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1. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 15,518

2. The Fourth Protocol (1987)

R | 119 min | Thriller

6.5
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John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 7,665 | Gross: $12.42M

3. Quicksand (2003)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 1,970

4. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Tobin Bell, Joe Cortese

Votes: 1,248 | Gross: $0.92M

5. Beyond the Limit (1983)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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A doctor moves to Latin America where he befriends people in high places, but an affair with the wrong woman could jeopardize everything.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 967 | Gross: $6.00M

6. The Last of the Finest (1990)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton

Votes: 915 | Gross: $1.53M

7. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 637

8. The Infiltrator (1995 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A freelancer reporter goes undercover and joins a Neo-Nazi hate group.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Oliver Platt, Arliss Howard, Tony Haygarth, Michael Byrne

Votes: 597

9. Voyage (1993 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Thriller

5.4
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Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 588

10. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Deadly Voyage (1996)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Omar Epps, Joss Ackland, Sean Pertwee, David Suchet

Votes: 561

11. Act of Vengeance (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 519

12. Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

GP | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hemmings, Carolyn Seymour, Douglas Wilmer, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 440

13. A Sense of Freedom (1979)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The life and imprisonment of Glasgow hard man and gangster Jimmy Boyle.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan, Alex Norton

Votes: 350

14. Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Fact-based story about a 90's espionage case that was chronicled as the worst case of espionage in US history. Aldrich Ames was a middle class CIA agent, whose problems with alcohol and ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Joan Plowright, Elizabeth Peña, C. David Johnson

Votes: 282

15. Looking After Jo Jo (1998– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Set on an Edinburgh council estate in the bleak 1980's rising drug dealer Jo-Jo McCann is hellbent on gaining money and power at all costs.

Stars: David Johnston, Jenny McCrindle, Aline Mowat, Ryan John Monaghan

Votes: 279

16. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

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

Votes: 176

17. Apaches (1977)

27 min | Short, Drama, Western

7.4
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A group of children play at being "Apaches" on an English farm, ignoring all safety precautions. One by one they die a variety of gruesome deaths.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Robbie Oubridge, Ian Scrace, Sharon Smart, Fion Smith

Votes: 157

18. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Just a Boys' Game (1979)

Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Jake lives in the shadow of his dying grandfather, who was once the town's toughest hard man. Despite their hatred of each other, Jake's sole aim is to be as tough as the old man was. One ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Frankie Miller, Ken Hutchison, Jean Taylor Smith, Hector Nicol

Votes: 106

19. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 105

20. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Up the Junction (1965)

72 min | Drama

7.4
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Fragments of the life of three working-class women, and the people around them, in South London in the 1960s. Scenes in homes, streets, pubs, prison and their workplace cover family, friendship, romance, sex, and abortion.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Carol White, Geraldine Sherman, Vickery Turner, Tony Selby

Votes: 101

21. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Just Another Saturday (1975)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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It's the day of the Orange Parade in Glasgow, but for Jon, the thrill of leading the parade and swinging the mace soon turns to horror as he learns the truth behind the costumes and songs.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Jon Morrison, Eileen McCallum, Bill Henderson, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 93

22. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Elephants' Graveyard (1976)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn't want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he's... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Billy Connolly, Jon Morrison

Votes: 72

23. Made (1972)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.1
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The story of the relationship between a young single mother and an insecure rock star.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Carol White, Roy Harper, John Castle, Margery Mason

Votes: 70

24. British Film Forever (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 66

25. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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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 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 64

26. The McCartney Years (2007 Video)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.9
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A career-spanning anthology collecting the music videos of Sir Paul McCartney's solo career.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Kevin Godley, Richard Heslop, Simon Hilton, John Landis, John Mackenzie, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Matthew Robinson, John Schlesinger, Julien Temple | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, James Coburn, Blair Cunningham

Votes: 58

27. The Innocent (1985)

101 min | Drama

5.8
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This densely-packed film is based on a book by Tom Hart about the struggles of a young Yorkshire boy trying to come to grips with squabbling parents, a doctor who wants to institutionalize ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Andrew Hawley, Kika Markham, Kate Foster, Liam Neeson

Votes: 57

28. Country Matters (1972– )

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Peter Firth, Rosalind Ayres, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen

