With Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Endeavour (2012–2023)
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Set from 1965 into the 1970s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Sean Rigby
2. Unforgotten (2015– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.
Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jordan Long, Nicola Walker, Lewis Reeves
3. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy
Votes: 1,876,991 | Gross: $188.02M
4. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.
Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle
5. Sherlock (2010–2017)
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st-century London.
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves
6. Call the Midwife (2012– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History
Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to late 1960s.
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann
7. Poirot (1989–2013)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran
8. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for Western classical music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He and Detective Sergeant Robert Lewis solve intriguing cases in and around the Oxford area.
Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe
9. Sanditon (2019–2023)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance
About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman, who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.
Stars: Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Kate Ashfield, Anne Reid
10. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins
Votes: 260,335 | Gross: $119.65M
11. Grantchester (2014–2023)
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.
Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth
12. All Creatures Great and Small (2020– )
TV-PG | Comedy, Drama
The numerous adventures of a countryside veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire, England.
Stars: Nicholas Ralph, Anna Madeley, Samuel West, Rachel Shenton
13. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DI Robert Lewis and DS James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front
14. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.
Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington
15. Poldark (2015–2019)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance
Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.
Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney
16. Marie Antoinette (2022– )
52 min | Biography, Drama, History
Follows the famed queen Marie Antoinette, who was the last queen of France before the French Revolution.
Stars: Emilia Schüle, Louis Cunningham, Jack Archer, Oscar Lesage
17. Hotel Portofino (2022– )
TV-14 | 54 min | Drama
A glamorous period drama, as the characters go about their lives in 1920s Italy, when Benito Mussolini's brand of fascism was on the rise.
Stars: Natascha McElhone, Oliver Dench, Louisa Binder, Carolina Gonnelli
18. Miss Scarlet & the Duke (2020– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama
Eliza Scarlet joins forces with a Scotland Yard Inspector to solve crime in 19th-century London.
Stars: Kate Phillips, Stuart Martin, Cathy Belton, Ansu Kabia
19. Red Dwarf (1988– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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
20. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Drama
Farmers from a village exploited by bandits hire a veteran samurai for protection, who gathers six other samurai to join him.
Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki
Votes: 350,011 | Gross: $0.27M
21. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka
Votes: 80,651 | Gross: $0.06M
22. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2007)
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey
23. Little Women (2017)
TV-PG | 180 min | Drama
Dramatization of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss, and the trials of growing up.
Stars: Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker, Willa Fitzgerald
24. Vienna Blood (2019– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, History
Max Liebermann, a medical student and protegé of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around 1900s Vienna.
Stars: Matthew Beard, Juergen Maurer, Conleth Hill, Charlene McKenna
25. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A young girl's love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size.
Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang, John Cleese
Votes: 14,453 | Gross: $48.95M
26. Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
TV-MA | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard, Lisa McGrillis
27. Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2020)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan are reunited and decide to marry.
Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker
28. Victoria (2016–2019)
TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Tommy Knight, Jordan Waller
29. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton
30. Prime Suspect (1991–2006)
TV-14 | 207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Richard Hawley, Tom Bell
31. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A knight returning to Sweden after the Crusades seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe
32. Magpie Murders (2022– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery
Editor Susan Ryeland gets drawn into a web of intrigue and murder when she receives Alan Conway's unfinished manuscript of an Atticus Pünd mystery.
Stars: Conleth Hill, Lesley Manville, Tim McMullan, Ian Lloyd Anderson
33. Van der Valk (2020–2022)
PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Dutch detective takes on criminal cases in Amsterdam using insightful human observation and his natural street smarts.
Stars: Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, Luke Allen-Gale, Elliot Barnes-Worrell
34. Sesame Street (1969– )
TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson
35. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout-prone students to learn calculus.
Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris
Votes: 20,969 | Gross: $13.99M
36. Page Eight (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Johnny works for MI5. His neighbor Nancy approaches him. When his best friend and boss suddenly dies, Johnny's left to sort out things about the PM, MI5 and US.
Director: David Hare | Stars: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Hughes, Michael Gambon
37. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba
38. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family
Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of day-to-day tasks, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Matilda Ziegler, Robin Driscoll, Matthew Ashforde
39. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young lovers, and soon to wed, Hero and Claudio conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles, Benedick and Beatrice, to wed as well.
Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale
Votes: 49,560 | Gross: $22.55M
40. Sharpe (1993–2008)
TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Drama
A series of stories starring Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars as he fights both Napoleon's forces and the strong prejudice of British aristocracy.
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey
41. Threads (1984 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.
Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May
42. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy
A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.
Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Cornwell
43. The Great British Baking Show (2010– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
Bakers attempt three challenges each week trying to impress the judges enough to go through to the next round and eventually are crowned Britain's best amateur baker.
Stars: Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding
44. Rashomon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura
Votes: 171,249 | Gross: $0.10M
45. My Dinner with Andre (1981)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler
Votes: 23,015 | Gross: $5.25M
46. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
540 min | Drama, History, Romance
A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.
Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton
47. Wolf Hall (2015)
TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
48. Around the World in 80 Days (2021– )
PG | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
Gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg sets out on a quest to travel around the world and back home in a period of 80 days.
Stars: David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch, Jason Watkins
49. Thomas & Friends (1984–2021)
TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
This series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.
Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale
50. The Vietnam War (2017)
TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War
A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.
Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, James Willbanks, Duong Van Mai Elliott