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1. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 104,251

2. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 50,377 | Gross: $33.31M

3. Absolutely Anything (2015)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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31 Metascore

A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle

Votes: 36,956

4. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 11,574 | Gross: $0.58M

5. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,604

6. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996–2015)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

7.8
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Music-based comedy quiz show.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes

Votes: 5,031

7. The Happy Prince (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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64 Metascore

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Director: Rupert Everett | Stars: Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett

Votes: 3,874 | Gross: $0.47M

8. French and Saunders (1987– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,823

9. Ideal (2005–2011)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat.

Stars: Johnny Vegas, Graham Duff, Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 2,388

10. 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: 2,136

11. Painted with Words (2010 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

Director: Andrew Hutton | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle, Christopher Good

Votes: 1,992

12. W1A (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish

Votes: 1,886

13. 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: 1,455

14. Beautiful People (I) (2008– )

Comedy

8.3
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The story of the flamboyant and ambitious 14-year-old Simon Doonan, who has dreams that stretch beyond his hometown of Reading.

Stars: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams, Olivia Colman, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 1,173

15. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 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: 712

16. War Requiem (1989)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A movie with no spoken dialogue, it is set against the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" which includes poetry by World War I soldier Wilfred Owen reflecting the horrors ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 677

17. London: The Modern Babylon (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones, Bill Nighy

Votes: 531

18. Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (2002– )

120 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.5
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Messy children's gameshow with Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (or Dick and Dom as they are commonly known).

Stars: Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood, Dave Chapman, Lee Barnett

Votes: 485

19. Top Gear (2002– )
Episode: Episode #22.3 (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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The boys attempt to improve emergency response times by creating their own ambulances. Daniel Ricciardo is a star in a reasonably priced car.

Directors: Phil Churchward, Konrad Begg, Kit Lynch Robinson | Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, The Stig

Votes: 447

20. Operation Good Guys (1997–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.

Stars: John Beckett, Dominic Anciano, Perry Benson, Mark Burdis

Votes: 440

21. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano (1983)

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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A documentary about and an interview with Hollywood actress Bette Davis about her life and career from the late 1920s to the 1980s on stage and mostly before the camera.

Stars: Bette Davis, Ian Holm, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Anne Baxter

Votes: 437

22. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

8.5
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 355

23. America in Primetime (2011– )

TV-14 | Documentary

7.5
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This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Diablo Cody, David Chase, Judd Apatow, Alan Yentob

Votes: 318

24. The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Mockumentary following aging rock star Brian Pern, former front-man of the legendary 1970s progressive rock group Thotch.

Stars: Simon Day, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas, Nigel Havers

Votes: 295

25. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

5.2
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BBC One's flagship morning news programme covering current affairs, business, sports, plus guest interviews and weather reports.

Stars: Charlie Stayt, Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Sian Williams

Votes: 285

26. The Wright Stuff (2000–2018)

50 min | Talk-Show

4.5
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Topical discussions, a daily newspaper review and a weekly television review on Fridays.

Stars: Matthew Wright, Eric Johnson, Kirsty Duffy, Anne Diamond

Votes: 275

27. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Cracked Actor (1975)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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BBC documentary showing David Bowie looking back on his Ziggy Stardust character during his Diamond Dogs tour.

Director: Alan Yentob | Star: David Bowie

Votes: 245

28. The Omid Djalili Show (2007–2008)

Comedy

7.4
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A series of sketches and stand up routines performed by the Iranian Mr Showbiz: Omid Djalili.

Stars: Omid Djalili, Dana Haqjoo, Sally Chattaway, Stewart Scudamore

Votes: 231

29. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2008)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Barbara Leibovitz's intimate biography of her sister the photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Director: Barbara Leibovitz | Stars: Alan Yentob, Paula Abdul, Ruth Ansel, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Votes: 211

30. Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis (1993 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary celebrating the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963), featuring new interviews, rare archive footage and recently discovered material.

Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Nicholas Courtney, Michael Wisher, Josh Maguire, Toby Aspin

Votes: 210

31. Children in Need (1980– )

Family

6.1
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The annual BBC telethon, for its own charity for children. Every BBC local and national radio and television station gets involved. Your only chance to see Auntie Beeb's top newsreaders and... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Gaby Roslin, Sue Cook

Votes: 204

32. Freezing (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Leon, an agent, moves in with an Oscar-nominated American actress and her British publisher husband, themselves working together from home for the first time.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Tom Hollander, Ben Miles

Votes: 163

33. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.0
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Jonathan Miller, John Walters

Votes: 157

34. Leonardo (2003)

180 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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An exploration of the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Che Cartwright, Sherwin Nuland, Evelyn Welch

Votes: 154

35. The Vivian Maier Mystery (2013)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of Vivian Maier a nanny in 60-70's New York and Chicago who, unbeknownst to many, had a secret passion for photography. Her incredible body of work, only discovered after her ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Nicholls

Votes: 149

36. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Michael Hordern, Stephen Fry

Votes: 148

37. Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003 TV Special)

400 min | Comedy

5.7
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Stars: Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly

Votes: 144

38. A Bucket o' French & Saunders (2007– )

Comedy

7.1
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Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 142

39. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Burroughs (1983)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary on the life of William S. Burroughs.

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: William S. Burroughs Jr., Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 129

40. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 124

41. The Big Narstie Show (2018– )

65 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.2
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Rapper Big Narstie and comedian Mo Gilligan are joined by celebrity guests for a late night chat show mixing comedy segments and live music filmed in front of a studio audience.

Stars: Big Narstie, Mo Gilligan, Chris Wilson, Jessica Izuchukwu

Votes: 123

42. Trip to Asia: The Quest for Harmony (2008)

108 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Director Thomas Grube (RHYTHM IS IT!) and his accomplished film crew accompany the Berlin Philharmonic on a concert tour into six pulsating, dynamic Asian metropolises, juxtaposing ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Grube | Stars: Simon Rattle, Virginie Reibel, Micha Afhkam, Raphael Haeger

Votes: 120

43. Important Astrology Experiment (2002– )

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.9
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Dave Gorman, never one to turn down a daft quest, decides to live his life strictly by the advice of horoscopes for 40 days and nights. He picks 20 astrologers and picks one piece of clear ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Gorman, Alvin Hall, Hilary Jones, Denise Robertson

Votes: 105

44. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )
Episode: The Merchant of Venice (2001)

141 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Directors: Chris Hunt, Trevor Nunn | Stars: David Bamber, Peter De Jersey, Mark Umbers, Alexander Hanson

Votes: 99

45. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Mel Brooks: Unwrapped (2018)

Documentary, History

7.0
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At the age of 91, Mel Brooks is unstoppable, with his musical Young Frankenstein opening to great critical acclaim in London in late 2017. Alan Yentob visits Mel at home in Hollywood, at work and at play.

Director: Alan Yentob | Stars: Mel Brooks, Alan Yentob

Votes: 91

46. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Tracey Emin, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers

Votes: 88

47. The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

7.3
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A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Directors: Garry John Hughes, Elaine Shepherd | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, David Aaronovitch, Barry Ackroyd, Randall Adams

Votes: 83

48. W1A (2014–2017)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2014)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

7.2
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With the Olympics over Ian Fletcher joins the BBC as its new head of values and has trouble finding his office. Dim young intern Will introduces him to Simon Harwood, the director general's... See full summary »

Director: John Morton | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish

Votes: 82

49. Masterchef (1990–2001)

30 min | Game-Show

6.2
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Cookery competition for amateur chefs.

Stars: Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux

Votes: 81

50. Imagine (2003– )
Episode: Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures? (2013)

70 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Director: Jill Nicholls | Stars: Alan Yentob, Pamela Bannos, Richard Baylaender, Frances Brent

Votes: 80



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