With British Lion Film Corporation (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Under the Caribbean (1954)

81 min | Documentary

9.0
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The film records the activities of the German expedition ship Xarifa, under the leadership of Dr. Hans Hass in the Caribbean and around the Galapagos islands in the PAcific. Fictional ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Hass | Stars: Heinrich Becker, Gerhard Biastock, Johann Deibitsch, Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt

Votes: 7

2. Tennis (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama

8.8
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A woman and a burglar engage in a psychological game of tennis with haunting consequences.

Director: Alastair Gourlay | Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Jacqueline Leonard, Iain Stuart Robertson

Votes: 30

3. Best of Both Worlds: Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1970 TV Special)

52 min | Music

8.8
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Director: Andy Finney | Stars: Malcolm Arnold, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Votes: 88

4. A Face of War (1968)

Approved | 72 min | Documentary, War

8.8
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Most powerful Vietnam war doco not available except on Facebook page

Director: Eugene S. Jones | Star: Michael Mileham

Votes: 36

5. Macbeth (III) (1960 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

8.6
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Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, Michael Hordern, Ian Bannen

Votes: 42

6. Treasure at the Mill (1957)

60 min | Family

8.3
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Fourteen-year-old John Adams lives alone with his mother, who works as a cleaning lady for a living. It's holiday time now. John shares his free time between two activities, helping Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: Max Anderson | Stars: Richard Palmer, John Ruddock, Hilda Fenemore, Harry Pettit Jr.

Votes: 15

7. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.3
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When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 2,322

8. The Pittsburgh Kid (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Drama, Sport

8.3
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Director: Jack Townley | Stars: Billy Conn, Jean Parker, Dick Purcell, Alan Baxter

Votes: 6

9. Petticoat Politics (1941)

67 min | Comedy

8.3
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Pa Higgins has decided to retire but winds up being forced to run for mayor. Ladd is both boyfriend to the Higgins girl and the son of Pa's opponent.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, George Ernest

Votes: 9

10. Lone Star Raiders (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Western

8.2
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Dust storms and drought make herding horses a tough job for the boys. When the new owner of the ranch, Lydia Phelps, shows up, the ranch is in dire financial straits. The Martin Ranch has ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis, June Johnson

Votes: 14

11. Peril for the Guy (1956)

55 min | Family

8.1
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A group of children attempt to bring to book a gang of oil men intent on stealing valuable invention.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Christopher Warbey, Frazer Hines, Ali Allen, Katherine Kath

Votes: 20

12. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

8.1
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 27,575

13. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 149,141 | Gross: $0.45M

14. Gauchos of El Dorado (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Western

8.1
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Gaucho escapes from Braden's gang only to be shot by them. The Mesquiteers drive away the outlaws and take his money on to his mother. But Isabella thinks Tucson is her long lost son and they don't have the heart to tell her he is dead.

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Lois Collier

Votes: 13

15. Seduced and Abandoned (1964)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A desperate Sicilian man, whose 15 year old daughter was seduced and impregnated by his older daughter's fiancé, tries to find a way to save the family's honor.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Saro Urzì, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi, Lando Buzzanca

Votes: 2,638

16. The Bridge (1959)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

8.0
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 6,519

17. The Secret of the Forest (1956)

61 min | Adventure, Family

7.9
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A forester's two children, Knight and Day, become friends with two spoiled rich kids, Terrington and Cox, when the latter two come to the woods for a visit. The quartet gets involved with a... See full summary »

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Kit Terrington, Jacqueline Cox, Barry Knight, Diana Day

Votes: 15

18. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 66,729 | Gross: $0.34M

19. On the Twelfth Day... (1955)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.9
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A proper Edwardian lady patiently endures the ever-increasing disruption to her quiet household when her Truelove gives her all the items from the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: David O'Brien, Wendy Toye, Franklyn Bennett, Peter Godsell

Votes: 68

20. Duke of Chicago (1949)

Approved | 61 min | Drama

7.9
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Retired middleweight champ Jimmy Brody has quit the ring for his socialite fiancée, Helen Cunningham, and gone into the book publishing business with her father, Chester. Helen goes on a ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Tom Brown, Audrey Long, Grant Withers, Paul Harvey

Votes: 10

21. Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.9
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The Cherokee Strip is off limits to the Rangers, so that is where badman Lemar operates from. When the Rangers capture his brother and the jury sentences him to hang, Lemar starts killing ... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Lois Collier

Votes: 12

22. Oklahoma Renegades (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Western

7.9
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Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico, known as The Three Mesquiteers, return to Oklahoma at the close of the Spanish-American War, and are concerned that some of their wounded buddies have ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Lee 'Lasses' White

Votes: 8

23. Return to Life (1959)

29 min | Short

7.8
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A refugee family comes to terms with living in England and adjusting to a new language and culture.

Director: John Krish | Star: John Krish

Votes: 5

24. The Detectives (1959–1962)
Episode: Three Blind Mice: Part II (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Mark Goddard, Adam West

Votes: 6

25. Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play (1941)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Jane Withers entertains her teenage friends with archery and jitterbug dancing; Cesar Romero and Patricia Morison play backgammon; Rita Hayworth supervises the building of her new home; ... See full summary »

Director: Harriet Parsons | Stars: Harriet Parsons, Jane Withers, Cesar Romero, Patricia Morison

Votes: 5

26. Seryozha (1960)

80 min | Drama

7.8
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The mother of a 5 years old Seryozha remarries. This man becomes a friend and a confident, an adult who see Seryozha not as a child, but as a person.

