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1. The Saint in New York (1938)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton, Sig Ruman, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 750

2. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.11M

3. Mood Indigo (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy

Votes: 14,288 | Gross: $0.30M

4. Lucky Jim (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: John Welsh, Ronald Cardew, Hugh Griffith, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 541

5. A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 1,398 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Votes: 6,928

7. Room at the Top (1959)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 4,615

8. Smiley (1956)

97 min | Comedy

Smiley Greevins is a cheeky, mischievous, imaginative little boy who lives in the small town of Murrumbilla in the Australian outback. His father Bill is a poor drover who is often away ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Colin Petersen, Bruce Archer, Ralph Richardson, John McCallum

Votes: 146

9. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 42,361 | Gross: $28.90M

10. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Before he dies he talks about a treasure that was hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Tony Wright, Bernard Miles

Votes: 156

11. The Misfit Brigade (1987)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners. In 1943, this motley tank crew is sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines to destroy a Soviet train that's carrying fuel for the Red Army.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Bruce Davison, David Patrick Kelly, D.W. Moffett, Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 1,733

12. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 10,691 | Gross: $3.60M

13. Linnaisten vihreä kamari (1945)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A nobleman in 1830's Finland has to contend with stuck-up relatives, his daughters' suitors, dark secrets from his family's past, mistaken identities and a haunted wing of his mansion.

Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Rauli Tuomi, Regina Linnanheimo, Kaija Rahola, Paavo Jännes

Votes: 122

14. The Devil Rides Out (1968)

G | 95 min | Horror

Devil worshipers plan to convert two new victims.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Leon Greene

Votes: 6,875

17. Opening Night (1977 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martyn Tarne a young actress from New Zealand bears an amazing resemblance to the leading man Adam Poole. Rumours amongst the cast are widespread and speculation and murder fuel the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian McDuffie | Stars: George Baker, Bud Bloor, Les Cleveland, Anna Collingwood

Votes: 8

18. A Town Like Alice (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 1,212

19. Enid (2009 TV Movie)

82 min | Biography, Drama

Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 1,303

21. The Inheritance (1950)

86 min | Drama

An English governess marries a complete stranger while he is on his deathbed. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Jean Kent, Guy Rolfe, Paul Dupuis, Lana Morris

Votes: 57

22. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,039 | Gross: $11.00M

23. Dobrý voják Svejk (1957)

108 min | War, Comedy

Mrs Müllerova (E. Svobodova) informs her tenant Svejk (R. Hrusinsky) about the recent assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Svejk heads out to the local pub unaware that a secret police ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Steklý | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Svatopluk Benes, Frantisek Filipovský, Josef Hlinomaz

Votes: 966

24. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,563

25. The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

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

26. The Happy Years of the Thorwalds (1962)

88 min | Drama

The Thorwald family is well-off and contented when a tragedy strikes: the father is killed in an accident. Frau Thorwald takes over the raising of her children, four girls and two boys with... See full summary »

Directors: John Olden, Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Hansjörg Felmy, Dietmar Schönherr, Brigitte Grothum

Votes: 16

27. An Inspector Calls (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Olga Lindo, Brian Worth

Votes: 2,743

28. Dulcimer Street (1948)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Stephen Murray

Votes: 298



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