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1. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Writers: Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg, Lionel Wigram, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 422,456

2. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Writer: Frederick Knott | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 90,881

3. Mary Reilly (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.8
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44 Metascore

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

Writers: Valerie Martin, Christopher Hampton | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon

Votes: 11,266

4. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, John Hopkins, Elwyn Jones, John Lloyd | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 3,347

5. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 3,156

6. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Writers: Robert Hichens, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick, James Bridie | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Votes: 6,914

7. Night and the City (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Writers: Jo Eisinger, Gerald Kersh | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 7,194

8. A Study in Terror (1965)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Writers: Donald Ford, Derek Ford, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: James Hill | Stars: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 1,041

9. Sidewalks of London (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, ... See full summary »

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Clemence Dane, Charles Laughton, Erich Pommer, Tim Whelan | Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Larry Adler

Votes: 742

10. The Verdict (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Writers: Peter Milne, Israel Zangwill | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,126

11. Man in the Attic (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Writers: Robert Presnell Jr., Barré Lyndon, Marie Belloc Lowndes | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier

Votes: 820

12. Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

Writers: Ellis St. Joseph, Oscar Wilde, László Vadnay, Ernest Pascal, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Betty Field

Votes: 514

13. Behind That Curtain (1929)

Unrated | 91 min | Mystery

4.8
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Eve Mannering realizes too late that her abusive husband is a philanderer and murderer and seeks protection with her true love, explorer John Beetham.

Writers: Earl Derr Biggers, Sonya Levien, George Middleton, Clarke Silvernail | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Moran, Gilbert Emery, Claude King

Votes: 268

14. The Spy Killer (1969 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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A one-time secret agent is blackmailed by his former boss back into a life hhe thought he left for good.

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Robert Horton, Sebastian Cabot, Jill St. John, Eleanor Summerfield

Votes: 46

15. Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931)

84 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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A card cheat is threatened with exposure into joining a criminal enterprise that Holmes believes is controlled by Professor Moriarty.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Cyril Twyford | Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Minnie Rayner, Leslie Perrins

Votes: 194

16. The Saint in London (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.

Writers: Lynn Root, Frank Fenton, Leslie Charteris | Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: George Sanders, Sally Gray, David Burns, Gordon McLeod

Votes: 521

17. The Man with the Twisted Lip (1921)

28 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Holnmes finds that the disappearance of respectable middle class Neville St. Clair may be linked to a filthy beggar living above an opium den.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, William J. Elliott | Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Eille Norwood, Hubert Willis, Robert Vallis, Paulette del Baze

Votes: 38

18. The Secret Four (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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The Four Men of the title are British WWI veterans who decide to work secretly against enemies of the country. They aren't above a bit of murder or sabotage to serve their ends, but they ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Wallace, Angus MacPhail, Sergei Nolbandov, Roland Pertwee | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Griffith Jones, Francis L. Sullivan, Frank Lawton

Votes: 64

19. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.4
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Writer: Tay Garnett | Directors: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Pete the Dog, Syd Crossley

Votes: 217

20. The Hour of 13 (1952)

80 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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A jewel thief tries to mislead police who suspect that his theft of a valuable emerald is related to the serial murder of eleven policemen.

Writers: Philip MacDonald, Leon Gordon, Howard Emmett Rogers | Director: Harold French | Stars: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Derek Bond

Votes: 210

21. The Case of the Screaming Bishop (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.1
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Animated satire has parody versions of Holmes and Watson investigating the theft of a dinosaur skeleton.

Writer: John McLeish | Director: Howard Swift | Star: John McLeish

Votes: 30

22. The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? (1930)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

3.9
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In this parody of Sherlock Holmes, the Great Detective goes to an opium den of inequity in the dangerous London district of London and challenges Tong assassins in order to rescue a woman.

Director: Jack Harrison

Votes: 24

23. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Place in the World (1975)

53 min | Drama

7.5
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As Britain tries to rebound from the war, James Bellamy runs for political office.

Writer: Jeremy Paul | Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, David Langton, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 32

24. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Special Mischief (1972)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Elizabeth joins the suffragette movement, but in her effort to protect her, Rose is imprisoned.

Writer: Anthony Skene | Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Jean Marsh, Nicola Pagett, Donald Burton, Christopher Beeny

Votes: 38

25. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: A Study in Scarlet (1968)

48 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

6.9
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When a man is found poisoned in an abandoned building with the word "RACHE" written in blood on the wall. LaStrade confidently declares, "Cherchez la femme!"

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Hugh Leonard | Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Joe Melia, George A. Cooper

Votes: 65

26. Clouds of Witness (1972– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1972)

45 min | Drama

8.6
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The Duke does not wish Mrs. Grimthorpe to be called as an alibi witness in his murder trial, but if Peter does not bring a vital piece of evidence, he will have to.

Writers: Dorothy L. Sayers, Anthony Steven | Director: Hugh David | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 10

27. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )
Episode: Made in Heaven (1979)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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While caretaking the townhouse of vacationing aristocrats, Thomas and Sarah take the opportunity to use the premises as a matrimonial agency.

Writer: Anthony Skene | Director: John Davies | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Thora Hird, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 5

28. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Rose's Pigeon (1973)

52 min | Drama

7.8
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Alfred, the former Bellamy footman, is on the run and dupes Rose and uses her kindness as a shield from the law.

Writer: Jeremy Paul | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Jean Marsh, Christopher Beeny, Angela Baddeley, George Innes

Votes: 33

29. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: The Nursing Home Murder (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A member of Parliament who has taken controversial stands on Palestine and A-bomb development is murdered during a routine appendectomy.

Writers: Kevin Laffan, Ngaio Marsh | Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Patrick Malahide, William Simons, David Sibley, John Bennett

Votes: 36

30. Thomas and Sarah (1979– )
Episode: There Is a Happy Land (1979)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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With the profits from a jewelry swindle, Thomas and Sarah open a successful haberdashery as Sarah announces she is pregnant.

Writers: Charlotte Bingham, Terence Brady | Director: David Askey | Stars: Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Marion Mathie, Doreen Mantle

Votes: 6