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1. 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: 145,887 | Gross: $1.87M

2. Pennyworth (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The origin story of Alfred Pennyworth, a former special-forces soldier living in London and how he came to work for Bruce Wayne's father.

Stars: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher

Votes: 5,556

3. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 7,202

4. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,644

5. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 18,278

6. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

In Victorian-era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack the Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 141,996 | Gross: $31.60M

7. Whitechapel (2009–2013)

180 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton, Sam Stockman

Votes: 10,308

8. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 8,141

9. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

Votes: 29,618 | Gross: $1.80M

10. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 17,771

11. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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55 Metascore

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 14,708 | Gross: $42.43M

12. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 2,189

13. The Take (2009)

TV-MA | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Kierston Wareing

Votes: 6,988

14. Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. Everyone else knows she is now shacked up with married bus driver Bert and a ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Littlewood | Stars: James Booth, Barbara Windsor, Roy Kinnear, Avis Bunnage

Votes: 275

15. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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83 Metascore

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 34,305 | Gross: $1.64M

16. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

Votes: 788

17. Meantime (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

When one brother gets a job from their wealthy aunt, the other becomes increasingly jealous.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Marion Bailey, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels, Pam Ferris

Votes: 3,097

18. Bramwell (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama

8.0
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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

Votes: 682

19. My Brother the Devil (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London.

Director: Sally El Hosaini | Stars: James Krishna Floyd, Elarica Johnson, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 2,954 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Jack the Ripper (1988)

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 4,229

21. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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An apprentice coffee salesman has a series of improbable and ironic adventures that seem designed to challenge his naive idealism.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 7,154

22. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.9
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 11,056 | Gross: $3.60M

23. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 3,233 | Gross: $0.34M

24. Lock, Stock... (2000– )

60 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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A man has a lot of money to spend and decides to spend it on a strip club.

Stars: Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes

Votes: 1,035

25. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,333

26. Pusher (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

5.5
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52 Metascore

In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.

Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn, Zlatko Buric

Votes: 4,463

27. Dixon of Dock Green (1955–1976)

45 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

Stars: Jack Warner, Peter Byrne, Geoffrey Adams, Arthur Rigby

Votes: 184

28. The Runaway (2010–2011)

Crime

7.4
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Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Jack O'Connell, Keith Allen, Burn Gorman

Votes: 788

29. McCallum (1995–1998)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.

Stars: Gerard Murphy, James Saxon, Richard O'Callaghan, Alex Walkinshaw

Votes: 328

30. 21 Up (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,249

31. All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Votes: 895

32. Prospects (1986– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Olsen, Brian Bovell, Peter Lovstrom, Chrissie Cotterill

Votes: 142

33. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Vida Hope

Votes: 1,270

34. Limehouse Blues (1934)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Fresh from Chinatown in New York, Harry Young has taken over the illegal import business in the seamy Limehouse district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: George Raft, Jean Parker, Anna May Wong, Kent Taylor

Votes: 64

35. Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993 TV Short)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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The Rani hatches a scheme to trap the incarnations of the Doctor and his various companions in a 20-year time loop in Albert Square.

Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Sophie Aldred, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant

Votes: 378

36. Empire State (1987)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

5.0
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In London's yuppie-dominated docklands of the 1980s Paul tries to make a deal with an American businessman However, he underestimates the clout of his old boss, a powerful Eastender.

Director: Ron Peck | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Jason Hoganson, Glen Murphy, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 173

37. Tank Malling (1989)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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John "The Tank" Malling (Ray Winstone) is an investigative reporter intent on exposing corrupt public figures behind the Moral Revival Campaign led by Sir Robert Knight (Peter Wyngarde).

Director: James Marcus | Stars: Ray Winstone, Amanda Donohoe, Glen Murphy, Jason Connery

Votes: 84

38. Spare the Rod (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen, Betty McDowall

Votes: 184

39. Honest (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

4.0
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The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.

Director: David A. Stewart | Stars: Nicole Appleton, Natalie Appleton, Melanie Blatt, Derek Deadman

Votes: 564

40. Mojo (1997)

90 min | Drama

5.3
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The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.

Director: Jez Butterworth | Stars: Ian Hart, Ewen Bremner, Aidan Gillen, Martin Gwynn Jones

Votes: 214

41. Guardians (II) (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Two highly unqualified men are thrown together as Live-in Guardians of a 200 year old house. What at first seems like a easy job is soon shown to be anything but, when the house comes under attack from unseen forces.

Director: Mark A.C. Brown | Stars: Matt Prendergast, David Whitney, Mike Shephard, Chris Spyrides

Votes: 33

42. The Ripper (1997 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Thriller

5.8
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In 1888, in London, a prostitute is slaughtered on the street. The Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Jim Hansen is in charge of the investigation and realizes that the killer is a person with ... See full summary »

Director: Janet Meyers | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Gabrielle Anwar, Samuel West, Michael York

Votes: 546

43. Victorian Slum House (2016– )

59 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

7.7
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A group of 15 volunteers aged between 10 and 59 are transported back to Victorian London as they spend three weeks living and working in a recreation of the notorious Old Nichol slum in Bethnal Green in London's East End.

Star: Michael Mosley

Votes: 126

44. The Bells Go Down (1943)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 186

45. Burnside (2000– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Having built his reputation on good detective work, combined with his unique approaches, Burnside is back on familiar form heading a crack unit in the National Crime Squad, Britain's equivalent of the FBI.

Stars: Christopher Ellison, Zoë Eeles, Justin Pierre, Andrew Readman

Votes: 50

46. London Calling (2015– )

7 min | Talk-Show

6.3
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News, reviews and interviews. Topical magazine program about what's going on and happening in London. Hosted by Jeff Kristian.

Stars: Jeff Kristian, Soozi Chameleone, Jason Prince, Salem Kapsaski

Votes: 84

47. Together (1956)

52 min | Drama

7.1
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Two dockers,both deaf and dumb,stand together.

Directors: Lorenza Mazzetti, Denis Horne | Stars: Michael Andrews, Eduardo Paolozzi, Valy, Denis Richardson

Votes: 104

48. 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

49. Educating the East End (2014– )

Documentary

7.2
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Educating the East End captures every detail of life at Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow, East London, from playground high jinks and inspirational lessons to life-changing friendships and events

Votes: 68

50. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story (2011– )

90 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Taking you back to 1888, this extraordinary two-part special goes back to basics, dispelling the myths and misconceptions that have surrounded this case for so long. Reconstructing in 3D ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Begg, John Bennett, Dianne Learmouth, Caroline Waite

Votes: 59



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