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1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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44 Metascore

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum

Votes: 240,950 | Gross: $100.23M

2. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 13,472

3. Fish Tank (2009)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths

Votes: 55,599 | Gross: $0.37M

4. Harry Brown (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles

Votes: 81,426 | Gross: $1.82M

5. From Paris with Love (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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42 Metascore

In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden

Votes: 108,061 | Gross: $23.98M

6. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Votes: 21,567 | Gross: $1.50M

7. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey, Julia Lane

Votes: 2,097

8. Wasp (2003)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Natalie Press, Danny Dyer, Jodie Mitchell, Molly Griffiths

Votes: 2,719

9. My Brother the Devil (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London.

Director: Sally El Hosaini | Stars: James Krishna Floyd, Elarica Johnson, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 2,925 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,179

11. Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995 TV Movie)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Thomas Russell, James Laurenson, Helene Kvale

Votes: 1,903

12. The Arbor (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Natalie Gavin, Parvani Lingiah

Votes: 1,608 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001)

87 min | Drama

6.3
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Goodbye Charlie Bright is the humorous and heart-warming story of the friendship between two teenage boys from a tough council estate. Set during a long hard summer it charts the close but volatile relationship between Charlie and Justin.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, Phil Daniels, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 1,527

14. The Whisperers (1967)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.1
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Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin

Votes: 931

15. A View of Love (2010)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Garcia | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Marie-Josée Croze, Toni Servillo, Sandrine Kiberlain

Votes: 1,230

16. Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.7
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After the death of a relative, a professor goes to the funeral and gets himself a job there working with power lines. He soon finds his entire life changing before his eyes.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Michael Douglas, Lee Purcell, Joe Don Baker, Louise Latham

Votes: 251

17. Flowers of Evil (2016)

105 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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Breathing with the rhythm of street music, Flowers of Evil is an edgy, topical and ragged story of a family trying to survive the pressures of restlessness. The main character Sipe, 14, has... See full summary »

Director: Antti Jokinen | Stars: Juno, Viljami Nojonen, Eero Aho, Alma Pöysti

Votes: 356

18. Out of Control (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Powerful, moving drama following the lives of three teenage boys sent to a young offenders' institution.

Director: Dominic Savage | Stars: Joanne Adams, Marvin Benoit, Mark Benton, Teon Blake

Votes: 168

19. Tina Goes Shopping (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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The first film in the Tina trilogy, using the actual inhabitants of a tough Leeds council estate in the leading roles. Tina is a single mum who steals to order for her own `shopping' ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: Dylan Fielding, Gwyn Hollis, Kelli Hollis, Colin Nutton

Votes: 100

20. Cekání na dést (1978)

Drama, Romance

7.2
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Twelve-year-old Alena (Dita Kaplanová) has had to leave the countryside on a blazing hot summer day and come back home to a block of flats on the outskirts of Prague. She spends most of the... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Jirí Bartoska, Michal Hofbauer, Monika Hálová, Dita Kaplanová

Votes: 71

21. Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980)

118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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In the punk rock era of the late 1970s three restless teenagers, two boys and a girl, spend their time in and out of a special class for problem kids. Jussi seldom sees his parents at home,... See full summary »

Director: Tapio Suominen | Stars: Esa Niemelä, Tony Holmström, Kati Outinen, Risto Piskunen

Votes: 570

22. King Girl (1998 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama

7.9
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Gail, a fourteen-year-old from a middle class family in Leeds, is grieving over the death of her father. At school, she is tormented by a gang of other girls lead by Glenn, who comes from a... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Louise Atkins, Maxine Campling, Sue Cleaver, Angela Forrest

Votes: 48

23. Tolka Row (1964–1968)

Drama

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Irish soap opera set in a North Dublin housing estate, centering around the lives of two working-class families living there.

Stars: Gerry Alexander, Jim Bartley, Colin Bird, May Cluskey

24. Tina Takes a Break (2001 TV Movie)

65 min | Drama

7.9
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The second in Penny Woolcock's Tina trilogy, Tina Takes A Break was made in 2001 and is the best of the TV outings. Set on a tough housing estate in Beeston, Leeds and employing the real ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: Kath Barber, Lee Brimble, Rachel Brooksby, Mark Catley

Votes: 40

25. Child Chain Smoker (2007 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

7.1
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Joel is 13 years old, and has been smoking since he was 8. Filmmaker James Routh follows his progress as he tries to give up his habit.

Director: James Routh | Stars: Helen Nelson, Emma Parker, Joel Parker, Pam Parker

Votes: 15

26. Peola (1970)

35 min | Short

8.8
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The hero has to create and train teen football team, but the problem is that he has no idea how to do that and doesn't like football at all. So he tries to create very weak team from ... See full summary »

Director: Baadur Tsuladze | Stars: Ipolite Khvichia, Gabriel Tsintsadze, Levan Shamilov, Vasili Chkhaidze

Votes: 233

27. National Geographic: Amish on Break (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.8
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Five Amish teenagers leave their sheltered community for the first time to spend four weeks abroad in the United Kingdom. It's a trip full of firsts - first time on an airplane, first visit... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beney | Star: Leah Miller

Votes: 21

28. Crashing Waves (2018)

4 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Against the backdrop of a high-rise housing estate, two young men connect.

