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1. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,501

2. Brighton Rock (2010)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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57 Metascore

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt

Votes: 5,980

3. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,957 | Gross: $0.22M

4. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, Rene Ray

Votes: 1,232

5. The Slasher (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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The life of a juvenile delinquent is threatened by his own incessant desire for trouble.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: James Kenney, Joan Collins, Betty Ann Davies, Robert Ayres

Votes: 265

6. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold, unfeeling woman, despite loving her. Her cold emotional state is in ... See full summary »

Director: St. John Legh Clowes | Stars: Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott, Linden Travers, Walter Crisham

Votes: 489

7. Operation Snafu (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Victor Maddern, Harry Locke

Votes: 395

8. Waterloo Road (1945)

76 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A drama set during World War II. A tale of adultery and desertion.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim, Joy Shelton

Votes: 489

9. The Silk Noose (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury, an American newspaper reporter, learns about him and his operation. She ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Carole Landis, Joseph Calleia, Derek Farr, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 263

10. Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a Policeman. She runs away with two G.I.s who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Jean Kent, Dennis Price, Herbert Lom, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 233

11. Mantepse ti kano... ta vradya (1984)

85 min | Comedy

5.7
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Kosmas only expertise is begging for money. After creating his own school for beggars he gets in trouble with a couple of professional thieves.

Director: Yiannis Hartomatzidis | Stars: Stathis Psaltis, Kaiti Finou, Rena Pagrati, Nikos Rizos

Votes: 223

12. Spivs (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A documentary charting the rise and fall of the spiv (dodgy dealer) during post-war Britain.

Stars: George Cole, Jimmy Perry, James Beck

13. Box for One (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

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A play set in a London telephone box.

Star: Robert Helpmann

14. The Grand (1997–1998)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1997)

51 min | Drama

6.1
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Esmee's continued patronage of Monica arouses the jealousy of other maids and tempers are frayed because a bout of illness has laid several staff low, including the austere house-keeper Mrs... See full summary »

Director: Noella Smith | Stars: Andy Abrahams, Rebecca Callard, Jane Danson, Justin Ellery

Votes: 15

15. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)
Episode: Is Your Journey Really Necessary? (1993)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Gary learns that a devastating daytime air raid is due, so he heads to the Royal Oak to warn Phoebe.

Director: Robin Nash | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan, Michelle Holmes, David Ryall

Votes: 47

16. We'll Meet Again (1982– )
Episode: The Milk Run (1982)

51 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Vera Mundy's younger brother Sid,a spiv,comes to stay with the family,having been bombed out in London. Patricia returns after dropping out of university and cash-strapped army wife Sally ... See full summary »

Director: John Reardon | Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Ray Smith, June Barry

Votes: 8



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