Most Popular Titles With Ken Russell


1. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 3,405

2. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 25,656 | Gross: $25.00M

3. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,040

4. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 9,671

5. Tommy (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical

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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 16,241

6. Mr. Nice (2010)

121 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

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60 Metascore

The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, David Thewlis, Luis Tosar

Votes: 6,215

7. Crimes of Passion (1984)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day, prostitute by night, and accused of murder, is hounded by two men: a married father of two, and a sexually repressed preacher.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt

Votes: 5,074

8. Whore (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama

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The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Theresa Russell, Benjamin Mouton, Antonio Fargas, Elizabeth Morehead

Votes: 2,880 | Gross: $1.01M

9. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

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Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating. Shortly thereafter, Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to Temple House, a nearby mansion,... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 7,824 | Gross: $1.19M

10. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 12,121 | Gross: $23.00M

11. Aria (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt

Votes: 2,222 | Gross: $1.03M

12. Celebrity Big Brother (2001– )

50 min | Reality-TV

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A version of the hit show Big Brother, in which a group of celebrities spend time in the famous house.

Stars: Marcus Bentley, Emma Willis, Calum Best, Coleen Nolan

Votes: 833

13. Women in Love (1969)

R | 131 min | Drama, Romance

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Two best friends fall in love with a pair of women, but the relationships soon go in very different directions.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden

Votes: 5,492

14. Valentino (1977)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,269

15. The Devil's Violinist (2013)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

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38 Metascore

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson, Christian McKay

Votes: 2,509

16. Gothic (1986)

R | 87 min | Horror

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The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr

Votes: 5,805 | Gross: $0.92M

17. Lady Chatterley (1993– )

Unrated | 205 min | Drama, Romance

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Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance (Connie) meets ... See full summary »

Stars: Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby, Shirley Anne Field

Votes: 1,284

18. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,705

19. Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

111 min | Crime, Thriller

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A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 3,727

20. The Rainbow (1989)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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A young woman deals in her own personal way with the trials of adolescence and young adulthood in early 1900s England.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Sammi Davis, Amanda Donohoe, Paul McGann, Christopher Gable

Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $0.44M

21. The Boy Friend (1971)

G | 137 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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When the leading lady of a low-budget musical revue sprains her ankle, the assistant stage manager is forced to understudy and perform in her place, becoming a star and finding love in the process.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Bryan Pringle

Votes: 2,295

22. Color Me Kubrick (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

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57 Metascore

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Director: Brian W. Cook | Stars: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Tom Allen

Votes: 5,793 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Mahler (1974)

PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Composer Gustav Mahler's life, told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Lee Montague, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 1,788

24. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Set in France Oscar Wilde (so it appears) visits a local theatre and is surprised by their retelling of his own work ""Salome'" the story line then digresses in to a VERY twisted portrayal ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 1,097 | Gross: $0.33M

26. Tales of Erotica (1996)

R | Drama, Comedy

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24 Metascore

A series of erotic short films, all with similar unexpected endings.

Directors: Bob Rafelson, Ken Russell, Susan Seidelman, Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Sharon Angela, Richard Barboza, Hetty Baynes, Charles Gerbel

Votes: 224

27. Savage Messiah (1972)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Scott Antony, Helen Mirren, Lindsay Kemp

Votes: 966

28. Trapped Ashes (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror

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Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell

Votes: 1,355

29. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, Vivita, John Migliore | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 54

30. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

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From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!

Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend

Votes: 3,017

31. The Music Lovers (1970)

R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Christopher Gable

Votes: 1,888

32. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Romance, Drama

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Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman ... See full summary »

Directors: Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson, Ken Russell | Stars: Beau Bridges, Felipe García Vélez, Melanie Griffith, Dominic Hawksley

Votes: 237

33. Spidarlings (2016)

120 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

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Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days, but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Director: Salem Kapsaski | Stars: Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski, Lee Mark Jones, Rusty Goffe

Votes: 30

34. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

Votes: 65

35. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 54

36. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 97

37. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 108

38. Wonderland (2011)

Unrated | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A new drug grants its users the ability to place their consciousness into the bodies of other people. Soon, a serial killer begins to use the drug as a way to live and die as other people by forcing his victims to kill themselves.

