Films seen on Talking Pictures TV

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1. Tarka the Otter (1978)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A family movie which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild.

Director: David Cobham | Stars: Peter Bennett, Edward Underdown, Brenda Cavendish, John Leeson

Votes: 385

2. Invasion (1965)

82 min | Sci-Fi

An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the alien is taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Edward Judd, Yôko Tani, Valerie Gearon, Lyndon Brook

Votes: 325

3. Man with a Million (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 3,054

4. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

Votes: 6,509

5. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

On a routine flight from Hong Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 796

6. Our Relations (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy

Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks involving a valuable ring, cases of mistaken identity, and gangsters.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale, Sidney Toler

Votes: 2,592

7. Midnight Fear (1991)

89 min | Thriller

A sheriff has to track down a killer who skinned a woman alive before he does it again. Meanwhile, the killer and his unhinged brother take a young woman hostage in her pool house.

Director: Bill Crain | Stars: Craig Wasson, David Carradine, Page Fletcher, Evan Richards

Votes: 103

8. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.

Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié | Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, Leigh Madison, John Turner

Votes: 2,086

9. Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes

Votes: 2,885

10. The House in Marsh Road (1960)

70 min | Horror, Thriller

A novelist and his sexy lover plot to kill the novelist's wife so he can inherit her fortune including her house that happens to be haunted.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Tony Wright, Patricia Dainton, Sandra Dorne, Derek Aylward

Votes: 307

11. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery

A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Votes: 21,179

12. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,828

13. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 5,419

14. The Monkey's Paw (1948)

64 min | Horror, Thriller

A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Michael Martin Harvey, Eric Micklewood

Votes: 243

15. The Woman Eater (1958)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: George Coulouris, Vera Day, Peter Forbes-Robertson, Joyce Gregg

Votes: 445

16. Brubaker (1980)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander

Votes: 14,841 | Gross: $37.12M

17. The Shout (1978)

86 min | Horror, Drama

A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens

Votes: 3,332

18. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird, Diane Clare

Votes: 2,820

19. Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: William Smith, Anitra Ford, Victoria Vetri, Cliff Osmond

Votes: 2,274

20. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 17,139 | Gross: $35.62M

21. The One That Got Away (1957)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

A cocky German fighter pilot is shot down over England in 1940 and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,685

22. The Night Strangler (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady

Votes: 2,505

23. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

Votes: 9,376 | Gross: $9.00M

24. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 18,653

25. The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980)

PG | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A team of men and women investigates the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.

Directors: Robert Emenegger, Allan Sandler | Stars: Gordon De Vol, Jacqueline Ray, Jackson Bostwick, Stan Wojno

Votes: 249

26. Three Cases of Murder (1955)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A trilogy of fantastic stories involving murder and the supernatural.

Directors: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Emrys Jones

Votes: 704

27. These Are the Damned (1962)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox

Votes: 2,732

28. Blonde Fist (1991)

102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A woman attempts to escape her domestic problems by fleeing to New York in search of her father. She finds him, and also new problems, some friendship, a romance, and an unexpected career as pro-boxer, to make ends meet.

Director: Frank Clarke | Stars: Margi Clarke, Carroll Baker, Ken Hutchison, Sharon Power

Votes: 148

29. Defense of the Realm (1985)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen

Votes: 1,858 | Gross: $0.75M

30. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

Votes: 5,760 | Gross: $5.78M

31. Impulse (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly, Hume Cronyn, John Karlen

Votes: 1,140 | Gross: $2.50M

32. The Concrete Jungle (1960)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 1,117

aka Concrete Jungle

33. Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

Votes: 3,667 | Gross: $14.82M

34. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 6,335

35. The Night Visitor (1971)

GP | 106 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

In a Scandinavian insane asylum, murderer Salem sneaks-out at night to exact his revenge on those who he deems responsible for his predicament.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 1,246

36. The Snorkel (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 982

37. Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters.

Director: Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Jim Davis, Robert Griffin, Joel Fluellen, Barbara Turner

Votes: 754

38. Capone (1975)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 2,484

39. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 1,144

40. The Crawling Eye (1958)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro

Votes: 3,177

aka Crawling Eye

41. And Soon the Darkness (1970)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton

Votes: 2,542

42. Nomads (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Pierce Brosnan, Anna Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant

Votes: 3,590 | Gross: $2.28M

43. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror

Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill

Votes: 11,362

44. The Medusa Touch (1978)

PG | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychological thriller about a telekinetic novelist who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura, Harry Andrews

Votes: 5,197

45. The Cat and the Canary (1978)

98 min | Comedy, Mystery, Horror

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Director: Radley Metzger | Stars: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 1,093

46. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller