Most Popular Titles With Freddie Francis
1. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Votes: 104,368 | Gross: $30.93M
2. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
3. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
5. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 139,921 | Gross: $79.10M
6. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 107,946 | Gross: $26.83M
7. School Ties (1992)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama
Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.
Votes: 19,363 | Gross: $14.72M
11. Moby Dick (1956)
Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Votes: 14,549 | Gross: $10.40M
13. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,980 | Gross: $22.60M
16. Brenda Starr (1989)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Mike is a struggling artist who draws the "Brenda Starr" strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »
Votes: 864 | Gross: $0.07M
17. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
19. The Day of the Triffids (1963)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.
20. Beat the Devil (1953)
Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...
21. Princess Caraboo (1994)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,197 | Gross: $3.02M
22. The Champions (1968–1969)
60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »
24. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
G | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends.
25. Her Alibi (1989)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,945 | Gross: $18.70M
29. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »
30. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical
A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.
Votes: 2,203 | Gross: $0.09M
31. Clara's Heart (1988)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,834 | Gross: $5.19M
33. The Creeping Flesh (1973)
PG | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »
34. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Unrated | 84 min | Horror
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »
35. Sons and Lovers (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »
37. The Ghoul (1975)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »
38. Hour of Glory (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.
40. Gone to Earth (1950)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.
44. Girly (1970)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.
45. Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
85 min | Horror
A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »
46. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family.
47. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)
84 min | Comedy
Angela Barrows, an accomplished business analyst from the US, attempts to contemporise the late MacPherson's tweed factory, shaking the very foundation of a men-only company.
48. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)
55 min | Adventure, Family
Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »
49. Golden Rendezvous (1977)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Thriller
Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship, S.S. Campari, somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port, due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has ... See full summary »
51. What Waits Below (1984)
PG | 88 min | Action, Horror
The U.S. government has been using deep caves in Central America as bases for a special type of radio transmitter used for communicating with submaries. When the signal from one of these ... See full summary »
52. Nightmare (1964)
Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »
53. Hell in Korea (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, War
During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.
54. Code Name: Emerald (1985)
PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War
In April 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who know the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »
Votes: 769 | Gross: $0.52M
55. Son of Dracula (1974)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber... See full summary »
56. Night Must Fall (1964)
101 min | Crime, Thriller
A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.
57. Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, ... See full summary »
58. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.
59. Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Adventure
A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.
60. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )
25 min | Mystery
Shot in Polish-British co-production series of short stories based on themes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "father" of the world's most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Each episode is a ... See full summary »
62. The Psychopath (1966)
82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of the Second World War are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.
65. The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History, Thriller
"The Plot to Kill Hitler" is a historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government. Lead ... See full summary »
66. The Macomber Affair (1947)
Approved | 89 min | Adventure
Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »
67. The Wild Heart (1952)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »
68. The Deadly Bees (1966)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.
69. Rainbow (1995)
98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the end of the Rainbow. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.
72. Star Maidens (1976– )
30 min | Sci-Fi
A planet from another solar system drifts into Earth's system and is detected by some Earth scientists who investigate. The surface of this planet is no longer habitable and the residents ... See full summary »
73. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »
Votes: 990 | Gross: $0.02M
76. Memed My Hawk (1984)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
In 1920s Turkey, young peasant Memed elopes with beautiful Hatche who was promised in an arranged marriage to the local potentate Abdi Aga's son and later joins a group of bandits.
77. Hysteria (1965)
Not Rated | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller
An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »
79. Two and Two Make Six (1962)
89 min | Comedy, Romance
An US airman stationed in the UK strikes down his commanding officer. Believing he killed him, the airman goes on the run with a girl. They run into a couple that looks like them and a mix up happens.
81. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Pretty Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam, who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Traumatized in a ... See full summary »
84. Our Virgin Island (1958)
84 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.
88. Diary of a Bachelor (1964)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A wealthy young woman about to marry a noted playboy comes across his diary, and as she reads it, she begins to discover that her intended husband isn't quite what he seems to be.
90. Twice Upon a Time (1953)
75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A pair of twin girls are separated when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident when they are both sent to the same Summer camp and they start to hatch a plot to get back ... See full summary »
91. Next to No Time (1958)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy
An unassuming planning engineer must negotiate an important loan while aboard the Queen Elizabeth en route to New York City, but his lack of confidence threatens to foil his plans.
94. Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994 TV Movie)
100 min | Documentary, Horror
The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
95. Cotton Queen (1937)
80 min | Comedy
1937. Comedy directed by Bernard Vorhaus. Stars Will Fyffe, Stanley Holloway & Jimmy Hanley. Rival cotton mill owners work together to win a contract when love blossoms between the rival's siblings.
100. Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010– )
270 min | Documentary
Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki, along with Peter Von Bagh.
Sodankyla Forever is a great documentary ... See full synopsis »