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1. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Northern Lights (1993)

Documentary

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Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay

2. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

48 min | Documentary

7.9
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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie

3. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »

Writer: David Storey | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

4. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Isadora Duncan, Clive Exton, Sewell Stokes | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

5. The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton (2002)

64 min | Documentary

7.7
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A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized... See full summary »

Writers: Patrik Pass, Matej Minac | Director: Matej Minac | Stars: Joe Schlesinger, Karel Reisz, Hugo Morom, Joseph Guns

6. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Writer: Alan Sillitoe | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

7. The Gambler (1974)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling.

Writer: James Toback | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

8. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Writer: Robert Getchell | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

9. Morgan! (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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After his wife leaves him for another man, a London artist begins his descent into madness in trying to win her back.

Writer: David Mercer | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl

10. 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

11. Every Day Except Christmas (1957)

37 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Lindsay Anderson | Star: Alun Owen

12. I Want to Go to School (1959)

Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: John Krish | Star: John Barrie

13. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »

Writers: John Fowles, Harold Pinter | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan

14. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.

Writers: Robert Stone, Judith Rascoe | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe

15. We Are the Lambeth Boys (1958)

53 min | Documentary

6.9
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Part of the British 'Free Cinema' movement, which included Lindsay Anderson's 'Every Day Except Christmas' (daily life at Covent Garden fruit/vegetable market) and 'O Dreamland' (a ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jon Rollason, Tony Benson, Adrian Harding, Brian Mott

16. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

193 min | Documentary

6.8
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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Writer: Kirwan Cox | Director: Peter Wintonick | Stars: Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Michel Brault, Gillian Caldwell, Robin Cowie

17. Dream A40 (1965)

16 min | Drama, Short

6.8
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An experimental drama which explores a gay man's fears about his sexuality and physical attraction to another man.

Writer: Lloyd Reckord | Director: Lloyd Reckord | Stars: Michael Billington, Tony Cyrus, Neville Evans, Yolanda Fermin

18. Performance (1992– )
Episode: The Deep Blue Sea (1994)

Drama

6.8
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Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Carmel McSharry, Wojciech Pszoniak

19. Momma Don't Allow (1955)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A night at the Wood Green Jazz Club - an example of 'Free Cinema'

Directors: Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson | Stars: Chris Barber, Ron Bowden, Jim Bray, Lonnie Donegan

20. Act Without Words I (2000 TV Short)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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A hot, thirsty man in the desert is tormented when the things he needs drop from the sky only to disappear again or hover out of his reach.

Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: Karel Reisz | Star: Sean Foley

21. March to Aldermaston (1959)

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Directors: Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz | Star: Richard Burton

22. Night Must Fall (1964)

101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.

Writers: Emlyn Williams, Clive Exton | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Susan Hampshire, Mona Washbourne, Sheila Hancock

23. Performance (1992– )

Drama

5.9
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

24. Everybody Wins (1990)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Judith Ivey

25. Band Wagon (1958)

9 min | Short, Music

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Writers: Kevin Brownlow, John Krish | Director: Peter Hopkinson

26. Robert Vas Film-maker (1978 TV Movie)

35 min | Biography

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A celebration of the life and work of the Documentary Film maker by his friend Karel Reisz

Directors: Barrie Gavin, Peter West | Stars: Lyndon Brook, Karel Reisz