Director: Emma Gilbertson | Stars: Joshua Hubbard, Phoenix Chase-Meares, Liam Puzon, Harry Heath

Votes: 14

29. They Reckon a Woman's World Is Just It and a Bit (1976)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Meg Stewart

30. Bedlam (2005)

74 min | Action, Comedy

5.9
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Probably in our world there are no coincidences but then we have to admit that up there a lot of beings could be working overtime. And here in our place in the left corner of the lukewarm suburb they are really doing their best.

Director: Zsombor Dyga | Stars: Gábor Welker, Zoltán Schmied, Ferenc Elek, Imre Csuja

Votes: 139

31. Tower Block of Commons (2010– )

Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Mark Bazeley, Tim Loughton, Austin Mitchell, Mark Oaten

Votes: 9

32. Maisons d'Alsace (1954)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: André Zwoboda | Star: Roland Ménard

33. 10:96: Training Night (2005 TV Movie)

28 min | Comedy

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Comedy pilot about two policemen who spend a claustrophobic evening in their patrol car under the call sign 10:96. Sergeant Barnes has high blood pressure and low self esteem but means well... See full summary »

Director: Noreen Kershaw | Stars: Neil Fitzmaurice, Chris Bisson, Fiona Clarke, Ben Thompson

34. Zenich uvízl (1976 TV Short)

42 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Václav Hudecek | Stars: Josef Bek, Bohumil Bezouska, Jirina Bohdalová, Slávka Budínová

35. Le temps de l'urbanisme (1962)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Brunet | Star: Yves Furet

36. La naissance d'une cité (1956)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Marcel De Hubsch

37. Suburb 4 Sale (2006 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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A one-hour observational documentary about the aspirations and dreams of three different families as they buy into, or try to opt out of, a public housing estate on the southwest edge of Sydney.

Director: Anne Delaney

38. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 23 January 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019)

30 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Elaine Willcox, Demonique Wilson, Thabo Wilson

39. Three Girls (2017)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Schoolgirl Holly Winshaw arrives in Rochdale with parents and is keen to make friends and fit in.

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe | Stars: Molly Windsor, Paul Kaye, Rupert Procter, Ross Anderson

Votes: 121

40. In the Long Run (2018– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2018)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Walter receives a letter from his mother telling him that his younger brother Valentine is coming from Sierra Leone to live with him. Valentine's arrival causes a stir, not least with Walter's wife who thinks he will be a bad influence.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Jimmy Akingbola, Madeline Appiah, Bill Bailey, Idris Elba

Votes: 55

41. The New Builds Are Coming: Battle in the Countryside (2018)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2018)

59 min | Documentary

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Richard explores the controversial decision by the government to open up green belt land to development. He travels to the tiny village of Culham, Oxfordshire where residents are furious at plans to build thousands of homes.

Director: Richard Macer | Star: Richard Macer

42. The New Builds Are Coming: Battle in the Countryside (2018)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2018)

59 min | Documentary

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Now Richard meets the architects and developers who are changing the face of rural Britain. He also meets some of the pioneers who are first to move into these new developments and are trying to build a community from scratch.

Director: Richard Macer | Star: Richard Macer

43. Hunted (2015– )
Episode: Episode #4.2 (2019)

47 min | Reality-TV

8.0
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Nick and Paul try to dodge the hunters after being surrounded on a housing estate in Bristol. Nurses Jess and Emma charm their way across Scotland. Matt heads to Abergavenny but the hunters are waiting for him.

Directors: Therese Byrne, Tom Cross, Rachel Lob-Levyt, Deborah Lovett, Dane McDonald, Jill Worsley | Stars: Jonathan Smith, Colin Crowden

Votes: 5

44. Britain in Bloom (2018– )
Episode: Grimsby (2018)

29 min | Documentary

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Chris travels to the Lincolnshire coast to meet a group of Bloomers determined to put the 'Great' back in Great Grimsby. They had to pull out of last year's contest after their funding from the local council was cut.

Director: Imogen Willcocks | Star: Chris Bavin

45. Generation Gifted (2018–2019)
Episode: Growing Up Gifted - Part Two (2019)

59 min | Documentary

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Gifted girls Jada, Anne-Marie and Shakira juggle the pressure of their impending GCSE exams in the face of unexpected events and teenage distractions.

Directors: Jack Macinnes, Zehra Yas | Star: Maxine Peake

46. Rich House, Poor House (2017– )
Episode: Leamon Family and Fiddes Family (2017)

45 min | Documentary

7.8
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The Fiddes family from Royal Wootton Bassett rank in the top ten percent of Britian's wealthiest. They swap places with the Leamon family who are among the nation's poorest 10 per cent.

Directors: Marcus English, Emile Nawagamuwa | Star: Craig Kelly

Votes: 5

47. 24 Hours in Police Custody (2014– )
Episode: What Lies Beneath (2018)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary

7.6
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The police receive a phone call claiming that body parts are buried in the garden of a house in Luton, but are they deliberately being drawn into a brutal gang war?

Director: Graeme McAulay | Star: Zawe Ashton

Votes: 5



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