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1. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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A naive hustler goes to New York to seek personal fortune but in the process finds himself a new friend.

Writers: Waldo Salt, James Leo Herlihy | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 75,982

2. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 44,237

3. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.4
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A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Writer: Daniel Pyne | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 14,093

4. Eye for an Eye (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

Writers: Erika Holzer, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette

Votes: 9,702

5. The Next Best Thing (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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25 Metascore

Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.

Writer: Tom Ropelewski | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 9,296

6. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Writers: Robert Lindsey, Steven Zaillian | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 8,232

7. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Bradbury, Stella Gibbons | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

Votes: 5,609

8. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Writers: Vito Russo, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood, Armistead Maupin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,020

9. The Believers (1987)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A New York psychiatrist finds that a satanic cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.

Writers: Mark Frost, Nicholas Conde | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia

Votes: 4,445

10. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Writers: Frederic Raphael, John Schlesinger, Joseph Janni | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 4,217

11. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Writers: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 4,186

12. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Writers: Nathanael West, Waldo Salt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 3,964

13. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Frederic Raphael | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 3,912

14. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Writer: Penelope Gilliatt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 3,878

15. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

Votes: 2,980

16. Yanks (1979)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

6.4
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ... See full summary »

Writers: Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Votes: 2,477

17. The Innocent (1993)

R | 119 min | Drama

5.7
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A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Ronald Nitschke

Votes: 1,248

18. Madame Sousatzka (1988)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.

Writers: Bernice Rubens, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, John Schlesinger, Peter Morgan, Mark Wadlow | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy

Votes: 1,082

19. La otra conquista (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

6.8
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »

Writer: Salvador Carrasco | Director: Salvador Carrasco | Stars: Damián Delgado, José Carlos Rodríguez, Elpidia Carrillo, Iñaki Aierra

Votes: 1,022

20. A Kind of Loving (1962)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Writers: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse, Stan Barstow | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 965

21. The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Tolins, Seth Bass | Director: Ross Kagan Marks | Stars: Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Jill Bernstein, Mark Shunkey

Votes: 823

22. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy

5.0
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Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Edward Clinton | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr

Votes: 702

23. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 623

24. The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Buckman, Peter Shaw | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Campbell Scott, Joanna Lumley, Selina Boyack

Votes: 597

25. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 487

26. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Valentine Davies | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

Votes: 408

27. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama

7.8
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 343

28. The Lost Language of Cranes (1991)

87 min | Drama

6.2
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A young gay man comes out to his middle-class parents, which has repercussions for his father who has long since been trying to repress his own sexuality.

Writers: Sean Mathias, David Leavitt | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Brian Cox, Eileen Atkins, Angus Macfadyen, Corey Parker

Votes: 225

29. Brothers in Law (1957)

94 min | Comedy

6.8
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Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

Writers: Roy Boulting, Henry Cecil, Jeffrey Dell, Frank Harvey | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Henry B. Longhurst, Edith Sharpe, Ian Carmichael, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 209

30. Terminus (1961)

33 min | Short, Documentary

7.0
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The movie follows the routine of an agitated train station - the Waterloo Station - making a brief yet important cultural portrait of the 1960's England, mixing reality and fiction.

Writer: John Schlesinger | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Margaret Ashcroft, Gertrude Dickin, Margaret Lacey, Matthew Perry

Votes: 190

31. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Question of Attribution (1991)

70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and presents his ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: James Fox, Gregory Floy, David Calder, Edward de Souza

Votes: 185

32. Ivanhoe (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

7.1
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The much-modified-for-television adventures of Walter Scott's Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the reign of evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 177

33. Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

101 min | Musical

6.9
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Anton Walbrook, Dennis Price, Ludmilla Tchérina

Votes: 164

34. Visions of Eight (1973)

G | 110 min | Documentary, Sport

7.0
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Visions of Eight is a film about the personal dreams which make the Olympic Games transcend the physical into the spiritual... See full synopsis »

Writers: David Hughes, Deliara Ozerowa, Shuntarô Tanikawa | Directors: Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuriy Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 156

35. The Beasts of Marseilles (1957)

70 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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Escaping British prisoners of war hide out in German occupied France.

Writers: John Baines, Rupert Croft-Cooke | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice, Tony Wright, Anna Gaylor

Votes: 147

36. Separate Tables (1983 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama

7.7
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Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small-town hotel where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations and lies come out.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Claire Bloom, Irene Worth

Votes: 131

37. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

6.8
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 110

38. The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Hal Kanter, Mary Loos, Frank Pierson | Directors: Jack Haley Jr., Richard Dunlap | Stars: Fred Astaire, Burt Bacharach, Candice Bergen, Ingmar Bergman

Votes: 103

39. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 99

40. The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

7.2
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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Whittingham | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 97

41. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn

Votes: 96

42. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 85

43. Privileged (1982)

96 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing the play The Duchess of Malfi.

Writers: Michael Hoffman, Rupert Walters, David Woollcombe | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Woolley, Diana Katis, Hugh Grant, Victoria Studd

Votes: 81

44. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 76

45. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 62

46. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Lisa Gastoni, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 57

47. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

6.6
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Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Michael Scott, Brian Trueman, Clive James

Votes: 56

48. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 55

49. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: View from the Villa (1960)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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The killing of a man who embezzled five million dollars of gold bullion prompts secret agent John Drake to investigate. He questions various people around Rome in an attempt to find the ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Clemens, Ralph Smart | Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Barbara Shelley, Delphi Lawrence, John Lee

Votes: 54

50. 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: 53