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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 28,175

2. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,666

3. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 6,692

4. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Votes: 27,706

5. The Black Adder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

8.2
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 28,416

6. Casino Royale (1967)

Approved | 131 min | Comedy

5.2
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In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 22,840

7. The Night of the Generals (1967)

PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 5,435

8. The Haunting (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Horror

7.6
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A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 27,662

9. Blake's 7 (1978–1981)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham, Jan Chappell

Votes: 2,531

10. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.1
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 8,440

11. Bedazzled (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A hapless loser sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, but has trouble winning over the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch

Votes: 6,947

12. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

9.0
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 579

13. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, War

8.8
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In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian ... See full summary »

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Votes: 828

14. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Passed | 163 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 10,431

15. Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984– )

156 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Debbie Arnold, John Bardon, Arthur Bostrom

Votes: 1,261

16. The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie, Edith Evans

Votes: 1,974

17. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)

30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings, Gerald James

Votes: 914

18. 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: 763

19. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small village called Whitewood. He... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 4,070

20. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 4,669

21. My Brother's Keeper (1948)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Roome | Stars: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, David Tomlinson, Bill Owen

Votes: 142

22. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

Votes: 2,621

23. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 6,231

24. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

Votes: 1,847

25. Lust for a Vampire (1971)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Barbara Jefford, Ralph Bates, Suzanna Leigh, Yutte Stensgaard

Votes: 1,673

26. Come Play with Me (1977)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

4.3
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A health-resort where both the clients and the employees easily take their clothes off and have a little fun is the setting of this sex-comedy.

Director: George Harrison Marks | Stars: Irene Handl, Alfie Bass, George Harrison Marks, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 172

27. The Wrong Box (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Jeremy Lloyd

Votes: 2,557

28. The Silver Fleet (1943)

88 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Jaap van Leyden is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later a child's rhyme reminds him... See full summary »

Directors: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight, Beresford Egan

Votes: 302

29. Freewheelers (1968–1973)

30 min | Family

7.7
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Stars: Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Tom Owen, Adrian Wright, Wendy Padbury

Votes: 22

30. Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)

198 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Foxworth, Eddie Albert, Raymond Burr

Votes: 435

31. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,134

32. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,941

33. Oedipus the King (1968)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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This classic (Greek) tale tells how a noble youth accidentally marries his own mother, kills his own father (deliberately) and ends up paying a terrible price for invoking the wrath of the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer, Richard Johnson, Orson Welles

Votes: 198

34. The Glass Mountain (1949)

99 min | Drama

7.0
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An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Dulcie Gray, Michael Denison, Valentina Cortese, Sebastian Shaw

Votes: 108

35. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 357

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

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 51

37. Arabian Adventure (1979)

G | 98 min | Fantasy, Adventure

5.7
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An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a prince join forces to stop him.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms

Votes: 635

38. Q5 (1969–1980)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Spike Milligan, John Bluthal, David Lodge, Alan Clare

Votes: 76

39. Nanny (1981–1983)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Wendy Craig, John Quayle, Natalie Forbes, Jane Booker

Votes: 52

40. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

Votes: 954

41. Yellow Canary (1943)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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In the 1940's a woman is wrongfully accused of being a Nazi sympathizer and forced to move to Halifax, a city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam, Albert Lieven

Votes: 297

42. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.3
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 32

43. Shadows (1975–1978)

Family, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.

Stars: Neville Barber, Gwyneth Strong, George Waring, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 46

44. The Great McGonagall (1975)

PG | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

5.1
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William Topaz McGonagall, the world's greateset poet. Unfortunately the whole of the rest of the world disagreed. His talent made him a sort of Victorian Chris Evans but without the cash.

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Julia Foster, John Bluthal

Votes: 188

45. Bizarre (1970)

R | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.4
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A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through a number of vignettes promising to show what some of us go through in the pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Balch | Stars: Richard Schulman, Janet Spearman, Dorothy Grumbar, Anthony Rowlands

Votes: 232

46. The Final Test (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Morley, George Relph, Adrianne Allen

Votes: 109

47. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 18

48. Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 214

49. Not on Your Nellie (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Hylda Baker, Leo Dolan, Roger Howlett, David Rayner

Votes: 44

50. Christopher Columbus (1949)

99 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.2
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Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan, Kathleen Ryan

Votes: 312