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1. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 111,672

2. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Marcelle Maurette, Guy Bolton | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 5,680

3. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.8
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Writers: Graham Greene, Lesley Storm, William Templeton | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 5,372

4. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Writers: Edmund H. North, C.S. Forester | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,306

5. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Ben Barzman | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 4,877

6. Our Man in Havana (1959)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 3,391

7. Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Writers: Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 3,044

8. No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

Writers: Nevil Shute, R.C. Sherriff, Oscar Millard, Alec Coppel | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 2,143

9. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

3.9
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An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Writers: Ronald Kinnoch, Charles F. Vetter, Frederick E. Smith | Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 1,418

10. Affair in Trinidad (1952)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Writers: Oscar Saul, James Gunn, Virginia Van Upp, Berne Giler | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis

Votes: 1,213

11. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Richard Maibaum, George Kent | Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

Votes: 1,086

12. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

7.2
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In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Guy Morgan, Patrick Kirwan | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 638

13. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Writers: Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey, John Boulting | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 544

14. Conspirator (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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On a visit to London, 18 year-old American Melinda Greyton goes to her first party, a Regimental ball. There she meets and falls madly in love with Major Michael Curragh, a handsome ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Benson, Gerard Fairlie, Humphrey Slater | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Flemyng, Harold Warrender

Votes: 527

15. Never Let Me Go (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Winterton, Ronald Millar, George Froeschel | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn

Votes: 497

16. 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: 483

17. Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful.

Writers: Alfred Döblin, Karl Heinz Martin, Hans Wilhelm | Director: Phil Jutzi | Stars: Heinrich George, Maria Bard, Margarete Schlegel, Bernhard Minetti

Votes: 439

18. Operation Amsterdam (1959)

104 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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During WW II, British commandos visit occupied Holland to keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands. Tense action follows as Anna, Jan and their colleagues play cat and mouse with the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Eldridge, Michael McCarthy, David E. Walker | Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox

Votes: 434

19. The Frozen Dead (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.2
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A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Writer: Herbert J. Leder | Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert, Kathleen Breck

Votes: 378

20. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Zweig, Harold Medford, Gerd Oswald, Herbert Reinecker | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

Votes: 373

21. Man of the Moment (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.4
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Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Vernon Sylvaine, John Paddy Carstairs | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Lana Morris, Belinda Lee, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 347

22. The File of the Golden Goose (1969)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.4
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Policemen Novak & Thompson go undercover to infiltrate a gang of counterfeiters.

Writers: John C. Higgins, Robert E. Kent | Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Yul Brynner, Charles Gray, Edward Woodward, John Barrie

Votes: 288

23. City Beneath the Sea (1953)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

Writers: Harry E. Rieseberg, Jack Harvey, Ramon Romero | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball

Votes: 288

24. The Games (1970)

G | 100 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Writers: Hugh Atkinson, Erich Segal | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 263

25. Secret Mission (1942)

94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.3
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In this World War II suspense thriller, three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather infor- mation about the German forces for a planned invasion.

Writers: Basil Bartlett, Terence Young, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

Votes: 233

26. Give Us This Day (1949)

Passed | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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One of the few (if any at the time this film was made) films shot in England with New York City's 'Little Italy" as the locale. This was Edward Dmytryk's first film after he had refused to ... See full summary »

Writers: Pietro Di Donato, Ben Barzman, John Penn | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan, Charles Goldner

Votes: 198

27. Before Winter Comes (1969)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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After WW2, in an Austrian camp for displaced persons, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.

Writers: Andrew Sinclair, Frederick L. Keefe | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Topol, Anna Karina, John Hurt

Votes: 185

28. Shoot First (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Robert Taine and his wife Cecily live in a village in England. While hunting on some land he has recently purchased, he shoots a load of buckshot at a man he thinks is... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey Household, Eric Ambler | Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laurence Naismith, Evelyn Keyes, Herbert Lom

Votes: 183

29. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)

98 min | Thriller, Drama

6.4
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A G-man searches for a communist sleeper-cell in Boston.

