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1. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.8
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95 Metascore

Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 82,938 | Gross: $72.00M

2. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,394

3. Great Performances (1971– )

TV-G | Music

7.5
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 543

4. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Of the many anthology series, this is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts, it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 255

5. Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr

Votes: 7,497 | Gross: $3.05M

6. Saint Joan (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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In 1456, French King Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the seventeen-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army, and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, Anton Walbrook, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,033

7. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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: 2,416

8. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.2
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 2,010

9. The Millionairess (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 1,578

10. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 89

11. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

12. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 46

13. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Don Herbert, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 231

14. Theatre Night (1985– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Stars: Timothy West, Kenneth Cranham, Robert Lang, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 30

15. Major Barbara (1941)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy

6.9
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A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary.

Directors: Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton

Votes: 1,110

16. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.4
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 142

17. Great Catherine (1968)

G | 99 min | Comedy

5.6
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Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston (Peter O'Toole), and his fiancée Claire arrive in St. Petersburg. Edstaston is ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 247

18. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 78

19. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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Richard O. Sullivan as a child genius in the play "Honour Bright".

Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, John Robinson, Dinsdale Landen

Votes: 33

20. ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.5
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 47

21. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Anthology series of dramatic works.

Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 40

22. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 82

23. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 76

24. Androcles and the Lion (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion.

Directors: Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young, Robert Newton

Votes: 743

25. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres, dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al, utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 43

26. My Fair Lady

Drama, Musical, Romance | Announced

A poor young woman selling flowers on the street in London happens across a man that's an expert in language. The gentleman makes a bet with his colleague that he can take that young woman ... See full summary »

27. Encounter (1952–1961)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC and ABC. In Canada, the series was known as "General Motors Presents". The one-hour dramas were either ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Willis, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, James Doohan

Votes: 18

28. Television Theater (1953– )

Drama

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Series of television plays.

Stars: Krzysztof Globisz, Jerzy Trela, Krystyna Janda, Jan Englert

Votes: 30

29. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)

Drama

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Stars: Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, José Bódalo, Luisa Sala

Votes: 38

30. National Theatre Live: Saint Joan (2017)

240 min | Drama

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A teenager named Joanfrom the French countryside decides to spring to action when England invades France. After having visions of Archangel and Saints, she goes to Charles VII to offer her support.

Director: Tony Grech-Smith | Stars: Fisayo Akinade, Gemma Arterton, Matt Bardock, Niall Buggy

Votes: 72

31. Pygmalion (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 109 min | Comedy

6.6
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The standard My Fair Lady (1964) story, with a provocative rendition by Peter O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Margot Kidder, Helen Beavis, Philip Craig

Votes: 140

32. Au théâtre ce soir (1966–1990)

Comedy

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Stars: Edward Sanderson, Robert Manuel, Bernard Durand, Jacques Ardouin

Votes: 41

33. The Billionaire

Drama | Post-production

A young billionaire of South Asian descent is bound by the conditions set by his beloved, deceased father in order to get married.

Director: Michael Philip | Stars: Jordan Belfi, Randy Wayne, Heather Tom, Davi Santos

34. The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Sir Dirk Bogarde), but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to Dr. Blenkinsop (Michael Gwynn) and convinces him to... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim, Robert Morley

Votes: 378

35. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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BBC Sunday-Night Play is the anthology drama series which replaced Sunday Night Theatre in 1960.

Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 48

36. Festival (1960– )

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Gillie Fenwick, Gerard Parkes, Eric House, Douglas Rain

Votes: 5

37. Les maris, les femmes, les amants (1989)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A group of women send their husbands and children to the island of Ré and stay in Paris to spend the month of August. During this time children try to become adults and their parents find ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Thomas | Stars: Jean-François Stévenin, Susan Moncur, Clément Thomas, Emilie Thomas

Votes: 147

38. National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (2015)

220 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic.

Director: Simon Godwin | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Corey Johnson, Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Votes: 128

39. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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Julius Caesar's arrival in Egypt proves to be more than interesting to the beautiful Cleopatra, ambitious sister to the boy pharaoh.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Alec Guinness, Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 37

40. Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)

130 min | Comedy

7.6
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Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first ... See full summary »

Director: Des McAnuff | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Nikki M. James, Diane D'Aquila, Peter Donaldson

Votes: 76

41. The Best of Friends (1991 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography

7.5
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Adapted from their letters and journals, this is a portrayal of the unique twenty-five-year friendship shared by Dame Laurentia McLachlan (Benedictine nun), Sir Sydney Cockerell (museum ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan, Amma Asante

Votes: 102

42. Folio (1955–1959)

Drama, Musical

5.6
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Stars: Douglas Rain, Jack Creley, Lloyd Bochner, Frank Peddie

Votes: 7

43. Arms and the Man (1958)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he's got the wrong ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: O.W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks

Votes: 121

44. Festival (I) (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: David Garfield, Cyril Cusack, John Wood, John Welsh

Votes: 8

45. Mournful Unconcern (1987)

110 min | Drama

6.8
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Family and friends gather in a decadent house to party. Despite their delusive distinction a raw passion for sex and violence comes to light.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Alla Osipenko, Irina Sokolova, Tatyana Yegorova

Votes: 264

46. New York Television Theatre (1965– )

Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Stars: John C. Becher, Charlotte Rae, George Rose, Sada Thompson

Votes: 6

47. Pygmalion (1937)

95 min | Comedy

7.4
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Prof. Henry Higgins takes a wager on turning a low-class flower seller named Liesje Doeluttel into a presentable lady.

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Lily Bouwmeester, Johan De Meester, Eduard Verkade, Emma Morel

Votes: 59

48. Arms and the Man (1983 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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First produced in 1894 on the London stage, a frightened Swiss soldier climbs into a young Bulgarian girl's room during wartime. This drama looks at love and war.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Richard Briers, Alice Krige, Peter Egan, Richard Pearson

Votes: 19

49. Lletres catalanes (1974–1979)

Drama

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Stars: Rafael Anglada, Jordi Serrat, Joan Borràs, Vicenç Manel Domènech

50. Stage 2 (1971–1973)

Drama

9.0
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Stars: Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Colin Blakely, Coral Browne

Votes: 5



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