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1. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 329,345 | Gross: $27.11M

2. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 367,304 | Gross: $35.89M

3. Red Joan (2018)

R | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes

Votes: 4,097 | Gross: $1.58M

4. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 94,926 | Gross: $59.95M

5. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 73,414 | Gross: $13.82M

6. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 50,010 | Gross: $58.97M

7. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 123,912 | Gross: $12.57M

8. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Director: Matt Brown | Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi

Votes: 44,749 | Gross: $3.87M

9. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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75 Metascore

A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 142,943 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, 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: 5,883 | Gross: $1.11M

11. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,386 | Gross: $3.13M

12. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 92,292 | Gross: $16.76M

13. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 30,776 | Gross: $1.13M

14. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 23,076 | Gross: $21.21M

15. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Adriana Asti

Votes: 19,228 | Gross: $0.25M

16. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Director: Morgan Matthews | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 25,612 | Gross: $0.14M

17. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 14,036 | Gross: $0.40M

18. The Company (2007)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Real-life figures from the Cold War-era mix with a fictional story based on a group of C.I.A. operatives and their counterparts in the K.G.B., MI6, and the Mossad.

Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 4,323

19. Hawking (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins, Christian Rubeck

Votes: 5,363

20. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

Votes: 9,771

21. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 6,437 | Gross: $10.14M

22. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 1,794 | Gross: $0.15M

23. Wittgenstein (1993)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Votes: 2,020

24. 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: 7,246 | Gross: $3.05M

25. Le Week-End (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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73 Metascore

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum, Igor Gotesman

Votes: 7,318 | Gross: $2.22M

26. Chemical Wedding (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life.

Director: Julian Doyle | Stars: Simon Callow, Kal Weber, Lucy Cudden, Jud Charlton

Votes: 1,455

27. Hawking (2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Finnigan | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Arthur Pelling, Finlay Macrae, Nathan Chapple

Votes: 1,543

28. Micro Men (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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In 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Martin Freeman, Edward Baker-Duly, Sam Phillips

Votes: 694

29. Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

Directors: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi | Stars: W.H. Auden, Don Bachardy, Ted Bachardy, James Berg

Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.21M

30. Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal (2014– )

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Kim Philby, one of the famous Cambridge spies, who was a double agent for the KGB while working in a position of trust for the British secret service. The person he betrayed ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Macintyre, David Oakes, William Beck, Mark Elliott

Votes: 45

31. Four Minutes (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Jamie Maclachlan, Christopher Plummer, Shaun Smyth, Amy Rutherford

Votes: 347

32. The Highest Honor (1982)

R | 144 min | War, Drama

6.4
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The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.

Directors: Peter Maxwell, Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Michael Aitkens, Vincent Ball, Craig Ballard, James Belton

Votes: 102

33. A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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77 Metascore

A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and... See full summary »

Director: Jeroen Berkvens | Stars: Nick Drake, Paul Weller, Gabrielle Drake, Rodney Drake

Votes: 643

34. Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Anthony Bate, Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Bernard Archard

Votes: 54

35. Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976)

100 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary on the life of the alcoholic writer Malcolm Lowry, interspersed with readings of Lowry's work by Richard Burton. Lowry was born and educated in England. He moved to Mexico in ... See full summary »

Directors: Donald Brittain, John Kramer | Stars: Marjorie Bonner, Donald Brittain, John Buchan, Richard Burton

Votes: 151

36. Beauty and the Geek (2006)

48 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.1
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Seven male geeks are paired up with seven beautiful women.

Stars: David Mitchell, Alex Purves, Edmund Bolton, John Gethin

Votes: 163

37. Much Ado About Something (2001)

70 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.1
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66 Metascore

Did Christopher Marlowe write the works of Shakespeare?

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Michael Rubbo, Bill Browning, Jonathan Bate, John Michell

Votes: 75

38. Ten Thousand Talents (1960)

24 min | Short

5.9
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An expose of the pretensions and perversions of British academia.

Director: Don Levy | Stars: David Cohen, Peter Cook, Alan Daiches, Charles Gross

Votes: 15

39. Out at Lunch (2010)

41 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Out at Lunch introduces a group of gay friends during their last few days at Cambridge University as they prepare to leave the comfort and security of their tight-knit group for life in the 'real world'.

Directors: Alisa Arnah, Emma Brogen

40. The Questioning City (1959)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Eric Fullilove | Star: Michael Redgrave

41. Masters of Darkness (2002– )
Episode: The Wickedest Man in the World (2002)

50 min | Documentary

6.8
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Famous for his occult writings, founder of the religion of Thelema, which became adopted by the Ordo Templis Orientis (O.T.O.) as well as the magical order Argenteum Astrum, the Order of the Silver Star.

Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Brian Cox, Aleister Crowley, Gavin Baddeley, Colin Wilson

Votes: 147

42. The Saad Truth (2014– )
Episode: Cambridge University Revokes Fellowship to Jordan Peterson (2019)

Talk-Show

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Star: Gad Saad

43. Great British Railway Journeys (2010– )
Episode: Cromer to Cambridge (2018)

29 min | Documentary

7.7
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Michael follows in the footsteps of King Edward VII, from a grand estate in Norfolk to a bivouac on Brownsea Island. He learns the ropes aboard a wherry, tap dances on Cromer Pier and investigates the student days of E.M. Forster.

Director: Joseph Cunningham | Star: Michael Portillo

Votes: 7

44. Genius (2017– )
Episode: Einstein: Chapter Seven (2017)

TV-14 | 50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein's closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Samantha Colley, Ralph Brown

Votes: 428

45. Cambridge Spies (2003)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2003)

Drama, History

7.8
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Blunt, Burgess, Philby and Maclean meet at Cambridge university and bond through their common leaning towards communism, which they see as the only alternative to fascism.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Tom Hollander, Samuel West, Rupert Penry-Jones, Toby Stephens

Votes: 52

46. Bucket (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2017)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mim plans to fund her bucket list escapades by returning to her Alma Mater to recover a time capsule of collectibles that she can sell. Fran hopes to meet famous historian Mary Tash at Cambridge but Mim must not let that happen.

Director: Rebecca Rycroft | Stars: Miriam Margolyes, Frog Stone, Maggie Steed, Iain McKee

Votes: 16

47. Politics Live (2018– )
Episode: Episode #2.84 (2019)

44 min | News, Talk-Show

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Jo and her guests discuss - the failure of remain parties to present a unified front, the sacking of a research fellow at Cambridge and an automated future. Andrew interviews Ben Shapiro.

Director: Janet McAllen | Stars: Jo Coburn, Katy Balls, Paul Mason, Isabel Oakeshott

48. Tonight (1957–1965)
Episode: Episode dated 11 February 1963 (1963)

40 min | Documentary

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Christopher Brasher reports on the decision of the Oxford Union to admit women - making Cambridge University the only institution not to admit women to all its activities.

Star: Christopher Brasher

49. This Week in Stupid (2014– )
Episode: Episode dated 5 November 2017 (2017)

Comedy, News

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4chan starts an "It's okay to be white" movement, and the Left takes the bait.

Star: Carl Benjamin

50. Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen (1982– )
Episode: Expeditionen in die Wüste - Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (2012)

Documentary, History

8.0
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Penniless, German-law-trained Swiss adventurer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt convinced the British Royal Navy's cover African Association to engage him as undercover spy to reattempt the search ... See full summary »

Star: Robert Atzorn

Votes: 5



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