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1. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 171,949 | Gross: $70.11M

2. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006 TV Movie)

189 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

7.5
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It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery, David Warner

Votes: 9,106

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Vixen's Run (2006)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Sir Freddy Butler collapses during a speech. The PM suggests the death is due to natural causes, however Barnaby is not convinced. Sir Freddy's will is stolen and his lawyer's house is burned down in an arson attack.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 468

4. Sensitive Skin (2005–2007)

29 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A 61-year-old woman copes with her life's unexpected problems.

Stars: Joanna Lumley, Nicholas Jones, Oliver Cotton, James Lance

Votes: 280

5. C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia Readers and fans worldwide know the land of Narnia and the magical beings who dwell there. But few know the genius who created this beloved fantasy. Now meet C.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora, John Franklyn-Robbins, Peter Banks

Votes: 99

6. Sensitive Skin (2005–2007)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2005)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Director: Hugo Blick | Stars: Denis Lawson, Andrew Alston, Nicholas Jones, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 10

7. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 19,956 | Gross: $16.14M

8. Sergeant Pepper (2004)

98 min | Family

5.6
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A dog who was named after the Beatles album, inherits his master's fortune. His owner's two children, however, devise a plan to make off with his wealth.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Cleo, John Franklyn-Robbins, Johanna ter Steege, Neal Thomas

Votes: 133

9. 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: 4,910 | Gross: $0.93M

10. No News from God (2001)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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31 Metascore

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Jero García, Gerardo Giacinti

Votes: 5,170 | Gross: $0.08M

11. The Discovery of Heaven (2001)

150 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his ... See full summary »

Director: Jeroen Krabbé | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Will Bowden, Jeroen Krabbé, Stephen Fry

Votes: 3,649

12. 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: 7,639

13. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Chris Wilson

Votes: 20,793

14. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 48,384 | Gross: $1.40M

15. Mrs Dalloway (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's (Vanessa Redgrave's) well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known thirty-three years earlier.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $3.26M

16. Emma (1996)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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66 Metascore

While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 33,651 | Gross: $22.20M

17. The Adventures of Toad (1996 TV Movie)

52 min | Animation, Family

6.2
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Director: Martin Gates | Stars: Richard Briers, Peter Davison, Paul Eddington, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 16

18. Casualty (1986– )
Episode: We Shall Overcome (1996)

TV-PG | Drama

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Director: Ken Horn | Stars: Derek Thompson, Clive Mantle, Patrick Robinson, Ian Bleasdale

19. Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A scientist creating perfumes inherits his great grandfather Dr. Jekyll's formula and decides to use modern technology to improve it. He ends up as an ambitious, ruthless woman. She tries to prevent returning into the spineless man.

Director: David Price | Stars: Sean Young, Tim Daly, Lysette Anthony, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 2,553 | Gross: $2.76M

20. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Preemptive Strike (1994)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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Following her return from Advanced Tactical Training, Bajoran Ro Laren is sent to infiltrate the Maquis and finds herself torn between her loyalty to Picard and Starfleet, and her sympathy with the Maquis fighting "the good fight".

Director: Patrick Stewart | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,618

21. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Scales of Justice (1994)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The publication of a war hero's memoirs and his dispute with a neighboring fisherman about poaching leads to a murder.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Christopher Northey, Denis Lill, Frederick Treves, Will Keen

Votes: 54

22. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 332

23. The Dreamstone (1990–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.0
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Somewhere in the universe is a planet only visible to those who believe in it. On the sunny side lives the Old Dreammaker, guardian of the most precious and powerful thing in the world - ... See full summary »

Stars: Jacqueline Clarke, Melvyn Hayes, Nancy Hendry, Gary Martin

Votes: 311

24. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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In 1930s England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson

Votes: 638

25. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran

Votes: 4,270

26. The Jim Henson Hour (1989–1992)

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash

Votes: 351

27. The Jim Henson Hour (1989–1992)
Episode: Monster Telethon (1989)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

9.0
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In "MuppeTelevision," the gang doesn't know what to do when Kermit takes a vacation, while Fozzie visits "The Today Show." The second half is the "Storyteller" episode "The Soldier and Death."

