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1. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 11,028

2. Marple (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 6,502

3. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

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

8.2
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Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 10,401

4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.1
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65 Metascore

In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 429,867 | Gross: $317.10M

5. Wallander (2008–2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A television show centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark, Sarah Smart

Votes: 13,090

6. Grandma's Boy (2006)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.0
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33 Metascore

A thirty-five-year-old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Director: Nicholaus Goossen | Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Peter Dante

Votes: 78,541 | Gross: $6.09M

7. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 110,209 | Gross: $94.13M

8. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 6,849

9. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama

7.6
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In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Martin Clunes, Victoria Hamilton, Conleth Hill, John Wood

Votes: 787

10. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.5
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Anne was in love with Frederick, who was rejected by her snobby parents 8 years ago. They've now hit hard times and rent out their mansion to his brother-in-law. He returns a Royal Navy captain. Will he remember Anne?

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head, Julia Davis

Votes: 14,394

11. Cranford (2007–2010)

TV-PG | 469 min | Drama

8.3
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 8,743

12. Little Dorrit (2008)

TV-PG | 420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 8,835

13. Bleak House (2005)

TV-PG | 510 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 8,852

14. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Illustrious Client and The Creeping Man.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 5,064

15. Jane Eyre (2006)

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 19,694

16. The Forsyte Saga (2002–2003)

TV-PG | 276 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Amanda Root

Votes: 5,343

17. Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 84 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden, Gerry O'Brien

Votes: 14,127

18. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Daniel Brochu, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden

Votes: 12,452

19. Curious George (2006–2021)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.2
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Follows the mischievous adventures of a Monkey by the name of George.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

Votes: 1,685

20. Pollyanna (2003 TV Movie)

G | 99 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim, the chauffeur-handyman, can handle, grudgingly lets her late sister's... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Harding | Stars: Amanda Burton, Kenneth Cranham, Georgina Terry, Aden Gillett

Votes: 968

21. Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill, Tara Berwin

Votes: 6,804

22. For Sama (2019)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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89 Metascore

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

Directors: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts | Stars: Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab

Votes: 9,867 | Gross: $0.03M

23. David Copperfield (1999)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.7
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 4,137

24. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.0
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When the latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

Director: Brian Mills | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson, Alastair Duncan

Votes: 4,925

25. Mrs. Brown (1997)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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71 Metascore

When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher

Votes: 13,619 | Gross: $9.22M

26. Middlemarch (1994)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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Middlemarch is a story of provincial life on the brink of momentous change and a deeply moving saga about a group of people striving to give meaning and value to their lives during the Industrial Revolution.

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 2,295

27. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

TV-PG | 240 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

Votes: 5,848

28. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

Votes: 1,610

29. Wives and Daughters (1999)

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

8.1
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,655

30. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)

203 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison's (Dame Helen Mirren's) investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 3,348

31. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Two part mini-series documenting the stormy thirty-eight-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,205

32. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Director: David Skynner | Stars: Robert Cavanah, Peter Davison, Orla Brady, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 914

33. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

7.6
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Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

Votes: 2,341

34. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Superintendent Tennison (Dame Helen Mirren) investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Brobbey, Julia Lane, David O'Hara

Votes: 2,430

35. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)

182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 2,857

36. Daniel Deronda (2002)

210 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, David Bamber

Votes: 4,505

37. The Buccaneers (1995)

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino, Rya Kihlstedt

Votes: 2,189

38. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 2,362

39. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

159 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 2,599

40. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

Votes: 5,825

41. White Teeth (2002– )

240 min | Drama, Comedy

7.3
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The lives of three families are woven together across three decades in multi-cultural Britain.

Stars: Om Puri, Phil Davis, Naomie Harris, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 588

42. The Planets (2019)

58 min | Documentary

9.1
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Welcome to the greatest story that's never been told. In a new, ground breaking series we'll be telling the story of the planets as never before.

Stars: Brian Cox, Fran Bagenal, Heidi Becker, Nancy Chabot

Votes: 2,681

43. Oliver Twist (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 176 min | Drama

7.4
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The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.

Stars: William Miller, Adam Arnold, Connor Catchpole, Morven Christie

Votes: 2,707

44. This Old House (1979– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.7
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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

Stars: Richard Trethewey, Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor, Steve Thomas

Votes: 749

45. Rebecca (1997)

TV-PG | 182 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

Stars: Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jonathan Cake

Votes: 1,330

46. The Cazalets (2001)

360 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Mini-series adapted from a series of novels that's set at the estate of a large privileged Sussex family and follows their life in London between the years 1937 and 1947.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville, Joanna Page

Votes: 246

47. American Playhouse (1980–1994)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Elizabeth Franz, Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan

Votes: 202

48. Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)

195 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's (Dame Helen Mirren's) investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov, Ben Miles

Votes: 2,632

49. FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman (2006–2010)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Kids compete in challenges in this game show, hosted by an animated dog.

Stars: Jim Conroy, Rosario Corso, Marc Prophet, Madi Bader

Votes: 708

50. Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Family, War

7.8
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A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion, Thomas Orange

Votes: 3,746


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