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1.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime. (88 mins.)
 
2.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
3.
Hangover Square (1945)
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory. (77 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
4.
This Happy Breed (1944)
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs... (114 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
5.
People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995 TV Series)
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Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it. (60 mins.)
Director: Angus MacQueen
 
6.
Hobson's Choice (1954)
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements. (107 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
7.
The Offence (1972)
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A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester. (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
8.
Laughter in Paradise (1951)
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in. (93 mins.)
Director: Mario Zampi
 
9.
No (2012)
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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
10.
Before the Fall (2004)
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In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite... (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
11.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
12.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
13.
Odd Man Out (1947)
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (116 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
14.
The Woman in the Window (1944)
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When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
16.
Our Friends in the North (1996 Mini-Series)
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A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker... (623 mins.)
 
16.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
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After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape. (50 mins.)
 
17.
The Great War (1964 Mini-Series)
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One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects... (40 mins.)
 
18.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
The League of Gentlemen (1960)
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. (116 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
21.
Our Man in Havana (1959)
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble. (103 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
22.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
23.
Der große König (1942)
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King Frederick II (aka "Frederick the Great") of Prussia is engaged in a major battle against the Austrian army at Kunersdorf... (118 mins.)
Director: Veit Harlan
 
24.
It Happened on July 20th (1955)
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A dramatic reconstruction of the July 1944 attempt by German Army Officers to assassinate Hitler with... (75 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst