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1. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War

7.3
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72 Metascore

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, Michael Morpurgo, Nick Stafford | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch

2. Rome (2005–2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Creators: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

3. Luther (2010– )

360 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Creator: Neil Cross | Stars: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley

4. London Boulevard (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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52 Metascore

An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord.

Writers: William Monahan, Ken Bruen | Director: William Monahan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis

5. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

6. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Writers: Roger Lewis, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

7. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 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.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

8. MI-5 (2002– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Creator: David Wolstencroft | Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

9. Shameless (2004– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

8.1
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The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Abbott | Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

10. All or Nothing (2002)

R | 128 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Alison Garland

11. Utopia (2013– )

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Utopia will follow a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of a cult graphic novel. The tome is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last ... See full summary »

Creator: Dennis Kelly | Stars: Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar

12. Doc Martin (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England

Creators: Dominic Minghella, Mark Crowdy, Craig Ferguson | Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom

13. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

5.3
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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

14. Wire in the Blood (2002– )

69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

15. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Writers: Stephen Fry, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, James McAvoy

16. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.1
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Anne Kirkbride

17. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

18. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

Stars: William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Emilia Fox, Amanda Burton

19. Endeavour (2013 TV Mini-Series)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the young Endeavour Morse in his early day as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would latterly refine.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam, Sean Rigby

20. The Crimson Petal and the White (2011 TV Mini-Series)

274 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

Stars: Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Amanda Hale, Shirley Henderson

21. The Virgin Queen (2005 TV Mini-Series)

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

22. Heartbeat (1992– )

50 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A British police constable and his doctor wife, weary of the turmoil in contemporary London, decide to move and work in a quiet village where life is livelier than they anticipated.

Stars: William Simons, Derek Fowlds, Tricia Penrose, Mark Jordon

23. The Last King (2003 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

24. The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003 TV Movie)

196 min | Drama

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Writers: Thomas Hardy, Ted Whitehead | Director: David Thacker | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Jodhi May, James Purefoy

25. Vera (2011– )

Crime

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The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with ... See full summary »

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Paul Ritter, Tom Hutch

26. Heartlands (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Fraser, Richard Jobson, Andrew Keyte | Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Michael Sheen, Mark Addy, Jim Carter, Celia Imrie

27. Among Giants (1998)

R | 93 min | Romance, Comedy

5.8
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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Simon Beaufoy | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, James Thornton, Lennie James

28. Touching Evil (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

Creator: Paul Abbott | Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall, Michael Feast

29. Holby City (1999– )

60 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tina Hobley, Paul Bradley, Rosie Marcel

30. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Philippi (2007)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Cicero is finally undone by his duplicity in the form of Titus Pullo, acting upon Octavian's request to assassinate all supporters of Brutus in Rome. Pullo and Vorenus enjoy a happy if ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Tobias Menzies

31. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Son of Hades (2007)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Even though his wife and children are avenged by the Erastes killing, Lucius Vorenus keeps mourning for over a month till Pullo gets Marc Antony who scolds him for Caesar's death and the ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

32. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man) (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra,... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

33. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: A Necessary Fiction (2007)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Octavian takes a new bride, Livia, and then introduces her to his family in a startling way... by having her witness the punishment he metes out to Atia and Octavia, for secretly defying ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

34. Grow Your Own (2007)

101 min | Comedy

6.9
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An English community gets testy when a refuge family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.

Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Carl Hunter | Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Benedict Wong, Eddie Marsan, Omid Djalili, Alan Williams

35. Luther (2010– )
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2011)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Luther and Jenny dispose of Kent's body and give Baba cause to believe that he was actually killed by her other henchman Frank. To ensure that there will be no reprisals he threatens her ... See full summary »

Creator: Neil Cross | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Steven Robertson, Jamie Richards, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Idris Elba

36. Luther (2010– )
Episode: Episode #2.2 (2011)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Pell abducts and tortures Justin,who keeps himself alive by flattering the killer's vanity and manages to free himself and escape whilst Pell is out planning his climactic outrage,which ... See full summary »

Creator: Neil Cross | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Warren Brown

37. Luther (2010– )
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2011)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Luther leaves Jenny in his flat to investigate an incident at a service station where a man with a baseball bat killed one motorist,maimed another and destroyed their cars. From CCTV ... See full summary »

Creator: Neil Cross | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Steven Robertson, Golda Rosheuvel, Babou Ceesay, James Puddephatt

38. Run for Your Wife (2012)

94 min | Comedy

2.5
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John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which ... See full summary »

Writer: Ray Cooney | Directors: Ray Cooney, John Luton | Stars: Danny Dyer, Denise Van Outen, Sarah Harding, Neil Morrissey

39. Love in a Cold Climate (2001 TV Mini-Series)

150 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Javier Alcina, Rosamund Pike, Megan Dodds

40. Vinyl (2000)

180 min | Documentary

7.0
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Alan Zweig investigates the wacky world of record collecting.

Director: Alan Zweig | Stars: Alan Zweig, Harvey Pekar, Don McKellar, Alan Williams

41. Elephant Juice (1999)

86 min | Drama

5.0
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Writer: Amy Jenkins | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Sean Gallagher, Daniel Lapaine, Daniela Nardini

42. Starlings (2012– )

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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Starlings follows the lives of a typical working-class family who live in Derbyshire. Granddad has recently moved in, following an incident at the old folks' home. Rather than see him ... See full summary »

Stars: Brendan Coyle, Lesley Sharp, Steve Edge, Rebecca Night

43. Utopia (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2013)

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Unable to ever return to their old lives, Ian and Becky are forced to face the terrifying reality of life on the run. Meanwhile, Dugdale is drawn deeper and deeper into a plot that threatens to have fatal consequences.

Writers: Mark Aldridge, Dennis Kelly, Huw Kennair-Jones, Clare McDonald | Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, James Fox, Paul Higgins, Emilia Jones

44. Wycliffe (1994– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Supt. Wycliffe keeps the Cornish coastline crime free as he tackles arsonists, kidnappers and the odd psycho. Jack Shepherd plays the eponymous hero in the one hour TV adaptations of W. J. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Shepherd, Helen Masters, Jimmy Yuill, Tim Wylton

45. Mutual Friends (2008– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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After his best friend Carl, commits suicide, Martin meets up with an old friend Patrick.

Stars: Marc Warren, Keeley Hawes, Alexander Armstrong, Claire Rushbrook

46. The Guilty (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Drama | Active

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Stars: Arsher Ali, Tom Beard, Darren Boyd, Teddy Fitzpatrick

47. Endeavour (2013– )
Episode: Home (2013)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Morse investigates a seemingly apparent hit-and-run accident that has claimed the life of an Oxford don.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Russell Lewis | Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Paul Venables, Shaun Evans, Louise Dylan, Guy Williams

48. Life Begins (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Bullen | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Alexander Armstrong, Elliot Henderson-Boyle, Ace Ryan

49. The Scold's Bridle (1998 TV Movie)

147 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.

Writers: Minette Walters, Tony Bicât | Director: David Thacker | Stars: Rosie Wiggins, John Pirkis, Christine Moore, Virginia McKenna

50. A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | Drama

6.8
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A mystery in Shakespeare's sonnets is explored.

Writer: William Boyd | Director: John McKay | Stars: Rupert Graves, Tom Sturridge, Indira Varma, Zoë Wanamaker