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1. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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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

2. Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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69 Metascore

Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

Writer: David Nicholls | Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Joseph Friend

3. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta of the same name, with parts of other of their operettas stirred in. Frederick has fallen in love with sweet innocent ... See full summary »

Writers: William S. Gilbert, Wilford Leach | Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

4. The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

5.0
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The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship end up having saves his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Writers: William S. Gilbert, Trevor Farrant | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

5. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado."

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

6. Making Love (1982)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.8
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A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Sandler, A. Scott Berg | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

7. Permanent Record (1988)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "HMS Pinafore" ... See full summary »

Writers: Jarre Fees, Alice Liddle, Larry Ketron | Director: Marisa Silver | Stars: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Pamela Gidley, Michael Elgart

8. The Shooting Party (1985)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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While Europe stands on the brink of a World War in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.

Writers: Isabel Colegate, Julian Bond | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud

9. Die Piraten (1968 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance, Music

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There are some unusual twists in this production of the traditional Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, "The Pirates of Penzance".

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Stars: Gerd Nienstedt, Alexander Malta, Peter Bahrig, Arleen Augér

10. The Virgin of Lust (2002)

151 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia ... See full summary »

Writers: Max Aub, Paz Alicia Garciadiego | Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Luis Felipe Tovar, Ariadna Gil, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Juan Diego

11. The Mikado (1939)

Not Rated | 90 min | Musical, Comedy

6.7
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The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Kenny Baker, John Barclay, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville

12. The Mikado (I) (1987 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

7.7
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A staging of "The Mikado" set in a Japanese seaside resort during the 1920s.

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: John Michael Phillips | Stars: Eric Idle, Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allan

13. Lillian Russell (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

Writer: William Anthony McGuire | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Edward Arnold

14. The Pirates of Penzance (1994 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

7.6
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Writers: William S. Gilbert, Melvyn Morrow | Directors: Peter Butler, Craig Schaefer | Stars: Jon English, Helen Donaldson, Toni Lamond, Derek Metzger

15. The Pirates of Penzance (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Keith Michell, Alexander Oliver, Janis Kelly, Peter Allen

16. The Mikado (1983 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

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Escaping from a distasteful marriage, Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, arrives in the town of Titipu - disguised as a musician. He has chosen Titipu because a beautiful girl, Yum-Yum, with... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: William Conrad, Clive Revill, Kate Flowers, John Stewart

17. H.M.S. Pinafore (1973 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

7.9
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The classic operetta of The Lass that Loved a Sailor by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Directors: Michael Heyland, Peter Riley, John Sichel | Stars: John Reed, Pamela Field, Michael Rayner, Malcolm Williams

18. The Mikado (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy, Musical

8.4
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Gidon Saks, Henry Ingram, Eric Donkin, Richard McMillan

19. The Gondoliers (1990 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music

8.1
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After gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, marry their sweethearts Gianetta and Tessa, they are informed that one of them is really the King of Barataria. However, there is a problem - nobody ... See full summary »

Writers: William S. Gilbert, Melvyn Morrow | Director: Martin Coombes | Stars: Robert Gard, Graeme Ewer, David Hobson, Roger Lemke

20. The Sorcerer (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

7.4
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The villagers of Ploverleigh are celebrating the marriage of Alexis, son of Sir Marmaduke Poindextre, to Aline, daughter of Lady Sangazure, who just happens to be Sir Marmaduke's old flame.... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Clive Revill, David Kernan, Donald Adams, Nuala Willis

21. Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim.

Writers: Leslie Bailey, Leslie Baily, William S. Gilbert, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Eileen Herlie, Martyn Green

22. Iolanthe (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Strephon, a shepherd (the son of a Fairy, Iolanthe, and a mortal), is in love with Phyllis, a shepherdess. He wants to marry her, but, although Phyllis also loves Strephon, she has a ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Derek Hammond-Stroud, Beverley Mills, Anne Collins, Alexander Oliver

23. The Mikado (1992 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

7.0
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Directors: John Michael Phillips, Andrew Wickes | Stars: Fenton Gray, Julian Jensen, Jill Pert, Gary Montaine

24. Princess Ida (1982 TV Movie)

114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion were betrothed when the Prince was two years old and the Princess just one year old. Twenty years have now passed, and the time has come for Hilarion to ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Frank Gorshin, Neil Howlett, Laurence Dale, Bernard Dickerson

25. H.M.S. Pinafore (1982 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

5.9
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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower, Michael Bulman

26. The Mikado (1967)

122 min | Musical

7.0
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Donald Adams, Philip Potter, John Reed, Kenneth Sandford

27. The Pirates of Penzance (1985 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

7.6
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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Brent Carver, Jeff Hyslop, Caralyn Tomlin, Douglas Chamberlain

28. The Gondoliers (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

8.1
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Marco and Giuseppe marry their sweethearts Gianetta and Tessa, but neither couple is allowed to leave for their honeymoon, because there is a problem. They are informed that one of the ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Eric Shilling, Anne Collins, Francis Egerton, Tom McDonnell

29. H.M.S. Pinafore (1997 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

8.3
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Writers: Drew Forsythe, William S. Gilbert, Melvyn Morrow | Directors: Peter Butler, Craig Schaefer | Stars: Jon English, Amanda Muggleton, Simon Gallaher, Rima Te Wiata

30. The Mikado (II) (1987 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, leaves home and disguises himself as a musician to escape a distasteful marriage - and meets a beautiful girl, Yum-Yum, with whom he falls in love. He ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Virginia Lumsden | Stars: Graeme Ewer, Gregory Yurisich, Heather Begg, Anne Maree McDonald

31. From Hare to Eternity (1997)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

5.7
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Pirate Yosemite Sam digs up a treasure chest which belongs to Bugs Bunny. Bugs boards Sam's ship and begins to heckle him. Bugs dresses as a singing mermaid, makes Sam walk the plank, and even makes Yosemite encounter a giant shark.

