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John Hurt
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Date of Birth: Jan 22, 1940

Country: UK

Biography: John Vincent Hurt, CBE is an English actor, known for his leading roles as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Timothy Evans in 10 Rillington Place; Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mr. Braddock in The Hit, Stephen Ward in Scandal and Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant and An Englishman in New York. Recognizable for his distinctive rich voice, he has also enjoyed a successful voice acting career, starring in films such as Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings ... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 131 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (131)
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Damascus Cover (2018)
A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
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Jackie (2016)
An account of the days of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. (imdb)
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The Journey (2016)
A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness - who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history. (imdb)
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The Last Panthers (2015)
The show opens with a diamond heist bearing a resemblance to those of a gang of thieves known as the Pink Panthers, before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and 'banksters' now rules. (Wikipedia)
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The Alchemist
A late alchemist exposes his estranged son to the truth surrounding his tumultuous life and the dark magic used to power a gold making machine. (imdb)
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Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries. (imdb)
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Hercules (2014)
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. (imdb)
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Snowpiercer (2014)
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. (imdb)
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Jayne Mansfield
The drama is about two families from different countries whose cultures clash. The drama takes place in the 1960s. (imdb)
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Labyrinth (2012)
Labyrinth (2012) - TV Mini-Series
Jumps between modern and medieval France and follows two women who are searching for the Holy Grail. (en.wikipedia.org)
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The Gruffalo
Having been warned by her father not to go in search of the Big Bad Mouse,the Gruffalo's child defies him and sets out into the woods. (imdb)
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Immortals (2011)
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. (imdb)
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The Confession (2011)
A unique story of redemption and an exploration of good and evil featuring a hit man and a priest.
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Human Planet (2011)
Human Planet (2011) - TV Mini-Series
Following in the footsteps of Planet Earth and Life, this epic eight-part blockbuster is a breathtaking celebration of the amazing, complex, profound and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature. Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. From the frozen Arctic to steamy rainforests, from tiny islands in vast oceans to parched deserts, people have found remarkable ways to adapt and survive... (amazon.com)
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Melancholia (2011)
Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth. (imdb)
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The Confession (2011)
The Confession (2011) - TV Mini-Series
A tale of unique redemption and an exploration of good and evil featuring a hit man and a priest. (imdb)
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Planet Dinosaur (2011)
An astonishing six-part series that brings to life the most incredible creatures that ever existed. From Spinosaurus, the biggest killer to ever walk the Earth, to the immense sea-monster Predator X, and the deadly cannibalistic Majunasaurus - dinosaurs were more monstrous, more horrific and bizarre than ever before imagined. Combining a 3D graphic world, incredible CGI and stunning photo-real fight scenes, this is a whole new perspective on dinosaurs.
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23 Degrees, 5 Minutes (2011)
An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that brought him there in the first place. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory. (imdb)
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (imdb)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
In the second installment of the two-part conclusion to the überpopular Harry Potter series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his best friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.
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Whistle and I
After placing his ailing wife Alice in a care home elderly academic James Parkin goes to stay at a wintry out-of-season hotel which they used to visit together. Walking on a deserted beach he finds a ring with a Latin inscription,which translates as Who Is This Who Is Coming. He takes the ring back to the hotel but at night he hears loud banging on his door,even though he is the sole guest,as well as seeing a white-clad apparition on the beach.
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Brighton Rock (2010)
Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish. (imdb)
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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)
A group of ultramarines is sent to investigate a distress call from the guard at an imperial shrine.
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An Englishman in New York (2009)
The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York. (imdb)
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The Gruffalo (2009)
The Gruffalo (2009) - Short Film
A cunning mouse goes for a walk in the forest and outwits a succession of predators. (imdb)
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44 Inch Chest (2009)
After his wife, Liz (Joanne Whalley), cheats on him, gangster Colin Diamond (Ray Winstone) gets his revenge by enlisting his underworld pals to kidnap her hunky French lover (Melvil Poupaud) in the feature debut of director Malcolm Venville. Top British actors including Ian McShane, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson round out the cast of the crime thriller, penned by the screenwriters of another memorable Winstone vehicle, Sexy Beast.
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The Limits of Control (2009)
The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.
