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1. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 5,657 | Gross: $4.96M

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,740

3. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 1,939

4. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 949

5. Brideshead Revisited (1981– )

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 4,869

6. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 524

7. Catweazle (1970–1971)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.

Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Robin Davies, Gary Warren, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 543

8. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 196

9. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 837

10. Georgy Girl (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 2,799

11. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

7.1
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A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston

Votes: 9,347

12. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,882

13. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 6,365

14. My Brother's Keeper (1948)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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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: 141

15. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 244

16. Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,723

17. Angels (1975–1983)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Carol Holmes, Joanna Monro, Shirley Cheriton, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 60

18. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Graham Stark

Votes: 17

19. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)

G | 89 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A villain named McCreep steals the Smurfs' magic flute, an instrument that makes people dance wildly, and uses it to rob them. The Smurf King sends out Peewit to track down the thief and retrieve the flute.

Director: Peyo | Stars: Georges Atlas, Jacques Balutin, Angelo Bardi, Jacques Ciron

Votes: 921

20. Emergency-Ward 10 (1957–1967)

30 min | Drama

6.2
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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.

Stars: Jill Browne, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington

Votes: 26

21. Carry on Regardless (1961)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,428

22. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter

Votes: 831

23. Carry on Cabby (1963)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic owner Charlie starts neglecting Peggy, his wife. Suddenly a fleet of rival taxis appears from nowhere and start pinching all the... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,710

24. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

119 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,286

25. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 776

26. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 86

27. Performance (1992– )

Drama

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

Votes: 39

28. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, John Mills

Votes: 45

29. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 93

30. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 36

31. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 31

32. Blankety Blank (1979–2016)

30 min | Game-Show

6.3
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Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

Stars: Les Dawson, Terry Wogan, Paul O'Grady, Lorraine Chase

Votes: 111

33. The Comeback (1978)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Bill Owen

Votes: 547

34. 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: 51

35. 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

36. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,018

37. Sally Ann (1979– )

60 min | Drama

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Drama surrounding families and members' involvement in a local Salvation Army centre.

Stars: Gerald James, Sam Kydd, Carol Leader, Stephanie Cole

38. Romance with a Double Bass (1974)

40 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

7.4
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A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: John Cleese, Connie Booth, Graham Crowden, Desmond Jones

Votes: 402

39. Operation Snafu (1961)

89 min | Comedy, War

5.7
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Victor Maddern, Harry Locke

Votes: 342

40. Holiday Camp (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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The Huggett family go to a holiday camp, and get involved in crooked card players, a murderer on the run, and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Flora Robson, Dennis Price, Jack Warner, Hazel Court

Votes: 223

41. Daybreak (1948)

75 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames. Tragedy strikes when the hangman's assistant tries to seduce his ... See full summary »

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Ann Todd, Eric Portman, Maxwell Reed, Edward Rigby

Votes: 122

42. CBS Children's Film Festival (1967–1978)

Family

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.

Stars: Perry Benson, Anoop Singh, Raymond Boal, Joey Davidson

Votes: 41

43. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 25

44. Shirley's World (1971–1972)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Shirley Logan is a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer and Dennis Croft, her London based editor.

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John Gregson, Rodney Bewes, Stuart Damon

Votes: 17

45. The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

110 min | Adventure, Biography, Family

6.3
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After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Peter McEnery, Susan Hampshire, Tom Adams, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 269

46. Hotel Sahara (1951)

96 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.5
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In WW2,desert hotel proprietors Emad and Yasmin are caught between the warring armies and have to constantly shift their political allegiance to whichever army happens to control the area.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov, David Tomlinson, Roland Culver

Votes: 173

47. Love Story (1963–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: T.P. McKenna, Frances Cuka, Keith Barron, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 49

48. In Celebration (1975)

PG | 131 min | Drama

7.2
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In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Alan Bates, Brian Cox, Gabrielle Daye, Bill Owen

Votes: 230

49. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 21

50. The Shakedown (1960)

92 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Terence Morgan, Hazel Court, Donald Pleasence, Bill Owen

Votes: 111