Writer: Stephen Fossatti | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Frank Gorshin, Greg Burson

32. Patience (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Reginald Bunthorne is a poet, adored by all the ladies - except one. Patience, a dairymaid, cannot understand what all the other ladies see in him and wonders what love is. However, despite... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Donald Adams, Derek Hammond-Stroud, John Fryatt, Sandra Dugdale

33. The Mikado (1996 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

7.8
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Drew Forsythe, William S. Gilbert, David Gould, Melvyn Morrow | Directors: Peter Butler, Craig Schaefer | Stars: Jon English, Derek Metzger, Terri Crouch, Bev Shean

34. The Cool Mikado (1963)

81 min | Musical

3.4
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Writers: Michael Winner, Maurice Browning, William S. Gilbert, Lew Schwarz, Robert White | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters, Bernie Winters

35. The Yeomen of the Guard (1982 TV Movie)

Musical

7.3
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Colonel Fairfax has been falsely accused of sorcery by a jealous relative who covets his estates and money. The Colonel is condemned to death for his 'crime' and waits in the Tower of ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Alfred Marks, Joel Grey, Elizabeth Gale, Claire Powell

36. Ruddigore (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

5.8
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The Baronets of Ruddigore have been cursed by a witch. Each Baronet, in his turn, must commit a crime a day - or die in torture. To escape his dreadful fate, the latest Baronet, Sir Ruthven... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Barrie Gavin | Stars: Vincent Price, Keith Michell, John Treleaven, Donald Adams

37. Ruddigore (1966)

54 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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Writers: Joy Batchelor, William S. Gilbert | Director: Joy Batchelor | Stars: John Reed, David Palmer, Kenneth Sandford, Ann Hood

38. Iolanthe (1984 TV Movie)

Music

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Writers: William S. Gilbert, John Banks, Jim Betts | Stars: Maureen Forrester, Eric Donkin, Marie Baron, Paul Massel

40. Trial by Jury (1982 TV Short)

Short, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Kate Flowers, Ryland Davies, Anne Dawson

41. The Gondoliers (1984 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

8.1
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Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri, the most favored of all the gondoliers, choose Gianetta and Tessa to be their brides. While celebrating their marriages, Marco and Giuseppe are informed that ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Stars: Eric Donkin, Kimble Hall, Richard McMillan, John Keane

42. Patience (1995 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Reginald Bunthorne is a poet, adored by all the ladies, except one - Patience. She cannot understand why all the other ladies feel the way they do, and wonders what love is. Despite her ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Cameron Kirkpatrick | Stars: Christine Douglas, Dennis Olsen, Anthony Warlow, Heather Begg

43. The Pirates of Penzance (1993 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Frederic has been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Having reached his 21st year, his indentures are now over and he can return to normal ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Peter Butler | Stars: Jeffrey Black, Bradley Daley, Elizabeth Campbell, Michael Terry

44. Girl on the Spot (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Music, Romance

5.9
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Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the... See full summary »

Writers: George Blake, Jack Hartfield, Dorcas Cochran, Jerry Warner | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Lois Collier, Jess Barker, George Dolenz, Fuzzy Knight

45. The Yeomen of the Guard (1978 TV Movie)

105 min | Musical

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Sergeant Meryll and his daughter connive to help free Colonel Fairfax, wrongly condemned to death for sorcerey, by helping him to escape and pretending that he is Leonard Meryll, the Sergeant's son.

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Stanley Doreman | Stars: Tommy Steele, Laureen Livingstone, Della Jones, Terry Jenkins

46. The Yeomen of the Guard (1972 TV Movie)

Musical

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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: John Seabourne Jr. | Stars: John Cartier, Valerie Masterson, Donald Adams, Helen Landis

47. H.M.S. Pinafore (I) (1981 TV Movie)

108 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Ralph Rackstraw, a poor seaman, is in love with Josephine, the Captain's daughter, but she is too high above him in the social scale for him to even consider asking her to marry him. Also, ... See full summary »

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Hugh Davidson | Stars: Dennis Olsen, Thomas Edmonds, Judith Henley, Roger L. Howell

48. The Gondoliers (1997 TV Movie)

Comedy, Musical

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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Directors: David Edwards, Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Richard Suart, Felicity Palmer, Mary Hegarty, Jamie MacDougall

49. The Pirates of Penzance (1972 TV Movie)

Musical

4.0
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Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Peter Seabourne | Stars: John Cartier, Thomas Round, Valerie Masterson, Donald Adams

50. The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan (1983 Video)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

5.3
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The Victorian era musical stage team attend a modern concert in Albert Hall featuring the most famous songs of their career.

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Peter Pratt, John Ayldon, Vivian Tierney, Geoffrey Shovelton