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1. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.6
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 10,087

2. Kessler (1981)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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In the years after World War II, the tables have turned: ambitious, cruel Gestapo-officer Ludwig Kessler, the most implacable hunter of every opponent to the Third Reich, can no longer deny... See full summary »

Stars: Clifford Rose, Alan Dobie, Nitza Shaul, Ralph Michael

Votes: 138

3. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,302

4. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008– )

240 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

Votes: 4,922

5. Les misérables (2000– )

90 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 3,738

6. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980– )

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 3,288

7. Riget (1994–1997)

TV-MA | 279 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen

Votes: 15,061 | Gross: $0.09M

8. Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984– )

90 min | Drama

8.8
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rüdiger Weigang, Eva Maria Schneider

Votes: 2,681

9. Little Dorrit (2008– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

Votes: 6,893

10. Jane Eyre (2006– )

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 16,618

11. Emma (2009– )

240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Jodhi May

Votes: 12,018

12. Kapitein Zeppos (1964–1969)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.5
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First season "Belderbos" (1964, 15 episodes): Suspicion rises in the quiet little village of Belder when a strange horse back rider arrives in town. Jan Stephorst, in Greece he was called ... See full summary »

Stars: Senne Rouffaer, Raymond Bossaerts, Jetje Cabanier, Vic Moeremans

Votes: 114

13. Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)

156 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Debbie Arnold, John Bardon, Arthur Bostrom

Votes: 1,357

14. A Taste for Death (1988– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton, Penny Downie

Votes: 227

15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 5,943

16. The Way We Live Now (2001– )

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 2,391

17. Oliver Twist (1999– )

386 min | Drama

7.9
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 693

18. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 16,389

19. Doctor Zhivago (2002– )

226 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 4,408

20. Human Trafficking (2005– )

176 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Adams, Zoe Aggeliki, Isabelle Blais, Céline Bonnier

Votes: 5,989

21. North & South (2004)

TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 24,281

22. Mildred Pierce (2011)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

7.7
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 15,697

23. To Play the King (1993)

218 min | Drama

8.5
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,243

24. Clouds of Witness (1972– )

Drama

8.2
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Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 239

25. The Count of Monte Cristo (1998– )

400 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 5,218

26. The Book of Negroes (2015)

265 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 18th century.

Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco

Votes: 1,492

27. Fanny Hill (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Night, Alison Steadman, Hugo Speer, Emma Stansfield

Votes: 939

28. War and Peace (2007– )

394 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812

Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 1,614

29. The Final Cut (1995)

206 min | Drama

8.2
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Isla Blair

Votes: 2,707

30. Bleak House (2005)

TV-PG | 510 min | Drama

8.4
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Finn Morrell

Votes: 7,304

31. Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 60,375

32. Sense & Sensibility (2008– )

59 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan, Janet McTeer

Votes: 8,351

33. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,957

34. The Ice House (1997– )

172 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice... See full summary »

Stars: Frances Barber, Kitty Aldridge, Corin Redgrave, Penny Downie

Votes: 635

35. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)

Approved | 203 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,401

36. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,808

37. Moby Dick (1998– )

PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 3,237

38. Merlin (1998– )

Not Rated | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 18,519

39. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 14,996

40. The Potato Factory (2000– )

Comedy, Drama, History

6.0
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Based on Bryce Courtenay's novel of the same name, this four-hour miniseries tells the story of Ikey Solomon, his wife Hannah and his mistress Mary. Set in London and Tasmania in the middle... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Cross, Lisa McCune, Sonia Todd, Robert Grubb

Votes: 82

41. The Crimson Petal and the White (2011– )

274 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

Stars: Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Amanda Hale, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 2,475

42. The Thorn Birds (1983– )

460 min | Drama

8.0
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This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,658

43. It (1990)

TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 90,845

44. Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 1,348

45. Parade's End (2012)

287 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 8,111

46. Devices and Desires (1991– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Stars: Roy Marsden, Susannah York, Gemma Jones, James Faulkner

Votes: 243

47. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 5,127

48. The Blackheath Poisonings (1992– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Christine Kavanagh, Ian McNeice, Zoë Wanamaker, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 107

49. The Old Curiosity Shop (1979– )

30 min

7.0
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The story of Nell Trent, a beautiful young girl. An orphan, she lives with her Grandfather in The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

Stars: Natalie Ogle, Trevor Peacock, Granville Saxton, Sebastian Shaw

Votes: 54