by Miss_Chievous | created - 16 May 2015 | updated - 08 Oct 2016 | Public

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1. Not Necessarily the News (1982–1990)


An offbeat look at current events, often by dubbing over news video with farcical commentary.

Stars: Anne Bloom, Danny Breen, Lucy Webb, Mitchell Laurance

Votes: 389

2. Deluge (1933)

70 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer, Matt Moore

Votes: 315

3. Dark Enemy (1984)

82 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After a nuclear war, a group of children at an isolated farmhouse debate what the outside world might be like. Soon one of them leaves the house to investigate, and finds out that things aren't the way they thought.

Director: Colin Finbow | Stars: David Haig, Douglas Storm, Martin Laing, Chris Chescoe

Votes: 48

4. The Killing Edge (1984)

90 min | Sci-Fi

In a post-nuclear-war wasteland, a man searches for his family while trying to avoid deadly killer robots.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bill French, Paul Ashe, Juliette Grassby, Francis Howard

Votes: 33

5. Operation Ganymed (1977 TV Movie)

118 min | Sci-Fi

A spaceship returns to Earth after several years of space exploration and finds it desolate. Landing in what they believe is Mexico, the crew decides to travel north, and try to find out ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Erler | Stars: Horst Frank, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow, Uwe Friedrichsen

Votes: 312

6. Orion's Belt (1985)

PG | 87 min | Action, Thriller

A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.

Directors: Ola Solum, Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Hans Ola Sørlie, Kjersti Holmen

Votes: 1,927

7. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

When a scientist threatens to detonate a powerful bomb in the heart of London, Scotland Yard has just seven days to find him before it is too late.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

Votes: 1,369

8. Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (1988)

48 min | Comedy

When a nuclear war hits Melbourne, Australia, we find that there's more than one way to survive in the fallout - why sit around wasting what air's left when there's time now to get loose and dance?

Director: Ray Boseley | Stars: Rob Howard, Nique Needles, Polly Croke, Daniel Lillford

Votes: 68

9. When the Wind Blows (1986)

Not Rated | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston, James Russell

Votes: 9,351 | Gross: $0.01M

10. The Nightmare Man (1981– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A lonely Scottish island is stalked by a brutal killer who may be from another world...

Stars: James Warwick, Celia Imrie, Maurice Roëves, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 156

11. Follow That Horse! (1960)

80 min | Comedy

A race horse swallows a microfilm, sought after by the major superpower spy agencies.

Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: David Tomlinson, Cecil Parker, Richard Wattis, Mary Peach

Votes: 9

12. SOS Pacific (1959)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Due to an accident, a seaplane operated by a small airline company ditches off an island in the Pacific and the surviving passengers must find a way to be rescued.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, John Gregson, Eva Bartok

Votes: 258

13. One Night Stand (1984)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Tyler Coppin, Cassandra Delaney, Jay Hackett, Saskia Post

Votes: 150

14. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 6,526

15. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 9,187 | Gross: $1.06M

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Alas, Babylon (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Dana Andrews, Robert Crawford Jr., Judith Evelyn, Gina Gillespie

Votes: 33

17. Ladybug Ladybug (1963)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Jane Connell, William Daniels, James Frawley, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 668

18. Every Day's a Holiday (1937)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

At the turn of the century, a con woman finds herself in trouble with the law while dealing with multiple suitors.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth, Charles Winninger

Votes: 212

19. Red Alert (1977 TV Movie)

95 min | Thriller

A computer at a nuclear power plant malfunctions and receives erroneous information of a radiation leak. It seals off the compound, trapping the crew inside.

Director: William Hale | Stars: William Devane, Michael Brandon, Adrienne Barbeau, Ralph Waite

Votes: 182

20. Survivor (1987)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An astronaut travels across the post apocalyptic Earth in search of an underground city.

Director: Michael Shackleton | Stars: Christopher Mayer, Richard Moll, Sue Kiel, Richard Haines

Votes: 195

21. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,859

22. Ghost Stories for Christmas (2000– )

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Horror legend Christopher Lee hosts and narrates a series of four half hour ghost stories all based on stories by M.R. James. 'The Stalls of Barchester', 'The Ash Tree', 'Number 13' and 'A ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter White, Matthew Wheatley, Tony Slater

Votes: 177

23. A View from a Hill (2005 TV Short)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Drama, Horror

In fact Dr Fanshawe is not on holiday. As an archaeologist, he has been engaged by the squire to catalogue a private collection of local artefacts.

