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1. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

12 | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 88,421 | Gross: $44.79M

2. Marathon Man (1976)

16 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 51,400 | Gross: $21.71M

3. Eye for an Eye (1996)

12 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette

Votes: 11,851 | Gross: $26.79M

4. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

168 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,682

5. Pacific Heights (1990)

12 | 102 min | Thriller

6.4
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A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 16,037 | Gross: $29.38M

6. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 632

7. Darling (1965)

6 | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 5,126

8. Danger Man (1960–1962)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 834

9. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

12 | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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68 Metascore

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 9,456 | Gross: $17.10M

10. The Believers (1987)

16 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A New York psychiatrist finds that a brujería-inspired cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia

Votes: 5,439 | Gross: $18.75M

11. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.9
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Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men protect England from the evil machinations of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away fighting in the Crusades.

Stars: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge

Votes: 580

12. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

18 | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 4,793

13. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

AL | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

Votes: 6,178 | Gross: $5.60M

14. The Day of the Locust (1975)

16 | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,488 | Gross: $17.79M

15. The Next Best Thing (2000)

12 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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25 Metascore

Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 10,166 | Gross: $14.99M

16. Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Ewan Roberts, Eric Pohlmann, Phil Brown

Votes: 127

17. Yanks (1979)

12 | 138 min | Drama, War

6.4
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Votes: 2,860 | Gross: $3.93M

18. Billy Liar (1963)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk 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: 5,012 | Gross: $0.04M

19. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 147

20. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

107 min | Action, Comedy

5.0
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Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr

Votes: 789 | Gross: $2.00M

21. The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

6 | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Kagan Marks | Stars: Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Jill Bernstein, Mark Shunkey

Votes: 920

22. The Innocent (1993)

R | 119 min | Drama

5.7
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A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Ronald Nitschke

Votes: 1,388 | Gross: $0.55M

23. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Anthology of unconnected movies of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 71

24. De ondergang van de Graf Spee (1956)

14 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,418

25. Ivanhoe (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a noble knight and champion of justice during the rule of the evil Prince John.

Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Brown, Andrew Keir, Martin Wyldeck

Votes: 246

26. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 62

27. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 95

28. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 71

29. Madame Sousatzka (1988)

16 | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $3.55M

30. A Kind of Loving (1962)

113 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 1,298 | Gross: $0.00M

31. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 102

32. La otra conquista (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

6.9
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »

Director: Salvador Carrasco | Stars: Damián Delgado, José Carlos Rodríguez, Elpidia Carrillo, Iñaki Aierra

Votes: 1,076 | Gross: $0.89M

33. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 31

34. The Grove Family (1954–1957)

30 min | Drama

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The lives of the Grove family are explored.

Stars: Nancy Roberts, Edward Evans, Ruth Dunning, Christopher Beeny

35. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,716 | Gross: $1.51M

36. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Terry Gilliam, Kirsty Wark

Votes: 137

37. Privileged (1982)

96 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing (and competing between themselves for a role in) a different version of the classic ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Woolley, Diana Katis, Hugh Grant, Victoria Studd

Votes: 88

38. Visions of Eight (1973)

18 | 110 min | Documentary, Sport

7.0
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Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and ... See full summary »

Directors: Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuriy Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 262

39. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

6.4
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 132

40. Single-Handed (1953)

83 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

Votes: 460

41. The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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The fictional tale of the murderous nineteenth century barber (Sir Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Campbell Scott, Joanna Lumley, Selina Boyack

Votes: 655

42. The Vise (1954–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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This British production featured less known actors in filmed plays showing people caught in "the vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

Stars: Donald Gray, Colin Tapley, Ron Randell, Robert Arden

Votes: 32

43. The Lost Language of Cranes (1991)

87 min | Drama

5.3
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A young gay man comes out to his middle-class parents, which has repercussions for his father who has long since been trying to repress his own sexuality.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Brian Cox, Eileen Atkins, Angus Macfadyen, Corey Parker

Votes: 370

44. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Four men: a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the U.S., and a Roman hotelier, band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 65

45. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama

7.7
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Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 407

46. The McCartney Years (2007 Video)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.8
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A career-spanning anthology collecting the music videos of Sir Paul McCartney's solo career.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Kevin Godley, Richard Heslop, Simon Hilton, John Landis, John Mackenzie, Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Matthew Robinson, John Schlesinger, Julien Temple | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, James Coburn, Blair Cunningham

Votes: 63

47. Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

101 min | Musical

6.8
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Anton Walbrook, Dennis Price, Ludmilla Tchérina

Votes: 199

48. The Divided Heart (1954)

89 min | Drama

7.0
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A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 129

49. The Last Man to Hang (1956)

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Sir Roderick Strood is on trial for the murder of his wife.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Tom Conway, Elizabeth Sellars, Eunice Gayson, Freda Jackson

Votes: 57

50. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 119



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