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1. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. A mysterious syndicate is trying to muscle in on his ... See full summary »

Writer: Barrie Keeffe | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King, Bryan Marshall

Votes: 12,263

2. The Fourth Protocol (1987)

R | 119 min | Action, 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.

Writers: George Axelrod, Richard Burridge, Frederick Forsyth | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 6,242

3. Quicksand (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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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.

Writers: Desmond Lowden, Timothy Prager | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 1,716

4. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | 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 »

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

Votes: 1,116

5. Beyond the Limit (1983)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Christopher Hampton | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 830

6. The Last of the Finest (1990)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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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 »

Writers: Jere Cunningham, Thomas Lee Wright, George Armitage | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton

Votes: 706

7. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Guy Andrews, Ronan Gallagher, Colum McCann, Michael Sheridan | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 596

8. The Infiltrator (1995 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A freelancer reporter goes undercover and joins a Neo-Nazi hate group.

Writers: Yaron Svoray, Nick Taylor, Robert J. Avrech, Guy Andrews | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Oliver Platt, Arliss Howard, Tony Haygarth, Michael Byrne

Votes: 526

9. Deadly Voyage (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 512

10. Voyage (1993 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Thriller

5.3
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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 »

Writers: Mark Montgomery, Khris Baxter | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 511

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.

Writers: Trevor Armbrister, Scott Spencer | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 416

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.

Writers: Simon Raven, Giles Cooper | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hemmings, Carolyn Seymour, Douglas Wilmer, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 350

13. A Sense of Freedom (1979)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Writers: Peter McDougall, Jimmy Boyle | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan, Alex Norton

Votes: 260

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 »

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

Votes: 250

15. Looking After Jo Jo (1998– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jenny McCrindle, Aline Mowat, Ryan John Monaghan, Julie T. Wallace

Votes: 216

16. The Wright Stuff (2000– )

50 min | Talk-Show

4.9
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Host Matthew Wright and an invited group of panelists, and the occasional celebrity, review topical stories from the newspapers and discuss burnings issues of the day interactively, via ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Korin Nolan

Votes: 185

17. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Drama

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

Votes: 128

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

Drama

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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 »

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

Votes: 82

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

72 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 72

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

77 min | 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.

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

Votes: 69

21. Apaches (1977)

27 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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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.

Writer: Neville Smith | Director: John Mackenzie

Votes: 68

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

50 min | 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 »

Writer: Peter McDougall | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Billy Connolly, Jon Morrison

Votes: 61

23. Made (1972)

R | 101 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 58

24. The Innocent (1985)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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Writers: Tom Hart, Ray Jenkins | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Andrew Hawley, Kika Markham, Kate Foster, Liam Neeson

Votes: 56

25. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 54

26. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 43

27. Country Matters (1972 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Peter Firth, Ian McKellen, Prunella Ransome, Stephan Chase

Votes: 42

28. The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (1979– )

309 min | Mystery

7.1
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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: 42

29. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 32

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

70 min | Drama

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 23

31. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

Votes: 20

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

90 min | Drama

8.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 19

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

Drama

6.4
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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, a medieval rebel and a 1970's young man. Somehow they seem ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 16

34. Bloody Business (2006 Video)

55 min | Documentary

6.4
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Writer: Perry Martin | Director: Perry Martin | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Barry Hanson, Bob Hoskins, John Mackenzie

Votes: 8

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

99 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Writer: Matthew Sweet | Directors: Bob Bentley, Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Daniel Craig, Michael Caine, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 8

36. One Brief Summer (1970)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.4
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Writers: Guido Coen, Wendy Marshall, Harry Tierney | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Felicity Gibson, Clifford Evans, Jennifer Hilary, Jan Holden

Votes: 7

37. Centre Play (1973–1977)

Drama

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

Votes: 6

38. The Media Show (1987–1991)

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

Votes: 6

39. Say No to Strangers (1981)

15 min | Short

6.5
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Writer: Anna Home | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Tommy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Lawrence James

Votes: 6

40. Cast & Crew (2002– )

40 min | Documentary

8.2
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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: 6

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

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.

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

Votes: 6

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

Drama

8.0
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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 »

Writers: A.E. Coppard, James Saunders | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Stephan Chase, Dorothy Black, Fred Feast, Glyn Houston

Votes: 6

43. W. Somerset Maugham (1969–1970)

50 min

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

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

4 min | Music

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

45. 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

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

Drama

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

47. ITV Sunday 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 »

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

48. The Wright Stuff (2000– )
Episode: Episode #10.4 (2009)

Talk-Show

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Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Matthew Wright, Janet Ellis, Dominic Holland, John Challis

49. The Media Show (1987–1991)
Episode: Episode #6.6 (1990)

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Director: Denman Rooke | Stars: Emma Freud, Clare Beavan, Michael Cashman, Julian Clary

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

90 min | Documentary, History

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Writer: Matthew Sweet | Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Philip Davis, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach