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1. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Writers: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis | Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

2. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

3. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Writers: John Cleese, Charles Crichton | Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

4. The Escape Artist (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Revolves around Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he ... See full summary »

Stars: David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Gus Barry, Brid Brennan

5. Rake (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Creators: Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh, Charles Waterstreet | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Russell Dykstra, Danielle Cormack

6. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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63 Metascore

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date... See full summary »

Writer: P.J. Hogan | Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

7. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Pender | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

8. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy

7.8
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A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their ... See full summary »

Writers: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

9. Spiral (2005– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation.

Creators: Alexandra Clert, Guy-Patrick Sainderichin | Stars: Caroline Proust, Grégory Fitoussi, Audrey Fleurot, Fred Bianconi

10. Mistresses (2008– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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The lives and loves of four female friends: Katie, a doctor having an affair with a patient; Trudi, a 9/11 widow; Siobhan, a barrister; and Jessica, a commitment phobe who plays the field.

Creators: Rachel Anthony, S.J. Clarkson, Lowri Glain | Stars: Sarah Parish, Sharon Small, Orla Brady, Shelley Conn

11. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Writer: Richard Maltby Jr. | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

12. Outlaw (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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45 Metascore

A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.

Writer: Nick Love | Director: Nick Love | Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Rupert Friend, Sean Harris

13. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Writers: Ethel Lina White, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty

14. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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A mother, whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in outback Northern Territory, Australia, fights to prove her innocence.

Writers: John Bryson, Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

15. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

16. This Life (1996–1997)

45 min | Drama

8.4
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A series following the lives of Miles, Milly, Warren, Egg and Anna, five young professionals.

Creator: Amy Jenkins | Stars: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

17. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Writers: Robert Hichens, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

18. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

Writers: André P. Brink, Colin Welland, Euzhan Palcy | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

19. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself.

Writers: Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

20. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Writers: Ferdinand Bordewijk, Mike van Diem, Laurens Geels, Ruud van Megen | Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

21. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

22. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Writers: Angela Huth, Keith Dewhurst, David Leland | Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

23. The Brief (2004– )

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Alan Davies, Steven Alvey, Linda Bassett, Christopher Fulford

24. Rag Tag (2006)

98 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Raymond and Tagbo met when they were eight. Although from radically different worlds - Raymond/Rag is from a single parent West Indian home, while Tagbo/Tag is the only son of middle class ... See full summary »

Writer: Adaora Nwandu | Director: Adaora Nwandu | Stars: Daniel Parsons, Adedamola Adelaja, Tamsin Clarke, Geoffrey Aymer

25. Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Writers: James P. Cavanagh, Agatha Christie | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson

26. Housewarming (2005)

95 min | Comedy

5.5
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Chantal, an advocate involved in defending homeless illegal immigrant, decides to refurbish her flat. Following her convictions she calls Columbian workers led by an unforeseeable architect... See full summary »

Writers: Éric Besnard, Philippe Galland, Jean-François Goyet, Brigitte Roüan | Director: Brigitte Roüan | Stars: Carole Bouquet, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Didier Flamand, Françoise Brion

27. The Naked Edge (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Max Ehrlich | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento

28. Victim (1961)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Writers: Janet Green, John McCormick | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

29. A Good Marriage (1982)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Rohmer | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle

30. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Edison Marshall | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer

31. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Writers: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebé, Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

32. Storm in a Teacup (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.

Writers: Bruno Frank, James Bridie, Ian Dalrymple, Donald Bull | Directors: Ian Dalrymple, Victor Saville | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood

33. Hanging Perverts (2010)

63 min | Documentary, News

7.5
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Hanging Perverts is a film manifesto journeying in the world of hardcore bondage pornography, attacking issues of censorship and personal liberty. Includes interviews with Guardian ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Sherban | Director: Andrew Sherban | Stars: Andrew Sherban, Davide Previti, Tudor Plapcianu, Sebastien Thomas

