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1. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 9,730

2. The Ladykillers (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 20,913

3. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 26,836

4. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,054

5. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 7,868

6. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 1,295

7. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,590

8. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 6,720 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 2,951

10. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,345 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Crying Wolf 3D (I) (2015)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

2.8
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From the Director of 'DEADTIME' and 'Zombie Harvest' comes Crying Wolf! They're Hungry, Hairy and ready to hunt you down! The comedy horror Crying Wolf tells the story of strange and weird ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Jopia | Stars: Caroline Munro, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne, Chloe Farnworth

Votes: 98

12. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 1,895

13. Nowhere to Go (1958)

89 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his... See full summary »

Directors: Seth Holt, Basil Dearden | Stars: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 306

14. Ships with Wings (1942)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Nolbandov | Stars: John Clements, Leslie Banks, Jane Baxter, Ann Todd

Votes: 79

15. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 822 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: John Mills, Derek Bond, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender

Votes: 1,144

17. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

94 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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On a routine flight from Hong-Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 562

18. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.8
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 339

19. For Those in Peril (1944)

77 min | Drama, War

6.7
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A WWII flyer fails to join the RAF so he joins the Air - Sea Rescue instead. His boat is out in all conditions picking up downed pilots and taking them to safety.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater

Votes: 54

20. Secret People (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 312

21. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

7.1
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An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 793

22. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 991

23. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Vida Hope

Votes: 952

24. The Love Lottery (1954)

89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: David Niven, Peggy Cummins, Anne Vernon, Herbert Lom

Votes: 104

25. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.8
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

Votes: 243

26. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.6
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

Votes: 114

27. Convoy (1940)

78 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.

Director: Pen Tennyson | Stars: Clive Brook, John Clements, Edward Chapman, Judy Campbell

Votes: 116

28. All at Sea (1957)

87 min | Comedy

7.1
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A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper, Fred Griffiths

Votes: 632

29. Pool of London (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Earl Cameron

Votes: 249

30. Cage of Gold (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald, Madeleine Lebeau

Votes: 125

31. The Magnet (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.1
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A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy and gets him into all sorts of trouble.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, James Fox, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 266

32. Crash of Silence (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.5
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Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 420

33. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

7.1
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In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 661

34. The Third Key (1956)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 414

35. Saraband (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 274

36. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.0
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 484

37. Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)

89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Mary Merrall, Gordon Jackson, Jean Ireland

Votes: 199

38. Davy (1958)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring the British Music Halls. Young Davy is the star of the act but should he stay with his family or strike out on his own ?

Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Harry Secombe, Ron Randell, George Relph, Susan Shaw

Votes: 76

39. Against the Wind (1948)

96 min | Action, War, Drama

6.4
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British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 321

40. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.8
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It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue

Votes: 284

41. The Shiralee (1957)

99 min | Drama

6.8
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When Jim Macauley finds his wife with another man, he takes their young daughter and they hit the road. With a young child as his responsibility, he finds he can't be quite the fancy-free ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Peter Finch, Dana Wilson, Elizabeth Sellars, George Rose

Votes: 169

42. Four Desperate Men (1959)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Aldo Ray, Heather Sears, Neil McCallum, Victor Maddern

Votes: 95

43. The Halfway House (1944)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...

Directors: Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Tom Walls, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 322

44. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

7.2
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Will Hay, back in his role as a hapless teacher, is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 292

45. San Demetrio London (1943)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.8
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The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Frend, Robert Hamer | Stars: Arthur Young, Walter Fitzgerald, Ralph Michael, Neville Mapp

Votes: 267

46. Frieda (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling, Flora Robson

Votes: 140

47. The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

7.2
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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 99

48. The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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On Romney Marsh at the turn of the century, a woman farmer has three suitors.

Directors: Charles Frend, Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jean Kent, John McCallum, Derek Bond

Votes: 69

49. Decision Against Time (1957)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway Aero-Manufacturing Company... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Sellars, Jeremy Bodkin, Gerard Lohan

Votes: 155

50. The Next of Kin (1942)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, Reginald Tate

Votes: 105