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1. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 18,466

2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 40,484 | Gross: $4.36M

3. The Old Dark House (1932)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 8,226 | Gross: $0.03M

4. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,514 | Gross: $36.00M

5. Jassy (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because she has sometimes visions of approaching disasters. When Barney Hatton, an impoverished gentry whose gambling father has lost the... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc, Dennis Price, Basil Sydney

Votes: 257

6. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 8,220 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 5,369

8. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo.

Director: José Quintero | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne, Jill St. John

Votes: 2,258

9. Last Holiday (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only a few weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a "posh" resort.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,309

10. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 114

11. 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 meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar, who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

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

Votes: 2,343

12. Man with a Million (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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As part of a bet, two aristocrats offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000 in the form of a single banknote.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 3,052

13. 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: 65

14. Sons and Lovers (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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In the early twentieth century, an artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 1,209

15. The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

7.1
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A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

Votes: 3,094

16. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 1,225

17. The Winslow Boy (1948)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 1,149

18. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 2,089

19. 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: 47

20. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

Votes: 1,150

21. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 32

22. Doctor at Large (1957)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

6.1
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Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 635

23. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,032

24. The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, George Cole

Votes: 834

25. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

84 min | Comedy

6.7
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Angela Barrows, an accomplished business analyst from the US, attempts to contemporise the late MacPherson's tweed factory, shaking the very foundation of a men-only company.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark

Votes: 1,063

26. Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Approved | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Jimmy Edwards, David Tomlinson, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 322

27. Number 13 (1922)

Comedy

The story was about low-income residents of a building, financed by The Peabody Trust, founded by American banker-philanthropist George Foster Peabody, to offer affordable housing to needy Londoners.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Clare Greet, Ernest Thesiger

28. Who Done It ? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.7
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

Votes: 176

29. Quartet (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, "The Facts of Life", a young man with great potential on the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming, Jack Raine

Votes: 795

30. Brass Monkey (1948)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

5.2
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Radio personality Carroll Levis becomes involved in a case of theft and murder.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Carroll Levis, Carole Landis, Herbert Lom, Avril Angers

Votes: 116

31. Value for Money (1955)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Gregson, Diana Dors, Susan Stephen, Derek Farr

Votes: 162

32. A Place of One's Own (1945)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Dennis Price

Votes: 691

33. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything.

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 1,189

34. The Smugglers (1947)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Told in flashback, this movie opens with a scene of a seventeen-year-old boy, Francis Andrews (Sir Richard Attenborough), being brutally lashed during a police interrogation, in which the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Joan Greenwood, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 38

35. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.2
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Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Diana Dors, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 253

36. My Learned Friend (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Fitch is on the list, and co-opts Claude Babbington to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Lawrence Hanray

Votes: 332

37. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.6
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. narrated, produced, and frequently starred in this anthology series, which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 45

38. Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different households, causing misery each time.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Jack Watling, Barbara Murray

Votes: 165

39. Beware of Pity (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Albert Lieven, Cedric Hardwicke, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 160

40. The Truth About Women (1957)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A man recalls his relationships with the women he loved as he tries to help another man try to understand them as well.

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris, Diane Cilento, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 142

41. The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Hulbert

Votes: 234

42. The Bad Lord Byron (1949)

85 min | Drama

5.6
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Seriously ill on a military campaign in Greece, Lord Byron dreams of being judged, upon his death, as either a poet and soldier or as a seducer and libertine. Amongst the witnesses called ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Dennis Price, Mai Zetterling, Joan Greenwood, Linden Travers

Votes: 85

43. The Lamp Still Burns (1943)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Rosamund John, Stewart Granger, Godfrey Tearle, Sophie Stewart

Votes: 130

44. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 212

45. Lost Daughter (1949)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Intrigued by the portrait of a Jewish girl at a London art gallery, a British Army Major attempts to find her amongst the refugees living in various camps for displaced people in post-World War II Germany.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Robert Beatty, Guy Rolfe, Herbert Lom

Votes: 72

46. The Only Girl (1934)

89 min | Musical

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After a fall from a horse, a wealthy Marquis is believed to be dying. While he lies there, he is comforted by the singing of a beautiful woman. When he unexpectedly recovers he tries to seek out this young woman.

Director: Friedrich Hollaender | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Charles Boyer, Mady Christians, Maurice Evans

47. Make me an Offer! (1955)

88 min | Comedy

6.3
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Charlie as a boy on a trip to the local museum, falls in love with a green portland vase (wedgewood), and decides that this is his quest in life to find it. So as a grown up he is still ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Peter Finch, Adrienne Corri, Rosalie Crutchley, Finlay Currie

Votes: 114

48. Somerset Maugham Hour (1960–1963)

60 min

7.8
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Add a Plot

Stars: Hugh Williams, Daniel Farson, Ian Hunter, Jill Bennett

Votes: 9

49. The Murder Party (1935)

61 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A major newspaper publisher dies in suspicious circumstances during a parlour game at a dinner party. The publishers secretary is the obvious suspect, but the Inspector isn't so sure ...

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Malcolm Keen, Jane Baxter, Leslie Banks, Ian Hunter

Votes: 51

50. The Woman's Angle (1952)

86 min | Drama, Romance, Talk-Show

5.3
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The head of a family of musicians has a complicated love life.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Edward Underdown, Cathy O'Donnell, Lois Maxwell, Claude Farell

Votes: 14



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