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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
22. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
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.
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.
Votes: 27,685 | Gross: $0.92M
26. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
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 »
28. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
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.
29. Heaven's Gate (1980)
R | 219 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 12,338 | Gross: $3.48M
30. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, History
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 1,034 | Gross: $6.06M
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.
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 »
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.
38. The Hit (1984)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 6,558 | Gross: $0.88M
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 »
41. The Black Cauldron (1985)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 27,585 | Gross: $21.29M
42. Jake Speed (1986)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
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.
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 »
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
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.
Votes: 159,486 | Gross: $38.12M
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.
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 »
49. The Hunting of the Snark (1987)
60 min | Musical