Votes: 51

29. 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

30. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Red Shift (1978)

Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Three men at three different times in history come to Mow Top Hill in search of sanctuary from their troubles: a Roman soldier, an English Civil War rebel and a 1970s teenager. Somehow they... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Stephen Petcher, Lesley Dunlop, Stella Tanner, Bernard Gallagher

Votes: 45

31. 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

32. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Double Dare (1976)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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For the BBC's PLAY FOR TODAY series, Dennis Potter wrote this reflexive commentary on writers and actresses, the first Potter production to be done entirely on film. Playwright Martin Ellis... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Alan Dobie, Kika Markham, Malcolm Terris, Joe Melia

Votes: 34

33. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Drama documentary adaptation of John McGrath's play staged by the 7:84 theatre company dealing with the exploitation of the Scottish people throughout history, from the brutal evictions of ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: John Bett, David MacLennan, Dolina MacLennan, Elizabeth MacLennan

Votes: 29

34. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 26

35. The Newcomers (1965–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Ellis Cooper, wife Vivienne, grandmother and their three children are relocated from London to a rural town Angleton by his employer. Helping them adjust to country living are the Harkers whose father also works for Eden Brothers.

Stars: Gladys Henson, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gerald Cross, Michael Collins

Votes: 23

36. Bloody Business (2006 Video)

55 min | Documentary

7.8
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In Australia the international trade in live cattle is a huge industry. But hidden behind the dollars is a gruesome and unpalatable truth. Through shocking footage, this explosive expose ... See full summary »

Director: Perry Martin | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Barry Hanson, Bob Hoskins, John Mackenzie

Votes: 13

37. The Media Show (1987–1991)

60 min | Documentary

5.5
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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 12

38. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Guns, Gangsters and Getaways: The Story of the British Crime Thriller (2007)

99 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Directors: Bob Bentley, Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Daniel Craig, Michael Caine, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 11

39. Country Matters (1972– )
Episode: The Black Dog (1973)

Drama

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When Gerald meets Orianda, he almost immediately falls in love with her. She mentions to him that she is alienated from her father and has not seen him for three years. He convinces her to ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Stephan Chase, Glyn Houston, June Watson

Votes: 11

40. Say No to Strangers (1981)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Tommy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Lawrence James

Votes: 10

41. Paul McCartney: Take It Away (1982 TV Movie)

4 min | Music

7.6
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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Paul McCartney, Steve Gadd, John Hurt, George Martin

Votes: 9

42. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Kim Kee Lim, Ahmad Jamal, Ken Nazarin, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8

43. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

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Stars: Phil Daniels, Virginia Balfour, John Barrett, David Daker

Votes: 7

44. One Brief Summer (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Felicity Gibson, Clifford Evans, Jennifer Hilary, Jan Holden

Votes: 7

45. Cast & Crew (2002– )

40 min | Documentary

7.6
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Members of the cast & crew of old movies are reunited to discuss the film retrospectively, and also revisit some original locations.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Alan Sillitoe, Stephen Frears, John Dankworth

Votes: 7

46. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )
Episode: Horses for Courses (1979)

52 min | Mystery

9.0
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A long shot comes home first, and a bookie loses big. Sid and Chico discover a complex scheme for fixing bets, a web of shady outside interests, and a thug who kills to guarantee silence. Soon Sid's own life hangs in the balance.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Mike Gwilym, Mick Ford, Jan Francis, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 7

47. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Hardship, Humour and Heroes: The Story of British Realism (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Phil Davis, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach

Votes: 6

48. The Jazz Age (1968– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Anthology series of plays set during the 1920's.

Stars: Kevin McHugh, David Garfield, Arthur Hewlett, Philippa Gail

49. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: A Passage to England (1975)

Comedy, Drama

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Anand, his pretty cousin and their sick uncle. Stranded in Amsterdam. To them England is still the land of fair play and the village green. They seem prepared to offer all they have to get ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Colin Welland, Jake D'Arcy, Emily Bolton, Renu Setna

50. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Bangelstein's Boys (1969)

Drama

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The team's off on the annual rugby tour. Every year it's the same, but this time a sour note threatens. Tommy and Jack have bone to pick with their sister's husband, Dave. Dave has a ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Robert Booth, Lesley Daine, June Ellis, Adrienne Frame