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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

2. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Writer: James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

3. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini, Walter Hamada | Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

4. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

5. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

6. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy, War

7.8
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51 Metascore

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Michael Gordon, Frank Miller, Lynn Varley | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

9. The Three Musketeers (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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35 Metascore

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

Writers: Alex Litvak, Andrew Davies, Alexandre Dumas père | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich

10. Merlin (2008– )

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man.

Creators: Johnny Capps, Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy | Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

12. The Musketeers (2014– )

55 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.

Stars: Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke

13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

14. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith | Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

15. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Writers: Pen Densham, John Watson | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

16. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

17. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

18. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

R | 95 min | Action

5.4
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51 Metascore

On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Writers: RZA, Eli Roth | Director: RZA | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, RZA

19. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Writers: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

20. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

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52 Metascore

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Sara Gruen | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

21. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

22. World Without End (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History, Romance

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The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

23. Robin Hood (2006– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Active

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After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Creators: Dominic Minghella, Foz Allan | Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong

24. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Writers: Gregory Widen, Peter Bellwood, Larry Ferguson | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

25. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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70 Metascore

An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

Writers: Rudolph Grey, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

26. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Creator: Daniel Knauf | Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

27. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

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54 Metascore

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Writers: Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson | Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

28. The Three Musketeers (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, David Loughery | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt

29. The Bletchley Circle (2012– )

45 min | Thriller

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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

30. Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Western, Comedy

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38 Metascore

The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a 19th century inventor-villain.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas, S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek

31. Jonah Hex (2010)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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33 Metascore

The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.

Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, William Farmer, John Albano, Tony DeZuniga | Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender

32. Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

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49 Metascore

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Writer: Dean Georgaris | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara

33. Excalibur (1981)

R | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart

Writers: Thomas Malory, Rospo Pallenberg, John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

34. Highlander (1992–1998)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Alexandra Vandernoot

35. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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60 Metascore

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Writers: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon | Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland

36. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western

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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Writers: Thomas Berger, Calder Willingham | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

37. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Alain Chabat | Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

38. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller | Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

39. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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The adventures of the archelogical treasure hunter in his youth.

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Ronny Coutteure

40. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

41. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

42. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Writers: Tetsurô Sayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Chizuru Takahashi | Director: Goro Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

43. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure

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Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.

Writers: John Huston, Gladys Hill, Rudyard Kipling | Director: John Huston | Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

44. The Deep (1977)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams, Robert Shaw

45. Fingersmith (2005 TV Mini-Series)

181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

46. Camelot (1967)

G | 179 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, T.H. White | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings

47. The Three Musketeers (1973)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure

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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Alexandre Dumas père | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York

48. Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

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Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.

Writers: Corey May, Joshua Rubin, M. Dooma Wendschuh, Jeffrey Yohalem | Directors: Sylvain Bernard, Patrice Desilets, Shea Wageman | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

49. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

Writers: Stephen King, Paul Monash | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

50. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

175 min | Comedy, History, War

8.9
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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie