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1. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 67,880

2. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 349,434 | Gross: $45.06M

3. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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47 Metascore

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung

Votes: 166,001 | Gross: $75.47M

4. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 201,466 | Gross: $39.39M

5. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 26,940

6. No Offence (2015– )

42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are now, on the ugly side of Manchester.

Stars: Joanna Scanlan, Elaine Cassidy, Will Mellor, Paul Ritter

Votes: 3,528

7. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 32,640 | Gross: $15.28M

8. Early Man (2018)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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68 Metascore

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

Votes: 16,579 | Gross: $8.27M

9. Queer as Folk (1999–2000)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

8.1
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A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam, Denise Black

Votes: 5,327

10. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 58,384 | Gross: $0.87M

11. The Keeper (2018)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling

Votes: 662

12. Blue Murder (2003–2009)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie

Votes: 959

13. Cracker (1993–1996)

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 5,082

14. Prey (2014–2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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On the run accused of a terrible crime, Manchester Detective Marcus Farrow tries to prove his innocence while being hunted by his former friends and colleagues.

Stars: Rosie Cavaliero, Daniel Jillings, Darren Whitfield, John Simm

Votes: 2,541

15. Cucumber (2015)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Modern gay life in Manchester.

Stars: Vincent Franklin, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Fisayo Akinade, Freddie Fox

Votes: 2,702

16. The Grand (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Warriner, Rebecca Callard, Susan Hampshire, Tim Healy

Votes: 546

17. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney

Votes: 9,930 | Gross: $2.93M

18. Class of '92: Out of Their League (2015– )

Documentary, Sport

8.2
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Giggs, Scholes, Butt, and the Neville Brothers... Man Utd legends from the Class of '92 buy shares in Salford City FC. The former United boys train, watch and cheer the Salford lads through their combined new footballing venture.

Stars: Nicky Butt, Chris Jarman, Gary Neville, Phil Neville

Votes: 492

19. The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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62 Metascore

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 4,547 | Gross: $0.13M

20. Habit (I) (2017)

96 min | Horror

5.9
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Set within the neon drenched rain swept underbelly of Manchester, where the addicted prey on the lost and the lonely.

Director: Simeon Halligan | Stars: Jessica Barden, William Ash, Roxanne Pallett, Elliot James Langridge

Votes: 977

21. Steamboy (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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66 Metascore

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 15,884 | Gross: $0.41M

22. Nico, 1988 (2017)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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75 Metascore

The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek

Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey, Julia Lane

Votes: 2,085

24. Cutting It (2002–2005)

59 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Drama about the bitter rivalries, professional and personal, between the workers of the Henshall-Ferraday hair salon in Manchester.

Stars: Sarah Parish, Jason Merrells, Angela Griffin, Sian Reeves

Votes: 345

25. Dead Man Running (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes. Up against it, Nick involves his best mate on a multi-part mission in order to raise the cash ... See full summary »

Director: Alex De Rakoff | Stars: Clint Koroan, Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka, 50 Cent, Ashley Walters

Votes: 3,866

26. The Parole Officer (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lena Headey, Emma Gilmour, Susan Jane Tanner

Votes: 6,235

27. Superman vs. The Elite (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Director: Michael Chang | Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 11,466

28. Clocking Off (2000–2003)

55 min | Drama

7.4
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Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

Stars: Jack Deam, Tony Mooney, Joan Kempson, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 279

29. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 1,002

30. Jitters (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a ... See full summary »

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Ilva Holmes, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir

Votes: 1,393

31. Hell Is a City (1960)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence, Maxine Audley

Votes: 846

32. West Is West (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Robert Pugh

Votes: 2,721

33. Weekender (2011)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Music

5.5
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35 Metascore

1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Golden | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Zawe Ashton, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Sam Hazeldine

Votes: 1,651

34. BBC North West Tonight (1984– )

News

6.6
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Daily evening and nightly news bulletins for North West England.

Stars: Roger Johnson, Beccy Barr, Dianne Oxberry, Annabel Tiffin

Votes: 16

35. Granada Reports (1992– )

News

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Multiple daily news bulletins for the Granada North West region.

Stars: Tony Morris, Kerrie Gosney, Lucy Meacock, Jon Mitchell

Votes: 20

36. Always and Everyone (1999–2002)

51 min | Drama

6.9
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The hectic everyday lives of the doctors and nurses running the Accident and Emergency department of the large, busy city hospital, St. Victors.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Katie McEwen, Connor McIntyre, Niamh Cusack

Votes: 49

37. The Third Key (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 531

38. The Whisperers (1967)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.1
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Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin

Votes: 929

39. Joy Division (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 2,995

40. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, John Squire

Votes: 2,299

41. Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Jean Kent, Dennis Price, Herbert Lom, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 221

42. Best (2000)

102 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: John Lynch, Ian Bannen, Jerome Flynn, Ian Hart

Votes: 730

43. Occupation (2009)

Drama, War

7.7
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Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 658

44. The War I Knew (2014)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

4.0
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D-Day: A British paratroop squad are dropped off-target and wiped-out. Private Johnny Barrows is the only survivor; inexperienced, scared, lost behind enemy lines. Johnny must grow up and become a man on his perilous journey to safety.

Director: Ian Vernon | Stars: Paul Harrison, Guy Wills, Adam Woodward, James Boyland

Votes: 142

45. The Road to Coronation Street (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of how the 22-year-old Tony Warren conceived, wrote and fought for the record breaking UK TV series Coronation Street (1960).

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Ann Aris, Lynda Baron, Steven Berkoff, David Dawson

Votes: 243

46. George Best: All by Himself (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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The rise and fall of football superstar, George Best.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: George Best, Angie Best, Calum Best, Matt Busby

Votes: 478

47. Care (2000 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A troubled boy (Steven Mackintosh) endures physical abuse by the staffers at a children's home.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Jaye Griffiths, Maria Pride, Charlotte Cornwell

Votes: 251

48. Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (1974)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

Directed by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Palmer, "Bird on a Wire" follows Cohen on his 1972 European tour. Long lost 16mm prints were restored for this release, not seen since 1972.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Ron Cornelius, Bob Johnston, Udo Jürgens

Votes: 142

49. City Central (1998–2000)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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The everyday public and private lives of the detectives, policemen and policewomen who work at the inner-city Christmas Street police station in Manchester.

Stars: Sean McKenzie, Ian Aspinall, Dave Hill, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 55

50. Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land (2000 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Sport

6.0
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Official feature-length film tracing the fortunes of the Manchester United football team during the 1999/2000 season, the season after winning the treble. Includes footage of the training ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Potter | Stars: Emma Adams, Steve Adams, Eammon Atkinson, Sue Atkinson

Votes: 459



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