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1. Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet).

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 34,776

2. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)
Episode: Contact Tracer (1986)

Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Nongonococcal urethritis breaks out at Lowlands, which leads to some embarrassing conversations.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 16

3. The Bill (1984–2010)
Episode: A Good Result (1989)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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Yorkie goes undercover with a gang of football hooligans.

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Robert Hudson, Tony Scannell, Jon Iles, Mark Wingett

Votes: 6

4. 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: 403

5. The Ginger Tree (1989– )

240 min | Drama

8.0
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In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married ... See full summary »

Stars: Samantha Bond, Daisuke Ryû, Fumi Dan, Joanna McCallum

Votes: 130

6. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,594

7. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

Votes: 1,759

8. 99-1 (1994– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Stars: Leslie Grantham, Adie Allen, Niall Buggy, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 110

9. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Day of Reckoning (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A deranged murderer with a penchant for puzzles and a pathological hatred of Lovejoy tries to lure him into a trap by kidnapping and threatening to kill Charlotte.

Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Caroline Langrishe, Diane Parish

Votes: 32

10. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
Episode: The Ties That Bind (1992)

Action, Drama

7.8
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A former judge is shot dead and Van der Valk is brought in to solve the case. A suspect is apprehended, but confesses that someone else got to the the woman first. Moreover, what is the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Barry Foster, Meg Davies, Ronald Hines, Richard Huw

Votes: 12

11. 99-1 (1994– )
Episode: Doing the Business (1994)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Leslie Grantham, Robert Stephens, Gwyneth Strong, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 8

12. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Billionaire (1987)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Disagreeable London-based American businessman Albert Gordon is shot dead. His son Eric is the prime suspect. Believing Eric's innocent, sister Laura plans a mock trial hoping to uncover new evidence. Ben travels to London to defend Eric.

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Kari Lizer, Kene Holiday

Votes: 116

13. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1991)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Poirot is entrusted with transferring $1 million in Liberty Bonds to America on the Queen Mary, but the bonds are cleverly stolen anyway.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, David Quilter

Votes: 809

14. Matlock (1986–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 5,884

15. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 96,258 | Gross: $14.56M

16. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 228

17. Othello (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio, when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 8,714 | Gross: $2.11M

18. Zoe (I) (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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Three runaway girls hijack a car.

Director: Deborah Attoinese | Stars: Vanessa Zima, Jenny Seagrove, Stephi Lineburg, Victoria Davis

Votes: 90

19. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 21,361 | Gross: $8.38M

20. 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: 14,671 | Gross: $18.54M

21. Casualty (1986– )
Episode: Born Losers (1993)

TV-PG | Drama

6.8
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Director: George Case | Stars: Derek Thompson, Catherine Shipton, Clive Mantle, Suzanna Hamilton

Votes: 5

22. Nightbreed (1990)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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40 Metascore

A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid

Votes: 18,318 | Gross: $8.86M

23. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,640

24. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 38,904 | Gross: $11.09M

25. The Private Life of Samuel Pepys (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.5
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Samuel Pepys was a high ranking and brilliant Admiralty official, but in private he was a cheat, a philanderer and an adulterer. In 1679 Pepys was put on trial for embezzling Navy funds. ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lou Doillon, Andrew Harrison, Alex Hassell

Votes: 89

26. King & Castle (1986– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Tough ex-cop Ronald King sets up a debt collection agency with a naive young partner, David Castle, and find themselves embroiled in more than just unpaid bills.

Stars: Derek Martin, Nigel Planer, Mary Healey, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 10

27. Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (2015)

Not Rated | 476 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) films.

Director: Kevin McDonagh | Stars: Peter Atkins, Simon Bamford, Imogen Boorman, Doug Bradley

Votes: 323

28. Bravo Profiles (1998– )

Documentary, Biography

6.4
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Bravo network TV series that profiles creative artists in many fields.

Stars: Tony Roberts, Norman Jewison, Michael Musto, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 22

29. Johnny English Reborn (2011)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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46 Metascore

Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down Chinese Premier Xiang Ping.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Roger Barclay

Votes: 114,346 | Gross: $8.31M

30. Dorian Gray (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.3
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, John Hollingworth

Votes: 58,813

31. Swimming with Men (2018)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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44 Metascore

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Thomas Turgoose, Adeel Akhtar

Votes: 2,911 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.3
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Elena S. Sánchez, Antonio Gasset, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 208

33. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Tony Marshall, Ian Bleasdale

Votes: 2,372

34. Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When their boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. They ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Janet Suzman

Votes: 7,261 | Gross: $10.96M

35. St. Trinian's (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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39 Metascore

In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their backs

Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson | Stars: Talulah Riley, Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton, Jodie Whittaker

Votes: 20,811

36. Shepherd on the Rock (1993)

90 min | Drama

5.8
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A developer tries to take over a Scottish shepherd's land.

Director: Bob Keen | Stars: Bernard Hill, Oak, John Bowles, Doug Bradley

Votes: 65

37. The Big Game (1995 TV Movie)

115 min | Drama

5.7
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Factory worker and fly-by-night Jimmy loves a little flutter so when he receives an 'open sesame' to a big bucks game, he can't resist.

Director: Bob Keen | Stars: Gary Webster, Chris Jury, Mark McKenna, Mark Williams

Votes: 49

38. St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.

Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, David Tennant, Talulah Riley

Votes: 7,591

39. Fade to Black (2006)

R | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Danny Huston, Diego Luna, Paz Vega, Christopher Walken

Votes: 769

40. The Money Programme (1966– )

45 min | Documentary

5.3
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Britain's most popular financial and business programme.

Stars: Robin Aitken, Tom Maddocks, John Penycate, Peter Eustace

Votes: 18

41. Dad's Army (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, War

5.2
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38 Metascore

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Mark Tandy, Russell Balogh, Andrew Havill, Heinz

Votes: 6,922

42. I Really Hate My Job (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Neve Campbell, Shirley Henderson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 1,087

43. The Curious (1994)

Short, Drama

4.5
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A composer's world is thrown off-balance by his sinister neighbour, optician.

Director: Stephen Brown | Stars: Caroline Catz, Gabriel Ellenberg, David Morgan, Melanie Pappenheim

Votes: 6

44. St Trinian's 3: Battle of the Sexes

Comedy | Announced

After their infamous Headmistress Miss Fritton is arrested, the girls are horrified to discover the new Headmaster is turning the school co-ed. Boys at St Trinian's! Can the girls face down this latest threat to the school?

45. The Unravelling

Thriller | Pre-production

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Director: Oliver Parker | Star: James Jagger

46. Hard Cases (1988– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Eric Deacon, Barry Jackson, June Barrie, Gerrard McArthur

47. Dad's Army: Women of Walmington (2016 Video)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Toby Jones

48. Lionel the First

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Announced

Lionel, an ordinary 11-year-old boy, who, through a quirk of heritage, becomes the King of Great Britain. Lionel prepares himself for his new role...but finds the Palace is not what he expected it to be.

Director: Oliver Parker

49. I Shoot People

Biography | Announced

Some of the most famous rock stars in the world - photographed.

50. Vita and Claude

Comedy | Pre-production

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