Most Voted Titles With James Hayter


1. 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: 202,572 | Gross: $6.00M

2. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 26,638 | Gross: $16.80M

3. Night and the City (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 8,704

4. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.8
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 5,840 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 5,155

6. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 4,605

7. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,591

8. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.4
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 3,154

9. Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 3,058

10. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alexis Minotis

Votes: 2,776 | Gross: $1.50M

11. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson, Dennis Price

Votes: 1,540

12. The 39 Steps (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Richard Hannay witnesses a hit-and-run involving a woman pushing a pram. Looking in the pram he sees a gun instead of a baby. He tracks the woman down and she reveals that she is a secret ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda de Banzie, Barry Jones

Votes: 1,375

13. Abandon Ship (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd

Votes: 1,068

14. Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,018

15. Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)

101 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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During WW2, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: M.E. Clifton James, John Mills, Cecil Parker, Patrick Allen

Votes: 829

16. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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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 »

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter

Votes: 812

17. The October Man (1947)

110 min | Mystery

7.1
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

Votes: 741

18. Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A typical day for Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon consists in working on several cases at the same time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Anna Lee, Anna Massey, Andrew Ray

Votes: 670

19. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 589

20. Quartet (1948)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming

Votes: 575

21. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

9.0
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 567

22. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 519

23. Operation Disaster (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick, James Hayter

Votes: 518

24. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.0
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 499

25. Trio (1950)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French | Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer, Lana Morris

Votes: 435

26. Four Sided Triangle (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen

Votes: 407

27. David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.0
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 378

28. A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)

G | 85 min | Adventure

5.5
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Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of ... See full summary »

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Barrie Ingham, James Hayter, Leon Greene, Peter Blythe

Votes: 366

29. Song of Norway (1970)

G | 138 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

3.9
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Based on the life of Norways greatest composer Edvard Grieg and film in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Florence Henderson, Toralv Maurstad, Christina Schollin, Frank Porretta

Votes: 342

30. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

Votes: 319

31. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 313

32. Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Mystery

6.1
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With a ruthless gang terrorizing London, Scotland Yard calls Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond out of retirement. With the help of detective Helen Smith, Drummond infiltrates the gang under an ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Margaret Leighton, Robert Beatty, David Tomlinson

Votes: 269

33. The Captain's Table (1959)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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A ship's captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, Donald Sinden, Nadia Gray

Votes: 258

34. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, John Charlesworth, James Hayter

Votes: 256

35. Burke & Hare (1972)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.5
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Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Paul Luty, Roy Macready, Derren Nesbitt, Susan Coates

Votes: 252

36. Vice Versa (1948)

111 min | Comedy

6.5
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Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is immediately fulfilled ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Roger Livesey, Kay Walsh, Petula Clark, David Hutcheson

Votes: 239

37. Captain Boycott (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.6
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In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 235

38. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 216

39. The Ship Was Loaded (1957)

83 min | Comedy

5.2
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Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former's lack of sea knowledge causes several ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: David Tomlinson, Peggy Cummins, Brian Reece, Eunice Gayson

Votes: 202

40. The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Hulbert

Votes: 190

41. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.0
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In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

Directors: Anthony Kimmins, Alexander Korda | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Morland Graham, John Laurie

Votes: 162

42. The Spider and the Fly (1949)

87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Eric Portman, Guy Rolfe, Nadia Gray, George Cole

Votes: 152

43. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station (1967)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Whilst travelling on an express train on a quest to find a missing agent, Steed and Mrs. Peel get caught up in an assassination attempt on the life of the British Prime Minister on the part... See full summary »

Director: John Krish | Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, James Hayter, John Laurie

Votes: 147

44. Doctor at Large (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 143

45. Come on George! (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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George is an old stable hand and is the only one who can control a jittery racehorse.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: George Formby, Pat Kirkwood, Joss Ambler, Meriel Forbes

Votes: 125

46. Waterfront Women (1950)

80 min | Drama

6.6
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A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Robert Newton, Kathleen Harrison, Avis Scott, Susan Shaw

Votes: 116

47. Woman Hater (1948)

105 min | Comedy

6.3
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Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Stewart Granger, Edwige Feuillère, Ronald Squire, Jeanne De Casalis

Votes: 114

48. The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.5
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Tom Jones, a maid's son adopted by the nobleman she worked for, now all grown up must run away from home when he is set up by his jealous cousin. He has several adventures and women on his way to town where his possible salvation awaits.

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Nicky Henson, Trevor Howard, Terry-Thomas, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 110

49. Band Waggon (1940)

TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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A plot involving spies in a haunted castle gives this team of celebrated British wireless comedians plenty of scope for laughs.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Arthur Askey, Jack Hylton and His Band, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood

Votes: 109

50. The Big Money (1956)

86 min | Comedy

5.6
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Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Belinda Lee, Kathleen Harrison, Robert Helpmann

Votes: 107

51. Go to Blazes (1962)

80 min | Comedy

5.6
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After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Dave King, Robert Morley, Daniel Massey, Dennis Price

Votes: 107

52. Maniacs on Wheels (1949)

76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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A factory worker is fired from a reliable job and becomes a successful motorbike racer, until his wife threatens to leave him unless he comes to his senses. Produced by Ian Dalrymple. Written by Jack Lee.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Bonar Colleano, Bill Owen, Renée Asherson

Votes: 106

53. Always a Bride (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.2
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Victor Hemsley and his daughter, Clare ply their trade at swanky Riviera resorts, where they pose as a married couple---hence the title---and he "disappears with all of her savings" and ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Ronald Squire, James Hayter

Votes: 106

54. All Over the Town (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Comedy

6.6
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In West England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption, in this engaging romantic comedy.

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Cyril Cusack, Ronald Adam

Votes: 105

55. Cocktails in the Kitchen (1954)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen, Cecil Parker, Eileen Herlie

Votes: 101

56. Secret Flight (1946)

72 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Ernest Jay

Votes: 91

57. Eye Witness (1950)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 89

58. Port Afrique (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.6
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Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French Morocco and finds his wife dead, and he suspects she has been murdered. Police Colonel Moussac insists she committed suicide. Rip ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Pier Angeli, Philip Carey, Dennis Price, Eugene Deckers

Votes: 87

59. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"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.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 86

60. A Day to Remember (1953)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Joan Rice, Odile Versois, Donald Sinden

Votes: 81

61. Silent Dust (1949)

82 min | Drama

7.2
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A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held,... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Stephen Murray, Beatrice Campbell, George Woodbridge, Seymour Hicks

Votes: 80

62. Touch and Go (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

Director: Michael Truman | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, June Thorburn, John Fraser

Votes: 79

63. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.7
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 70

64. Not Tonight, Darling (1971)

90 min | Drama

3.9
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A lonely 'Stay-at-Home' Housewife is being watched every night through the bathroom window by a 'Peeping Tom', who is being put up to it by his friend. She eventually finds out and gets her revenge on them.

Director: Anthony Sloman | Stars: Luan Peters, Vincent Ball, Jason Twelvetrees, James Hayter

Votes: 69

65. Helter Skelter (1949)

84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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A radio 'detective' gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccuping due to the machinations of a ghostly cupid who works his magic to cause mayhem and laughter throughout the film.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Carol Marsh, David Tomlinson, Mervyn Johns, Peter Hammond

Votes: 69

66. Big Fella (1937)

73 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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In this musical comedy, Paul Robeson stars as Joe, a Marseilles docker hired by a wealthy English couple to find their missing son. When Joe finds him, he learns he escaped of his own will,... See full summary »

Director: J. Elder Wills | Stars: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Roy Emerton, James Hayter

Votes: 68

67. The End of the River (1947)

80 min | Drama

5.8
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A South American Indian is taken from his jungle home into the world of the White Man where he is forced to stand trial for murder. The story of how this happened and how he got into ... See full summary »

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Sabu, Bibi Ferreira, Esmond Knight, Antoinette Cellier

Votes: 68

68. Murder in the Night (1939)

70 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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The Cotton Club in London's Soho district is operated by American gangster Steve Marco who, when Joe Lane threatens to tell the police of his past, has no qualms about killing him as he ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Jack La Rue, Sandra Storme, Bernard Lee, Martin Walker

Votes: 58

69. The Great Game (1953)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.2
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The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, Burnville United, makes an unethical approach to a star player of another club, and the ensuing scandal costs him his job.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: James Hayter, Thora Hird, Diana Dors, Sheila Shand Gibbs

Votes: 58

70. No Room at the Inn (1948)

63 min | Drama

7.6
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Two children are evacuated during world war two into the care of an alcoholc woman.

Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: Freda Jackson, Joy Shelton, Hermione Baddeley, Joan Dowling

Votes: 57

71. Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)

84 min | Comedy

6.1
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About a henpecked bank clerk who lives a dreary existence in suburban London. After a mix-up at a music hall, he finds himself onstage with ambiguously foreign magician Mendoza, who hypnotizes him into losing all of his inhibitions.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: George Cole, Veronica Hurst, Heather Thatcher, Jon Pertwee

Votes: 56

72. Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Arthur Prohack is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman to whom he once... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Cecil Parker, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Dirk Bogarde

Votes: 55

73. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: Happy Returns (1978)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.5
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It's Mr.Grace's birthday once again and the staff have been treated to a free lunch after they grant Mr.Grace a chorus of 'happy birthday to you.' To continue with the celebration, the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister

Votes: 55

74. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: Do You Take This Man? (1978)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mrs. Slocomb has exciting news when she announces that she has become engaged to a Greek man. But with looming wedding expenses she doesn't know how she'll be able to afford it, little does... See full summary »

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Trevor Bannister, Wendy Richard

Votes: 54

75. It's a Wonderful World (1956)

89 min | Musical, Comedy

5.4
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Director: Val Guest | Stars: Terence Morgan, George Cole, Kathleen Harrison, Mylène Demongeot

