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1. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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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

Votes: 3,621

2. 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

Votes: 8,436

3. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

Votes: 862

4. 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

Votes: 1,945

5. 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

Votes: 23,592

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

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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

Votes: 145

7. 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

Votes: 1,625

8. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 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

Votes: 8,892

9. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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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: Charles Bennett, Hal E. Chester, M.R. James | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 7,392

10. 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

Votes: 1,072

11. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

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

Votes: 78

12. 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

Votes: 1,217

13. 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

Votes: 722

14. Quartet (1948)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 472

15. Three Cases of Murder (1955)

99 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 381

16. 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

Votes: 81

17. 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

Votes: 582

18. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.9
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Creator: Friedrich Schiller | Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 96

19. The Army Game (1957–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The exploits of a bunch of army conscripts.

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

Votes: 46

20. 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

Votes: 186

21. 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

Votes: 815

22. The Black Glove (1954)

84 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder.

Writer: Ernest Borneman | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Alex Nicol, Eleanor Summerfield, John Salew, Paul Carpenter

Votes: 70

23. 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

Votes: 224

24. Maigret (1959–1963)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Televisations of the Maigret novels by Georges Simenon.

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

Votes: 76

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

30 min | Mystery

8.6
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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

Votes: 58

26. 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

Votes: 858

27. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

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

Votes: 36

28. 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

Votes: 632

29. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 39

30. 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

Votes: 556

31. 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

Votes: 555

32. The Avengers (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

6.1
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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

Votes: 272

33. The Spider and the Fly (1949)

87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.

Writer: Robert Westerby | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Eric Portman, Guy Rolfe, Nadia Gray, George Cole

Votes: 130

34. Atlantic Ferry (1941)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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After their state-of-the-art steamship the Gigantic sinks minutes after being launched, the MacIver brothers of Liverpool begin to plan for the future of their company. David takes a ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Wellesley, Edward Dryhurst, Emeric Pressburger, Derek MacIver, Wynne MacIver | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson, Griffith Jones, Hartley Power

Votes: 80

35. Bootsie and Snudge (1960–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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A spin off from "The Army Game", ex-Sergeant Major Claude Snudge meets up with Corporal Bootsie when they both start work at an exclusive Gentlemen's Club.

Creators: Barry Took, Marty Feldman | Stars: Alfie Bass, Bill Fraser, Robert Dorning, Clive Dunn

Votes: 24

36. Secret Mission (1942)

94 min | Drama, Thriller, 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

Votes: 207

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

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 459

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

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Jane Barrett, Brian Rix, Michael Brennan

Votes: 41

39. The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)

TV-PG | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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Belle (Melina Mercouri) is a tempestuous gypsy girl who is after Sir Paul Deverill (Keith Michell). Her plan is to marry him and take him for every cent he has before moving on to other lovers.

Writers: Janet Green, Nina Warner Hooks | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell, Flora Robson, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 176

40. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure

6.4
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Writers: S.K. Kennedy, Samuel Marx, T.J. Morrison | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 100

41. The Astonished Heart (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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

Votes: 202

42. Brass Monkey (1948)

90 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Radio personality Carroll Levis becomes involved in a case of theft and murder.

Writers: Robert Buckland, Alec Coppel, Thornton Freeland, Denis Freeman, William Freshman, Vernon Sylvaine | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Carroll Levis, Carole Landis, Herbert Lom, Avril Angers

Votes: 67

43. 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

Votes: 78

44. Beware of Pity (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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

Votes: 134

45. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 24

46. The Inheritance (1947)

98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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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

Votes: 353

47. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 38

48. The Silk Noose (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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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

Votes: 122

49. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

118 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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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

Votes: 127

50. The Bad Lord Byron (1949)

85 min | Drama

5.2
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Seriously ill on a military campaign in Greece, Lord Byron dreams of being judged, upon his death, as either a poet and soldier or as a seducer and libertine. Amongst the witnesses called ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Holt, Laurence Kitchin, Peter Quennell, Anthony Thorne, Terence Young | Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Dennis Price, Mai Zetterling, Joan Greenwood, Linden Travers

Votes: 64