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1. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 28,453

2. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 75,372 | Gross: $11.24M

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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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: 2,325

4. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Jeff Hordley, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 2,549

5. Wire in the Blood (2002–2009)

TV-MA | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 6,519

6. Four Lions (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali

Votes: 66,480 | Gross: $0.30M

7. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996–2007)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 2,084

8. Dark River (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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69 Metascore

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Jonah Russell, Paul Robertson, Sean Bean

Votes: 2,390 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 3,100 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 10,889 | Gross: $1.59M

11. My Summer of Love (2004)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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82 Metascore

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews

Votes: 18,575 | Gross: $0.99M

12. Dinnerladies (1998–2000)

34 min | Comedy

7.7
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Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati

Votes: 1,504

13. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

Votes: 8,568 | Gross: $0.10M

14. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 19,516 | Gross: $2.71M

15. The Damned United (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington

Votes: 38,305 | Gross: $0.45M

16. Open All Hours (1976–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,185

17. The Railway Children (1970)

G | 109 min | Family, Drama

7.4
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After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance.

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn, Iain Cuthbertson

Votes: 3,590

18. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 1,139

19. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

6.5
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The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss, William Travis

Votes: 241

20. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,221 | Gross: $14.04M

21. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 17,539 | Gross: $2.56M

22. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

159 min | Drama

7.4
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In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

Votes: 2,308

23. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly and racist landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 1,945

24. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,389 | Gross: $10.10M

25. All Creatures Great and Small (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.

Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Christine Buckley, John Collin, Jane Collins

Votes: 664

26. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.0
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 566

27. Little Voice (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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68 Metascore

A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 15,151 | Gross: $4.60M

28. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 5,336

29. Love, Lies and Records (2017– )

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

7.2
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Registrar Kate Dickinson tries to balance her personal life with the daily dramas of births, deaths and marriages and the impact they have upon her and her staff at the local Register Office in Leeds.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Adrian Bower, Kenny Doughty, Mark Stanley

Votes: 553

30. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.1
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,108

31. Blow Dry (2001)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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38 Metascore

In 2000, a small town hosts The British Hairdressing Championship, where a former 2-time winner, his son, his run-away wife and his runaway wife's lady lover reside (not all on speaking terms).

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, Rachael Leigh Cook

Votes: 7,516 | Gross: $0.64M

32. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,534

33. Basil (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 1,712

34. Black Work (2015)

Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A policewoman sets out to discover who murdered her husband, an undercover officer.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Matthew McNulty, Oliver Woollford, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 1,098

35. A Woman of Substance (1984)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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This mini-series charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the twentieth century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980s. From humble beginnings... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Barry Bostwick, Deborah Kerr, Diane Baker

Votes: 773

36. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, James Fox, David Calder

Votes: 7,827 | Gross: $0.15M

37. Room at the Top (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An adaption of John Braine's novel.

Stars: Matthew McNulty, Maxine Peake, Jenna Coleman, Tom Brooke

Votes: 272

38. Playing the Field (1998–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Ineson, Jo McInnes, Melanie Hill, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 249

39. A Month in the Country (1987)

PG | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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Five centuries ago, a mural was created in a country church in the north of England, and then hidden under layers of white paint. Looking at it again will be a distraction, the Reverend Mr.... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, John Atkinsons, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,207 | Gross: $0.44M

40. The Selfish Giant (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 10,720 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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84 Metascore

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 3,870 | Gross: $0.65M

42. Lassie Come Home (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 4,550

43. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 5,173 | Gross: $0.04M

44. The Water Babies (1978)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.2
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This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 1,117

45. A Bit of a Do (1989– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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This series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Gwen Taylor, Nicola Pagett, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 140

46. Wretched Things (2018)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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A first-time model, a webcam sex worker, and a power-hungry homophobe journey through their insecurities and vulnerabilities. This hedonistic and seductive short film challenges toxic ... See full summary »

Director: Gage Oxley | Stars: Adam Ayadi, Tommy Vilés, Warren Godman, Bruce Herbelin-Earle

Votes: 8

47. In Loving Memory (1969–1986)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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1920s set sitcom following the misadventures of the accident-prone Billy Henshaw and his auntie Ivy as they try to run the family firm of undertakers.

Stars: Christopher Beeny, Thora Hird, Colin Farrell, Avis Bunnage

Votes: 89

48. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 1,301 | Gross: $1.30M

49. Sharpe's Justice (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 1,633

50. This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerard Horan, Stephen Moore, Claire Webzell, Paul Angelis

Votes: 264



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