Most Voted Titles With Alec Guinness


1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,013,713 | Gross: $322.74M

2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 941,435 | Gross: $290.48M

3. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 772,058 | Gross: $309.13M

4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 215,407 | Gross: $44.82M

5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,374 | Gross: $44.91M

6. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Approved | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 59,912 | Gross: $111.72M

7. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 29,938

8. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 27,237

9. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 22,357

10. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 18,944

11. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 14,266 | Gross: $27.19M

12. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 10,447

13. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, John Howard Davies

Votes: 9,375

14. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 8,410 | Gross: $1.06M

15. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 7,236

16. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 7,230 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 6,793 | Gross: $4.75M

18. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 5,932

19. Mute Witness (1995)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Marina Zudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 4,682 | Gross: $1.20M

20. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,904

21. Our Man in Havana (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 3,835

22. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 3,476

23. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,255

24. Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

Votes: 3,202 | Gross: $7.00M

25. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Alec Guinness, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely

Votes: 3,052

26. Smiley's People (1982)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what ... See full summary »

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 2,875

27. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War, as Second-in-Command, he was made acting Commanding Officer. Now the ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 2,782

28. The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

7.7
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A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

Votes: 2,744

29. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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In the West Berlin of the 1960s, two British agents are killed by a Nazi group, prompting British Intelligence to dispatch agent Quiller to investigate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger

Votes: 2,682

30. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary Wars, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 1,864

31. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,837

32. The Comedians (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 1,526 | Gross: $5.20M

33. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

Votes: 1,525 | Gross: $1.56M

34. The Scapegoat (1959)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth

Votes: 1,333

35. The Captain's Paradise (1953)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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The bigamist captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson, Charles Goldner

Votes: 1,215

36. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,111

37. Malta Story (1953)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Votes: 1,110

38. Last Holiday (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,085

39. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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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 »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 943

40. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 887

41. Little Dorrit (1987)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 887 | Gross: $1.03M

42. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

Votes: 860

43. A Majority of One (1961)

Approved | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

6.8
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A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 845

44. All at Sea (1957)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy

7.1
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A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper, Fred Griffiths

Votes: 682

45. Lovesick (1983)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.0
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A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski

Votes: 645 | Gross: $10.17M

46. Hotel Paradiso (1966)

98 min | Comedy

6.3
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Monsieur Feydeau has writer's block, and he needs a new play. But he takes an opportunity to observe the upper class of 1900 Paris - Monsieur Boniface with a domineering wife, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Peggy Mount

Votes: 597

47. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Foreign Field (1993)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Veterans return to Normandy on the 50th anniversary of D-Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Edward Herrmann, John Randolph

Votes: 593

48. The Prisoner (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.1
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A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and afterward his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 584

49. 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 »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 561

50. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.4
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C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: William Conrad, Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, Mark Hamill

Votes: 494

51. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 489

52. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 451

53. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 389

54. A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.8
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness

Votes: 383

55. To Paris with Love (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray, Elina Labourdette

Votes: 323

56. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Frank Coda, Gemma Craven

Votes: 293

57. Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford, Anita Höfer

Votes: 282

58. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Monsignor Quixote (1987)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden

Votes: 168

59. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Return to the Circus (1979)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 160

60. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Tinker Tailor (1979)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin".

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 159

61. Interview Day (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Maureen Lipman, David Ross, Benedict Sandiford, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 158

62. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 155

63. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.7
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 134

64. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley visits an old comrade whose past knowledge could prove vital to locating the spy.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson

Votes: 132

65. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Tarr Tells His Story (1979)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A British agent, who was thought to have defected, resurfaces with sensational information - confirmation of a Russian spy mole existing in the Service.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett

Votes: 132

66. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Flushing Out the Mole (1979)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and why it happened, and the answers he gets robs him of any sense of victory.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 127

67. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: How It All Fits Together (1979)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Warren Clarke, George Sewell

Votes: 126

68. The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980 TV Special)

5.9
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Nick Allder, Ann-Margret, Tamara Asseyev

Votes: 123

69. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Smiley Sets a Trap (1979)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 118

70. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

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

Votes: 115

71. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.1
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 115

72. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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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

73. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.2
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What is the connection between a penniless Russian woman in Paris and the brutal murder of an old man in a London park? And so begins a new conundrum for George Smiley to sort out.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 96

74. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Smiley makes inquiries among many Russian exiles, and uncovers a photograph revealing an astonishing secret.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 92

75. Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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A biography of American actress Grace Kelly from her early days as an aspiring actress to her death as Princess of Monaco.

