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1. Private Schulz (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1981)

Comedy

9.4
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Released from prison in August 1939, Schulz is called up and posted to SS Counter-Espionage, under Major Neuheim. He is sent to the Salon Kitty brothel to listen for any indiscreet ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Pulman | Director: Robert Chetwyn | Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Cyril Shaps

2. 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

3. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

4. Fox (1980– )

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

5. Mornin' Sarge (1989– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Robin Driscoll, Tony Haase, Pete McCarthy, Rebecca Stevens

6. The Shining (1980)

R | 144 min | Horror

8.5
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61 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

7. The Knock (1994–2000)

Crime, Action, Drama

8.5
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The Knock follows Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers' lives and their efforts to hunt down the criminals trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband to the UK.

Stars: Caroline Lee-Johnson, Steve Toussaint, Enzo Squillino Jr., Marston Bloom

8. Bodyguards (1996– )

Action

8.4
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An elite group of British bodyguards guard vulnerable VIPs against threats.

Creator: Jeffrey Caine | Stars: Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, John Shrapnel, Pip Torrens

9. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Deja Vu (1985)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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Magnum and Higgins go to England to prepare Robin Masters' latest purchase, a castle, for a party. While there, Magnum looks up an old friend only to learn he is dead.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

10. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

11. The Last Place on Earth (1985 TV Mini-Series)

396 min | Drama

8.3
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Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug

12. Cold Lazarus (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1996)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Rupert Penry-Jones, Diane Ladd

13. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

14. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

15. Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Stars: Ian Richardson, Charles Edwards, Simon Chandler, Mossie Smith

16. Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000–2001)
Episode: The Photographer's Chair (2001)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle and his mentor Dr. Joseph Bell investigate the strangulation deaths of two persons found floating in the river, as Doyle finds himself captivated by spiritualism.

Writer: Paul Billing | Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Charles Edwards, Claire Harman, Henry Goodman, Paul McNeilly

17. A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Writers: Harold Gast, Steve Gethers | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis

18. Cold Lazarus (1996 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour, Grant Masters

19. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

20. The Professionals (1977–1983)
Episode: Lawson's Last Stand (1982)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Mentally unstable Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lawson escapes from an army psychiatric hospital. He is in possession of vital NATO secrets regarding the world's most toxic gas and it is vital ... See full summary »

Creator: Brian Clemens | Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Michael Culver

21. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

22. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing known as 'the Lady with the Lamp'.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Rose Leiman Goldemberg | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West

23. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

24. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Hans Hoemburg, Reinhold Schünzel | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

25. A Woman of Substance (1984 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Barry Bostwick, Deborah Kerr, Diane Baker

26. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984 TV Mini-Series)

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.6
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Alibe Parsons, Hunt Block, David Caruso

27. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

28. Richard III (1995)

R | 104 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Ian McKellen, Richard Loncraine | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr.

29. Z-Listers (2014)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A passionless Z-list celebrity gets in trouble with the BBC due to copyright infringement and becomes financially unstable.

Writers: Martin Ballantyne, Joseph Betts, Mark Margason, Kris Smith | Director: Kris Smith | Stars: Sid White, Carley Watts, Aaron Sharp, Darren Potter

30. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984– )
Episode: Part 3 (1984)

Action, Drama, History

7.5
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

31. Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

Creator: Lucy Prebble | Stars: Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi, Ashley Madekwe

32. A Perfect Hero (1991 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Flying officer Hugh Fleming is shot down and badly burned during the battle of Britain in September 1940.

Stars: Nigel Havers, James Fox, Fiona Gillies, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

33. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984– )
Episode: Part 2 (1984)

Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

34. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.3
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79 Metascore

London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' ... See full summary »

Writers: Dave Humphries, Martin Stellman, Franc Roddam | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett

35. 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

36. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on; he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on?

Writers: Neil Jordan, David Leland | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

37. Screen Two (1985–2002)

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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: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

38. Reunion at Fairborough (1985 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one (Robert Mitchum) rekindles an old romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr).

Writer: Albert Ruben | Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Red Buttons, Judi Trott

39. GoldenEye (1995)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead.

Writers: Ian Fleming, Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen

40. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Martyn Burke | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp, Warren Clarke

41. The Far Pavilions (1984 TV Mini-Series)

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

Stars: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy

42. Ellis Island (1984 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama, History

7.1
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The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.

Stars: Mike Kent, Robert Rietty, Peter Riegert, Gregory Paul Martin

43. The Return of the Soldier (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.0
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Kitty Baldry (Julie Chirstie) is a haughty society queen with a tunneled view of life. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry (Alan Bates), returns from the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rebecca West, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret, Alan Bates

44. Sakharov (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights movement to his receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Sakharov's actions first caused him... See full summary »

Writer: David W. Rintels | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Jason Robards, Glenda Jackson, Nicol Williamson, Frank Finlay

45. Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2007)

Drama

7.0
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After falling out with her agent, Belle meets two women who run a company called Diamond International and after a lengthy interview they invite Belle onto their books. Their call-girls ... See full summary »

Creator: Lucy Prebble | Director: Susan Tully | Stars: Billie Piper, Colin Salmon, Kim Thomson, Sara Stewart

46. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984– )
Episode: Part 1 (1984)

Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

47. The Bourne Identity (1988 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 185 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A 1988 television adaptation of Robert Ludlum's thriller. An injured, unconscious man (Richard Chamberlain) washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him. Jaclyn Smith co-stars.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat

48. Ivanhoe (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince ... See full summary »

Writers: John Gay, Sir Walter Scott | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: James Mason, Anthony Andrews, Sam Neill, Michael Hordern

49. Lace (1984 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

6.9
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A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »

Writers: Shirley Conran, Elliott Baker | Director: William Hale | Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates

50. Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.

Writers: Joseph P. Lash, John McGreevey | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Blythe Danner, Mare Winningham, Perry King, Vera Miles