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1. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

9.3
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Armchair Mystery Theatre is a 60-minute United Kingdom television anthology mystery series. Thirty-four episodes aired from 1960-65. It was hosted by Donald Pleasence and produced by Leonard White.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

2. Revolutionary Witness: The Preacher (1989 TV Short)

20 min | Short

8.8
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Four monologues by playwright Peter Barnes celebrating the bicentennial of the French Revolution.

Director: Jonathan Dent | Stars: Simon Callow, Alfred Molina, Alan Rickman, Janet Suzman

Votes: 75

3. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: The Spirit of Man (1989)

Drama

8.7
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In pursuit of faith, God and the Devil, spells are cast, buckets of water thrown and men with black beards dance and sing.

Director: Peter Barnes | Stars: Peter Bayliss, Dilys Laye, Clive Merrison, John Turner

Votes: 33

4. Might as Well Live (2000)

13 min | Short

8.6
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Devastated by the "Dear Jane" letter, a half-in-the-bag Susan decides to kill herself. The Man Upstairs tries to talk her out of it but instead makes life seem more unbearable than ever. ... See full summary »

Director: Yelena Lanskaya | Stars: Gordon Clapp, Jacalyn O'Shaughnessy, Binky van Bilderbeek

Votes: 9

5. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Cuckoo: A Celebration of Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy (1974)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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a look at the early film comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Director: Robert Vas | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 10

6. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959–1963)

60 min | Mystery

8.3
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Frank Gallop, Conrad Phillips, Lee Patterson, S. John Launer

Votes: 39

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.1
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 157

8. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)

60 min | Crime

8.0
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Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Johnny Briggs, Michael McStay

Votes: 48

9. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1999)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the ... See full summary »

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey, Colm Meaney

Votes: 16

10. 4 Play (1989–1991)

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Anton Rodgers, Kenny Ireland, Claire Hackett, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 5

11. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1999)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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As the war escalates, Mickey and Jessica decide to do something radical: they obtain a poison from the butter-fairies and threaten to take it if their parents won't stop the war. Their ... See full summary »

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey, Colm Meaney

Votes: 14

12. Arabian Nights (2000)

Not Rated | 175 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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To cure a Prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.

Stars: Mili Avital, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 4,736

13. The Ruling Class (1972)

PG | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 5,464

14. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 7,622

15. Enchanted April (1991)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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78 Metascore

Four English women, after WWI, who are unhappy with their lives, and their time away on vacation in a beautiful Italian villa.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker

Votes: 5,756 | Gross: $13.20M

16. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 143

17. Merlin (1998)
Episode: Part 2 (1998)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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In the Dark Ages, Merlin the magician finds himself in opposition to Queen Mab and her cohorts.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 105

18. The Devil Inside (1961)

71 min | Crime

7.2
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An MI5 officer goes undercover to catch a gang of criminals.

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: William Sylvester, Mai Zetterling, John Meillon, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 61

19. Hard Times (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1994)

TV-Y | 25 min | Drama

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Sentiment and affection have no place in the upbringings of young Louisa and Tom, who are supervised by their father, Thomas Chadgrind.

Director: Peter Barnes | Stars: Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Alex Jennings, Alan Bates

Votes: 5

20. Arabian Nights (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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As the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves unfolds, the Sultan realises that the story bears a striking resemblance to to his own life : and could even offer a solution to his ongoing conflict with his jealous brother.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Mili Avital, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 28

21. Merlin (1998)
Episode: Part 1 (1998)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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In the Dark Ages, Merlin the magician finds himself in opposition to Queen Mab and her cohorts.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 111

22. Merlin (1998)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 19,682

23. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999– )

139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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An American spends his holiday in Ireland, where he is introduced to the world of magical creatures like leprechauns and fairies. In a subplot, a forbidden love story blossoms between leprechaun Mickey and fairy Jessica.

