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1. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 93,207 | Gross: $137.86M

2. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 87,914 | Gross: $32.75M

3. Little Dorrit (2008)

420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 7,872

4. Dickensian (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn

Votes: 2,480

5. Bleak House (2005)

TV-PG | 510 min | Drama

8.3
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 8,075

6. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 10,441

7. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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75 Metascore

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

Votes: 8,863 | Gross: $1.23M

8. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.7
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,837

9. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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64 Metascore

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 43,262 | Gross: $27.28M

10. Our Mutual Friend (1998– )

350 min | Drama

8.1
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

Votes: 2,128

11. Fitoor (2016)

131 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Modern adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations; a poor but talented boy falls in love with a girl from an affluent family.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Rahul Bhat

Votes: 3,978 | Gross: $0.51M

12. Little Dorrit (1987)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 963 | Gross: $1.03M

13. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 5,537

14. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,486

15. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.2
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

Votes: 950

16. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)

385 min | Drama

8.1
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Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's (Paul Scofield's) money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen, Philip Franks

Votes: 721

17. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001 TV Movie)

200 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: John Dallimore, James D'Arcy, Sophia Myles, Diana Kent

Votes: 947

18. Great Expectations (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 337

19. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family, War

6.8
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

Votes: 775

20. Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' (2008 Video)

TV-Y | 76 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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Barbie stars in her first holiday movie in this heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!

Director: William Lau | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Morwenna Banks, Melissa Lyons, Prudence Edwards

Votes: 1,627

21. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 416

22. Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985– )

391 min | Drama, Crime

7.4
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The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.

Stars: Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliott, Suzanne Burden, Jonathan Moore

Votes: 307

23. Hard Times (1994– )

100 min | Drama

6.5
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Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest ... See full summary »

Stars: Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Alan Bates, Beatie Edney

Votes: 230

24. A Tale of Two Cities (1989– )

188 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

Stars: James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills

Votes: 310

25. Great Expectations (1989– )

303 min | Drama

7.5
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies, Ray McAnally, Anthony Calf

Votes: 337

26. Oliver Twist (1985)

360 min | Drama

7.5
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Michael Attwell, Pip Donaghy

Votes: 280

27. David Copperfield (1974– )

300 min | Drama

7.3
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Ian Hogg, David Troughton, Patience Collier, David Yelland

Votes: 74

28. Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Kieran Bew, Emily Hamilton, Flora Montgomery, James Fox

Votes: 480

29. David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

5.8
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 451

30. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,275

31. David Copperfield (1986– )

30 min | Drama

7.7
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Colin Hurley, Brenda Bruce, Simon Callow, Jeremy Brudenell

Votes: 55

32. House of the Damned (1963)

Approved | 62 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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An architect and his wife are staying in an empty castle in California. They are joined by an unhappily married lawyer and his wife. Things start getting strange when they spot a half man/... See full summary »

Director: Maury Dexter | Stars: Ron Foster, Merry Anders, Richard Crane, Erika Peters

Votes: 392

33. Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 46 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Greedy duck hates Christmas but loves money. Greedy duck treats employees and customers poorly. Greedy duck has an existential experience where he confronts the darkest parts of his psyche ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Visser | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Billy West, June Foray

Votes: 875

34. Our Mutual Friend (1976)

50 min | Drama

8.0
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Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met. But many have their eyes on his fortune and scheme to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, John McEnery, Nicholas Jones, Leo McKern

Votes: 87

35. A Tale of Two Cities (1980– )

240 min | Drama

6.6
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Stars: Paul Shelley, Ralph Michael, Sally Osborne, Vivien Merchant

Votes: 73

36. Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners

Votes: 373

37. Great Expectations (2013)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

6.8
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Graham McLaren | Stars: Jack Ellis, Christopher Ellison, Paula Wilcox, Paul Nivison

Votes: 72

38. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Percy Rodrigues, Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer

Votes: 649

39. David Copperfield (1966– )

25 min | Drama

7.3
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Ian McKellen, Tina Packer, Flora Robson, George Benson

Votes: 28

40. Great Expectations (1934)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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9 year old 'Pip' Pirrip, an orphan living with relatives, aids and befriends an escaped convict on the moors, an act that will have a profound effect on his life.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Phillips Holmes, Jane Wyatt, Florence Reed

Votes: 136

41. Great Expectations (1981– )

30 min | Drama

6.8
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 126

42. David Copperfield (1993 TV Movie)

92 min | Family, Animation

6.5
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An animated version of the classic David Copperfield story. Filled with music, color, and anthropomorphic versions of the classic characters.

Director: Don Arioli | Stars: Sheena Easton, Kelly LeBrock, Julian Lennon, Howie Mandel

Votes: 162

43. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993)

112 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

Director: Timothy Forder | Stars: Gareth Arnold, Gemma Craven, Michelle Evans, Barry Evans

Votes: 56

44. Nicholas Nickleby (1977– )

330 min | Drama

7.3
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: Nigel Havers, Peter Bourke, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

Votes: 104

45. David Copperfield (2009 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

6.5
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: Ambrogio Lo Giudice | Stars: Giorgio Pasotti, Maya Sansa, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Stefano Dionisi

Votes: 45

46. A Tale of Two Cities (1917)

70 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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Alcoholic lawyer Sydney Carton travels to Paris during the Reign of Terror to rescue French aristocrat Charles Darnay, husband of the woman he loves.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Jewel Carmen, Charles Clary, Herschel Mayall

Votes: 98

47. Mr. Quilp (1975)

G | 118 min | Musical

6.5
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Anthony Newley, David Hemmings, David Warner, Michael Hordern

Votes: 59

48. The Old Curiosity Shop (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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When young Nell Trent's (Sally Walsh's) grandfather (Sir Peter Ustinov) loses the investment money of wharf owner Daniel Quilp (Sir Tom Courtenay) with cards, Quilp develops an everlasting urge to get him put in the madhouse. Nell and her grandfather flee the city.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Alan Barry, Adam Blackwood, Tom Courtenay, Brian de Salvo

Votes: 218

49. The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Ben Webster, Elaine Benson, Hay Petrie, Beatrix Thomson

Votes: 84

50. Micawber (2001– )

195 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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David Jason stars as Mr. Micawber in this gentle comedy set in Victorian England and inspired by a character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'.

Stars: David Jason, Annabelle Apsion, Lucinda Dryzek, Andrew Quigley

Votes: 71



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