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1. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,041,758 | Gross: $187.67M

2. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Adventure

7.2
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56 Metascore

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Votes: 401,196 | Gross: $133.23M

3. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 214,025 | Gross: $116.01M

4. Mirrors (I) (2008)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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35 Metascore

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce

Votes: 89,499 | Gross: $30.69M

5. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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49 Metascore

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 78,800 | Gross: $136.18M

6. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 64,544 | Gross: $13.82M

7. Merlin (2008–2012)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot who has soon become his best friend and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 58,398

8. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 56,738 | Gross: $16.26M

9. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 50,924 | Gross: $35.17M

10. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 49,873

11. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 16,162

12. The 10th Kingdom (2000– )

Not Rated | 417 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.

Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, Dianne Wiest, Daniel Lapaine

Votes: 14,823

13. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 9,743

14. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 6,923

15. Alien Autopsy (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.

Director: Jonny Campbell | Stars: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Bill Pullman, Götz Otto

Votes: 6,659

16. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 6,655 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 5,096

18. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 5,030

19. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 4,627

20. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, Richard Wilson, Jacqueline Tong

Votes: 4,445 | Gross: $0.42M

21. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 3,974

22. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 3,641

23. 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: 3,477

24. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

Votes: 3,067

25. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,057

26. Chemical Wedding (2008)

109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.9
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A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life.

Director: Julian Doyle | Stars: Simon Callow, Kal Weber, Lucy Cudden, Jud Charlton

Votes: 1,321

27. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006– )

59 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee, Michael Sheen

Votes: 1,309

28. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,228

29. Apparitions (2008– )

Action, Drama, Horror

8.1
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Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Rick Warden, Siobhan Finneran, John Shrapnel

Votes: 1,215

30. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,195

31. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman, David Threlfall

Votes: 1,057

32. Personal Services (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

6.3
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The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller

Votes: 988 | Gross: $1.74M

33. The Headsman (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.1
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Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald)... See full summary »

Director: Simon Aeby | Stars: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox, Lili Gesler

Votes: 895

34. The Last Detective (2003– )

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath

Votes: 851

35. Sparkle (2007)

100 min | Comedy

6.1
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Sam is a charming, young chancer who moves to London. His best laid plans for success suffer a real setback when true love turns his world upside down in the most unexpected of circumstances.

Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Stars: Lesley Manville, John Shrapnel, Bob Hoskins, Peter Gordon

Votes: 805

36. Whistle (2002)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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An ultra-technological hit-man becomes involved in the life of one of his victims.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Dominic Mafham, Sarah Winman, Charlie Hicks, John Shrapnel

Votes: 778

37. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 755

38. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero, Marthe Keller

Votes: 731

39. Alone (2002)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul.... See full summary »

Director: Phil Claydon | Stars: Miriam Margolyes, John Shrapnel, Laurel Holloman, Isabel Brook

Votes: 576

40. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Written in Blood (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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After a noted author speaks before a group of local Midsomer writers, the naked body of the event's host is found bludgeoned to death in his bedroom.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 541

41. G.B.H. (1991– )

567 min | Drama

8.8
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Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy, Alan Igbon

Votes: 530

42. Invasion: Earth (1998– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

Stars: Vincent Regan, Fred Ward, Eric Jorrin, Maggie O'Neill

Votes: 529

43. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 392

44. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: A Lesson in Murder (2002)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Nicholas Audsley, Madeleine Worrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Ian Peck

Votes: 389

45. Two Deaths (1995)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

6.7
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A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Sonia Braga, Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Sevilla Delofski

Votes: 382

46. Wagner (1981– )

300 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, László Gálffi, John Gielgud

Votes: 371

47. The Palace (2008– )

Drama

7.3
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A fictional account of a royal family living in England's Buckingham Palace.

Stars: Rupert Evans, Jane Asher, Sophie Winkleman, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 369

48. 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: 358

49. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

8.7
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: Barry Paine, David Attenborough, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 334

50. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 319