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Keith Kraft, Devanny Pinn, Rachel Grubb, Brandon Slagle

Votes: 207

39. Invasion of the Not Quite Dead

Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

In 1978 a deadly virus is contained... Thirty years later the virus is released on an unsuspecting island off the coast of England in this very unique take on the Zombie genre.

Director: Antony D. Lane | Stars: Marc Zammit, James Fisher, Jessica Jay, Paul Terry

40. Prisoner of Honor (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama

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"Prisoner of Honor" documents the French Dreyfus Affair that saw a French Captain sent to Devils' Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. Richard Dreyfuss plays Colonel... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Oliver Reed, Peter Firth, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 527

42. French Dressing (1964)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

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A drab little English seaside town tries to improve its image - and increase its revenues - by holding a film festival. When a famous continental star agrees to attend, things get out of hand.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: James Booth, Roy Kinnear, Marisa Mell, Alita Naughton

Votes: 141

43. Celebrity Naked Ambition (2003 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

3.4
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Documentary looking at how nudity has been used in the movies, sometimes shrewdly and other times without thought.

Director: Bruce Hepton | Stars: Nick Frost, David Aaronovitch, Keith Allen, Pamela Anderson

Votes: 153

44. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Emily Maitlis, Gavin Esler

Votes: 102

45. X-Rated (2004– )

60 min | Documentary

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A history of movies which have been certified with adult ratings by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) from 1951 when the 'X' Certificate was invented, right up until the present day of '18' and 'R18'.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Dewe Mathews, Ken Penry, Robin Askwith

Votes: 29

46. The Fall of the Louse of Usher: A Gothic Tale for the 21st Century (2002)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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Rock star Roddy Usher's wife is murdered and Rod is sent to a lunatic asylum in this gothic-comedy-horror-musical.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: James Johnston, Lisi Tribble, Marie Findley, Ken Russell

Votes: 247

47. Channel 4 News (1982– )

55 min | News

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Britain's most in-depth and probing national evening news bulletin, with political reports, interviews with prominent public figures, and arts features.

Stars: Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Harry Anscombe

Votes: 75

48. Light Lunch (1997–1998)

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mel Giedroyc, Dylan Howe, Sue Perkins, Johnny Vaughan

Votes: 50

49. Dogboys (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller

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Prison drama about officers who track men for sport with dogs.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Bryan Brown, Dean Cain, Tia Carrere, Ken James

Votes: 363

50. 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

6.4
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Documentary, based on a British poll, listing the 100 sexiest movie and TV moments, topped by Ursula Andress emerging from the ocean in the James Bond film "Dr. No" (1962), followed at #2 ... See full summary »

Director: Suzy Ratner | Stars: Anna Chancellor, Thelma Adams, Gerry Agar, Ursula Andress

Votes: 31

51. Great Composers (1997– )

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Georg Solti, Charles Rosen, Zuzana Parmova

Votes: 18

52. Sanitarium (2001 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects ... See full summary »

Directors: James Eaves, Johannes Roberts | Stars: Jeremy Minns, Kate Copeland, Terry Aaron, Harold Gasnier

Votes: 267

53. Masterchef (1990–2001)

30 min | Game-Show

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Cookery competition for amateur chefs.

Stars: Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux

Votes: 72

54. The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003 TV Movie)

270 min | Documentary, Music

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A countdown of the "100 greatest musicals" of stage and screen, as voted by the UK public through Channel 4's website and readers of The Mail newspaper. Each entry is represented by clips ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Van Outen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Scott Baio

Votes: 120

55. Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011 TV Movie)

130 min | Documentary

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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Pamela Anderson, Ursula Andress, Elizabeth Berkley

Votes: 14

56. Mindbender (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Mindbender is the story of Uri Geller, probably the world's most famous psychic. The film shows his rise to fame from small shows in the middle east where he amazed audiences with his ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Ishai Golan, Terence Stamp, Idan Alterman, Hetty Baynes

