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1. The 39 Steps (1935)

Unrated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 41,117

2. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

7.8
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 12,122

3. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 10,543

4. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Passed | 163 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 10,223

5. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 6,110

6. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,964

7. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson

Votes: 4,835

8. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 4,583

9. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 4,544

10. The Four Feathers (1939)

Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

Votes: 4,495

11. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,024

12. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,189

13. The Reptile (1966)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

6.2
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In a Cornish village, various locals die from mysterious snake bites, but the coroner rules the deaths as heart attacks, until a family of newcomers starts an investigation.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Ray Barrett, Jacqueline Pearce

Votes: 2,271

14. Dad's Army (1971)

G | 95 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 2,186

15. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

Votes: 2,176

16. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,890

17. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

45 min | Comedy

7.9
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 1,843

18. The Shame of Mary Boyle (1929)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill

Votes: 1,601

19. The Edge of the World (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

Votes: 1,298

20. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden

Votes: 1,273

21. 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: 1,250

22. Madeleine (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks

Votes: 952

23. Kidnapped (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, John Laurie

Votes: 909

24. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

93 min | Comedy

7.2
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 899

25. The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

Votes: 823

26. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

5.0
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An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 821

27. The Black Knight (1954)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure

5.2
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As a blacksmith John can't hope to win the hand of Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeonil. Off he goes to prove himself a noble knight. He makes himself a suit of armor with a winged chicken... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

Votes: 538

28. Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero, Bobby Howes

Votes: 530

29. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Lighthearted romp of a pre-war spy story: quirky British secret service man finds out who's using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

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

Votes: 516

30. As You Like It (1936)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Czinner | Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley

Votes: 510

31. Trio (1950)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French | Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer, Lana Morris

Votes: 433

32. The Inheritance (1947)

98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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Following her father's death, a British teen-aged heiress goes to live with her guardian uncle who is broke and scheming to murder his niece for her vast inheritance.

Director: Charles Frank | Stars: Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou, Derek Bond

Votes: 428

33. Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

102 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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An Englishman takes possession of his grandfather's Canadian land but he faces various challenges such as disgruntled locals, a ruthless contractor, a new power dam and his own bad health.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig, Barbara Murray

Votes: 397

34. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.3
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 383

35. Encore (1951)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera.

Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor

Votes: 348

36. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

Votes: 338

37. Man of Evil (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny witnesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Ann Stephens, Gloria Sydney

Votes: 327

38. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 299

39. Siege of the Saxons (1963)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History

4.6
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King Arthur learns one of his knights is plotting to take over and marry his daughter. After the King's death, the Knight wishing to marry the princess is ordered by the great wizard Merlin... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard, John Laurie

Votes: 289

40. Adventure for Two (1943)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 284

41. The Gentle Sex (1943)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

Directors: Leslie Howard, Maurice Elvey | Stars: Joan Gates, Jean Gillie, Joan Greenwood, Joyce Howard

Votes: 261

42. Mine Own Executioner (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley, Christine Norden

Votes: 231

43. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

Votes: 201

44. Strike! (1934)

69 min | Drama

6.0
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David Barr is the manager and chief designer of a British shipyard (when we still built ships). The shipyard is in financial trouble but Barr has a design for a new ship that will save them... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Banks, Carol Goodner, Frank Vosper, Alfred Drayton

Votes: 185

45. Ladies Who Do (1963)

85 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 184

46. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 180

47. Jassy (1947)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because she has sometimes visions of approaching disasters. When Barney Hatton, an impoverished gentry whose gambling father has lost the... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc, Dennis Price, Basil Sydney

Votes: 178

48. Dark Sands (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Musical, Adventure

6.2
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During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford, Kouka

Votes: 178

49. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.9
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In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

Directors: Anthony Kimmins, Alexander Korda | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Morland Graham, John Laurie

Votes: 161

50. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station (1967)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Whilst travelling on an express train on a quest to find a missing agent, Steed and Mrs. Peel get caught up in an assassination attempt on the life of the British Prime Minister on the part... See full summary »

Director: John Krish | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, James Hayter, John Laurie

Votes: 144