Most Popular Titles With Simon Woods


1. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 194,348 | Gross: $38.37M

2. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 113,991

3. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 9,106

4. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 11,934

5. Penelope (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully."

Director: Mark Palansky | Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 50,671 | Gross: $10.01M

6. Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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69 Metascore

Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Joseph Friend

Votes: 17,387 | Gross: $0.21M

7. Cranford (2007– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 6,627

8. The Queen's Sister (2005 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Following the death of her father George VI princess Margaret hopes to marry the war hero Peter Townsend but is told that if she does she will be cut out of the Civil List and receive no ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Lucy Cohu, Meredith MacNeill, Al Barclay, Edward Tudor-Pole

Votes: 230

9. Elizabeth I (2005 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 5,196

10. Angel (2007)

113 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 4,467

11. I Want Candy (2007)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.5
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Joe and Baggy are two misfit English film school students whose first movie goes awry. Desperate to finance their flick, they turn to a porn producer who agrees to give them the money ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 6,690

12. Cambridge Spies (2003 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

Stars: Tom Hollander, Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West

Votes: 1,386

13. The Last King (2003 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

Votes: 1,197

14. A Previous Engagement (2008)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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46 Metascore

When Julia Reynolds talks her husband into a family vacation in Malta she has a secret agenda: a date made twenty-five years earlier with her first love.

Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Stern, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 274

15. Twisted Tales (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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Darkly comic stories with a mysterious twist, the tales set out to spook the brain and tickle the funny bone. A follow-up to the earlier Spine Chillers series.

Stars: Yoel Goldenberg, Margaret Henshaw, Samantha Power, Marc Warren

Votes: 44

16. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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This documentary series looks at the enduring appeal of the British costume drama genre, and features clips and interviews with both the stars and those who worked behind the camera.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Kathryn Flett, Barbara Flynn, Michael Grade

Votes: 26

17. Sunny et l'éléphant (2008)

92 min | Adventure, Family

5.8
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Director: Frédéric Lepage | Stars: Simon Woods, Keith Chin, Grirggiat Punpiputt, Siriyakorn Pukkavesh

Votes: 30

18. Pride & Prejudice: On Set Diaries (2006 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Stars: Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Hollander

Votes: 13

19. The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Basildon Park (2006 Video)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Paul Webster, Mark Simmons, Joe Wright, Claudie Blakley

20. The Making of Cranford (2007 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Sven Arnstein | Stars: Susie Conklin, Sue Birtwistle, Kate Harwood, Lisa Dillon

21. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: A Necessary Fiction (2007)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

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Octavian takes a new bride, Livia, and then introduces her to his family in a startling way... by having her witness the punishment he metes out to Atia and Octavia, for secretly defying ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 839

22. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )
Episode: Affairs of the Heart (2008)

45 min | Documentary

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The "bodice rippers" of the 1990s helped costume dramas shed their staid reputation as quickly as characters doffed their period garb. Colin Firth's wet-shirt scene in Pride and Prejudice ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Lynch | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Paul Annett, Richard Armitage, Stephanie Beacham

23. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: April 1843 (2007)

TV-PG | 59 min | Drama

8.3
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Railway construction begins. Dr. Harrison speaks to Sophy's father and he agrees that they can step out together. Harrison emphasizes that he cannot ask for her hand until he is better ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Andrew Buchan, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon, Judi Dench

Votes: 90

24. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: August 1842 (2007)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama

8.6
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After a few months in the village, Dr. Harrison has caught the eye of several of the young ladies. He has focused his attention on the parson's daughter, Sophie Hutton, and hopes to spend ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Simon Woods, Lesley Manville, Rosy Byrne, Julia McKenzie

Votes: 105

25. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (2007)

TV-MA | 65 min | Action, Drama, History

9.1
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In the series finale, following his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Marc Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian ... See full summary »

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 1,056

26. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Death Mask (2007)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Inconsolable at the death of Brutus at Philippi, Servilia makes her final bid to gain the ultimate vengeance against Atia. Meanwhile, Eirene and Gaia have a major falling-out, prompting ... See full summary »

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 839

27. Twisted Tales (2005– )
Episode: Death Metal Chronicles (2005)

Comedy, Horror

8.0
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Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Simon Woods, Rafe Spall, Paul Ready, Steve Meo

