,having learned of her session with Paul,and goes to live with Robbie. Later a badly injured Paul arrives,beaten up by his girlfriend's ... See full summary »

Writer: Sally Wainwright | Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Louis Greatorex, Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, Edward Ashley

46. Lip Service (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2010)

Drama

7.8
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Frankie retrieves the necklace from Sadie who tells her she took it to make sure she contacted her. Cat is shocked when she finds Frankie has been taken on by her firm of architects as ... See full summary »

Creator: Harriet Braun | Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Emun Elliott, Ruta Gedmintas, Cush Jumbo, Laura Fraser

47. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2012)

Drama

8.4
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As Alan and Celia spend the night in the haunted house their daughters worry and a frantic Gillian even persuades Raff and Robbie to visit her. After denying any knowledge of setting fire ... See full summary »

Writer: Sally Wainwright | Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Nicola Walker, Sacha Dhawan, Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi

48. Apparitions (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2008)

58 min | Drama, Horror

8.2
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Father Jacob is called to an abortion clinic in order to investigate two mysterious pregnancies. The first is an elderly Italian woman who wishes to end her pregnancy while the second is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Ahearne, Nick Collins | Director: John Strickland | Stars: Martin Shaw, Siobhan Finneran, Rick Warden, Adrian Bower

49. Lip Service (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2010)

Drama

7.9
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Frankie is angry that Jay says nothing when Hayley is sacked as a drug taker but she has other things on her mind, such as moving into a palatial studio flat, courtesy of Sadie, with Tess. ... See full summary »

Creator: Harriet Braun | Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Ruta Gedmintas, Fiona Button, Heather Peace, Laura Fraser

50. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2012)

Drama

8.6
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On the eve of the birthdays of Caroline and Gillian,born on the same day,Alan tells Celia he feels guilty because,although Gillian's husband Eddie killed himself,Alan colluded with his ... See full summary »

Writer: Sally Wainwright | Director: Samuel Donovan | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Meriel Scholfield, Nina Sosanya, Anne Reid