With Independent Producers (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

A group of nuns struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

Votes: 24,854

2. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann

Votes: 34,915 | Gross: $10.90M

3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 14,865

4. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar (Claude Rains), who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,861

5. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 5,896

6. The Woman in the Hall (1947)

93 min | Drama

6.5
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A poor widow with two daughters augments her income by using her children to extort money. Visiting the houses of the rich people, they tell a sad story and beg for help. Then she meets a wealthy man who proposes marriage to her.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Ursula Jeans, Jean Simmons, Cecil Parker, Joan Miller

Votes: 133

7. Blanche Fury (1948)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Stewart Granger, Valerie Hobson, Walter Fitzgerald, Michael Gough

Votes: 879

8. On Approval (1944)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.2
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Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin.

Director: Clive Brook | Stars: Clive Brook, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Roland Culver

Votes: 651

9. Notorious Gentleman (1945)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Vivian Kenway (Sir Rex Harrison), a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Godfrey Tearle, Griffith Jones

Votes: 369

10. Secret Mission (1942)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.5
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Three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather information about the German forces for a planned invasion.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

Votes: 413

11. Sin of Esther Waters (1948)

Passed | 108 min | Drama

6.2
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Esther (Kathleen Ryan) goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William (Sir Dirk Bogarde), who then takes off with his employer's daughter. ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Dalrymple, Peter Proud | Stars: Kathleen Ryan, Dirk Bogarde, Cyril Cusack, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 230

12. The Great Mr. Handel (1942)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.

Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Elizabeth Allan, Malcolm Keen, Michael Shepley

Votes: 87

13. 20 to 1 (2005–2019)
Episode: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007)

120 min | Documentary

6.2
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In a two hour special, Bert Newton counts down cinema's most quotable quotes from 50 to 1.

Stars: Bert Newton, Imogen Bailey, Kerry Armstrong, Joh Bailey

Votes: 20


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