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New York, I Love You (2009)
An anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York. (imdb)
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Merlin (2008)
Merlin (2008) - TV Series
Young Merlin is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon's learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, whose fate is linked with Merlin. (imdb)
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Lecture 21 (2008)
A student takes a bizarre trip through the Italian Alps after being inspired by a professor's lecture on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his Ninth Symphony. (imdb)
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The Oxford Murders (2008)
At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols. (imdb)
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Outlander (2008)
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (Caviezel), a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so as Hellboy and his team returns they must save the world from the rebellious creatures. Now, as the creatures who inhabit the spiritual realm gear-up for an all out attack on the human plane, the only one capable of saving the Earth is a tough-talking hellspawn rejected by both worlds. (imdb)
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Recount (2008)
Recount (2008) - TV Movie
A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida. (imdb)
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (imdb)
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Boxes (2007)
A woman sifts through boxes filled with memories of her past seeks forgiveness from the ghosts who still haunt her. (imdb)
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Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
In 1939, young Professor Bruttenholm destroyed Erzsebet Ondrushko, a female vampire who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young. Now someone in upstate New York is trying to bring her back, and the elderly Professor Broom has decided to investigate it himself... (imdb)
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V for Vendetta (2006)
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. [RELEASED IN 2005]
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Whaledreamers (2006)
Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but to engage the human race into waking up in time. (whaledreamers.com)
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with no smell, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (imdb)
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Hellboy: Sword of Storms (2006)
A professor of folklore opens a forbidden scroll and becomes possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning, who seek to return and dominate our world. The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense sends Hellboy and a team of agents to investigate, but when Hellboy picks up a samurai sword, he literally disappears into a weird wonderland of Japanese legends... (imdb)
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Hiroshima (2005)
Hiroshima (2005) - TV Movie
Landmark dramadoc telling the story of the atomic bomb and its impact on the people of Hiroshima. The film mixes testimony, archive, CGI and full-scale reconstruction to communicate the detailed content and context of this terrible event. Screened in 30 other countries around the world on the 60th anniversary. (imdb)
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Valiant (2005)
From the producer of "Shrek" and "Shrek 2," comes this high-flying computer-animated comedy-adventure tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon named Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who dreams of joining the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service (RHPS), and serving crown and country during World War II. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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Manderlay (2005)
Manderlay is a plantation where a group of people are living as if slavery hadn't been abolished 70 years earlier. Upon leaving Dogville in 1933, Grace and her father head far south to the state of Alabama where they arrive upon the bizarre place.
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
This contemporary supernatural thrilled, set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, stars Hudson as a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's (Rowlands) ailing husband (Hurt) in their home...a foreboding and decrepit mansion in the Louisiana delta. (Universal Pictures)
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Beyond the Gates (2005)
Based on true events and filmed in Rwanda with genocide survivors as cast and crew, Beyond the Gates tells their shared story of humanity in the most inhumane circumstances. This is a film about the choices we make when we are free to choose. (IFC Films)
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The Proposition (2005)
Aussie director John Hillcoat helmed this gripping, epic-scale Western set in the thick of the 1880s outback. When no-nonsense lawman Capt. Stanley (Ray Winstone) apprehends the notorious Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his younger sibling, Mikey (Richard Wilson), Stanley makes Charlie an unsavory proposition: If he murders his outlaw brother, Arthur (Danny Huston), Mikey will escape the hangman's noose. Emily Watson plays Stanley's genteel wife.
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Hellboy (2004)
A supernatural action-adventure based on Mike Mignola's acclaimed Dark Horse Comic series of the same name. (Sony)
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Owning Mahowny (2003)
Polite, mild-mannered Dan Mahowny (Hoffman) is an assistant bank manager with a head for numbers, a knack for making decisions, and a devastating appetite for gambling. Dan Mahowny is the unlikely hero who takes on two of the financial institutions everyone loves to hate, the bank and the casino, and, for a brief while, he wins. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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The Beast Within: The Making of
Extensive 3 hour documentary about the making of the film Alien (1979), including many interviews with members of the cast and crew, since the conception of the screenplay until the public reception of the movie.
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Edge of the Universe (2002)
Leading astronomers reveal the latest discoveries about death-trap planets, asteroids, comets and other wonders of the cosmos. (imdb)
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Crime and Punishment (2002)
A modern day adaptation of Dostoyevsky's classic novel about a young student who is forever haunted by the murder he has committed.
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The Alien Saga (2002)
Originally aired on AMC, this documentary focuses on one of the most horrifying series ever to be committed to celluloid the Alien film series. With interviews from most of the main players, including Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, and H.R. Giger, the special goes through conception through production of all four films released from 20th Century Fox.
