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1. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler, Stevens (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 57,909 | Gross: $22.95M

2. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 35,973 | Gross: $20.97M

3. Howards End (1992)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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89 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 25,913 | Gross: $25.97M

4. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,094 | Gross: $3.13M

5. The Divorce (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.9
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51 Metascore

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Jean-Marie Lhomme

Votes: 10,603 | Gross: $9.07M

6. Mrs Dalloway (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's (Vanessa Redgrave's) well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known thirty-three years earlier.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

Votes: 3,272 | Gross: $3.26M

7. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass

Votes: 347

8. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 177

9. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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55 Metascore

The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone), the only lover of Pablo Picasso (Sir Anthony Hopkins) who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

Votes: 6,508 | Gross: $2.00M

10. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

Votes: 4,426 | Gross: $1.16M

11. The Golden Bowl (2000)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox

Votes: 4,064 | Gross: $3.04M

12. The White Countess (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 5,862 | Gross: $1.67M

13. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,667 | Gross: $2.47M

14. Heat and Dust (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove, Julian Glover

Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 14,958 | Gross: $3.41M

16. The Wild Party (1975)

R | 95 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King, Tiffany Bolling

Votes: 463

17. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,628 | Gross: $7.70M

18. Slaves of New York (1989)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt

Votes: 849 | Gross: $0.46M

19. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $1.01M

20. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

8.2
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Gritty documentary that looks at the lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,427

21. Quartet (1981)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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62 Metascore

Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Suzanne Flon, Sébastien Floche, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 1,079 | Gross: $0.01M

22. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Jane Birkin

Votes: 2,187 | Gross: $1.76M

24. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

Votes: 864 | Gross: $0.35M

25. The Kumars at No. 42 (2001–2006)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.7
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Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them, but it all falls apart when his family cut in on the action. The celebrity ... See full summary »

Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Vincent Ebrahim, Indira Joshi, Meera Syal

Votes: 486

26. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 825

27. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell

Votes: 568 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Callow | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger

Votes: 582 | Gross: $0.18M

29. The Europeans (1979)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate

Votes: 727

30. The Perfect Murder (1988)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Thriller, Action

6.0
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Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and ... See full summary »

Directors: Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgård, Amjad Khan, Madhur Jaffrey

Votes: 270

31. My Little Girl (1986)

R | 118 min | Drama

4.8
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A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.

Director: Connie Kaiserman | Stars: James Earl Jones, Geraldine Page, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Meara

Votes: 264

32. Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

108 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: David Redden, Michael Wager, Robert Powell, Gael Hammer

Votes: 214

33. Savages (1972)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.6
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for its innate barbarism.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Susan Blakely, Margaret Brewster, Thayer David, Neil Fitzgerald

Votes: 321

34. Feast of July (1995)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Tom Bell, Gemma Jones, James Purefoy

Votes: 466 | Gross: $0.29M

35. The Guru (1969)

G | 112 min | Comedy

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Britain's top pop artiste, Tom Pickle, travels to Bombay, India, circa 1960s to learn to play the sitar (musical instrument) from renowned maestro Ustad Zafar Khan. Tom is taken to Zafar's ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Michael York, Utpal Dutt, Madhur Jaffrey

Votes: 99

36. Roseland (1977)

104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Don De Natale, Louise Kirtland

Votes: 403

37. Autobiography of a Princess (1975)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

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On the anniversary of her father's death, an Indian princess (Madhur Jaffrey) celebrates his memory in her London apartment by having tea and showing a selection of home movies to her guest... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Mason, Madhur Jaffrey, Keith Varnier, Diane Fletcher

Votes: 187

38. Cotton Mary (1999)

R | 124 min | Drama

5.3
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52 Metascore

A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.

Directors: Ismail Merchant, Madhur Jaffrey | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Sarah Badel

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.30M

39. Sweet Lorraine (1987)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

5.4
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Summers at The Lorraine have been a blast, but the guests and staff have saved the best...for last.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Maureen Stapleton, Trini Alvarado, Lee Richardson, John Bedford Lloyd

Votes: 206

40. Bombay Talkie (1970)

GP | 112 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.7
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Lucia Lane, an English writer by way of the US, arrives in Bombay to watch the filming of one of her novels. She's nearing middle age, she's had several husbands, she's lonely and ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Zia Mohyeddin, Aparna Sen

Votes: 388

41. The Proprietor (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama

5.6
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An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Sean Young, Sam Waterston, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 189 | Gross: $0.11M

42. The Householder (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achala Sachdev

Votes: 296

43. Mata Hari

Drama | Announced

This film is about the life of the (in)famous Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known as Mata Hari.

Director: David Carradine | Stars: Calista Carradine, David Carradine, Paul Hunt, Nikolai van der Heyde

44. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 133

45. In Custody (1994)

PG | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man. Deven goes to Bhopal from Mirpur to meet Nur, of whom he is in awe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth

Votes: 315 | Gross: $0.09M

46. Vivement dimanche (1998– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Michel Drucker, Alain Souchon, Charles Aznavour, Franck Ferrand

Votes: 61

47. Side Streets (1998)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy

6.0
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gerber | Stars: Valeria Golino, Rosario Dawson, Shabana Azmi, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 209

48. The Mystic Masseur (2001)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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64 Metascore

In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico.

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Albert Laveau

Votes: 431 | Gross: $0.40M

49. Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (1978 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: James Ivory | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Larry Pine, Saeed Jaffrey, Victor Banerjee

Votes: 116

50. The Courtesans of Bombay (1983 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Roughly structured over 24 hours, we visit Pavan Pool, a compound in Bombay where poor women sing, dance, and engage in prostitution. By day, they practice singing and dancing, both ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Kareem Samar

Votes: 87



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