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1. War & Peace (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2016)

TV-14 | 83 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.7
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The Rostovs leave Moscow as the French army draws near, leading to an unexpected reunion, Pierre performs a heroic act which has repercussions for both he and his wife, while Sonya makes an important decision.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Guillaume Faure, Otto Farrant, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 396

2. War & Peace (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2016)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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While Tsar Alexander tries and fails to negotiate peace with Napoleon, Andrei vows revenge against Anatole Kuragin, and a desperate Marya tries to convince her father to leave his estate as the French army approaches.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Lily James, James Norton, Paul Dano, Philippe Maymat

Votes: 398

3. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 16,307

4. War & Peace (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2016)

TV-14 | 61 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Despite his nervousness, Pierre must keep his appointment with Dolokhov, the effects of which lead him on a new path. Meanwhile, Natasha and Sonya Rostova both receive unexpected proposals, and Andrei tries to forget his grief.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Paul Dano, Thomas Arnold, Jack Lowden, Matthew Raymond

Votes: 455

5. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Searching for a new home, Margaret receives an offer of marriage from Henry. Helen is distraught to learn that Leonard Bast is on the brink of ruin after following the advice of the Schlegels'.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Matthew Macfadyen, Gavin Brocker

Votes: 106

6. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 573,875 | Gross: $138.80M

7. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The Wilcoxes are rocked by a death in the family and the Schlegels face an uncertain future when they are evicted from their home.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Bessie Carter, Joe Bannister, Yolanda Kettle

Votes: 120

8. War & Peace (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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After proposing to Natasha, Andrei agrees to his father's proviso that he go abroad for a year, leaving Natasha emotionally vulnerable, while Nikolai declares his love for Sonya, much to his mother's regret.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Lily James, Greta Scacchi, Jim Broadbent, James Norton

Votes: 412

9. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In the spring of 1905, the Schlegel family are drawn into the affairs of the Wilcox family via Helen Schlegel, who has fallen for Paul Wilcox. Helen's older sister Margaret gets involved in a mix-up at a concert.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Joe Bannister, Matthew Macfadyen

Votes: 175

10. Coming Up (2003– )
Episode: Would Like to Meet (2010)

Drama

7.9
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30 year old Hayley is diagnosed with a brain tumor, with the future in mind Hayley insists her husband goes on a series of blind dates to find a new partner.

Directors: Alex Garcia Lopez, Wayne Yip | Stars: Martha Cope, Gareth Farr, Lucy Gaskell, Ranjit Krishnamma

Votes: 9

11. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,706

12. The Government Inspector (2005 TV Movie)

109 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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Peter Kosminsky's powerful factual drama about the Iraq dossier row and the subsequent death of Dr David Kelly, one of the top government experts on Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Mark Rylance, Jonathan Cake, Emma Fielding, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 167

13. War & Peace (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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As Nikolai Rostov and Andrei prepare for battle, a determined Prince Vassily Kuragin tries to forge a bond between Andrei's sister, Princess Marya, and his son, Anatole, while Pierre finds his new married life difficult.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Paul Dano, Tuppence Middleton, Rebecca Front, Callum Turner

Votes: 464

14. Howards End (2017–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Margaret is unwilling to punish Henry for his past transgressions, committed long before they met. Helen leaves for Europe without explanation, only returning when tragedy strikes.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, William Belchambers, Hayley Atwell, Alex Lawther

Votes: 84

15. Christopher Robin (2018)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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60 Metascore

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 19,810 | Gross: $98.61M

16. Britz (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

7.7
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Two British-born Muslim siblings are drawn in radically different directions after 9/11.