Director: Luke Watson | Stars: Mark Letheren, Pip Torrens, David Burke, Simon Linnell

Votes: 434

24. Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Horror

After placing his ailing wife Alice (Gemma Jones) in a care home elderly academic James Parkin (Sir John Hurt) goes to stay at a wintry out-of-season hotel which they used to visit together... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: John Hurt, Gemma Jones, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Thompson

Votes: 591

25. What Remains (2013)

TV-MA | 240 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A young couple move into an apartment only to find the body of a young woman that had been missing for 2 years but never registered as missing which leads to a deeper investigation into what actually happened.

Stars: Alexander Arnold, Denise Gough, Lisa Millett, David Threlfall

Votes: 2,821

27. The Stone Tape (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates

Votes: 1,161

29. Melody Club (1949)

67 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

A nitwit investigator goes undercover in a restaurant to catch a gang of crooks.

Directors: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Gwyneth Vaughan, Michael Balfour, Len Lowe

Votes: 39

30. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

In World War II, a failed British Officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 660

31. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,267

32. Brothers in Law (1957)

94 min | Comedy

Roger Thursby is just starting out as a barrister, full of ideals, but he is a bit too keen for his fellow lawyers.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Henry B. Longhurst, Edith Sharpe, Ian Carmichael, Henry Hewitt

Votes: 301

33. Happy Is the Bride (1958)

84 min | Comedy

In a quiet summer corner of Wiltshire that is forever England, David and Janet decide to tie the knot. Unfortunately this is the cue for everyone else to take over proceedings, to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Cecil Parker, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 69

34. Operation Snatch (1962)

83 min | Comedy, War

Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Sanders, Lionel Jeffries, Jocelyn Lane

Votes: 41

35. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

G | 135 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

Directors: Henry Levin, George Pal | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $14.17M

36. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)

106 min | Action, Comedy

In this spoof of spy films, CIA agent, Kelly, is in Rio De Janeiro spying on a wealthy industrialist, David Ardonian, who secretly plans to turn the world sterile and repopulate it with his harem. UK spy, Susan Fleming, helps Kelly.

Directors: Henry Levin, Dino Maiuri | Stars: Mike Connors, Dorothy Provine, Raf Vallone, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 230

37. Arabella (1967)

M | 88 min | Comedy

Virna Lisi is at her peak using her womanly wiles to seduce Terry-Thomas (in multiple roles) to aid her debt-ridden grandmother, Dame Margaret Rutherford.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Virna Lisi, James Fox, Margaret Rutherford, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 84

38. Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

During a blackout, a New York executive crosses paths with a Broadway actress and her husband.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Doris Day, Robert Morse, Terry-Thomas, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 763 | Gross: $7.99M

39. 2000 Years Later (1969)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A satirical film on fads in the US. A TV host on a late night show tries to convince his televiewers that they should return to Rome and Roman ways. Depicts in a semi-realistic manner what ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Tenzer | Stars: Terry-Thomas, Edward Everett Horton, Pat Harrington Jr., Lisa Seagram

Votes: 25

40. Arthur? Arthur! (1969)

GP | 94 min | Comedy

The inventor of sure-fire failures leads such an abysmal life that he creates a second identity that of a dashing, debonair womaniser.

Director: Samuel Gallu | Stars: Shelley Winters, Donald Pleasence, Terry-Thomas, Tammy Grimes

Votes: 13

41. 12 + 1 (1969)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy

Young philanderer inherits 13 ratty antique chairs and decides to sell them off to get some money. Later he learns that one of them contains jewels worth a lot of money, so he begins an ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Sharon Tate, Orson Welles, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 389

42. Side by Side (1975)

84 min | Comedy, Music

Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Humphries, Stephanie De Sykes, Billy Boyle, Dave Mount

Votes: 41

44. Spanish Fly (1976)

R | 86 min | Comedy

On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds himself once again penniless. Since the disreputable Sir Percy isn't exactly willing to work for a living, this means he must ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Terry-Thomas, Graham Armitage, Nadiuska

Votes: 164

45. Dr. Coppelius (1966)

G | 88 min | Fantasy

Film based on the ballet 'Coppelia'.

Director: Ted Kneeland | Stars: Walter Slezak, Claudia Corday, Caj Selling, Eileen Elliott

Votes: 125