Highest Rated Titles With Donald Pleasence


1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 44,979

2. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, William Russell

Votes: 34

3. The Scarf (1959– )

30 min | Thriller

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The police investigate the strangling of a young woman and find a small town filled with dark secrets.

Stars: Stephen Murray, Donald Pleasence, Bryan Coleman, Peter Halliday

Votes: 7

4. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

TV-G | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 160

5. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,050

6. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

7. Interpol Calling (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Interpol's Inspector Paul Duval is on the case, international criminals are on the run. Tracking his targets from searing sand dunes near the equator to icy peaks at the ends of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Korvin, Edwin Richfield, Roland Bartrop, George Pastell

Votes: 40

8. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 12,839

9. Centennial (1978 TV Mini-Series)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,199

10. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: The Survivor (1960)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Patricia Burke, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 5

11. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 19

12. Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Short, Comedy, Music

8.5
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Director: Christian Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Eva Zemlin

Votes: 68

13. Hindle Wakes (1976 TV Movie)

78 min

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Directors: June Howson, Laurence Olivier | Stars: Rosalind Ayres, Judi Bowker, Roy Dotrice, Trevor Eve

Votes: 15

14. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 98

15. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Lisa Gastoni, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 59

16. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Confession (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.4
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Standing on a soap-box, Harvey Lawrence proclaims that he killed a man. A flashback reveals that when he was an up-and-coming lawyer prosecuting a man for murder he deliberately allowed the... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Corri, Robert Raglan, Douglas Ives

Votes: 7

17. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 166,391

18. The Barchester Chronicles (1982 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 838

19. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: Only the Rocks Live Forever (1978)

144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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In 1756, a young Arapahoe child learns his father has been killed in battle and is taught the lesson that 'only rocks live forever'. The child is called Lame Beaver. 1795, a French-Canadian... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: James A. Michener, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 51

20. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Changing of the Guard (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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After being forced to retire, Professor Fowler contemplates suicide when he doesn't feel he has made a difference in the world. That night he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Liam Sullivan, Philippa Bevans, Tom Lowell

Votes: 873

21. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 19,491

22. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,924

23. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 4,774

24. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 245

25. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Longhorns (1978)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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John Skimmerhorn hires R.J. Poteet to lead the difficult cattle drive from Texas to Colorado on behalf of Oliver Seccombe and the Venneford Ranch. Sixteen-year-old Jim Lloyd joins the drive... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 37

26. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Massacre (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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As the Civil War is fought between the North and South, militia colonel Frank Skimmerhorn arrives in Colorado on a mission to wipe out the Indians. Major Mercy struggles to keep the peace ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 37

27. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,324

28. The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.

Stars: Bette Davis, David Ackroyd, Rosanna Arquette, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 802

29. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 641

30. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 77

31. The French Atlantic Affair (1979 TV Mini-Series)

278 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A luxury liner is hijacked by terrorists.

Stars: Erik Holland, Todd Martin, Curt Lowens, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 68

32. Shades of Greene (1975– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips, Ian Hendry

Votes: 15

33. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 16

34. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Donald Pleasence, Joyce Jillson, Gary Conway

Votes: 1,499

35. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Wagon and the Elephant (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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While Alexander McKeag and Clay Basket decide to make a life for themselves, following the death of Pasquinel, with McKeag taking the young daughter as his own, across the country in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 35

36. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 33

37. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 378

38. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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78 Metascore

On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 158,503 | Gross: $47.00M

39. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 1,968

40. 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

41. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 774

42. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

43. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 111

44. Assignment Foreign Legion (1956– )

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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Stars: Merle Oberon, Martin Benson, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Arne

Votes: 14

45. Russell Harty Plus (1972– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Russell Harty, Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle

Votes: 16

46. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: Ambush (1957)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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A young prince, who is the rightful heir to the throne of England, has fallen into the clutches of his uncle, the evil Prince John. Robin and his men set out to develop a plan to rescue the young boy.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Greene, Alexander Gauge, Bernadette O'Farrell, Archie Duncan

Votes: 10

47. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: For as Long as the Waters Flow (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Mercy is sent to negotiate a treaty with the Indians. Zendt goes in place of McKeag. Three men heading to the new mines to work, meet up with Hans Brumbaugh, a German farmer from Russia. As... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 38

48. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Shepherds (1978)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The town is now called Centennial. The last of the Arapaho led by Lone Eagle leave for a reservation. Hans Brumbaugh refuses to be intimidated by the Venneford Ranch; a range war threatens ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 37

49. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 5,392 | Gross: $0.05M

50. Black Arrow (1985 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, History

7.8
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In 15th century England, a civil war called Wars of the Roses is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne. Fresh from battle, a knight finds his family dead. He joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek justice.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Benedict Taylor, Georgia Slowe, Oliver Reed, Fernando Rey

Votes: 388

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

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 45

52. Encounter (1952–1961)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC Television and ABC. In Canada the series was known as General Motors Presents. The one-hour dramas were ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Willis, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 13

53. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 22

54. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )
Episode: Part 7 (1982)

Drama

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Mrs. Proudie is clearly in charge again and Bishop Proudie announces that Mr. Quiverful is to become the new Warden of the hospital. Obadiah Slope's objections fall on deaf ears as does his... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Trevor Baxter, Jonathan Adams, Maggie Jones

Votes: 21

55. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Crime (1979)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Oliver Seccombe resigns, but decides to never leave Colorado. The Wendells are determined to stay in Centennial, but can't shake the suspicions of Sheriff Dumire. The killing of the Pettis ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 37

56. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Moment of Truth (1955)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Ian Colin, Peter Cushing, Hugh Griffith, Noel Hood

Votes: 6

57. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: The Prisoner (1956)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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A rumor spreads that Richard is dead and John acts quickly to claim the throne. Robin has doubts about Richard's fate, and decides to travel with Marion to find the truth.

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Richard Greene, Bernadette O'Farrell, Donald Pleasence, Donald Bradley

Votes: 20

58. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

Votes: 661

59. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 280

60. William Tell (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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Depicts the legend of William Tell, who, as the stories say, shot an apple off of his son's head and lead the rebellion to free Switzerland.

Stars: Conrad Phillips, Willoughby Goddard, Jennifer Jayne, Richard Rogers

Votes: 102

61. Blade on the Feather (1980 TV Movie)

82 min | Mystery

7.7
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A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Kika Markham, Phoebe Nicholls, Donald Pleasence, Tom Conti

Votes: 162

62. Signs and Wonders (1995– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Claire Palmore (Jodhi May) is caught in the web of a dangerous religious cult. Her mother (Prunella Scales) hires a cult de-programmer (James Earl Jones) who must rescue her before it's too late.

Stars: James Earl Jones, Prunella Scales, David Warner, Jodhi May

Votes: 89

63. Women in Arms (1990 TV Movie)

149 min

7.7
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Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Lina Sastri, Cristina Marsillach, Raffaella Baracchi, Massimo Bonetti

Votes: 11

64. Creature of Comfort (1968)

118 min | Horror

7.7
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A series of vignettes are tied together by a story involving a carnivorous entity which masquerades as a bedcover. The creature absorbs evil and greedy people into its body, but leaves the innocent unharmed.

Director: Graham Driscoll | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Arthur Adams, Marjorie Bennett, Virginia Crawley

Votes: 7

65. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: A Village Wooing (1956)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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Robin tries to help Wat Longfellow, who became an outlaw to escape a life of indentured servitude.

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Richard Greene, Alexander Gauge, Bernadette O'Farrell, Archie Duncan

Votes: 13

66. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )
Episode: Part 4 (1982)

Drama

7.7
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As suggested by Bishop Proudie, the Rev. Septimus Harding calls on Rev. Obadiah Slope to discuss the possibility of being reappointed Warden of the hospital. Septimus is offended not only ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Alan Rickman, Geraldine McEwan, Clive Swift

Votes: 23

67. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Winds of Fortune (1979)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Philip Wendell is tormented as Sheriff Dumire continues his investigation. The Pettis gang is out for revenge. Clemma Zendt returns just as Jim Lloyd and Charlotte Seccombe become engaged. ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 40

68. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Yellow Apron (1978)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Clay Basket tells the returning traders of Lame Beaver's wish for her to be with Pasquinel, unaware that Pasquinel has just married Lise, who is now pregnant. She puts her father's desire ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 41

69. 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: 156

70. Phelous & the Movies (2008– )

20 min | Comedy

7.6
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A sarcastic man with immortality looks at terrible horror movies, video games, toys, cartoons and even food, (both popular and obscure) and tears them apart with his sharp wit, meta jokes and referential humor. Also, he's Canadian.

Stars: Phelan Porteous, Allison Pregler, Julien Diaz, Brad Jones

Votes: 353

71. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: Marian's Prize (1958)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Robin's name has been entered for an archery contest. The problem is, he's away visiting friends. Can Marian, selected in his absence, fool the Sheriff and win the shooting tournament?

