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1. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Northern Lights (1993)

Documentary

9.2
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Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 8

2. Movies' Greatest Cars (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

9.0
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Director: Nigel Simpkiss | Stars: Jason Barlow, Stephen K. Amos, Roger Becker, Adrian Bennett

Votes: 10

3. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 114

4. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Sting in the Tail (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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Noureddine assassinates the Shah of Assimi and Drake is brought in to get him to leave Beirut and travel to where he can be arrested. He does this by impersonating a struggling artist and befriending Noureddine's girlfriend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Ronald Radd, Derren Nesbitt, John Standing

Votes: 44

5. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 682,452 | Gross: $138.43M

6. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Two years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and retconned. The series returned in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 834

7. Breaking Away (1980–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.

Stars: Barbara Barrie, Shaun Cassidy, Jackie Earle Haley, Tom Wiggin

Votes: 85

8. Revista de cine (1974–1981)

60 min

8.2
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Stars: Alfonso Eduardo, Alfonso Sánchez, Marisa Paredes, Antonio Drove

Votes: 21

9. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

5 min | Documentary

8.1
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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie

Votes: 35

10. Clapper Board (1972–1982)

25 min | Family

8.0
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Children's television programme about cinema, hosted by Chris Kelly.

Stars: Chris Kelly, John Huntley, Derek Ware, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 26

11. Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Director: Robert Katz | Stars: Steve McQueen, Kevin Spacey, Neile Adams, Peter Bart

Votes: 89

12. Forging the Guns of Navarone (2007 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Director: Michael Arick | Stars: Eve Williams-Jones, Peter Yates

Votes: 10

13. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Loyalty Always Pays (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Drake is sent to an African nation after M9 has received a report that the defence minister has been negotiating a secret treaty with the Chinese. Drake's task is to obtain a copy of the treaty in a heavily fortified ministry building.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Johnny Sekka, Errol John, Earl Cameron

Votes: 42

14. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Say It with Flowers (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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An agent that is sometimes used by M9 has disappeared and Drake is sent to Switzerland to find out what has happened. He finds that he is supposed to have died 3 months, ago but someone has withdrawn money out of his account recently.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Ian Hendry, John Phillips, Jemma Hyde

Votes: 27

15. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 882

16. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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71 Metascore

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 984 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Breaking Away (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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91 Metascore

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 18,670 | Gross: $16.42M

18. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.7
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 4,011 | Gross: $5.31M

19. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 388

20. Nunsense (1993 TV Movie)

111 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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An unfortunate convent cooking accident causes most of the order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken to die of botulism. Before all of the deceased sisters can be buried, Reverend Mother ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Goggin, David Stern | Stars: Rue McClanahan, Christine L. Anderson, Christine Meyers, Semina De Laurentis

Votes: 129

21. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: The Man on the Beach (1965)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Drake claims to be under orders to seek out a double-agent but the person who is meant to have given him the orders can't be found. Drake himself ends up under suspicion of having changed allegiances.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Barbara Steele, Glyn Houston, David Hutcheson

Votes: 32

22. The Saint (1962–1969)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford, Justine Lord

Votes: 3,230

23. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 38,775 | Gross: $28.90M

24. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Votes: 6,564

25. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

Votes: 3,617

26. Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.6
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The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth

Director: Mimi Freedman | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Culp, Neile Adams, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 264

27. Journey to Krull (1983 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Behind the scenes documentary on the making of the big budget fantasy/adventure opus Krull (1983).

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Tom Bosley, Ron Silverman, Peter Yates, Ken Marshall

Votes: 15

28. Bullitt (1968)

M/PG | 114 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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83 Metascore

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon

Votes: 50,432 | Gross: $42.30M

29. The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980 TV Special)

7.4
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Golden Globe Award - American award awarded by the Hollywood association of the foreign press from 1944 for works in movies and television's pictures.

Director: Gene Weed | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Melissa Sue Anderson, Julie Andrews

Votes: 14

30. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Two Birds with One Bullet (1966)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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John Drake steps into a murder trap set for him by a beautiful double agent in the Caribbean and is accused of the killing she commits.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Geoffrey Keen, Lelia Goldoni, Paul Curran

Votes: 23

31. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Michael David

Votes: 3,753

32. Sons and Lovers (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 1,022

33. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Bunco Artists (1963)

49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The elderly Mrs. Yarmouth is tricked into handing over church funds by a plausible confidence trickster and his wife.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Roger Moore, Mary Merrall, Peter Dyneley, Justine Lord

Votes: 43

34. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Fellow Traveller (1963)

49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Simon encounters drama in a bus shelter. It involves sudden death, sabotage and a very beautiful girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Roger Moore, Dawn Addams, Glyn Owen, Neil McCallum

Votes: 56

35. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 2,281

36. Pushing the Limit: The Making of 'Grand Prix' (2006 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stars: Bob Bondurant, Jack Brabham, Evans Evans, John Frankenheimer

Votes: 16

37. Breaking Away (1980–1981)
Episode: The Cutters (1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Vincent Gardenia, Barbara Barrie, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 8

38. Koroshi (1968 TV Movie)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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Secret agent John Drake (aka Danger Man) goes to Japan to infiltrate a secret society that specializes in murder.

Directors: Michael Truman, Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Yôko Tani, Amanda Barrie, Ronald Howard

Votes: 68

39. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: Sibao (1965)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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On the island of Haiti, noted for voodoo, the Saint meets the beautiful Sibao, a mystical young woman, and her fiance, Theron Netlord, a young Englishman who is entranced by voodoo and is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Roger Moore, John Carson, Jeanne Roland, Jerry Stovin

Votes: 30

40. Murphy's War (1971)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A lone survivor from a British naval ship is obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Janson

Votes: 2,525

41. Eleni (1985)

PG | 114 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt, Oliver Cotton

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.31M

42. Robbery (1967)

110 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.9
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A group of British criminals plans the robbery of the Royal Mail train on the Glasgow-London route.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 732

43. A Touch of Larceny (1960)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

6.9
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British Commander Max Easton fakes his defection to the Soviets in order to sue the slandering newspapers for the money he needs to woo a fancy American woman.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: James Mason, George Sanders, Vera Miles, Oliver Johnston

Votes: 413

44. Reflections on Golden Pond (2003 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Stars: James A. Contner, Gary Daigler, Ken Russell, Mark Rydell

Votes: 7

45. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Rough Diamonds (1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A consignment of industrial diamonds is hi-jacked after its arrival in England, and the Saint plunges into a case full of unexpected twists and turns.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Roger Moore, Douglas Wilmer, Ivor Dean, George A. Cooper

Votes: 42

46. The Hot Rock (1972)

GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

Votes: 4,081

47. Movie Connections (2007–2009)

40 min | Documentary

6.8
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Series looking at the history of favourite films.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Julie Walters, John Gordon Sinclair, Alex Norton

Votes: 18

48. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
Episode: Koroshi (1967)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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A Japanese agent warns that a UN negotiator will be assassinated in New York by a Tokyo-based organisation. She is killed before she can give the details and Blake is sent to Tokyo to investigate. The only clue is a pendant the girl had.

Directors: Michael Truman, Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Yôko Tani, Amanda Barrie, Ronald Howard

Votes: 40

49. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Work of Art (1963)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Simon's visit to a girl friend in Paris results in his becoming involved in the murder of an O.A.S. undercover agent.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Roger Moore, Yolande Turner, Alex Scott, Martin Benson

Votes: 45

50. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 697