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1. Star Wars: Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: A World Between Worlds (2018)

6 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.4
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While the other rebels engage the Imperial forces outside the Jedi Temple, Ezra gains access inside and experiences a stunning revelation.

Directors: Dave Filoni, Steward Lee | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 789

2. The South Bank Show (1978– )
Episode: David Lean: A Life in Film (1985)

Documentary

9.4
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Steven Spielberg, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif appear in this tribute to the great British filmmaker, David Lean. Clips from many of his films, such as "Brief Encounter," "Hobson's Choice,... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Wattis | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Victor Banerjee, John Box, Eddie Fowlie

Votes: 15

3. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978–1983)
Episode: 1980 Christmas Show (1980)

51 min | Comedy

9.2
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Sketches include a number of Christmas carol jokes outside 10 Downing Street, which ends with Peter Cushing finally getting his money back, after 10 years, Eric gives Ernie a giant wallet, ... See full summary »

Director: John Ammonds | Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Peter Barkworth, Gemma Craven

Votes: 8

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

12 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,025,823 | Gross: $290.48M

5. Smiley's People (1982)

360 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The murder of a Soviet defector forces his old handler, British spymaster George Smiley, out of retirement. His investigation leads to an old nemesis, the Soviet spymaster known only as Karla. This will be their final dance.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 3,148

6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Flushing Out the Mole (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and why it happened, and the answers he gets robs him of any sense of victory.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 141

7. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Tinker Tailor (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin".

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 176

8. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

AL | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,095,765 | Gross: $322.74M

9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

290 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6's echelons.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell

Votes: 6,613

10. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.6
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 146

11. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: How It All Fits Together (1979)

50 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Warren Clarke, George Sewell

Votes: 141

12. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Smiley Sets a Trap (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 131

13. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley visits an old comrade whose past knowledge could prove vital to locating the spy.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson

Votes: 148

14. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Tarr Tells His Story (1979)

49 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A British agent, who was thought to have defected, resurfaces with sensational information - confirmation of a Russian spy mole existing in the Service.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett

Votes: 148

15. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Smiley gets into trouble with his superiors, who want the investigation closed. But he finally encounters the woman and gets her account.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Vladek Sheybal, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 75

16. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Bernard Hepton, Rosalie Crutchley

Votes: 77

17. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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What is the connection between a penniless Russian woman in Paris and the brutal murder of an old man in a London park? And so begins a new conundrum for George Smiley to sort out.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 103

18. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Smiley makes inquiries among many Russian exiles, and uncovers a photograph revealing an astonishing secret.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Curd Jürgens, Eileen Atkins, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 98

19. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Smiley learns that his nemesis, the dreaded Soviet spymaster Karla, has a deep secret hidden involving his personal life. He now attempts to track down certain Russian individuals who could aid him, but they keep disappearing.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mario Adorf, Eileen Atkins, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 84

20. Smiley's People (1982)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1982)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice: cutting off his wife Ann.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Bill Paterson

Votes: 74

21. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

AL | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 841,254 | Gross: $309.13M

22. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

12 | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 236,153 | Gross: $44.82M

23. The Steve Allen Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 191

24. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Episode: Return to the Circus (1979)

49 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 182

25. Tuesday's Documentary (1968–1983)
Episode: The Ealing Comedies or Kind Hearts and Overdrafts (1970)

75 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Harry Hastings | Stars: Frank Muir, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness, Barbara Murray

Votes: 6

26. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

12 | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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87 Metascore

After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 182,674 | Gross: $44.91M

27. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope - Deleted Scenes (2011 Video)

Short, Action, Drama

8.2
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Deleted scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Shelagh Fraser

Votes: 46

28. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

6 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 31,335

29. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Deleted Scenes (1980 Video)

Short, Action, Drama

8.1
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Deleted scenes from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, James Gleason

Votes: 36

30. The Gift of Friendship (1974 TV Movie)

60 min

8.1
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Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Sarah Badel, Michael Gough, Alec Guinness, Leueen MacGrath

Votes: 15

31. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Foreign Field (1993)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Veterans return to Normandy on the 50th anniversary of D-Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Edward Herrmann, John Randolph

Votes: 602

32. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (I) (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Patricia Barry, Charles Coburn, Alec Guinness, Arthur Hughes

Votes: 16

33. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

14 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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69 Metascore

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 63,253 | Gross: $111.72M

34. Star Wars: Rebels (2014–2018)

6 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.

Stars: Taylor Gray, Dave Filoni, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 21,456

35. The Morecambe & Wise Show (1978–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Morecambe and Wise Show was a comedy sketch show originally broadcast by BBC television and the third TV series by English comedy double-act Morecambe and Wise.

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Frank Coda, Gemma Craven

Votes: 441

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Monsignor Quixote (1987)

Music

8.0
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden

Votes: 180

37. Great Expectations (1946)

AL | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 20,029

38. Eskimo Day (1996 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Maureen Lipman, David Ross, Benedict Sandiford, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 164

39. Oliver Twist (1948)

116 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 10,083

40. The Ladykillers (1955)

14 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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91 Metascore

Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 23,720

41. Toast of the Town (1948–1971)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,009

42. 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

43. Baker's Dozen (1955 TV Movie)

30 min

7.8
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Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Robert Morley, Pamela Brown, Alec Guinness, Faith Brook

Votes: 14

44. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Carsten Norgaard, Charles Durning, Robin Bailey

Votes: 40

45. Morgen ben ik rijk (1951)

AL | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 11,178

46. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.7
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Renée Fleming, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 486

47. Tunes of Glory (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.7
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After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 3,021

48. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 399

49. Rowlandson's England (1955)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Director: John Hawkesworth | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 12

50. Last Holiday (1950)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only a few weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a "posh" resort.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,194



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