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1. Wolf Hall (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.4
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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,452

2. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Horror

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.

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

Votes: 266,122

3. 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: 6,894

4. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 160,272

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.

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

Votes: 70,243

6. 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.

Writers: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

Votes: 72,250

7. 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.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 14,225

8. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.2
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

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

Votes: 35,702

9. 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.

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 26,478

10. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 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.

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

Votes: 21,475

11. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Osborne, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 7,644

12. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

M | 145 min | Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Writers: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 4,692

13. 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.

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

Votes: 1,703

14. 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.

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

Votes: 9,157

15. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Writers: Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Jan Struther | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty

Votes: 10,244

16. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 5,646

17. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,209

18. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

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

Writers: Claudine West, George Froeschel, Arthur Wimperis, James Hilton | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 4,951

19. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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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 ensues.

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

Votes: 4,416

20. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Writers: Neil Paterson, John Braine | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 3,285

21. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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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: 793

22. The Last King (2003 TV Mini-Series)

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: 1,149

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

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 »

Writer: Eddie Izzard | Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,238

24. The Barchester Chronicles (1982 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 775

25. The First Churchills (1969 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | History

8.3
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Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 149

26. Clarissa (1991– )

156 min | History

7.4
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.

Stars: Saskia Wickham, Lynsey Baxter, Hermione Norris, Frances Viner

Votes: 423

27. Trio (1950)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.

Writers: Noel Langley, W. Somerset Maugham, R.C. Sherriff | Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French | Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer, Lana Morris

Votes: 402

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

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.9
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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: 555

29. God's Outlaw (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 120

30. Murder in the Cathedral (1951)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Writers: T.S. Eliot, George Hoellering | Director: George Hoellering | Stars: John Groser, Alexander Gauge, David Ward, George Woodbridge

Votes: 32

31. 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 »

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

Votes: 26

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

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Melvyn Bragg | Director: Gillian Bancroft | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, James Bryce, Paola Dionisotti, David Fleeshman

Votes: 35

33. 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 »

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

34. 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 »

Writers: Andrew Gardner, Carson Hudson, Dennis Montgomery, William G. Wagner | Director: William G. Wagner | Stars: Harvey L. Bakari, Willie Balderson, Bill Barker, Stan Beadle

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

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

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 261

36. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Death of a Monarchy (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.6
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As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows introspective as various factions in the court try to position themselves for the seemingly inevitable succession.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Max Brown

Votes: 293

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

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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 »

Writers: Jane Austen, Sandy Welch | Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Romola Garai, Jodhi May, Louise Dylan

Votes: 83

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

2 min | News

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

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

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 302

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

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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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.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Alma Cullen | Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Maurice Denham, David Gant

Votes: 170

42. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: His Majesty's Pleasure (2008)

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

8.4
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Fisher and More continue to resist the coercion to take the oath and pay with their lives as Henry's ardor toward Anne subsides after her miscarriage.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 278

43. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Natural Ally (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Catherine's buys the silence of an indiscreet former lover with a position in her chamber as her affair with Culpepper becomes more tempestuous.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Tamzin Merchant, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 168

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

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Rumpole defends Hilda's nephew, a canon who has accused of adultery in an ecclesiastical court.

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

Votes: 26

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

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 272

46. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: The Definition of Love (2008)

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

8.0
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When King Francis refuses to approve an engagement involving the baby but proposes one between Mary and the Dauphin, Henry begins to turn against Anne.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 239

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

Documentary, Horror

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