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1. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 157,144

2. Dr. No (1962)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.3
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A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, Ian Fleming | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 115,219

3. 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 yellow Volvo.

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

Votes: 2,703

4. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,013

5. UFO (1970–1973)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »

Creators: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson | Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Votes: 1,695

6. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 3,114

7. Secret Agent (1964–1966)

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: 715

8. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,076

9. The Oblong Box (1969)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.0
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Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Writers: Lawrence Huntington, Christopher Wicking | Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka

Votes: 1,897

10. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Writer: Lowell S. Hawley | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 1,966

11. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 212

12. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 613

13. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Harris, Dennis Spooner | Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 216

14. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 198

15. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

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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

Votes: 76

16. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

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Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.

Writers: Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 1,991

17. Concrete Jungle (1960)

86 min | Crime, Drama

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An ex-con who's taken part in the robbery of a racetrack is caught and sent back to prison, but he won't tell his fellow gang members where he's stashed the loot. The gang kidnaps his ... See full summary »

Writer: Alun Owen | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 726

18. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Creator: John Creasey | Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 90

19. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960–1965)

Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Votes: 51

20. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 85

21. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime

7.4
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Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 43

22. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

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

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 44

24. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 46

25. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 30

26. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

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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: 29

27. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )

60 min | Drama

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Not so much a sequel to "Upstairs, Downstairs" as a spinoff. Follows Sarah (parlour-maid) and Thomas (chauffeur) some time after leaving service with the Bellamys.

Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Graham Cull, Maria Charles

Votes: 89

28. Tank Force (1958)

86 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Daniel Thatcher is an American sergeant serving with a British tank corps in North Africa. He and most of his unit are captured by the Germans, who learn his identity as a man who once ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Merle Miller, Terence Young | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Victor Mature, Leo Genn, Bonar Colleano, Anthony Newley

Votes: 128

29. Once More, with Feeling! (1960)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Yul Brynner plays a musical genius whose eccentricities are kept in check by his wife, until she discovers him "auditioning" a sultry young pianist. She walks out on him and his career ... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Kurnitz | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Yul Brynner, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Toone, Maxwell Shaw

Votes: 345

30. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

31. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, John Robinson, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 18

32. The Man Inside (1958)

90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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An English bookkeeper (Nigel Patrick) who works for a jeweler steals a priceless jewel, and kills a man in the process. He flees to the continent and embarks on the life of his dreams; ... See full summary »

Writers: David Shaw, M.E. Chaber | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Jack Palance, Anita Ekberg, Nigel Patrick, Anthony Newley

Votes: 138

33. Sword of Freedom (1957– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

7.5
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In Sixteenth Century Florence, Marco del Monte, a dashing Robin Hood-like figure, leads the Republicans against the tyrannical Duke of de Medici and his minions.

Stars: Edmund Purdom, Martin Benson, Adrienne Corri, Roland Bartrop

Votes: 13

34. The Incredible Sarah (1976)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life of the great actress, Sarah Bernhardt.

Writer: Ruth Wolff | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell, Douglas Wilmer

Votes: 104

35. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 32

36. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 22

37. Mr. Quilp (1975)

G | 118 min | Musical

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Writers: Charles Dickens, Irene Kamp, Louis Kamp | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Anthony Newley, David Hemmings, Jill Bennett, Sarah-Jane Varley

Votes: 46

38. Story Parade (1964–1965)

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Stars: Norman Rodway, Noel Hood, John Saunders, Paul Dawkins

Votes: 5

39. Man of the World (1962– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

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The adventures of globe trotting journalist and photographer Mike Strait.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Paul Maxwell, Graham Stark

Votes: 20

40. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Creators: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister | Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 11

41. David Copperfield (1956– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Hardy, Sonia Dresdel, Richard Goolden, Edna Morris

42. Men of Affairs (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Brian Rix, Warren Mitchell, Joan Sims, Derek Royle

43. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

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Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: June Barrie, Alex Scott, Geoffrey Matthews, Michael Stainton

Votes: 10

44. Nicholas Nickleby (1968 TV Mini-Series)

25 min | Drama

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Stars: Martin Jarvis, Susan Brodrick, Hugh Walters, Derek Francis

45. Drama 61-67 (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards, Neil Wilson

Votes: 7

46. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

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First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

47. The Power and the Glory (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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In a Latin American country where religion is forbidden, an alcoholic priest must become a fugitive.

Writers: Pierre Bost, Denis Cannan, Graham Greene | Stars: Sam Wanamaker, Alan Tilvern, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Richard Wordsworth

48. Saturday Playhouse (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Elvi Hale, Madoline Thomas, George A. Cooper, Emrys Jones

49. Hine (1971– )

60 min | Drama

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Stories of Joe Hine, a British Arms Salesman.

Creator: Wilfred Greatorex | Stars: Barrie Ingham, Sarah Craze, Colin Gordon, John Steiner

Votes: 8

50. Knock on Any Door (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

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An anthology series with the premise that there is story behind every door.

Creator: Ted Willis | Stars: Ted Willis, Brenda Bruce, Helen Fraser, Peter Copley