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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

3. The Shining (1980)

R | 144 min | Horror

8.5
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61 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

4. GoldenEye (1995)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead.

Writers: Ian Fleming, Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen

5. Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

Creator: Lucy Prebble | Stars: Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi, Ashley Madekwe

6. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

8. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

9. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman | Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

10. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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63 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Writers: Lorenzo Semple Jr., Michael Allin, Alex Raymond | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

11. A View to a Kill (1985)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones

12. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

13. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Martyn Burke | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp, Warren Clarke

14. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

4.9
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42 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, David Newman, Leslie Newman | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

15. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

16. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

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

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

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

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

18. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Writer: David Odell | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

19. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

6.0
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Writer: Stanford Sherman | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

20. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.3
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79 Metascore

London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' ... See full summary »

Writers: Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman, Franc Roddam | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett

21. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

22. Yentl (1983)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Writers: Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, Isaac Bashevis Singer | Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

23. The Professionals (1977–1983)

60 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

24. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne, Michael Austin | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

25. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

26. A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Higgins, Edmund Ward, Martin Lynch | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis

27. Richard III (1995)

R | 104 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Ian McKellen, Richard Loncraine | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr.

28. The Razor's Edge (1984)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, John Byrum, Bill Murray | Director: John Byrum | Stars: Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Denholm Elliott, Catherine Hicks

29. The Bourne Identity (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 185 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A 1988 television adaptation of Robert Ludlum's thriller. An injured, unconscious man (Richard Chamberlain) washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him. Jaclyn Smith co-stars.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat

30. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on; he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on?

Writers: Neil Jordan, David Leland | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

31. Castaway (1986)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and ... See full summary »

Writers: Lucy Irvine, Allan Scott | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe, Georgina Hale, Frances Barber

32. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Writers: Jonathan Hales, Barry Sandler | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Wendy Morgan

33. A Woman of Substance (1984 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Barry Bostwick, Deborah Kerr, Diane Baker

34. Death Wish 3 (1985)

X | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Writers: Don Jakoby, Brian Garfield | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam

35. The Lords of Discipline (1983)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.6
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Will arrives for his last year at The Carolina Military Institute, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960s. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Conroy, Thomas Pope, Lloyd Fonvielle | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: David Keith, Robert Prosky, G.D. Spradlin, Barbara Babcock

36. Ivanhoe (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince ... See full summary »

Writers: John Gay, Sir Walter Scott | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: James Mason, Anthony Andrews, Sam Neill, Michael Hordern

37. Lace (1984 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

6.9
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A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »

Writers: Shirley Conran, Elliott Baker | Director: William Hale | Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates

38. Loch Ness (1996)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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A scientist tries to prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: John Henderson | Stars: Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm, Harris Yulin

39. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

40. 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 »

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

41. The Bride (1985)

PG-13 | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.2
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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Writer: Lloyd Fonvielle | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown

42. Sexual Healing

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

The film focuses on the later years of Marvin Gaye as he lived in Europe, putting his past drug abuse behind him and wrote his hit song Sexual Healing, along with promoter Freddy Cousaert.

Writer: Matthew Broughton | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clarke Peters, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson

43. 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

44. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, War

4.9
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Major Reisman is "Volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who ... See full summary »

Writers: Lukas Heller, Nunnally Johnson, Michael Kane, E.M. Nathanson | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Larry Wilcox

45. Thirteen at Dinner (1985 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Mystery

6.3
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An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Rod Browning | Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, David Suchet, Jonathan Cecil

46. The Far Pavilions (1984 TV Mini-Series)

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

Stars: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy

47. 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 »

Writers: Richard Burridge, Michael Hamlyn, Terry Johnson, Colin MacInnes, Don MacPherson, Christopher Wicking | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

48. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A woman can not accept that her boyfriend dumped her.

Writer: Shelagh Delaney | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Stratford Johns

49. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Writer: David Sherwin | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

50. Personal Services (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

6.3
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The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Writer: David Leland | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller