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1. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

8.0
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An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912.

Writers: Walter Lord, Eric Ambler | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 9,529

2. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Williams, Margaret Vyner | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Votes: 2,835

3. Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William Mervyn

Votes: 2,657

4. The Magic Christian (1969)

M | 92 min | Comedy

6.2
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Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.

Writers: Terry Southern, Joseph McGrath, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Peter Sellers | Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston

Votes: 2,259

5. The V.I.P.s (1963)

119 min | Drama

6.3
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 2,136

6. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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The series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Richard Bellamy, the head of the household, is a member of Parliament, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 1,667

7. Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

2.8
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The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs, including the Prime Minister and the American ... See full summary »

Writer: Lance Peters | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,207

8. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Writers: Gilbert Wakefield, Lajos Biró, Ian Dalrymple, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 772

9. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.1
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Writers: Morton S. Fine, Nico Mastorakis, Win Wells | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 743

10. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 589

11. Vampire Over London (1952)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Horror

3.1
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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped... See full summary »

Writer: Val Valentine | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan, Philip Leaver

Votes: 483

12. Perfect Friday (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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The deputy manager of a London bank has worked out a way to rob the branch of £200,000. When he becomes involved with the attractive Lady Dorset he decides to go ahead with his plan. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Greville-Bell, Scott Forbes | Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stanley Baker, David Warner, Patience Collier

Votes: 341

13. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Noel Langley | Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 259

14. Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971)

G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.0
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Beatrix Potter's most beloved characters spring to life in this live-action classic.

Writers: Christine Edzard, Richard B. Goodwin, Beatrix Potter | Director: Reginald Mills | Stars: Frederick Ashton, Alexander Grant, Julie Wood, Ann Howard

Votes: 244

15. Innocents in Paris (1953)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

Writer: Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Alastair Sim, Ronald Shiner, Claire Bloom, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 196

16. I Thank a Fool (1962)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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A physician Christine Allison)is employed by an attorney, played by Peter Finch, who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife.

Writers: Audrey Erskine-Lindop, Karl Tunberg | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 186

17. Terry and June (1979–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Terry Scott and June Whitfield star as Terry and June Medford. Both of them are middle-aged and finds the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives.

Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh, Rosemary Frankau

Votes: 176

18. The Whole Truth (1958)

84 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A movie executive is framed for the murder of his beautiful promiscuous leading lady by her jealous, estranged husband.

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Philip Mackie | Directors: John Guillermin, Dan Cohen | Stars: Stewart Granger, Donna Reed, George Sanders, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 175

19. The Bridal Path (1959)

95 min | Comedy

6.8
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Tranter, Frank Launder, Geoffrey Willans | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 168

20. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 142

21. It's Great to Be Young! (1956)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Mr. Dingle is the popular music teacher in an English school, but when the headmaster threatens to close down the school band (partly because of Dingle's fondness of more modern music) then... See full summary »

Writer: Ted Willis | Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: John Mills, Cecil Parker, John Salew, Elizabeth Kentish

Votes: 140

22. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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 »

Creator: Richard Gordon | Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton

Votes: 135

23. Fiona (1977)

R | 80 min | Comedy

4.4
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Heavily fictionalised 'autobiography' of 70s sex superstar Fiona Richmond.

Writers: James Kenelm Clarke, Michael Robson | Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Fiona Richmond, Anthony Steel, David Cole, Neil Cunningham

Votes: 135

24. Play for Today (1970–1987)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 128

25. Ladies Who Do (1963)

85 min | Comedy

7.1
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The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.

Writers: John Bignall, Michael Pertwee | Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Peggy Mount, Robert Morley, Harry H. Corbett, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 124

26. Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978)

90 min | Comedy

3.8
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Young Rosie Dixon starts her nurse training at St Adelaide's Hospital, but the student doctors and randy male patients just can't keep their hands off her.

Writers: Christopher Wood, Justin Cartwright | Director: Justin Cartwright | Stars: Debbie Ash, Carolyne Argyle, Beryl Reid, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 122

27. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 108

28. Wodehouse Playhouse (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A series of dramatisations of some of P.G. Wodehouse's comic short stories - in which P.G. Wodehouse, himself, introduced some of the early episodes.

