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1. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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90 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 147,420 | Gross: $34.37M

2. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 152,481 | Gross: $56.47M

3. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 146,624 | Gross: $1.87M

4. Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 13,745 | Gross: $0.40M

5. 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, Jordan Waller, Tommy Knight

Votes: 20,179

6. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 100,228 | Gross: $56.44M

7. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 98,879 | Gross: $30.02M

8. A Very English Scandal (2018)

TV-14 | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 8,276

9. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 55,362 | Gross: $11.00M

10. MotherFatherSon (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A psycho-thriller set within systems of power in politics, media, and the police.

Stars: Richard Gere, Billy Howle, Helen McCrory, Paul Ready

Votes: 1,923

11. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 20,422

12. Made in Dagenham (2010)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 13,513 | Gross: $1.09M

13. Ali G Indahouse (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana de Celis

Votes: 81,049

14. Churchill (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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44 Metascore

Ninety-six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham

Votes: 12,793 | Gross: $1.28M

15. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 16,219 | Gross: $3.60M

16. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,975 | Gross: $3.90M

17. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 11,481

18. Mock the Week (2005– )

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.8
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A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne

Votes: 7,144

19. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 6,244 | Gross: $1.11M

20. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,783

21. The Last King (2003– )

TV-14 | 188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his ten-year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

Votes: 1,438

22. Good Morning Britain (2014– )

150 min | News, Talk-Show

3.5
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The weekday news on ITV that the whole nation wakes up to.

Stars: Andi Peters, Charlotte Hawkins, Richard Arnold, Susanna Reid

Votes: 253

23. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough, Jack Shepherd

Votes: 4,430

24. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

7.9
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Political satire about television news company Globe Link and its team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally, reporter Damien, editor Dave, execs George and Helen, assistant Joy and manager Gus Hedges.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 1,185

25. The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley, Marc Rioufol

Votes: 4,139

26. Churchill's Secret (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Sir Michael Gambon) suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis

Votes: 1,247

27. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,392

28. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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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: 1,447

29. Citizen Smith (1977–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan

Votes: 773

30. Jeremy Vine (2018– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

4.6
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Jeremy Vine hosts a topical discussion show, replacing long-running topical show The Wright Stuff (2000) on weekday mornings. Vine and his panel of guests discuss the stories making the news before the debate is thrown open to the viewers.

Stars: Storm Huntley, Jeremy Vine, Anne Diamond, Carole Malone

Votes: 31

31. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 397

32. The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016)

95 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of Tony Blair's destruction of the Labour Party, his well-remunerated business interests, and the thousands of innocent people who have died following his decision to invade Iraq.

Directors: Sanne van den Bergh, Greg Ward | Stars: Tony Blair, Stephen Fry, George Galloway, Guillaume Rivaud

Votes: 583

33. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Siân Phillips, Nigel Havers, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 258

34. The Deal (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Follows the rise to power of Tony Blair, and his friendship and rivalry with his contemporary, Gordon Brown.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: David Morrissey, Matt Blair, Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher

Votes: 1,237

35. Party Animals (2007– )

Drama

7.7
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Follows the lives of several young adults whose lives intertwine with their jobs in the Parliment of the United Kingdom.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Shelley Conn, Andrea Riseborough, Matt Smith

Votes: 474

36. A Very British Coup (1988– )

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama

8.3
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Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Marjorie Yates, Geoffrey Beevers, Hugh Martin

Votes: 760

37. ITV Evening News (1999– )

30 min | News

4.3
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News and weather broadcast at 6:30pm on Monday-Friday.

Stars: Mary Nightingale, Lucy Verasamy, Becky Mantin, Alex Beresford

Votes: 43

38. Victoria Derbyshire (2015– )

News

2.0
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News, topical discussions and messages from viewers.

Stars: Victoria Derbyshire, Annita McVeigh, Joanna Gosling, Carrie Gracie

Votes: 54

39. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan

Votes: 1,045

40. Paradise Postponed (1986)

569 min | Drama

8.3
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A clergyman, famous for his support of left-wing causes, dies, and surprises his family by leaving a great deal of money to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Why?

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Paul Shelley, Peter Egan, David Threlfall

Votes: 99

41. Frankie Boyle's New World Order (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.4
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In an attempt to make sense of the bewildering world we live in, Frankie Boyle dissects the week's news using stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction.

Stars: Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp, Katherine Ryan

Votes: 274

42. Sky News: Sunrise (1989–2019)

News, Sport

4.6
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Sky News' daily early morning show.

Stars: Sarah-Jane Mee, Jacqui Beltrao, Charlotte Hawkins, Nazaneen Ghaffer

Votes: 19

43. Channel 4 News (I) (1982– )

55 min | News

6.4
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Britain's most in-depth and probing national evening news bulletin, with political reports, interviews with prominent public figures and arts features.

Stars: Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy Newman, Matt Frei

Votes: 126

44. Secret City (2012)

72 min | Documentary

6.4
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London and the City of London are not the same place. London is a metropolis of 8 million people. The City of London is the famous square mile in the middle, with about 7,000 residents but ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Chanan | Stars: Natalie Bennett, Robin Blackburn, Stephen Haseler, Jamie Kelsey-Fry

Votes: 35

45. Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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60 Metascore

A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene.

Director: George Hencken | Stars: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp

Votes: 494

46. Churchill (2003– )

188 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life of Winston Churchill, one of history's greatest leaders and figures.

Stars: Ian McKellen, Graham Walker, John Baddeley, Winston Churchill

Votes: 97

47. Sophy Ridge on Sunday (2017– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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British weekly political discussion show presented by Sophy Ridge.

Stars: Sophy Ridge, Nigel Farage, Paul Nuttall, Barry Gardiner

48. ITV News at Ten (1967–2020)

News

5.7
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ITV's long running late-night national news bulletin and weather forecast.

Stars: Lucy Verasamy, Tom Bradby, Alex Beresford, Becky Mantin

Votes: 37

49. London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones, Bill Nighy

Votes: 531

50. London (1994)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Stars: Paul Scofield, John Major, Norma Major, Dennis Skinner

Votes: 485



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