With British Lion Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Blithe Spirit (2020)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | Post-production

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Isla Fisher, Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Judi Dench

2. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Votes: 7,369

3. The Entertainer (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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Archie Rice (Sir Laurence Olivier), an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 2,827

4. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.2
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An assassin is annoyed by a vacuum cleaner salesman determined to stop him.

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,298

5. Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Marty Feldman, Judy Cornwell, Garry Miller, Shelley Berman

Votes: 399

6. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir

Votes: 3,066

7. Two Way Stretch (1960)

TV-PG | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Peter Sellers, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 1,762

8. Big Time Operators (1957)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit", and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,701

9. Expresso Bongo (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert's protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Cliff Richard

Votes: 417

10. The Salvage Gang (1958)

52 min | Family, Adventure

6.4
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Whilst building a rabbit hutch, a group of children break Dad's saw. Needing to replace it, the children do odd jobs all across London.

Director: John Krish | Stars: Ali Allen, Mandy Harper, Frazer Hines, Christopher Warbey

Votes: 56

11. Double Bunk (1961)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

6.2
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When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a rundown houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra on a trip down the river ... See full summary »

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Sidney James, Liz Fraser

Votes: 287

12. Model for Murder (1959)

73 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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An American officer, searching England for his dead brother's girlfriend, becomes involved in a jewel robbery.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Keith Andes, Hazel Court, Jean Aubrey, Michael Gough

Votes: 107

13. The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1965)

84 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

6.2
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An astute businesswoman is completely devoted to her faithless husband, who must kill her to carry on with her pretty young niece. It turns out that the dead don't die so easily.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Gary Merrill, Jane Merrow, Georgina Cookson, Neil McCallum

Votes: 265

14. Hell in Korea (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker, Harry Andrews

Votes: 468

15. Jet Storm (1959)

88 min | Thriller

6.4
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Sir Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley, Bernard Braden

Votes: 308

16. Cry of the Penguins (1971)

101 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A womanizing biologist studies life in a colony of penguins.

Directors: Alfred Viola, Roy Boulting | Stars: John Hurt, Hayley Mills, Dudley Sutton, Tony Britton

Votes: 266

17. Lucky Jim (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.0
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Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: John Welsh, Ronald Cardew, Hugh Griffith, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 592

18. Honeymoon (1959)

109 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Anthony Steel, Ludmilla Tchérina, Antonio, Léonide Massine

Votes: 112

19. Shadow of Treason (1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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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: 183

20. Brothers in Law (1957)

94 min | Comedy

6.6
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Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals, but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Henry B. Longhurst, Edith Sharpe, Ian Carmichael, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 304

21. Left Right and Centre (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Patricia Bredin, Eric Barker, Jack Hedley, Leslie Dwyer

Votes: 271

22. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958)

Unrated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A barrister (Anna Neagle) tries to defend her client, a U.S. scientist (Anthony Quayle), for killing his bride (Zsa Zsa Gabor), a U.S. spy.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Anthony Quayle, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Katherine Kath

Votes: 115

23. Orders to Kill (1958)

93 min | Drama, War

7.1
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American agent faces an engrossing moral dilemma when he is parachuted into France to eliminate a suspected traitor in the French Resistance.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 357

24. Trouble in the Sky (1960)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In Britain, at the dawn of jet-powered commercial aviation, an aircraft manufacturer tries to shift the blame from mechanical failure to pilot error when its newest jet airliner has a series of accidents.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Elizabeth Seal

Votes: 243

25. John and Julie (1955)

82 min | Family, Comedy

6.4
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A charming, heartwarming story about two children who run away to London because they are determined to visit the Queen.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Colin Gibson, Lesley Dudley, Noelle Middleton, Moira Lister

Votes: 179

26. Doublecross (1956)

71 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A Cornish poacher clashes with dangerous international spies.

