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1. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

9.5
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 344,380

2. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Bastogne (2001)

TV-MA | 64 min | Action, Drama, History

9.2
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In the dead of winter, the men of Easy Company fend off frostbite and hunger - in addition to the enemy - while holding the line in a forest outside of Bastogne. Meanwhile, exhausted medic Eugene Roe finds friendship with a Belgian nurse.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, William Armstrong, Philip Barantini

Votes: 5,389

3. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: The Confession (2012)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.9
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Pope Alexander authorizes a search for missing son Juan as Savonarola continues to resist torture, and Lucrezia seduces her fiancé.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 459

4. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown

Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $0.07M

5. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: World of Wonders (2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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The Pope excommunicates Friar Savanarola and he fails a test by fire while Giovanni haunted by shame and the agonies of syphilis threatens Lucrezia's son.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 408

6. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Henry Plantagenet (later King Henry II), sees his opportunity to seize the crown of England and create a kingdom of law and order.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

Votes: 68

8. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)
Episode: Golden Gordon (1979)

TV-PG | 32 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Barnestoneworth United is the worst football team of 1935,who lose every match. Gordon Ottershaw is,however,their loyal fan,determined to prevent them from being disbanded after their final... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Michael Palin, Gwen Taylor, Bill Fraser, Teddy Turner

Votes: 201

9. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Greg Callan's cousin David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 548

10. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

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: 1,813

11. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: Tears of Blood (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Micheleto learns his kept lover is a Sforza informant, Caterina Sforza mounts the Shroud of Turin as a rival holy relic, and Fredirigo puts Lucrezia under house arrest.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Sean Harris

Votes: 334

12. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: The Siege at Forli (2012)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Juan returns from Spain with gifts after contracting a STD. He lays siege to Forli and takes Cathrina Sforza's son hostage.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 402

13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1981)

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Deep down inside the planet Magrathea, coastline designer Slartibartfast is working on Earth, mark II. It seems the previous version was destroyed just before it managed to complete it's ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J.W. Bell | Stars: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 132

14. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: Truth and Lies (2012)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.1
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A wounded Juan Borgia returns to Rome with lies about his bravery, and Lucrezia agrees to marry the son of a rich Genovese merchant but lusts after his brother.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 378

15. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 9,705

16. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 1,209

17. Ligmalion: A Musical for the 80s (1985 TV Movie)

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Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: April Ashley, Ken Campbell, Jason Carter, Tim Curry

Votes: 8

18. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Episode: An Evening at the Maharanee's (1984)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Sarah travels to Bombay to meet her father, Colonel John Layton, who has been freed from his prisoner of war camp. Colonel Layton is concerned as to the well-being of a Havildar from his ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Brien | Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Frederick Treves, Charles Dance

Votes: 28

19. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: Day of Ashes (2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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Machiavelli gives Cesare information on De Medici gold, and Rodrigo pressures Lucrezia into another political marriage.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 379

20. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: The Borgia Bull (2012)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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The King of France revenges himself on King Alfonso of Naples for the plague, and after finding pornographic frescoes the Pope decides to revive Roman bacchanalia.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 489

21. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 46,444

22. The Making of 'Band of Brothers' (2001 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Interviews made of the various actors and cast members that provide the knowledge and production skills and sets required to make the film a success.

Stars: Tom Hanks, David Leland, Tony To, Frank John Hughes

Votes: 381

23. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: Lucrezia's Gambit (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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After the French king occupies a deserted Milan, he tasks Cesare with killing Ludivico, and Lucretia becomes involved in Neapolitan palace intrigue.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 319

24. Target (1977–1978)

50 min | Action, Crime

7.8
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A small team of detectives solve crimes of a varied nature in Southampton.

Stars: Patrick Mower, Philip Madoc, Brendan Price, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 34

25. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: Barcelona, May 1917 (1992)

TV-G | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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Professor Indiana Jones is about to lecture the Pennsylvania History Society when some trouble with his microphone stand leads him off into recounting a disastrous spy mission in which he ... See full summary »

Directors: Terry Jones, Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Amanda Ooms, Timothy Spall

Votes: 79

26. 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: 91

27. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

TV-MA | 50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

Votes: 398

28. Big Breadwinner Hog (1969– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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The rise of a vicious young thief, Hog, to the top of the London criminal fraternity

Stars: Peter Egan, Alan Browning, Donald Burton, Timothy West

Votes: 40

29. Victoria Wood: Seen on TV (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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The career of Victoria Wood is discussed by those in the entertainment industry.