34. Brothers in Law (1957)

94 min | Comedy

6.8
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Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

Writers: Roy Boulting, Henry Cecil, Jeffrey Dell, Frank Harvey | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

35. Hedd Wyn (1992)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Llwyd | Director: Paul Turner | Stars: Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington, Llio Silyn

36. L'amour en douce (1985)

100 min | Comedy

5.8
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Writers: Jean Sagols, Christian Watton | Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Emmanuelle Béart, Sophie Barjac

37. A Voyage Round My Father (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father ... See full summary »

Writer: John Mortimer | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Jane Asher, Elizabeth Sellars

38. Villa des roses (2002)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She ... See full summary »

Writers: Christophe Dirickx, Willem Elsschot, Frank Van Passel | Director: Frank Van Passel | Stars: Julie Delpy, Shaun Dingwall, Harriet Walter, Shirley Henderson

39. The House of Secrets (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Mystery

5.2
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Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

Writers: Sydney Horler, John W. Krafft | Director: Roland D. Reed | Stars: Leslie Fenton, Muriel Evans, Noel Madison, Sidney Blackmer

40. Avocats & associés (1998– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Creators: Alain Krief, Valérie Guignabodet | Stars: François-Eric Gendron, Frédéric Gorny, Cécile Rebboah, Muriel Combeau

41. Chambers (2000–2001)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Richard Braine, Pandora Clifford, Robert Duncan

42. The Smugglers (1947)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Told in flashback, the film opens on a brutal scene of a 17-year-old boy, Francis Andrews, being brutally lashed during a police interrogation in which the boy thinks back to the past that ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Greene, Sydney Box, Muriel Box | Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Joan Greenwood, Richard Attenborough

43. The Silken Affair (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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Spoiler: Roger Tweakham, a married accountant leading a hum-drum life gets involved with a motivating model, 'tweaks' the books of a stocking-factory whose owner he likes so it will show a ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Lewis Taylor | Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: David Niven, Geneviève Page, Ronald Squire, Beatrice Straight

44. The Imperfect Lady (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Millicent Hopkins, while touring with a dancing troupe in 1892, meets Clive Loring who is campaigning in the English Midlands for Parliament. They fall in love and Millie remains behind at ... See full summary »

Writers: Karl Tunberg, Ladislas Fodor | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Cedric Hardwicke, Virginia Field

45. Up Rising (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

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Sitcom set in a pretty village, but with very different inhabitants - including: a retired professional, his refined wife, a wealthy but tasteless couple, 'alternative lifestyle' followers,... See full summary »

Stars: Nicola Pagett, Camilla Power, Anton Rodgers, Michelle Collins

46. Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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A bank-robbery in London prevents - again - the marriage of Bulldog Drummond with his girlfriend. But this time when the delinquents are caught it will be celebrated at last.

Writers: Stuart Palmer, Garnett Weston, Herman C. McNeile | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, Reginald Denny

47. A Pair of Briefs (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

6.0
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She's new in chambers, and he's a troublemaker. But what *is* the true status of the old lady's wartime marriage, and can the two young legal minds find the answer?

Writers: Nicholas Phipps, Kay Bannerman, Harold Brooke | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Mary Peach, Brenda de Banzie, James Robertson Justice

48. To the Victor (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Adam McAdam is an old, dour sheepherder whose life is devoted to his faithful dog, the whiskey bottle and his daughter, Jeannie. And a conflict that arises when the other sheep-men of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Alfred Ollivant, J.B. Williams, Michael Hogan | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Will Fyffe, John Loder, Margaret Lockwood, Graham Moffatt

49. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

50. Never Look Back (1952)

73 min | Drama

5.9
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A female lawyer hears a knock on her door one night and discovers that it is an old boyfriend, whose current girlfriend has thrown him out, and he needs a place to stay the night. She ... See full summary »

Writers: John Hunter, Guy Morgan, Francis Searle | Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Rosamund John, Hugh Sinclair, Guy Middleton, Henry Edwards