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1. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.1
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56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta | Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

2. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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96 Metascore

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

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

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 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.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

4. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

5. Romeo & Juliet (II) (2013)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.7
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41 Metascore

Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.

Writers: Julian Fellowes, William Shakespeare | Director: Carlo Carlei | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Laura Morante

6. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.1
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sue Nicholls

7. North & South (2004 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

8. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

4.9
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Creator: Kevin Laffan | Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Elizabeth Estensen, Mark Charnock, Charley Webb

9. Spike Island (2012)

105 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses.

Writer: Chris Coghill | Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy, Adam Long

10. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Robert Zemeckis | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

11. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

Stars: William Gaminara, Emilia Fox, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

12. Clone (2010)

111 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.

Writer: Benedek Fliegauf | Director: Benedek Fliegauf | Stars: Eva Green, Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight

13. Fleming (2014 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Lara Pulver, Samuel West, Anna Chancellor

14. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

15. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

16. Cranford (2007– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Deborah Findlay

17. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A dramatization of the conception, birth and early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Writer: Mark Gatiss | Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

18. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

19. Loose Women (1999– )

45 min | Talk-Show

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Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.

Stars: Carol McGiffin, Jane McDonald, Sherrie Hewson, Andrea McLean

20. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

21. Ashes (I) (2012)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Frank (Ray Winstone) is confined to a residential home, stricken with Alzheimer's - past, present ad future steadily disintegrating. Then one day, James (Jim Sturgess) appears, wanting to ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Viragh | Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Luke Evans, Jim Sturgess, Ray Winstone, Jodie Whittaker

22. The Christmas Candle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Drama

5.2
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33 Metascore

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. ... See full summary »

Writers: Candace Lee, Max Lucado, Eric Newman | Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy

23. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado."

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

24. Soldier Soldier (1991–1997)

50 min | Drama

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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

Creator: Lucy Gannon | Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell

25. All or Nothing (2002)

R | 128 min | Drama, Comedy

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72 Metascore

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Alison Garland

26. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Creators: Ted Childs, Susan Rogers | Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

27. A Five Star Life (2013)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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51 Metascore

Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi | Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Henry Arnold, Eirik Bar, Alessia Barela

28. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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

29. High Hopes (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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84 Metascore

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson

30. The Go-Between (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama | Post-production

An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.

Writers: L.P. Hartley, Adrian Hodges | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Joanna Vanderham, Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville

31. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.2
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Goldsmith | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

32. Chattahoochee (1989)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Writer: James Hicks | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

33. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A woman can not accept that her boyfriend dumped her.

Writer: Shelagh Delaney | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Stratford Johns

34. The Queen (2009– )

Drama

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This docudrama focuses on five key events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Combining narration, interviews, archival footage and dramatic recreations (with 5 different actresses ... See full summary »

Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Emilia Fox

35. Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist (2014)

Family | Post-production

An orphan who practices hypnosis faces off against a bank robber who wants her book on the art form.

Writers: Tom Butterworth, Georgia Byng, Chris Hurford | Director: Christopher N. Rowley | Stars: Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Anne-Marie Duff, Joan Collins

36. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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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

37. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »

Writer: Hanif Kureishi | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Claire Bloom, Frances Barber, Ayub Khan-Din

38. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)

96 min | Crime, Drama

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(from the UK release DVD jacket) In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence... See full synopsis »

Writers: Thomas Clay, Joseph Lang | Director: Thomas Clay | Stars: Nikki Albon, Zoey Campbell, Stephanie de Whalley, Phil Deguara

39. Painted Lady (1997 TV Movie)

204 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction,... See full summary »

Writer: Allan Cubitt | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Franco Nero, Michael Maloney

40. Sparkle (2007)

100 min | Comedy

6.1
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Sam is a charming, young chancer who moves to London. His best laid plans for success suffer a real setback when true love turns his world upside down in the most unexpected of circumstances.

Writers: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Stars: Stockard Channing, Shaun Evans, Anthony Head, Bob Hoskins

41. Mayday (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Thriller

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Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.

Stars: Koko Anglo, Matthew Ashforde, Caroline Berry, Daniel Coonan

42. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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

43. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

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Creator: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

44. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

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Stars: Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham, John Kavanagh

45. General Hospital (1972–1980)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Lewis Jones, David Garth, James Kerry, Ian White

46. Rose and Maloney (2002– )

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Cases of a woman and her male assistant who work for the fictional CJRA (Criminal Justice Review Agency), an organization which seeks out miscarriages of justice.

Creator: Bryan Elsley | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Philip Davis, Nisha Nayar, Susan Brown

47. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Creator: Terence Feely | Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

48. The Cazalets (2001– )

Drama, War

7.4
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Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville, Joanna Page

49. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

50. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Leigh, Barry Norman