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1. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: A Very British Picture (1993)

Documentary

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Stars: Richard Lester, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde, E.R. Braithwaite

Votes: 10

2. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Strangers in the City (1993)

Documentary

9.1
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Stars: Richard Lester, Michelangelo Antonioni, Gérard Brach, Roger Corman

Votes: 10

3. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Making It in London (1993)

Documentary

8.9
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Stars: Richard Lester, Jane Asher, Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine

Votes: 10

4. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: Northern Lights (1993)

Documentary

8.9
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Stars: Richard Lester, Lindsay Anderson, Michael Caine, Julie Christie

Votes: 11

5. 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

6. 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

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 153

8. 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

9. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )

48 min | Documentary

8.1
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A five-part history of British cinema in the 1960s presented by American director Richard Lester.

Stars: Richard Lester, Michael Caine, Lindsay Anderson, Dirk Bogarde

Votes: 35

10. Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies (2013)
Episode: Pop Goes the Soundtrack (2013)

8.1
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In the 1960s, composers turned from classical music to jazz, and pop and rock, to introduce fresh energy to their film scores. In many cases, music was written specially, but then directors... See full summary »

Director: Francis Welch | Stars: Neil Brand, Martin Scorsese, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry

Votes: 7

11. 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: 135

12. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1987)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont, William R. Cox

Votes: 13

13. Spike (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Biopic of the life of British comedian Sir Spike Milligan.

Stars: Spike Milligan, John Antrobus, Michael Bentine, John Bluthal

Votes: 8

14. 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: 9,771 | Gross: $2.93M

15. 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

16. Late Show London (1966– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Benny Green, Dee Wells, Alan Brien, Eric Burdon

Votes: 8

17. 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: 37,004 | Gross: $13.78M

18. 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: 12,900

19. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Cilla Black, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Votes: 26

20. A Show Called Fred (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 20

21. Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: John Antrobus, Silé Harrower, Richard Lester, Andrew Marshall

Votes: 13

22. 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: 2,010

23. 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

24. 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

25. Na plovárne (1999– )

23 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 62

26. Gil Parrondo, desde mi ventana (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Miguel Ángel Trujillo | Stars: Yvonne Blake, Jaime Chávarri, José Luis Garci, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 5

27. Perspectives (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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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

28. The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000 TV Special)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Documentary about the career of Peter Sellers.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Fred Applegate, David Frost, Richard Lester, David Lodge

Votes: 136

29. Hollywood U.K. (1993– )
Episode: The Last Wave (1993)

Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Richard Lester, Michael Caine, Donald Cammell, James Fox

Votes: 11

30. 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: 148,606 | Gross: $134.22M

31. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )
Episode: The Goons (1997)

Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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Director: Tom Atkinson | Stars: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine

Votes: 7

32. 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: 14,316 | Gross: $22.02M

33. 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: 15,943

34. 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: 2,582

35. 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

36. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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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

37. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Hardship, Humour and Heroes: The Story of British Realism (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Phil Davis, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach

Votes: 6

38. The Beatles in Help! (2007 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Claire Ferguson | Stars: Neil Aspinall, Steve Barron, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cheevers

Votes: 29

39. Filmmakers in Action (2005)

102 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Following the documentary "Filmmakers vs. Tycoons", this second part focus on the measures to protect authors' copyright, and the legal difference in the figure of the author in the United States or in France.

Director: Carlos Benpar | Stars: Marta Belmonte, Woody Allen, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Eugenie Bachelor

Votes: 89

40. 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: 9,080

41. 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

42. Movin' On (1993 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Aubrey Powell | Stars: Paul McCartney, Clive Arrowsmith, Angelo Badalamenti, Brian Clarke

Votes: 8

43. 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: 7,783

44. 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

45. Tempo (1961–1968)

7.0
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Arts programme.

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

Votes: 10

46. The Making of 'Superman II' (1982 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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Documentary about the making of the sequel to Superman.

Director: Iain Johnstone | Stars: Ernie Anderson, Terence Stamp, Gene Hackman, Jack O'Halloran

Votes: 81

47. 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

48. 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: 91,289 | Gross: $108.19M

49. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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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: 1,822

50. 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



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