Votes: 53

76. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: The Club (1978)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.7
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Mr.Grace has offered the staff a room in the basement where they may form their own social club. Due to the huge cost of having the room professionally decorated, the staff opt to decorate the room themselves.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister

Votes: 53

77. Cop-Out (1967)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter's boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Rouve | Stars: James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin, Bobby Darin, Paul Bertoya

Votes: 52

78. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 51

79. The Firechasers (1971)

101 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Insurance investigator must find out who is setting fires. Along the way he meets and works with a beautiful newspaper reporter and falls in love.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Chad Everett, Anjanette Comer, Keith Barron, Joanne Dainton

Votes: 51

80. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Carla Lehmann, Michael Wilding

Votes: 51

81. For Them That Trespass (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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"Cristy" Drew, an aspiring young writer, trying to broaden his experience, gets involved with "Frankie" Ketchen and her two suitors, Herb Logan and Jim Heal. One night, Jim finds "Frankie" ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Stephen Murray, Richard Todd, Patricia Plunkett, Rosalyn Boulter

Votes: 49

82. The Mark of Cain (1947)

88 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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An attractive young French girl instigates rivalry between two brothers when she becomes the bride of the younger one.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Eric Portman, Sally Gray, Patrick Holt, Dermot Walsh

Votes: 49

83. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: By Appointment (1978)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.2
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Back from their holidays, the staff return with many vacation antics. Mr.Tebbs takes over as head of the gentleman's department. The staff are informed that the Royal family will be paraded... See full summary »

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Trevor Bannister, Frank Thornton

Votes: 48

84. My Brother Jonathan (1948)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Dr. Jonathan Dakers, in flashback, tells his son Tony, Word War II veteran, about his life dating from the 1900s. As a medical student, he meets Edeie at a cricket match but doesn't see her... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Ronald Howard, Stephen Murray

Votes: 47

85. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: A Bliss Girl (1978)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.4
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There's a new perfume display at Grace Brothers called 'Bliss' but there's no 'Bliss Girl' to man the display. With no other alternative, Mr. Humphries is placed in charge of the display. ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Trevor Bannister, Frank Thornton

Votes: 47

86. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: Shedding the Load (1978)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.4
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Sales are down, again, and the management conclude that they must let one of the staff members go. Also, they decide to leave it up to the staff to decide who should go. Facing the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: John Inman, Mollie Sugden, Frank Thornton, Trevor Bannister

Votes: 46

87. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 45

88. Fog for a Killer (1962)

68 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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An ex-con is the prime suspect when a series of murders occur under the full moon, every victim a young blonde woman.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: David Sumner, Susan Travers, James Hayter, John Arnatt

Votes: 43

89. A Song for Tomorrow (1948)

62 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Derek Wardell is struck with amnesia, and the last thing he remembers is the beautiful voice of the opera singer Helen Maxwell. When he regains consciousness, Wardell thinks that he's in love with her.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Evelyn McCabe, Ralph Michael, Shaun Noble, James Hayter

Votes: 43

90. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)
Episode: The Awakening (1954)

Drama

8.0
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A minor bureaucratic functionary in a soulless totalitarian regime is ashamed of his tattered overcoat. He scrimps to save money for a new one, and the new one changes his life. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Buster Keaton, James Hayter, Carl Jaffe

Votes: 43

91. Don't Ever Leave Me (1949)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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In a pleasant variation on "The Ransom of Red Chief," elderly crook Harry Denton, when challenged to prove he is "not past it," decides to kidnap Sheila Farlane, the 16 year old daughter of... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Jimmy Hanley, Petula Clark, Linden Travers, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 39

92. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.8
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 38

93. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

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

Votes: 33

94. Keep It Clean (I) (1956)

75 min | Comedy

4.9
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A man invents a new cleaning machine. His brother in law offers to help him promote it and they get help from the Purity League.

Director: David Paltenghi | Stars: Ronald Shiner, James Hayter, Diane Hart, Ursula Howells

Votes: 33

95. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 31

96. The Flaxton Boys (1969–1973)

30 min | Family, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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Four generations of boys have various adventures at Flaxton Hall in Yorkshire, beginning with Jonathon and his friend Archie in 1854.

Stars: Gerry Cowan, Victor Winding, Richard Gale, David Smith

Votes: 30

97. Her Panelled Door (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

6.1
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A young woman with amnesia finds herself in London during the second world war. She falls in love and marries a Polish man in the R.A.F. He gets killed and then a crippled man comes to her ... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Edward Underdown, Helen Cherry, Richard Burton

Votes: 27

98. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 25

99. Father Brown (1974– )
Episode: The Three Tools of Death (1974)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A wealthy Scottish advocate of temperance and atheism is found with a broken neck apparently having fell from an upstairs window on his estate.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Kenneth More, James Hayter, John Flanagan, Anthony Dutton

Votes: 25

100. Flesh & Blood (1951)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, Joan Greenwood, André Morell

Votes: 22