Votes: 193

57. Alice in Russialand (1995 TV Movie)

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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Ray-King, Hetty Baynes

Votes: 19

58. The Strange Affliction of Anton Bruckner (1990 TV Movie)

50 min | Biography

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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Peter Mackriel, Catherine Neilson, Carsten Norgaard

Votes: 38

59. Treasure Island (1995 TV Movie)

63 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

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This is a re-working of the Treasure Island theme with Long Jane Silver instead of Long John Silver. Hetty Baynes plays this role in the style of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Hetty Baynes, Gregory Hall, Michael Elphick, Charles Augins

Votes: 32

60. The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! (2007 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Gorden Kaye, Vicki Michelle, Kirsten Cooke, Sue Hodge

Votes: 170

61. Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Biography

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The outrageous life of the American dancer of the 1920s, Isadora Duncan, whom Ken Russell described as "part genius and part charlatan".

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vivian Pickles, Peter Bowles, Alexei Jawdokimov, Murray Melvin

Votes: 152

62. Aspel & Company (1984–1993)

Talk-Show

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Middle-of-the-road celebrity chat show hosted by smooth presenter Michael Aspel.

Stars: Michael Aspel, Mel Smith, Nigel Havers, Oliver Reed

Votes: 59

63. The Media Show (1987–1991)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 11

64. The Real Blue Nuns (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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An investigation into nunsploitation, and why men find images of nuns involved in sexual situations erotic. The programme also controversially covers the Muslim hibab and burka.

Director: Gavin Claxton | Stars: Mary Carey, Jesús Franco, Craig Gross, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 13

65. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.9
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 59

66. Without Walls (1990– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Stuart Hall, Rory Bremner, Camille Paglia, Tony Blackburn

Votes: 7

67. British Film Forever (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 65

68. The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993)

59 min | Documentary, Music

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Through interviews and archive footage, this video details the history of the rock opera TOMMY, including the album, the movie and the broadway musical.

Director: Barry Alexander Brown | Stars: Elton John, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle

Votes: 58

69. The Insatiable Mrs. Kirsch (1995)

29 min | Short

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A writer taking a rest in a country hotel is obsessed with a strange woman in the same hotel. The woman seems to observe him in provocative ways, but he does not dare to approach her. One ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Hetty Baynes, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 101

70. In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Peter Bart, Peter Guber, Jenna Briand, Diane Mizota

Votes: 17

71. Faust (1985 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Musical

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An epic tale of good versus evil, Faust sells his soul to the devil and tries to save Marguerite from an eternity in hell.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi, Gabriela Benacková, Walton Grönroos

Votes: 16

72. The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (1987– )

Talk-Show

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Groundbreaking and influential British talk show which made a star of its host Jonathan Ross.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Kathy Burke, Ken Russell, Tom Jones

Votes: 22

73. Hell on Earth (2002 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.9
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Hell on Earth is an hour-long documentary presented by Mark Kermode. It's about Ken Russell's 1971 film, The Devils which is one of the most controversial films ever made. Kermode chats to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Joyce | Stars: Mark Kermode, Roy Baird, Michael Bradsell, Imogen Claire

Votes: 82

74. Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore (1992 Video)

58 min | Music

7.4
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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Michael Ball, Sarah Brightman, José Carreras, Michael Crawford

Votes: 21

75. Il Mefistofele (1989 TV Movie)

137 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

8.2
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Arrigo Boito's Il Mefestefele was first performed in 1868 and his most known work. In Ken Russell's modern interpretation presented by the Genoese Opera, it has Faust as an ageing hippy. He... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Paata Burchuladze, Ottavio Garaventa, Adriana Morelli, Silvana Mazzieri

Votes: 18

76. For the Love of... (1997–1998)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.3
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Late night panel/table discussion which journalist Jon Ronson hosts on strange, and occasionally not so strange, topics. Many of the guests are people who claim to participate in or study ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Ronson, David S. Percy, Barry Reynolds, Matthew Williams

Votes: 7

77. The Planets (1983 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Based on the famous Gustav Holst musical suite, this musical film takes watchers on a magnificent journey of the planets of the Solar System.

