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1. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 78,323 | Gross: $35.40M

2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 32,507

3. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams

Votes: 77,350 | Gross: $21.00M

4. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.7
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 35,082 | Gross: $15.68M

5. King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 10,256 | Gross: $0.24M

6. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 10,732

7. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,882

8. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 1,397

9. Carry on Cruising (1962)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser

Votes: 1,886

10. Nate and Hayes (1983)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove

Votes: 1,598

11. Carry on Teacher (1959)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,551

12. Carry on Regardless (1961)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,428

13. Reach for the Sky (1956)

123 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Votes: 1,727

14. Carry on, Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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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 »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,621

15. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

100 min | Drama, Musical

7.1
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Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 1,025

16. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 1,409

17. City on Fire (1979)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

3.5
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A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 712

18. Doctor Faustus (1967)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves.

Directors: Richard Burton, Nevill Coghill | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Andreas Teuber, Ram Chopra

Votes: 721

19. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

119 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,286

20. Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 797

21. Arrivederci, Baby! (1966)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Tony Curtis, Rosanna Schiaffino, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 286

22. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.1
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After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire

Votes: 711

23. The Ghost Train (1941)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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Hijinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill

Votes: 994

24. The Internecine Project (1974)

PG | 89 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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Former secret agent Robert Elliot (Coburn) will be promoted to government advisor. In order to make sure no-one will ever know about his dirty past, he has invented a very ingenious plan to... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry

Votes: 452

25. The Squeeze (1977)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A gang kidnaps a women and her daughter to extort money from her rich husband. He and her down on his luck ex-husband who's an ex cop, decide to try to deal with the kidnappers themselves.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Stacy Keach, David Hemmings, Edward Fox, Stephen Boyd

Votes: 384

26. Zeppelin (1971)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.1
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In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Michael York, Elke Sommer, Peter Carsten, Marius Goring

Votes: 879

27. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,027

28. The 7th Dawn (1964)

123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 537

29. Promise Her Anything (1966)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A young lady has been widowed and left with a baby son to bring up alone. She decides that the baby needs a father figure and decides to marry a psychologist. She hides her son with an ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Robert Cummings, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 383

30. Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)

PG | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Oliver Reed, Susan George, Raymond Burr, John Ireland

Votes: 421

31. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 559

32. P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: John Albasiny, Alison Steadman, Abigail Cruttenden, Maurice Dee

Votes: 603

33. To Be the Best (1992 TV Movie)

Drama

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The Barbara Taylor Bradford trilogy that began with A Woman of Substance ends with this epic tale! Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business-and struggles to salvage her marriage.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Anthony Hopkins, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 152

34. Existence (1973)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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"The 14" or "Existance" has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Jack Wild, June Brown, Liz Edmiston, John Bailey

Votes: 92

35. The Prisoner (1955)

91 min | Drama

7.1
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A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and afterward his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 570

36. Up in the World (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.6
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A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate where he saves the owner's son from kidnappers.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson, Jerry Desmonde, Michael Caridia

Votes: 462

37. Kim (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.3
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A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the 19th century, looks and considers himself Indian but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin and train him as a spy.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Ravi Sheth

Votes: 160

38. Voice of the Heart (1989 TV Movie)

192 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, James Brolin, Victoria Tennant, Honor Blackman

Votes: 68

39. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 766

40. Back-Room Boy (1942)

82 min | Comedy

6.6
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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 151

41. One Good Turn (1955)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair, Thora Hird

Votes: 393

42. Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Murray Head, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Green, Anthony Sharp

Votes: 168

43. Top of the Form (1953)

72 min | Comedy

5.2
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Some trouble with gambling forces con man Fortescue to hide out in a boys' school, posing as a professor. When the undisciplined and lazy boys have to pass a few tests, cheating becomes the... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Harry Fowler, Anthony Newley, Alfie Bass

Votes: 33

44. Man of the Moment (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Lana Morris, Belinda Lee, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 370

45. Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

PG | 80 min | Drama

7.2
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Elizabeth Edmonds, Sue Wallace, Geraldine Griffiths, Karen Meagher

Votes: 199

46. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 210

47. The Office Party (1976)

55 min | Comedy

6.0
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Director: David Grant | Stars: Alan Lake, David Rayner, Chris Gannon, Steve Amber

Votes: 6

48. Roommates (1961)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 175

49. Please Turn Over (1959)

87 min | Comedy

6.3
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The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 136

50. Prelude to Fame (1950)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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While vacationing in Italy, Nick Morell, son of John Morell, a famous English philosopher and amateur musician and his wife Catherine, becomes friendly with young Guido, and Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Fergus McDonell | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Kathleen Ryan, Jeremy Spenser

Votes: 72