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1. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Votes: 13,627 | Gross: $1.40M
2. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.
Votes: 15,445 | Gross: $35.62M
4. Billy Liar (1963)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.
Votes: 4,733 | Gross: $0.04M
5. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
Votes: 7,280 | Gross: $0.01M
6. The Colditz Story (1955)
94 min | Drama, History, War
Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle.
7. School for Scoundrels (1960)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy
Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college ... See full summary »
9. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy
Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.
10. Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.
11. The Ladykillers (1955)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
12. In the Mood for Love (2000)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
Votes: 89,958 | Gross: $2.73M
13. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
15. Highlander (1986)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".
Votes: 106,337 | Gross: $5.90M
16. Junior Bonner (1972)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Western
Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.
17. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.
Votes: 13,336 | Gross: $19.99M
18. The Fourth Protocol (1987)
R | 119 min | Thriller
John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
Votes: 7,663 | Gross: $12.42M
19. World War II: When Lions Roared (1994 TV Movie)
194 min | Drama, History, War
This TV Movie is about the Tehran Conference between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows the interaction between the three leaders at the close of the Second World War.
22. Clockwise (1986)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference.
Votes: 9,823 | Gross: $1.48M
24. Roger Dodger (2002)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Votes: 15,914 | Gross: $1.27M
27. Stairway to Heaven (1946)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
28. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History
Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.
29. The Millionairess (1960)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.
30. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
Votes: 83,620 | Gross: $10.73M
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31. Time Bandits (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.
Votes: 49,774 | Gross: $42.37M
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32. On Golden Pond (1981)
PG | 109 min | Drama
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
Votes: 23,463 | Gross: $119.29M
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33. Mona Lisa (1986)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.
Votes: 10,904 | Gross: $5.79M
34. The Odd Couple (1968)
G | 105 min | Comedy
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.
Votes: 27,125 | Gross: $44.53M
35. Love Story (1970)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.
Votes: 25,004 | Gross: $106.40M
36. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.
Votes: 186,056 | Gross: $9.17M
37. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Votes: 289,662 | Gross: $101.07M
38. Half Moon Street (1986)
R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama
Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.
Votes: 2,177 | Gross: $1.13M
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39. Plenty (1985)
R | 121 min | Drama
A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England.
Votes: 2,297 | Gross: $6.15M
40. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Votes: 45,086 | Gross: $34.70M
41. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.
Votes: 46,697 | Gross: $9.49M
42. Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)
PG | 136 min | Drama
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
43. Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
Approved | 70 min | Romance, Drama
A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him, they make beautiful music away from the concert hall as well. He ... See full summary »
44. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.
45. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
46. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
47. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
PG-13 | 157 min | Drama
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,563 | Gross: $2.05M
48. The Dam Busters (1955)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War
The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.
49. The Ipcress File (1965)
Approved | 109 min | Thriller
In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
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50. Brief Encounter (1945)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.
Mail on Sunday
51. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.
52. Jungle Fighters (1961)
Approved | 110 min | War, Drama
In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone.
53. The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden ... See full summary »
54. Pygmalion (1938)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Victorian dialect expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.
55. The Wild Geese (1978)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.
Mail on Sunday
56. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
57. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »
Votes: 32,801 | Gross: $20.97M
58. Enigma (1982)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.
Mail on Sunday
59. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama
When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.
60. Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995 TV Movie)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
The Dead of Jericho
TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Anne Stavely, a friend of Morse's, ostensibly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, though Morse isn't convinced.
62. Brighton Rock (1948)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »
Votes: 4,412 | Gross: $0.22M
63. Defense of the Realm (1986)
PG | 96 min | Thriller
After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.
Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $0.75M
The Living Planet (1984– )
The Northern Forests
55 min | Documentary
An exploration of the various global forests in the northern hemisphere and how animal and plant life, both permanent and migratory, have to cope with changing seasons and climates.
The Trials of Life (1990– )
49 min | Documentary
For some baby animals, the care of diligent parents smooths the way to adulthood. Whereas others are abandoned before their childhood is over. But whether cared for or not, the main trial ... See full summary »
Star: David Attenborough
Reptiles & Amphibians
TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary
Reptilians survive from the age of the Saurians, but if many look Ancient that's because their early and sometimes relatively recent adaptations to widely varied conditions worldwide still ... See full summary »
Challenges of Life
TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary
David Attenborough shows us how some animals have evolved new hunting, mating and parental techniques to help them survive the challenges of life.
68. Carry on Christmas (1973 TV Movie)
50 min | Comedy
In this fourth and final annual Christmas TV special, Sid is a working as saucy Santa in a department store grotto. He reflects on how Christmas has been celebrated though the ages, aided ... See full summary »
Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)
In Court After the Boat Race (or, Jeeves' Arrival)
TV-PG | 51 min | Comedy
Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster returns home with a hangover when a valet named Jeeves rings the doorbell. He fixes Bertie his special hangover cure, and when it proves effective ... See full summary »
70. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)
145 min | Drama
Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »
71. Rogue Trader (1999)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.
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72. Hideous Kinky (1998)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,802 | Gross: $1.26M
73. To Walk with Lions (1999)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.
Mail on Sunday
74. To Die For (1995)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.
Votes: 37,513 | Gross: $21.28M
75. David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, History
Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon, delves into the various controversies of Nixon's presidency, ... See full summary »
76. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 77,984 | Gross: $43.98M
77. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.
78. Mojave Moon (1996)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman (Ellie) who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother ... See full summary »
79. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,655 | Gross: $0.42M
80. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
R | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
Votes: 19,060 | Gross: $16.82M