Stars: John Alderton, Pauline Collins, P.G. Wodehouse, Paul McDowell

Votes: 77

29. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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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: 75

30. The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)

100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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The honourable Mark St. Neots is playing with some 'chums' when he meets and is bowled over by Sylvia. As he grows older he retains his image of this beautiful young girl with the red hair.... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Harold French | Stars: Moira Shearer, John Justin, Roland Culver, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 67

31. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.5
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Creator: A.J. Cronin | Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 65

32. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Gordon | Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark

Votes: 60

33. King's Rhapsody (1955)

93 min | Drama, Romance, Musical

5.4
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Writers: Ivor Novello, Pamela Bower, Christopher Hassall, A.P. Herbert | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Martita Hunt

Votes: 59

34. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 55

35. Tamahine (1963)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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A free-spirited young Polynesian girl is sent to live with her uncle in England. The many social and other rules new to her that she encounters there, as well as attention from student body of a local school cause much hilarity.

Writers: Denis Cannan, Thelma Nicklaus | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Nancy Kwan, John Fraser, Dennis Price, Coral Browne

Votes: 53

36. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: I Dies from Love (1972)

50 min | Drama

8.9
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Upstairs, Lady Majorie and friends plan an outing for the servants. However, Downstairs there is romantic intrigue going on between Emily and the next door footman.

Writers: Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady | Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 53

37. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Suitable Marriage (1971)

51 min | Drama

8.3
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Elizabeth decides not to marry Angus and is captivated by a German-baron visiting England at Christmas.

Writer: Jeremy Paul | Director: Joan Kemp-Welch | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Rachel Gurney, Nicola Pagett, David Langton

Votes: 51

38. Dry Rot (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.4
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A trio of not particularly bright bookmakers tries to fix a horse race.

Writer: John T. Chapman | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix, Peggy Mount, Lee Patterson

Votes: 48

39. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

5.7
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Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro, Mike Newman

Votes: 45

40. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Whither Shall I Wander? (1975)

55 min | Drama

9.1
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After nearly 30 years, the Bellamy saga ends with the sale of 165 Eaton Place and a fresh beginning for every member of the household.

Writer: John Hawkesworth | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Raymond Huntley, Hannah Gordon, David Langton

Votes: 44

41. Maytime in Mayfair (1949)

94 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Penniless man-about-town Michael Gore-Brown is delighted to hear he has been left a high-class Mayfair fashion salon. His intention is to sell it as quickly as possible, but on meeting ... See full summary »

Writer: Nicholas Phipps | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Peter Graves, Nicholas Phipps

Votes: 42

42. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Guest of Honour (1972)

48 min | Drama

8.9
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Mrs. Bridges is the envy of every cook in Mayfair and Belgravia when His Majesty, King Edward VII dines at Eaton Place.

Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh

Votes: 42

43. Within These Walls (1974–1978)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Drama inside a women's prison.

Creator: David Butler | Stars: Jerome Willis, Mona Bruce, Denys Hawthorne, Googie Withers

Votes: 41

44. Loser Takes All (1956)

88 min | Comedy

5.2
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Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thirlled that he send he, and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, Robert Morley, Tony Britton

Votes: 41

45. Child in the House (1956)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

Writers: Cy Endfield, Janet McNeill | Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman, Stanley Baker, Mandy Miller

Votes: 37

46. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

Votes: 36

47. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Family Secret (1973)

51 min | Drama

8.3
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The race is on downstairs -- who will marry first upstairs -- Captain James or his father, Richard?

Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy | Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Meg Wynn Owen, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Joan Benham

Votes: 36

48. Hancock (1963– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Tony Hancock, Wilfrid Lawson, Denholm Elliott, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 35

49. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Family Gathering (1973)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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Elizabeth's affair with Julius is over, James returns to England with his fiancée, Phyllis, and a major event marks the end of an era.

Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy | Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, David Langton, Donald Burton

Votes: 35

50. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: For Love of Love (1972)

49 min | Drama

8.0
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Despite their disdain for social conventions, Elizabeth marries Fabian socialist and poet, Lawrence Kirbridge, in a traditional church service and all of its trappings.

Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Rachel Gurney, David Langton

Votes: 35