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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. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

3. Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

6. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

7. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

8. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Santha Rama Rau, David Lean | Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

9. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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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

10. The Ladykillers (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

11. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

12. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern | Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

13. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Stanley Haynes | Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

14. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )

44 min

7.3
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From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy

15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 TV Mini-Series)

290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

16. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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46 Metascore

Writer Franz Kafka works during the day at an insurance company where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Writer: Lem Dobbs | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

17. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

18. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

19. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Unrated | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Action-packed look at the beginnings of the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the glory, the greed and grandeur that was Rome. Here is the story of personal lust for power, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

20. Smiley's People (1982 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

21. Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Writers: Adam Kennedy, Eric Hughes, Clive Cussler | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

22. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ferenc Molnár, John Dighton | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

23. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

24. Pioneers of Television (2008 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Documentary

7.4
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A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Dick Van Dyke

25. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

7.5
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric that resists wear and stain as boon to humanity but both capital and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

26. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Leslie Bricusse | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

27. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

28. Our Man in Havana (1959)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim Wormold is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly. He owns a vacuum cleaner shop but isn't very successful so he accepts an offer ... See full summary »

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

29. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the ... See full summary »

Writer: James Kennaway | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

30. Mute Witness (1994)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must first escape ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Waller | Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Marina Zudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards, Oleg Yankovskiy

31. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Writers: Gerhardt Boldt, Ennio De Concini, Maria Pia Fusco, Ivan Moffat, Wolfgang Reinhardt | Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

32. 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: Alfred Molina, Geraldine James, Paul Brooke, Timothy West

33. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Blanche Hanalis | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

34. The Comedians (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic Welsh hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism and poverty. ... See full summary »

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov

35. Little Dorrit (1988)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Christine Edzard | Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

36. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Kenneth Ross, Lina Wertmüller, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

37. 20 to 1 (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

6.3
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Stars: Bert Newton, Sami Lukis, Richard Wilkins, Scott Cam

38. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Talk show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

39. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

40. Malta Story (1953)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic ... See full summary »

Writers: Thorold Dickinson, Peter De Sarigny, William Fairchild, Nigel Balchin, Hugh P. Lloyd | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

41. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Edmund H. North, Frank Tilsley | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

42. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Writers: G.K. Chesterton, Thelma Schnee, Robert Hamer, Maurice Rapf | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

43. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Santiago Nocte

44. The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

7.8
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A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Writers: Joyce Cary, Alec Guinness | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

45. On the Lot (2007– )

Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.2
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16 aspiring filmmakers compete to become the next big Hollywood director and sign a development deal with DreamWorks.

Stars: Adrianna Costa, Erin Cahill, Janet Varney, Patrick Kerr

46. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Bennett, Eric Ambler | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

47. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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

48. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

49. Last Holiday (1950)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort.

Writer: J.B. Priestley | Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan

50. 5 Second Movies (2007– )

Comedy

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Movies edited into 5 seconds in a comedic fashion.

Creator: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Benjamin Daniel, Rob Walker, Johnny Depp