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1. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

Votes: 191,212

2. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have somehow become infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 492,279 | Gross: $35.55M

3. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 671,220 | Gross: $138.80M

4. Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 46,147 | Gross: $0.40M

5. The Foreigner (I) (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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55 Metascore

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy

Votes: 112,624 | Gross: $34.39M

6. Mr. Jones (2019)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 11,286

7. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 139,952 | Gross: $33.58M

8. SAS: Red Notice (2021)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

5.2
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A small army of well trained criminals led by Grace Lewis have hijacked a train deep beneath the English Channel.

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis, Hannah John-Kamen

Votes: 17,768

9. Primeval (2007–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.

Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Juliet Aubrey

Votes: 14,357

10. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 184,584 | Gross: $17.61M

11. 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: 23,026

12. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 162,412 | Gross: $15.54M

13. Scandal (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, History

6.4
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Votes: 5,156 | Gross: $8.80M

14. Traitors (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Thriller

6.6
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A British civil servant agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans in the aftermath of WWII.

Stars: Emma Appleton, Brandon P Bell, Keeley Hawes, Luke Treadaway

Votes: 3,079

15. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 69,874 | Gross: $0.15M

16. 6 Days (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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36 Metascore

Based on the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980, this action-thriller dramatizes a six-day standoff between armed Iranian Arabs and SAS soldiers ready for a counterattack.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Martin Shaw

Votes: 21,630

17. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 11,283

18. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 14,489

19. Three Families (2021– )

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Dramatisation of three real-life stories of how three families were each affected by Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion law before it was lifted in 2019.

Stars: Sinéad Keenan, Lola Petticrew, Amy James-Kelly, Colin Morgan

Votes: 535

20. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 64,491 | Gross: $9.03M

21. The Salisbury Poisonings (2020)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.2
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Three episode, fact based drama from the BBC, about the 2018 Novichok poisoning crisis in the city of Salisbury.

Stars: Rafe Spall, Anne-Marie Duff, Annabel Scholey, Judah Cousin

Votes: 6,200

22. The Machine (I) (2013)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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52 Metascore

In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient robot.

Director: Caradog W. James | Stars: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine

Votes: 31,167

23. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $6.54M

24. Apple Tree Yard (2017)

TV-14 | 223 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A provocative thriller which sees an eminent scientist caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. Based on the novel by Louise Doughty.

Stars: Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, Mark Bonnar, Syreeta Kumar

Votes: 4,782

25. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 16,040 | Gross: $3.90M

26. Color It Yellow (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 118,172 | Gross: $2.20M

27. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Hugh Bonneville), is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 7,704 | Gross: $1.11M

28. Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 4,836

29. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 5,560

30. Glorious 39 (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Mystery

6.4
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The adopted daughter of a privileged British politician uncovers a family secret in the weeks leading up to World War II.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Romola Garai, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Toby Regbo

Votes: 5,465

31. Operation Buffalo (2020)

52 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test.

Stars: Ewen Leslie, Jessica De Gouw, James Cromwell, Tony Martin

Votes: 722

32. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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An environmental catastrophe destroys civilization. Led by father John and mother Ann, the Custance clan sets out on a quest for safety in a savage world that may just end up turning them into the very thing they are fleeing.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,801 | Gross: $0.35M

33. Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

Director: Hadi Hajaig | Stars: Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, Abhin Galeya, Tom Burke

Votes: 20,419

34. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

Votes: 3,399 | Gross: $2.20M

35. The Executioner (1975)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Western intelligence agents try, by all means necessary, to prevent a Communist-bloc defector from leaving the West in his bid to return home to lead an uprising.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 307

36. London (1994)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Stars: Paul Scofield, John Major, Norma Major, Dennis Skinner

Votes: 597

37. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

8.4
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: John Pilger, Stuart Ewen, Melvin Goodman, Dan Rather

Votes: 1,381

38. War Book (2014)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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Eight UK government officials act out their potential response and decisions in a simulated war game scenario in which escalation of nuclear threat between India and Pakistan leads to nuclear war and quite likely the end of the world.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Shaun Evans, Adeel Akhtar

Votes: 678

39. Dark Secrets of a Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne (2021)

86 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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Tells the extraordinary story of the child abuse scandal that erupted on the idyllic island of Jersey in 2007. For a long time, the victims' voices had remained unheard, but when widespread... See full summary »

Director: Camilla Hall

Votes: 152

40. Hidden City (1987)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Charles Dance, Cassie Stuart, Bill Paterson, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 250

41. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,262 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Titanic Town (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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73 Metascore

A Belfast, Northern Ireland housewife takes up the peace cause, which causes her family trouble with I.R.A. sympathizers.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds, Nuala O'Neill, James Loughran

Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.06M

43. The Patriot Game (1979)

93 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A history of the Northern Irish conflict from 1922 until the 1970s.

Director: Arthur MacCaig | Star: Winnie Marshall

Votes: 166

44. Taking Liberties (2007)

100 min | Documentary

7.6
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An examination of the erosion of civil liberties that has gradually taken place in recent years.

Director: Chris Atkins | Stars: David Morrissey, Ashley Jensen, Riz Ahmed, Kate Allen

Votes: 459

45. Pinochet's Last Stand (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 77 min | Drama

6.2
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In 1998, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Phyllida Law, Peter Capaldi, Yolanda Vazquez

Votes: 227

46. White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (2003 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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65 Metascore

Documentary about how King Leopold II of Belgium acquired Congo as a colony and exploited it by reign of terror.

Director: Peter Bate | Stars: Elie Lison, Roger May, Steve Driesen, Tshilombo Imhotep

Votes: 205

47. The Iraq War (2013)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Top US, European and Iraqi leaders - political and military - tell the inside story of their private talks, phone calls, deals and clashes. Former members of Saddam Hussein's regime tell - ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Jennings, Zain Ullah, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell

Votes: 82

48. Maralinga Tjarutja (2020 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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When the dust settles, culture remains...The Maralinga people survive aggressive colonisation, including dispossession to enable atomic testing, and through their tenacious spirit and cultural strength fight to retain their country.

Director: Larissa Behrendt | Stars: Jeremy Lebois, Mima Smart, Hilary Williams, Tommy Baker

Votes: 13

49. Peter Taylor: My Journey Through the Troubles (2019)

Documentary

8.4
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In a uniquely personal journey on the 50th anniversary of the deployment of British troops in August 1969, Peter Taylor reflects on almost a half century of covering the Northern Ireland conflict.

Director: Maurice May | Star: Peter Taylor

Votes: 20

50. Meet the Lords (2017)

180 min | Documentary

7.6
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The Upper Chamber of the British Parliament throws open its doors granting unique behind-the-scenes access to the House of Lords during one of the most turbulent periods in its history.

Stars: Gillian Bevan, Betty Boothroyd, Frances D'Souza, George Foulkes

Votes: 28



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