Directors: Georgiy Daneliya, Igor Talankin | Stars: Boris Barkhatov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Natalya Chechyotkina

Votes: 497

27. The Stranger Left No Card (1952)

23 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A strangely-garbed and eccentric-acting stranger arrives in a small English town. But, after several days on being in the town, the citizens accept him as a harmless, though a bit daft, ... See full summary »

Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Alan Badel, Cameron Hall, Geoffrey Bayldon, Eileen Way

Votes: 104

28. Days of Buffalo Bill (1946)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.8
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Ace Diamond (James Craven) and Bill Clinker (Rex Lease) frame Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) for the murder of a young rancher, Jim Owens (Jay Kirby as Jay Kirby). Sunset and his sidekick, ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Tom London, James Craven

Votes: 15

29. Federal Operator 99 (1945)

Passed | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Crime lord Jim Belmont escapes FBI custody and begins a reign of thievery that is thwarted at every turn by Jerry Blake, the FBI's Operator 99.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Yakima Canutt, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Marten Lamont, Helen Talbot, George J. Lewis, Lorna Gray

Votes: 44

30. Bandits of the Badlands (1945)

Approved | 55 min | Western

7.8
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When Sunset's brother is murdered, he quits the Rangers and heads out to find the killer. Posing as a prison escapee gets him into the secret hideout of the gang he suspects. He shows the ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Si Jenks, John Merton

Votes: 21

31. Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)

Passed | 55 min | Western

7.8
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When the Sheriff of Las Vegas is killed in a bank holdup, Red Ryder is made the new Sheriff. His first problem arises when the Judge is shot and the Judge's son framed for the murder. Red ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Peggy Stewart

Votes: 22

32. Smuggled Cargo (1939)

62 min | Drama

7.8
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A group of migrant workers must stand up to corruption and fight for their rights.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Barry MacKay, Rochelle Hudson, George Barbier, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 6

33. Blue Scar (1949)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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A Welsh villager (Gwyneth Vaughan) dreams of London and wants her miner boyfriend (Emrys Jones) to get another job.

Director: Jill Craigie | Stars: Emrys Jones, Gwyneth Vaughan, Rachel Thomas, Anthony Pendrell

Votes: 35

34. Two Living, One Dead (1961)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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In Sweden, a post-office employee who survives a deadly armed robbery is accused of cowardice by society and is torn by conflicting feelings.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Patrick McGoohan, Alf Kjellin

Votes: 48

35. Tim Driscoll's Donkey (1955)

59 min | Family

7.7
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Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: David Coote, John Kelly, Hugh Latimer, Peggy Marshall

Votes: 6

36. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 14,318

37. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson

Votes: 6,043

38. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

7.7
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Votes: 5,794

39. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 7,216 | Gross: $0.34M

40. Shadows on the Sage (1942)

Passed | 55 min | Western

7.7
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The Three Mesquiteers, Tucson, Stony, and Lullaby (Dodd's 1st appearance in the series) arrive to help Sheriff Lippy fight the outlaws. But when the gang leader Curly Joe captures Tucson ... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Cheryl Walker

Votes: 37

41. Pals of the Pecos (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Western

7.7
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Dan Burke is after a mail contract and Stevens through his henchman Keno is out to stop him. When Burke's son Larry brings the payroll he is murdered and the Three Mesquiteers blamed. Young... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis, June Johnson

Votes: 42

42. Bowery Boy (1940)

71 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Dr. Tom O'Hara takes over a public clinic in New York's desperately poor Bowery section. Boy gangleader Sock Dolan resents Tom's interference in moving Sock's kid brother to a hospital, ... See full summary »

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Louise Campbell, Jimmy Lydon, Helen Vinson

Votes: 13

43. Ladies in Distress (1938)

Approved | 54 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Alison Skipworth, Polly Moran, Robert Livingston, Virginia Grey

Votes: 6

44. Blitz on Britain (1960)

71 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Alistair Cooke, Henning Skaarup

Votes: 16

45. Melody (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

Votes: 2,421

46. The London Nobody Knows (1969)

53 min | Documentary

7.6
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A 45-minute trippy documentary of late 1960's London and is a fascinating time capsule of the remnants of a bygone age before Londons's extensive redevelopment in the late 1960's.

Director: Norman Cohen | Star: James Mason

Votes: 213

47. The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

7.6
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 800

48. The Winslow Boy (1948)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 1,149

49. Carson City Raiders (1948)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.6
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Frazier is out to stop Nugget's freight line. He has Starky impersonate the notorious outlaw Fargo Jack. But Rocky quickly realizes that the new Sheriff Tom was the real Fargo Jack and he sets out to trap the gang.

Director: Yakima Canutt | Stars: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller, Frank Reicher

Votes: 39

50. The El Paso Kid (1946)

Approved | 54 min | Western

7.6
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In one of the most-used plots of the B-western genre, sometimes officially and sometimes just "borrowed" (see Movie Connections), Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) is a member of an outlaw gang... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Sunset Carson, Marie Harmon, Hank Patterson, Edmund Cobb

Votes: 70


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