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Miranda (2002)
A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears he travels down to London to search for her only to discover that she has three identities - dancer, dominatrix and con-woman. But which one is the real Miranda? (imdb)
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Captain Corelli
In 1941, Italy allies with Germany and ruthlessly conquers the much weaker country of Greece. On a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion. (imdb)
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Tabloid (2001)
Darren is a charismatic but deeply insincere television presenter, whose hit show 'Tabloid TV' uncovers the darkest secrets of even the most virtuous celebrity guest. The show is a big ratings success. However, one night Darren takes part in a kinky sex game with two glamour models and he finds himself in the same position as some of his guests. (Amazon)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (imdb)
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Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (2001)
A two-year investigation, "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" brings answers to all of these questions, basing itself on documents never seen before on television and backed by interviews of such prominent personalities as Desert Storm Commander, General Norman Schwarzkopf, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, former UN Iraq Program Director Denis Halliday, former UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter and many others.
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Lost Souls (2000)
A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They think it's his body Satan will occupy. The youngest in the group, a teacher named Maya Larkin, goes to Peter to investigate further and to convince him to believe in the possibility of Evil incarnate. Other signs come to him as he and Maya them take a journey full of strange occurrences, self-discovery, and an ultimate showdown. (imdb)
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Krapp
An old man listens to a tape of himself as a 39 year old. (imdb)
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New Blood (1999)
One morning, the cops find eight dead bodies, gunshot victims, near a farmhouse. They also find a wounded man who tells the story of what happened... (imdb)
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Le château des singes (1999)
A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth. (imdb)
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The Commissioner (1998)
A member of the British Government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a series of anonymous letters. Despite his own history of political expediency, the Commissioner rises to the moral challenge and faces off with the evil forces responsible. (imdb)
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Night Train (1998)
Trains, romance, a mysterious past. Poole is an ex-conman, whose cons have finally caught up with him. Unaware of his past, Alice joins him in a dramatic escape on the Orient Express. (imdb)
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All the Little Animals (1998)
Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who wanders the highways to bury roadkill animals. Bobby becomes the old man's apprentice and learns to see the world of nature in a strange idyllic way. But soon the shadow of his stepfather catches up to him and Bobby's world explodes into a grotesque nightmare. (imdb)
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Tender Loving Care (1997)
The Overtons were a happy couple, until their little daughter died in a car crash. Allison Overton can't cope with this, and still believes her little daughter is alive. A nurse is hired for her mental healing, but Kathleen Randolph has more in mind than just to heal Allison.... (imdb)
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Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where Ronnie lives and meets him, pretending that Ronnie is a great actor and that's why Giles admires him. (imdb)
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Contact (1997)
Jodie Foster stars as headstrong visionary astronomer Ellie Arroway in Contact, a drama of discovery, based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted astronomer Carl Sagan. (Warner Bros.)
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Bandyta (1997)
Bastard depicts the distress of needy children and the love of a nurse and a hard boiled criminal.
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Rob Roy (1995)
In the highlands of Scotland in the 1600s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future... (imdb)
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Saigon Baby (1995)
Desperation for a child prompts a British executive's (Douglas Hodge) wife (Kerry Fox) to submit to an illegal adoption scheme in Vietnam.
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Dead Man (1995)
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
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Wild Bill (1995)
Wild Bill Hickok, famed lawman and gunman of the Old West, is haunted by his past and his reputation. He is loved by, but cannot love, Calamity Jane. Dogging his trail is young Jack McCall, who blames Bill for abandoning the boy's mother and destroying her life. McCall has sworn to kill Bill, and Bill's ghosts, his failing eyesight, and his fondness for opium may make McCall's task easier. (imdb)
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Great Moments in Aviation (1994)
A young woman becomes involved with a man who not only may be an art thief, but a murderer.
