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1. The Italian Job (1969)

G | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone

2. The Wrong Box (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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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!

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Jeremy Lloyd

3. Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976)

90 min | Comedy

3.3
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The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea and his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett when they set up a driving school business.

Writer: Christopher Wood | Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Sheila White, Doris Hare

4. Carry on, Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.2
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Hudis, Brock Williams | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

5. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Writers: Whitfield Cook, Alma Reville, Selwyn Jepson | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

6. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

7. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Romance, Drama

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

8. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden

9. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

5.5
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A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Hamlyn | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

10. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

11. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Adventure

6.0
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The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When ... See full summary »

Writers: Marty Feldman, Chris Allen, Sam Bobrick, Percival Christopher Wren | Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

12. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.5
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Creator: Paula Milne | Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

13. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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During World War II, tug boats conduct what are called salvage missions - picking up disabled ships. Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the... See full summary »

Writers: Jan de Hartog, Carl Foreman | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

14. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrick Cargill, Jack Beale, Norman Hudis | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

15. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Alf and Elsie are getting old, Rita's left home, Elsie's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

16. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller, War

7.3
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When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Wellesley, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

17. Wonderwall (1968)

92 min | Drama

5.6
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The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Brach, Guillermo Cabrera Infante | Director: Joe Massot | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis

18. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.6
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A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Writer: Julien Temple | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

19. School for Scoundrels (1960)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.6
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Potter, Patricia Moyes, Hal E. Chester | Directors: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, Cyril Frankel | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott

20. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Bobby Charlton

21. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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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: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

22. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

105 min | Comedy

7.4
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Writers: Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey, John Boulting | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

23. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

600 min | Comedy

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Mrs Emmeline Lucas (Lucia) has just moved to the small English town of Tilling where she comes into conflict with the social ambitions of Miss Elizabeth Mapp. Until now, Miss Mapp has led (... See full summary »

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

24. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.5
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A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

Writers: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Paul Morrissey, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Henry Woolf

25. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Writer: Wolf Mankowitz | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

26. Heavens Above! (1963)

105 min | Comedy

6.8
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

Writers: John Boulting, Frank Harvey, Malcolm Muggeridge | Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael

27. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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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

28. Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977)

90 min | Comedy

4.4
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Writer: Leslie Thomas | Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Nigel Davenport, George Layton, John Le Mesurier

29. Morgan! (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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After his wife leaves him for another man, a London artist begins his descent into madness in trying to win her back.

Writer: David Mercer | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl

30. Dramarama (1983–1989)

Drama, Family

7.4
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A series of plays for children which featured the supernatural frequently and science fiction occasionally.

Stars: Denyse Alexander, Ian Kirkby, Christopher Biggins, Bill Wallis

31. Two Way Stretch (1960)

78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »

Writers: Vivian Cox, Alan Hackney, Len Heath, John Warren | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Peter Sellers, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Wilfrid Hyde-White

32. The Golden Shot (1967–1975)

45 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.5
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An odd, cheap game show. Viewers were asked to call in and help aim the titular "golden shot", which was a crossbow mounted on the front of the TV camera. The cameraman was blindfolded, so ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Anne Aston, Carol Dilworth, Norman Vaughan

33. H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

34. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

35. The Rag Trade (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Reg Varney, Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Esma Cannon

36. 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II.

Writers: Anatole de Grunwald, A.G. Macdonell, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Roland Pertwee | Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Allan Jeayes, Peter Gawthorne

37. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

3.9
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While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

Writer: Michael Armstrong | Director: Stanley A. Long | Stars: Christopher Neil, Suzy Kendall, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors

38. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

91 min | Comedy

7.0
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine, Ronald Searle | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

40. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.2
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The adventures of a superpowered grannie who fights crime in her commuity.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

41. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Timothy West, John Hudson

42. Millions Like Us (1943)

103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamor job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

43. Come Play with Me (1977)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

4.1
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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.

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

44. Metal Mickey (1980–1983)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Stainton, Georgina Melville, Ashley Knight, Lucinda Bateson

45. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Charles Lloyd Pack, Derek Francis, Alfred Burke

46. Mad About Men (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

Writer: Peter Blackmore | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Glynis Johns, Donald Sinden, Anne Crawford, Margaret Rutherford

47. Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Writers: Noel Langley, Lesley Storm, Nicholas Phipps, George Barraud | Director: Harold French | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Edwin Styles, Raymond Young

48. Doctor in Trouble (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.4
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Dr. Burke is in love with Ophelia but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also on board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Davies, Richard Gordon | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertson Justice, Angela Scoular

49. Make Mine Mink (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Blackmore, Peter Coke, Michael Pertwee | Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, Elspeth Duxbury

50. Call Me Genius (1961)

105 min | Comedy

7.5
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Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very ... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Galton, Tony Hancock, Alan Simpson | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie, Margit Saad