With Masterpiece Theatre (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 164,290

2. Sherlock (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 809,537

3. Poldark (2015–2019)

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

8.3
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 26,078

4. Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 759,010 | Gross: $409.01M

5. The Durrells in Corfu (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 8,128

6. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Tommy Knight, Jordan Waller

Votes: 22,663

7. Sanditon (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Stars: Rose Williams, Kris Marshall, Kate Ashfield, Crystal Clarke

Votes: 7,991

8. Grantchester (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth

Votes: 9,882

9. Elizabeth R (1971)

85 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,547

10. Little Women (2017)

TV-PG | 180 min | Drama

7.2
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Dramatization of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss, and the trials of growing up.

Stars: Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker, Willa Fitzgerald

Votes: 3,462

11. Wolf Hall (2015)

TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 9,747

12. The Miniaturist (2017)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A young woman moves to 17th century Amsterdam and hires a mysterious local miniaturist to furnish the dollhouse she received from her merchant husband as a present, but the lifelike miniatures somehow start eerily foreshadowing her fate.

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Romola Garai, Hayley Squires, Alex Hassell

Votes: 4,078

13. Emma (2009)

240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, to have a loving father for whom she cares, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit: matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors ... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Jodhi May

Votes: 15,394

14. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.5
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Anne was in love with Frederick, who was rejected by her snobby parents 8 years ago. They've now hit hard times and rent out their mansion to his brother-in-law. He returns a Royal Navy captain. Will he remember Anne?

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head, Julia Davis

Votes: 14,235

15. Sense & Sensibility (2008)

TV-14 | 174 min | Drama, Romance

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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan, Janet McTeer

Votes: 10,805

16. The Paradise (2012–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.7
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The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy

Votes: 10,537

17. Jane Eyre (2006)

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 19,453

18. Bleak House (2005)

TV-PG | 510 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 8,726

19. Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 84 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden, Gerry O'Brien

Votes: 13,954

20. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)

TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve

Votes: 6,560

21. Cranford (2007–2010)

TV-PG | 469 min | Drama

8.3
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 8,620

22. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

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

Votes: 15,808

23. Mrs. Wilson (2018)

56 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A grieving widow discovers that her seemingly ideal husband lived many secret lives.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Calam Lynch, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 5,567

24. Poldark (1975– )

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

8.4
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 942

25. Middlemarch (1994)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles, and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 2,263

26. Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Romance

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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill, Tara Berwin

Votes: 6,740

27. Great Expectations (2011–2012)

60 min | Drama

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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

Stars: Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone, David Suchet

Votes: 7,136

28. Indian Summers (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama

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Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Stars: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Julie Walters, Rick Warden

Votes: 3,598

29. The Lady Vanishes (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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While traveling by train, a young socialite is befriended by a charming yet enigmatic older woman. However, when the woman disappears, the other passengers deny she ever existed.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Charles Aitken, Paolo Antonio Simioni, Beatrix Biro, Marta Bolfan

Votes: 1,779

30. Bramwell (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama

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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

Votes: 766

31. Our Mutual Friend (1998)

350 min | Drama

8.1
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

Votes: 2,298

32. The Way We Live Now (2001)

TV-14 | 300 min | Drama, Romance

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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 2,813

33. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, History, Mystery

8.5
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 447

34. The Cazalets (2001)

360 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Mini-series adapted from a series of novels that's set at the estate of a large privileged Sussex family and follows their life in London between the years 1937 and 1947.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville, Joanna Page

Votes: 231

35. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

TV-14 | 778 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,947

36. Goodnight Mr Tom (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Family, War

7.8
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 3,702

37. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

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Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French chef, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Votes: 1,050

38. Rebecca (1997– )

TV-PG | 182 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

Stars: Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 1,312

39. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

159 min | Drama

7.3
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In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

Votes: 2,570

40. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Director: David Skynner | Stars: Robert Cavanah, Peter Davison, Orla Brady, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 907

41. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Biography, Drama

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Elspeth (Holly Aird) and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible ... See full summary »

Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird, Mick Chege

Votes: 353

42. Worricker: Turks & Caicos (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy, Hansel Piper

Votes: 5,545

43. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 794

44. Love in a Cold Climate (2001– )

150 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1930s Britain, three young aristocratic women find love as the world around them slowly descends into war.

Stars: Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Javier Alcina, Rosamund Pike, Megan Dodds

Votes: 736

45. My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan

Votes: 5,167

46. Worricker: Salting the Battlefield (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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MI5 officer Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrell are on the run together across Europe. But Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis, the prime minister.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Shazad Latif, Felicity Jones, James McArdle

Votes: 3,518

47. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 1,190

48. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996– )

Unrated | 195 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife, but always had to live the life of crime.

Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,191

49. To Play the King (1993)

218 min | Drama

8.4
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,958

50. To the Ends of the Earth (2005)

267 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives, Richard McCabe

Votes: 2,168


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