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1. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: John Gabriel, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Erik Chitty, Peter Copley

Votes: 75

2. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 106,402 | Gross: $22.24M

3. Home (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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A disturbing, darkly comic tale of a man who attempts to sever all contact with the outside world, by simply staying at home. As Gerald Ballantyne rids himself of the surface clutter in his... See full summary »

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Antony Sher, Matilda Ziegler, Deborah Findlay, Guy Henry

Votes: 87

4. Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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How drugs have influenced artistic production in the course of the last 200 years, focusing on major European and American literary figures and visual artists.

Director: Storm Thorgerson | Stars: Bernard Hill, Phil Daniels, Thom Booker, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 53

5. Crash! (1971)

17 min | Short

7.3
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A surreal, moody short about the fetishization of automobiles and auto accidents.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: J.G. Ballard, Gabrielle Drake

Votes: 64

6. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Kenneth Williams, Ray Smith

Votes: 246

7. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
Episode: Thirteen to Centaurus (1965)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Interstellar travel at sub-light speeds: the enormous distances, isolation from human culture and the aching loneliness of space are enough to drive the strongest personality insane. Better... See full summary »

Director: Peter Potter | Stars: Donald Houston, James Hunter, John Abineri, Noel Johnson

Votes: 26

8. Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.9
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There are other worlds...but they are in this one.

Director: Paul Oremland | Stars: Frances Tomelty, Robert Silverberg, Paul Verhoeven, Arthur C. Clarke

Votes: 18

9. London Orbital (2002)

77 min | Documentary

6.8
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A filmmaker sets out to make a voyage of discovery on London's orbital motorway, the M25. He enlists the help of several others to film the motorway from several points, drive endlessly ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Petit, Iain Sinclair | Star: J.G. Ballard

Votes: 54

10. Ceiling Unlimited (2012)

7 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Two flat-mates are unwittingly caught up in a time loop.

Director: Dominic Johnson | Stars: Genevieve Sibayan, Stephanie Siadatan

Votes: 5

11. The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg (1987 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary about the making of director Steven Spielberg's film Empire of the Sun (1987).

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Sheen, Steven Spielberg, J.G. Ballard, Christian Bale

Votes: 198

12. Resan till Orion (1986)

17 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A spaceship heading for the planet Orion. On board all is as it should be. Young Adam reveals a secret.

Director: Solveig Nordlund | Stars: Björn Gedda, Adam Schaub

Votes: 6

13. Minus One (1991)

15 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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Strange things are happening at Green Hill asylum...

Director: Simon Brook | Star: Alfred Hyslop

Votes: 6

14. Crash (1996)

NC-17 | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 48,080 | Gross: $2.04M

15. Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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An unsettling work that does not pretend to analyze nor to understand the serial killers. The film is not a work of fiction with dramatic plot developments.

Director: Aryan Kaganof | Stars: Rodney Beddal, Mark Bellamy, Aryan Kaganof, Gylan Kain

Votes: 58

16. Low-Flying Aircraft (2002)

80 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Based on a the short story "Low Flying Aircraft" by J.G. Ballard and set in a near future where humans are dying breed. Judite and André flee to a semi-abandoned apartment complex to protect their mutant child from certain death.

Director: Solveig Nordlund | Stars: Margarida Marinho, Miguel Guilherme, Rui Morisson, Rita Só

Votes: 189

17. Review (1969– )

40 min | Documentary

5.8
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Weekly arts magazine.

Stars: James Mossman, David Hugh Jones, Keith Dewhurst, Jim Douglas Henry

Votes: 5

18. The Atrocity Exhibition (2000)

105 min | Drama, Horror

5.7
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A university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction.

Director: Jonathan Weiss | Stars: Victor Slezak, Anna Juvander, Michael Kirby, Mariko Takai

Votes: 312

19. High-Rise (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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65 Metascore

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans

Votes: 33,983 | Gross: $0.34M

20. The 100 Greatest War Films (2005 TV Movie)

385 min | Documentary

5.4
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The 100 Greatest War Films of all time, as voted for by the public of the UK.

Director: Mark Murray | Stars: Sean Pertwee, David Aaronovitch, Ken Annakin, Jean-Jacques Annaud

Votes: 88

21. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley

Votes: 2,018

22. Running Wild

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

A psychiatric adviser to the police helps unravel a heinous crime: the murder of the adults in a suburban community, and the disappearance of their children.

Director: Kevin Kerslake

23. Concrete Island

Drama, Thriller | Announced

An architect finds himself stranded on a man-made island between two highways with only the contents of his car in his possession.

Director: Brad Anderson

24. The Drowned World

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A biologist survives in a post-apocalyptic water world filled with anarchists and savage creatures.

25. Hello America

Sci-Fi | Announced

After America's financial collapse and its people's abandonment, a group of pioneers journey through a ravaged wasteland to return to the "New World" as a leader plans to unleash his nuclear arsenal against anyone who threatens his power.

26. Billenium (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Sci-Fi

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Two roommates discover an extra personal space that they have never known.Things become complicated when they allow two other close friends to share the space, and the ensuing snowball ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude de Nesle | Stars: Claude Debord, Albert Simono, Rosita Fernandez, Janine Souchon

27. Moving Pictures: J G Ballard (2018 TV Movie)

12 min | Documentary

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A film essay on Ballard's fiction, and its unrealized cinematic potential, with particular reference to David Cronenberg's (yet to be filmed) Crash, featuring an interview with the director, prior to making of his film.

Directors: John Henderson, Christopher Petit | Stars: J.G. Ballard, David Cronenberg

28. Book Four (1982–1985)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Hermione Lee, Humphrey Carpenter, Margaret Forster, Peter Ackroyd

29. The Tourist (1996– )

50 min | Documentary

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Six fifty-minute films charting the history of the world's largest industry. Filmed over an entire tourist season in four continents, this major documentary film series examines how and why... See full summary »

Stars: Jost Krippendorf, Dean MacCannell, J.G. Ballard, Paul Bernard

30. J.G. Ballard: The Future Is Now (1998 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

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Director: Solveig Nordlund | Star: J.G. Ballard

31. Profile (2001–2002)

40 min | Biography

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Stars: D.J. Taylor, Kofi Annan, J.G. Ballard, Rudy Giuliani

32. Review (1969– )
Episode: Crash! (1971)

Documentary

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Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: James Mossman, J.G. Ballard

33. Profile (2001–2002)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2001)

Biography

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Star: J.G. Ballard

34. Book Four (1982–1985)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1982)

Talk-Show

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Director: Philip Draycott | Stars: J.G. Ballard, Hermione Lee

35. Book Four (1982–1985)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1984)

Talk-Show

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Director: Daniel Wiles | Stars: J.G. Ballard, Hermione Lee

36. Jackanory (1965–1996)
Episode: Gulliver in Space (1966)

Family, Fantasy

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Star: Alfred Marks

37. The Tourist (1996– )
Episode: The Last Resort (1996)

Documentary

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The Last Resort surveys the history of the theme park - from the opening of Disneyland in 1955, where landscapes, characters and even ideologies created for the cinema were brought to life,... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Swayne | Stars: J.G. Ballard, Jost Krippendord, Dean MacCannell



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