Director: Lucy Kenwright | Stars: Michael Ball, Thelma Barlow, Susie Blake, Jo Brand

Votes: 7

30. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 208

31. Traveling Wilburys: Inside Out (1990 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.4
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The band filmed a music video for "Inside Out" in which the four Wilburys and Keltner are seen performing the track. Set on a concert stage, the original clip began with the sound of an orchestra warming up and closed with muted applause.

Director: David Leland | Stars: The Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jim Keltner

Votes: 5

32. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart, Eric Richard

Votes: 5,757

33. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 12,314 | Gross: $5.79M

34. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)

40 min | Documentary

7.3
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Series looking at the history of favourite comedy shows.

Stars: Doon Mackichan, Julia Sawalha, John Howard Davies, Gareth Gwenlan

Votes: 67

35. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)

TV-G | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.2
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The adventures of the archaeological treasure hunter in his youth as related by an elderly Indiana Jones.

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Ronny Coutteure

Votes: 6,779

36. An Accidental Studio (2019)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
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Charts the early years of HandMade Films, seen through the eyes of the filmmakers, key personnel, and the man who started it all: former Beatle George Harrison.

Directors: Bill Jones, Kim Leggatt, Ben Timlett | Stars: George Harrison, Ray Cooper, Denis O'Brien, George Ayoub

Votes: 92

37. The Last of the Mohicans (1971)

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.2
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Three trappers protect a British colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Stars: Andrew Crawford, Tim Goodman, Kenneth Ives, John Abineri

Votes: 185

38. Birth of a Nation (1983 TV Movie)

79 min | Drama

7.2
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A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Robert Stephens, Bruce Myers, Richard Butler

Votes: 47

39. Barlow (1971–1975)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Stratford Johns, Neil Stacy, Derek Newark, Norman Comer

Votes: 13

40. Director: Alan Clarke (1991)

53 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary introduced by David Leland looking at the work of director Alan Clarke, and made to complement the BBC2 season of many of his plays and films. The film includes clips from some of his work and conversation.

Director: Corin Campbell Hill | Stars: Alan Clarke, George Costigan, Phil Daniels, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 12

41. Traveling Wilburys: Handle with Care (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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The Traveling Wilburys perform in the music video "Handle With Care" from the album "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1" recorded for Wilbury Records and Warner Brothers Records. The Traveling ... See full summary »

Director: David Leland | Stars: The Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jim Keltner

Votes: 86

42. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Psy-Warriors (1981)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Soldiers are captured and interrogated by terrorists: but is it real or only a sadistic form of psychological training exercise?

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Rosalind Ayres, Anthony Bate, Colin Blakely, Warren Clarke

Votes: 56

43. Comedy Connections (2003–2008)
Episode: Ripping Yarns (2008)

39 min | Documentary

7.2
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Cast and crew look back at Ripping Yarns (1976), a comedy starring vehicle for Michael Palin which featured spoofs on Boys' Own adventures.

Director: Maria Stewart | Stars: Doon Mackichan, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, James Gilbert

Votes: 6

44. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: The Hound of the Baskervilles: Part One (1968)

TV-MA | 50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Holmes asks Watson to protect the new Lord of Baskerville Manor whose life seems to be threatened by a legendary, almost supernatural, hound.

Director: Graham Evans | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Gary Raymond, Gabriella Licudi

Votes: 108

45. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: Thicker Than Water (1972)

49 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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A young English aristocrat turns up dead in an Amsterdam canal, but his mother shows little interest in finding the killer. Van der Valk and Kroon begin to piece together the man's history,... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Susan Travers, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 17

46. Tom Petty: I Won't Back Down (1989 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Video promo for Tom Petty: I Won't Back Down.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne

Votes: 14

47. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 55,378 | Gross: $42.37M

48. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 233

49. Traveling Wilburys: She's My Baby (1990 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.0
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The clip shows the four Wilburys and drummer Jim Keltner performing the track and a snippet of Dylan riding a bike on the set.

Director: David Leland | Stars: The Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jim Keltner

Votes: 5

50. Wish You Were Here (1987)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age.... See full summary »

Director: David Leland | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Votes: 2,473 | Gross: $3.28M



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