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1. Young and Willing (1962)

110 min | Drama, Romance

University students form relationships and perform pranks with disastrous consequences all round.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Virginia Maskell, Paul Rogers, Ian McShane, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 106

2. This Is My Street (1964)

94 min | Drama

A bored housewife has an affair with her mother's lodger. When he dumps her, she attempts suicide, which brings everyone to their senses.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, Avice Landone, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 77

3. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 28,386 | Gross: $28.35M

4. The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)

91 min | Drama, Romance

In Italy, a vacationing Englishman leaves his girlfriend for a wealthy mysterious American widow who's sailing the seas in search of her long-lost sailor friend.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Ian Bannen, Vanessa Redgrave, Orson Welles

Votes: 263

5. Sinful Davey (1969)

M/PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The humorous adventures of the notorious Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart during the 1820s in Britain.

Director: John Huston | Stars: John Hurt, Pamela Franklin, Nigel Davenport, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 335

6. Before Winter Comes (1968)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

After World War II, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Topol, Anna Karina, John Hurt

Votes: 249

7. In Search of Gregory (1969)

GP | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Young Catherine Morelli (Julie Christie), who lives in Rome, goes to Geneva to find romance at her father's wedding. There she begins a nearly nymphomaniacal pursuit of a mystery-fantasy man called Gregory (Michael Sarrazin).

Director: Peter Wood | Stars: Julie Christie, John Hurt, Michael Sarrazin, Paola Pitagora

Votes: 190

8. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Votes: 6,690

9. Cry of the Penguins (1971)

101 min | Adventure, Drama

A womanizing biologist studies life in a colony of penguins.

Directors: Alfred Viola, Roy Boulting | Stars: John Hurt, Hayley Mills, Dudley Sutton, Tony Britton

Votes: 254

10. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied-piper to lure rats away with his magic pipe, but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town's children away.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Keith Buckley, Patsy Puttnam, Arthur Hewlett, Paul Hennen

Votes: 510

11. The Playboy of the Western World (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

A man comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: John Hurt, Sinéad Cusack, Pauline Delaney, Joe Lynch

Votes: 22

12. Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

An art student is thrown out of college. Depressed, he comes up with the Party of Dynamic Erection, a near-fascist "party" that promotes male sexual dominance, and which attracts a couple of other unsavory confused characters.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: John Hurt, John McEnery, David Warner, Rosalind Ayres

Votes: 158

13. The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)

77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 1,324

14. The Ghoul (1975)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A former Priest named Dr. Lawrence harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo, Gwen Watford

Votes: 1,259

15. Stream Line (1976)

105 min | Drama

Rome, October 16, 1943. The Germans deport the relatives and friends of the little Giacomo Treves who fortunately escapes capture. The child is entrusted by a priest, Don Luigi.

Director: Aldo Scavarda | Stars: Philippe Leroy, Riccardo Cucciolla, Lea Massari, Vasco De Cet

Votes: 16

16. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 14,364

17. Spectre (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon, the sister of prominent British ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Robert Culp, Gig Young, John Hurt, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 444

18. The Disappearance (1977)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organization to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, David Hemmings, John Hurt

Votes: 357

19. Three Dangerous Ladies (1977)

88 min | Horror, Mystery

Three unrelated horror shorts from 1975 UK horror anthology series "Classics Dark and Dangerous" edited together into one horror film anthology with three segments. Each story features a woman who willingly or unwillingly spreads evil.

Directors: Robert Fuest, Alvin Rakoff, Don Thompson | Stars: Ronee Blakley, Graham Crowden, Ed Devereaux, Keir Dullea

Votes: 43

21. East of Elephant Rock (1978)

R | 93 min | Drama

In 1948, a new British Governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists.

Director: Don Boyd | Stars: John Hurt, Jeremy Kemp, Judi Bowker, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 96

22. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 65,975 | Gross: $35.00M

23. The Shout (1978)

86 min | Horror, Drama

A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens

Votes: 3,240

24. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 31,135

25. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

Votes: 27,685 | Gross: $0.92M

26. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 719,447 | Gross: $78.90M

27. Crime and Punishment (1979– )

225 min | Drama

This mini-series is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Rashalnikov is a ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Anne Orwin, Siân Phillips, Fiona Glassbrook

Votes: 142

28. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

When a prestigious doctor takes on the task of studying a deformed gentlemen known as "the Elephant Man", he finds that the man is quite personable and intelligent.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 201,436

29. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 219 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

57 Metascore

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 12,338 | Gross: $3.48M

30. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, History

47 Metascore

Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 42,939 | Gross: $31.67M

31. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

Votes: 1,114 | Gross: $8.00M

32. Partners (1982)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass

Votes: 1,034 | Gross: $6.06M

33. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 6,087

34. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, Robert Lindsay, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 709

35. The Osterman Weekend (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 7,391 | Gross: $6.49M

36. Champions (1984)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: John Hurt, Gregory Jones, Mick Dillon, Ann Bell

Votes: 538 | Gross: $0.17M

37. Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)

R | 91 min | Drama

Poland is under Communist rule. An exiled Polish theater director is in England, enthusiastically preparing an abstract play which will criticize the authoritarian Polish government. His sons might not share his political views, though.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Michael York, Joanna Szczerbic, Michal Skolimowski, Józef Skolimowski

Votes: 163

38. The Hit (1984)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Votes: 6,558 | Gross: $0.88M

39. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 60,343 | Gross: $8.40M

40. After Darkness (1985)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

To salve his guilty conscience, an elder brother removes his disturbed younger sibling from a mental institution after a suicide attempt, and tries to bring him back to mental competency ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergio Guerraz, Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: John Hurt, Julian Sands, Victoria Abril, Pamela Salem

Votes: 170

41. The Black Cauldron (1985)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

59 Metascore

A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich | Stars: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 27,585 | Gross: $21.29M

42. Jake Speed (1986)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

42 Metascore

In a world where, unbeknownst to the public, all famous pulp fiction heroes are real, one of them, Jake Speed, agrees to help desperate Margaret Winston save her sister from sadistic white slaver Sid, who's operating in Africa.

Director: Andrew Lane | Stars: Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher, Karen Kopins, John Hurt

Votes: 755 | Gross: $1.94M

43. White Mischief (1987)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1940s Kenya, a married couple join other affluent British expatriates in a lifestyle of recklessness and excess, but soon find themselves in a troubling situation.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Sarah Miles, Joss Ackland, Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $3.11M

44. From the Hip (1987)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Apprentice lawyer Robin "Stormy" Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must re-examine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Darren McGavin

Votes: 1,977 | Gross: $9.52M

45. Aria (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt

Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $1.03M

46. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

Votes: 159,486 | Gross: $38.12M

47. Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1987)

105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: John Hurt, Marika Rivera, Gabriella Trsek

Votes: 344 | Gross: $1.58M

48. Rocinante (1986)

93 min | Drama

England, mid 1980s: Bill (Sir John Hurt) embarks on a dream-like odyssey around rural England, breaking into country houses, taking photos of anything that interests him, until he meets a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ann Guedes, Eduardo Guedes | Stars: John Hurt, Maureen Douglass, Ian Dury, Jimmy Jewel

Votes: 30

49. The Hunting of the Snark (1987)

60 min | Musical

8.3