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1. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.6
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. narrated, produced, and frequently starred in this anthology series, which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 45

2. Androcles and the Lion (1946 TV Movie)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Androcles, a persecuted Christian of the second century A.D., extracts a thorn from the paw of a lion. When he meets the lion again in the arena, this kindness proves useful.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Andrew Leigh, Victor Woolf, Pauline Letts, Brian Worth

Votes: 5

3. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve...

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 18,178

4. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 109

5. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.9
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 64

6. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 32

7. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 39,575

8. 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

9. The Winslow Boy (1948)

G | 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: 1,130

10. Last Holiday (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only a few weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a "posh" resort.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,272

11. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 8,045 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Quartet (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, "The Facts of Life", a young man with great potential on the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming, Jack Raine

Votes: 785

13. The Old Dark House (1932)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 7,823 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Macbeth (1949 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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The thane Macbeth plots to become king of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Stephen Murray, Ruth Lodge, Mark Dignam, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 5

15. Week-End Wives (1929)

86 min

7.2
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A lawyer spends the weekend with a married actress at the same hotel as his wife and her lover.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Monty Banks, Jameson Thomas, Estelle Brody, Annette Benson

Votes: 12

16. Henry V (1944)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 5,289

17. The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

7.1
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A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan

Votes: 3,056

18. Sons and Lovers (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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In the early twentieth century, an artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure

Votes: 1,182

19. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 1,199

20. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 207

21. My Learned Friend (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Fitch is on the list, and co-opts Claude Babbington to try and stop him from meeting a grisly end.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Mervyn Johns, Lawrence Hanray

Votes: 327

22. The Vagabond Queen (1929)

62 min | Comedy

7.1
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In Ruritania, a princess's Cockney double is crowned to thwart rebels.

Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Betty Balfour, Glen Byam Shaw, Ernest Thesiger, Harry Terry

Votes: 15

23. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,030

24. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything.

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 1,180

25. Man with a Million (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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As part of a bet, two aristocrats offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000 in the form of a single banknote.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Ronald Squire, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 2,995

26. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

Votes: 1,129

27. Lost Daughter (1949)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Intrigued by the portrait of a Jewish girl at a London art gallery, a British Army Major attempts to find her among the refugees living in various camps for displaced persons in post-WW2 Germany.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Robert Beatty, Guy Rolfe, Herbert Lom

Votes: 71

28. The Life Story of David Lloyd George (1918)

152 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Bio-pic of Britain's World War 1 Prime Minister.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Norman Page, Alma Reville, Ernest Thesiger, Douglas Munro

Votes: 66

29. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,374 | Gross: $36.00M

30. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

84 min | Comedy

6.7
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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: 1,046

31. Nelson (1918)

70 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Lord Nelson's life, loves and death.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Donald Calthrop, Malvina Longfellow, Ivy Close, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 8

32. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo.

Director: José Quintero | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne, Jill St. John

Votes: 2,235

33. The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, George Cole

Votes: 827

34. Jassy (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 17th. century England, Jassy is believed a witch because she has sometimes visions of approaching disasters. When Barney Hatton, an impoverished gentry whose gambling father has lost the... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc, Dennis Price, Basil Sydney

Votes: 244

35. Don't Take It to Heart! (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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The castle ghost helps the lady and the lawyer beat off developers.

Director: Jeffrey Dell | Stars: Richard Bird, Edward Rigby, Esma Cannon, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 114

36. The Ware Case (1938)

79 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A financier is accused of murder when his brother-in-law is found dead in his garden pond. After winning the court case he returns home to find that his lawyer has romantic inclinations ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Clive Brook, Jane Baxter, Barry K. Barnes, C.V. France

Votes: 42

37. Beware of Pity (1946)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A man asks a pretty young woman for a dance and discovers that she has been paralyzed in a fall from a horse and can't walk. Taking pity on her, he begins spending more and more time with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Albert Lieven, Cedric Hardwicke, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 158

38. Make me an Offer! (1955)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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Charlie as a boy on a trip to the local museum, falls in love with a green portland vase (wedgewood), and decides that this is his quest in life to find it. So as a grown up he is still ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Peter Finch, Adrienne Corri, Rosalie Crutchley, Finlay Currie

Votes: 107

39. The Smugglers (1947)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Told in flashback, this movie opens with a scene of a seventeen-year-old boy, Francis Andrews, being brutally lashed during a police interrogation, in which the boy thinks back to what ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Joan Greenwood, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 36

40. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar, who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,287

41. The Real Thing at Last (1916)

Short, Comedy

6.3
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A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA ... See full summary »

Director: L.C. MacBean | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Nelson Keys, Godfrey Tearle, Owen Nares

Votes: 6

42. A Place of One's Own (1945)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Dennis Price

Votes: 683

43. The Truth About Women (1957)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A man recalls his relationships with the women he loved as he tries to help another man try to understand them as well.

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris, Diane Cilento, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 141

44. The Murder Party (1935)

61 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A major newspaper publisher dies in suspicious circumstances during a parlour game at a dinner party. The publishers secretary is the obvious suspect, but the Inspector isn't so sure ...

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Malcolm Keen, Jane Baxter, Leslie Banks, Ian Hunter

Votes: 46

45. The Lamp Still Burns (1943)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A tribute to the important work of female nurses during World War II.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Rosamund John, Stewart Granger, Godfrey Tearle, Sophie Stewart

Votes: 128

46. Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different households, causing misery each time.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Jack Watling, Barbara Murray

Votes: 156

47. Doctor at Large (1957)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

6.0
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Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 620

48. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 2,019

49. The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer, Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Hulbert

Votes: 228

50. Value for Money (1955)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Gregson, Diana Dors, Susan Stephen, Derek Farr

Votes: 158



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