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1. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

2. 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

3. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

4. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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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

5. Anna Karenina (1948)

139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

6. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Writers: G.K. Chesterton, Thelma Schnee, Robert Hamer, Maurice Rapf | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

7. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Horror

7.7
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Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader, Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in ... See full summary »

Writers: M.R. James, Charles Bennett, Hal E. Chester | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

8. The Way Ahead (1944)

91 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Ambler, Peter Ustinov | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

9. Playgirl After Dark (1960)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert Kretzmer, Harry Lee | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm, Christopher Lee

10. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

8.0
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Creator: Friedrich Schiller | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

11. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

12. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

82 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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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

13. Three Cases of Murder (1955)

99 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.9
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Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Carroll, Ian Dalrymple, Brett Halliday, W. Somerset Maugham, Roderick Wilkinson, Donald B. Wilson | Directors: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Emrys Jones

14. No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

Writers: Nevil Shute, R.C. Sherriff, Oscar Millard, Alec Coppel | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins

15. The Army Game (1957–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The exploits of a bunch of army conscripts.

Stars: Frank Williams, Harry Fowler, Ted Lune, Alfie Bass

16. Millions Like Us (1943)

103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamor job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

17. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Writers: T.E.B. Clarke, Jan Read, Ted Willis, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

18. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.

Writers: Arthur La Bern, Angus MacPhail, Robert Hamer, Henry Cornelius | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

19. Beware of Pity (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with ... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Zweig, Elizabeth Baron, W.P. Lipscomb, Marguerite Stern | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Albert Lieven, Cedric Hardwicke, Gladys Cooper

20. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

21. Dulcimer Street (1948)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Collins, Sidney Gilliat, J.B. Williams | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Stephen Murray

22. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Liam Redmond, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard

23. The October Man (1947)

110 min | Mystery

7.2
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Ambler | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

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

Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

25. Quartet (1948)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, R.C. Sherriff | Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming

26. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Writers: J.B. Williams, Val Valentine | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

27. 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

28. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.2
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

Stars: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong, Rupert Davies, Arthur Gomez

29. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

30. Maigret (1960–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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Creator: Georges Simenon | Stars: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

31. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Dighton | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

32. The Avengers (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Horse race tipster and journalist Metcalfe is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland. On the way to Norway his boat is attacked by a German U-Boat,... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Owen, Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald, Patrick Kirwan | Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, Griffith Jones, Deborah Kerr, Ralph Richardson

33. The Astonished Heart (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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The film begins with a scene in which Barbara rings Leonora to tell her that something has happened to Chris. At this point, we don't know who Chris is or what has happened, only that he ... See full summary »

Writer: Noel Coward | Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Celia Johnson, Noel Coward, Margaret Leighton, Joyce Carey

34. Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

Writers: Jack Popplewell, George Minter, Denis O'Dell | Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Diana Dors, George Baker, Terence Morgan, Patrick Allen

35. The Inheritance (1947)

98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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Caroline Ruthyn is the teen-aged niece of the her uncle Silas, a sickly and at one time unbalanced man who becomes her guardian on the death of her father. The fact that Silas is broke and ... See full summary »

Writers: Sheridan Le Fanu, Ben Travers | Director: Charles Frank | Stars: Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou, Derek Bond

36. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

37. The Bells Go Down (1943)

90 min | Drama, War

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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Black, Roger MacDougall | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns

38. Hotel Sahara (1951)

96 min | Comedy, War

6.8
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Emad and Yasmin are the proprietors of a desert hotel caught between various waring sides during world war 2.The hotel owners realize that their shifting allegiance to the regimes of the various belligerent armies is the key to survival.

Writers: George H. Brown, Patrick Kirwan | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov, David Tomlinson, Roland Culver

39. Secret Mission (1942)

94 min | Drama, War

5.2
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In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather infor- mation about the German forces for a planned invasion.

Writers: Basil Bartlett, Terence Young, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

40. Give Us the Moon (1944)

95 min | Comedy

6.1
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Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). ... See full summary »

Writers: Caryl Brahms, Val Guest, S.J. Simon | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, Peter Graves, Roland Culver

41. Mail Train (1941)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Guest, Frank Launder, J.O.C. Orton, Hans Wolfgang Priwin | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert, Edward Chapman

42. The Silk Noose (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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

43. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

118 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.

Writers: Viscount Castlerosse, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Robert Donat, Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, John Mills

44. It's Great to Be Young! (1956)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »

Writer: Ted Willis | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: John Mills, Cecil Parker, John Salew, Elizabeth Kentish

45. Green Grow the Rushes (1951)

77 min | Comedy, Thriller

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A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Clewes, Derek N. Twist | Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Roger Livesey, Honor Blackman, Richard Burton, Frederick Leister

46. Witness for the Prosecution (1949 TV Movie)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Leonard Vole is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman and the only alibi to him depends on his wife Romaine Heilger... See full synopsis »

Writers: Sidney Budd, Agatha Christie | Director: John Glyn-Jones | Stars: Alban Blakelock, Stafford Byrne, Derek Elphinstone, Mary Kerridge

47. The Larkins (1958–1964)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Creator: Fred Robinson | Stars: David Kossoff, Peggy Mount, Barbara Mitchell, Shaun O'Riordan

48. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

49. A Voice in the Night (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Writers: Percy Robinson, Terence de Marney, Emeric Pressburger, Rodney Ackland, Maurice Cowan | Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr, Roland Culver

50. All Over the Town (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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In West England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption, in this engaging romantic comedy.

Writers: R.F. Delderfield, Michael Gordon, Derek N. Twist | Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Cyril Cusack, Ronald Adam