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Monolith (1993)
Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this. (imdb)
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age... (imdb)
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Come to the Village of the Dogs, it's easy to find. Just follow the avenue of crutches and the prosthetic legs hanging from the trees. It's where the Virgin Mary keeps appearing in the sky. And the local Marquis' hobby is burying people alive, sometimes rescued by Ellic. Sometimes not! (imdb)
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King Ralph (1991)
As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English. (imdb)
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The Field (1990)
"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. But while no one in the village would dare bid against him, an American with deep pockets decides that he needs the field to build a highway. The Bull and his son decide to convince the American to give up bidding on the field, but things go horribly wrong. (imdb)
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Windprints (1990)
A South African video journalist is sent to neighboring Namibia to do a story on a man who has been going around and killing black laborers. The killer, Nhadiep, has an almost mythical status to both the white farmers and the black laborers with his ability to evade capture in the racially segregated country. (imdb)
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Resident Alien (1990)
At age 73, writer and melancholy master of the bon mot, Quentin Crisp became an Englishman in New York. We follow Crisp about the streets of Manhattan, where Crisp seems very much at home, wearing eye shadow, appearing on a makeshift stage, making and repeating wry observations, talking to John Hurt and dining with friends. Others who know Crisp comment on him, his life as an gay man, and his place in the history of gays' social struggle. The portrait that emerges is of one wit and of suffering. (imdb)
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Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)
In the 1980s, in a series of episodes, the British television investigative journalism programme, World in Action explored the case and discovered some disturbing information. The film Who Bombed Birmingham? is the backdrop story of the World in Action's efforts to undercover the facts about the case and the subsequent horrendous miscarriage of justice. (phoenixcinema.wordpress.com)
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Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817's Switzerland where he finds Dr Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries. (imdb)
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Scandal (1989)
An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom. Based on the real Profumo scandal of 1963. (imdb)
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Little Sweetheart (1989)
A criminal couple, hiding out in a remote property become the unwitting victims of a plot to blackmail them by the most unlikely of conspirators. (imdb)
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White Mischief (1988)
A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse races. She begins a torrid affair with one of the bon vivants, and her husband finds out and confronts them... (imdb)
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The Storyteller (1988)
An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog. (imdb)
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Vincent (1987)
This revealing documentary by Paul Cox takes you on a shattering journey through the life of a tortured Dutch genius -- Vincent van Gogh -- who became one of the most influential artists of modern history. Although he created 1,800 works during his decade-long career, van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime. The story of his turbulent, painful life is told through letters written to his brother Theo, which are eloquently read by John Hurt. (netflix)
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Spaceballs (1987)
Planet Spaceball's President Scroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
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From the Hip (1987)
Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of murder. (imdb)
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Aria (1987)
Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria. (imdb)
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Thames Film (1987)
This movie is an experimental documentary following the flow of the Thames out of London to the sea. It has a narration from John Hurt that takes the form of reading old manuscripts, books and news articles, and also a posthumous narration from poet TS Eliot reading from his own work, The Dry Salvages from the Four Quartets. (imdb)
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Jake Speed (1986)
When international slavers kidnap a young girl traveling Europe, her sister enlists Jake Speed, star of a series of successful pulp novels. Jake takes her on an adventure to find her sister, and she wonders if Jake is really the hero he says he is.
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The Black Cauldron (1985)
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diaboical tyrant can. (imdb)
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After Darkness (1985)
To salve his guilty conscience an elder brother removes his disturbed younger sibling from a mental institution after a suicide attempt and tries to bring him back to mental competency through one on one contact. Free of the institution he continues to be haunted by dreams of a lost twin and chants the eerie phrase "Do I stand before the king?" It is the elder brother that seems doomed to lose himself in his brother's insanity. (imdb)
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The Hit (1984)
Two hitmen are sent to Spain to pick up a man who's been hiding there for ten years and bring him to Paris to be executed. A sort of road movie ensues, in which the hitmen must face their own ineptitude and nothing goes as planned. (imdb)
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Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)
Poland is under communist rule. An exiled Polish theater director is in England, enthusiastically preparing an abstract play which will criticize the authoritarian Polish government. His sons might not share his political views, though.
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1984 (1984)
George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (imdb)
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Champions (1984)
The true story of Bob Champion (John Hurt), a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous recovery and goes on to win the 1981 Grand National steeple chase on the horse Aldaniti. (imdb)
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The Osterman Weekend (1983)
The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel (imdb)
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King Lear (1983)
King Lear (1983) - TV Movie
A made for TV version of the classic Shakespeare play about an elder king who must choose which of her daughters will inherit the throne, with disastrous consequences.