Stars: Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey, Colm Meaney

Votes: 3,694

24. Arabian Nights (2000)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A magical retelling of the classic tales by Sir Richard F. Burton. Targeted for assassination by his first wife and his evil brother, a young sultan must marry by the next full moon or he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Mili Avital, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 27

25. Shadow of Treason (1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in Britain he joins a Soviet spy ring.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack, David Kossoff

Votes: 159

26. Breakout (1959)

62 min | Drama

6.8
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A government official arranges prison breaks as a sideline, but the police steps in and his gang is caught.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Lee Patterson, Hazel Court, William Lucas, John Paul

Votes: 40

27. Rebound (1959)

61 min | Drama

6.8
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Douglas Baines, a wartime army deserter, is lying low in a shabby flat with his girlfriend Daisy and the couple's small son, Jiffy. Returning home with a toy for Jiffy's second birthday, he... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Lyndon Brook, Jane Hylton, Jill Browne, John Paul

Votes: 22

28. Easy Virtue (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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58 Metascore

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

Votes: 19,300 | Gross: $2.66M

29. The White Trap (1959)

58 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Serving a jail sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Paul Langley makes several attempts to escape from prison, in order to clear his name. He also has other problems, his wife is about to go into labor with their first baby.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Allen

Votes: 56

30. 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: 232

31. Spaghetti House (1982)

103 min | Comedy

6.4
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Three black militants kidnap the waiters in an Italian restaurant in London. Soon the victims befriend their kidnappers.

Director: Giulio Paradisi | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Rita Tushingham, Rudolph Walker, Leo Gullotta

Votes: 121

32. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 7,315

33. Voices (1995)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.3
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A story about real life early 20th century British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine.

Director: Malcolm Clarke | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Tushka Bergen, Allan Corduner, Hilton McRae

Votes: 205

34. Screenplay (1986–1993)

Drama

6.2
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An anthology drama series.

Stars: John Kavanagh, Tony Doyle, Michael Liebmann, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 54

35. The Moon and the Stars (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Alfred Molina, Catherine McCormack, András Bálint

Votes: 295

36. 4 Play (1989–1991)
Episode: Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1989)

Drama

6.0
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Three short plays that celebrate people with disabilities and their right not to be patronized.

Director: Peter Barnes | Stars: Daniel Massey, Jack Shepherd, Nicholas Farrell, Michael Maloney

Votes: 8

37. Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

5.9
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During the Korean War, Italian nurse Virna Lisi falls in love with two American fliers, Tony Curtis and George C. Scott. Lisi marries Curtis after he convinces her that Scott has been ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi, George C. Scott, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 688

38. The Professionals (1960)

61 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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Director: Don Sharp | Stars: William Lucas, Andrew Faulds, Colette Wilde, Stratford Johns

Votes: 7

39. Noah's Ark (1999– )

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

3.9
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In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark.

Stars: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,856

40. Noah's Ark (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1999)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

3.6
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Oscar-winner Jon Voight stars as Noah in a lavish four-hour miniseries about the Biblical hero who built the ark. On Mount Topek, God warns Noah to take his family and leave the city of ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane

Votes: 5

41. Noah's Ark (1999– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1999)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

3.4
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Oscar-winner Jon Voight stars as Noah in a lavish four-hour miniseries about the Biblical hero who built the ark. On Mount Topek, God warns Noah to take his family and leave the city of ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane

Votes: 5

42. Summer Breeze (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

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Summer Breeze centered around the life of a newlywed couple, Michael & Eve Wainwrights. Michael & Eve, high School sweethearts are finding life married life difficult when an old flame, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shawn Weatherly, Michael L. White, Debra Yancey, Michael Diamond

43. Bye Bye Columbus (1991 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Peter Barnes | Stars: Daniel Massey, Simon Callow, John Turner, Dilys Laye

44. Tango with Ninagawa (1991 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Philip Day | Stars: Peter Barnes, Beatie Edney, Yukio Ninagawa

45. Leonardo's Last Supper (1977)

55 min | Comedy

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A family of undertakers must deal with the revived corpse of Leonardo da Vinci, putting to the test the battle between art and greed. Will they help da Vinci and preserve one of humanity's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Barnes | Stars: Peter Craze, Anthony Jacobs, Dilys Laye, Joe Melia

46. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959–1963)
Episode: Breakout (1961)

61 min | Mystery

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Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Terence Alexander, Estelle Brody, Hazel Court, Frank Gallop

47. No Hiding Place (1959–1967)
Episode: Checkmate (1959)

Crime

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Lockhart knows Michael Vernon murdered his wife, but how can he prove it? A war of nerves begins.

Director: Michael Westmore | Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander, Bernard Braden, Diana Lambert

48. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )
Episode: The Man with a Feather in His Hat (1960)

Drama, Mystery

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Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Clifford Evans, Allan Cuthbertson, Kevin Stoney

49. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959–1963)
Episode: The Professionals (1961)

Mystery

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Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Edward Cast, Eric Corrie, Andrew Faulds, Frank Gallop

50. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959–1963)
Episode: The White Trap (1961)

Mystery

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Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Frank Gallop, Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Yvette Wyatt



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