With British Movietonews (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A movie about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 50,125 | Gross: $9.49M

2. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)

312 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Martin Sheen

Votes: 7,305

3. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 14,665 | Gross: $11.03M

4. Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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88 Metascore

During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam

Votes: 2,359

5. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

Votes: 5,447

6. The Wildest Dream (2010)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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57 Metascore

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Director: Anthony Geffen | Stars: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman

Votes: 2,216 | Gross: $0.87M

7. Revelation (2001)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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Dating back to the time of Jesus Christ, an ancient relic known as the Loculus has been fought over by the forces of light and darkness down the centuries. Created in 50 A.D., the wood ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Urban | Stars: Natasha Wightman, Udo Kier, Diran Meghreblian, David Urban

Votes: 1,491

8. Conspiracies... (2004– )

Documentary

6.3
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Unravelling the conspiracy theories behind some of the world's biggest stories. Getting to meet the people who passionately believe the theories and finding out what drives them.

Stars: Simon Reeve, Danny Wallace, Gerry Anderson, Bruce Beveridge

Votes: 17

9. World War 2: The Complete History (2000– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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The greatest conflict of the Twentieth Century. "World War 2: The Complete History" offers a broad scoped, yet in-depth and neutral perspective of the Second World War. From its beginning ... See full summary »

Star: Peter Dickson

Votes: 178

10. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann, Asa Briggs

Votes: 956

11. Churchill (2003– )

188 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life of Winston Churchill, one of history's greatest leaders and figures.

Stars: John Baddeley, Winston Churchill, Ian McKellen, Lady Mary Soames

Votes: 93

12. The Manns - Novel of a Century (2001– )

312 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.

Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Monica Bleibtreu, Jürgen Hentsch, Veronica Ferres

Votes: 624

13. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed.

Directors: Kevin Burns, Brent Zacky | Stars: Robert Culp, Roddy McDowall, Darryl F. Zanuck, Mel Gussow

Votes: 270

14. 64 Day Hero (1986)

89 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary about the life of Randolph Turpin who in 1951 defeated the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson to win the World Middleweight Title.

Director: Franco Rosso | Stars: Gordon Williams, Jack Birtley, Maurice Mancini, George Middleton

Votes: 14

15. The Lion Cub from Harrods (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.1
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This documentary tells the heart warming story of Christian, a lion cub purchased from a London department store in the late 60's and successfully released into the African wild three years... See full summary »

Directors: Suemay Oram, Jackie Osei-Tutu | Stars: Barbara Flynn, George Adamson, Anthony Bourke, Boy

Votes: 116

16. Sus (I) (2010)

91 min | Drama

6.1
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1979: Election Night - A police interview room. Delroy's pregnant wife has been found dead in a pool of blood and he is brought in as the chief suspect. He is interrogated by D.S. Karn, a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Heath | Stars: Ralph Brown, Clint Dyer, Rafe Spall, Anjela Lauren Smith

Votes: 271

17. The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | History, War

6.7
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Thanks to the movie "The Imitation Game" many people know that Alan Turing was one of the men behind breaking the german coding machine Enigma during World War II. But an equally important ... See full summary »

Directors: Russell England, John Smithson | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Brian Deacon, Rosamund Welchman, W. Gordon Welchman

Votes: 41

18. Warlords (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 214 min | Documentary

7.2
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This 2-disc series covers the dynamic relationships between the four major warlords of the second world war and their strategic aspirations and fears.

Director: Simon Berthon | Stars: Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, David Morrissey, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 22

19. Stalin (1990– )

Biography

7.1
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The story of Stalin's life and terrible career, told mainly in interviews with survivors of his terror.

Stars: Ian Holm, Yuri Aichewald, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Valentin Astrov

Votes: 26

20. Spitfire Women (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Using interviews, archive footage and reconstruction, this documentary looks at the Air Transport Auxiliary, a band of female pilots who aided the war effort in World War II.

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Tracy Ann Oberman, Margaret Frost, Maureen Dunlop, Giles Whittell

Votes: 15

21. Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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The story of Tasmanian-born actor Errol Flynn whose short & flamboyant life, full of scandals, adventures, loves and excess was largely played out in front of the camera - either making ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Nasht | Stars: Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Meyers, Kathryn Medlock, Ila Andrews

Votes: 74

22. Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

6.0
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A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.

Director: Jacques Peretti | Stars: Peter Thompson, Richard Wiseman, Steve Punt, David Croft

Votes: 31

23. James May's Top Toys (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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James May explores and celebrates his favorite toys from his youth.

Director: Scott Tankard | Stars: James May, Pete Waterman, Richard Howells

Votes: 257

24. The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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When Bob Monkhouse's widow died and his house was being prepared for market, the amazing extent of his private collection of video and audio recordings was realized. Among them were many ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Humphries | Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Bob Monkhouse, Anne Aston, Ronnie Corbett

Votes: 33

25. Balderdash & Piffle (2006– )

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Finding the orgin of words

Stars: Victoria Coren Mitchell, John Simpson, Tania Styles, Peter Gilliver

Votes: 28

26. A War Story (1981)

82 min | Drama, War

8.4
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A Canadian doctor interned at a Japanese POW Camp during WWII must tend to his fellow British prisoners who are being worked to death in a mine.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Donald Sutherland, David Edney, Frank C. Turner, Doug Kier

Votes: 33

27. Operation Crossbow (2011)

59 min | Documentary

7.2
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The heroic tales of World War II are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little known story that deserves to join the hall of fame: how the Allies used 3D photos to thwart the Nazis' ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Dunn | Stars: Samantha Bond, Dino A. Brugioni, Elizabeth Hick, Robert S. Ehlers

Votes: 23

28. Wedding of the Doll (1968)

3 min | Documentary

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Stars: Candice Bergen, Michael Caine, Joan Collins, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 16

29. The Joy of Stats (2010 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.3
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Professor Hans Rosling shares his excitement with statistics, and shows how researchers are handling the modern data deluge.

