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1. The Italian Job (1969)

G | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone

Votes: 31,944

2. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Votes: 27,306

3. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.9
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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: 85

4. Silent Dust (1949)

82 min | Drama

7.1
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A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held,... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Stephen Murray, Beatrice Campbell, George Woodbridge, Seymour Hicks

Votes: 75

5. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 9,752

6. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

105 min | Comedy

7.3
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 2,744

7. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden

Votes: 2,827

8. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Votes: 8,032

9. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,854

10. School for Scoundrels (1960)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,386

11. Call Me Genius (1961)

105 min | Comedy

7.4
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Anthony Hancock gives up his office job to become an abstract artist. He has a lot of enthusiasm, but little talent, and critics scorn his work. Nevertheless, he impresses an emerging very talented artist.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie, Margit Saad

Votes: 749

12. Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976)

90 min | Comedy

3.5
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The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea and his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett when they set up a driving school business.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Sheila White, Doris Hare

Votes: 657

13. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

5.6
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In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,574 | Gross: $0.93M

14. Heavens Above! (1963)

105 min | Comedy

6.8
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael

Votes: 1,024

15. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 45

16. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

7.3
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When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Votes: 3,216

17. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

60 min | Comedy

8.5
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 292

18. The Wrong Box (1966)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Jeremy Lloyd

Votes: 2,530

19. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

91 min | Comedy

6.9
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 1,830

20. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Alf and Elsie are getting old, Rita's left home, Elsie's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

Votes: 386

21. Carry on, Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,600

22. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 517

23. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.1
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An aging Sir Hector Geste takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 1,755

24. Come Play with Me (1977)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

4.3
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A health-resort where both the clients and the employees easily take their clothes off and have a little fun is the setting of this sex-comedy.

Director: George Harrison Marks | Stars: Irene Handl, Alfie Bass, George Harrison Marks, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 169

25. Two Way Stretch (1960)

78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Peter Sellers, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 1,406

26. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 58

27. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.4
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The adventures of a superpowered grannie who fights crime in her commuity.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Votes: 276

28. Girl in the News (1940)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams, Roger Livesey

Votes: 137

29. Mr. Emmanuel (1944)

97 min | Drama

6.4
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An elderly Jew travels from Britain to pre-war Nazi Germany to find out what's really going on.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Felix Aylmer, Greta Gynt, Walter Rilla, Peter Mullins

Votes: 37

30. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 86

31. Wonderwall (1968)

92 min | Drama

5.6
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The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and... See full summary »

Director: Joe Massot | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis

Votes: 480

32. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.5
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A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 824

33. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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British scientist Peter Brady, while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns himself invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while working on a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 231

34. Morgan! (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness into trying to win her back.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl

Votes: 1,281

35. Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

101 min | Comedy

7.1
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On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Anne Heywood, Mylène Demongeot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 314

36. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

103 min | Music

6.5
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A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, Paul Cook

Votes: 1,675

37. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 352

38. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Timothy West, John Hudson

Votes: 19

39. The Hills of Donegal (1947)

85 min | Drama

5.3
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Director: John Argyle | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, James Etherington, Moore Marriott, John Bentley

Votes: 6

40. The Rag Trade (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Wanda Ventham

Votes: 44

41. 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Allan Jeayes, Peter Gawthorne

Votes: 913

42. Burnt Evidence (1954)

61 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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An unfaithful wife is going to leave her husband, a failing carpenter, but he finds out about her lover and a murder takes place. Police try to identify whether the burned body is her husband or her lover.

Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont, Donald Gray, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 30

43. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 36

44. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure

6.5
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In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 116

45. The Fosters (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Samuel Foster, a hard-working man trying to support his family in a South London multi-storey council flat. The Samuel character was based on the fictional character James Evans Sr. in Good... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 18

46. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

4.1
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While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

Director: Stanley A. Long | Stars: Christopher Neil, Suzy Kendall, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors

Votes: 220

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

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

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

Votes: 322

48. Smashing Time (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 274

49. Metal Mickey (1980–1983)

30 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Stainton, Georgina Melville, Ashley Knight, Lucinda Bateson

Votes: 105

50. Make Mine Mink (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, Elspeth Duxbury

Votes: 767