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1. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

2. 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

3. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Jenny Bicks, Elizabeth Chandler | Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

4. Ali G Indahouse (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the... See full summary »

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer | Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana de Celis

5. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb, Amanda Foreman | Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

6. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Writer: Julian Fellowes | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

7. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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

8. House of Cards (1990 TV Mini-Series)

226 min | Drama

8.8
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

9. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Writer: Abi Morgan | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

10. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys | Director: Laurence Dunmore | Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

11. Damage (1992)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

Writers: David Hare, Josephine Hart | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves

12. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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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

13. Human Traffic (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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53 Metascore

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Writer: Justin Kerrigan | Director: Justin Kerrigan | Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds

14. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves

15. The Buccaneers (1995 TV Mini-Series)

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino, Rya Kihlstedt

16. Scandal (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, History

6.4
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An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Thomas | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

17. Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Writer: Paolo Sorrentino | Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

18. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Writer: Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

19. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Writers: István Szabó, Israel Horovitz | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

20. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.

Writers: Larry Ramin, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache

21. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Goldman, Robert K. Massie | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

22. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)

205 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Vulpe Adrian, Carmen Ungureanu, Clémence Poésy, Tadeusz Pasternak

23. To Kill a King (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Writer: Jenny Mayhew | Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

24. The Last of the High Kings (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in... See full summary »

Writers: Gabriel Byrne, David Keating, Ferdia MacAnna | Director: David Keating | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Jared Leto, Christina Ricci, Gabriel Byrne

25. The Winslow Boy (1999)

G | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five ... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Rattigan, David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam, Nigel Hawthorne, Matthew Pidgeon

26. Dormant Beauty (2012)

115 min | Drama

6.4
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72 Metascore

A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

Writers: Marco Bellocchio, Veronica Raimo, Stefano Rulli | Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino

27. 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

28. Young Winston (1972)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Winston Churchill, Carl Foreman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Ronald Hines

29. 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

30. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Writer: Naomi Klein | Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

31. The Conquest (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography

6.3
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62 Metascore

A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

Writers: Patrick Rotman, Xavier Durringer | Director: Xavier Durringer | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Michèle Moretti

32. King's Game (2004)

107 min | Thriller

7.5
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Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, the Center Party, is involved in a severe car accident. The political scene is thrown into disarray... See full summary »

Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Niels Krause-Kjær | Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel, Nicolas Bro

33. 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

34. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and ... See full summary »

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Francesco Rosi, Franco Solinas | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

35. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama

7.9
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

36. Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been ... See full summary »

Writer: Sarah Williams | Director: David Moore | Stars: Joely Richardson, David Westhead, Lisa Kay, Helena Michell

37. God Loves Uganda (2013)

83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Writers: Benjamin Gray, Richard Hankin, Roger Ross Williams | Director: Roger Ross Williams

38. Aristocrats (1999 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, History

7.5
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18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels, Serena Gordon

39. The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)

94 min | Drama

5.6
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A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Moorhouse | Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Mark Lee, Heather Mitchell, Dennis Miller

40. Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)

PG | 125 min | Drama

6.8
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On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages.

Writer: Ian Thorne | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Asher

41. By the Sword Divided (1983– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

Creator: John Hawkesworth | Stars: Sharon Maughan, Andrew MacLachlan, Lucy Aston, Tim Bentinck

42. The Mudlark (1950)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Theodore Bonnet | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell

43. So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought ... See full summary »

Writers: James Hilton, John Paxton | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard

44. Parnell (1937)

Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.1
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The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to free his country from English rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis ... See full summary »

Writers: John Van Druten, S.N. Behrman, Elsie T. Schauffler | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn

45. An Ideal Husband (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

6.6
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A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's ... See full summary »

Writers: Lajos Biró, Oscar Wilde | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard, Hugh Williams

46. Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008 TV Movie)

84 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A light-hearted retelling of the true story of future prime minister Margaret Thatcher, during the fifties when, working as a research chemist, she begins her attempts to be selected for parliament, and meets her future husband Dennis.

Writer: Tony Saint | Director: Niall MacCormick | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Philip Jackson, Michael Gould, Jonathan Aris

47. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

PG | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Robert Bolt | Stars: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills

48. We Believed (2010)

170 min | History

6.5
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The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.

Writers: Anna Banti, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Mario Martone | Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Raffaele Di Florio, Edoardo Natoli, Andrea Bosca, Luigi Pisani

49. Gangster Kittens (2011)

Drama, Thriller | Filming

An uncompromising portrait of the struggles of a resplendent teenager with an anarchic spirit, fighting to maintain her existence in the bleak urban landscape of London. Angel is a cool but... See full summary »

Writer: Naeem Mahmood | Directors: Ash Mahmood, Naeem Mahmood | Stars: Rachel Lloyd, Julian Glover, Jeroen Krabbé, Jerry Hall

50. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Writers: Leslie Bush-Fekete, Sam Hellman, Lamar Trotti, Kathryn Scola | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson