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1. Two Thousand Women (1944)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Women in a French Internment camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston

Votes: 384

2. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 48,298

3. The Abominable Snowman (1957)

85 min | Adventure, Horror

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis

Votes: 3,329

4. Across the Bridge (1957)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

Votes: 589

5. Against the Wind (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, War, Drama

British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

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

Votes: 447

6. The Agitator (1945)

85 min | Drama

A socialist inherits the ownership of a major firm and begins wrestling with his beliefs.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: William Hartnell, Mary Morris, John Laurie, Moore Marriott

Votes: 60

7. Alf's Button Afloat (1938)

89 min | Comedy

Alf discovers that one of the buttons on his uniform is made from the metal of Aladdin's lamp. When he cleans it a genie appears.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox

Votes: 81

8. Alfie (1966)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

Votes: 12,792 | Gross: $18.87M

9. And the Same to You (1960)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

Stuck with the name "Dickie Dreadnought," Rix feels he has no choice but to pursue a career as a boxer. To mollify his uncle, Rix pretends to be the soul of religiosity, while his ... See full summary »

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Brian Rix, William Hartnell, Tommy Cooper, Vera Day

Votes: 136

10. Another Time, Another Place (1983)

R | 118 min | Drama, War

Set in 1943 Scotland during World War II, Janie is young housewife married to a man named Dongal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilation program, Janie and Dongal welcome three ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey, Tom Watson

Votes: 239

11. Ask a Policeman (1939)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, Glennis Lorimer

Votes: 747

12. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 2,022

13. Aunt Clara (1954)

84 min | Comedy, Family

A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings - including a brothel and a gambling den, racing greyhounds and a sleazy bar - to his eccentric niece Clara. Clara vows to "clean up" her new ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Ronald Shiner, Margaret Rutherford, A.E. Matthews, Fay Compton

Votes: 142

14. Bachelor of Arts (1971)

31 min | Comedy, Short

An artist from the Continent arrives in England and runs into a variety of somewhat quirky locals, from a flirtatious policewoman to a sexy barmaid, and winds up in a nudist camp.

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Michael Bentine, Norman Vaughan, Melvyn Hayes, Johnny Briggs

15. Back-Room Boy (1942)

82 min | Comedy

A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 191

16. Bad Behaviour (1993)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

The McAllister family house is the setting for Gerry and Ellie's grapples with work, children and how to get the bathroom fixed. Both have reached the stage where reason cannot be heard ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Philip Jackson, Clare Higgins

Votes: 191 | Gross: $0.26M

17. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

84 min | Comedy

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: 1,070

18. The Belstone Fox (1973)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!

Director: James Hill | Stars: Eric Porter, Jeremy Kemp, Bill Travers, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 257

19. The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)

36 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: David Kossoff, Alfie Bass, Alf Dean, Alan Tilvern

Votes: 320

20. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 5,346 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Black Sheep of Whitehall (1942)

80 min | Comedy

Professor Davis, who teaches at a correspondence school, discovers that a Nazi Agent is trying to prevent a trade treaty being signed between England and South America. The agent is posing ... See full summary »

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 272

22. Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)

R | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It... See full summary »

Director: Ray Cameron | Stars: Kenny Everett, Vincent Price, Pamela Stephenson, Gareth Hunt

Votes: 1,001

23. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,464

24. Navy Heroes (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, History, Romance

The title is derived from the flag of England's Outward Bound Sea School at Aberdovey, Wales: Mike Merriworth, a Merchant Navy hero of the Korean War returns to England after three years of... See full summary »

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Kieron Moore, Sarah Lawson, Greta Gynt, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 36

25. Boys Will Be Boys (1935)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

Will Hay is a teacher in a prison, who applies for the Headship of Narkover, a public school. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his (to be ) famous schoolmaster role, in a story... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Will Hay, Gordon Harker, Jimmy Hanley, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 374

26. Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

Director: John Eldridge | Stars: James Donald, Kenneth More, Jean Lodge, Frederick Piper

Votes: 143

27. Break in the Circle (1955)

87 min | Drama

An adventurer is hired by a German millionaire to help a Polish scientist escape to the West.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Eva Bartok, Marius Goring, Guy Middleton

Votes: 52

28. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,919 | Gross: $0.22M

29. Storm in a Teacup (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.

Directors: Ian Dalrymple, Victor Saville | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood

Votes: 737

30. Sidewalks of London (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles (Charles Laughton), who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Larry Adler

Votes: 1,073

31. Fire Over England (1937)

92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,543

32. Dark Journey (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Joan Gardner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,046

33. Broken Journey (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

A plane flying over the Swiss Alps develops engine trouble and is forced to crash-land on a glacier. Unable to radio for help because of damaged batteries and with limited food supplies, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Michael C. Chorlton | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Margot Grahame, James Donald, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 166

34. Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: John Lodge, Dorothy Mackaill, Victor Jory, Claud Allister

Votes: 286

35. Alias Bulldog Drummond (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Bulldog Drummond is injured when his sabotaged car crashes and Jack Pennington agrees to masquerade as the sleuth. He is enlisted to help Ann Manders find her jeweler grandfather who has ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Claude Hulbert

Votes: 254

36. By the Sea (1982 TV Movie)

51 min | Comedy

A crusty old General leads his dotty family on a relaxing weekend at the seaside, and comic chaos ensues.

Director: Bill Wilson | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Barbara New, Madge Hindle

Votes: 243

37. The Captain's Paradise (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

The Captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port.

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Bull, Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson

Votes: 1,423

38. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 1,132

39. Captives (1994)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit ... See full summary »

Director: Angela Pope | Stars: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth, Keith Allen, Siobhan Redmond

Votes: 2,145

40. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy

6.3