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1. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, P.D. James | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 331,670

2. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

Writers: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock, Giles Foden | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 133,036

3. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

Votes: 103,043

4. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Writers: Robert Harris, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 124,130

5. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Paul Torday | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 46,482

6. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Writers: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 45,268

7. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

29 min | Comedy

8.8
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 9,375

8. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Writer: Paul Greengrass | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 18,457

9. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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An idealistic English filmmaker casts a group of student actors in her docudrama about India's revolution against British rule in the 1920s.

Writers: Renzil D'Silva, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kamlesh Pandey | Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 59,227

10. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After an Egyptian army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880's, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Ardrey | Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 4,458

11. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Writers: Rona Munro, Margaret Humphreys | Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 3,286

12. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Larry Gross, Rachel Ingalls, Paul Theroux, Wayne Wang | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

Votes: 2,640

13. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Writers: Sean Forestal, Cornel Wilde, John Christopher | Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 734

14. Hidden City (1987)

102 min | Thriller, Mystery

6.6
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Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Charles Dance, Cassie Stuart, Bill Paterson, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 171

15. Pinochet's Last Stand (2006 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Curson Smith | Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Phyllida Law, Peter Capaldi, Yolanda Vazquez

Votes: 120

16. Taking Liberties (2007)

100 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writer: Chris Atkins | Director: Chris Atkins | Stars: David Morrissey, Ashley Jensen, Riz Ahmed, Kate Allen

Votes: 423

17. Titanic Town (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

A Belfast housewife takes up the peace cause which causes her family trouble with IRA sympathizers.

Writers: Mary Costello, Anne Devlin | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds, Nuala O'Neill, James Loughran

Votes: 325

18. The Iraq War (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Alex Jennings, Massoud Barzani, Dick Cheney, Stephen Hadley

Votes: 41

19. Suva: 'Pride of Fiji' (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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James A. FitzPatrick takes a tour of the Fiji Islands. The short depicts the different types on natives that inhabit the islands, and shows villages that have not been changed in ... See full summary »

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Stars: James A. FitzPatrick, Noelle Bënda Richards

Votes: 16

20. The Last Enemy (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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Stephen Ezard returns home from China for his brother's funeral and finds himself drawn into an intrigue when he tries to determine the circumstances of his death.

Writer: Peter Berry | Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 67

21. The Last Enemy (2008– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2008)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.3
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Stephen continues his search for Yasim as two groups track his movements, T.I.A. marketing intensifies at Parliament, and an unexpected illegal debarks at the port.

Writer: Peter Berry | Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 52

22. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Devil You Know (1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Minister and Sir Humphrey debate the merits of UK membership in the European Community with Hacker definitely negative about interference from Brussels. He dislikes the constant steam ... See full summary »

Writers: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 85