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1. Fleabag (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.

Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford

Votes: 88,506

2. Ghosts (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.9
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A group of spirits restlessly squabble in an abandoned country home.

Stars: Lolly Adefope, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick

Votes: 3,521

3. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.5
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The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 130,610

4. Good Omens (2019)

TV-MA | 328 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck

Votes: 55,220

5. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

7.9
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76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 505,315 | Gross: $13.54M

6. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 457,011 | Gross: $23.64M

7. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 626,678 | Gross: $16.50M

8. Taskmaster (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

9.1
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Five comedians are set tasks challenging their creativity and wit. The tasks are supervised by Alex Horne but the Taskmaster, Greg Davies, always has the final word.

Stars: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Kerry Godliman, James Acaster

Votes: 3,775

9. Desmond's (1989–1994)

50 min | Comedy

7.8
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Desmond, his non-confirming family and the regulars of his hairdressers in Peckham, London.

Stars: Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante

Votes: 670

10. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 96,456

11. Derry Girls (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.

Stars: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell

Votes: 18,035

12. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 51,781

13. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 45,259

14. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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91 Metascore

King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 494,569 | Gross: $1.23M

15. Spitting Image (2020– )

23 min | Comedy

5.5
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A revival of the classic satire show using puppets that are caricatures of major public figures.

Stars: Jess Robinson, Phil Eason, Andy Heath, Brian Herring

Votes: 252

16. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 78,710

17. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

Votes: 136,989 | Gross: $52.70M

18. Benidorm (2007–2018)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros.

Stars: Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tony Maudsley, Elsie Kelly

Votes: 3,719

19. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 32,320

20. Cuckoo (II) (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas.

Stars: Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, Tyger Drew-Honey, Kenneth Collard

Votes: 7,713

21. Friday Night Dinner (2011–2020)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

8.1
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Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal

Votes: 13,362

22. Miranda (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and around her crush Gary.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 12,529

23. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 170,103 | Gross: $41.39M

24. Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,562

25. Brassic (2019– )

43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The lives of Vinnie and Dylan, who have grown up together and are inseparable. When Dylan's girlfriend wants to move in search of a better life for her and her child, Dylan must face the hardest decision of his life.

Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Damien Molony, Michelle Keegan, Tom Hanson

Votes: 4,049

26. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 11,334

27. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

8.3
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In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 23,306

28. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.1
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77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 361,846 | Gross: $20.05M

29. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 221,141 | Gross: $71.54M

30. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.5
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Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 53,366

31. Gavin & Stacey (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Stars: Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones

Votes: 16,331

32. Toast of London (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Steven Toast, an eccentric middle aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it

Stars: Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan, Shazad Latif

Votes: 6,036

33. Johnny English (2003)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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51 Metascore

After a sudden attack on MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident, yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Tasha de Vasconcelos

Votes: 146,370 | Gross: $28.08M

34. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 19,994

35. Lovesick (2014– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

8.1
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After finding out he has an STD, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.

Stars: Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings, Joshua McGuire

Votes: 15,220

36. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 130,117 | Gross: $63.49M

37. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 49,726

38. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 99,772

39. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 111,122 | Gross: $2.40M

40. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

Votes: 15,650

41. Detectorists (2014–2017)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan

Votes: 10,377

42. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 83,373

43. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.0
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 6,959

44. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 42,408

45. Spitting Image (1984–1996)

25 min | Comedy

7.4
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A satire show using puppets that are caricatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie, Jon Glover

Votes: 2,014

46. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.1
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The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 17,821

47. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.5
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Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 18,241

48. Horrible Histories (2009–2020)

28 min | Comedy, Family, History

8.8
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A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.

Stars: Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas

Votes: 3,960

49. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 52,377

50. Not Going Out (2006– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The mishaps of slacker Lee, Lee's best mate Tim, Lee's long-suffering landlady and the love of Lee's life, Lucy, and Tim's well-meaning but dim-witted girlfriend Daisy.

Stars: Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Katy Wix, Tim Vine

Votes: 5,852



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