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1. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Mystery writer finds herself investigating murders that occur around her.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

2. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

3. Lucky Jim (1957)

95 min | Comedy

6.3
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Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary »

Writers: Kingsley Amis, Patrick Campbell, Jeffrey Dell | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Hugh Griffith, Sharon Acker

4. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

5. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

6. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

7. Centennial (1978 TV Mini-Series)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

8. Torn Curtain (1966)

PG | 128 min | Thriller

6.7
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin and then figuring out a plan to escape back to the West.

Writer: Brian Moore | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

9. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Osborne, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

10. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

11. Strange Invaders (1983)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Condon, Michael Laughlin, Walter Halsey Davis | Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

12. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Sillitoe | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

13. The Loved One (1965)

122 min | Comedy

7.3
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Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, Terry Southern, Christopher Isherwood | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Dana Andrews

14. The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.

Writers: Denis Cannan, Daniel Defoe, Roland Kibbee | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Claire Ufland, Angela Lansbury

15. The Phantom of the Opera (1990 TV Movie)

168 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.4
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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaston Leroux, Arthur Kopit | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Teri Polo, Charles Dance, Burt Lancaster, Adam Storke

16. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

17. The Honey Pot (1967)

150 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Knott, Thomas Sterling, Ben Jonson, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine

18. Swashbuckler (1976)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Writers: Jeffrey Bloom, Paul Wheeler | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold

19. Look Back in Anger (1959)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.

Writers: Nigel Kneale, John Osborne | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans

20. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

6.6
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Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.

Writers: Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen | Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran

21. A Fine Madness (1966)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist... and his beautiful wife.

Writer: Elliott Baker | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O'Neal

22. School for Scoundrels (1960)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.6
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Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Potter, Patricia Moyes, Hal E. Chester | Directors: Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, Cyril Frankel | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott

23. 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

24. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to ... See full summary »

Writers: John Jakes, Guerdon Trueblood | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen

25. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Writers: John Osborne, Nigel Kneale | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

26. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

27. Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.3
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During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Rod Browning | Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Tim Pigott-Smith

28. Joseph Andrews (1977)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of ... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Richardson, Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid

29. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Richard Maibaum, George Kent | Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

30. A Taste of Honey (1961)

100 min | Drama

7.7
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The moving story of a plain young girl who becomes pregnant by a black sailor, befriends a homosexual, and gradually becomes a woman.

Writers: Shelagh Delaney, Tony Richardson | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

31. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

32. The Black Knight (1954)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure

5.2
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As a blacksmith John can't hope to win the hand of Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeonil. Off he goes to prove himself a noble knight. He makes himself a suit of armor with a winged chicken... See full summary »

Writers: Alec Coppel, Dennis O'Keefe, Bryan Forbes | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

33. Guns at Batasi (1964)

Approved | 103 min | Drama

7.2
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An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.

Writers: Robert Holles, Leo Marks, Marshall Pugh, C.M. Pennington-Richards | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, John Leyton

34. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.0
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

35. Nero Wolfe (1981– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, ... See full summary »

Stars: William Conrad, Lee Horsley, George Voskovec, Robert Coote

36. The Pilot (1980)

PG | 92 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Mike Hagan is a pilot in passenger service and candidate for the honor "Best Pilot of the Year". Nobody knows that he's got private sorrows - he's an alcoholic. A stewardess notices his ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert P. Davis | Director: Cliff Robertson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Diane Baker, Frank Converse, Milo O'Shea

37. The Man Between (1953)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military that has married the German Bettina Mallison. The naive ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Ebert, Harry Kurnitz | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone

38. Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner.

Writer: Edna O'Brien | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Marie Kean

39. Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Approved | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.

Writers: Hubert Gregg, Vernon Harris, Jerome K. Jerome | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Jimmy Edwards, David Tomlinson, Shirley Eaton

40. Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz, Helmut Berger

41. Like Normal People (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

7.2
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A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

Writers: Joanna Lee, Robert Meyers | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Linda Purl, Zalman King, James Keach

42. Cat Girl (1957)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

5.3
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A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered.

Writer: Lou Rusoff | Director: Alfred Shaughnessy | Stars: Barbara Shelley, Robert Ayres, Kay Callard, Ernest Milton

43. Reach for the Sky (1956)

123 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.

Writers: Paul Brickhill, Lewis Gilbert, Vernon Harris | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

44. Paratrooper (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Frank S. Nugent, Sy Bartlett, Hilary St. George Sanders | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews

45. Dead Cert (1974)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

5.1
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As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Francis, Tony Richardson, John Oaksey | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Scott Antony, Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Nina Thomas

46. Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

Writer: A. Martin Zweiback | Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Kit Le Fever, Chip Zien

47. Cry of the Penguins (1971)

101 min | Adventure

6.8
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Womanizing biologist studies life in colony of penguins.

Writers: Graham Billing, Anthony Shaffer | Director: Alfred Viola | Stars: John Hurt, Hayley Mills, Dudley Sutton, Tony Britton

48. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

7.1
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An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Writers: William Rose, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

49. Smashing Time (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

Writer: George Melly | Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle

50. Brotherly Love (1970)

R | 112 min | Drama

5.7
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In an upper-class British household, a crazy alcoholic, has an incestuous relationship with his sister, who is also capable of being fairly spirited herself.

Writer: James Kennaway | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Susannah York, Michael Craig, Harry Andrews