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1. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A movie about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 50,264 | Gross: $9.49M

2. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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59 Metascore

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Votes: 11,708 | Gross: $5.90M

3. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 8,880

4. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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A juvenile offender (Sir Tom Courtenay) at a tough reform school impresses its Governor (Sir Michael Redgrave) with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 7,131

5. The Avengers (1961–1969)

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

8.2
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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: 5,992

6. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Valli Kemp, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 5,136

7. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 3,371

8. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter, Alf Joint

Votes: 3,064

9. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,546

10. Sweeney! (1977)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen

Votes: 961

11. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

TV-PG | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

Votes: 761

12. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 709

13. Sweeney 2 (1978)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Second theatrical spin-off from the popular 1970's police series. Regan and Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 678

14. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Dead of Jericho (1987)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Anne Stavely, a friend of Morse's, ostensibly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, though Morse isn't convinced.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gemma Jones, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 641

15. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968–1977)

Comedy

8.1
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The Morecambe & Wise Show was a long running and massively popular sketch series starring British comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, plus a string of top-name international celebrity guests (of a bygone age), like André Prévin.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Votes: 623

16. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 583

17. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The murder of a deaf university entrance examiner leads Morse and Lewis into a possible college cheating scandal.

Director: Brian Parker | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Barbara Flynn, Michael Gough

Votes: 564

18. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Service of All the Dead (1987)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The members of a church who attended a particular service start to die one by one.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Angela Morant, John Normington

Votes: 550

19. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Remorseful Day (2000)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An ailing Morse involves himself in a year old cold murder case of a nymphomaniac is when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Meg Davies, Eddie Webber

Votes: 548

20. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 530

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Wolvercote Tongue (1987)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During an exclusive tour an elderly woman dies suddenly and the priceless piece of Medieval jewellery she was going to donate to a local museum vanishes.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Simon Callow, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 516

22. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Dead on Time (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Brendan O'Hea, David Haig

Votes: 509

23. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Ghost in the Machine (1989)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A vanished baronet and the theft of some of his collection of erotic art is investigated by Morse and Lewis.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 508

24. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Last Seen Wearing (1988)

TV-MA | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When Morse is assigned a cold case of a runaway teenager from school, he suspects that the girl's been murdered.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Peter McEnery, Suzanne Bertish

Votes: 505

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Settling of the Sun (1988)

TV-MA | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Because Morse is a speaker at a University dinner when a Japanese becomes ill and is later found ritualistically murdered, he becomes everyone's alibi.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Anna Calder-Marshall, Robert Stephens

Votes: 499

26. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Second Time Around (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Morse links the killing of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner on the night of his retirement to the 18 year old cold case murder of an 8 year old girl.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Jenny Laird, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 498

27. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Driven to Distraction (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After two beautiful women are stabbed to death a month apart by the same killer, the only connection between the pair is their car dealership.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Julia Lane, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 489

28. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Death of the Self (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Morse looks to mix a little pleasure with business when he and Lewis are sent to Italy to look into the suspicious death of an English woman near Vicenza.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Michael Kitchen, Christopher Hunter

Votes: 489

29. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Last Bus to Woodstock (1988)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A young blonde hitches a late lift from a bus stop and ends up dead in a pub car park.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Anthony Bate, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 480

30. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Infernal Serpent (1990)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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An environmentalist professor is mugged and later dies of a heart attack after an attack on campus just prior to a controversial debate.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Geoffrey Palmer, David Neal

Votes: 480

31. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deceived by Flight (1989)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Lewis goes undercover as a worker at the University so he can go undercover on the cricket team and discover the murderer of Morse's old college roommate.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Norman Rodway

Votes: 466

32. The Second World War in Colour (1999– )

180 min | History

8.2
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Stars: John Thaw, Winston Churchill, Hirohito, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 457

33. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Promised Land (1991)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Morse and Lewis go to Australia to find a witness who has been in witness protection for ten years, but this is one witness who doesn't want to be found.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Con O'Neill

Votes: 457

34. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Wench Is Dead (1998)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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While Morse is in hospital for a bleeding ulcer, he takes an interest in an 1859 murder and becomes convinced its resolution was a miscarriage of justice.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: John Thaw, Lisa Eichhorn, James Grout, Louisa Lawrenson

Votes: 457

35. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

Votes: 456

36. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Happy Families (1992)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The head of a wealthy but dysfunctional family is found bludgeoned to death in the family estate as Morse is forced to deal with the resultant media frenzy.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sukie Smith, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 455

37. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Way Through the Woods (1995)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When a serial killer is murdered in prison, his deathbed confession disavows one of the murders he had previously confessed to. Morse wants to reopen the case.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gary Powell, Vivienne Ritchie

Votes: 451

38. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Cherubim & Seraphim (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A new drug developed to combat senility is ironically being distributed to teens at all-night parties and driving some to suicide.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Liza Walker, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 445

39. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Sins of the Fathers (1990)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The managing director and heir apparent to a venerable family-owned brewery in dire financial straits is found drowned in a vat of his own ale.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Andy Bradford, Trevor Martin

Votes: 440

40. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Last Enemy (1989)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A headless, armless, footless body of a murdered academic is found in Oxford Canal and his investigation leads to petty hatred and jealousy among the local academia.

Director: James Scott | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Barry Foster

Votes: 436

41. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Secret of Bay 5B (1989)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A bullying, controlling womanizer who also blackmails his conquests is found garroted in his car in a garage deck.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Mel Martin

Votes: 435

42. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Who Killed Harry Field? (1991)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Struggling artist Harry Field is found murdered and thrown off an overpass but recent rains and a dry body lead Morse to conclude he was killed over a week earlier.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Trevor Byfield, John Castle

Votes: 428

43. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Fat Chance (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After a young woman aspiring to the priesthood dies while taking her exams, possibly from poison, Morse connects the death to a weight loss company.

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Maurice Denham, David Gant

Votes: 419

44. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When the next-door neighbor of a murdered woman is also killed, Morse suspects the first shooting may have been an error.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Mark McGann, Julia Dalkin

Votes: 416

45. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Twilight of the Gods (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When Gwladys Probert, a world renowned mezzo-soprano, is shot by a sniper at Oxford, Morse, one of her biggest fans, sees a link with an earlier murder of a freelance journalist.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sheila Gish, Elaine English

Votes: 416

46. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Daughters of Cain (1996)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An Oxford professor and fund raiser is stabbed to death at home with a weapon that is yet to be stolen from a university museum.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gabrielle Lloyd, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 412

47. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Absolute Conviction (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A convicted fraudster, one of three former business partners at an open prison, dies following an assault. Morse has to investigate the death while dealing with a brash subordinate and trying to avoid offending the prison authorities.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sean Bean, Diana Quick

Votes: 407

48. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Greeks Bearing Gifts (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Among the suspects in the murder of a Greek chef and his sister are a Ancient Greek scholar, a dodgy British entrepreneur, and a Greek shipping magnate.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Hazeldine, Mike Kremastoules

Votes: 401

49. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Day of the Devil (1993)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A sociopathic but clever murderer who believes in the occult escapes from prison and returns to Oxford, and it is up to Morse to stop him.

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Keith Allen, Harriet Walter

Votes: 401

50. A Year in Provence (1993)

360 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on the 1989 best-selling memoir of the same name by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs.

Stars: John Thaw, Lindsay Duncan, Jean-Pierre Delage, Jo Doumerg

Votes: 376



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