Writers: Laurence Heath, J. Edgar Hoover, Emmett Murphy, Leo Rosten, Virginia Shaler | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: George Murphy, Finlay Currie, Virginia Gilmore, Karel Stepanek

Votes: 161

30. The Great Manhunt (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Huggins, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Walter Rilla

Votes: 147

31. Counterblast (1948)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.

Writers: Guy Morgan, Jack Whittingham | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 131

32. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Gilbert, Basil Bartlett, Anatole de Grunwald, Victor MacLure, Miles Malleson, James Seymour | Director: Carl Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 129

33. I Aim at the Stars (1960)

107 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner Von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.

Writers: Jay Dratler, George Froeschel, H.W. John, Udo Wolter | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala

Votes: 127

34. A Prize of Gold (1955)

98 min | Crime, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Writers: Robert Buckner, John Paxton, Max Catto | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Widmark, Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, George Cole

Votes: 127

35. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.7
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 98

36. The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965)

96 min | Comedy

6.5
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Dauntless British agent Charles Vine is called upon to escort to London the famed Swedish scientist Henrik Jacobs to negotiate the sale of a secret formula. However, sinister forces ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Griffiths, Lindsay Shonteff | Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Tom Adams, Karel Stepanek, Peter Bull, John Arnatt

Votes: 95

37. Murderers Club of Brooklyn (1967)

96 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A rich capitalist is blackmailed and threatened with the murder of his daughter. There's a terrific scene where gangsters bust in and kidnap a young woman. One of three excellent Jerry Cotton films we now offer. Color, 35mm.

Writers: Manfred R. Köhler, Herbert Reinecker | Director: Werner Jacobs | Stars: George Nader, Heinz Weiss, Helmut Förnbacher, Karel Stepanek

Votes: 95

38. The Accursed (1957)

78 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A German Jewish doctor, who is a former resistance fighter against the Nazis during the war, attends an annual reunion at the home of a former British officer. However, when he discovers ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael McCarthy | Directors: Michael McCarthy, Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Anton Diffring

Votes: 91

39. Broken Journey (1948)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Westerby | Directors: Ken Annakin, Michael C. Chorlton | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Margot Grahame, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 86

40. The Man in the Road (1956)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Communist agents trail an important scientist to try to steal his top-secret new formula.

Writers: Anthony Armstrong, Guy Morgan | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Derek Farr, Ella Raines, Donald Wolfit, Lisa Daniely

Votes: 86

41. The Leghorn Hat (1939)

91 min | Comedy

6.9
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Writers: Horst Budjuhn, Bernd Hofmann, Eugène Labiche, Marc Michel | Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Herti Kirchner, Christl Mardayn, Paul Henckels

Votes: 79

42. 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

43. Here's Berlin (1932)

89 min | Romance, Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Julien Duvivier, Rolf E. Vanloo | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Josette Day, Germaine Aussey, Wolfgang Klein, Karel Stepanek

Votes: 71

44. At Dawn We Die (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Mayor's daughter poses as collaborator to help British agent escape to England with vital information to help the allied war effort.

Writers: Anatole de Grunwald, Dorothy Hope, Katherine Strueby | Director: George King | Stars: John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Sinclair, Greta Gynt

Votes: 55

45. Cairo Road (1950)

83 min | Drama, Crime

6.1
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The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Westerby | Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Eric Portman, Laurence Harvey, Maria Mauban, Camelia

Votes: 54

46. Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1956– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts, Eric Pohlmann, Doris Nolan

Votes: 53

47. Das Kriminalmuseum (1963–1970)

75 min

8.8
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Stars: Reinhard Glemnitz, Hans Kern, Johannes Buzalski, Heini Göbel

Votes: 46

48. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 44

49. Women Are Better Diplomats (1941)

93 min | Musical

5.9
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Writers: Hans Flemming, Gustav Kampendonk, Karl Georg Külb | Director: Georg Jacoby | Stars: Marika Rökk, Willy Fritsch, Aribert Wäscher, Hans Leibelt

Votes: 42

50. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 40