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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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: 17,175

2. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 373,331 | Gross: $63.54M

3. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 7,440

4. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

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

Votes: 3,592

5. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,194

6. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 182,903 | Gross: $51.68M

7. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.1
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 424

8. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television series, which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid 1970s, starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,262

9. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Votes: 33,551 | Gross: $1.54M

10. 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.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 420

11. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

Votes: 1,201

12. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 235

13. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 1,807

14. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 2,992

15. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 336

16. 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 seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

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

Votes: 535

17. Virtual Sexuality (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A frustrated teenage girl creates her perfect man in a virtual reality machine and in a freak accident gives him life with hilarious results!

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Laura Fraser, Rupert Penry-Jones, Luke de Lacey, Kieran O'Brien

Votes: 2,615 | Gross: $0.04M

18. Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón

Votes: 2,141 | Gross: $0.26M

19. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 152

20. Playing the Field (1998–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Ineson, Jo McInnes, Melanie Hill, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 231

21. Survivors (1975–1977)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must rebuild humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. "Survivors" is a study of man vs. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Votes: 847

22. The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)

69 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean

Votes: 1,133

23. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

Votes: 197

24. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Drama

6.4
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An anthology drama series.

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

Votes: 48

25. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 129

26. Timeslip (1970– )

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Simon and Liz were teenage friends who fell into a time hole and found themselves trapped in various periods of the 20th century, where they encounter all sorts of adventures. Many of them ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Votes: 118

27. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Denis Carey

Votes: 130

28. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Stars: Gillian Martell, Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Dean Lepley

Votes: 62

29. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

Votes: 39

30. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 32

31. Dandelion Dead (1994– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drama based on the true story of a solicitor who in 1922 found himself at the center of one of Britain's most notorious murder trials.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sarah Miles, David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 195

32. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 57

33. Softly Softly: Task Force (1969– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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1970s BBC police drama with experienced cop DCS Charlie Barlow. and DS John Watt who lead a task force charged with tackling the toughest chases Thamesford has to offer.

Stars: Frank Windsor, Norman Bowler, David Lloyd Meredith, Terence Rigby

Votes: 28

34. Paper Mask (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe, Frederick Treves, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 501

35. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 161 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 167

36. Law & Order (1978– )

80 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.

Stars: Peter Dean, Derek Martin, Deirdre Costello, Billy Cornelius

Votes: 65

37. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 59

38. Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.

Director: Jon Scoffield | Stars: Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, Rosemary McHale, Mavis Taylor Blake

Votes: 109

39. 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: 48

40. The Expert (1968–1976)

50 min

8.8
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Marius Goring plays a Forensic Scientist, working not only for the police, but also for other interested parties.

Stars: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Votes: 12

41. Romeo and Juliet (1976 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Romeo falls in love with the beautiful young Juliet, but their warring families spell tragedy for the lovers.

Director: Joan Kemp-Welch | Stars: Christopher Neame, Ann Hasson, Laurence Payne, Mary Kenton

Votes: 46

42. The Manageress (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama, Sport

8.2
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A woman takes over as the manager of a football team

Stars: Warren Clarke, Cherie Lunghi, Tom Georgeson, Glyn Grimstead

Votes: 66

43. Foreign Affairs (1993 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Two couples find love and comfort in London. A reserved, but lonely aging American female college professor meets a self-confident, married, but disillusioned aging American and aging English actress meets a young lively American.

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Brian Dennehy, Eric Stoltz, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 131

44. Saracen (1989– )

60 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Stars: Christian Burgess, Patrick James Clarke, Michael Byrne, John Bennett

Votes: 26

45. Everyday Maths (1978–1979)

20 min

8.3
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Stars: Arthur English, Jack Wild, Sam Kydd, Mike Mungarvan

Votes: 9

46. The Regiment (1972– )

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Christopher Cazenove, Denis Lill, Bernard Brown, Wendy Allnutt

47. Village Hall (1974–1975)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Anthology series with each episode a different story set in a village hall.

Stars: Reginald Barratt, Priscilla Morgan, Frank Crompton, Stella Moray

Votes: 10

48. T-Bag Bounces Back (1987)

20 min | Family

7.3
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T. Bag has regained her powers and calls her former servant, Thomas, into a storybook and makes him serve her tea again as 'T.Shirt'. Debbie follows her friend and soon discovers she has to... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Estensen, Jennie Stallwood, John Hasler, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 24

49. Company and Co (1976– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Isabel Dean, Simon Williams, Philip Lowrie, Kenny Clayton

50. A Little Bit of Wisdom (1974–1976)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Stars: Norman Wisdom, Neil McCarthy, Robert Keegan, Frances White

Votes: 11