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1. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 6,314

2. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 123,007 | Gross: $63.49M

3. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Not Rated | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 14,627

4. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,921

5. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 2,279

6. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 10,836 | Gross: $0.27M

7. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for M9, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 987

8. The Third Secret (1964)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The first secret is what we don't tell people, the second secret is what we don't tell ourselves, and the third secret is the truth. The death of a psychologist is investigated by his teenage daughter and a former patient.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Diane Cilento

Votes: 582

9. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 11,508

10. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 9,629

11. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 6,414

12. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 4,519

13. The Protectors (1972–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.0
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 310

14. Return of the Saint (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Crime

7.0
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This series chronicles the swashbuckling exploits of Simon Templar, a modern day Robin Hood of sorts.

Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Gayle Hunnicutt, Stratford Johns, Derren Nesbitt

Votes: 292

15. Rentaghost (1976–1984)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Staniforth, Edward Brayshaw, Ann Emery, William Perrie

Votes: 401

16. Dick Turpin (1979–1982)

30 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Michael Deeks, Christopher Benjamin, Billy Dean

Votes: 390

17. Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

7.5
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The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

Stars: Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde, Gillian Bailey, Michael Audreson

Votes: 175

18. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

Not Rated | 55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 293

19. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 289

20. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

7.1
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 2,311

21. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

84 min | Comedy

6.8
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Angela Barrows, an accomplished business analyst from the US, attempts to contemporise the late MacPherson's tweed factory, shaking the very foundation of a men-only company.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark

Votes: 1,043

22. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 46

23. The Day After Tomorrow (1976 TV Movie)

48 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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The crew of the lightship Altares are lost in space when the craft is struck by a meteor shower and goes out of control.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Brian Blessed, Joanna Dunham, Nick Tate, Ed Bishop

Votes: 69

24. 21 Days Together (1940)

72 min | Drama

6.2
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before the trial and if the ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 792

25. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 140

26. Strange Report (1969–1970)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Retired Scotland Yard commissioner Adam Strange investigates bizarre mysteries in "Swinging Sixties" London.

Stars: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Votes: 112

27. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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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: 1,216

28. Elephant Boy (1937)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Directors: Robert J. Flaherty, Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, W.E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes

Votes: 638

29. Sanders of the River (1935)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

5.7
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British District Officer in Nigeria in the 1930's rules his area strictly but justly, and struggles with gun-runners and slavers with the aid of a loyal native chief.

Directors: Zoltan Korda, Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney, Robert Cochran

Votes: 471

30. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A violent fugitive and a mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 774

31. Against the Wind (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, War, Drama

6.5
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British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 428

32. Man of the World (1962– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of globe trotting journalist and photographer Mike Strait.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Paul Maxwell, Graham Stark

Votes: 29

33. Alien Attack (1976 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Earth's Moon is the site of Moonbase Alpha, a scientific research colony nestled in the crater Plato. Staffed by over 300 men and women from Earth, it is the operations center for several ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Crichton, Lee H. Katzin, Bill Lenny | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 140

34. Shirley's World (1971–1972)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Shirley Logan is a globe-trotting magazine writer-photographer and Dennis Croft, her London based editor.

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John Gregson, Kim Smith, Stuart Damon

Votes: 20

35. Train of Events (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.7
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A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them, and how they deal with it.

Directors: Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, Susan Shaw, Patric Doonan

Votes: 268

36. Cosmic Princess (1982 TV Movie)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.1
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_Space: 1999_ (1975) season 2 episodes The Metamorph and Space Ward were edited together to create this movie about the adrift in space crew of Moonbase Alpha that meets shape-shifting alien Maya and her father who wants their brains.

Directors: Charles Crichton, Peter Medak | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell, Tony Anholt

Votes: 292

37. The Love Lottery (1954)

89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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Rex Allerton is a top Hollywood star and an idol of the female population. To get away from the pressure of the fans who won't leave him alone, he relocates to a remote Italian village ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: David Niven, Peggy Cummins, Anne Vernon, Herbert Lom

Votes: 172

38. Floods of Fear (1958)

82 min | Action, Thriller, Adventure

6.6
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Two inmates working to shore up a dike during a severe flood are swept away in the current along with their guard. The three of them wind up in an isolated house whose flooded interior contains a frightened woman.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Howard Keel, Anne Heywood, Cyril Cusack, Harry H. Corbett

Votes: 206

39. The Human Jungle (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This is a British TV series in which Dr. Corder is a Psychiatrist who is able to treat and cure any Patients' mental disorders through Freudian and contemporary approaches.

Stars: Herbert Lom, Michael Johnson, Sally Smith, Mary Yeomans

Votes: 95

40. The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

7.0
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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 138

41. He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)

103 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back to his old ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Tom Bell, Judi Dench, Paul Rogers, Kay Walsh

Votes: 71

42. Dance Hall (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

6.5
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Episodic tale of four factory girls and their various romances at the local dance hall.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Natasha Parry, Jane Hylton, Diana Dors, Petula Clark

Votes: 140

43. Nine Men (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The Nine men of the title are a British WWII Army patrol stuck in a desert fort during the African campaign. The Men must defend the fort against the Italian and German troops until they ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Jack Lambert, Grant Sutherland, Gordon Jackson, Frederick Piper

Votes: 140

44. Smuggler (1981)

30 min | Adventure, History

8.0
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In 1802, the ex-British naval officer turned smuggler Jack Vincent eludes revenue officers along the coast of England. A headstrong loner, Vincent frequently finds himself entangled in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Hywel Williams-Ellis, Lesley Dunlop, Peter Capell

Votes: 43

45. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

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Add a Plot

Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 19

46. Decision Against Time (1957)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway Aero-Manufacturing Company... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Sellars, Jeremy Bodkin, Gerard Lohan

Votes: 292

47. The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960)

84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A young lad working in a bank in Valencia 'borrows' a million pesetas so he can help his dad pay to get his taxi fixed. Instead he finds himself being chased all over town not only by the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Virgilio Teixeira, Maurice Reyna, Marianne Benet, Harold Kasket

Votes: 61

48. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 188

49. Managing Problem People. Behavioral skills for leaders (1988)

93 min | Comedy

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In original a corporate training film, "Managing problem people" brings its subject with humor as it introduces us to Rulebound Reggie, Big Mouth Billy, Moaning Minnie, Wimpy Wendy, Lazy Linda, Silent Sam.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Gyearbuor Asante, Angela Bruce, John Cleese, Tenniel Evans

50. Another Shore (1948)

77 min | Comedy

6.2
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A young Irishman comes up with an unusual plan to get the money to emigrate to Tahiti.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Moira Lister, Stanley Holloway, Michael Medwin

Votes: 57



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