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1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015– )

60 min | Fantasy, History | Active

8.4
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With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.

Stars: Marc Warren, Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 519

2. Mr Selfridge (2013– )

45 min | Drama | Active

7.7
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Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.

Creator: Andrew Davies | Stars: Ron Cook, Amy Beth Hayes, Tom Goodman-Hill, Trystan Gravelle

Votes: 7,720

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 13,067

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 18,674

5. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 6,963

6. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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35 Metascore

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Writer: Stephen Sommers | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley

Votes: 171,390

7. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Writer: Laura Wade | Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 8,911

8. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 179,441

9. W1A (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish

Votes: 464

10. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Creators: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 2,810

11. The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

8.5
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Jimi James, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 2,377

12. Suffragette (2015)

106 min | Drama | Completed

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Writer: Abi Morgan | Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw

13. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 2,382

14. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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55 Metascore

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Writer: Richard Nelson | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West

Votes: 8,343

15. Iris (I) (2001)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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76 Metascore

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Writers: John Bayley, Richard Eyre, Charles Wood | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 13,892

16. Howards End (1992)

PG | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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87 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 19,824

17. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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The Korean War and a long lost letter separate the lives of young lovers Jean and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance.

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton

Votes: 2,383

18. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 3,467

19. Fleming (2014 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Lara Pulver, Samuel West, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 2,920

20. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 2,431

21. Persuasion (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Nick Dear | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave

Votes: 8,286

22. The Eichmann Show (2015)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Dramatisation of the team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous nazi responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. It focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton Fruchtman, a producer.

Writer: Simon Block | Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front, Andy Nyman

Votes: 853

23. The Crimson Field (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, War

8.0
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One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin, Marianne Oldham

Votes: 852

24. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, Josep Llurba | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 7,054

25. Any Human Heart (2010– )

8.0
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 1,432

26. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003 Video)

G | 70 min | Animation, Family

5.6
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Being one of 101 takes its toll on Patch, who doesn't feel unique. When he's accidentally left behind on moving day, he meets his idol, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign.

Writers: Jim Kammerud, Dan Root, Garrett K. Schiff, Brian Smith, Dodie Smith, Michael Lucker, Temple Mathews | Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Bobby Lockwood

Votes: 3,585

27. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 885

28. The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015– )

Crime, Drama | Active

Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

Creator: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Maggie Cronin, Jessica Stevenson, Shaun Blaney, Sarah Boyd-Wilson

29. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 213

30. Desperate Romantics (2009– )

Drama

7.6
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Creators: Peter Bowker, Franny Moyle | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Sam Crane, Josie Farmiloe, Tom Hollander

Votes: 968

31. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, Michael Holroyd | Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

Votes: 4,169

32. Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989– )

Unrated | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

7.0
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Young Prince Caspian of Narnia wonders and dreams about the old days of Narnia when animals talked, and there were mythical creatures and four rulers in Caer Paravel. But his uncle and aunt... See full summary »

Stars: Warwick Davis, Jonathan R. Scott, Sophie Wilcox, William Todd-Jones

Votes: 1,589

33. Cambridge Spies (2003 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, History

7.7
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In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to ...

Stars: Tom Hollander, Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West

Votes: 1,215

34. Garrow's Law (2009– )

Biography, Drama

8.3
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Creator: Tony Marchant | Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 769

35. Nova (1974– )

Documentary, Biography

8.7
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Science documentaries.

Creators: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Craig Sechler

Votes: 1,074

36. Complicity (2000)

R | 99 min | Thriller, Drama

5.9
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Cameron Colley is a young scottish journalist, with an interest in exposing the wrongs committed by the rich and powerful. Life is comfortable enough but uneventful, until someone starts ... See full summary »

Writers: Iain Banks, Bryan Elsley | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Brian Cox, Keeley Hawes, Paul Higgins

Votes: 634

37. Zoya (1995 TV Movie)

171 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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A young Russian countess escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.

Writer: L. Virginia Browne | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Denise Alexander, Don Henderson

Votes: 436

38. Curse of the Ring (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 184 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

6.7
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The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward seems to... See full summary »

Writers: Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Uli Edel | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Kristanna Loken, Alicia Witt, Julian Sands

Votes: 7,811

39. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Chris Ould | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

Votes: 2,692

40. 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

Votes: 66

41. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof

Votes: 695

42. Eternal Law (2012– )

Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Eternal Law is an intriguing, fresh drama about angels living among us, helping and guiding humans when they are at their most desperate, set in the ancient city of York (England).

Creators: Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah | Stars: Ukweli Roach, Samuel West, Orla Brady, Hattie Morahan

Votes: 355

43. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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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: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Trevor Peacock

Votes: 50

44. Questioning Darwin (2014)

Documentary

5.3
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Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. This film takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Thomas | Stars: Brian Protheroe, Samuel West

Votes: 232

45. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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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: 618

46. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Fritz Arlt, Rudi Bamber, Gerda Bernhardt

Votes: 1,120

47. Einstein's Big Idea (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes ... See full summary »

Writers: David Bodanis, Gary Johnstone | Director: Gary Johnstone | Stars: Andrew Callaway, Andy Crabbe, Daniel D'Alessandro, Brendan Fleming

Votes: 490

48. Performance (1992– )

Drama

5.9
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 37

49. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Writers: Dava Sobel, Charles Sturridge | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright

Votes: 1,700

50. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005 TV Mini-Series)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Linda Ellerbee, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 2,339