Most Voted Titles With Sam Kydd


1. The Ladykillers (1955)

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: 20,826

2. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 7,162

3. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Approved | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi

Votes: 6,597

4. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,388

5. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbours Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Votes: 5,173

6. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 4,887

7. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 4,777

8. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,736

9. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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During WW2,in a fictional British seaside town,a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepares for an imminent German invasion.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 3,839

10. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but 2 of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 3,803

11. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.8
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,540

12. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith, Juliet Harmer

Votes: 3,181

13. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,039

14. 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: 2,920

15. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

105 min | Comedy

7.3
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A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 2,656

16. Too Late the Hero (1970)

GP | 145 min | Action, War, Drama

6.8
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A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,557

17. Dad's Army (1971)

G | 95 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 2,103

18. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 1,885

19. Island of Terror (1966)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

6.3
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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 1,729

20. Reach for the Sky (1956)

123 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Votes: 1,629

21. The Killing of Sister George (1968)

X | 138 min | Drama

7.1
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George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 1,550

22. 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: 1,331

23. Hour of Glory (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Kathleen Byron, Leslie Banks

Votes: 1,329

24. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 1,278

25. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,202

26. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

Votes: 1,136

27. Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: John Mills, Derek Bond, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender

Votes: 1,135

28. 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: 1,054

29. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

117 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,028

30. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 1,022

31. The Hidden Room (1949)

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

7.4
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown, Naunton Wayne

Votes: 1,021

32. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 981

33. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)

R | 90 min | Comedy

3.9
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Young Timmy starts as a window cleaner in the little company of his brother. Soon he learns that some female customers expect additional service. Young and curious as he is, he reluctantly ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Sheila White, Dandy Nichols

Votes: 963

34. A Town Like Alice (1956)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 959

35. Moon Zero Two (1969)

G | 100 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

4.1
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A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: James Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren Mitchell, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 951

36. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

94 min | Thriller, Drama

7.2
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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

Votes: 938

37. The Hasty Heart (1949)

102 min | Drama, War

7.4
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It's 1945, Burma, the day the war is over! For many this means they've survived and will be going home. But not for everyone. A Scottish soldier, Corporal Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan is the... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Richard Todd, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 882

38. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, René Ray

Votes: 882

39. 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: 823

40. 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: 797

41. Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)

99 min | Comedy, Sport

6.8
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 742

42. Libel (1959)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley

Votes: 699

43. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | War, Drama

7.1
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In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 659

44. The Projected Man (1966)

77 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.1
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A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Curteis, John Croydon | Stars: Mary Peach, Bryant Haliday, Norman Wooland, Ronald Allen

Votes: 654

45. Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976)

90 min | Comedy

3.4
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The sexual misadventures of Timothy Lea and his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett when they set up a driving school business.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Sheila White, Doris Hare

Votes: 647

46. All at Sea (1957)

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: 631

47. Too Many Crooks (1959)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 609

48. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

Votes: 596

49. Angels One Five (1952)

98 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 592

50. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.

Directors: Roy Boulting, Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi, Ian Bannen

Votes: 564

51. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 548

52. 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: 495

53. Terror on a Train (1953)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.0
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When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 481

54. The Clouded Yellow (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones

Votes: 469

55. The Third Key (1956)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 413

56. Just My Luck (1957)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford, Jill Dixon, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 412

57. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

Votes: 411

58. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Wing-commander Tim Mason leads a squadron of Lancaster bombers on almost nightly raids from England. Having flown eighty-seven missions he will shortly be retiring from flying, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 392

59. They Who Dare (1954)

107 min | Drama, History, War

5.7
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In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders to attack two airfields from which the Luftwaffe is threatening allied forces in ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Kay Callard, William Russell

Votes: 365

60. Battle Hell (1957)

113 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Donald Houston

Votes: 362

61. The Runaway Bus (1954)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Marianne Stone, Lionel Murton, Lisa Gastoni, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 341

62. Storm Over the Nile (1955)

107 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A color remake of "The Four Feathers"

Directors: Zoltan Korda, Terence Young | Stars: Anthony Steel, Laurence Harvey, James Robertson Justice, Mary Ure

Votes: 336

63. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 334

64. Quest for Love (1971)

87 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternative reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Joan Collins, Tom Bell, Denholm Elliott, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 333

65. Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967–1969)

50 min | Family, Comedy

7.4
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The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.