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: David Alan Barclay, Michael Bayliss, Ishia Bennison, Fran Brill

Votes: 5

28. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: Police at the Funeral: Part 1 (1989)

Not Rated | 53 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Campion is asked to investigate a disappearance.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Mary Morris

Votes: 69

29. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Episode: Police at the Funeral: Part 2 (1989)

Not Rated | 53 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Campion is convinced that the murderer is part of the Faraday household.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Mary Morris

Votes: 61

30. This Is David Lander (1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Stephen Fry, Mark Arden, Frances Barber, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 47

31. Sophia and Constance (1988– )

50 min

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Drama based on The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett about two sisters whose paths in life differ widely.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Freda Dowie, Leonard Preston, Katy Behean

32. Sophia and Constance (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1988)

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Directors: Romey Allison, Hugh David | Stars: Katy Behean, Alfred Burke, Phyllis Calvert, Helen Cherry

33. This Is David Lander (1988)
Episode: The Nicholson Story (1988)

Comedy

6.2
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Stars: Stephen Fry, Dave Atkins, Frances Barber, John Franklyn-Robbins

Votes: 5

34. The Storyteller (1987–1989)
Episode: The Soldier and Death (1988)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

9.1
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An honest soldier receives a ruby whistle, a comparable dance, an unbeatable deck of cards and a magic sack for being kind to three beggars. He defeats a bunch of devils by playing cards ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Bob Peck, Stuart Richman, Walter Sparrow

Votes: 237

35. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 90,424

36. The Storyteller (1987–1989)

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,644

37. Lionheart (1987)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama

5.2
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A young knight sets out to join King Richard's crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper, Dexter Fletcher

Votes: 763

38. London Embassy (1987– )

300 min

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Spencer Savage, newly released from his Malaysian duties, takes a position with the American embassy in London. He runs into several unusual diplomatic situations both within the embassy (... See full summary »

Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Manning Redwood, Lou Hirsch, Cass Allan

39. The District Nurse (1984–1987)
Episode: Mercy Killing? (1987)

Drama

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Director: Ron Craddock | Stars: Nerys Hughes, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Jones, Christine Pollon

40. London Embassy (1987– )
Episode: Tomb with a View (1987)

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Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Manning Redwood, Lou Hirsch, Cass Allan

41. All Passion Spent (1986)

55 min | Drama

7.7
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After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead ... See full summary »

Stars: Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 206

42. All Passion Spent (1986)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1986)

Drama

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After Lady Slane's husband dies, her children discuss their mother's future. They are unprepared for her decisions for her own life.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert

43. All Passion Spent (1986)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1986)

Drama

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Lady Slane makes new friends while her new home is being renovated. As she reviews her life, an acquaintance from her distant past arrives. They form a unique and understanding relationship.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert

44. All Passion Spent (1986)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1986)

Drama

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Mr. Fitzgeorge leaves his fortune to Lady Slane, causing her much consternation, as well as her children when she tells them her plans for it.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert

45. The Black Tower (1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Martin Jarvis, John Franklyn-Robbins, Carol Gillies

Votes: 277

46. The Black Tower (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Toynton Grange is a nursing home in financial difficulty. Dalgliesh has been injured in a drug raid and invited to go there by an old friend. A fatal "accident" happens near the Black Tower..

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Roy Marsden, Pauline Collins, Martin Jarvis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 18

47. The Black Tower (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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There are two mysterious deaths at the nursing home Father Baddeley invited Dalgliesh to come to--one is the priest himself. Poison pen letters are being received also.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Roy Marsden, Pauline Collins, Martin Jarvis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 19

48. The Black Tower (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ursula, an MS patient, had run away from the Grange but decides to return. Dalgliesh continues to investigate his friend's death and learns there are many motives to explore. A fire in the Black Tower almost kills someone.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Roy Marsden, Pauline Collins, Martin Jarvis, Art Malik

Votes: 17

49. The Black Tower (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Toynton Grange's religious façade is revealed to have covered adultery, ex-cons, fraud, and even murder. Dalgliesh relentlessly investigates the two suspicious deaths and a fire that almost claimed another victim.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Roy Marsden, Pauline Collins, Martin Jarvis, Art Malik

Votes: 15

50. The Black Tower (1985)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A vote is scheduled: will Toynton Grange continue as a nursing home under the Trust or be sold? Everyone suspects everyone else's innocence. Could the cloud of suspicion result in a suicide?

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Roy Marsden, Pauline Collins, Martin Jarvis, Art Malik

Votes: 17



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