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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

2. Q.E.D. (I) (1982– )

60 min | Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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The tales of Quentin E. Deverill, an eccentric expatriate American professor who uses his unique skills to solve mysteries in Edwardian London.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Sam Waterston, George Innes, A.C. Weary, Julian Glover

3. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

4. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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68 Metascore

An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

5. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Writers: Henry James, John Mortimer, William Archibald, Truman Capote | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

6. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

7. Superman II (2006 Video)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.9
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Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Writers: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman | Directors: Richard Donner, Richard Lester | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty

8. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Writers: Neil Paterson, John Braine | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

9. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Writer: Chris Bryant | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero, Marthe Keller

10. The Ritz (1976)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.9
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On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay ... See full summary »

Writer: Terrence McNally | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

11. Odd Man Out (1947)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Writers: F.L. Green, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

12. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Writers: John le Carré, Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

13. Abandon Ship (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Writer: Richard Sale | Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd

14. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

15. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Writer: John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

16. Shadows of the Underworld (1939)

86 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.6
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A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, Allan MacKinnon | Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Barry K. Barnes, Valerie Hobson, Alastair Sim, Edward Lexy

17. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Writers: Lionel Bart, Vernon Harris, Charles Dickens | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

18. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Æneas MacKenzie, C.S. Forester | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

19. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Leslie Bricusse | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

20. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

21. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

22. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

118 min | Drama

7.4
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Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three... See full summary »

Writers: Penelope Mortimer, Harold Pinter | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Janine Gray

23. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

24. No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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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

25. I'll Never Forget You (1951)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Ranald MacDougall | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

26. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Writers: Karen Blixen, Judith Thurman, Errol Trzebinski, Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

27. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Approved | 88 min | Family, Fantasy, Action

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When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Writer: Ken Kolb | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher

28. Doing Time (1979)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

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This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

29. Ghosthunter (2000)

20 min | Drama, Short

7.2
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Two lonely figures are drawn together, Charlie (the ghosthunter) and Sarah (the researcher), to uncover the mysterious ghostly disturbances in an abandoned church in a quiet English village.

Writers: Alison Reddihough, Simon Corris | Director: Simon Corris | Stars: Frank Finlay, Alison Reddihough, June Watson, Jacqueline Phillips

30. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hopkins, Elwyn Jones, John Lloyd | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

31. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

100 min | Drama, Musical

7.1
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Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Dozier, Mayo Simon | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

32. Witness for the Prosecution (1982 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

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Efficient, but bitter and stubborn, barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts returns to his office in London, having recovered from a heart attack. He is subsequently invited to defend Leonard Stephen... See full summary »

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus, John Gay | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Deborah Kerr, Beau Bridges, Donald Pleasence

33. The Mudlark (1950)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

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In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Theodore Bonnet | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell

34. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Hough, Robert Bolt | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

35. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

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Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

36. Operation Disaster (1950)

97 min | Drama, History, War

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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Writers: W.E. Fairchild, Kenneth Woollard | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

37. So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought ... See full summary »

Writers: James Hilton, John Paxton | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard

38. The New Lot (1943)

43 min | War, Drama, Short

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During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army.

Writers: Eric Ambler, Peter Ustinov | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Eric Ambler, Ivor Barnard, Robert Donat, Ian Fleming

39. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

40. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama

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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

41. Victoria the Great (1937)

112 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Miles Malleson, Charles de Grandcourt | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Anton Walbrook, Walter Rilla, H.B. Warner

42. Queen of Destiny (1938)

95 min | Drama

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Picking up where "Victoria the Great" left off, this sequel to the 1938 film returns Anna Neagle to the role of Queen Victoria in another colorful account of the revered British monarch's ... See full summary »

Writers: Miles Malleson, Robert Vansittart, Charles de Grandcourt | Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Anton Walbrook, C. Aubrey Smith, Walter Rilla

43. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

Passed | 96 min | Drama

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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Writers: Howard Spring, Nigel Balchin | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, Carla Lehmann

44. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

45. Mysterious Island (1961)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

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During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Prebble, Daniel B. Ullman, Crane Wilbur, Jules Verne | Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

46. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Writers: Gerhardt Boldt, Ennio De Concini, Maria Pia Fusco, Ivan Moffat, Wolfgang Reinhardt | Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

47. Priest of Love (1981)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry T. Moore, Alan Plater | Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith

48. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, Gill Dennis, Walter Murch | Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

49. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden

50. Young Winston (1972)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War

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This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Winston Churchill, Carl Foreman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Ronald Hines