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1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 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: 246,934 | Gross: $44.82M

2. The Avengers (1961–1969)

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

8.2
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his predominately female partners.

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

Votes: 5,993

3. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.0
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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: 6,312

4. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.4
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74 Metascore

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away 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: 31,825 | Gross: $16.80M

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

Approved | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades.

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

Votes: 601

6. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

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

Votes: 5,267

7. 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: 4,120

8. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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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: 7,105 | Gross: $0.34M

9. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

TV-PG | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 761

10. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 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: 10,743 | Gross: $3.60M

11. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

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

Votes: 709

12. 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: 1,930

13. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.

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

Votes: 415

14. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 153

15. Silent Dust (1949)

82 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 165

16. Father Brown (1974)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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: 276

17. The 39 Steps (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

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

Votes: 1,642

18. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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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: 3,339 | Gross: $1.50M

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

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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With King Richard away at the crusades, Prince John rules England with an iron fist and tasks the Sheriff of Nottingham with the collection of high taxes and the capture of outlaw Robin Hood.

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

Votes: 1,150 | Gross: $4.58M

20. For the Love of Ada (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Irene Handl and Wilfred Pickles are two senior citizens who find that as romance blossoms, so too does emotional turmoil. The series gently charts the relationship between Yorkshireman ... See full summary »

Stars: Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst

Votes: 49

21. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This show was 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: 110

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

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

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

Votes: 64

23. Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

7.1
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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: 3,685

24. Song of Norway (1970)

G | 138 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

3.8
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Based on the life of Norway's greatest composer Edvard Grieg, and filmed 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: 378

25. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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During World War II, successive tugboat British Captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment, where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,163

26. 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: 315

27. Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958)

101 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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During World War II, 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: 1,069

28. David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

5.8
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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: 451

29. Seven Days from Now (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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: 1,362

30. Doctor at Large (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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: 185

31. Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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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: 849

32. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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Tom Brown (John Howard Davies) starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman (John Forrest), the school bully.

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

Votes: 329

33. The Captain's Table (1959)

90 min | Comedy

5.9
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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: 324

34. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 37

35. Not Tonight, Darling (1971)

90 min | Drama

3.8
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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: 105

36. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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Dr. Finlay is a member of a medical practice in the Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

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

Votes: 80

37. The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.7
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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: 124

38. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 412

39. Cop-Out (1967)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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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: 114

40. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 47

41. 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: 296

42. Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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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: 1,199

43. The October Man (1947)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, 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: 885

44. Quartet (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. 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: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming, Jack Raine

Votes: 787

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

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 566

46. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.2
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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: 196

47. 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: 506

48. The Flaxton Boys (1969–1973)

30 min | Family, Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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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, Alan Guy

Votes: 39

49. Waterfront Women (1950)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 214

50. Maniacs on Wheels (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.5
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Factory worker Bill Fox (Sir Dirk Bogarde) 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.

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

Votes: 191



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