Director: Peter Seabourne | Stars: Richard Greene, Alexander Gauge, Patricia Driscoll, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 8

72. Danger Man (1960–1962)
Episode: Position of Trust (1960)

TV-PG | 26 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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A corrupt Arabian government is selling opium directly to wholesalers, and secret agent John Drake hopes to halt their trade. He visits the country and strategically befriends Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell, John Phillips

Votes: 41

73. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Tony Britton

Votes: 19

74. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
Episode: The Mind Beyond: Meriel, the Ghost Girl (1976)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Livingston, a psychic investigator, is asked to attend a seance. Can it be that he has finally discovered a genuine supernatural phenomena!?

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Donald Pleasence, John Bluthal, Janet Street-Porter, Charles Keating

Votes: 11

75. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Storm (1979)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The circus comes to town and briefly reunites members of the Skimmerhorn cattle drive; Levi Zendt returns to Lancaster, PA for a visit; an accountant uncovers discrepancies in Venneford ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 39

76. Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)

G | 101 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

Director: Marcello Fondato | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard, Deogratias Huerta

Votes: 7,482

77. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 111

78. Malachi's Cove (1973)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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A tough young girl lives with her aging grandfather near a cove on the coast of Cornwall. She supports herself and him by gathering seaweed to sell as fertilizer. A cocky young neighboring boy decides to help her with the work.

Director: Henry Herbert | Stars: John Barrett, David Bradley, Arthur English, Alan Hockey

Votes: 34

79. On Camera (1954–1958)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Stars: James Doohan, Joe Austin, Ruth Springford, John Drainie

Votes: 6

80. The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water (1973 TV Short)

2 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.5
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Warning children not to play near 'dark and lonely' water, a horror film style look and voice-over is used in this film to highlight the dangers.

Director: Jeff Grant | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Terry Sue-Patt

Votes: 130

81. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )
Episode: Part 3 (1982)

Drama

7.5
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Some years have now passed and Rev. Septimus Harding is happy in his new parish. His daughter Eleanor married John Bold but he died unexpectedly leaving a widow with a young son. Bishop ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Cyril Luckham, Janet Maw, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 22

82. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )
Episode: Part 6 (1982)

Drama

7.5
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Obadiah Slope's machinations are slowly catching up to him. The Dean of Barchester Cathedral is on his death bed and many in the community are outraged when an article appears in the local ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nigel Hawthorne, Janet Maw, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 22

83. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: The Prague Sun (1992)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Lovejoy's search for diamonds stolen from a priceless religious object takes him and Eric to Prague where dark forces are plotting against them.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury

Votes: 28

84. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 4,001

85. Master of the Game (1984 TV Mini-Series)

413 min | Drama

7.4
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Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Harry Hamlin, Ian Charleson, Cliff De Young

Votes: 335

86. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Ken Jones

Votes: 54

87. No Love for Johnnie (1961)

110 min | Drama

7.4
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Johnnie Byrne is a member of the British Parliament. In his 40s, he's feeling frustrated with his life and his personal as well as professional problems tower up over him. His desires to ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Mary Peach, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 290

88. The Unforeseen (1958– )

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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An anthology series that appeared twice a week initially. Each episode was a short play covering the inexplicable, the supernatural, the occult or science fiction. Each episode had it's own writer, director, and actors.

Stars: Barry Morse, Ron Hartmann, Chris Wiggins, Gillie Fenwick

Votes: 7

89. L'avvoltoio può attendere (1991)

180 min | Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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Director: Gian Pietro Calasso | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Valeria D'Obici, Massimo Serato, Sasha D'Arc

Votes: 16

90. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )
Episode: Part 2 (1982)

Drama

7.4
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Eleanor Harding pleads with John Bold to stop his attacks on her father. He doesn't see his attack as personal but one against the perceived corruption of the Church of England whose ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Barbara Flynn, David Gwillim

Votes: 17

91. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Scream of Eagles (1979)

147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A magazine prepares to do a feature on the history of Centennial; the murder of Soren Sorenson is finally proved; Morgan Wendell and Paul Garrett face off in an election that may determine the future of Colorado's natural resources.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 35

92. The Night of the Generals (1967)

PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 5,085

93. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989 TV Movie)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis, Sophie Ward

Votes: 1,137

94. Sons and Lovers (1960)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 945

95. Hell Is a City (1960)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 516

96. The Guest (1963)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district. He befriends and takes in Mac Davies (Donald ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Harold Pinter

Votes: 399

97. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 35

98. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

7.3
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

Votes: 26

99. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Episode: The Man with the Power (1963)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Milquetoast college teacher Harold lacks tenure, and the ability to stand up to anyone, especially his shrewish wife. But after a brain operation so he can aide in a space project to mine ... See full summary »

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Priscilla Morrill, Fred Beir, Frank Maxwell

Votes: 253

100. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Episode: The News-Benders (1968)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nigel Davenport, Sarah Brackett

Votes: 6