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1. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 14,908

2. The Fourth Protocol (1987)

R | 119 min | Thriller

6.5
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John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 7,342 | Gross: $12.42M

3. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

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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: 88

4. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 166

5. Beyond the Limit (1983)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 946 | Gross: $4.80M

6. The Last of the Finest (1990)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton

Votes: 824 | Gross: $1.53M

7. Quicksand (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 1,917

8. Looking After Jo Jo (1998– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Set on an Edinburgh council estate in the bleak 1980's rising drug dealer Jo-Jo McCann is hellbent on gaining money and power at all costs.

Stars: Jenny McCrindle, Aline Mowat, Ryan John Monaghan, Julie T. Wallace

Votes: 261

9. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Tobin Bell, Joe Cortese

Votes: 1,223 | Gross: $0.92M

10. A Sense of Freedom (1979)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The life and imprisonment of Glasgow hard man and gangster Jimmy Boyle.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan, Alex Norton

Votes: 333

11. Act of Vengeance (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 493

12. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 631

13. The Innocent (1985)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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This densely-packed film is based on a book by Tom Hart about the struggles of a young Yorkshire boy trying to come to grips with squabbling parents, a doctor who wants to institutionalize ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Andrew Hawley, Kika Markham, Kate Foster, Liam Neeson

Votes: 53

14. The Infiltrator (1995 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A freelancer reporter goes undercover and joins a Neo-Nazi hate group.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Oliver Platt, Arliss Howard, Tony Haygarth, Michael Byrne

Votes: 581

15. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 33

16. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 59

17. Country Matters (1972– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Peter Firth, Rosalind Ayres, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen

Votes: 49

18. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Ellis Cooper, wife Vivienne, grandmother and their three children are relocated from London to a rural town Angleton by his employer. Helping them adjust to country living are the Harkers whose father also works for Eden Brothers.

Stars: Gladys Henson, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gerald Cross, Michael Collins

Votes: 24

19. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )

309 min | Mystery

7.2
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The cases of a disabled jockey turned private detective specializing in investigations involving horse racing.

Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, James Maxwell, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 47

20. Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

GP | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hemmings, Carolyn Seymour, Douglas Wilmer, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 417

21. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

22. Voyage (1993 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Thriller

5.4
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Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 569

23. Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history. Aldrich Ames was a middle class CIA agent, whose problems with alcohol and ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Joan Plowright, Elizabeth Peña, C. David Johnson

Votes: 276

24. The McCartney Years (2007 Video)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.9
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A career-spanning anthology collecting the music videos of Paul McCartney's solo career.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Kevin Godley, Richard Heslop, Simon Hilton, John Landis, John Mackenzie, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Matthew Robinson, John Schlesinger, Julien Temple | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, James Coburn, Blair Cunningham

Votes: 57

25. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8

26. Apaches (1977)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A group of children play at being "Apaches" on an English farm, ignoring all safety precautions. One by one they die a variety of gruesome deaths.

Director: John Mackenzie

Votes: 117

27. Made (1972)

R | 101 min | Drama

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The story of the relationship between a young single mother and an insecure rock star.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Carol White, Roy Harper, John Castle, Margery Mason

Votes: 67

28. One Brief Summer (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Felicity Gibson, Clifford Evans, Jennifer Hilary, Jan Holden

Votes: 7

29. The Media Show (1987–1991)

60 min | Documentary

6.0
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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 9

30. Paul McCartney: Take It Away (1982 TV Movie)

4 min | Music

6.8
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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Paul McCartney, Steve Gadd, John Hurt, George Martin

Votes: 5

31. British Film Forever (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 65

32. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

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Stars: Phil Daniels, Virginia Balfour, John Barrett, David Daker

Votes: 7

33. The Jazz Age (1968– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Anthology series of plays set during the 1920's.

Stars: Kevin McHugh, David Garfield, Arthur Hewlett, Philippa Gail

34. Say No to Strangers (1981)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Tommy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Lawrence James

Votes: 10

35. Bloody Business (2006 Video)

55 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Perry Martin | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Barry Hanson, Bob Hoskins, John Mackenzie

Votes: 12

36. Cast & Crew (2002– )

40 min | Documentary

7.6
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Members of the cast & crew of old movies are reunited to discuss the film retrospectively, and also revisit some original locations.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Alan Sillitoe, Stephen Frears, John Dankworth

Votes: 7

37. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: A Passage to England (1975)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Colin Welland, Jake D'Arcy, Emily Bolton, Renu Setna

38. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Bangelstein's Boys (1969)

Drama

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The team's off on the annual rugby tour. Every year it's the same, but this time a sour note threatens. Tommy and Jack have bone to pick with their sister's husband, Dave. Dave has a ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Robert Booth, Lesley Daine, June Ellis, Adrienne Frame

39. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Deadly Voyage (1996)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Omar Epps, Joss Ackland, Sean Pertwee, David Suchet

Votes: 545

40. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Double Dare (1976)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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For the BBC's PLAY FOR TODAY series, Dennis Potter wrote this reflexive commentary on writers and actresses, the first Potter production to be done entirely on film. Playwright Martin Ellis... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Alan Dobie, Kika Markham, Malcolm Terris, Joe Melia

Votes: 31

41. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.137 (1967)

Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: June Bland, Robert Brown, Alan Browning, Jeremy Bulloch

42. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.138 (1967)

Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: June Bland, Bernard Brown, Robert Brown, Alan Browning

43. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.143 (1967)

Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: June Bland, Robert Brown, Alan Browning, Jeremy Bulloch

44. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.144 (1967)

Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Alan Browning, Jeremy Bulloch, Naomi Chance, Michael Collins

45. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.151 (1967)

Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Anthony Baird, June Bland, Alan Browning, Jeremy Bulloch

46. The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Episode: Episode #1.152 (1967)

Drama

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Timothy Bateson, June Bland, Alan Browning, Jeremy Bulloch

47. The Media Show (1987–1991)
Episode: Episode #6.6 (1990)

Documentary

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Director: Denman Rooke | Stars: Emma Freud, Clare Beavan, Michael Cashman, Julian Clary

48. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Guns, Gangsters and Getaways: The Story of the British Crime Thriller (2007)

99 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Directors: Bob Bentley, Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Daniel Craig, Michael Caine, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 10

49. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Hardship, Humour and Heroes: The Story of British Realism (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Phil Davis, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach

50. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Horses for Courses (1979)

52 min | Mystery

9.0
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A long shot comes home first, and a bookie loses big. Sid and Chico discover a complex scheme for fixing bets, a web of shady outside interests, and a thug who kills to guarantee silence. Soon Sid's own life hangs in the balance.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, Jan Francis, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 7