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1.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
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Sabotage efforts damage an international air race. (138 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
2.
Nine Men (1943)
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The Nine men of the title are a British WWII Army patrol stuck in a desert fort during the African campaign... (68 mins.)
Director: Harry Watt
 
3.
The Stunt Man (1980)
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
 
4.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
 
5.
Millions Like Us (1943)
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2... (103 mins.)
 
6.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view. (116 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
7.
The Genesis Children (1972)
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A group of teen boys go to Rome in this controversial art film. (85 mins.)
Director: Anthony Aikman
 
8.
Effi Briest (2009)
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Ambitious German imperial hussars veteran baron Geert von Instetten takes office as coastal district administrator... (118 mins.)
 
9.
Deathtrap (1982)
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A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
10.
I Know You Know (2008)
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A young boy suspects his dad might be working undercover for MI6. (81 mins.)
Director: Justin Kerrigan
 
11.
Dead Fish (2005)
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Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London. (98 mins.)
Director: Charley Stadler
 
12.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (127 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
13.
Lautrec (1998)
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Life, passion, love...all these were part of Toulouse-Lautrec's art. His artistic development among the masters of the postimpressionism. (125 mins.)
Director: Roger Planchon
 
14.
Dubravka (1967)
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Dubravka approaches adolescence. (80 mins.)
 
15.
The Cuckoo Waltz (1975 TV Series)
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The series, which was set in 1970s and early 1980s Manchester, dealt with the comic complications that... (30 mins.)
 
16.
Black and White (2002)
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Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart. (99 mins.)
Director: Craig Lahiff
 
17.
Human Trafficking (2005 Mini-Series)
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Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution... (176 mins.)
 
18.
Amen. (2002)
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During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world. (132 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
19.
The Flying Classroom (2003)
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A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school. (110 mins.)
Director: Tomy Wigand
 
20.
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
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After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart. (104 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
21.
Vincent & Theo (1990)
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The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
22.
Burke and Hare (2010)
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A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. (91 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
23.
Eragon (2006)
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In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king. (104 mins.)
 
24.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
25.
The Wolfman (2010)
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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. (103 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
26.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)
 
27.
Case Histories (2011 TV Series)
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Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.
 
27.
Manipulation (2011)
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Set in Zurich in the 1950s, a special agent who is near retirement receives a major assignment: Bring down Harry Wind, a top PR manager who has been accused of spying. (90 mins.)
Director: Pascal Verdosci
 
27.
Operation Valkyrie (2004 TV Movie)
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In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy... (131 mins.)
Director: Jo Baier
 
27.
Flirt (1995)
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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose... (85 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
28.
Wolff's Turf (1992 TV Series)
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(45 mins.)
 
29.
The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)
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Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied POWs and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome. (143 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
30.
The Professionals (1977 TV Series)
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5)... (50 mins.)
 
31.
Inspector George Gently (2007 TV Series)
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With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases. (89 mins.)
 
32.
Cracker (1993 TV Series)
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases. (100 mins.)
 
33.
1984 (1984)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
34.
Annie Hall (1977)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
35.
Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)
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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... (96 mins.)
Director: David Wickes
 
36.
The Beach (2000)
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Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it. (119 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
37.
The Murder Room (2004 Mini-Series)
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Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville. (180 mins.)
 
38.
Ravenous (1999)
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In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
39.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
40.
The Whistle Blower (1986)
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A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable... (100 mins.)
Director: Simon Langton
 
41.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
 
42.
Face (1997)
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Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain... (105 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
43.
Wild Target (2010)
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A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
44.
The Manns (2001 Mini-Series)
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family. (312 mins.)
 
45.
Darkness (2002)
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A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family. (88 mins.)
 
46.
Das Tal der Schatten (1999)
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(93 mins.)
 
47.
Tatort (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Die Macht des Schicksals (1987)
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A long running German cop show where detectives work to solve a crime. (90 mins.)
 
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49.
99-1 (1994 TV Series)
Episode: Doing the Business (1994)
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50.
The Bill (1984 TV Series)
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis. (50 mins.)
 
51.
Der letzte Zeuge (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Die Show geht weiter (2003)
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(45 mins.)
 
52.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
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Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
 
53.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
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This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war... (152 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
54.
Turkish Delight (1973)
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Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy... (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
55.
Iron Sky (2012)
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. (93 mins.)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
 
56.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
57.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
58.
Aliens (1986)
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The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
59.
Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer! (2004 Short Film)
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In this, her first non acting effort, writer/director Jamie Donahue parodies the 1950's high school educational film. (10 mins.)
Director: Jamie Donahue
 
60.
A Very Serious Person (2006)
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A coming-of-age tale about a showtunes- and old Hollywood-obsessed boy and his effete Danish mentor. The two bond and teach each other lessons about self-acceptance over the course of one magical summer on the Jersey Shore. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Busch
 
61.
Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)
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A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
62.
Tiptoes (2003)
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Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one normal-sized (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant... (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
 
63.
Unknown (2011)
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A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is. (113 mins.)
 
64.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
 
65.
Princesse Marie (2004 TV Movie)
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(190 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
66.
The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
67.
The Angels' Share (2012)
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
68.
Katie Tippel (1975)
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The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive... (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
69.
Kes (1969)
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
70.
Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A T.V. set given as a retirement present is sold on to different households causing misery each time. (83 mins.)
 
71.
The Reckoning (2002)
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A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
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73.
The Tunnel (2001)
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion... (150 mins.)
 
75.
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971 TV Series)
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff. (60 mins.)
 
76.
Playhouse Presents (2012 TV Series)
Episode: City Hall (2012)
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In the wake of the London riots the comments of sensible middle-aged housewife Dorothy Green, caught on footage... (30 mins.)
 
77.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, plans to return after thousands of years in the North. (56 mins.)
 
78.
The Green Butchers (2003)
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Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop... (100 mins.)