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1. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

60 min | Drama

8.8
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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, Sam Neill, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory

Votes: 30,025

2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.3
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With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 4,164

3. Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (2015– )

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 327

4. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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

Votes: 1,726

5. Only God Forgives (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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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

Votes: 74,804

6. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )

60 min | 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

Votes: 2,134

7. Valhalla Rising (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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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

Votes: 39,027

8. Wallander (2008– )

90 min | Crime, Thriller

7.9
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A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

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

Votes: 6,433

9. That Day We Sang (2014 TV Movie)

89 min | Musical

7.4
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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: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton, Christopher Jordan, Conleth Hill

Votes: 204

10. Sword of Vengeance (2015)

87 min | Action

4.4
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Vengeance is the driving force behind a shadow walker's return to Norman conquered Saxon lands after the Battle of Hastings and a brutal repression of it's people by a cruel lord.

Writers: Matthew Read, Julian Unthank | Director: Jim Weedon | Stars: Stanley Weber, Edward Akrout, Misa Beric, Peter J. Chaffey

Votes: 979

11. 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

Votes: 4,961

12. 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

Votes: 6,594

13. Case Histories (2011– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Votes: 1,915

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

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A junior barrister specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.

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

Votes: 3,046

15. 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

Votes: 1,735

16. Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

7.1
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A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbour who only shows affection to her pet tortoise.

Writers: Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Roald Dahl | Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: James Corden, Salo Gardner, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Cordery

Votes: 1,638

17. 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

Votes: 2,753

18. Our Zoo (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.2
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A drama series about the family who founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

Stars: Lee Ingleby, Liz White, Honor Kneafsey, Anne Reid

Votes: 705

19. Tatau (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Mystery, Sci-Fi | Active

6.2
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Supernatural murder mystery set on the Cook Islands. Kyle and Budgie arrive in paradise, but not everything is as it seems.

Creator: Richard Zajdlic | Stars: Joe Layton, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Cian Elyse White, Shushila Takao

Votes: 432

20. 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

Votes: 3,553

21. 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

Votes: 2,341

22. 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

Votes: 622

23. 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

Votes: 1,189

24. 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

Votes: 619

25. Apparitions (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Action, Drama, Horror

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

Votes: 1,134

26. 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

Votes: 90

27. 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

Votes: 51

28. The Making of 'Pusher' (2012)

89 min | Action

6.0
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Writer: Matthew Read | Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Zlatko Buric, Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Mem Ferda

Votes: 7

29. 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

Votes: 181

30. The Abominable Snowman

Horror | Announced

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

Writers: Jon Croker, Clive Dawson, Matthew Read

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

25 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Liz Elkington | Stars: Niamh Cusack, Ben Daniels, Jack Davenport, Jenni Falconer

Votes: 12

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

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 990

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

Crime, Thriller

7.4
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Whilst investigating the death of a pregnant girl who was pushed off a ferry, Wallander discovers a ten-year old skeleton in the garden of the house where he lives with girl-friend Vanja. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 380

34. 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

Votes: 263

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

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Votes: 859

36. 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

Votes: 193

37. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter Five: Arabella (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.7
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Having used his magic to help Wellington win the battle of Waterloo Jonathan returns home to Arabella and the publication of his book on the history of magic. The latter is strongly opposed... See full summary »

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 155

38. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter Four: All the Mirrors of the World (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.6
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Norrell survives the attempt to kill him by Lady Pole, who is taken away to be cared for by John and Mr Honeyfoot. Along with Jonathan he is summoned to use magic to cure the madness of ... See full summary »

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 152

39. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter One: The Friends of English Magic (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.1
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Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being.

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 269

40. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter Seven: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

9.1
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With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 153

41. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter Six: The Black Tower (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

9.0
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Having fled England to Venice, Strange attempts to drive himself insane as a way of gaining access to the fairy magic that he believes can help him resurrect his wife. In so doing, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 154

42. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter Three: The Education of a Magician (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.6
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Jonathan arrives in Portugal to be met with a derisory reception from the Duke of Wellington, until he proves himself by fashioning a road out of rocks and reviving three French corpses, ... See full summary »

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 166

43. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )
Episode: Chapter Two: How Is Lady Pole? (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History

8.6
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Whilst Norrell is celebrated for a daring illusion, persuading the French that the channel is full of English ships, John Segundus and Mr Honeyfoot visit Jonathan and his wife Arabella, ... See full summary »

Writers: Susanna Clarke, Peter Harness | Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 164

44. Our Zoo (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2014)

Drama | Filming

9.0
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In 1930 George Mottershead, still tormented by memories of the Great War, where his brother died, is collecting supplies from Liverpool docks for his father Albert's shop when he sees an ... See full summary »

Writers: Matt Charman, Adam Kemp | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Lee Ingleby, Honor Kneafsey, Richard Bremmer, Amelia Clarkson

Votes: 41

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

Drama

8.4
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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

Votes: 64

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

58 min | Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 790

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

59 min | Action, Drama, Horror

8.0
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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.

Creator: Joe Ahearne | Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: Martin Shaw, Shaun Dooley, Elyes Gabel, Michelle Joseph

Votes: 51

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

Drama

7.7
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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

Votes: 61

49. Tatau (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2015)

60 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Londoners Kyle Connor and Pete "Budgie" Griffiths travel to the Cook Islands for an eagerly anticipated holiday. But when they drink a traditional local hallucinogen Kyle begins seeing visions of a beautiful woman in a red dress.

Creator: Richard Zajdlic | Director: Wayne Yip | Stars: Joe Layton, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Cian Elyse White, Rangimoana Taylor

Votes: 40

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

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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

Votes: 135