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1. Brideshead Revisited (2008)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Morrison

Votes: 11,522 | Gross: $6.41M

2. Our Friends in the North (1996– )

623 min | Drama

A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Daniel Craig

Votes: 1,357

3. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 56,849

4. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,762

5. The Prisoner (2009)

360 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s, about a government agent who is kidnapped, and sent to a remote island known as "The Village".

Stars: Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Ruth Wilson, Jamie Campbell Bower

Votes: 7,079

6. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, John Henshaw, Anthony Flanagan

Votes: 10,875

7. Yizo yizo (2004– )

1,664 min | Drama

Gritty youth Drama series set in a South African Township.

Stars: Jason Kennett, Meshack Mavuso, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Jet Novuka

Votes: 30

8. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 77,337

9. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 10,703

10. Pennies from Heaven (1978– )

75 min | Drama, Musical

Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 981

11. Lipstick on Your Collar (1993– )

360 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »

Stars: Giles Thomas, Ewan McGregor, Louise Germaine, Douglas Henshall

Votes: 1,202

12. Blackeyes (1989– )

196 min | Drama

Blackeyes is an attempt to explore "what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other." Complex and multi-layered, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gough, Carol Royle, Nigel Planer, Gina Bellman

Votes: 154

13. The Devil's Whore (2008)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, John Simm

Votes: 2,199

14. Edge of Darkness (1985)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,280

15. Cold Lazarus (1996– )

300 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour, Grant Masters

Votes: 611

16. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 229,052

17. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)

60 min | Comedy

In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne

Votes: 2,304

18. Twitch City (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

This comedy series stands halfway between the average sitcom and Tarantinoesque production. It focuses on Curtis, a weird couch potato who never leaves his home and watches the Rex Reilly ... See full summary »

Stars: Don McKellar, Molly Parker, Callum Keith Rennie, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 434

19. The Hour (2011–2012)

60 min | Drama

A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.

Stars: Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 8,952

20. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

Martin Tupper's life is full of colourful characters. He is divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife and constantly looking for dates but without a ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Benben, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,732

21. The League (I) (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 41,314

22. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 10,956

23. Sports Night (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. On "Sports Night," their nightly cable program.

Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina

Votes: 6,739

24. To Play the King (1993)

218 min | Drama

Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,707

25. Community (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 176,803

27. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 154,075

28. The Ropes (2011– )

Drama

The Ropes is an inside look into the hilarious, yet explosive world of nightclub bouncing. The series follows the charismatic young Martin, who hustles his way into a job as a bouncer only ... See full summary »

Stars: Gonzalo Menendez, Malea Rose, Michael B. Silver, Nicole Zeoli

Votes: 549

29. Mixology (2013–2014)

21 min | Comedy, Romance

Chronicles the exploits of singles, five guys and five girls, in search of love all over the course of one night.

Stars: Adam Campbell, Adan Canto, Alexis Carra, Craig Frank

Votes: 5,299

30. The Millers (2013–2015)

22 min | Comedy

A divorced reporter, looking forward to the single life, finds his parents' marital problems derail his plans.

Stars: J.B. Smoove, Nelson Franklin, Margo Martindale, Will Arnett

Votes: 5,207

31. Astroboy (1963–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a future where science fiction is reality, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image. Named Astro Boy, the robot can swim oceans, leap over mountains, and even fly ... See full summary »

Stars: Billie Lou Watt, Esperanzita Martínez, Mari Shimizu, Ray Owens

Votes: 695

32. Top Boy (2011– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two London drug dealers ply their lucrative trade at a public housing estate in North London.

Stars: Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Shone Romulus, Lee Byford

Votes: 4,308

33. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 45,542

34. Boss (2011–2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama

Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner

Votes: 16,512

35. Hemlock Grove (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 46 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Secrets are just part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove,where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.

Stars: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 34,444

36. Clocking Off (2000–2003)

55 min | Drama

Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

Stars: Jack Deam, Tony Mooney, Joan Kempson, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 277

37. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 251,793

38. The Fades (2011)

55 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around... See full summary »

Stars: Lily Loveless, Daniel Kaluuya, Iain De Caestecker, Sophie Wu

Votes: 5,863

39. Mad Dogs (2011–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Spain to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn.

Stars: Max Beesley, John Simm, Marc Warren, Philip Glenister

Votes: 4,874

40. Mafiosa (II) (2006–2014)

TV-MA | 416 min | Crime, Drama

After the cold blood murder of Francois Paoli,a notorious Corsican mobster, Sandra Paoli, his niece, takes over the reign of violence, money, drug and sex in a world of it's own : Corsica.

Stars: Hélène Fillières, Phareelle Onoyan, Eric Fraticelli, Véronique Volta

Votes: 518

41. Gomorra (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Salvatore Esposito, Marco D'Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, Cristiana Dell'Anna

Votes: 23,355

43. A Touch of Cloth (2012–2014)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.

Stars: John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower

Votes: 3,165

44. Girls (2012–2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver

Votes: 61,469

45. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 27,003

46. The Affair (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Stars: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Julia Goldani Telles

Votes: 34,051

47. Silicon Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 105,631

48. Spiral (2005– )

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of those involved.

Stars: Caroline Proust, Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard, Philippe Duclos

Votes: 4,216