Director: Dan Hillman | Stars: Hans Rosling, Stephen Emmott, Sep Kamvar, Eileen Magnello

Votes: 117

30. Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets (2011 TV Movie)

146 min | Documentary

6.5
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Stephen Fry chooses and presents his 100 all-time favourite gadgets that have revolutionised our individual and collective lives, from hi-tech to historical, the domestic to the downright ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Lewis | Stars: Stephen Fry, Andy Akinwolere, Stephen Bayley, Trevor Baylis

Votes: 78

31. Windscale: Britain's Biggest Nuclear Disaster (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Sarah Aspinall | Stars: Caroline Catz, Lorna Arnold, John Baylis, Brian Cathcart

Votes: 27

32. Hendrix: Band of Gypsys (1999 Video)

83 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A look back at the historic Hendrix/Band of Gypsys concerts held at the Fillmore East, December 31, 1969 - January 1, 1970.

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, Noel Redding

Votes: 151

33. Bring Back... Star Wars (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.5
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Justin Lee Collins is on a mission to reunite the cast of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Director: Simon Urwin | Stars: Justin Lee Collins, Kenny Baker, Seth Bauer, Jeremy Bulloch

Votes: 122

34. 100 Years of the London Palladium (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Lucy Kenwright | Stars: John Avery, Josephine Baker, Michael Ball, Irving Berlin

35. The Unforgettable Danny La Rue (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mark Turnbull | Stars: Martin Glyn Murray, Danny La Rue, Roy Hudd, Annie Galbraith

36. Kings of Rock 'n' Roll (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Fay Gibson | Stars: Lauren Laverne, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Dick Richards

37. The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce (2001 TV Short)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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Friends and colleagues recall the life and career of the much missed British character actress Yootha Joyce.

Director: Emma Clarke | Stars: Daniel Abineri, Yootha Joyce, Jean Marlow, Glynn Edwards

Votes: 17

38. Flesh and Blood: The story of the Krays (1991 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Chris Short | Stars: Laurie Taylor, Bill Ackerman, Charles Kray, Joseph Lee

Votes: 6

39. Generation Jedi (2005 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

7.6
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On the eve of the London premiere of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Dermot O'Leary recalls his love for Star Wars from childhood obsession through to disgruntled adult.

Director: Paul Connolly | Stars: Dermot O'Leary, Mark Applin, Lee Bradley, Peter Briggs

Votes: 10

40. The Colour Merchant (1998 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Cinematographer Jack Cardiff talks about his work on A Matter of Life and Death (1946).

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Robert Coote, Marius Goring, Kim Hunter

Votes: 7

41. The Unforgettable Dudley Moore (2012 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Samantha Peters | Stars: Martin Glyn Murray, Dudley Moore, Barbara Moore, Teifion Griffiths

42. The Royal Tour of Queen Elizabeth and Philip (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Documentary

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This 1954 film---50,000 Royal miles in CinemaScope and Eastman Color/Colour---covers the earlier-in-the-year six-months tour of the British Commonwealth by Queen Elizabeth and Philip, later... See full summary »

Star: Leslie Mitchell

43. The Unforgettable Norman Wisdom (2011 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: Sean Doherty | Stars: Martin Glyn Murray, Norman Wisdom, Kim Wisdom, Johnny Mans

44. The Real Shirley Bassey (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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The life of Welsh singer Shirley Bassey told through archive footage and with interviews of those who have known and worked with her since the 1950s.

Director: Michael Wadding | Stars: Art Malik, Maxine Barrie, Anna Glavey, John Barry

45. Strictly Courtroom (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

9.2
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A look at the portrayals of courtroom trials in film history.

Director: Georgina Harvey | Stars: Martin Shaw, Clive Stafford Smith, Derek Malcolm, Stella Bruzzi

Votes: 51

46. Paul Merton's Palladium Story (1994– )

Documentary, Comedy, Music

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Stars: Paul Merton, Charlie Drake, Johnny Hutch, Des O'Connor

47. Twilight City (1989)

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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A woman's letter to her mother, and interviews with historians and journalists reveal London as a gentrified city where people live in worlds separated by race and class.

Director: Reece Auguiste | Stars: Mandi Symonds, Homi Bhaba, Andy Coupland, Paul Gilroy

Votes: 14

48. In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Shaun Trevisick | Stars: Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Bob Counts, Kosuke Heki, Jacob Katz

Votes: 14

49. Coisc an Gadai! (1953)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A young girl's brush with diphtheria provides a lesson in the importance of immunisation.

Director: Gerard Healy | Stars: Maire de Burca, Michael Ó. Haonghusa, Brid Lynch, Angela Newman

50. James May: My Sisters' Top Toys (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.5
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James May looks at the toys he and his sisters played with as kids.

Director: Claudine Dabbs | Stars: James May, Rosa Aitkin, Richard Allan, Clare Dawson

Votes: 66


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