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Partners (1982)
Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather disturbing. Can an uptight heterosexual and a mousey homosexual form a meaningful relationship? (imdb)
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The Plague Dogs (1982)
Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague. (imdb)
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Night Crossing (1981)
Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story. (imdb)
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious... (imdb)
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The Elephant Man (1980)
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (imdb)
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Heaven
Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, and also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love (imdb)
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Alien (1979)
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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Crime and Punishment (1979)
Experience the gripping tale of pride, remorse, and redemption set among the 19th-century Russian working class in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. Two-time Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt stars in this moving BBC dramatization that brings to life the classic story of an antihero doomed by his misguided sense of intellectual moral authority. A former student with fierce and rational intellect, Raskolnikov feels that he is above the law and even capable of shedding blood without penalty. (amazon.com)
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The Shout (1978)
A traveller by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host. (imdb)
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle Earth. (imdb)
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Midnight Express (1978)
True story of a man who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into a barbaric prison (imdb)
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Watership Down (1978)
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. (imdb)
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Spectre (1977)
Spectre (1977) - TV Movie
Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian (Culp) recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton (Young) to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon (Bell), the sister of prominent British businessman Geoffrey Cyon (Villiers), believes her brother is dabbling in the black arts. In turn, Geoffrey claims that she is mentally unfit... (imdb)
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Three Dangerous Ladies (1977)
Three unrelated horror shorts from 1975 UK horror anthology series "Classics Dark and Dangerous" edited together into one horror film anthology with three segments. Each story features a woman who willingly or unwillingly spreads evil. (imdb)
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The Disappearance (1977)
Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organization to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance. (imdb)
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East of Elephant Rock (1977)
In 1948, a new British governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists. (imdb)
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I, Claudius (1976)
I, Claudius (1976) - TV Series
Follows the history of the Roman Empire, from the death of Marcellus to Claudius' own death. As Claudius narrates his life, we witness Augustus' attempts to find an heir, often foiled by his wife Livia who wants her son Tiberius to become emperor.
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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England. (imdb)
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Night of the Ghoul (1975)
Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father's missionary work there. Cushing fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race. (imdb)
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Little Malcolm (1974)
A mesmerising and furious performance from John Hurt is at the heart of this chillingly dark comedy about delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke. Financed by George Harrison, and based on the celebrated 1966 stage play by David Halliwell, the movie was filmed in 1974 on location in bleak, wintry Oldham. (BFI)
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The Pied Piper (1972)
Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. (imdb)
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Cry of the Penguins (1971)
Womanizing biologist studies life in colony of penguins. (imdb)
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10 Rillington Place (1971)
In postwar London, a young couple and their baby find a home in 10 Rillington Place, a so-so little flat whose downstairs neighbor, John Reginald Christie, is a little creepy. Unbeknownst to the pair, Christie has a history of killing women with gas and having sex with their dead bodies, and he has eyes for the young wife, Beryl Evans... (imdb)
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Before Winter Comes (1969)
Comedy set in a refugee camp in occupied Austria after World War II. A shrewd multi-lingual interpreter who mediates between Russian and British military brass enters into a friendly rivalry with British Major Giles Burnside, who is in charge of assigning the displaced persons into either the American or Russian zones. (imdb)
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Sinful Davey (1969)
Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of Argyll, among other feats. Unfortunately, he is handicapped by the fact that his childhood playmate Annie is equally determined to track him down and save his soul. (imdb)
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In Search of Gregory (1969)
Young Catherine Morelli (Julie Christie) who lives in Rome, goes to Geneva to find romance at her father's wedding. There she begins a near nymphomaniac pursuit of a mystery-fantasy man called Gregory (Michael Sarrazin). (imdb)
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The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
Alan, after quarreling with his girlfriend Sheila, becomes to be intrigued by Anna, a mysterious widow who's searching a sailor known many years before. Alan and Anna begin the search on board a yacht bound for Greece, but they don't find the sailor, while Louis de Mozambique, after a stop in Africa, joins the party and suggests that the sailor may never have existed other than in Anna's mind. (imdb)
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (imdb)
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This Is My Street (1964)
Margery Graham feels trapped living in a shabby suburban street with her lazy husband and small daughter. Harry, a slick salesman lodging with her mother, seduces her and then abandons her for her younger sister, Jinny. Margery's attempt at suicide brings Jinny to her senses. Harry is turned out, Jinny is reconciled with her boy-friend and Sid promises Margery better things for the future. (BFI)
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The Wild and the Willing (1962)
Harry Brown (Ian McShane) is a lower-class troublemaker at an upscale provincial university. He is brilliant but frequently drunk, and he constantly criticizes the elitism of his professors. Harry becomes the reluctant protégé of Professor Chown (Paul Rogers), who sees the boy's potential and hopes to tame him. Harry soon abandons his girlfriend Josie (Samantha Eggar) for a fling with Chown's wife Virginia (Virginia Maskell), a woman who frequently fools around with her husband's students. (AllMovie)
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