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1. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 472,726 | Gross: $188.37M

2. The Others (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann

Votes: 315,108 | Gross: $96.52M

3. The Three Musketeers (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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35 Metascore

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich

Votes: 98,709 | Gross: $20.38M

4. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 49,398 | Gross: $39.10M

5. SAS: Red Notice

Action | Post-production

A small army of well trained criminals led by Laszlo Antonov have hijacked the Eurostar deep beneath the English Channel.

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Ruby Rose, Sam Heughan, Hannah John-Kamen, Andy Serkis

6. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 80,804 | Gross: $4.04M

7. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,173

8. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 17,278

9. Jackass Number Two (2006)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
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66 Metascore

Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera

Votes: 63,102 | Gross: $72.78M

10. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 135 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 2,345

11. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,390 | Gross: $10.10M

12. A Summer's Tale (1996)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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91 Metascore

A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin

Votes: 5,515 | Gross: $0.20M

13. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

G | 138 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi

Votes: 6,865 | Gross: $31.11M

14. Slack Bay (2016)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy

6.0
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66 Metascore

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Luc Vincent

Votes: 3,632 | Gross: $0.11M

15. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 1,786 | Gross: $0.15M

16. Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (1963)

G | 98 min | Adventure

7.6
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In 18th century England, the mysterious masked rider known as the Scarecrow leads a rebel band to save the town of Romney Marsh from the King's oppression and Naval press gangs.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, George Cole, Tony Britton, Michael Hordern

Votes: 284

17. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 2,087

18. Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Greg Wise

Votes: 2,818

19. Immortality (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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58 Metascore

Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport

Votes: 5,465 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

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

Votes: 128

21. Dunkirk (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 539

22. Welcome (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi

Votes: 6,801 | Gross: $0.01M

23. On a Clear Day (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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62 Metascore

Frank determines to salvage his self-esteem and tackle his demons by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - swimming the English Channel.

Director: Gaby Dellal | Stars: Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Billy Boyd, Sean McGinley

Votes: 3,019 | Gross: $0.19M

24. A Monkey in Winter (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Suzanne Flon, Gabrielle Dorziat

Votes: 2,054

25. Lucan (2013)

63 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A two-part drama about infamous aristocrat Lord Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, Catherine McCormack, Christopher Eccleston, Alistair Petrie

Votes: 346

26. Sea Devils (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Gilliat,a fisherman/smuggler is in jail, and is offered a pardon, if he undertakes a mission to sail to France to rescue Douchette, an English agent, whose cover has been blown,and who has now been jailed. Gilliat accepts the challenge.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea

Votes: 453

27. Lloyds of London (1936)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew, Guy Standing

Votes: 907

28. Blackout (1940)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

Votes: 933

29. All at Sea (1957)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy

7.0
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A seasick sea Captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper, Fred Griffiths

Votes: 807

30. Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)

G | 89 min | Action, Drama, War

5.5
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During World War II, a commando leader named Major Jamie Wilson leads a group of soldiers on a suicide mission to destroy a Nazi naval stronghold on the French coast.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Andrew Keir, Sue Lloyd, Mark Eden

Votes: 554

31. Ask a Policeman (1939)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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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: 730

32. The House of Secrets (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Mystery

5.1
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Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

Director: Roland D. Reed | Stars: Leslie Fenton, Muriel Evans, Noel Madison, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 250

33. Mozart's Sister (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,396 | Gross: $0.71M

34. Love, etc. (1996)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Charles Berling, Thibault de Montalembert

Votes: 591

35. The Navy Lark (1959)

82 min | Comedy

6.6
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Film version of a popular BBC radio show about the incompetent crew of a Royal Navy ship.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Cecil Parker, Ronald Shiner, Leslie Phillips, Elvi Hale

Votes: 86

36. Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Annabella, John Sutton, Lee J. Cobb, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 168

37. Two Men Went to War (2002)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, War, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go A.W.O.L. and invade occupied France on their own.

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 812 | Gross: $0.15M

38. Secret Flight (1946)

72 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During World War II, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Ernest Jay

Votes: 106

39. Atlantic Wall (1970)

107 min | War, Comedy

5.8
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A gentle restaurant owner inadvertently got involved in World War II after delivering a confidential document to an English pilot.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Bourvil, Peter McEnery, Sophie Desmarets, Jean Poiret

Votes: 652

40. We Will Go to Deauville (1962)

91 min | Comedy

5.7
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Comical adventures of two pairs of friends during their stay in Deauville, Normandy.

Director: Francis Rigaud | Stars: Michel Serrault, Louis de Funès, Claude Brasseur, Pascale Roberts

Votes: 160

41. For Those in Peril (1944)

77 min | Drama, War

6.6
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An RAF officer wishes to fly, but isn't allowed and is posted to the RAF Air Sea Rescue operating in the English Channel.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater

Votes: 80

42. The Solitaire Man (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Romance

6.5
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Oliver Lane is "The Solitaire Man," a renowned jewel thief who is ready to retire and marry Helen, his partner in crime and his one true love. Their plans are shattered when another member ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, Lionel Atwill, May Robson

Votes: 232

43. The Green Carnation (1954)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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International crook Wolf Frees and his partner, Percy Herbert, steal the "Green Buddah," a priceless eastern-art object, while it is on a display-exhibition in London. Frees double-crosses ... See full summary »

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Wayne Morris, Mary Germaine, Marcia Ashton, Mary Merrall

Votes: 17

44. This England (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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This British- National-Anglo American production reinforces the theme that whoever assails the land of Britain only succeeds in uniting and cementing the landowner, the peasantry and the ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Emlyn Williams, John Clements, Constance Cummings, Frank Pettingell

Votes: 18

45. The First World War (1934)

Approved | 78 min | Documentary, War

8.8
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Produced by the Fox Movietone News arm of Fox Film Corporation and based on the book by Lawrence Stallings, this expanded newsreel, using stock-and-archive footage, tells the story of World... See full summary »

Star: Pedro de Cordoba

Votes: 6

46. Tunneling the English Channel (1907)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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King Edward VII of England and the President of the French Republic, Armand Fallières, envision tunnelling the English Channel; nevertheless, only a maiden voyage can determine whether this is a triumphant aspiration or an acrid nightmare.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 486

47. Tyrant of the Sea (1950)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, War

6.1
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In 1803, the only thing standing between Napoleon and his plan of world domination is England and the British Navy. The admiralty, learning that Napoleon has assembled an invasion fleet ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Rhys Williams, Ron Randell, Valentine Perkins, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 13

48. Secret Venture (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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An American is visiting Britain and finds himself in possession of a briefcase full of secret documents that the spies of many different countries seem determined to get.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Kent Taylor, Jane Hylton, Kathleen Byron, Karel Stepanek

Votes: 6

49. Linkspan (1956)

25 min | Short

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Director: Michael Clarke | Star: Michael Goodliffe

50. She Shall Have Music (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Millionaire shipbuilder Freddie Gates decides to publicize his ships by hiring Jack Hylton and his orchestra to broadcast from his yacht. Brian Gates, Freddie's son, has a ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott | Stars: June Clyde, Marjorie Brooks, Gwen Farrar, Brian Lawrance

Votes: 18



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