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Atonement (2007)

EmotionalDramaticRomanticHeartbreaking

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  James McAvoy  •  Romola Garai  •  Saoirse Ronan

The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Robert Powell  •  David Warner  •  John Mills  •  Karen Dotrice

The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Robert Powell  •  David Warner  •  John Mills  •  Karen Dotrice

Rollerball (1975)

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  James Caan  •  John Houseman  •  Maud Adams  •  John Beck

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  James Caan  •  John Houseman  •  Maud Adams  •  John Beck

Wilt (1989)

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd Pack

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd Pack

Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil (1985)

The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Goddard
CAST:  John Shea  •  Bill Nighy  •  Lucy Gutteridge  •  David Warner

The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Goddard
CAST:  John Shea  •  Bill Nighy  •  Lucy Gutteridge  •  David Warner

The Monster Club (1981)

A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Carradine  •  Stuart Whitman

A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Carradine  •  Stuart Whitman

The Medusa Touch (1978)

A French detective in London reconstructs the life of a man lying in hospital with severe injuries with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. He realises that the man had powerful telekinetic abilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Lino Ventura  •  Lee Remick  •  Harry Andrews

A French detective in London reconstructs the life of a man lying in hospital with severe injuries with the help of journals and a psychiatrist. He realises that the man had powerful telekinetic abilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Lino Ventura  •  Lee Remick  •  Harry Andrews

The Reckoning (1970)

Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots. He finds out that his father died ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Nicol Williamson  •  Tom Kempinski  •  Zena Walker  •  Paul Rogers

Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots. He finds out that his father died ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Nicol Williamson  •  Tom Kempinski  •  Zena Walker  •  Paul Rogers

A Private Function (1984)

In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby, accountant Henry Allardyce and solicitor Frank Lockwood are fattening a black-market pig for the big ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm Mowbray
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Maggie Smith  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Denholm Elliott

In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby, accountant Henry Allardyce and solicitor Frank Lockwood are fattening a black-market pig for the big ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm Mowbray
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Maggie Smith  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Denholm Elliott

A Day Out (1972)

Alan Bennett's debut play for television follows the members of a Halifax cycling club, on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 and projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  David Waller  •  James Cossins  •  Brian Glover  •  John Normington

Alan Bennett's debut play for television follows the members of a Halifax cycling club, on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 and projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  David Waller  •  James Cossins  •  Brian Glover  •  John Normington

Longitude (2000)

Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Peter Cartwright  •  Michael Gambon  •  Jonathan Coy

Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Peter Cartwright  •  Michael Gambon  •  Jonathan Coy

Work Experience (1989)

Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job! Winner of an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hendrie
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Kathy Burke  •  Susan Brown  •  Neil Pearson

Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job! Winner of an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hendrie
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Kathy Burke  •  Susan Brown  •  Neil Pearson

Afternoon Off (1979)

Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Henry Man  •  Benjamin Whitrow  •  Angela Morant  •  Pasquale Perrino

Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Henry Man  •  Benjamin Whitrow  •  Angela Morant  •  Pasquale Perrino

Stardust (1974)

Jim MacLaine is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  David Essex  •  Adam Faith  •  Larry Hagman  •  Keith Moon

Jim MacLaine is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  David Essex  •  Adam Faith  •  Larry Hagman  •  Keith Moon

The Wars of the Roses (1965)

A 1965 BBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's first historical tetralogy (1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), which deals with the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England, a conflict known as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hall  •  Robin Midgley  •  Michael Hayes  •  John Barton
CAST:  David Warner  •  Janet Suzman  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Donald Sinden

A 1965 BBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's first historical tetralogy (1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), which deals with the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England, a conflict known as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hall  •  Robin Midgley  •  Michael Hayes  •  John Barton
CAST:  David Warner  •  Janet Suzman  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Donald Sinden

C2H5OH (1980)

Play on the problems of alcholism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Dinsdale Landen  •  Zena Walker  •  Keith Drinkel  •  Maureen O'Brien

Play on the problems of alcholism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Dinsdale Landen  •  Zena Walker  •  Keith Drinkel  •  Maureen O'Brien

The Oresteia (1983)

Agamemnon returns home from the Trojan war and is murdered by his wife, setting off a chain of revenge that stretches across this trilogy of play. Directed by Peter Brook for the National Theatre, this is an all-male performance with masks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hall
CAST:  Jim Carter  •  Robert Cartland  •  David Bamber  •  Tim Davies

Agamemnon returns home from the Trojan war and is murdered by his wife, setting off a chain of revenge that stretches across this trilogy of play. Directed by Peter Brook for the National Theatre, this is an all-male performance with masks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hall
CAST:  Jim Carter  •  Robert Cartland  •  David Bamber  •  Tim Davies

Deceptions (1985)

Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson  •  Robert Chenault
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Fairuza Balk

Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson  •  Robert Chenault
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Fairuza Balk

Horatio Bottomley (1972)

Alan Clarke's standalone film first appeared as an episode of the BBC series "The Edwardians" and concerns notorious bon vivant, swindler, MP, public speaker, founder of the Financial Times and publisher of John Bull magazine, Horatio Bottomley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Timothy West  •  Henry Woolf  •  Mitzi Rogers  •  John Normington

Alan Clarke's standalone film first appeared as an episode of the BBC series "The Edwardians" and concerns notorious bon vivant, swindler, MP, public speaker, founder of the Financial Times and publisher of John Bull magazine, Horatio Bottomley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Timothy West  •  Henry Woolf  •  Mitzi Rogers  •  John Normington

Amazing Stories (1976)

Weird tale of a sci fi convention and a family who are apparently being taken over by vegetables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Plummer
CAST:  Harold Kasket  •  Rula Lenska  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Joe Melia

Weird tale of a sci fi convention and a family who are apparently being taken over by vegetables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Plummer
CAST:  Harold Kasket  •  Rula Lenska  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Joe Melia
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