Most Popular Titles With Michael Hordern
1. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
Votes: 102,345 | Gross: $12.73M
4. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
5. Cleopatra (1963)
G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
Votes: 23,543 | Gross: $57.75M
7. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
8. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Votes: 15,842 | Gross: $4.25M
10. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
12. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.
15. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
94 min | Mystery, Thriller
On a routine flight from Hong-Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.
17. El Cid (1961)
Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
Votes: 10,516 | Gross: $26.62M
18. Yellowbeard (1983)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »
20. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
21. Middlemarch (1994)
375 min | Drama, History, Romance
This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »
22. Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.
23. Lady Jane (1986)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,343 | Gross: $0.28M
25. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »
27. The Secret Garden (1987 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Family, Drama
When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- ... See full summary »
29. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.
30. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Anthology film about three owners of a yellow Rolls-Royce. A British diplomat buys the car for his French wife. A mobster's girlfriend has an affair in Italy. A US woman drives a Yugoslav partisan to Ljubljana on the eve of Nazi invasion.
31. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
33. The Heart of the Matter (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Drama
An unhappily married British security officer stationed in Sierra Leone during WWII falls in love with a young German woman and starts an affair. He soon starts feeling guilty.
35. Genghis Khan (1965)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.
Votes: 1,577 | Gross: $0.00M
36. Ivanhoe (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being ... See full summary »
37. Khartoum (1966)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.
38. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Alice (Fiona Fullerton) falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical dream world populated by surreal characters and bewildering adventures. It's a journey of self-discovery for Alice as she... See full summary »
39. Alexander the Great (1956)
Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great.
40. The V.I.P.s (1963)
119 min | Drama
Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.
41. Juggernaut (1974)
PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.
42. The MacKintosh Man (1973)
PG | 98 min | Thriller
A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
G | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically ... See full summary »
44. The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Approved | 103 min | War, Drama
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.
47. Up Pompeii (1971)
R | 90 min | Comedy
Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »
48. Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)
99 min | Family, Adventure, Drama
Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer ... See full summary »
49. Horizon (1964– )
50 min | Documentary
Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »
50. The Wind in the Willows (I) (1983 TV Movie)
TV-G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger follow animal etiquette in this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic, in stop-motion model animation.
52. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, ... See full summary »
53. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes ... See full summary »
56. The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988)
22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Based on the characters created by Kenneth Grahame, this award winning animated series follows the adventures of Mole as he leaves home to discover the world. Mole finds friendship with Rat... See full summary »
57. The Missionary (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy
In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »
60. Oliver Twist (I) (1982 TV Movie)
103 min | Crime, Drama
The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.
62. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.
63. Edward the King (1975– )
50 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.
66. Joseph Andrews (1977)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of ... See full summary »
71. Freddie as F.R.O.7. (1992)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic who is turned into a frog by his wicked aunt Messina and hired by British Intelligence to solve the mysterious disappearances of some ... See full summary »
Votes: 554 | Gross: $1.12M
72. Demons of the Mind (1972)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.
73. I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to... See full summary »
74. Prudence and the Pill (1968)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or ... See full summary »
75. The Trouble with Spies (1987)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
George Trent, a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel with several ... See full summary »
Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.21M
76. The Spanish Gardener (1956)
91 min | Drama
A rather undiplomatic British diplomat takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas. The posting is something of a disappointment to the father, who was hoping for a ... See full summary »
77. The Pied Piper (1972)
G | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants... See full summary »
80. Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963)
G | 98 min | Adventure
In 18th century England, the mysterious masked rider known as the Scarecrow leads a rebel band to save the town of Romney Marsh from the King's oppression and Naval press gangs.
82. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
75 min | Drama
Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »
84. Comrades (1986)
183 min | Drama, History
The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
85. Dark Obsession (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
A group of young British guardsmen have to cover up a hit and run incident that occurred at the end of a night of drunken revelry.
Votes: 275 | Gross: $0.33M
86. The Dark Avenger (1955)
Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the 14th century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia rebel French knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.
87. Truckers (1992– )
11 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Under the floorboards of an old department store live the nomes, tiny people for whom things like Outside and Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a group of new nomes arrive from ... See full summary »
92. Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)
175 min | Drama, Comedy
Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed ... See full summary »
95. The Green Man (1990– )
50 min | Comedy, Horror
Maurice Allington, the alcoholic, sexually promiscuous, and unappealing lead character owns a country inn called "The Green Man." He frightens and regales his guests, when he's not trying ... See full summary »
96. The Promoter (1952)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »
98. Girl Stroke Boy (1973)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The straightlaced parents of a young boy who has, until now, shown no interest in the opposite sex, are surprised when he comes home with a girl/boy from the West Indies.
100. Good-Time Girl (1948)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »