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1. Notting Hill (1999)

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

7.1
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68 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 246,826 | Gross: $116.09M

2. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 127,525 | Gross: $37.02M

3. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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47 Metascore

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 20,153 | Gross: $0.18M

4. Penelope (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will accept her as one of their own."

Director: Mark Palansky | Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 57,507 | Gross: $10.01M

5. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 43,985 | Gross: $9.53M

6. A Long Way Down (2014)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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34 Metascore

Four people meet on New Year's Eve, and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul

Votes: 29,342 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Kika (1993)

Unrated | 114 min | Comedy

6.5
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53 Metascore

Kika, a cute cosmetologist, prepares Ramon for funeral when he revives. He proposes to the much older Kika who has his dad as lover. Did Ramon's dad murder his mom? What about the escaped rapist and the PSYCHOlogist video reporter?

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Peter Coyote, Verónica Forqué, Victoria Abril, Àlex Casanovas

Votes: 11,238 | Gross: $2.09M

8. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 26,807 | Gross: $0.28M

9. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,719

10. The Naked Truth (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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After a messy divorce with her very rich and powerful husband, Nora Wilde refuses to accept his offer of $1.8 million and tries to make it on her own. Being a Pulitzer nominated ... See full summary »

Stars: Téa Leoni, Darryl Sivad, Holland Taylor, Mark Roberts

Votes: 650

11. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.

Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 3,527

12. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982)

180 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, Maureen Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Glynis Johns

Votes: 611

13. Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward, Stephen Boxer

Votes: 1,881

14. The Insider (2004– )

30 min | News

2.8
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The Insider brings you the latest celebrity and entertainment news. The Insider tackles the trending celebrity stories of the day, as well as exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting.

Stars: Keltie Knight, Michael Yo, Louis Aguirre, Debbie Matenopoulos

Votes: 379

15. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,313

16. The Night We Called It a Day (2003)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.

Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 847

17. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 2,102 | Gross: $0.19M

18. Fog Over Frisco (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,241

19. Winchell (1998 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The true story of the influential and controversial columnist, Walter Winchell.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 499

20. Hillsborough (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sport

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Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Tracey Wilkinson, Kevin Knapman, Mark Womack, Sarah Graham

Votes: 694

21. Discopathe (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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The mid-70's: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous ... See full summary »

Director: Renaud Gauthier | Stars: Jérémie Earp-Lavergne, Sandrine Bisson, Ivan Freud, Ingrid Falaise

Votes: 547

22. Recipe for Revenge (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A caterer witnesses a brutal murder and must seek police protection until she can testify.

Director: Stacey Stewart Curtis | Stars: Kim Huffman, Alex Carter, Corbin Bernsen, Hugh Thompson

Votes: 303

23. Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005 Video)

R | 52 min | Documentary

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An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Norman Abbott, Barrie Gold, Bill Best

Votes: 252

24. Up Goes Maisie (1946)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

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After graduating college Maisie becomes involved both professionally and personally Joe Morton, who's just developed a revolutionary helicopter.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Hillary Brooke, Stephen McNally

Votes: 250

25. Smash His Camera (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.0
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68 Metascore

A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Floyd Abrams, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Joseph Basile, Harry Benson

Votes: 752 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The Man Inside (1990)

PG | 93 min | Drama

5.4
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Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Coyote, Nathalie Baye, Dieter Laser

Votes: 137

27. Tabloid (2001)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A slimy television host, who makes a living by embarrassing celebrities, is tricked into revealing some dark secrets of his own.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Hurt, Danny Dyer

Votes: 154

28. Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story (2008 TV Movie)

Comedy

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A look at the lavish lifestyles of young, wealthy girls living in Hollywood.

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Amber Hay, Sara Canning, Bruce Ramsay, Farrah Aviva

Votes: 122

29. Spaced Out (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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The planet earth is in peril of impending doom, and maniacal destructive forces from outer space are closely at hand! Twisted, demented alien terrorists are single-handedly about to reap ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Grenke | Stars: James Vallo, Greg Maurer, Michael Wexler, William Hainsworth

Votes: 54

30. Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006 Video)

R | 46 min | Documentary

7.2
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An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Mary Whitehouse, Graham Bright, Ken Penry

Votes: 144

31. Seis días para morir (1967)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Six days to die (La Rabia) is a Mexican film of 1967. Some of its scenes were recorded in the sources of the "Forest of Chapultepec", showing documentation of the daily life of Mexico City ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Gómez Muriel | Stars: David Reynoso, José Elías Moreno, Joaquín Cordero, Libertad Leblanc

Votes: 25

32. Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.7
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Rare documentary about Video Nasties and film, video and internet censorship in the UK. Was first screened as part of Channel 4's controversial "Banned Weekend" which focused on films and ... See full summary »

Director: David Kenny | Stars: Tom Dewe Mathews, Jack Sargeant, Nigel Wingrove, John Beyer

Votes: 28

33. Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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A frank and unconventional view of the life and work of actor Nick Nolte.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, F.X. Feeney

Votes: 107

34. Sympathisanten: Unser Deutscher Herbst (2018)

101 min | Documentary

6.1
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West Germany in the 1970s. Many artists, journalists and intellectuals were branded as sympathizers of Baader-Meinhof's left-wing terrorism. The parents of the director, too: Margarethe von... See full summary »

Director: Felix Moeller | Stars: Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schneider, Marius Müller-Westernhagen

Votes: 15

35. On the Front Page (1926)

22 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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After being beaten to a story of scandal involving Countess Polasky, James W. Hornby assigns his son 24 hours to find an even more scandalous story about the countess. After spending the ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Lillian Rich, Tyler Brooke, Bull Montana

Votes: 129

36. Ich - Axel Caesar Springer (1968– )

120 min | Biography, History

8.0
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Stars: Horst Drinda, Heinz Scholz, Otto Mellies, Irma Münch

Votes: 7

37. Dobar, los, zao (2017– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

9.5
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Journalist Nenad Kulacin and author Marko Vidojkovic host "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," their weekly uncompromisingly opinionated talk and news satire show that fights for political and media freedoms in Serbia.

Stars: Marko Vidojkovic, Nenad Kulacin, Bosko Obradovic, Sinisa Kovacevic

Votes: 67

38. Whatever Happened to the Gender Benders? (2005 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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The secret history of the new romantic rebellion that changed the face of world culture, before spiraling into a vortex of drug addiction and death.

Director: Andy Baybutt | Stars: Danny Webb, Marc Almond, David Bowie, Boy George

Votes: 22

39. The Last Days of the Board (1999 TV Movie)

60 min

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A look at the last days of James Ferman's rule as Chief Censor of the British Board of Film Classification.

Stars: David Alton, Ray Brady, Robin Duval, Richard Falcon

41. Banned in the UK (2005– )
Episode: 1995-1999 (2005)

Documentary

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Controversy and censorship 1995-99, includes CRASH and KIDS, alcopops, Beaver Espania ad, corporal punishment, gays in the army, the Sensations and Mapplethorpe exhibits, David Hamilton's ... See full summary »

Stars: John Beyer, Louisa Buck, Garry Bushell, Matthew Collings

42. Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal (2018)
Episode: Castaway (2018)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Princess Margaret finally finds a safe haven from the press on her friend's private tropical island, where she spends time with her friends partying in peace, but the rise of vicious tabloid journalism in the 1970s ruins everything.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Doris Bacon, Craig Brown

Votes: 13

43. Weird or What? (2010– )
Episode: Curses (2012)

51 min | Documentary

6.7
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Weird or What looks at the possibility of cursed objects. It looks at a mysterious painting of a crying boy in Britain that is blamed for starting deadly house fires. It, then, goes to ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Grant, Ryan Marley | Stars: William Shatner, Kelvin Mackenzie, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Michael Gollner

Votes: 7

44. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
Episode: Dead Male One (1995)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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DCI Frost investigates a misidentified body floating in a river and the drug related death of a football prima donna who dies after a kick in the head.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Lindy Whiteford, Larry Lamb

Votes: 165

45. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
Episode: Deep Waters (1996)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Frost is frustrated in his interrogations of two men that stabbed a young woman during a robbery and a predatory professor possibly involved in an assault on a pretty co-ed.

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Tamzin Malleson

Votes: 167

46. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Diplomatic Baggage (1997)

TV-MA | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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An influential government minister takes a great interest in Kavanagh's case of an ambassador's daughter accused of murdering a blackmailing tabloid journalist.

Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Jonathan Barlow, Tom Brodie, Paul Brooke, Vic Bryson

Votes: 48

47. Banned in the UK (2005– )
Episode: Early '90s (2005)

Documentary

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Controversy and censorship from 1990 to 1995, including the Spanner trial, mad cow disease, dangerous dogs, the Boy Meets Girl ban, badly behaved footballers, and Savoy Publishing's prosecution for Lord Horror and Meng and Ecker comics.

Stars: Ray Brady, Garry Bushell, Avedon Carol, Kelly Cates

48. Kauppaneuvos Jethro (2015– )
Episode: Episode #2.14 (2016)

60 min | Reality-TV

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Director: Sanna-Sisko Tohka | Stars: Jethro Rostedt, Shirly Karvinen, Ressu Redford, Frederik

49. Sons of Butcher (2005–2006)
Episode: Fishin' the Hole (2005)

Animation, Comedy

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Director: Karl DiPelino | Stars: Dave Dunham, Jay Ziebarth, Trevor Ziebarth, Ron Pardo

50. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Happy Families (1992)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The head of a wealthy but dysfunctional family is found bludgeoned to death in the family estate as Morse is forced to deal with the resultant media frenzy.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sukie Smith, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 442



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