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1. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 346,978 | Gross: $63.54M

2. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 175,514 | Gross: $51.68M

3. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Votes: 30,982 | Gross: $1.54M

4. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 15,457

5. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 6,532

6. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

Votes: 3,153

7. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 2,759

8. Virtual Sexuality (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A frustrated teenage girl creates her perfect man in a virtual reality machine and in a freak accident gives him life with hilarious results!

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Laura Fraser, Rupert Penry-Jones, Luke de Lacey, Kieran O'Brien

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón

Votes: 2,050 | Gross: $0.26M

10. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse

Votes: 1,953

11. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 1,713

12. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,120

13. The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Stars: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Stephanie Ralph, Philip Franks

Votes: 1,057

14. The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)

69 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean

Votes: 990

15. Survivors (1975–1977)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must rebuild humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. "Survivors" is a study of man vs. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Votes: 778

16. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 468

17. Paper Mask (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe, Frederick Treves, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 453

18. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 375

19. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives of firefighters at Blackwall Fire Station.

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Ben Onwukwe, Shirley Greenwood

Votes: 345

20. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 278

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Ghost in the Machine (1989)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A vanished baronet and the theft of some of his collection of erotic art is investigated by Morse and Lewis.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 274

22. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Who Killed Cock Robin? (2001)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Barnaby and Troy are drawn to Newton Magna where their search for a horse whisperer allegedly struck by a car is complicated by the discovery of a body in the town well.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Patrick Drury

Votes: 272

23. Playing the Field (1998–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Ineson, Jo McInnes, Melanie Hill, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 218

24. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 197

25. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: One Corpse Too Many (1994)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Assigned by King Stephen to dispose of 94 hanged rebels, Cadfael discovers the body of a murdered man among the corpses and given just four days to solve the crime.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

Votes: 175

26. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist.

Stars: Dirk Benedict, Barbi Benton, David Carradine, Mary Crosby

Votes: 159

27. Dandelion Dead (1994 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drama based on the true story of a solicitor who in 1922 found himself at the center of one of Britain's most notorious murder trials.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sarah Miles, David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 158

28. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 147

29. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)
Episode: Mark of the Devil (1984)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Frank Rowlett is a down on his luck loser who can't win at anything. When he can't come up with money for a poker game, he sneaks into the back of a tattoo parlor, kills the owner and takes... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Dirk Benedict, Jenny Seagrove, George Sewell, John Paul

Votes: 143

30. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 127

31. Foreign Affairs (1993 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Romance

7.1
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Two couples find love and comfort in London. A reserved, but lonely aging American female college professor meets a self-confident, married, but disillusioned aging American and aging English actress meets a young lively American.

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Brian Dennehy, Eric Stoltz, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 127

32. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Safe (1993)

66 min | Comedy

7.6
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Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Kate Hardie, Neil Smals, Robert Oates

Votes: 124

33. Thriller (1973–1976)
Episode: I'm the Girl He Wants to Kill (1974)

PG | 70 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Returning home to her flat, Ann Rogers passes a stranger leaving the building. A few moments later she discovers her neighbor lying dead in the hallway, the latest victim of a serial killer... See full summary »

Director: Shaun O'Riordan | Stars: Robert Lang, Julie Sommars, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 106

34. The Shadow of the Tower (1972 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Denis Carey

Votes: 105

35. Timeslip (1970– )

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Simon and Liz were teenage friends who fell into a time hole and found themselves trapped in various periods of the 20th century, where they encounter all sorts of adventures. Many of them ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Votes: 102

36. Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.

Director: Jon Scoffield | Stars: Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, Rosemary McHale, Mavis Taylor Blake

Votes: 99

37. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker, Benjamin Whitrow

Votes: 94

38. Law & Order (1978 TV Mini-Series)

80 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Four-part drama series about the British juicidal system, dealing with an investigation presented from the perspectives of the police force, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.

Stars: Peter Dean, Derek Martin, Deirdre Costello, Billy Cornelius

Votes: 60

39. The Manageress (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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A woman takes over as the manager of a football team

Stars: Warren Clarke, Cherie Lunghi, Tom Georgeson, Glyn Grimstead

Votes: 57

40. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Hamlet (1970)

85 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Peter Wood | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Leighton, Richard Johnson

Votes: 53

41. Strangers (1978–1982)

60 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Don Henderson resurrected the eccentric police detective George Kitchener Bulman (from the short lived series "The XYY Man") in this British series which saw him reluctantly and grumpily ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Henderson, Dennis Blanch, Fiona Mollison, John Ronane

Votes: 52

42. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Gillian Martell, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 51

43. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Features adaptations of stories by famous sci-fi authors such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Fredrik Pohl, John Wyndham and others.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 51

44. 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: 46

45. Romeo and Juliet (1976 TV Movie)

168 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Romeo falls in love with the beautiful young Juliet, but their warring families spell tragedy for the lovers.

Director: Joan Kemp-Welch | Stars: Christopher Neame, Ann Hasson, Laurence Payne, Mary Kenton

Votes: 44

46. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Comedy

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Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 40

47. Silent Witness (1996– )
Episode: An Academic Exercise: Part 1 (1998)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sam is shaken when she has to look into the death of a very dear friend, Dr. Annabelle Evans, a Cambridge professor. She was found in her home, badly beaten in what appears to be a botched ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Grimås | Stars: Katharine Schlesinger, Emily Ruck-Keene, Nicholas Hoult, Clarista Hoult

Votes: 40

48. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Bribery & Corruption: Part One (1997)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A recent college graduate believes he loves the wife of his father's former friend, but young Nicholas does not know that she's having an affair with his father.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: James D'Arcy, Fiona Mollison, Damian Zuk, Tim Woodward

Votes: 37

49. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Feet of Clay (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Regan absents himself from the stakeout of a gang who rob wealthy tourists to come to the aid of Alan Ember, who, years earlier, had been a helpful informant. Now a rich businessman he has ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Burt | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Joss Ackland, Thelma Whiteley

Votes: 33

50. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 30