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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 329,519 | Gross: $30.86M

2. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 3,836

3. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 20,040

4. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

Votes: 26,132 | Gross: $0.92M

5. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.4
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52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

Votes: 83,340 | Gross: $45.32M

6. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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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: 1,395

7. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 48,054 | Gross: $49.40M

8. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.2
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 11,436

9. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Benben, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,488

10. Dancing on the Edge (2013– )

Drama

7.4
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Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 2,173

11. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.51M

12. Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 5,067 | Gross: $0.55M

13. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 177

14. Rock & Chips (2010–2011)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Tells the story of Del Boy's youth, growing up in Peckham in the 1960's.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Kellie Bright, Phil Daniels, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 967

15. Blackball (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.5
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A rebellious young British bowls player teams with another older and more traditional player to take on the Australian bowls team.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Paul Kaye, James Cromwell, Alice Evans, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 3,684

16. They Think It's All Over (1995–2006)

Comedy, Game-Show, Sport

6.7
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Comedy panel quiz show on the theme of sport.

Stars: Rory McGrath, Nick Hancock, Gary Lineker, David Gower

Votes: 795

17. Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones

Votes: 1,737

18. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

Votes: 2,950 | Gross: $1.30M

19. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 995

20. Restless Natives (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally

Votes: 1,110

21. Brain Donors (1992)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

7.1
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44 Metascore

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 3,542 | Gross: $0.92M

22. The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Sarah Hunt | Stars: Stephen Fry, G.W. Bailey, Steven Berkoff, Alan Carr

Votes: 31

23. Morons from Outer Space (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.5
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The story begins when three aliens get a bit hacked off at their 'friend' Bernard, who keeps making a prat of himself playing space ball. It is while he is playing space ball that the ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Joanne Pearce, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 1,521 | Gross: $0.44M

24. High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.2
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39 Metascore

A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Kevin McNally, Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Mark Williams

Votes: 3,172 | Gross: $0.23M

25. The Apprentice UK (2005– )

59 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.4
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20 young entrepreneurs compete in several business tasks, and must survive the weekly firings in order to become the business partner of one of the most successful businessmen.

Stars: Alan Sugar, Mark Halliley, Nick Hewer, Karren Brady

Votes: 2,136

26. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 119

27. Alas Smith & Jones (1984–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones present a series of short (often tasteless, always scathing) sketches about modern life and the stupidity and gullibility of those who believe in it.

Stars: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 1,062

28. Mastermind (1972– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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A long-running series in which members of the public sit in a black chair to answer questions on a specialist subject and general knowledge.

Stars: John Humphrys, Magnus Magnusson, Gareth Kingston, Michael McPartland

Votes: 312

29. Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987– )

204 min | Comedy

7.2
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A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent, and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Michael Redfern

Votes: 1,061

30. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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Willoughby Chase is the grand but remote home of Sir Willoughby and Lady Green and their daughter Bonnie.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Stephanie Beacham, Mel Smith, Emily Hudson, Aleks Darowska

Votes: 365

31. The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel, Andrie Reid

Votes: 441

32. Babylon (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in west London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

Director: Franco Rosso | Stars: David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans, Brian Bovell

Votes: 495

33. The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, Diana Quick

Votes: 814 | Gross: $0.11M

34. The Paul O'Grady Show (2004–2015)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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Paul O'Grady and star guests liven up teatime with comedy and chat.

Stars: Paul O'Grady, Charlotte Ellen Price, Melanie Sykes, Ramon Christian

Votes: 353

35. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,598

36. The Riddle (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Foley | Stars: Mark Asante, Julie Cox, Vera Day, 'Long Bob' Elvin

Votes: 1,707

37. Bullshot Crummond (1983)

PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 562

38. The Tube (1982–1987)

90 min | Music

7.5
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Stars: Jools Holland, Paula Yates, Leslie Ash, Tina Turner

Votes: 47

39. Consenting Adults (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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This is a film based on the life of the Wolfenden family and some characters in the city of Reading, England. Wolfenden whose son, Jeremy, professes to being Queer, is asked to chair a Home... See full synopsis »

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Matt Ryan, Jamie Martin, Charles Dance, Sean Biggerstaff

Votes: 77

40. My Angel (2011)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family

4.8
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Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cookson | Stars: Jassa Ahluwalia, Elijah Baker, Brenda Blethyn, Janet Dibley

Votes: 86

41. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

6.9
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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

Votes: 81

42. Slayground (1983)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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Thieves run over a child while escaping after a robbery. A deadly hitman who likes to taunt his targets is hired to track them down. Stone moves to England, but the assassin follows. Loosely based on Donald Westlake's cult crime novel.

Director: Terry Bedford | Stars: Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw, Philip Sayer

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.15M

43. Bloody Kids (1980 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

6.3
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The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Derrick O'Connor, Gary Holton, Richard Thomas, Peter Clark

Votes: 213

44. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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Chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school - to his close relationship today with his father.

Director: Sarah Townsend | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Melvin Altwarg, Shamgar Amram, Mick Andrew

Votes: 454

45. Father Christmas (1991)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Father Christmas on vacation and on the job.

Director: Dave Unwin | Star: Mel Smith

Votes: 1,177

46. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

7.5
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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

Stars: Doon Mackichan, Julia Sawalha, John Howard Davies, Gareth Gwenlan

Votes: 60

47. Number One (1985 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama

5.8
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A down on his luck Irishman in London decides to play snooker for money.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Bob Geldof, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, P.H. Moriarty

Votes: 66

48. The Story of Bean (1997 TV Special)

51 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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The story behind "the funny little wiggly man".

Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Lenny Henry, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 187

49. An Audience with Elton John (1997 TV Special)

90 min | Music

7.7
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Director: Jonathan Glazier | Stars: Elton John, Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant, Sting

Votes: 40

50. Wogan (1982–1993)

35 min | Talk-Show

7.3
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Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.

Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams, Ben Elton

Votes: 118