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1. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 152,828 | Gross: $56.47M

2. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 407,898 | Gross: $59.70M

3. The War of the Worlds (2019)

48 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.0
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In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle, Rupert Graves

Votes: 5,759

4. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 612,821 | Gross: $138.80M

5. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tommy Knight

Votes: 20,213

6. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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39 Metascore

After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson

Votes: 55,055 | Gross: $4.41M

7. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 151,471 | Gross: $15.54M

8. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 100,265 | Gross: $56.44M

9. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 98,919 | Gross: $30.02M

10. MotherFatherSon (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A psycho-thriller set within systems of power in politics, media, and the police.

Stars: Richard Gere, Billy Howle, Helen McCrory, Paul Ready

Votes: 1,937

11. The Child in Time (2017 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The life of a children's book author is turned upside down when his daughter goes missing.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 3,796

12. Made in Dagenham (2010)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 13,519 | Gross: $1.09M

13. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,985 | Gross: $3.90M

14. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies", is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon McBurney

Votes: 4,936 | Gross: $0.93M

15. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 20,266

16. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 6,250 | Gross: $1.11M

17. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 6,276 | Gross: $6.54M

18. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 8,802

19. Salting the Battlefield (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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This is a re-release of the original title Salting the Battlefield (2014).

Director: David Hare | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Shazad Latif, Felicity Jones, James McArdle

Votes: 3,271

20. The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley, Marc Rioufol

Votes: 4,144

21. Churchill's Secret (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

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British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Sir Michael Gambon) suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis

Votes: 1,247

22. Secret State (2012)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ralph Ineson, Charles Dance, Jamie Sives

Votes: 1,898

23. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,059

24. The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016)

95 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of Tony Blair's destruction of the Labour Party, his well-remunerated business interests, and the thousands of innocent people who have died following his decision to invade Iraq.

Directors: Sanne van den Bergh, Greg Ward | Stars: Tony Blair, Stephen Fry, George Galloway, Guillaume Rivaud

Votes: 583

25. Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.1
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A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

Director: Tom Bussmann | Stars: Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden, Marc Smith, Loretta Swit

Votes: 787

26. Mr. Stink (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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Unhappy English schoolgirl meets and helps hobo with a past. Bullies and over-zealous politicians need to watch out .

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Nell Tiger Free, Hugh Bonneville, Pudsey, Jemma Donovan

Votes: 825

27. The Deal (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Follows the rise to power of Tony Blair, and his friendship and rivalry with his contemporary, Gordon Brown.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: David Morrissey, Matt Blair, Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher

Votes: 1,239

28. Reg (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

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The story of Reg Keys who lost his son in the Iraq War and then went on to contest Tony Blair's seat at Sedgefield in the 2005 General Election.

Director: David Blair | Stars: John Ammirati, Charlie Anson, William Atkinson, Kelva Barrett

Votes: 264

29. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan

Votes: 1,046

30. Press for Time (1966)

98 min | Comedy

6.1
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The British P.M.'s grandson, Norman, becomes a reporter for a provincial newspaper where he causes hilarious chaos.

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond, Angela Browne, Tracey Crisp

Votes: 448

31. Taking Liberties (2007)

100 min | Documentary

7.8
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An examination of the erosion of civil liberties that has gradually taken place in recent years.

Director: Chris Atkins | Stars: David Morrissey, Ashley Jensen, Riz Ahmed, Kate Allen

Votes: 443

32. Election 2019: ITV News Special (2019 TV Special)

275 min | News

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Reaction to the results of the 2019 General Election presented by Julie Etchingham.

Stars: Dan Hewitt, Libby Wiener, Rachel Younger, Martha Fairlie

33. Truman at Potsdam (1976 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

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Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Ed Flanders, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Barry Morse

34. The Plot Against Harold Wilson (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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A trenchant, compelling dramatised/documentary which details the events leading up to, and surrounding the resignation of Harold Wilson as Prime Minister in 1976.

Director: Paul Dwyer | Stars: James Bolam, Elizabeth McKechnie, Peter Hamilton Dyer, David Bark-Jones

Votes: 26

35. Challenging Churchill (2012 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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Churchill, a name typically associated with braveness and altruism. Recently found evidence from Soviet and British sources however brings up questions about Churchill's doings in the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bardehle | Star: Winston Churchill

Votes: 11

36. The ITV Leaders' Debate (2015 TV Special)

120 min | Talk-Show

5.6
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The leaders of all the British political parties to currently have elected MPs, apart from George Galloway's Respect and the Northern Irish parties, appear together to answer four big questions relevant to the coming general election.

Stars: Julie Etchingham, Natalie Bennett, David Cameron, Nick Clegg

Votes: 7

37. ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results (2017 TV Special)

485 min | News

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Live ITV News coverage of the 2017 General Election results presented by Tom Bradby.

Stars: Colin Rallings, George Osborne, Ed Balls, Jane Green

38. Channel 4's Alternative Election Night (2017 TV Special)

510 min | News

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Stars: Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell, Richard Osman, Mona Chalabi

39. Young Winston: A National Hero Brought to Life (2007 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Star: Simon Ward

40. Young Winston: Reflections of a Director (2007 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Star: Richard Attenborough

41. May v Corbyn Live: The Battle for Number 10 (2017 TV Special)

78 min | Talk-Show

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Ahead of the UK General Election Jeremy Paxman interviews Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn individually, with Sky News political editor Faisal Islam moderating questions from the audience.

Stars: Jeremy Corbyn, Faisal Islam, Theresa May, Jeremy Paxman

42. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.3
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As the world teeters on a terror plot of mass proportions, Jack and the team reunite one last time to avert an imminent crisis. With no time left and the fate of free world on the line, Jack is faced with an unthinkable and grave decision.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,446

43. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Jack Bauer works with Chloe to retrieve a former member of her group who was selling information. President Heller's situation worsens after an attack and his condition appears to be worsening. Kate Morgan leads the hunt for Jack.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,573

44. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 2 August 2019: Late Bulletin (2019)

11 min | News

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Stars: Victoria Grimes, Kem Mehmet, Gary Lane, Edwina Currie

45. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Jack Bauer takes hostages inside the embassy after being cornered by American troops, Heller makes contact with Jack after his speech to Parliament and Margot forces Naveed to pilot the drones and Kate takes matters into her own hands.

Director: Adam Kane | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,239

46. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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An unlikely duo joins forces to forestall an impending attack. The terrorist reveals her demands. The President orders a military lockdown, but it may be too late.

Director: Omar Madha | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,125

47. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Tensions between Heller and PM Davies boil over, and one of them decides to take matters into his own hands. Jack proposes a plan to locate Margot by using someone unexpected as his bait. Jordan raises suspicions about Kate's husband.

Director: Omar Madha | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,126

48. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Jack and Kate try to save the life of a key player tied to the threat. Jordan is ordered into the field on a perilous mission. Then, after Heller engages Margot to end her savage attacks, he faces a game-changing decision.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,107

49. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.1
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Jack and Chloe have a plan in place to eliminate the terrorist threat before any more attacks rock London. With no time to spare, Jack and Kate pursue crucial leads in an attempt to gain the upper hand on the intense circumstances.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,125

50. Pennyworth (2019– )
Episode: Alma Coogan (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Alfred, Thomas and Martha become entangled in an assassination plot against Lord Harwood.

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Emma Paetz, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett

Votes: 246



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