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Grace Kelly, Richard Kiley, Jean Dalrymple, Rita Gam

Votes: 81

76. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Smiley learns that his nemesis, the dreaded Soviet spymaster Karla, has a deep secret hidden involving his personal life. He now attempts to track down certain Russian individuals who could aid him, but they keep disappearing.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Eileen Atkins, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 80

77. The Comedians in Africa (1967)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A behind the scenes short dealing with the making of The Comedians (1967). Although the story takes place in Haiti, it was actually filmed in Dahomey (now called Benin). Includes short ... See full summary »

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Richard Burton, Paul Ford

Votes: 75

78. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 72

79. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Smiley gets into trouble with his superiors, who want the investigation closed. But he finally encounters the woman and gets her account.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Vladek Sheybal, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 71

80. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice: cutting off his wife Ann.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Bill Paterson

Votes: 71

81. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )
Episode: Twelfth Night (1970)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: John Sichel | Stars: Alec Guinness, Tommy Steele, Ralph Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 70

82. Pasternak (1965)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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This short film, a mini-biography of of writer and Nobelist Boris Pasternakserves as something of a promotional film for the upcoming film version of his novel Doctor Zhivago (1965). ... See full summary »

Stars: David Lean, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 69

83. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 64

84. Edwin (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Touching comedy about a high court judge, now retired to his English countryside home, who resolves to end years of suspicion about his wife's fidelity and the true paternity of their son.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Renée Asherson, Paul Rogers

Votes: 63

85. Evensong (1934)

87 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Evelyn Laye, Fritz Kortner, Emlyn Williams, Carl Esmond

Votes: 57

86. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

7.0
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 56

87. Performance (1992– )

Drama

6.3
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Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant

Votes: 42

88. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 39

89. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Carsten Norgaard, Charles Durning, Robin Bailey

Votes: 39

90. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Julius Caesar's arrival in Egypt proves more than interesting to the beautiful Cleopatra, ambitious sister to the boy pharaoh.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Alec Guinness, Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 30

91. The Stratford Adventure (1954)

45 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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The story of the founding, by Stratford-born journalist Tom Patterson, of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, which opened in July of 1953 with a performance of "Richard III" ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Parker | Stars: John Drainie, Michael Bates, Timothy Findley, Jean Gascon

Votes: 29

92. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 26

93. Apostrophes (1975–1990)

6.5
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Stars: Bernard Pivot, Gilles Lapouge, Jean d'Ormesson, Claude-Jean Philippe

Votes: 25

94. The Square Mile (1953)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 20

95. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (I) (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Patricia Barry, Charles Coburn, Alec Guinness, Arthur Hughes

Votes: 16

96. The Gift of Friendship (1974 TV Movie)

8.1
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Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Sarah Badel, Michael Gough, Alec Guinness, Leueen MacGrath

Votes: 15

97. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: David Lean: A Life in Film (1985)

Documentary

9.4
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Steven Spielberg, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif appear in this tribute to the great British filmmaker, David Lean. Clips from many of his films, such as "Brief Encounter," "Hobson's Choice,... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Wattis | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Victor Banerjee, John Box, Eddie Fowlie

Votes: 15

98. Baker's Dozen (1955 TV Movie)

30 min

7.8
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Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Robert Morley, Pamela Brown, Alec Guinness, Faith Brook

Votes: 14

99. Solo (1970– )
Episode: A Selection from E.E. Cummings (1970)

Biography

7.3
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Director: James Cellan Jones | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 13

100. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: Conversation at Night (1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: John Gielgud, Alec Guinness

Votes: 13