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1. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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60 Metascore

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 28,716 | Gross: $16.47M

2. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 103,077

3. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 67,399 | Gross: $8.04M

4. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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44 Metascore

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens, Christoph Waltz

Votes: 153,226 | Gross: $126.64M

5. Operation Finale (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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58 Metascore

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz

Votes: 23,447 | Gross: $17.61M

6. Into the Woods (2014)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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69 Metascore

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt

Votes: 125,357 | Gross: $128.00M

7. Vanity Fair (2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Stars: Michael Palin, Olivia Cooke, Tom Bateman, Johnny Flynn

Votes: 2,642

8. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,425

9. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.4
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 5,067

10. Radioactive (2019)

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

7.0
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53 Metascore

A story of the scientific and romantic passions of Marie Sklodowska-Curie (Polish scientist) and Pierre Curie, and the reverberation of their discoveries throughout the 20th century.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Rosamund Pike, Aneurin Barnard, Sam Riley

Votes: 68

11. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

Votes: 80,132 | Gross: $14.60M

12. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.8
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

Votes: 34,504 | Gross: $4.41M

13. My Cousin Rachel (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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63 Metascore

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen

Votes: 15,998 | Gross: $2.68M

14. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 12,554 | Gross: $5.29M

15. 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: 7,279

16. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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82 Metascore

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy

Votes: 13,939 | Gross: $1.12M

17. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Oliver Platt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 1,412

18. An Ideal Husband (I) (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

London 1895: Cabinet minister, Sir Chiltern, and bachelor, Lord Goring, are victims of scheming women.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

Votes: 14,567 | Gross: $18.54M

19. Museo (2018)

128 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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86 Metascore

In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin, Bernardo Velasco

Votes: 3,655 | Gross: $0.15M

20. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 123

21. A Christmas Carol (III) (2019)

Animation, Drama | Post-production

A radical retelling of the holiday classic that starts with a Victorian performance of the Charles Dickens tale before diving into the imagination of one of the children in the audience, taking the story to a darker fantasy realm.

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris | Stars: Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Daniel Kaluuya

22. The Gathering (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox

Votes: 7,362

23. National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy (2019)

223 min | Drama

9.0
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The story of Lehman Brothers, from their beginnings as cotton brokers before the Civil War to the company's involvement in the financial crisis of 2008.

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles

Votes: 68

24. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party, Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 13,291

25. A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )

Not Rated | 416 min | Drama

7.4
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Anthony Powell's twelve volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatized for television.

Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale, Robin Bailey

Votes: 415

26. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 438

27. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 2,789 | Gross: $0.27M

28. Dunkirk (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 547

29. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

6.8
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Lenny Henry, Alan Bennett

Votes: 115

30. Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Andrew Scott, Charlie Cox, Romola Garai, Geraldine James

Votes: 348

31. The Young Visiters (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go ... See full summary »

Director: David Yates | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Lyndsey Marshal, Bill Nighy

Votes: 479

32. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Tracey Emin, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers

Votes: 84

33. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 394

34. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )

55 min | Documentary

8.5
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »

Stars: Jade Anouka, Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 173

35. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Matthew Sweet

Votes: 40

36. Cunk on Shakespeare (2016 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The character from Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013) presents a mockumentary about William Shakespeare, talking us through his life and works in her own unique style.

Director: Lorry Powles | Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Matthew Burton, Ben Crystal, Iqbal Khan

Votes: 296

37. King Lear (2014)

Drama

7.9
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Stars: Saif Al-Warith, Waj Ali, Nathan Ampofo, Paul Anthoney

Votes: 103

38. The 58th Annual Tony Awards (2004 TV Special)

130 min | Music

7.2
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Tony Award is the popular name of award, annually awarded for achievements in area of the American theatre, including a musical theatre. Complete official name of award - "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre".

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tom Aldredge, Debbie Allen, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 136

39. Ambition (I) (2019)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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In deepest, darkest west Wales, a toll booth operator with a disdain for conversation and a mild lactose intolerance meets a customer at a turning point in her life.

Director: Ryan Andrew Hooper | Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Nina Toussaint-White, Gwyneth Keyworth, Dean Rehman

40. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest (2017)

Drama

7.4
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On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Alison Arnopp, Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Broadbent, Laura Cairns

Votes: 33

41. An Evening with George Smiley (2017)

Biography

7.5
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Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world's greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.

Director: John Kirby | Stars: Hossein Amini, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, John Irvin

Votes: 13

42. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (2019)

Drama, History

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Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins | Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Leo Bill, Martins Imhangbe, Natalie Klamar

Votes: 24

43. Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Musical

7.8
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A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Directors: Bridget Caldwell, Gregory Doran, Robin Mason, Tim Taggart | Stars: Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Akala, Roger Allam

Votes: 138

44. Ancient Worlds (2010– )

Not Rated | Documentary

7.6
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An Ancient society is examined, but not just from a historical point of view. The researchers try to present and approach it as if they lived in that Classical or earlier culture, religion etcetera.

Stars: Richard Miles, Simon Russell Beale, Julie Berry, Cecile Michel

Votes: 172

45. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

8.3
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A TV screening of a production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by the Royal Ballet, staged at the Royal Opera House in London. It's the first full-length score commissioned for the Royal Ballet in 20 years.

Directors: Jonathan Haswell, Dominic Best | Stars: Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin, Edward Watson, Zenaida Yanowsky

Votes: 61

46. The Death of Stalin: Dictators, Murderers and Comrades... Oh My! (2018 Video)

Documentary, Short

6.7
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Add a Plot

Stars: Simon Russell Beale, Paul Chahidi, Armando Iannucci, Michael Palin

Votes: 6

47. National Theatre Live: London Assurance (2010)

160 min | Comedy

8.4
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Grace has agreed to marry Sir Harcourt in return for his financial support of her family. At a house party in her father's place, Harcourt's son Charles also falls in love with Grace. When ... See full summary »

Stars: Nick Sampson, Richard Frame, Paul Ready, Matt Cross

Votes: 18

48. Simon Schama's Shakespeare (2012– )

Not Rated | History

7.1
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Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new light on some of the greatest plays ever written.

Stars: Simon Schama, Harriet Walter, Peter De Jersey, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 44

49. BBC Proms (2010– )

Music

7.5
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The Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in central London. The Proms ... See full summary »

Stars: Katie Derham, Suzy Klein, Charles Hazlewood, Zeb Soanes

Votes: 20

50. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Robert McCrum

Votes: 292



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