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1. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 56,215

2. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 187,496 | Gross: $100.32M

3. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 321,143 | Gross: $45.06M

4. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 546,400 | Gross: $138.80M

5. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 80,381 | Gross: $30.08M

6. Wolf Hall (2015– )

360 min | Drama, History

8.1
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 6,931

7. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 44,358 | Gross: $58.97M

8. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

Votes: 81,810 | Gross: $8.06M

9. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 8,970

10. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 29,579 | Gross: $18.31M

11. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 17,231

12. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 25,524 | Gross: $28.35M

13. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.7
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The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 9,183 | Gross: $37.60M

14. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 5,643

15. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 12,648 | Gross: $13.50M

16. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 1,928

17. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,876

18. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 6,474

19. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

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An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 4,025

20. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 5,681 | Gross: $10.14M

21. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 9,970 | Gross: $0.24M

22. The Last King (2003– )

188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

Votes: 1,278

23. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 4,999

24. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )

385 min | Drama

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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 894

25. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 1,039

26. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,594

27. Trio (1950)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

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Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French | Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer, Lana Morris

Votes: 462

28. Clarissa (1991– )

156 min | History

7.2
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.

Stars: Sean Bean, Saskia Wickham, Jonny Phillips, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 502

29. The First Churchills (1969– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah.

Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 166

30. God's Outlaw (1986)

Not Rated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.

Director: Tony Tew | Stars: Roger Rees, Bernard Archard, Keith Barron, Kenneth Gilbert

Votes: 157

31. Murder in the Cathedral (1951)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

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The tape version, if one exists, may be 114 minutes but the film, on original release, ran the same 140 minutes in the USA as it did in England. It is an experimental transposition of the ... See full summary »

Director: George Hoellering | Stars: John Groser, Alexander Gauge, David Ward, George Woodbridge

Votes: 56

32. Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

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81 Metascore

The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

Directors: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi | Stars: W.H. Auden, Don Bachardy, Ted Bachardy, James Berg

Votes: 746 | Gross: $0.21M

33. The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Gillian Bancroft | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, James Bryce, François Scarborough Clemmons, Paola Dionisotti

Votes: 41

34. John Wesley (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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When young John Wesley is saved from the flames burning his family's home, he believes God has chosen him for a higher mission. He grows up to become a minister in the Church of England but... See full summary »

Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Leonard Sachs, Gerard Lohan, Neil Heayes, Keith Pyott

Votes: 33

35. Church vs State (1998)

Documentary, Drama, Family

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Church vs State brings students to a time in America when church and state were often allied. Though many came to America for religious freedom, in some places there was little tolerance ... See full summary »

Director: William G. Wagner | Stars: Harvey L. Bakari, Willie Balderson, Bill Barker, Stan Beadle

36. Royal Heritage (1952)

Approved | 28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A preview of the (then) upcoming coronation ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. It explains how the young queen is carrying on a tradition unbroken in 250 years by the British sovereignty, ... See full summary »

Director: Diana Pine | Stars: Robert Donat, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth II

37. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Checkmate (2008)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

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After Henry breaks all ties with the church and marries Anne, the Pope threatens him with excommunication and authorizes Anne's assassination.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 358

38. Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)
Episode: Divorced, Beheaded, Died (2016)

Biography, Drama, History

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Henry VIII annuls his marriage to Catherine and marries Anne Boleyn. who gives birth to Henry's second daughter, Elizabeth I. After being accused of adultery, Anne is executed. She is succeeded by wife number 3, Jane Seymour.

Director: Russell England | Stars: Nicholas Agnew, Scott Arthur, Sophie Bleasdale, Isla Bliss

Votes: 31

39. Emma (2009– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2009)

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Claiming that her match-making days are over,Emma helps Frank organize a dance. Elton returns with his dreadful wife, a presence which upsets Harriet and annoys everyone else, especially ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Romola Garai, Jodhi May, Louise Dylan

Votes: 111

40. BBC News 8pm Summary (2007– )
Episode: Episode dated 23 February 2015 (2015)

2 min | Short, News

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Stars: Sophie Long, Eddie Redmayne, Malcolm Rifkind, Jack Straw

41. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Everything Is Beautiful (2008)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

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As he seeks the annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII appoints himself the head of the Church of England. And Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove Queen Katherine from the picture -- and Court.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 398

42. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Fat Chance (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After a young woman aspiring to the priesthood dies while taking her exams, possibly from poison, Morse connects the death to a weight loss company.

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Maurice Denham, David Gant

Votes: 324

43. Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History (2013– )
Episode: Gods to Men: Tudors to Stuarts (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Paul Berczeller | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Richard Cust, Alice Hunt, Elizabeth Hurren

Votes: 9

44. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)
Episode: Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1988)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Rumpole defends Hilda's nephew, a canon who has accused of adultery in an ecclesiastical court.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Leo McKern, Marion Mathie, Peter Blythe, Julian Curry

Votes: 32

45. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Tears of Blood (2008)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

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The Archbishop's capitulation to Henry results in Thomas More's resignation and a triumphal trip by Henry to France to show off his new queen to Francis.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 368

46. Unexplained (2008– )
Episode: The Ghosts of Glastonbury (2008)

48 min | Documentary, Horror

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Discover the world of automatic writing, a link to memories of the past. Were supernatural forces really behind one of the most controversial archaeological claims of the 20th century?

Director: Alexander Dunlop | Stars: Tony Robinson, Becky McCall, Chris French, Tim Hopkinson-Ball