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1. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 113,884

2. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 78,300 | Gross: $62.40M

3. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, Jerome Flynn, MyAnna Buring

Votes: 14,317

4. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

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

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 24,480

5. Vera (2011– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon, Riley Jones

Votes: 3,351

6. 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: 6,526

7. Father Brown (2013– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price

Votes: 2,243

8. 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: 3,489

9. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

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

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 11,978

10. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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

Votes: 3,153

11. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 125,385 | Gross: $37.48M

12. The Secret Agent (2016– )

60 min | Drama

5.8
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Verloc, the owner of a seedy shop in Victorian Soho, plays a dangerous game spying on an agitating anarchist group that will prove useful to the foreign power he is secretly working for.

Stars: Toby Jones, Vicky McClure, Charlie Hamblett, Marie Critchley

Votes: 446

13. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 2,617

14. Silk (2011– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs

Votes: 3,136

15. 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: 2,941

16. 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: 3,866

17. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 9,779 | Gross: $0.58M

18. Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Votes: 1,263

19. Suspects (2014– )

48 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An unscripted crime/drama series centered on a team of three detectives - each with their own distinctive style of working.

Stars: Damien Molony, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Fay Ripley, Christian Brassington

Votes: 409

20. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,220

21. Judge John Deed (2001– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn, Simon Chandler

Votes: 741

22. Breathless (2013– )

Drama

6.9
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A TV series set in early 1960s England and centered around the doctors and nurses in a gynecology ward.

Stars: Catherine Steadman, Zoe Boyle, Shaun Dingwall, Jack Davenport

Votes: 1,025

23. Threesome (I) (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Threesome is a comedy about three inseparable friends on the verge of 30. Alice lives with her boyfriend Mitch and their gay best friend Richie. Together they form three points of an ... See full summary »

Stars: Emun Elliott, Amy Huberman, Stephen Wight, Shonn Gregory

Votes: 1,033

24. The Shadow Line (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 3,094

25. Siblings (I) (2014– )

Comedy

7.0
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Siblings living together and the various crazy situations that ensue when they interact with other people.

Stars: Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Stourton, Stella Gonet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 659

26. Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield, Glen Davies

Votes: 694

27. Girl on a Bicycle (2013)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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32 Metascore

Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Leven | Stars: Nora Tschirner, Vincenzo Amato, Louise Monot, Roberta Danza

Votes: 1,672 | Gross: $0.09M

28. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 2,386

29. 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: 374

30. The House of Mirth (2000)

PG | 135 min | Romance, Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney

Votes: 6,394 | Gross: $3.04M

31. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 434

32. The Sullivans (1976–1983)

30 min | Drama

6.5
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Follows the Sullivan family during the Second World War.

Stars: Lorraine Bayly, John Bowman, Marcella Burgoyne, Michael Caton

Votes: 263

33. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

Votes: 7,464

34. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 54

35. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Rupert Everett, Nicholas Palliser, Neil Dudgeon, Ian Hart

Votes: 2,098

36. Falling (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Henry Kent meets writer Daisy Langrish and offers to take care of her overgrown garden. The relationship develops but Mr. Kent is fooling no one but Daisy!

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Penelope Wilton, Micaiah Dring, Philip McGinley

Votes: 130

37. Byron (2003 TV Movie)

147 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn, Michael Elwyn, Jonny Lee Miller

Votes: 723

38. Lionheart (1987)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama

5.3
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A young knight sets out to join King Richard's crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper, Dexter Fletcher

Votes: 654

39. The Ice House (1997 TV Mini-Series)

172 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »

Stars: Frances Barber, Kitty Aldridge, Corin Redgrave, Penny Downie

Votes: 569

40. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 1,111

41. Crime and Punishment (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.2
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A man who is haunted by a murder he has committed

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Ben Kingsley, Julie Delpy, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 691

42. C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985–1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Gascoine, Leslie Ash, Don Warrington, Tracy-Louise Ward

Votes: 99

43. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary

8.4
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Sean Barrett, John Tusa, Bernard Hill

Votes: 86

44. Skyways (1979–1981)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Kylie Minogue, Tina Bursill, Bill Stalker, Ken James

Votes: 28

45. The Cazalets (2001– )

Drama, War

7.5
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Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville, Joanna Page

Votes: 145

47. A Taste for Death (1988 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton, Penny Downie

Votes: 202

48. A Certain Justice (1998– )

54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Stars: Roy Marsden, Ricci Harnett, Britta Smith, Philip Stone

Votes: 173

49. Trust (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The series revolves around a corporate law team led by partner Stephen Bradley, a maverick lawyer who often finds sense in apparently senseless argument.

Stars: Robson Green, Sarah Parish, Neil Stuke, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 119

50. New Street Law (2006– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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New Street Law, set in Manchester's legal community, follows the exploits, competitiveness and legal cases of two rival law firms of barristers that both have very different attitudes to justice.

Stars: John Hannah, Paul Freeman, John Thomson, Lisa Faulkner

Votes: 148