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1. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 148,693 | Gross: $134.22M

2. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 60,011 | Gross: $59.95M

3. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 91,360 | Gross: $108.19M

4. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.7
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96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 37,027 | Gross: $13.78M

5. The Three Musketeers (1973)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York

Votes: 14,322 | Gross: $22.02M

6. Help! (1965)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Ringo Starr finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult, and his fellow members of The Beatles must try to protect him from it.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 15,955

7. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,451 | Gross: $8.72M

8. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.0
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford

Votes: 1,538

9. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney

Votes: 9,793 | Gross: $2.93M

10. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,786

11. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, History

7.1
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The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 9,087

12. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980 Video)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.7
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Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Donner, Richard Lester | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty

Votes: 12,920

13. Juggernaut (1974)

PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 4,467

14. The Ritz (1976)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.6
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On his deathbed, Carmine Vespucci's mobster father tells him to "get Proclo" - Carmine's brother-in-law Gaetano. With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 2,015

15. The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In France in 1649, the services of the Four Musketeers are needed again, and they run into some old foes from twenty years before.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 3,015

16. Finders Keepers (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.6
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On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Beverly D'Angelo, Louis Gossett Jr., Pamela Stephenson

Votes: 753 | Gross: $1.47M

17. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

Votes: 2,081

18. Petulia (1968)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,585

19. Cuba (1979)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 2,254 | Gross: $0.53M

20. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore

Votes: 1,827

21. The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

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Cool, sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing - with a long like of conquests to prove it - while the naïve, awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly

Votes: 2,599

22. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Votes: 1,183 | Gross: $5.14M

23. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 153

24. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

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Ne'er-do-well Harry Flashman is coerced by Otto von Bismark into impersonating a Prince.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,823

25. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,300

26. Hullabaloo (1965–1966)

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

7.3
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This was a Pop Rock weekly variety show seen on NBC As with ABC TVs "Shindig", which began 4 months earlier, this series combined the musical trends of the day, "The British Invasion", ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Adiarte, Suzanne Charny, Gene Castle, April Nevins

Votes: 106

27. Film 2017 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 403

28. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 51

29. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 32

30. The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

11 min | Short, Comedy

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There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

Directors: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers | Stars: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers, Dick Bentley, Mario Fabrizi

Votes: 535

31. Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! (1962)

Approved | 78 min | Musical, Comedy

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In the new town of Bad Trad, England, a battle is ensuing between the generations regarding the older generation's view of the disruptive nature of what teenagers are listening to, what is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Helen Shapiro, Craig Douglas, John Leyton, The Brook Brothers

Votes: 270

32. Paul McCartney's Get Back (1991)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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As part of Paul McCartney's World Tour, this video provides examples of the band on stage, and the antics associated with just such a major undertaking.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh

Votes: 232

33. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)

160 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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A series about the life, career and works of the movie comedy genius.

Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox, Loyal T. Lucas

Votes: 453

34. The Making of 'Superman III' (1985 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

6.1
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This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Superman III, a more comical take on the superhero story in which the Man of Steel takes on a supercomputer ... See full summary »

Director: Iain Johnstone | Stars: Al Matthews, Roy Alon, Justin Case, Colin Chilvers

Votes: 68

35. The 100 Greatest Films (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A countdown of the 100 greatest films, as voted by the British public via the Channel 4 website.

Directors: Matthew Cole, Simon Toyne | Stars: Graham Norton, Alessandro Alessandroni, Richard Attenborough, John Badham

Votes: 11

36. Perspectives (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

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A British TV documentary series for ITV. Each hour long program sees well-known celebrities travel to various parts of the world to explore more about a person who has inspired them.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Laurie, Robson Green, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Votes: 25

37. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Cilla Black, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 26

38. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 31

39. Paul McCartney (1989)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Paul McCartney lost his mother when he was only 14. His father was also a musician and gave him a trumpet as his first musical instrument. Inspired by Little Richard, McCartney was ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6

40. The Beatles: Help! - Version 1 (1965 Video)

2 min | Short, Music

7.1
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The Beatles filmed the title performance for the movie Help. on 22 April 1965. The same footage (without the darts and credits seen in the film sequence) was used as a clip to promote the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: The Beatles, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Votes: 9

41. You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' (1995 Video)

62 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its making. United Artists Records came to Walter Shenson, asking him to produce a movie so UA ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Collins, Micky Dolenz, Roger Ebert, Michael Friend

Votes: 136

42. British Film Forever (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 72

43. Na plovárne (1999– )

23 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Marek Eben, Quincy Jones, Jirí Barta, Matej Forman

Votes: 62

44. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )

Documentary

6.1
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Stars: Alan Whicker, John Hamp, Mark Lamarr, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 17

45. I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan (2005)

88 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Cathy Henkel | Stars: Declan Bree, Lynsey de Paul, Norma Farnes, Silé Harrower

Votes: 23

46. Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies (2013)

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Neil Brand looks at the way that a film's score, whether orchestral, pop or abstract, can manipulate the emotions of the audience and augment the story and the acting.

Stars: Neil Brand, Vangelis, Martin Scorsese, Lalo Schifrin

Votes: 23

47. Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Kris Marshall, Simon Dee, Maureen Lipman, Lulu

Votes: 30

48. Tempo (1961–1968)

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Arts programme.

Stars: David Mahlowe, Alan Dell, Antony Hopkins, Derek Hart

Votes: 10

49. After Hours (1958– )

25 min | Comedy

6.5
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Stars: Michael Bentine, Benny Lee, Clive Dunn, Dick Emery

Votes: 6

50. Legends (2000–2002)

20 min | Documentary

6.4
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Stars: Fiona Oates, Patsy Rowlands, Ned Sherrin, Barry Took

Votes: 18



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