Director: Anthony Squire | Stars: Donald Houston, Fay Compton, Anton Diffring, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 50

27. Skywatch (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.4
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A comedy drama set in a WWII British Army Searchlight Squad. They are an odd bunch of misfits but somehow manage to get the job done.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Tommy Steele, Benny Hill, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 226

28. Panic (1963)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A London jewelry exchange is robbed. The exchange owner is shot, and his secretary knocked out. When she comes to, she finds herself with a dead boss and no memory.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Dyson Lovell, Janine Gray, Roland Curram, Philip Ray

Votes: 52

29. Chain of Events (1958)

62 min | Drama

6.4
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When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Susan Shaw, Jack Watling, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 119

30. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

5.8
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Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

Votes: 315

31. Time Lost and Time Remembered (1966)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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Cass followed the bright lights to London, but was quickly disillusioned. She met (and married) Doctor Langdon, and soon realised she wanted to return to her home by the sea, and her first love Colin.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Sarah Miles, Cyril Cusack, Julian Glover, Sean Caffrey

Votes: 143

32. The Wind of Change (1961)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama

6.5
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Frank is an unemployed, discontented and rebellious teenage, living at home with his mild-mannered father, domineering mother and sister Josie. Frank harbors a deep-seated resentment and ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs, Ann Lynn, Hilda Fenemore

Votes: 78

33. Behind the Mask (1958)

99 min | Drama

6.4
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Newly qualified surgeon takes the blame for his drug addict colleague after the death of their patient through neglect.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tony Britton, Carl Möhner, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 169

34. A Matter of Choice (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

6.4
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Two youths accidentally cause a man's death, and inadvertently reveal his liaison with a married woman.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Anthony Steel, Jeanne Moody, Ballard Berkeley, Malcolm Gerard

Votes: 69

35. Spare the Rod (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen, Betty McDowall

Votes: 192

36. Make Mine a Million (1959)

81 min | Comedy

6.4
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Sid Gibson is a soap powder salesman who decides what he really needs is TV advertising. The problem is, he's absolutely broke. He calls upon his friend Arthur Ashton, who arranges to sneak... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Arthur Askey, Sidney James, Dermot Walsh, Olga Lindo

Votes: 94

37. The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960)

84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A young lad working in a bank in Valencia 'borrows' a million pesetas so he can help his dad pay to get his taxi fixed. Instead he finds himself being chased all over town not only by the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Virgilio Teixeira, Maurice Reyna, Marianne Benet, Harold Kasket

Votes: 77

38. The Devil Inside (1961)

71 min | Crime

7.1
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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: 69

39. Stolen Assignment (1955)

62 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A young female reporter, tired of the lightweight women's stories her editor keeps assigning her, pesters him to give her an assignment with more substance. When an artist's rich wife is ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: John Bentley, Hy Hazell, Eddie Byrne, Patrick Holt

Votes: 60

40. Hats Off (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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Rival press agents Jimmy Maxwell and Jo Allen have both been assigned to stir up publicity for separate exhibitions at the 1936 Texas Centennial.

Director: Boris Petroff | Stars: Mae Clarke, John Payne, Helen Lynd, Luis Alberni

Votes: 87

41. The Extra Day (1956)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 121

42. Charley Moon (1956)

92 min | Musical

5.6
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Life and loves of a country boy who makes it on the London stage, but misses home.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Max Bygraves, Dennis Price, Michael Medwin, Florence Desmond

Votes: 74

43. The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

83 min | Comedy

6.8
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Cyril's family is unaware that he and his cabinet-maker employee are making and selling false antique furniture. It is only when he dies and his salesman Bernie marries his widow Julie that... See full summary »

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Brian Rix, Dora Bryan, Ronald Shiner, Leo Franklyn

Votes: 39

44. The Birthday Present (1957)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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A top salesman with a U.K. toy firm foolishly brings an expensive watch back from a German trip for his wife's birthday. This is illegal in 1950's Britain and when Customs discover the ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Tony Britton, Sylvia Syms, Jack Watling, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 92

45. Do You Know This Voice? (1964)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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In England, two criminals kidnap a child for ransom and make their ransom demands in a disguised voice from a phone booth.

Director: Frank Nesbitt | Stars: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford, Peter Madden

Votes: 206

46. Subway in the Sky (1959)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A military doctor in Berlin is falsely accused of illegal dealing in drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs and ends up holding up in the apartment, rented by his... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Van Johnson, Hildegard Knef, Albert Lieven, Cec Linder

Votes: 108

47. Nothing Barred (1961)

83 min | Comedy

5.1
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Lord Whitebait's plan to save his sinking fortunes is to open stately Whitebait Manor to the public

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Naunton Wayne, Charles Heslop

Votes: 37

48. The Solitary Child (1958)

64 min | Mystery

5.8
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A young woman's marriage to a gentleman farmer, acquitted of murdering his first wife, nearly leads to her own untimely end.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Philip Friend, Barbara Shelley, Sarah Lawson, Rona Anderson

Votes: 30


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