Stars: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, Terry Jones

Votes: 319

66. Till Death Us Do Part (1968)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, War

6.2
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The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs

Votes: 313

67. Secret People (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 308

68. Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

101 min | Comedy

7.1
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On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Anne Heywood, Mylène Demongeot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 306

69. The Chastity Belt (1972)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, David Kernan, Nora Swinburne, Godfrey Winn

Votes: 305

70. The Dark Avenger (1955)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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During the 14th century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia rebel French knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 301

71. Great Expectations (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 270

72. Smashing Time (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle

Votes: 261

73. The Magnet (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

7.1
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A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy and gets him into all sorts of trouble.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, James Fox, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 260

74. The Amorous Milkman (1975)

86 min | Comedy

1.7
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Randy Milkman Davey bites off more than he can chew when he starts to deliver more than pints of milk to some of the bored housewives on his route. In a short space of time he finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Derren Nesbitt | Stars: Julie Ege, Diana Dors, Brendan Price, Donna Reading

Votes: 255

75. Pool of London (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Earl Cameron

Votes: 246

76. The Captain's Table (1959)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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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: 239

77. Terry and June (1979–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Terry Scott and June Whitfield star as Terry and June Medford. Both of them are middle-aged and finds the trials of life are more difficult as they try to succeed in their daily lives.

Stars: Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh, Rosemary Frankau

Votes: 223

78. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 220

79. The Hour of 13 (1952)

80 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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A jewel thief tries to mislead police who suspect that his theft of a valuable emerald is related to the serial murder of eleven policemen.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Derek Bond

Votes: 213

80. The Safecracker (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, War, Drama

5.9
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An honest expert on locks, Colley Dawson turns safe-cracker after he meets Benny Carfield, unscrupulous dealer in antiques; Dawson steals the goods and Carfield disposes of them, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Barry Jones, Jeanette Sterke, Victor Maddern

Votes: 209

81. Marriage a la Mode (1955)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, Cecil Parker, Sally Lahee

Votes: 208

82. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

3.6
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The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 202

83. The Ship Was Loaded (1957)

83 min | Comedy

5.1
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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: 197

84. The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

96 min | Comedy

5.3
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After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails he enlists... See full summary »

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, André Morell, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 194

85. Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When well-off aircraft designer Denning finds his daughter's current boyfriend is a nasty character he tries to buy him off, ending up hitting him and causing his death when he falls. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: John Mills, Phyllis Calvert, Eileen Moore, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 193

86. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)

60 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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This series chronicles the swashbuckling exploits of Simon Templar, a modern day Robin Hood of sorts.

Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Norman Eshley, Edward Brayshaw, John Hallam

Votes: 187

87. Orders to Kill (1958)

93 min | Drama, War

7.1
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American agent faces an engrossing moral dilemma when he is parachuted into France to eliminate a suspected traitor in the French Resistance.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 180

88. Trent's Last Case (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Mystery

6.0
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When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Michael Wilding, Margaret Lockwood, Orson Welles, John McCallum

Votes: 179

89. Postmark for Danger (1955)

84 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A car plunging over a cliff kills its two occupants identified as newspaperman Lewis Forrester and actress Alison Ford (Terry Moore). Surviving Lewis are his two brothers, Tim (Robert ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Terry Moore, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 172

90. Z Cars (1962–1978)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

Stars: James Ellis, John Slater, Douglas Fielding, Bernard Holley

Votes: 170

91. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 167

92. The Swingin' Maiden (1962)

98 min | Comedy

6.5
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An American airline firm plan to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer Jack Hopkins and Kathy Fisher the daughter of the Airline owner, take... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Anne Helm, Jeff Donnell, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 162

93. The Long Haul (1957)

100 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final run to cash out a load of furs and they get lost on the way through the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 162

94. Life Is a Circus (1960)

84 min | Comedy

7.7
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The employees of an ailing circus find Aladdin's magic lamp and decide to use it to save the organization.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bud Flanagan, Teddy Knox, Jimmy Nervo, Jimmy Gold

Votes: 161

95. Up the Creek (1958)

83 min | Comedy

6.3
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Lieut. Humphrey Fairweather, R.N., in his latest disastrous attempt to prove to the Navy that his rocket invention is better than theirs only succeeds in convincing them that no ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: David Tomlinson, Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Vera Day

Votes: 159

96. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 157

97. Dangerous Exile (1957)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Belinda Lee, Keith Michell, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 154

98. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 150

99. Chance of a Lifetime (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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The workers in a small plough factory take over the firm, but when a large order falls through, the old management come back to help out.

Director: Bernard Miles | Stars: Basil Radford, Niall MacGinnis, Bernard Miles, Julien Mitchell

Votes: 149

100. Love for Lydia (1977– )

780 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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This thirteen-part series explores just how painful love can be for young people. Would-be writer Edward Richardson is in love with heiress Lydia Aspen and wants her all to himself. Lydia ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Martin, Christopher Blake, Sherrie Hewson, Beatrix Lehmann

Votes: 141