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1. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 11,049

2. The Making of Lion of the Desert (1981)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the 1981 epic movie "Lion of the Desert".

Directors: Sheldon Engelmayer, Bob Wagman | Stars: Moustapha Akkad, Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger

Votes: 6

3. Squadron Leader X (1943)

90 min | War, Drama

7.9
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Equipped with an RAF uniform, an English accent, a photograph of his "wife" and a packet of Players (cigarettes), a German agent is parachuted into occupied Belgium to create anti-British ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Eric Portman, Ann Dvorak, Walter Fitzgerald, Martin Miller

Votes: 8

4. Blackmailed (1951)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Mrs. Christopher, a kindly volunteer worker at a large hospital, does a favor for a patient by delivering a sum of money to Mr. Sine. When she discovers he is a blackmailer, she threatens ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Dirk Bogarde, Fay Compton, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 18

5. Hi Gang! (1941)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Hi Gang! is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Vic Oliver. It was a spin-off from the popular radio series Hi Gang!.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon, Vic Oliver, Moore Marriott

Votes: 36

6. Reach for the Sky (1956)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Votes: 1,793

7. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,305

8. P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: John Albasiny, Alison Steadman, Abigail Cruttenden, Maurice Dee

Votes: 611

9. The Scarlet Spear (1954)

87 min | Adventure

7.2
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In colonial Kenya, chief's son believes he must kill another tribe's chief in ancient ritual before he can claim father's throne; district officer and female reporter try to stop him before he breaks colonial law.

Directors: George P. Breakston, C. Ray Stahl | Stars: John Bentley, Martha Hyer, Morasi, Yusef

Votes: 33

10. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi

Votes: 1,444

11. The Prisoner (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.1
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A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and afterward his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 582

12. Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

PG | 80 min | Drama

7.1
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Elizabeth Edmonds, Sue Wallace, Geraldine Griffiths, Karen Meagher

Votes: 203 | Gross: $1.08M

13. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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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 »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 1,077

14. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 33,518

15. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 80,412 | Gross: $35.38M

16. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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43 Metascore

James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams

Votes: 79,318 | Gross: $20.97M

17. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 781

18. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,058

19. Prelude to Fame (1950)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

6.8
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While vacationing in Italy, Nick Morell, son of John Morell, a famous English philosopher and amateur musician and his wife Catherine, becomes friendly with young Guido, and Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Fergus McDonell | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Kathleen Ryan, Jeremy Spenser

Votes: 75

20. Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)

PG | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Oliver Reed, Susan George, Raymond Burr, John Ireland

Votes: 458

21. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner

Votes: 566

22. Up in the World (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.6
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A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate where he saves the owner's son from kidnappers.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson, Jerry Desmonde, Michael Caridia

Votes: 476

23. One Good Turn (1955)

90 min | Comedy

6.6
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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair, Thora Hird

Votes: 404

24. Back-Room Boy (1942)

82 min | Comedy

6.6
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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 161

25. The 7th Dawn (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 555

26. Man of the Moment (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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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.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Lana Morris, Belinda Lee, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 379

27. 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.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice, Tony Wright, Anna Gaylor

Votes: 169

28. The Squeeze (1977)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A dangerous, violent gang kidnaps a woman and her daughter to extort some money from her rich husband. He and her down-on-his-luck ex-cop ex-husband decide to deal with the kidnappers themselves.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Stacy Keach, David Hemmings, Edward Fox, Stephen Boyd

Votes: 401

29. The Ghost Train (1941)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill

Votes: 1,027

30. Poet's Pub (1949)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.4
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A struggling young poet in love manages a country inn, and thwarts a kidnapping attempt.

Director: Frederick Wilson | Stars: Derek Bond, Rona Anderson, James Robertson Justice, John McLaren

Votes: 62

31. Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 1,956

32. Nate and Hayes (1983)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove

Votes: 1,636 | Gross: $1.96M

33. Carry on, Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,682

34. Carry on Teacher (1959)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,606

35. Existence (1973)

105 min | Drama

6.3
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"The 14" or "Existance" has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Jack Wild, June Brown, Liz Edmiston, John Bailey

Votes: 115

36. Voice of the Heart (1989 TV Movie)

192 min | Drama

6.3
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The story of two unique and brilliant women, and the charismatic men they loved and lost, and to whom they ransomed their hearts.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, James Brolin, Victoria Tennant, Honor Blackman

Votes: 69

37. The Internecine Project (1974)

PG | 89 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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A retired agent devises a cunning plan to eliminate those who know too much about his past.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry

Votes: 523

38. Kim (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.3
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A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the nineteenth century, looks and considers himself Indian, but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin, and train him as a spy.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Ravi Sheth

Votes: 161

39. Please Turn Over (1959)

87 min | Comedy

6.3
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The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 140

40. Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 819

41. Carry on Cruising (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser

Votes: 1,951

42. Carry on Regardless (1961)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,482

43. Zeppelin (1971)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.1
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In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Michael York, Elke Sommer, Peter Carsten, Marius Goring

Votes: 891

44. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.1
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After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire

Votes: 728

45. Twice Round the Daffodils (1962)

89 min | Comedy

6.1
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A sanatorium where a group of patients reside. They aspire to walk twice round the daffodils which they can do when they are better.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 178

46. Roommates (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 179

47. Beware of Children (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.1
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A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan, Julia Lockwood, Irene Handl

Votes: 68

48. The Office Party (1976)

55 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: David Grant | Stars: Alan Lake, David Rayner, Chris Gannon, Steve Amber

Votes: 7

49. Up to His Neck (1954)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix, Laya Raki, Harry Fowler

Votes: 25

50. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In a vein similar to James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 1,452