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1. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 170,553 | Gross: $70.11M

2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Cher

Votes: 66,129 | Gross: $120.63M

3. Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 17,981 | Gross: $4.54M

4. 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: 370,109 | Gross: $35.89M

5. X-Men: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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65 Metascore

In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 620,220 | Gross: $146.41M

6. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 150,146 | Gross: $15.54M

7. 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: 20,148

8. Testament of Youth (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West

Votes: 24,395 | Gross: $1.82M

9. 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: 124,284 | Gross: $12.57M

10. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 89,988 | Gross: $37.71M

11. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for fifty years.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

Votes: 28,249 | Gross: $5.38M

12. New York Minute (I) (2004)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.9
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33 Metascore

Two very different twin sisters haven't spent a day together in years. That changes the day they have to go to NYC and everything goes wrong - chased by a truancy officer, a killer wanting a chip back and two nice young guys.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter

Votes: 20,653 | Gross: $14.02M

13. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 6,186

14. 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: 19,337 | Gross: $0.25M

15. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.6
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 30,392 | Gross: $9.47M

16. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.4
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While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $8.28M

17. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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61 Metascore

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

Votes: 18,557 | Gross: $34.10M

18. The Oxford Murders (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Jim Carter

Votes: 26,296 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Arabesque (1966)

Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore

Votes: 5,816

20. Albatross (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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42 Metascore

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

Director: Niall MacCormick | Stars: Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond

Votes: 4,931

21. Oxford Blues (1984)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.3
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A young American hustler pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford, where he must enroll to obtain her.

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,787 | Gross: $8.79M

22. The Lady (2011)

R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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43 Metascore

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

Votes: 9,848 | Gross: $0.36M

23. The Great Gatsby (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married cousin Daisy Buchanan and her former love, nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd, Martin Donovan

Votes: 1,651

24. Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals (2017 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary

6.1
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The wonders of internet has made the shady industry of pornography rich, but is now in death cramps due to the piracy ruining the market, and forcing the participants to perform more extreme sex.

Director: Ovidie | Stars: Alissiya, Leyla Bentho, Grégory Dorcel, Fenella Fox

Votes: 481

25. Blind Revenge (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Thriller

5.4
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Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Tom Conti, Daryl Hannah, Miriam Margolyes, Elaine Paige

Votes: 430

26. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.5
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After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 3,179

27. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

5.8
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25 Metascore

Drama about the friendship between an Oxford-educated Southerner and a former black slave in turn-of-the-century Savannah.

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $0.04M

28. The Governess (1998)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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60 Metascore

When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 2,765 | Gross: $3.90M

29. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary

7.9
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83 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 1,842 | Gross: $0.70M

30. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 449

31. Miss Morison's Ghosts (1981 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Thriller

6.6
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Two British women claim to have been thrown into a time warp where they saw Marie Antoinette as they were strolling through the gardens at Versailles Palace in France. After they tell their... See full summary »

Director: John Bruce | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Hannah Gordon, Bosco Hogan, Niall Toibin

Votes: 110

32. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984– )

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.6
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 351

33. 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: 562

34. American Friends (1991)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years ... See full summary »

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Michael Palin, Alfred Molina

Votes: 581

35. Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography

6.8
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In the 1950s Frankie Howerd, the famous radio and film comedian, meets a young waiter Dennis Heymer, who, like himself, is a closet homosexual.

Director: John Alexander | Stars: David Walliams, Rafe Spall, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Sally Leonard

Votes: 123

36. AKA (2002)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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64 Metascore

AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Roy | Stars: Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Lindsey Coulson

Votes: 1,137

37. 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: 348

38. WWF Capital Carnage (1998 TV Special)

Action, Sport

5.9
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The WWF invades England and brings a hefty dose of attitude.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Steve Blackman, Gerald Brisco, Mark Calaway

Votes: 107

39. Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)

84 min | Drama

3.3
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A film buff discovers strange goings-on at a movie museum and elsewhere in Hollywood.

Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Sam Bologna, Alexander Des Combes, Ronald Duthweiler, Matthew Glaser

Votes: 682

40. Blue Blood (2006)

89 min | Documentary

7.0
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For over 100 years Oxford and Cambridge have squared off once a year in a boxing match. This is the story of the Oxford blues that made the team in 2005.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: James Boyle, Fred Brown, Christopher Kavannagh, Kimberly Gonzalez

Votes: 108

41. Student Tour (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Musical

5.1
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A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Charles Butterworth, Maxine Doyle, Phil Regan

Votes: 110

42. 13 Burmese Days (2016 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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Oxford University students explore Burma and meet the people fighting for social change.

Director: Garlen Lo

43. Logic Lane (1972)

Documentary

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Stars: A.J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire

44. The City of Youth (1928)

Drama

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Director: E.H. Calvert | Stars: Betty Faire, Lilian Oldland, J. Fisher White, Desmond Roberts

45. Is the Internet Rewiring Our Brains? (2011 Video)

4 min | Short, News

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Star: Paul Joseph Watson

46. The Tottenham Theologian (1996)

32 min | Short

6.5
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Our story begins with the introduction of the Tottenham theologian as he embarks on a vocation in the Church of England. The world of the social climber now intrudes upon polite society and the conflict within our story thereby begins.

Director: Andrew Shergold | Stars: Diane Baird, Chris Bostock, Julian Bostock, Nicolette Bostock

Votes: 10

47. A Different Face (2011)

15 min | Short

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Explores the life of Shaharzad Akbar, the first Afghan female to study at Oxford University.

Director: Victoria Musguin | Star: Shaharzad Akbar

48. Make Me a Tory (2007 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short, News

7.3
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Director: Daniel Cormack | Stars: Anna Appleton, Robert Askey, David Cameron, Mark Clarke

Votes: 42

49. Amen (2006)

8 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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Director: Stephanie Shannon | Star: Alistair Macnaughtan

50. Testament of Youth (1979– )
Episode: Buxton 1913 (1979)

Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Buxton 1913.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Rupert Frazer

Votes: 5



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