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Manjinder Virk, Riz Ahmed, Mary Stockley, Chinna Wodu

Votes: 514

17. War & Peace (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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As Napoleon's army marches towards Russia, Pierre Bezukhov visits his dying father, unaware that his relations are scheming to have him disinherited, while Prince Andrei Bolkonsky leaves his wife behind as he prepares to join the war.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Paul Dano, Rebecca Front, Aneurin Barnard

Votes: 608

18. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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90 Metascore

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 71,838 | Gross: $21.02M

19. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.6
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63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 276,729 | Gross: $148.81M

20. The Damned United (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington

Votes: 37,093 | Gross: $0.45M

21. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 35,278 | Gross: $0.11M

22. Sinbad (2012–2013)
Episode: Homecoming (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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Sinbad and his crew mates return to Basra. Its inhabitants are fleeing the city as the inauguration of Akbari as the new Emir approaches.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Elliot Knight, Marama Corlett, Elliot Cowan, Estella Daniels

Votes: 22

23. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 21,067 | Gross: $1.45M

24. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 72,436 | Gross: $11.24M

25. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

Votes: 37,896 | Gross: $8.11M

26. Daniel Deronda (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2002)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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The Grandcourt marriage develops. A critical musician, Herr Klesmer is invited to hear Mirah sing. Daniel finds Mirah's brother Ezra and arranges a meeting. Finally, Sir Hugo Mallinger hands Daniel a letter from his mother.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May

Votes: 27

27. Testament of Youth (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West

Votes: 21,986 | Gross: $1.82M

28. Howards End (2017–2018)

240 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Alex Lawther

Votes: 2,108

29. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 95,553 | Gross: $56.44M

30. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 83,522 | Gross: $46.41M

31. Daniel Deronda (2002– )

210 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, David Bamber

Votes: 3,832

32. Daniel Deronda (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2002)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Daniel rescues Mirah Lapidoth from a suicide attempt and searches for her mother and brother in London. Grandcourt informs Lydia of his planned nuptials, and she sends to Gwendolen a package with a curse.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May

Votes: 31

33. Sinbad (2012–2013)
Episode: Queen of the Water-Thieves (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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The crew of the Providence arrive to an island, where they are captured by the followers of Razia - the so-called Queen of the Water-Thieves.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Elliot Knight, Marama Corlett, Elliot Cowan, Estella Daniels

Votes: 65

34. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 218,336 | Gross: $504.01M

35. Paddington (2014)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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77 Metascore

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 76,718 | Gross: $76.22M

36. Now Is Good (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Josef Altin, Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine

Votes: 30,613

37. Virago: Changing the World One Page at a Time (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Claire Whalley | Stars: Margaret Atwood, Lucy Bland, Rosie Boycott, Carmen Callil

Votes: 5

38. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 12,609 | Gross: $0.49M

39. About a Boy (2002)

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

7.1
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75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 156,355 | Gross: $41.39M

40. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 196,041 | Gross: $100.32M

41. Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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57 Metascore

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

Votes: 16,385 | Gross: $1.82M

42. All the Little Animals (1998)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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51 Metascore

Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Thomas | Stars: John Hurt, Christian Bale, Daniel Benzali, James Faulkner

Votes: 2,464 | Gross: $0.03M

43. TwentyFourSeven (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience,... See full summary »

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Danny Nussbaum, Toby, Bruce Jones

Votes: 2,239

44. Daniel Deronda (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2002)

48 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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After Daniel meets his mother in Genoa and learns the circumstances of his birth and childhood, the Grandcourts have serious trouble while small boat sailing. Ultimately, Daniel makes decisions on a marriage and his life.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, David Bamber

Votes: 15

45. The World's End (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 223,385 | Gross: $26.00M

46. Bright Star (2009)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

Votes: 23,478 | Gross: $4.44M

47. Little Voice (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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68 Metascore

A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 14,862 | Gross: $4.60M

48. Coming Up (2003– )

Drama

7.0
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Coming Up is a British Channel 4 television series of films made for television by new directors and writers.

Stars: Fotios Foddy Savva, Johnny Harris, Anthony Flanagan, Ben Smith

Votes: 107

49. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,870 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Lady Macbeth (I) (2016)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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76 Metascore

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

Director: William Oldroyd | Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie

Votes: 13,472 | Gross: $1.13M



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