TV Adaptations (UK)

These feature films and TV movies are based on United Kingdom's live-action TV series and mini-series from the 1950s to present.
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1.
The Broken Horseshoe (1953)
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A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr. Fenton (Robert Beatty) the victim is later murdered and the doctor is involved (79 mins.)
 
2.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
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In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but 2 of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. (82 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
3.
It's a Great Day (1955)
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Bob Grove, a builder has problems with the council, over building supplies that he needs to complete a job on a local housing estate... (71 mins.)
Director: John Warrington
 
4.
Enemy from Space (1957)
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up. (85 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
5.
I Only Arsked! (1958)
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A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle... (82 mins.)
 
6.
Bottoms Up (1960)
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'Jimmy Edwards' reprises his radio role as the Professor trying to control a school full of naughty boys. (90 mins.)
Director: Mario Zampi
 
7.
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
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An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks. (82 mins.)
Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
8.
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
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The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out. (84 mins.)
Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
9.
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
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A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. (97 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
10.
Till Death Us Do Part (1968)
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The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz. (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Cohen
 
11.
Up Pompeii (1971)
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Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero... (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
 
12.
On the Buses (1971)
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Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but... (88 mins.)
Director: Harry Booth
 
13.
Dad's Army (1971)
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2. (95 mins.)
Director: Norman Cohen
 
14.
Please Sir! (1971)
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Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Stuart
 
15.
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
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An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show. (88 mins.)
Director: Ian MacNaughton
 
16.
The Chastity Belt (1972)
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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other... (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
 
17.
For the Love of Ada (1972)
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Walter and Ada Bingley are celebrating their first wedding anniversary unaware that their friends and family are planning a surprise party for them. (88 mins.)
Director: Ronnie Baxter
 
18.
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
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Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot Manager into giving him the job of driver on the new money-making Special Tours Bus. A great idea ...if only the inspector hadn't taken Stan on his trial run to the Windsor Safari Park. (89 mins.)
Director: Harry Booth
 
19.
The Alf Garnett Saga (1972)
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Based on the BBC television series, and a sequel to 'Till Death Us Do Part (1968)', it tells of the family relationship between Alf Garnett, his wife, daughter and son-in-law, all living in a council flat. (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
 
20.
Steptoe and Son (1972)
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood... (98 mins.)
Director: Cliff Owen
 
21.
Bless This House (1972)
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1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still... (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
22.
Up the Front (1972)
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Frankie Howerd stars in this comedy as a lowly boot-boy who is a terrible coward. He only goes to war... (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
 
23.
That's Your Funeral (1972)
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(79 mins.)
Director: John Robins
 
24.
Doomwatch (1972)
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
25.
Nearest and Dearest (1972)
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On their father's death, Eli and Nellie Pledge inherit a pickle factory in Colne, in the north of England... (86 mins.)
Director: John Robins
 
26.
Never Mind the Quality: Feel the Width (1973)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Ronnie Baxter
 
27.
Holiday on the Buses (1973)
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Stan and Jack seek work at a bus driving holiday camp after being fired from the bus company for crashing two buses, only to find Inspector Blake works there also. (85 mins.)
Director: Bryan Izzard
 
28.
Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood... (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Sykes
 
29.
The Lovers! (1973)
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Big-screen version of the TV sit-com about the ups-and-downs of a young courting couple's relationship. (88 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
30.
Love Thy Neighbour (1973)
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Two men who are nextdoor neighbors constantly battle it out over seemingly trivial offenses. Their wives, on the other hand, are best of friends. The two couples attempt to win a 'love-thy-neighbor' competition by lying... (85 mins.)
Director: John Robins
 
31.
The Best of Benny Hill (1974)
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A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from... (83 mins.)
Director: John Robins
 
32.
Man About the House (1974)
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An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings.Householder... (90 mins.)
Director: John Robins
 
33.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
 
34.
The Likely Lads (1976)
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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
35.
Are You Being Served? (1977)
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The staff of Grace Bros. take a trip to Costa Plonka while the department is being remodeled. (95 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
 
36.
Sweeney! (1977)
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Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled... (89 mins.)
Director: David Wickes
 
37.
Sweeney 2 (1978)
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Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
38.
The Quatermass Conclusion (1979)
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An edited for theaters version of the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series set in near future. Professor Quatermass must save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular and sinister cult "Planet People" that "performs raptures". (102 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
 
39.
Doing Time (1979)
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This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade... (93 mins.)
Director: Dick Clement
 
40.
Rising Damp (1980)
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Stingy English landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, an African jock... (98 mins.)
Director: Joe McGrath
 
41.
George and Mildred (1980)
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Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man. (93 mins.)
 
42.
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher. (108 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
43.
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982 Documentary)
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl. (77 mins.)
 
44.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (107 mins.)
 
45.
Whoops Apocalypse (1988)
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A British satire on the beginning of WWIII. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Bussmann
 
46.
Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie)
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The newly-regenerated Doctor takes on the Master on the turn of the millennium, 31 December 1999. (89 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
 
47.
Bean (1997)
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The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum. (89 mins.)
Director: Mel Smith
 
48.
The Avengers (1998)
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Two British agents (John Steed and Emma Peel) team up to stop Sir August De Wynter from destroying the world with a weather changing machine. (89 mins.)
 
49.
Guest House Paradiso (1999)
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Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant... (89 mins.)
 
50.
Traffic (2000)
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A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business. (147 mins.)
 
51.
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
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Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island... (85 mins.)
Director: Britt Allcroft
 
52.
Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
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Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe... (82 mins.)
Director: Ed Bye
 
53.
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain... (85 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
 
54.
The Singing Detective (2003)
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From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots. (109 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
 
55.
Stella Street (2004)
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As the Beatles did in the 1960s, Michael Caine convinces Jack Nicholson, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to move to Stella Street, an unassuming residential area of Surrey. But along with the new neighbors come hoods and thieves, all determined to make off with the stars' cash. Based on the BBC sketch comedy series. (80 mins.)
 
56.
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)
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The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Bendelack
 
57.
The Quatermass Experiment (2005 TV Movie)
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A contemporary adaptation of Nigel Kneale's seminal 1953 science fiction serial. (97 mins.)
Director: Sam Miller
 
58.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
59.
Dirty Sanchez: The Movie (2006 Documentary)
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Four guys set off on a world tour to enact the seven deadly sins. Based on the MTV Europe series "Dirty Sanchez". (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Hickey
 
60.
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
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Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things. (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Bendelack
 
61.
State of Play (2009)
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When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
62.
In the Loop (2009)
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A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries. (106 mins.)
 
63.
Brüno (2009)
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Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America. (81 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
64.
The Firm (2009)
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Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team. (90 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
65.
Edge of Darkness (2010)
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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
66.
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
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Horrid Henry finds himself doing things he never ever thought he'd do, and then some. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Moore
 
67.
The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
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Four socially troubled 18-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Malia. (97 mins.)
Director: Ben Palmer
 
68.
The Sweeney (2012)
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A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show. (112 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
69.
The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)
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Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday. (96 mins.)
 
70.
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014)
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A company tries to shut down Mrs Brown's fruit and veg stall. They can feck off. (94 mins.)
Director: Ben Kellett
 
71.
Dad's Army (2016)
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The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
72.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
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After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France. (90 mins.)
Director: Mandie Fletcher