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1. The Third Man (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 124,737 | Gross: $0.45M

2. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 5,282

3. Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 3,387

4. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 6,229

5. 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: 538

6. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,720

7. Our Man in Havana (1959)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 3,781

8. Dangerous Cargo (1954)

61 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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A gang tries to rob a cargo of bullion from an airport.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Susan Stephen, Jack Watling, Karel Stepanek, Richard Pearson

Votes: 38

9. City Beneath the Sea (1953)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball

Votes: 319

10. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.8
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 6,092 | Gross: $0.06M

11. No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 2,477

12. The Third Visitor (1951)

85 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Sonia Dresdel, Guy Middleton, Hubert Gregg, Colin Gordon

Votes: 54

13. At Dawn We Die (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.6
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Mayor's daughter poses as collaborator to help British agent escape to England with vital information to help the allied war effort.

Director: George King | Stars: John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Sinclair, Greta Gynt

Votes: 74

14. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

4.0
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An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 1,521

15. Affair in Trinidad (1952)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis

Votes: 1,324

16. 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: 88

17. Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1956– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts, Eric Pohlmann, Doris Nolan

Votes: 81

18. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

Votes: 1,269

19. 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: 54

20. Never Let Me Go (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn

Votes: 553

21. Operation Amsterdam (1959)

104 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England.

Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox

Votes: 482

22. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

Votes: 423

23. 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 five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 37

24. The Games (1970)

G | 100 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 294

25. 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

26. Give Us This Day (1949)

Passed | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan, Charles Goldner

Votes: 229

27. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 110

28. Conspirator (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Thriller, Drama

6.1
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On a visit to London, 18 year-old American Melinda Greyton goes to her first party, a Regimental ball. There she meets and falls madly in love with Major Michael Curragh, a handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Flemyng, Harold Warrender

Votes: 596

29. The Frozen Dead (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.1
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A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert, Kathleen Breck

Votes: 418

30. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

7.1
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In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 693

31. Cairo Road (1950)

83 min | Drama, Crime

6.0
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The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Eric Portman, Laurence Harvey, Maria Mauban, Camelia

Votes: 66

32. The File of the Golden Goose (1969)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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U.S. Agent Novak and Scotland Yard Officer Thompson go undercover to infiltrate a counterfeit organization.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Yul Brynner, Charles Gray, Edward Woodward, John Barrie

Votes: 337

33. Mogul (1965–1972)

50 min | Drama

7.3
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Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett, Robert Hardy

Votes: 33

34. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 570

35. Before Winter Comes (1969)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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After World War II, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Topol, Anna Karina, John Hurt

Votes: 198

36. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.7
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Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.

Director: Jeffrey Young | Stars: Barry Primus, David Downing, Susan Tyrrell, Philip Shafer

Votes: 40

37. Broken Journey (1948)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Michael C. Chorlton | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Margot Grahame, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 121

38. The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965)

96 min | Comedy

6.1
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Dauntless British agent Charles Vine is called upon to escort to London the famed Swedish scientist Henrik Jacobs to negotiate the sale of a secret formula. However, sinister forces ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Tom Adams, Karel Stepanek, Peter Bull, John Arnatt

Votes: 103

39. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 35

40. I Aim at the Stars (1960)

107 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala

Votes: 142

41. Secret Mission (1942)

94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.4
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In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather information about the German forces for a planned invasion.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

Votes: 264

42. A Prize of Gold (1955)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Sgt. Joe Lawrence is an American Army officer who falls in love with a refugee trying to raise enough money to move a group of German orphans to South America, where they can start life ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Widmark, Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, George Cole

Votes: 150

43. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court-martialed. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 214

44. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 22

45. Man of the Moment (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Lana Morris, Belinda Lee, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 377

46. The Great Manhunt (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Walter Rilla

Votes: 169

47. Counterblast (1948)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 147

48. Shoot First (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Robert Taine and his wife Cecily live in a village in England. While hunting on some land he has recently purchased, he shoots a load of buckshot at a man he thinks is... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laurence Naismith, Denis Lehrer, Marius Goring

Votes: 202

49. Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful.

Director: Phil Jutzi | Stars: Heinrich George, Maria Bard, Margarete Schlegel, Bernhard Minetti

Votes: 474

50. The Man in the Road (1956)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Communist agents trail an important scientist to try to steal his top-secret new formula.

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Derek Farr, Ella Raines, Donald Wolfit, Lisa Daniely

Votes: 112