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1. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,773

2. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 17,096

3. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern

Votes: 9,641

4. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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Two worlds will collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde will reluctantly join forces to right wrongs and to protect the innocent.

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 3,547

5. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Approved | 82 min | Horror

7.4
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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling

Votes: 16,441

6. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama

8.7
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 746

7. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,822

8. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.2
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 3,570

9. The Girl Was Young (1937)

Unrated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 6,944

10. I'll Turn to You (1946)

97 min | Musical

5.1
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When a soldier returns from the Far East after the war, he and his wife have to adjust to life at home.

Director: Geoffrey Faithfull | Stars: Terry Randall, Don Stannard, Harry Welchman, Ann Codrington

Votes: 8

11. Enemy from Space (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

7.0
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 2,635

12. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 219

13. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 3,984

14. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 73

15. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

Votes: 1,305

16. I'll Walk Beside You (1943)

88 min | Drama

5.8
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John (Bird) & Anne (Brook) meet through music but are separated by war.

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Richard Bird, Lesley Brook, Percy Marmont, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 9

17. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.1
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 42

18. Escape (1948)

78 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland

Votes: 196

19. Rembrandt (1936)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,227

20. Fall of Eagles (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 407

21. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 53

22. The Upturned Glass (1947)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Mason, Ann Stephens

Votes: 405

23. I, Monster (1971)

PG | 75 min | Horror

5.9
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Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 951

24. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 32

25. Pool of London (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Earl Cameron

Votes: 309

26. The Ghost Train (1941)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill

Votes: 1,012

27. The Ghost Camera (1933)

66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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When a photograph is taken at the scene of a murder, the camera is tossed out of a castle window to destroy the evidence and lands in the back of a passing car belonging to chemist John ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Henry Kendall, Ida Lupino, John Mills, Victor Stanley

Votes: 231

28. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

Votes: 38

29. Quartet (1948)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming

Votes: 594

30. Gideon C.I.D. (1964– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson, Richard James

Votes: 99

31. My Brother's Keeper (1948)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Roome | Stars: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, David Tomlinson, Bill Owen

Votes: 155

32. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D'Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Ronald Lewis, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 332

33. The First Churchills (1969– )

50 min | History

8.5
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The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah.

Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 164

34. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 75

35. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns

Votes: 691

36. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

Directors: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon

Votes: 558

37. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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James Brodie (Robert Newton) is the only hatter in a small area in Scotland. Ruthless in business as well as at home, he is a tyrant to his family and intimidating to everyone he knows. But... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 209

38. The Hands of Orlac (1960)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A pianist has a transplant operation that gives him a new pair of hands. Unfortunately, the hands belonged to a murderer, and he finds the hands starting to take over his life and commit ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Dany Carrel, Christopher Lee, Lucile Saint-Simon

Votes: 286

39. Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Murray Head, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Green, Anthony Sharp

Votes: 168

40. Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Jean Kent, Dennis Price, Herbert Lom, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 190

41. Doctor Syn (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Adventure

6.3
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When customs and excise men arrive at the village of Dymchurch in Kent, they uncover an intricate smuggling network being coordinated by the local parson, Dr Syn. Unknown to all but a few ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder, Roy Emerton

Votes: 143

42. Daughter of Darkness (1948)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Anne Crawford, Maxwell Reed, George Thorpe, Barry Morse

Votes: 167

43. Vendetta (1966–1968)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Intrigue from the Mediterranean Islands as Danny Scipio dispenses his own brand of revenge against organized crime outfits around Europe.

Stars: Neil McCallum, Stelio Candelli, Kieron Moore, Kenneth J. Warren

Votes: 8

44. The Phantom Fiend (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Romance

5.8
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This was the first sound remake of the Hitchcock silent classic inspired by the Jack the Ripper legend. Ivor Novello, who played the title role and headed the team writing the script, was ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest

Votes: 211

45. The Secret Four (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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The Four Men of the title are British WWI veterans who decide to work secretly against enemies of the country. They aren't above a bit of murder or sabotage to serve their ends, but they ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Griffith Jones, Francis L. Sullivan, Frank Lawton

Votes: 84

46. The Green Scarf (1954)

96 min | Mystery

7.8
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Maitre Deliot, (Michael Redgrave) convinced a deaf, dumb, and blind man accused of murder is innocent, battles in the courtroom to prove his innocence as well as find the real murderer.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo Genn, Kieron Moore

Votes: 30

47. Back-Room Boy (1942)

82 min | Comedy

6.6
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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 160

48. Convict 99 (1938)

91 min | Comedy

7.1
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A disgraced school master, Benjamin Twist, is mistaken for a tough prison governor and assigned the charge of a prison for particularly hardened criminals. Believing he is being sent to a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 326

49. Tread Softly Stranger (1958)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An irresistible temptress causes trouble between two brothers when the more handsome charismatic ones turns up, leading to robbery and death.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Diana Dors, George Baker, Terence Morgan, Patrick Allen

Votes: 229

50. The Root of All Evil (1947)

110 min | Drama

6.8
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A girl from an impoverished family is jilted by her rich fiance, whose father doesn't approve. She decides to take revenge against them, and determines to let nothing or no one stop her from getting to the top.

Director: Brock Williams | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Michael Rennie, John McCallum, Brefni O'Rorke

Votes: 102