Director: Ken Russell

Votes: 75

78. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

8.6
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 66

79. The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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A biopic about the eminent composer Sir Arnold Bax.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Alan Arthur, Hetty Baynes, Maurice Bush, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 32

80. 5 News (1998– )

News

5.3
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Channel 5's main evening news bulletin, famous for the way it changed news presentation in the UK with it's brightly coloured sets and presenters who stood up or 'perched on desks'.

Stars: Matt Barbet, Lara Lewington, Sangeeta Kandola, Clare Nasir

Votes: 19

81. The Mystery of Dr Martinu (1993 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.1
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A biographical film of Czech composer Martinu is in two parts: the first part a recurring dream, the second a Freudian analysis of the dream.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Patrick Ryecart, Shauna Baird, Martin Friend, Hannah King

Votes: 48

82. Aquarius (1970–1977)

Documentary

6.0
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Arts magazine.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, Peter Hall, Russell Harty, John Wells

Votes: 5

83. A Kitten for Hitler (2007)

8 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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A young, Jewish boy from Brooklyn hopes to soften Adolf Hitler's heart with the gift of a kitten for Christmas.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rusty Goffe, Rufus Graham, Phil Pritchard, Ken Russell

Votes: 60

84. Boudica Bites Back (2009)

16 min | Short, Musical

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A cine-opera retelling of the legend of Boudica, warrior queen and her uprising against the Roman occupiers of Britain.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Lisi Tribble, Ken Russell, Claire Angove, Harry Boast

85. Film Night (1970–1976)

Family

6.6
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Stars: Philip Jenkinson, Sheridan Morley, Tony Bilbow, Frankie Howerd

Votes: 16

86. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.1
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

Votes: 81

87. Elton John: Nikita (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Elton John, Anya Major

88. Road to Mandalay (1991 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.9
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Ken Russell, in his home town of Southampton, takes his young son and his aunts out to dinner, but the new traffic restrictions mean he can't get near the place. Traffic signs force him ...

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: June Codd, Muriel Codd, Ken Russell, Rupert Russell

Votes: 8

90. New York, New York (1967–1985)

45 min

7.1
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Stars: Werner Baecker, Otto Preminger, Leontyne Price, Anna Moffo

Votes: 8

91. Clouds of Glory (1978– )

105 min | Drama

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Stars: Felicity Kendal, David Warner, Ben Aris, Bridget Ashburn

92. Ken Russell 'In Search of the English Folk Song' (1997)

50 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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This documentary begins with Ken Russell posing the question: "What is a true English folk song, if there is such a thing?" After recieving an indifferent response from his dog, Ken ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Ken Russell, Bob Appleyard, Eliza Carthy, Waterson Carthy

Votes: 26

93. A British Picture (1989 TV Movie)

50 min | Biography

7.8
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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ken Russell, Molly Russell, Rupert Russell

Votes: 46

94. Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth (2005– )

30 min | Talk-Show

4.4
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Stars: Russell Brand, Davina McCall, John McCririck, Jon Connell

Votes: 17

95. Living the Life (2011– )

60 min | Talk-Show

6.9
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Two well-known but very different personalities ad-lib questions to one another, resulting in the unique situation of both being interviewer and interviewee.

Stars: Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Bill Wyman, David A. Stewart

Votes: 18

96. Late Night Line-Up (1964–1972)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Denis Tuohy, Philip Jenkinson

97. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Ken Russell revisits the life of Elgar, with musical background provided by the composer's works.

Director: Ken Russell

Votes: 36

98. Zero (II) (2011)

Drama

6.6
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Director: David Barrouk | Stars: Amar Adatia, Tolu Agunbiande, Kingsley Barker, Katharine Blackshaw

Votes: 17

99. Revenge of the Elephant Man (2004)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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In the Maryland Medical Institute there's a hybrid, the "Elephant Man", with an original deformity.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Ken Russell, Lisi Tribble

Votes: 9

100. Antonio Gaudi (1961 TV Short)

15 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Huw Wheldon, Antoni Gaudí

Votes: 40