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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 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.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 16,287

2. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 12,797

3. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 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: 26,384

4. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 121,614

5. Merlin (2008–2012)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot who has soon become his best friend and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 58,635

6. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

7.9
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81 Metascore

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 371,057 | Gross: $23.62M

7. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 308,764 | Gross: $39.83M

8. Lovesick (2014– )

24 min | Comedy

8.1
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After finding out he has an STD, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.

Stars: Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings, Hannah Britland

Votes: 6,144

9. Atlantis (2013–2015)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 9,164

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

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 3,665

11. Born to Kill (2017)

180 min | Drama

6.8
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A haunting exploration of the mind of Sam, a teenager who's on the verge of acting out hidden psychopathic desires.

Stars: Simon Bubb, Harry Capehorn, Earl Cave, Elizabeth Counsell

Votes: 35

12. Dickensian (2015– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn

Votes: 1,598

13. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)

53 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale

Votes: 4,906

14. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,436

15. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 19,835 | Gross: $3.96M

16. The Edge of Love (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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39 Metascore

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Simon Armstrong

Votes: 13,923 | Gross: $0.03M

17. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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82 Metascore

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy

Votes: 12,278 | Gross: $1.12M

18. Plebs (2013– )

25 min | Comedy

8.0
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PLEBS follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - a city that happens to be Ancient Rome.

Stars: Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry, Ryan Sampson, Tom Basden

Votes: 3,436

19. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,709

20. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 864

21. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 512

22. Hamlet (2015 TV Movie)

217 min | Drama

8.6
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Leo Bill, Sian Brooke

Votes: 1,061

23. Frankenstein (2011 TV Movie)

130 min

9.1
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Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andreea Paduraru, Ella Smith

Votes: 1,394

24. Small Island (2009 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and... See full summary »

Director: John Alexander | Stars: Naomie Harris, Hugh Quarshie, Terence Frisch, Ruth Wilson

Votes: 955

25. Copying Beethoven (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

Votes: 11,468 | Gross: $0.35M

26. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 4,653 | Gross: $1.65M

27. Third Star (2010)

92 min | Drama

7.6
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

Director: Hattie Dalton | Stars: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Adam Robertson

Votes: 5,674

28. Good Vibrations (2012)

103 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Richard Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Adrian Dunbar

Votes: 3,826

29. The Carer (I) (2016)

89 min | Comedy

6.7
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When the question is to be or not to be, there is only one answer.

Director: János Edelényi | Stars: Brian Cox, Anna Chancellor, Emilia Fox, Coco König

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.01M

30. A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis

Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $1.43M

31. Mum (2016– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Cathy is attempting to move on with her life after the death of her husband. Through a year of new beginnings she rebuilds her life surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends.

Stars: Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Lisa McGrillis, Sam Swainsbury

Votes: 486

32. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,010

33. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 2,767 | Gross: $0.34M

34. Close My Eyes (1991)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $0.14M

35. Vanity Fair (1998– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary »

Stars: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, David Ross

Votes: 1,282

36. Is Anybody There? (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people's home run by his parents. Whilst his mother struggles to keep the family ... See full summary »

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, Ralph Riach

Votes: 4,212 | Gross: $2.02M

37. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

7.9
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

Votes: 216

38. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006– )

59 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee, Michael Sheen

Votes: 1,312

39. Pure (I) (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Harry Eden, Vinnie Hunter, Molly Parker, David Wenham

Votes: 2,296

40. The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003 TV Movie)

196 min | Drama

7.9
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Jodhi May, James Purefoy

Votes: 1,133

41. Aberfan: The Green Hollow (2016 TV Movie)

Documentary, Drama, History

8.2
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A film poem, by poet Owen Sheers, commemorating the Aberfan disaster. It crosses the "then and now" with a strong cast as well as by showing those who have survived the horror.

Director: Pip Broughton | Stars: Matthew Aubrey, Boyd Clack, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Matthew Gravelle

Votes: 25

42. The Sea (2013)

86 min | Drama

6.1
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60 Metascore

The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.

Director: Stephen Brown | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Joe Gallagher, Karen Scully

Votes: 222

43. Heidi (I) (2005)

104 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp, who lives isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially... See full summary »

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Emma Bolger, Max von Sydow, Geraldine Chaplin, Diana Rigg

Votes: 648

44. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 70

45. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

Votes: 2,104

46. The Tempest (1979)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.6
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Banished to a forsaken island, the Right Duke of Milan and sorcerer Prospero, gets the chance to vindicate the King of Naples, with the assistance of his airy spirit-servant, Ariel.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Heathcote Williams

Votes: 746

47. Rainbow (1972–1992)

22 min | Animation, Family

7.2
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates, Rod Burton

Votes: 420

48. Wittgenstein (1993)

72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Votes: 1,601

49. Frozen (I) (2005)

90 min | Thriller

5.8
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It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet McKoen | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth, Ger Ryan, Richard Armitage

Votes: 507

50. Kaleidoscope (II) (2016)

100 min | Thriller

5.8
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A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother.

Director: Rupert Jones | Stars: Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Deborah Findlay, Karl Johnson

Votes: 9