Votes: 5

28. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man) (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra,... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 855

29. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Enemy Fire (2004)

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

8.4
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February 1941: When a manor house is commandeered as a special burn unit for treating injured RAF pilots, Foyle is called in to investigate a series of accidents.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Wood, Sandra Voe, Bill Paterson, Jonathan Slinger

Votes: 292

30. Elizabeth I (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

TV-MA | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Approaching middle age, Queen Elizabeth is conscious that she has never produced an heir to continue her line. Her advisers see plots and treachery all around her, most of it centered ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Patrick Malahide, Toby Jones

Votes: 98

31. Cambridge Spies (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2003)

Drama, History

7.7
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Fascism or communism is the black and white choice before our activist prone protagonists. It's a choice that's lasts a life time transcending any relationships, transgressions and ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Tom Hollander, Samuel West, Rupert Penry-Jones, Toby Stephens

Votes: 35

32. Elizabeth I (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2005)

TV-MA | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Now well into middle age, there is no longer any concern about Queen Elizabeth producing an heir and the focus now shifts to deciding who will ascend to the throne when she dies. The Queen ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 87

33. The Last King (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2003)

Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Director: Joe Wright | Stars: David McKail, Rufus Sewell, Christian Coulson, Rupert Graves

Votes: 13

34. MI-5 (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #5.1 (2006)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Terrorists carry out several devastating attacks on British targets which lead to panic and new extreme legal measures being rushed through Parliament, but is there more to this than meets the eye?

Director: Omar Madha | Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker

Votes: 152

35. MI-5 (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #5.2 (2006)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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While Juliet has to come to terms with her injury, MI5 begin to unravel a conspiracy which sees an elite group trying to take control of Britain. They eventually see that this goes much further than anyone expects.

Director: Omar Madha | Stars: Anna Chancellor, Rupert Penry-Jones, Robert Glenister, Peter Firth

Votes: 121

36. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Heroes of the Republic (2007)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Vorenus and Pullo return to the Collegium in Rome with Vorenus' family, but some of the "changes" that Pullo had warned him about regarding his two daughters Vorena both the Elder and ... See full summary »

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 838

37. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: June 1842 (2007)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama

8.6
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In June 1842, Mary Smith arrives in Cranford to stay with her mother's friends Miss Matty and Miss Deborah Jenkyns. Cranford is a small town, on the edge of modernization. The railway now ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon, Simon Woods

Votes: 135

38. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: May 1843 (2007)

TV-PG | 59 min | Drama

8.5
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Martha and Jem are married and move into Miss Matty's home as lodgers. Dr. Harrison learns that Sophy has been sent away to stay with an aunt in Shropshire. When she returns home she ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Claudie Blakley, Andrew Buchan, Judi Dench, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 91

39. Cranford (2007– )
Episode: November 1842 (2007)

TV-PG | 59 min | Drama

8.2
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It's Christmas-time and Miss Matty isn't sure it would appropriate to celebrate with friends and neighbors given the death of her sister. Mary Smith convinces her otherwise. Matty renews ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Curtis, Steve Hudson | Stars: Kimberley Nixon, Rosy Byrne, Hester Odgers, Simon Woods

Votes: 99

40. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Philippi (2007)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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Cicero is finally undone by his duplicity in the form of Titus Pullo, acting upon Octavian's request to assassinate all supporters of Brutus in Rome. Pullo and Vorenus enjoy a happy if ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 917

41. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )
Episode: Picture Perfect (2008)

45 min | Documentary

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The pursuit of high production values drove costume dramas into real castles and countryside. Castle Howard appeared in Brideshead Revisited, Cornwall lent local color to Poldark, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Kerry Allison | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Anthony Andrews, Tim Angel, Paul Annett

42. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (2007)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Having learned that Vorenus' children are alive, Pullo sets off to find him in Gaul where he is again a serving soldier in Mark Antony's army. He had hoped to arrive before Octavian and ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 878

43. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )
Episode: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2008)

44 min | Documentary

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Costume dramas have shaped television tastes of today through explosive stories of yesteryear. Edward & Mrs. Simpson rankled royals and the issues seen in Upstairs, Downstairs resulted in a partial ban in the States.

Director: Jason Beresford | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Anthony Andrews, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Biggins