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

Comedy

9.0
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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

Votes: 6

2. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 193

3. Mornin' Sarge (1989– )

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Robin Driscoll, Tony Haase, Pete McCarthy, Rebecca Stevens

Votes: 15

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy 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

Votes: 906,649 | Gross: $460.94M

5. Z-Listers (2014)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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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

Votes: 190

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

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.7
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Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Rupert Penry-Jones, Diane Ladd

Votes: 7

7. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Dimension Jump (1991)

29 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Arnold "Ace" Rimmer is a daredevil test pilot for the space corps, and he has been assigned to test-pilot a ship that can travel through dimensions, so he can meet many different versions ... See full summary »

Writers: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 277

8. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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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: Doug Naylor, Rob Grant | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 24,593

9. Fox (1980– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Larry Lamb, Ray Winstone

Votes: 61

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

396 min | Drama

8.5
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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

Votes: 295

11. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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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

Votes: 607,016

12. The Knock (1994–2000)

Crime, Action, Drama

8.4
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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: Steve Toussaint, Caroline Lee-Johnson, Enzo Squillino Jr., Marston Bloom

Votes: 69

13. 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

Votes: 89

14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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

Votes: 512,848 | Gross: $197.17M

15. Bodyguards (1996– )

Action

8.3
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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

Votes: 64

16. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

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

Votes: 170,931

17. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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

Votes: 1,690

18. 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

Votes: 385

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

94 min | Action, Drama, History

8.0
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 11

20. 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

Votes: 266

21. A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)

240 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

Votes: 602

22. 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

Votes: 533

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

94 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 11

24. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

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

7.8
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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

Votes: 234

25. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

Votes: 305

26. 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

Votes: 139,961 | Gross: $154.22M

27. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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

Votes: 2,008

28. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.7
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 215

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

144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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Writers: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Carmen Culver | Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 10

30. 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

Votes: 15,336 | Gross: $21.93M

31. 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

Votes: 646

32. 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, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 321

33. 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.

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

Votes: 15,311

34. 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.

Votes: 11,577 | Gross: $2.60M

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

60 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 57

36. Rides (1992–1993)

Drama

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Drama series. Ex-army officer Patrice Jenner is out on "Civvy Street" and starts up an all-women taxi firm.

Stars: Jill Baker, Nimmy March, Lucy Speed, Lynda Steadman

Votes: 6

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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

Votes: 32

38. 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

Votes: 10,489

39. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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

Votes: 9,976 | Gross: $5.79M

40. 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

Votes: 6,630

41. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 120 min | 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, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Votes: 12,927

42. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984 TV Mini-Series)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 377

43. Ellis Island (1984 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama, History

7.3
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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: Peter Riegert, Gregory Paul Martin, Claire Bloom, Judi Bowker

Votes: 146

44. 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

Votes: 268

45. 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 formerly 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

Votes: 198,519 | Gross: $106.64M

46. 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, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 46,045

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

22 min | Drama

7.2
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Seeking to promote herself, Belle has aspirations to become a courtesan, the high end of high class call girls, but being whisked off to Scotland by a powerful director turns out not at all what she hoped it to be, and she misses Ben.

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

Votes: 106

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

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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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

Votes: 553

49. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 78

50. Lace (1984 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates

Votes: 946